Faith Up Don’t Give Up
By Yedidah Spann
Faith Up Don’t Give Up is a strong dose of motivation, inspiration and hope for your morning, afternoon or evening. It's like a shot of espresso or a warmed cup of green tea with a dose of 🔥 motivation It's a pep talk to help you shift your thoughts, stand in confidence and boldly leap toward into your new and next. Wherever you are, is just as important as where you are going. How you choose to show up makes all the difference in the world.
Let's get thriving!
Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Let's get thriving!
Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
It's okay to be imperfectly perfected!
Today, I decided to record outside with the wind bustling through the trees and the acorns falling. I've reached a place in my life where I'm okay with being imperfectly perfect. Sure I love operating in excellence, but I have learned to give myself some grace and show up anyway. I want you to be there too. Social media has attempted to dictate what worth, true happiness and prestige is. So many are wondering when will my life be picture perfect too? But should the success barometer be based solely on wealth or what appears to be the “American Dream.” All depends on whose doing the dreaming. Wealth is more than finances, but also a mindset of contentmentent, hope and faith. Wealth is relationships where you feel valued, seen and heard by people who genuinely love you. Our lives and value were never to be based on a snapshot of someone else's happiness. “I'm me in the moment.” In the sad and happy moments; in the celebratory and temporary moments of seeming defeat, it's still me. I have learned God has been and is with me in those moments even when I wondered, “Why is this happening?” He was with me when I was leaping for joy. He was with me at the birth of my child and with me when I cried knowing I would have to raise her for a time as a solo mom. He's the same God in moments of joyful crescendos and temporary disbelief from trauma and tragedy. It all matters. Nope it wasn't “perfect.” God never said it would be. But you and I get to show up in a world that screams elitism and say “I’m valuable. I'm worth being in whatever space I occupy, and I'm imperfectly perfected. Yes, I belong here too.” I enjoyed recording this for you outside with the wind blowing and all. If your tuning in for first time or not go ahead and give a follow to be in the know of new content and more. It's a podcast where I share powerful vulnerable moments. Because I truly believe the world would be a better place if we learned to celebrate people in each part of their journey. As a woman of faith I know the Lord spent time with those who celebrated and he was also there with those who were cast down. We all matter. So, don't let the social media snippets cause you to compare where you are now. Sometimes you may have to shut it down. You've got other things to do :-). That was the Life Coach coming out. Feel free to take the self-help mini course on my link tree. So glad I was blessed to create it for you. The course will challenge your thinking and cause you to celebrate ever moment of your journey because every part of your journey matters. Here's to celebrating more perfectly imperfect moments. Thanks for listening.
November 27, 2022
I will not let my emotions overtake me! You can do this!
In this episode I want to wake something up inside of you that gives you permission to change everything that tries to hold you back. What are your thoughts saying? What are your emotions doing? Do you feel empowered and if not what will you do to change it? Don't settle. You were born with greatness inside of you, with God's DNA. Let me share a true story of when I was settling for a toxic relationship. One day God let me know I was settling and basically to stop it. Lol Yes we talk like that. He reminded me that I am royalty. Yet, I had to accept it in order to live from a better place. I want you to take some time and start to journal your feelings. Don't let them rule you. Take your power back and go for everything you have been called to do and be.
November 15, 2022
Who are you? The day God told me I am royalty.
Ever felt tremendously discouraged. I did and I can never forget how God spoke to me. What He said challenged my limited thinking. Me God? But I'm broken. How can I be royalty? Let me share this with you, your identity comes from God. Not man, not your bank account and not the likes and dislikes on social media. It doesn't come from the bullies or even from negative thoughts about yourself tossed to you by the enemy. The entire phrase was, " You are royalty and don't you settle for less." I want you to know who you are and accept it even when others feel otherwise. Forgive them and stand in the truth. You are Designer's Original. You are Royalty. Don't settle for less.
September 21, 2022
A Message to the Wounded
Have you ever been in a room full of people, yet felt totally alone? Or ever wanted to scream “Can’t you see I'm hurting?” I think we've all been there. Is like to encourage you and know life can get very interesting sometimes. But, don't give up. Somehow there is strength in the rough spots. It comes from God. I've learned to take all of my burdens to the Lord. They are just too much for me to carry. What about you? What do you do in difficult times? I pray this episode encourages you. Take a listen.
August 14, 2022
How to deal with the sadness and start moving forward.
I want you to know it’s okay to experience sadness, but to also find ways to deal with prolonged emotional distress. You see, sometimes our emotions erupt like a can of hot soda. It’s not that your mad about the toilet seat being left up. Instead, your angry because you simply want to be heard. It’s not that your upset that the children won’t go to sleep, it’s that you feel like you want to be in control of how you raise them. You want to be respected. Usually it’s not the last emotion that causes overwhelming emotions. There’s something else underneath the surface that is saying, “Hey, I’m still here. Let’s pay attention to this.” Let’s have a little coaching and encouragement session. I want to motivate you to shift your mindset and emotions. We’ll do an exercise to help move you forward in this area. It’s going to be pretty helpful. So grab your pen, paper or alternate writing tool. You can do this with God. Let’s get started. Help me share this message of hope with others by sharing it with your network. You never know who might need it. Here’s the link to the book I was referring to. It’s called “Don’t give up.” https://awesound.com/faithyedidahspann
August 05, 2022
You will not fall. You will not fail.
I’d like to share a message of hope and inspiration with you. I think we can safely say the world is in a very interesting place. Grief, job loss and financial deficit along with uncertainty can cause you to feel very unsure. It can be easy to wonder if God sees you personal struggles. He does. I know this on a personal note. During the most intense moments of my life, God never abandoned me. Instead those moments were used to increase my faith and show me of God’s undeniable love, grace and power. May the grace of God sustain you and give you peace.
August 01, 2022
Vulnerability, intentionality and faith
Today I interacted with two business owners who shared their need to pause and to reflect on their strengths. I had to go into their DM’s and let them know how much their post resonated with me. In this works of filters and fluff which is nice for entertainment, there are moments you need to step away from it all and celebrate and embrace those vulnerable moments. Mostly, embracing God in the midst of those moments makes all of the difference in the world. Grab a cup of tea and some tissues. Let’s sit and talk.
July 28, 2022
They can’t cancel you.
There's so much reality tv and social media happening until some believe they can cancel your destiny, like they cancel a sitcom. Actually it's the enemy and it's not true. When the God of the universe and Heaven is on your side nothing can stop you. Nothing can stop you! I want you to learn to say, “Victory is my name.”
June 30, 2022
How to tackle self-sabotaging belief & behavior with faith
If you’ve ever encountered a significant loss or traumatic event it’s easy to find yourself dealing with tough emotions. This happens, but when those emotions turn into self-sabotaging belief and behavior we have to do something to heal and move forward. It may not happen overnight but faith in God can certainly help you through it. Listen chat.
June 10, 2022
You can recover!
Today I’ve been sharing my personal journey through narc abuse and how being intentional about my healing is helping my recovery. I know we don’t always get to pause with life, parenting, business and so on. But you owe it to yourself to heal and to be empowered for more in life. Pardon the paper turning, this mic is stronger than I thought, but this was too good to delete:-). Leave me a comment and let me know what part resonates with you.
June 05, 2022
Don’t quit in the middle. Flip it.
One thing I have learned is there is a purpose to every season. Sometimes we are laughing, sometimes crying. Here's the thing absolutely nothing takes God by surprise. He knows about your WHOLE life. The struggles have made me stronger and increased my faith. How about you? Stopping by to say “Don’t give up in the middle. Flip it. Write a book. Make a course. Coach someone through the tough moments. Write a song, but don't waste the valuable lessons you have learned. Maybe it's time to flip it.
May 18, 2022
Stepping into new things
Ever knew it was time to step into something new? What held you back? You owe it to God and yourself to use those gifts. Don't hold back. Step forward.
May 15, 2022
Empowered by God!
Have you plugged into the power source today? I see God as a power source. Feeling tired and depleted? Plug in. Needing.to accomplish an important task? Plug in. Needing to speak up when you'd rather not? Plug in. You don't have to do it all by yourself. Plug in.
April 27, 2022
It’s okay not to be okay. Faith and vulnerability.
Today, I punched the punching bag super hard and super fast. Guess what it felt great. I wept today. I needed to. I thought about the past few years and the challenges that increased my faith while stretching me at the same time. Sometimes, you need a moment. We all do. It’s okay to feel vulnerable. I am many things to many people, but one thing I am not is a super hero .🙂 How about you? How are you doing i all that has happened in the world. Listen in.
April 04, 2022
Getting rid of fear and procrastination.
Here’s what I found out, fear and procrastination are family. Don’t let them come to visit and stunt your progress. You’ve got things to do. Shift your mindset. Shift your life.
March 09, 2022
How do you see yourself? It matters.
We live in a world where people are super opinionated. It’s up to you to choose to accept what is healthy communication and refute what is not. How do you see yourself? It’s important to learn what God says about you. As you and I embrace the truth and realize God refers to us as royalty, we can embrace this truth and live an empowered life. Let’s talk about this.
March 08, 2022
The caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Keep going.
Most people don’t celebrate the caterpillar. They can’t see any worth in that stage. Neither do they celebrate the chrysalis stage, when the caterpillar is going through a severe metamorphosis. It’s not until it presses through the process and become a butterfly that it is celebrated. Yet, every part of the journey is necessary for survival. Your journey may be difficult at times. Your faith muscles may be stretched until you feel uncomfortable, but keep going. This is only part of your journey. There’s so much more.
March 07, 2022
Between here and there
Tonight I decided to read to you from my book “Don’t give up” chapter 13 “Between Here and There.” After listening to the replay I noticed the playback had some background noise. I decided not to re-record it, because there are imperfect moments and people who are yet valuable. So I decided to leave it up because the message is valuable. Let me share a few golden nuggets with you. It's time to faith Up!
January 06, 2022
Can’t stop won’t stop
Let me motivate you to keep on pushing forward. As parents and even business owners we don't get a pass. We are responsible for making it happen. That task and dream won't happen on their own. How are you showing up for your purpose, family and business? Let's go!
January 02, 2022
Choosing to stand with faith, in a world that want you to sit in despair.
I just had to get this word out to you, like now. It’s one of your favorite MomPreneurs and Motivational Soeakers👋🙂 sharing hope, inspiration, motivation with a little flame to spark your enthusiasm. The world is trying to get you to shut up and shut down. Don’t do it. Chose life. Choose to stand in faith and don’t give up!
December 21, 2021
Sometimes you wonder about this journey called life. I say when life gets tough, pray and faith up. Realize just because things may be difficult it doesn’t mean you are forsaken. Let’s talk about this.
November 21, 2021
Give yourself some grace
We all need a little grace. When things don't go as planned it's not the end. Sometimes it's actually the beginning of new and better. It's time to faith up. Take a listen.
September 07, 2021
I will be with you
Can you believe how I started singing to you in this episode. I love this song. It’s by Richard Smallwood. God doesn’t leave you in the difficulty. Trust Him and let your faith take you to new heights in God. Pardon the popping. Tried using my earphones.
August 28, 2021
I believe we have all had a time when we wanted to give up. But you have things to do. Don’t let the naysayers stop you. Don’t throw in the towel, because of a temporary setback. Keep going. Let’s talk about it.
August 26, 2021
I was crushed. Here's how I made it through that difficult season
Let me encourage you. In this episode I share about two very difficult moments I faced. One was the death of my mother and the other when my heart was broken from a difficult relationship. God helped me to forgive, heal and overcome the depression, anxiety and even grief. The process can be major, but somehow God’s love, provision and grace were found in the most difficult challenges. He didn’t abandon me, just like He doesn’t abandon you. I will refer to chapter 4 of my book “Don’t Give Up” where a caterpillar experiences a magnificent transformation after it almost loses it all only to be transformed after the transition. I’ve done many podcast episodes on different platforms, but this one almost had me clapping and cheering. You can make it friend. You can rise above every storm and you can achieve great things. So come one let’s faith up!
August 15, 2021
Faith Will Get You Through It!
The process is not always easy. Choosing to have faith over fear is a huge part of the plan. How are you faithing up today? Whatever you face, faith will get you through it! Let’s talk about it. Faith up don’t give up!
August 13, 2021
You may be afraid to get out there, but your gifts weren’t made to be hidden
Ever feel like a caterpillar in a chrysalis? The thing is there comes a time when the caterpillar has to emerge. It can’t stay in the chrysalis any longer. Why? Because after the process there is transformation. As a matter of fact, it’s no longer a caterpillar after all it has gone through, it’s a butterfly. This is why we don’t quit in the middle. There is more to your story than the pain you have experienced. There is an “After.” Yes, I’ve said this before, but here’s a reminder for you to keep pressing. You will have to do something different. You may think it’s too big of a plan or vision, it may feel intimidating, but if God says “Go” you have to “Go.” Faith up friends. Let’s talk about this. #transformation #empowerment #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #dontgiveup #domestictraumacoach #personaldevelopmentcoach #motivationalspeaker
May 25, 2021
How to faith your day with faith and determination
You will never have another opportunity at this day. How will you show up? What will you do to impact everyone and everything around you? When you Faith Up you are making a choice to trust God, even when life is “interesting.” You have to encourage yourself and seize the day. You don't give up. You don't quit. You rise up, even after you've crumbled to the ground. Faith is not feelings. Faith is knowing God can bring you through everything. It's looking for answers even when there are none in sight. It's believing for better and showing up for you and others. Thanks for tuning in. I reference my book “Don’t Give Up” in this episode. Chapter 14 speaks about resilience. You will need it. You can get the audiobook here: www.payhip.com/yedidahwrites Remember Faith Up, Don’t Give Up. Let's get into this episode. Thanks for tuning in. Feel free to share.
April 14, 2021
Use your voice
Did you know the human voice at right frequency has the potential to shatter glass? What about your voice? What things can you break when you speak up? How many people are waiting to hear how you made it. Use your voice. Make some noise.
March 31, 2021
Choosing to be courageous
We all have to make choices every day. Despite what you may face choose to be courageous.
March 30, 2021
Ever felt like giving up? Please don't. You must always remember you are not alone. Here's how to faith up when life is challenging.
March 24, 2021
When Everyone Clears Out, God Doesn’t
Ever been in the “Clear?” If you have, it’s no fun. You may even ask, “Why does everyone clear out when I need them most?” Let’s talk about this.
March 20, 2021
Yes! I'm on Anchor! Welcome to Faith Up!
How exciting my first podcast on Anchor! I did it! I want to talk to you about the importance of "faithing up." Truthfully, I don't know if I could have come this far without faith. Not in me, but in God! There's just no way. Oh yes, I do a live podcast simply because I want you to know there are times things just won't be perfect, but that shouldn't stop you. So, if I drop a pen or you hear a car horn, we'll just keep going. Keep moving forward no matter what. It's time to Faith Up! Welcome!
February 03, 2021
Ever wondered what faith up is all about? Well, look no further. Here you go.
February 02, 2021