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Beyond the Matrix with Shavon Smith

Beyond the Matrix with Shavon Smith

By Shavon Smith
Welcome to Beyond the Matrix hosted by Pastor, Author, CEO, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist, Shavon Smith. In each episode, Shavon offers Kingdom principles delivered to the audience in a practical way. To learn more about Shavon Smith and her ministry, visit
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Deal With The Root!

Beyond the Matrix with Shavon Smith

I Am A Finisher
Life has a tendency of making you feel discouraged, sometimes so much that it takes your focus off what you are called to do.  You cannot get comfortable where you are because there are people that need what you have started!  Life is going to happen and obstacles will come your way but that can not stop you! The time is now for you to go and finish what you started long ago. This is the season of the Finisher!  
April 27, 2022
No More Broken Bones
If you don’t break the cycle, the cycle will break you! To do what you are called to with maximum impact, you must make a cautious decision and be very intentional in breaking cycles. It is time for you to declare it is time to move forward.  Remember it is still going to work for your good because you are called according to God’s purpose!
April 20, 2022
Deal With The Root!
We judge ourselves and others, but we never take the time to figure out why. We always deal with the surface and manifestation but never the root of it all. God judges us because of what’s in our hearts. That’s where the root is. Whatever is in the root is how the fruit is grown.  The root is always underground and not seen on the surface.  The root is powerful because that’s where the nutrients come from. The root is the foundation and when you cut the root it kills the foundation but if you leave the root, it bears fruit.  You must go back and inspect the fruit when it’s unhealthy, unpleasant, and does not reflect God’s character. Sometimes you may have to cut the root and replant it the right way. Ask yourself, what caused you to respond in this manner? When you go back to the root, you’re able to understand the manifestation and then you will know how to deal with the fruit and how it was birthed.
April 13, 2022
You can not control this season!
Do you operate in a spirit of control?  When you operate in a spirit of control it says to the Father that we don’t trust Him.  You must relinquish total control. You must surrender and yield to God’s power and authority.  When you surrender that means you let go and you are saying that you submit to God’s vision.  Every time we put our hands on the situation and manipulate things to go the way we think it should, we are pushing God out of where He belongs!  Control manifests in stress, headaches, and pain! The Father is a jealous God and He doesn’t want any other thing to take what belongs to Him. Ask the Father to teach you how to trust Him for everything and doubt Him for nothing. You have to get to a place where you can say God, I trust the plan You have for my life.
April 06, 2022
It's Go Time!!!
Life has a tendency of making you feel complacent, sometimes so much that you may think about throwing in the towel and calling it quits. You cannot get comfortable where you are because there is still work for you to do!  The time is now for you to go and be the hands and feet of God here on the earth.   The Father has commissioned you to take your place in prayer, intercession, and integrity! IT'S GO TIME!!!! Romans 13:11 (KJV) And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
March 30, 2022
The Spirit Of The Lord Is Upon Me
The spirit of the Lord is upon you and the Father has called you to great works! You do not have to wait for the sanctioning of man to walk fully in what He has called you to do. Accept yourself. The sooner you accept your calling and walk in who God has called you to be, the sooner you can fully walk in your assignment and purpose.  To be effective, you must be confident! To have an impact, you must be sure. You have been commissioned to fulfill an assignment. No more making excuses for your greatness! Your answer will always be the spirit of the Lord is on me!
March 23, 2022
Rejoice when others are winning..your time is coming!!!
When you push and celebrate others with a pure heart, God will honor that posture and it will create opportunities for Him to open doors for you.  The Bible says rejoice with them that do rejoice (Romans 12:15, KJV).  I want to encourage you to push others, encourage others, sow into others, and find out what you can do because the same thing you do for somebody else God will ensure you reap those seeds for your own life. In this season be intentional with sowing seeds of celebrations, seeds of kindness, and sowing seeds of servanthood. Be mindful that you may not reap the blessing from the same person you sowed into, but the Bible says you reap what you sow!
March 09, 2022
How To Break Away From Toxic Relationships
 Often, we are in relationships with people who are not good to us and not good for us but continue to keep ourselves tied to that person because we don’t realize that person is toxic!  A person that is toxic is venomous, dangerous, controlling, harmful, unsafe, adverse and manipulative. Forget about blackmailing, break that relationship and tell them you will not be held hostage by your past any longer.  If they want to tell it, tell them to go ahead and tell it!  You will not stay in a toxic, unhealthy relationship any longer…BE FREE!!!
March 02, 2022
Can you handle being elevated?
We are in the season of elevation! While elevation is exciting, I want you to understand it also comes with warfare. There is a different level of warfare when you are being elevated in the Lord. The higher you go in elevation your lifestyle must change! The higher you go in elevation, the higher in prayer and worship you must go. Remember elevation comes with a greater demand and greater responsibility. The way you handle your elevation will qualify you for more. Because Jesus handled His elevation process with humility, He now sits beside His Father. Though the elevation caused Him great embarrassment, it glorified Him, and it has given Him a name above every name! I want you to remember that though it will cause pain, exposure, and persecution, it also comes with blessings! HANDLE YOUR ELEVATION WELL!!!
February 23, 2022
Not Just Living But LIBERATED
As you go through life, I want you to enjoy your journey! Do not dwell on failed relationships, unmet goals, or ideas that were never brought into fruition.  Be determined to do better and walk in liberation! Don’t just live, live a life of freedom! In this new season, you will not be bound by emotional and mental turmoil. The enemy wants you to stay in a place of bondage. To be liberated means to be free from anything that limits your thoughts or behaviors. I declare today that you are free and you will do the works of the Lord. No more being stuck or repeating toxic cycles. You are liberated in Jesus’ Name!
February 16, 2022
The Hand of God is on your Life
Although you may feel as if you are alone while going through a season of warfare, I want to encourage you by saying you are never alone.  God is always with you! You have become a threat to the enemy because you are a world changer and the enemy's sole purpose is to kill, steal and destroy!  You can not allow the enemy to use your opposition to stop you from executing your purpose.  Remember no weapon that is formed by the enemy will prosper!! The hand of GOD is on your LIFE! 
February 09, 2022
Prayer Must Be PRIORITY!
In this new year, we must commit to developing a consistent prayer life. When we are prepared by prayer, we are equipped to stand against any attacks that may come from the enemy. It is God's desire that we return back to the posture of prayer. When we pray what God has deposited within us, He will honor those prayers. Prayer is our first line of defense... Prayer has to be our PRIORITY!! 
January 05, 2022
Fight for your Family
For the New Year, it is God's desire for us to work on rebuilding and implementing sanctity back into FAMILY. The enemy can not and will not have have our families. Your family is worth you fighting for. If you fight for your family, God will fight for you. 
December 29, 2021
Prepared for Promotion
God is setting you up for a major promotion! You have endured some pain and have found yourself in a pit, but it has all been a part of the plan that God has for your life. Everything that you have endured has been preparatory to help ensure you are able to handle your promotion with humility and integrity. It is how you have handled your crisis that determined if you were really ready for this elevation. YOU ARE PREPARED FOR THIS PROMOTION!
December 15, 2021
Watch Your Mouth
Do you know how much power lies in the words that you speak? What you declare out of your mouth is what you shall have. You must be careful about your choice of words and ensure that what you say aligns with what God says. No longer speak things that go against what God has planned for your life. WATCH YOUR MOUTH and you will see the blessings manifest from what you have spoken.
December 09, 2021
How to Act When God is Silent
There will be times in your Christian journey that will seem like GOD has abandoned you or turned a deaf ear to your cry. In those times, it is important to trust the integrity of GOD. Know that even though GOD is silent, it does not mean that He's not speaking! Trust what God has said to you before!
December 01, 2021
Stop Running From God
Many of you run from the assignment that God has given you because you feel like the task is too BIG! You’ve ran long enough! God has need of you!!!! It is now time to stop running and say YES!! There are people that are waiting on you to OBEY GOD!!!
November 24, 2021
Turn Your Prison Into Your Prayer Room
Many times we allow our problems to stop us from praising our Father in Heaven. It’s in those times of trouble that our praises and our prayers should become more intense. The harder the enemy fights us, the harder we need to go after GOD! Don’t allow your personal prison to shut up your prayers.. instead turn your prison into your very own prayer room.
November 17, 2021
You Are Great, Stop Fighting It
You are graced for Greatness, so you must stop running. Continuously wrestling with the fact that you are a world changer must end. You no longer can allow fear to hinder your purpose. You were chosen. It's time to get over yourself! YOU ARE GREAT… stop trying to fight it!
November 10, 2021
You Are Being Tested in the Area of Forgiveness
Are you holding on to the hurt and pain of an offense committed against you? It is time for you to FORGIVE them and exonerate them from the offense. Harboring unforgiveness causes bitterness in your heart and hinders you and your ability to move forward. Lay down the weight of unforgiveness and release that person of the debt! You are being tested in the area of FORGIVENESS and you MUST pass this test!
November 03, 2021
Go the Distance
Life has a tendency of knocking the wind out of you sometimes, so much that you may think about throwing in the towel and calling it quits. In order to win, you must endure and GO THE DISTANCE. Quitting should never be an option. You may have to slow down, you may even have to walk a bit, but you must finish the race. The blessing is not given to the person who moves the fastest nor is it given to the person that is the strongest, but the blessing is given to the one that will GO THE DISTANCE.
October 27, 2021
Don’t Allow Your Pain to Cause You to Miss the Point
There are situations that you may have encountered in life that have caused so much pain that you now want to throw in the towel and claim defeat. Today, I encourage you to KEEP GOING! Pain is never permanent, it’s main purpose is to prepare you for GREATER! Don’t allow the pain of your situation to cause you to miss what God is extracting from your life!
October 19, 2021
You Are Too Close to Get Distracted!
When you are on your God-given assignment, the enemy will come to try and distract you from completing that very assignment. You cannot disqualify yourself by becoming distracted by the enemies’ tactics, you must keep moving forward! God will give you everything that you need to withstand any distraction. YOU ARE TOO CLOSE… DON’T GET DISTRACTED NOW!
October 12, 2021
God Has Changed Your Plans
So often we make plans on WHAT we want to accomplish, HOW we are going to achieve it and WHEN we want to obtain it, but God comes and disrupts everything because we never consulted Him! When God changes our plans to align with His, we will always receive GREATER results! His ways are not our ways, yet His plans are ALWAYS greater than our plans!
October 06, 2021
Trusted with Transition
Some of the scariest moments we encounter in life are the periods of TRANSITION; however, those are the very moments that are necessary to experience something NEW, something GREATER. It is in those periods of TRANSITION that we must fully trust God and maintain our faith. God trusts us and has designed us for these very moments and if God can trust us, then we should definitely be able to trust Him.
September 21, 2021
Who Are You Listening To?
There are so many voices that desire your attention and are competing for your loyalty. And though you strive to do the “right thing”, those competing voices can make the “right thing” become very unclear. You will find yourself making decisions that do not bring peace because you are unsure if you have made the correct decision. You must ask yourself “WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO” to ensure that you find peace in your decision and not condemnation and uncertainties.
September 14, 2021
You First!
Often times, we carry the burden of guilt when it comes to taking time for ourselves. We tend to feel that it is wrong and selfish, but the truth of the matter is, if we do not care for ourselves then we will become ineffective in the lives of others. I want to encourage you to learn the POWER OF NO and the POWER OF REST!
September 06, 2021
Seize the Moment
Today's episode is all about SEIZING THE MOMENT. Oftentimes, we miss life-altering opportunities that are presented to us because of fear and insecurities. I encourage you to overcome those fears and any obstacles that may have kept you stagnant by grasping your moments with force and confidence. This is your season of no more missed moments!  Enjoy! Please feel free to share your thoughts.  Text Me! 844.580.2302
August 17, 2021