Are you really desperate for change that you would do anything to breakthrough that situation? Are you just sick and tired of the same old thing happening over and over again? Does it feel like you are going around the same mountain of a never-ending circumstance–crying out when Lord will this end? I understand! I’ve been there time and time again through out my life when I got sick and tired of being sick and tired of the condition. I’ve been on a journey in which I shared with you on December 5, 2016 that I had had enough of staying in a job in which I was at the cap of my salary. My company was taken over by a contract agency and there went having no benefits, no vacations, no sick time accrual! What incentive was there for working. In fact my hours had significantly dropped from full-time to part-time. It was definitely time to go y’all! But I held onto that dry place UNTIL I planted the seed in the atmosphere at our 6:00 a.m. prayer on the day before that I wanted to be DONE with that job by December 31, 2016. And I was released the next day by my manager with the choice of drawing unemployment or working part-time with no guarantee of hours. It was a no-brainer. I left!

So fast forward it’s been a year and two months since I left my job as a Speech Pathologist of 28 years. When I look back, yes the job was very rewarding but I definitely don’t miss the politics. I’m on a mission and pursuing my passion as an author. While many would wallow in self-pity and despair after a sudden layoff, I chose to celebrate—realizing that the one closed door opened many doors to various opportunities. I’ve been able to have the freedom and flexibility to write a faith-based inspirational book, co-author an anthology, and will have a children’s book paired with a coloring book released during Spring 2018. I’ve been in an academy since October 2017 with Income Strategist Nicole Walters, who is assisting me in building my small business and brand.

But still, I sense there is more that I need to do in moving forward. I look around and am not satisfied with where I am right now. I want to be better. I want to continue to grow and learn. I’m hungry for more of God. I want to see healing take place in the relationships that I have with my siblings. I want to love more on this year. I want to see more love and peace in this nation. So what do you do when you are desperate to see a change in you and or your surroundings? I’m glad you asked?

It’s time to FAST and PRAY through until you achieve breakthrough, healing, or deliverance with that problem. “So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. This has always been my answer and God has not failed me yet (Daniel 9:3).” It’s DAY 1 of a 21-day consecration at my church and I’m putting everything I shared above with y’all on the altar. Do you need change? Do you need answers? Do you need direction? If God is moving on your heart as you are reading this I encourage you to press into the power of prayer and fasting. I believe that God will meet us at our point of need when we are desperate for Him to bring about a change in us or our situation. It’s time to lock it down until…

Blessings and Love,
Lauretha Ward


  1. Amen!!!! I am believing for breakthrough in specific areas in my life and that it will manifest as I “lock it down” in prayer and fasting. Thank you for this written confirmation.

    1. You are so welcome. This is right on time for our consecration month Lela! Praying that God will intervene and give you your desired breakthrough! #shalom

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