Guest Blog: Manifestation and God - Cherita Marks

This week we have a guest blog from Cherita Marks. She's a Charlotte native who now works in Public Relations in Los Angeles. She's also the owner of Opulent Flower, a CannaLuxe subscription service. Cherita graduated from Winston Salem State University and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." - Proverbs 18:21

As early as 8 years old, I seemed to notice I got whatever I wanted one way or another by wanting it so bad and not caring where it came from. I knew I deserved nice things because I always got them and as I got older, that energy got consistently stronger. I didn't always know what I wanted to do long term, but I knew I wanted to be rich and I knew I had to work hard to get there. With this in mind, I was extremely active at school. From 2016-2019 I was the chair of homecoming committee, liaison for our student engagement and career center, Campus ambassador, an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, a serving member of the Student Government Association on top of going to class and networking my a** off.

I was tired, but I didn't mind. I enjoyed being busy and motivated. But it wasn't until my senior year of college that I started really taking the power of my tongue seriously. I'd chosen my dream career path and began to seriously plan for my future. Throughout my last year at WSSU, I kept saying “I’m moving to LA, I don't know how but I am." Soon after, I came across an opportunity of a lifetime: an internship program based in LA in my dream career that started right after graduation.

Now this particular internship was extremely competitive; usually people have to apply multiple times before getting accepted. But I didn't care. I stayed hopeful. I prayed. I kept the energy of Los Angeles around me by looking up pictures, watching vlogs, and connecting with others on social media. Of course, doubtful and negative thoughts occur, but I made sure they didn't last long. 

And guess what? I got accepted the FIRST time. I was ECSTATIC! 

The internship provided housing, so this was my unofficial move to Los Angeles. I had the time of my life; I got to make so many connections with professionals and with peers. I knew I had to find a way to stay here, so throughout the summer I manifested for a permanent job, better skill set, and mentorship. I stayed patient yet hungry and let God handle the rest. Today I can say I received way more than I asked for. 

I believe manifestation is me voicing to God what I would like to accomplish and then God showing me the opportunities to get it. The power of the tongue is real, be intentional with what you say whether you are joking or not. I've noticed that a lot of people live in scarcity without even noticing, saying things like:

"IF I'm rich,"

"I won't be able to afford that..."

WHY NOT? WHY CAN’T YOU AFFORD IT? Why are you already settled in the mindset that you won’t get it before you even make it to that point? Before you even try?

“Think negative thoughts, receive negative actions. Think positive thoughts, receive positive actions”

Really think about what you want and how your life would be affected if you actually got it and go from there. Manifestation is not just about speaking but also believing. It's time to sow your seeds (your gift) and in time God will show you the tree that you planted. It’s just you have to maintain it and let it grow (constantly work on your craft). Now I have a habit of correcting people when I hear them speak that way. "WHEN I’m rich...” People put themselves down without even knowing it and I refuse to be in that same category.


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