My name is Brittani Turner and I am the CEO of Pretty Gal, LLC. My passion is Real Estate and you are here to find a home or utilize my service as a Brand Consultant. The Lord has gifted me with making businesses not only survive but THRIVE.
This blog at PrettyBrittani.com will give you a glimpse into my life and I want it to inspire you to do more and become more of Who and What God has called you to be. I pray you are motivated to be Blessed. Enjoy the journey of knowing me through food, travel, culture, and Real Estate!
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The summer camp has officially ended, and my life (routine) is some what ALMOST back to normal. I grew so attached to my little babies that I am noticing an emptiness without them.
Those children gave me the motivation to wake up in the morning, no matter how random, grumpy, or needy they were, they were my little buckets of happy. As I am making my way back to the reality of adulting daily I realize how childlike I have become in my faith. I have begun believing for MIRACLES and EXPECTATIONS… I am thinking BIGGER.
I know this may not mean anything to you but for but by stepping up my faith the enemy has noticed the increase of my anointing. He has noticed that I have more angels of protection, along with these increases I have more POWER and AUTHORITY. Not because I am so mighty, but I believe in a GOD that created the Universe. That LORD OF LORDS is MY DADDY in HEAVEN!
My purpose for this blog is not to brag about my relationship with God or come across “Holier than Thou,” but I want to encourage you. When you wake up in the morning and realize you have the workings of your body, your mind, your heart and all organs are functioning properly… Sit in that magnificence for a moment and realize your breath was your first gift this day… What impression are you going to put in the world on people’s heart today? Positive or Negative… Just realize what you give, you will receive.
Good Day my Beauties!
In case you are wondering, the summer camp at my church is going well. The children have blessed me in so many ways of honesty and identity.
In my childhood, I was not as sure of myself as these kids are. They are incredibly clear about their likes and dislikes. It baffles me how they know so quickly what they desire and what they detest.
Their behavior reminds me of my own relationship with the Lord. “Unless you repent and become like little children (trusting, humble, forgiving), you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3 AMP) The contrast is that I am a twenty-something-year-old woman and it took me these children’s lifetime thus far (10 years) to learn what they instinctively know. A secret between you and I is that I am just now walking in who God created me to be. My identity, my placement in time, my neighborhood, my gifts, my talents, my career, my looks, my body type, my wisdom have all been assigned to me by God.
I have recently discovered God gave me a voice and heart to worship. In the back of my mind, there is that ego saying, “You know you don’t sound that good, you can’t sing like (insert favorite singer here).” But just this last Sunday after church, a sister came to me and said she missed my voice. She needed to hear my voice, it’s so pure and innocent and wants to hear me let go and stop holding back. So I will do just that; I will sing like no one is listening but my Lord.
Like always, I want to leave you with something to ponder… Be you. Be UNAPOLOGETICALLY FABULOUS. Do not listen to people that know nothing of your God-given purpose. Unless you hear clear directions from the Lord your God, do not move. Do not be pressured by the spirits and things of this world because they are in opposition of your calling as a child of the KING OF KINGS. I know from my own experience that FAITH is a walk, one step, one foot, one situation at a time; in a rhythmic, steady, calculated, and intentional pattern. Do not let an outsider cause you to stumble. Let it marinate!
As always… Peace and Love.
Well Hello There!
A topic that has been on my mind since my last post about my birthday has been dating and relationships. The Bible says that we should marry to date, but society tells us to date to marry. Did Boaz hesistate when he found Ruth? Marinate on that for a second.
Now let’s translate this into how it looks in my life; specifically the application of what God promises to me vs. what I think that promise looks like; my expectation (potential). If I try to reason this with my thoughts (carnal mind) instead of seeking the word of God(spirit mind), I wouldn’t know what my husband looks like. Fortunately, I am a smart cookie and I learn from my mistakes. I know that I cannot lean to my own understanding in what I think my husband should look like. I have to look to God to know what the man He has for me looks like. I used to think that my husband was Tailor-Made for me and there was only one for me. But how many of you know that it takes obedience to receive all that God has for you. AND if you’re not willing to conform to the ways of God then He will raise a willing man to be what God says you deserve in your life?!
Whew! That was a mouth-full. So many times we pray for things and sow seeds and when the challenge comes (harvest) someone else reaps our sweat and work (prayers). I am currently in a harvest and I thought with my little mind that harvest meant that I would scoop up blessings and reap the seeds I’ve sown like mushrooms on Super Mario. It takes more than sliding into your blessing. You have to uncover, call, and fight for what you know is yours. As that seed has grown so has a tare and you must separate your fruit from the weeds because they have grown so close that they are intertwined. While you have been fasting and praying for your breakthrough, the enemy has been working on something twice as hard to counter what God has for you. Literal bombs and landminds planted by the enemy are going off to discourage me. Weapons will form but they shall not prosper.
Please receive this somebody aka ME! Receive the message that you are in your season of breakthrough with all the promises God has for you. Now that your time has come, will you pick the potential or the promise? Will you pick what was designated, appropriated, and called for you or what looks like, sounds like, but isn’t quite so nice? Learn from my mistakes for you should choose what God has for you. The only way to see the difference is with the Holy Spirit’s revelation.
And to be completly honest with you I am ready to give up, throw the towel in and walk away… Until God tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Are you going to leave your harvest for the tiny foxes?” Then my spirit man said, “NO!”, I am literally at the place of solitude where I have applied the formula of God and I’m just waiting for the manifestation. I am fighting, ignoring the lies, tuning out the distractions, and focusing on my purpose in God He called me to according to His will to fulfill His purpose. This post is to enourage myself and I pray you are blessed as well my friend. I know I am not alone in this battle and wherever you are, pray to your God. He will hear you. He will deliver you. He will answer you. Just wait on it.
Years ago I met a little girl that had the brightest smile and most convincing plea when she whines, “Ms. Brittani.” From the moment I met her and her sisters, I wanted to adopt them. But realistically I didn’t think it was a wise decision. Honestly, I didn’t trust God enough to lead to me to take on the responsibility of a motherless child. At this hour, the Lord is pouring out knowledge and understanding like never before, and I have accepted the call to break the strongholds on these little girls.
I sound like such a softie, but this young lady still has my heart. Not only her but she is welcoming her friends, it’s three little girls. I consider these my blessings because they are motherless daughters. I cannot describe the desire I have to fill the void of a missing mother in their hearts. One mother is incarcerated, and the other mother is deceased.
I want you to think to yourself… What is a mother? She is a lover, she is a teacher, she is the image and hope that little girl has as an example. Without the love of a mother, I don’t know how girls can fulfill the precious calling on their life, but God. I know it is not a coincidence for my angels and me to cross paths. I watch so many documentaries about women in prison because I want to understand the breakdown in a person’s life, that they end up behind bars. The root of it spiritually is generational curses and unclean spirits.
Once again, I have been called to set these little girls free. Speaking life and blessing over them. God has allowed me to see the destiny of these little girls and I am so confident in God that He will do what He has promised. I can only lead my girls to Jesus because I have healed my own brokenness with a particular formula. Prayer. Again, God is pouring out His wisdom and knowledge like never before.
I have accepted my part in making sure these girls are loved, prayed for, provided for, and valued. The girls are currently being raised by Grandma, and that is the next best thing to Mom. But Grandma needs rest.
Today, I am not rushing to the courthouse to make them my daughters according to Man’s law. But spiritually I have taken them on as my daughters. Not by my own strength but by the loving kindness of God. Tonight, think about how many children are going to sleep without being tucked in by the sweet comfort of a mother. I pray that you ask God to let you see the needs of this world and just fill the void you can. We are all created with unique gifts and talents, and mine just happens to be love. I am a Queen. Therefore I lead my Princesses by example.
Welcome back to another edition at PrettyBrittani.com! I am coming off the heels of a birthday celebration that was bittersweet. I celebrated the day before my birthday with many people that I love, but there was still a certain sadness in my heart. I found myself replying to loving messages and encouraging birthday wishes only to find myself sobbing as I walked into a grocery store to get a birthday cake and ice cream. And it dawned on me, I just wish I had someone special to share the moment to blow out my candles. Yes, there is the love I have in friends, sorority sisters, and family but in the stillness, in that quiet corner of my heart… was despair. I was longing for the one God created me for.
So I did what I do…. I put on worship music, which happened to be Mahalia Jacksons’, “God put a rainbow in the Sky.” The smokiness and brass tones of her voice were was so raw that it penetrated the dark place I was trying to conceal. Imagine being in the middle of the sea on a raft that you made and a storm was in the sky, big clouds, lightening bolts, and rushing winds. When suddenly you see familiar faces on a yacht with happy music, and yummy snacks pull up and rescue you. I literally felt the sunshine in my heart. And just like those rushing waves, Jesus began to comfort me. His Holy Spirit met me and towered over the depths of my grief at that moment. So subtly there was peace in my heart there was an abundance of hope. I silently cried, why Lord am I alone on my birthday? Then, of course, the reassurance came that I will no longer experience a Birthday like that again. That my tears are not in vain and I can look forward to Birthdays where I will be surrounded by my husband and children and even grandchildren.
I want to encourage you today through my own healing. That there is a ministry in distraction. Distractions come in forms that we see and find solace in. Things like alcohol, sex, parties, (insert your struggle here or all that apply) meaningless relationships. You can choose to look to those temporary band-aids, or you can turn to your Healer to remove that emotional tumor. See the purpose through the pain, my beloved. I could have continued wallowing in sorrow, but I chose to turn to the Creator of my emotions. I pressed into an intimacy I have with my Heavenly Father, and I let Him into the place I was nursing. Because He wanted to heal that hint of brokenness when I was ready to give it over to Him. God only wanted me to let Him into the secret places of my heart so He could share that with my Husband. God will never shame you, but He will reveal to your spouse what you are lacking,so they know how to cover you in prayer! Come on SOMEBODY… Do you hear me?! Your destiny and purpose are on the line! You need to marry someone that is going to run this race with you and when you’re tired you can make it on their prayers.
I challenge you to override your emotions and put in your EXECUTIVE FUNCTION of your brain. Google the term if you don’t understand. I implore that you find the rainbow in your storm. I am waiting for my spouse that will protect my purpose and be a man of God that has DESTINY on his life. I did not share this post for pity, so please don’t feel sorry. I just want to testify that my God showed up in my DESPAIR and took the time to once again PROVE HIS LOVE for little me. Be encouraged Beloveds!
Sometimes in life, we can make such a shape-shifting decision that launches us into our season of more. I don’t mean a literal season like summer, winter, fall, or spring. I mean the next season of your life; the harvest of the seeds you’ve sown. Keep in mind that balance is in everything, even good and bad seeds. Every person knows that what we reap we will sow. As a believer, I know the power of every moment, every action, every thought, every word spoken. My mind, heart, and lips are very fertile ground. I will see a manifestation of what I have been giving my creating power to.
I have a past that was destructive, dangerous, and damning but I gave it to God. People spoke things over me as a child that I manifested because positivity wasn’t spoken over me. I had to outgrow those horrible accusations and beliefs (lies) of who people thought I would be based on my bloodline. Children are so precious and innocent and truly a gift from God. Not because children are perfect little angels, but because they are pure beings. They have not learned to cover their true feelings, as adults, we must guide that child to communicate properly.
You may be asking, Brittani, what does all of this have to do with divine confirmation? Well, it may mean nothing to you but for me, this means I will be working at my church summer camp. My church is in the inner city and let’s just say there are many opportunities to serve others. I am going to do this because I need to sow seeds of limitlessness. I will teach or at least show these children what it means to be living with intentions. To say what you mean and speak what you feel. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if people could communicate? I think so and I will do my part.
I challenge you to make a difference from this day forward. Be intentional about the positive seeds you want to give others that can never repay you. I am starting with children. Join me in volunteering at my church if you are in the Houston area. Feel free to comment, email or call me. Take this as divine confirmation that a child would appreciate a bit of attention from you. God uses things so small and makes them great, your next seed can launch you into your season of more!!!!!!!!!!
I am impassioned strongly to share with you something very dear to my heart… My purpose. Specifically, people want to know why I got into Real Estate. Honestly, financial freedom is my number one answer. But believe it or not, there is more to it than that. I am a Christian, I am called to fill the earth and subdue it. (Genesis 1:28)NIV Subduing means, “to overcome or bring under control.” A child of the mighty and matchless Lord of Lords has to own property to subdue it, right? I am a “Kingdom Advancer” meaning I have destiny and purpose.
Not to say all people don’t have a destiny but some people never realize their full potential. Rather they don’t accept the gift of God wanting to give them a life they desire and hope for because they lack the vision to bring this promise to life. In a moment of surrender, you have to put down your dreams and pick up the cross with Christ. Accept the greatness of the call Jesus offers (daily). Sometimes purpose requires a higher level of self-sacrifice (your Cross). Everything I do big or small is to bring Glory to God.(My Cross) I praise God in my education, career, relationships, business, and love life. I have not always been at this point of realization that God wants all of me. Surely God doesn’t want to know my secret things, the shameful things of who I truly am. I used to think that when we cast our burdens on Christ, He wanted the most pressing or stressful issues I was dealing with at the time. I now know, that’s not so. He wants it all, today. I admit that I once held God in a regard of man. I felt that I could only ask so much from God because that’s what I learned from my loved ones. That there is only so many things, people can give you. Until I fell in love with God, He gave my full access.
Full access to emotional stability, mental clarity, business strategy, wealthy habits. God is the keeper and distributor of all wisdom, knowledge, strategy, beauty, love, purpose, this list could go on. I ask you after sharing my call with you, what is it that you know God is calling you to do? What miracle is God patiently waiting to manifest in your life?