Giving Up is NOT an Option . . . .


“For to give up while the race is still before us is to give up on God’s word for our lives and the placement of our journey thus far. We must continue to terry, to forge ahead, and die to ourselves in order that our spirit can become stronger than our flesh and that our minds become in alignment with the mind of Christ.”        ~ Jennifer Goodson  2012 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved.

~ Jennifer Goodson 2008-2015 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Brake 5 and all written works

The Brake 5 staff and Jennifer continually hold times of prayer for those who have sent in their requests every Saturday. To request prayer click here

Counseling Sessions and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only. If you are interested in obtaining counseling or joining a mentorship program with Jennifer please send an email to brake5withjenn@gmail.com

Offense = Division


“An offended person can be the most destructive tool of the enemy as they will continue to view through discolored lenses. Creating their blindness to the true love of God and bringing division to relationships. Marriages usually suffer the most when one spouse continually remains offended which in turn, can lock their journey towards their destiny creating tension. In friendships, offense if not dealt with immediately will harm the one offended the most creating division.  Once true repentance and forgiveness happens freedom and healing invade the heart bringing restoration and growth. Offense will come to all of us we are all human. It is the response to the situation that causes one to stay cemented or one to grow. Are you going to past the test or go around the mountain one more time?”          ~ Jennifer Goodson 2014 © Copyright.  All Rights Reserved.

~ Jennifer Goodson 2008-2015 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Brake 5 and all written works

The Brake 5 staff and Jennifer continually hold times of prayer for those who have sent in their requests every Saturday. To request prayer click here

Counseling Sessions and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only. If you are interested in obtaining counseling or joining a mentorship program with Jennifer please send an email to brake5withjenn@gmail.com

Conflict. . . .who are you continually fighting?


Conflict is good for us whether we are up for it or not. Whether we have the strength or not, God will use conflict in our lives to push us towards a growth spurt. He will use conflict to bring out truth, to expose a lie, or to break a mindset. We may not like it at the moment. We may want to run completely in the opposite direction.

Make note that running is never the answer because He will bring that same issue around the corner for you deal with again. I know of someone who has run their entire life from conflict or dealing with deep-rooted issues because of fear. They are willing to place the blame on someone else for their emotion of being uncomfortable. Sometimes God allows us to walk through places that are not comfortable in order for us to realize a truth about ourselves.

I am going to talk about the number one conflict that God uses in everyone’s life. This particular conflict is something that no one can out run. We can blame someone else for it but in the end it is still there staring us down; waiting for combat.

Y O U –

We are our biggest enemy of the mind and soul. We are the ones that can keep us from fulfilling our dreams, our goals, and our destiny. We are the ones who place limitations upon our lives. No one else can do it better than us. Yes, others will place limitations on you, but they can only do that if you allow them, too.  A person has power over you only if you give them that power.

One of the biggest places of empowerment we give is comparing ourselves to others. To be honest, if we ever fully grasped the reality of the fact that each of us were uniquely made for a different purpose than someone else than we would never compare our lives with another. We would never compare our appearance, our shape, and our charisma with someone else’s.

Maybe, our happiness would not be found in out doing another person, losing ten pounds, having the right career. Maybe, we would be able to find out who we really were meant to be and . . . just be ourselves.

Maybe we would stop turning towards our spouses, our kids, our career, food, addictions, etc., to fill our deep-rooted needs that only God can fill. None of these were designed to fulfill our needs 100%. No other person, no matter how great it looks to us or how great the relationship can fulfill our deep-rooted needs. Not a close friend, not a person of the opposite sex outside our marriage, not a romantic movie or book, not pornography, not alcohol, not drugs, not even a daily workout regime.

Why, because then we wouldn’t need God to move in our lives. Then we wouldn’t need an everlasting love that surpasses all pain and sin. Then we wouldn’t need to pursue who we are meant to become. Instead, we would become lazy having no motivation because we allowed our obsession with someone else or something else to control our lives.

It is time for the pity party to be over! Time for clean up! Time for you to realize the things of your life that work against you are the very things God can use to make your dreams able. WHAT!

Yes! Your nationality, your education, your body-image, all the things you find negative about yourself. The things that bother you that cause you to look towards others to fulfill your happiness. ALL of them can be used of God to keep you focused on the higher goal of pursuing your dream.

He will use them along with the things you do like about yourself such as; your gifts, talents, abilities of unique skill, your personality, and intelligence to fulfill your destiny.

Do not compare your life, your makeup, your gifted skill set, to the reflection of another’s. Why, because resentment will begin to settle in. You’ll begin to believe you are not good enough – not qualified. These are lies, mindsets to keep you from moving forward.

So, what do you do to fix it?

Face front – look at your purpose, your goal, your destiny – square in the eye – and speak to it saying:

“God takes me the way I am, right where I am at. I know I have areas of my life to work on, but that does not mean my God can’t use me now . . . in my ‘right now’. I will move forward and I will trust the Father to complete His work in me. And while He is working in me I will be His Voice, His Hands, His Heart, and His Feet. I, yes, me – just like this – can walk out my purpose of life one-step at a time. I accept me for me just the way I am now. I will not compare myself with another again. I will not run from conflict. I will not run from myself. I will not blame others for my choices. I will face forward and as I begin moving God is working in and through me because He says that I am good enough for this time right now.”

I encourage you to write down the areas of your life that keep you back from believing in yourself. Write down the things that keep you comparing yourself to someone else’s life – stop – allowing limitations to control your life. Write down the things that keep you from knowing the truth. You will begin to see truth staring right in front you.

~ Jennifer Goodson 2008-2015 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Brake 5 and all written works

The Brake 5 staff and Jennifer continually hold times of prayer for those who have sent in their requests every Saturday. To request prayer click here

Counseling Sessions and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only. If you are interested in obtaining counseling or joining a mentorship program with Jennifer please send an email to brake5withjenn@gmail.com

May & June Upcoming Events


UPCOMING EVENTS

Ministry Schedules for Keith & Jennifer Goodson
Make sure to check out these events we have scheduled from May till June in your local area. Follow the given links to inquire further information.

MAY 2015

Aglow Breakfast & Meeting ~ Saturday, May 2

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Jennifer Goodson, Founder of Brake 5
Guest Speaker Jennifer Goodson will speak on inner healing with prophetic & prayer ministry following

9:00 a.m. Breakfast begins         10:00 Meeting begins

Sebring Aglow Community Lighthouse
Meeting will be held at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse
3240 Grand Prix Drive
Sebring, FL (behind Walmart)
For more information contact
863-214-8179

Together Loving Christ Marriage Encounter ~ Friday, May 8th

Keith & Jennifer Goodson will be speaking on 12 Ways to Honor, Strengthen, & Restore Your Marriage

Pastors Keith & Jennifer Goodson

Pastors Keith & Jennifer Goodson

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Grace Bible Church of Sebring
4453 Thunderbird Road
Sebring, FL 33872
http://www.gbconnected.org
T.L.C. Married Couples Ministry is welcoming all married couples to join us for a night of support, encouragement, and spiritual enrichment. Keith and Jennifer Goodson will be talking about 12 ways to honor, strengthen, and restore your marriage. Please bring your favorite dessert or finger food to share.
Contact Grace Church at 385-3111 for child care.

A New Day Conference ~ May 13 – May 17
Keith Goodson will be ministering PROPHETIC LIVE ART11174760_10153693503723973_6685588283015900677_n
Keith & Jenn are excited about seeing everyone in Sioux Falls
Center of Life Church International http://www.colsf.org
500 South 1st Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Contact Church office for more info 605-521-7303
Get registered for our “A New Day Conference” May 13-17! Registration before the conference is $35 and $40 at the door. You can register by calling 605-521-7303. We can not wait to see you there!!

JUNE 2015

Camp Meeting The House of Judah Ministries ~ June 9 – June 14
Keith and Jennifer will be ministering through the arts. The House of Judah Ministries Annual Camp Meeting day and evening services will be held at
The House of Judah Ministries
Apostle Lawrence Hardy
9126 Greenwell Springs Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
http://www.thojbr.org
Contact the church for more information regarding the art workshop classes being offered by Keith Goodson.

For more information or to book Jennifer for your next event please fill out the form below or call our offices at 863.585.8937.

Challenges . . . Growth or Destruction


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Challenges create opportunities for growth not destruction.

At times I believe we wait on the sidelines for something dramatic or should I say drastic to transpire in our lives before we take action. It could be a divorce, an illness, loss of a job, or traumatic event that brings us to our knees.

No, I am not saying these types of occurrences are not valid in their pull of bringing us a ‘wake up call’ for change.

But . . . .

Have you ever thought that maybe those types of things could be avoided if we would have made an initial move towards change before or when the warning signs were blaring?

How long does it take for someone or something to tap us on the shoulder to get our attention?

How many times does the fire have to burn us until we realize we need help?

I am not sure about you. I can only speak for myself. I’ve been down that road of ‘waiting till the last minute’. I’ve spun the wheel to see where the ‘blame pointer’ lands. I’ve been in denial so that I could justify my preservation.

I’ve even kept truth from hitting me in my gut!

But . . . where did any of that get me?

No where . . . No one . . . Nothing . . .

I still found myself in a miserable spot swimming in my own . . . ‘you know what’.

The warning signs are always subtle.

A glance, a smell, a taste of something called . . . Freedom . . .

Then the desire to get out of where you are becomes stronger than the complacency of your present.

It’s at that moment that a risk has to be taken. A risk that brings about a change that is so powerful that it shakes every core of your being and affects those around you.

“True change takes place when a person begins to accept the place of truth of where they are and sees clearly the vision of where they are suppose to be. True change begins the moment light shines on the darkness of ones mind. Eventually, bringing about an internal catapulting desire to remove oneself from their wasteland, taking that first step towards their purpose.” ~ Insightful Reflections of the Human Kind by Jennifer Goodson © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

We are all given a free will. We are all given a choice. We can choose to live or to die. We can choose to walk in freedom or bondage. We can choose to be a son or a slave.

The first step towards change involves your choice to believe in yourself and all that God has purposed for your life.

Be brave enough to believe the truth about yourself that God has spoken to you, over you, and through others to you.

Don’t you think it’s time to turn off the tormenting lies of the enemy?

Be BRAVE and embrace Gods truth for you!

Choose to change and you will find your future right around the corner . . .

Why wait for something to happen first?

I encourage you to except the challenge to grow to BE THE CHANGE that needs to happen – You go first and let’s see what happens!

~ Jennifer Goodson 2008-2015 © Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Brake 5 and all written works

The Brake 5 staff and Jennifer continually hold times of prayer for those who have sent in their requests every Saturday. To submit a prayer request click here.

Counseling Sessions and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only. If you are interested in obtaining counseling or joining a mentorship program with Jennifer please send an email to jenn.brake5@mail.com