Unstuck

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LIFE…It can be quite challenging at times to cling on to hope when everything in the world is telling you to do the exact opposite. For some reason, it has become extremely convenient for us to give up and throw in the towel when the unexpected emerges in our lives. People are running in the opposite direction of their dreams of having a fulfilling life due to fear or the opinions of others. Then there are others who have given up on the idea of living an abundant life because somehow things didn’t transpire the way they thought it should have or the timing didn’t line up with their desires. So what do you do? How do you get out of the funk and frustration of being stagnant so you can live life with passion and purpose?

 

GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY AND REFOCUS-Sounds so simple doesn’t it? However, many of us struggle with the sugar-coated reality of our own stubbornness and casual mindsets of “oh it will get done when it gets done.” No, it will get done when you put some action to your goals. There’s a quote by Antoine de Saint which states that “a goal without a plan is just a wish.”

James 2:14-17 (MSG) says “Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?”  Take some time to clear out the clutter, whether that is physically, emotionally or spiritually; it must be done in order to successfully move forward.

 

CUT OFF ROTTEN ROOTS. PLANT MOTIVATION AND POSITIVITY

How many of us can admit that we’ve bullied ourselves with toxic self-talk and thinking? It’s one thing to say that you don’t entertain the company of certain people because of their negative mindsets and behavior but have you taken inventory over your own thoughts lately? What seeds are you planting in your life and the lives of others? What do you spend your time listening to, reading and watching?

It has been said that we produce up to 50,000 thoughts in a day. What surprises many is that with some of us, out of those 50,000 thoughts, 80% of those are negative. As a believer, it is important to know that all of those negative thoughts (satan’s lies) have no truth to them and in fact, they are an exact opposite of God’s truth and promises for your life. So how do you cut off negative thinking before it takes root in your life? The first step is to shut down any and all intruding toxic thoughts as soon as they come to mind and replace them with the promises of God. God’s word says

For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].” (Philippians 4:8 AMP) Here is another translation of that same verse. “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” (MSG)

How powerful is that scripture! Once you have redirected your thoughts to God’s promises, the next step will automatically come naturally.  Know who you are and Whose you are. When you know who you are in Christ, you leave no room for the enemy to disturb your thoughts. Sometimes we can get comfortable in our walk that we tend to forget the power in the truth of God being our Father and that same power from thousands of years ago is STILL just as powerful today.

 

KEEP LOOKING FORWARD-I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running and I’m not turning back. (Philippians 3:12-14)

We all know that distractions will come but it’s how you handle those distractions that make all the difference. Yes, things will be thrown in your path; that comes with the journey of life but always try to have a positive outlook from a not so great situation and continue looking forward to all that God has for you. Remember, the choice is yours. Your current circumstance does not have to define your outcome.

 

Abundant Blessings!

 

A Moment Of Reflection

This is coming from a place of love. Beloveds, do you know how much GOD loves you? How much He truly adores you? When was the last time you actually stopped to reflect, not on man’s love BUT on the Father’s love? How deep and endless His love is for you.

I see so many hearts that are broken. Broken in such a way that they cover up their hurt with many illusions. From painting a picture of what they think perfection is, half naked pictures, choosing to use ignorant words (including profanity) towards themselves and others..Even posting pictures of themselves with money, cars (material things) that serve of no purpose but to boost their ego momentarily which in turn hinders their growth in the long run.

Never live your life trying to be something and someone that you’re not. No matter who you are or where you are, your purpose is life changing and someone’s deliverance, breakthrough and yes for some, walking into their purpose is connected with you boldly living out YOUR purpose. I encourage you to stop and reflect on the validation that you have through Jesus Christ and His unwavering love for you!

Peace & Abundant Blessings xo

From My Heart To Yours

Great Morning Family,

There’s much on my heart so let’s jump in! There are many people out here that will try to sell you a dream. Something that is one-sided where only they will get the gain. Don’t allow the wool to be pulled over your eyes. THIS IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL! THE TIME IS NOW to not just chase your dreams but to START LIVING THEM.

Ask yourself, what am I passionate about? Lord, what purpose of YOURS do you want to be fulfilled through ME? Some people haven’t asked these two questions..Others have and even received the answer but have YET to put one foot in front of the other. NEVER BE AFRAID TO BE GREAT! So this is me giving you a nudge, a push because I love you and I want God’s best for you. STOP wandering through life aimlessly and START living life on purpose! RUN towards God’s will, RUN towards your dreams and the vision that HE has given you!

Abundant Blessings xo

IN SPITE OF IT ALL

In Spite Of It All

 

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How do you love those with the love of Jesus that make it a goal of theirs to cause you harm mentally, emotionally and physically? How do you turn the other cheek and see them through the lens of Jesus Christ? How do you forgive after you know someone deliberately hurt you? How do you move on with your life after the heartbreak? JESUS! Yes, J.E.S.U.S. He has a way of putting all of the broken pieces back together in a way where the brokenness that once was, is now unrecognizable and non-existent. God has called us to live a life outside of what is seen as the norm. He has called His children to RISE UP and BE who HE created us to be. We are not meant to live a life of merely getting by and aimlessly watching the time pass. NO, we are here to MAKE A DIFFERENCE and BE A LIGHT in even the most unfamiliar situations that we ourselves may think serve of no great significance. In Ephesians, Paul writes about walking away from your former lifestyle and living a new life in Christ. Ephesians 4:22 “You took off your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires; you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds; you put on the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.”

God also calls us to walk in love and yes it’s not easy at all. It can be quite challenging especially when people are smiling in your face; all the while looking for a soft spot to land the dagger BUT GOD has called us to LOVE LIKE HE LOVES, to see people the way He sees them and to not be like those that are of the world. Don’t allow your mind to focus on the schemes of others because God will always have your best interest at heart and will use the traps set by others to cause them to fall. Sometimes I think about the times when I harbored un-forgiveness and bitterness. I was convinced and could only see the truth being that I was wronged and I couldn’t wrap my mind around the word “forgiveness.” I didn’t see why I should forgive or where to even start IF I CHOSE TO FORGIVE. THEN IT HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS! How could I not forgive them when time and time again, I’ve messed up, I’ve broken God’s heart, I’ve rejected His love when I was unable to see that He was with me, for me and has an undeniable love for me. How could I harbor un-forgiveness when God has called us to love like He loves? Even when it comes to those that have done us wrong, to forgive them like our Father in Heaven forgives us time and time again.

The Holy Spirit quickly reminded me that He gives us FREE WILL and it’s a CHOICE for us to forgive; to forgive others as well as forgiving ourselves. In spite of it all, I’ve realized that we’re all in a different place on this journey called life and some are farther along than others but that in no way justifies us having a stubborn, disobedient spirit and choosing not to forgive or have a self-righteous attitude. In spite of it all, God has shown me that no matter who you are, He’s given us ALL a platform to not be perfect but to be an example…A light and that there is no gain in bitterness and un-forgiveness; it is cancerous and will in turn be a roadblock to the blessings that God has for you. Whatever it is that you may be facing on today, know that there’s only one true answer and that is JESUS CHRIST. I encourage you to SEEK HIS FACE, SEEK HIS PRESENCE and whatever you may be carrying, give it completely to HIM.

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, there is freedom). And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of Glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.” ~2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Abundant Blessings ❤️

30 DAYS COMPLAIN FREE!

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30 DAYS COMPLAIN FREE

How easy is it for people to complain and harp on the things that not only can be changed but also the things that they have absolutely no control over? They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. Well, starting October 1st (today) I’m doing a 30 day challenge of NO COMPLAINING. That’s right! To some it sounds like the impossible but I know that it can be done. So instead of complaining, look at the brighter side of life and be grateful for the present and what’s in store for the future. Feel free to leave a comment that you will be joining in on the challenge and even add to your comment about what you’re grateful for and different things you’ve experienced during the 30 day challenge. I look forward to you joining in on this journey with me and hey, if you slip up with a complaint, don’t beat yourself up. Just pick right back up where you left off with a statement of GRATITUDE :)

Abundant Blessings!