Guess what…. its Monday! Here on good girl issues, I’m here to help you take control of your week. By making a few minutes to mediate, you can not only change the atmosphere, but you can change your outlook on the entire week! In Psalms 46:10 God instructs us to be still and Know God, which means that when we choose to sit in the presence of God, with an open areas and a closed mouth, then we can attain real peace and understanding. while it is appropriate to have question and conversation with God, I challenge you to be still today. Allow God to impart His peace into your week. Selah
When you choose to be in relationship with God you are making the decision to transform YOUR life into an Our life. Meaning that you now consider God in everything you do. You are now living a life that isn’t solely about you, but one that advances the kingdom of God because in God you are now royalty.
Do you consider God? Know the interest of God… Care about what’s on the heart of God? If not, it’s time to step it up in the relationship. Be attentive, loving , and caring in your relationship with God. It’s not too late, today intentionally press your ear to the heart of God. Ask Him what he wants from you today… And see that His desires for you are greater than you could have ever imagined. Selah
Have you ever been taking a bath, enjoying the water , but as time passes you realize that it’s getting kind of warm? What do you do? You turn the knob and allow more hot water to come into the tub. Today I am encouraging you to pour more hot water into your tub. What I mean by this is: typically after a amazing word from God, a revelation, a breakthrough we are excited for a limited amount of time but then the water becomes warm.
I am challenging you today to stay in the tub and pour more hot water in. You pour hot water in by spending time in God’s word, by worshiping, being a blessing to one another, you pour more water in by keeping a positive continence. The temperatures in life will continue to change but we serve a God that does not make us powerless. We have the ability to fill our tub with the abundance of God’s love, provision, and life but you have to choose to stay in the tub don’t give up… You can make it just pour in a little hot water and relax. Selah
Without negating the need for feelings and emotions to be released and not suppressed… In 2017 we need to learn how to control our environment better people of God. What I mean by this is that our continence should light up a room, make someone smile, cheer up their day instead of being the core of confusion and distractions. God calls His people salt and light meaning that we are tools of retention as well as conduets of illumination. In us is the ability to preserve an atmosphere or illuminate one. Be the person who brings light, be the person who harbors joy in stressful situations, be the person that sees negativity but chooses to invite God into the room. People of God let’s raise the standard on our environment. Good gave us Dominion, it’s time to use it! Selah
One of the most incredible gifts God has given us is possiblity. But with that gift, the question must be asked… What is it that you want? Is your heart’s intention to love God, get married, be rich… What matters to you most?
When you learn to answer that question honestly, free from public impression, judgement, or condemnation then you can begin revealing the truest expression of yourself. SELAH
Your story is not over because you have not seen your promise come to pass. God is a fufilling God and He intends to bless you but you have to get up. Get up out of the bed of failure, depression, and self hatred. You are enough, you are capable, and even though you breakthrough has not come yet… You are a winner, successful, and victorious! But you can’t win unless you get up, not later right now! Psalms 1:3
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Who must I become to achieve my greatest desire?
It is easy to say… “I’d like to be a teacher, doctor, singer” ect. but do you consider who you need to be to make the dream a reality? It is not helpful in your purpose to want success but not work for success. In every season of my life I go through a phase with God where He is reconstructing my way of thinking. The month of August is the eighth month of the year and eight is the number of new beginnings, in my prayer time God did not share with me a new idea. . he showed me a discipline.
Before I could handle something new I needed to master habits of a person with my gifts. Now this may not be easy for everyone to accept about themselves, but I ask you a question tonight. If you were blessed with the one thing you desire to be or desire to have, could you right now in this moment take care of that gift and prosper in that gift?
If the answer is not a certain yes then you too must ask the question, who do I need to be an order to maximize my gift and potential.
For example if my goal is to graduate college and eventually get my doctorate I have to be a studious student. If I want to be a trainer in a gym I must have the work ethic to make it to the gym more than once a week. If I’d like to be a singer I need to develop the vocal skills needed to perform often. In your life what who has God told you to be? Are you that person, are you trying to be that person or have you simply given up. Knowing is the first step of dramatic change so now that you know ask yourself, then prepare, and watch God transform your life. Selah #SLiM
I was watching an interview, and Oprah quotes Mya Angelo saying – “I come as 1 but stand as 10,000” this poem immediately mirrored a scripture I have been speaking as a little girl 1 John 4:4 “Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.”
What does all that mean, it means that you are the result of two thousand and seventeen years of strength and possibility. I am here because my mother made it through labor, her mother made it through civil rights, her mother made it through slavery, our father made it through the persecution of His Son for the redemption of our sins. You and I are not haphazardly existing. We are here because we stand on the shoulders of those who have persevered before us.
Today may be difficult, but you and I are here for a reason. We exist because of sacrifice and purpose. What has happened today, this month or even this year cannot diminish your victory unless you allow it? You are already a part of a legacy of winners, I’m here to tell you don’t stop now! Don’t change the narrative from success to failure because things aren’t going your way.
Choose to stand with the triumphant. Choose to see the success of those who came before you even if you can’t stand on your own success today. When pain, disappointment, and anguish trying to get in bed with you, get out of those covers and choose to stand on the side of victory. Because my friend whether you know it or not… you were made to be a winner.
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“You don’t need eyes to see your faith work” this line by Lacrae nearly knocked me out of my seat as I was riding down the highway. Thank God that I don’t have to tangibly see the good and wonderful as they manifest in my life. If you can’t see why I’m so excited I want you to check out this analogy: When you are the baker of a cake you plan the ingredients, purchase the ingredients, and have all the supplies needed to properly bake a cake. But the responsibility doesn’t stop there, once you have all the ingredients you must the start working. Putting the mix in a bowl, add eggs and milk, even stirring. But wait, my friend, there is more… now you must move the batter into an oiled pan, turn the oven on, get mittens for your hands, put the unfinished cake in the oven, set the timer, and prepare a place for the cake to rest and cool off before you can proceed to the next step of decorating or devouring. Exhausting!!!
With God working faith with your eyes closed is like going to a store and someone presenting you with a cake and a receipt. They tell you the cake is finished, paid for, and waiting for you to simply come to the store to pick it up!!!
That my friend is why I was so enthralled by the line because my spirit jumps when it’s reminded that we are the recipients of unearned favor, love, forgiveness, and provision. We show up in our relationship with God and God shows out every time. Seeing our blessing manifest our blessings and life is much to much work for you or me to take on! Allow God to be God in today and receive your peace that passes understanding. If you haven’t heard the song check it out below.
When I was in the military, we had to get up in the morning and do what’s called “PT” which is physical training. Every day whether you wanted to or not you are required to push your body to the limit doing long runs, pushups, sit ups and much more. Why? Because there was coming a day where you will be tested, and the test controls your progression or digression in the level of work and pay.
Much like the military you and I have tests coming up in our lives. In this season we have an opportunity to do “PT” meaning reading books, taking classes, cutting television consumption, praying, worshiping, working out mind and spirit… but are you choosing to sit the exercise out?
Your next success is failing because you can not see past today’s effort. If you only realized the discipline it takes for you to get up and do what is required to succeed, then maybe you would stop skipping today’s PT. You see, over time when you choose not to work a muscle out it gets weaker and weaker until it takes twice the effort to get it functioning again. So before you take another nap, another bite, or watch another meaningless show think about your future. Choose today to work on the unseen and watch yourself trail over any obstacle that comes in the future because now pushing yourself is simply a habit.
Selah #SLiM Speak truth Live truth