Be Encouraged

T.G.I.F.!!!!

This was a rough week. Honestly, I wanted to stay locked in my bedroom for more than half this week. Didn’t feel like working, planning, meeting, writing, talking or doing much of anything. I think we all run into those moments every now and then when the weight of the world falls upon our shoulders and its simply just too much. Its so easy to give in to those feelings – click on Netflix & CHILL and stuff your face with pizza/tacos/few burgers/a couple glasses of red wine…ooops, have I revealed too much? LOL!

But even in the midst of my self entitled ‘pity party’, I was gently reminded of how important it is for us to KEEP GOING and to REMAIN STEADFAST when we really feel like giving up or giving in. Don’t get me wrong, take a moment if you need to take a moment. But make sure you get back in the game. An idle mind is the devil’s playground and you would be surprised what he can do when we allow self-doubt, anxiety, pity and worry to creep into our minds.

God blessed me with an opportunity to encourage four women this week despite what was going on inside of my own head. Here’s a brief snippet of one of those conversations.

Don’t give in and don’t give up, rather give in to HIM and give it all up to HIM to take care of you and the problems you’re facing right now. I believe in my heart that this year will be a year of breakthroughs but I also know that those breakthroughs won’t come easy and will come at a price. And if that price means you cry a little more, experience a little anxiety, realize your fears ย and wrestle with anger, then so be it because we know that God will always get the Glory in the end!

Now, the crazy thing is that when I sent that message I prefaced the text with a statement that ‘God had placed it on my heart to send a word of encouragement to you’ but in actuality, God was using that moment and my fellow sisters to encourage me at the same time. God can and will use you to bless others even in your times of struggle and will turn right around and bless you at the same time. This moment illustrates how important it is to allow yourself to be led by the spirit – that still small voice in your heart that is meant to guide you each and every day. No moment is too small for God to reveal himself to you. I was really hurting this week and had I truly given in to my ‘pity party’ (and I don’t use that term lightly) I would have missed an opportunity to experience God’s Grace and his gift of Peace that surpasses all understanding.

With that being said, Be Encouraged and Remain Steadfast no matter what you’re facing today or what you will have to face tomorrow. Choose to Believe and have Faith no matter what may happen! Know that you are Blessed and Highly Favored – HE will not fail you!!

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The Monster in the Closet

What are you afraid of?

This question has been floating around in my head for the past few months.

Something has been off in my life. Honestly, Iโ€™ve felt this way for quite some time but Iโ€™ve done my best to ignore the pain that was obviously eating me alive slowly but surely. You see, I believe before I sat down to write this post that I was on my way to a slow death. A bit dramatic…absolutely but I need you to understand the seriousness of what I know to be true.

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Live Free Challange

So, this isn’t your ordinary 30-day ABS or Butt Challenge. This is a challenge that is meant to awaken your spirit and the GIANT that’s lurking inside of you. Most of us are living well below our capacity. We have the ability to do and be anything that we please but we allow FEAR in the form of Self-Doubt, Depression, Anxiety, Jealousy, Shame, Sadness, Grief, etc. to creep in and wreak havoc in our lives. As a result, we fail to reach the goals we set for ourselves OR we stay in toxic relationships with toxic people OR we never find the courage to leave an unfulfilling work environment.

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Focused Mission

There will never be a time when you will not face some form of opposition. Especially, when you’re on an ordained assignment, the enemy will try to do everything he can – using everyone he can – to deter you from getting what you were called to receive.

In these moments, YOU MUST START WITH PRAYER!

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#Microblog Mondays: Just Do It

Such a simple, yet profound statement – Just Do It!

We all know where this tagline comes from but humor me for a moment. Think about what you’ve been talking about doing for the past week.ย Better yet, think about what you’ve been complaining about for the past month or this past year or the past 20 years!

Why do we put off what we truly know WEย mustย do for later? When is later? What if later never comes? All we know for sure is that we have this very moment to make a decision that will either push us closer to our destiny or leave us right where we have been or even worst, in the land of regret.

For me, there is nothing worst than the feeling of regret and I don’t want to go through life wondering if I would have tried, or if I would have worked harder, or if I didn’t give up after the 5th try, or if …or if…or if.

I want to LIVE a life that is full of life and love knowing that with that comes failure and heartache. I want to LIVE a life of faith knowing that there will be challenges that will shake this very faith to its core. I want to LIVE without Boundaries and without Doubt. I want to LIVE with Compassion, Courage and Humility. I want to LIVE in My Purpose and work in the anointing that God and his grace has bestowed over my life!

And I know it won’t be easy…because its never been easy…but it has been worth it.

I guess that old saying is right: There’s nothing to it…Just Do It!

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Be Still

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Be Still.

Do not move. Do not waver. And don’t you doubt.

Be Still.

Quiet your mind so you can hear your heart – for the one in control will speak thru your heart.

Be Still.

Choose to believe even when yourย heart aches and your disappointed and the storms are raging and you’re at your wits end.

Be Still.

This moment will not last forever. Your time is coming so you better get ready.

But for now, just BE STILL and know that he is your God.