What if it’s you?

Winning Wednesday- it could be someone has wronged you and you are upset deep inside where no one can see it. Maybe it’s so deep you can’t see it. Maybe it’s you who have wronged another. Friend, remember that you have both been forgiven. #BEBRAVER and Agree with His mercy that triumphed over His judgement – and yours. Love-d 

 

Triumph Over a Bad Day

Motivating Monday

Yes. They are talking about you. Again. Fix your thoughts on Him. Somebody else ratted you out. Fill your thoughts with good. They passed you by on promotion day. Watch Him change your future. You just vented to somebody with more words than they needed. Praise Him. You have thoughts from a gutter. Press through with thoughts from heaven. You feel confused and forgotten. Govern your private world with his ideas. You are ALIVE. Let the spirit of your mind be inundated with heaven. Fill your business with Him. Fill thoughts for yourself with GOOD!!  Fill your friendships with good. It may have started as a bad day, but you choose to triumph over evil with good. See you- out there where our thoughts become words. Let the words be from heaven!  You are more than a conqueror! You are triumph!!

 

Forgiving is Afoot

Fearless Friday

Forgiving is a choice and rarely a feel good feeling especially when betrayal or dishonor was afoot. All I can say is that Jesus offered a new and better way. If He forgives from the cross – surely we are empowered to forgive after resurrection. Holy Spirit lead us into truth – we choose to follow you into resurrection with others and with ourselves.be fearless and love others and yourself by forgiving. While you forgive say with me- I choose to  be patient and kind with me too. Love-d 

Fire in the Sky

I watched the fire break through the dark expanse in the sky. Black turned to blue as the backdrop for the red orange sight that licked the heavy clouds this morning. First I mindlessly glanced as I drove. Then, I glanced again with more awareness. Was something happening? I felt an unexpected nudge. From heaven? Then, I paid closer attention and allowed myself to watch. Clearly, I was being taken. I gave way to curiosity and then fascination kept me as I felt myself wondering what would happen next?? Was this hope? Expectancy? I remember hosting years of private trust. I remember years of training myself to look at life through the eyes of hope and expectancy. Then something came to dismantle not just my faith but me. It was a slow turn. It was so slow that I did not notice that I was being cooked like a frog in water. My heart had been massaged by a comforting but unforgiving darkness in the lukewarm temperature and now boiling water threatened my existence. How on earth did I get here? I watched fire completely consume the sky. I watched it overcome the clouds. I watched the fire take command and break up the dark dreary sky. Don’t get me wrong – even the dark clouds had had a certain mesmerizing power but it was nothing compared to this all powerful brilliant flame that took the sky and turned into a fiery glassy sky-sea – almost like blown glass of blue and pink and orange and red bubbles. It’s time to break through your clouds. Listen, this is the day you and I have been given. Perhaps today is your day to make a new decision. Maybe you will allow yourself to glance again…to hope again…to trust again…to Love… Maybe you will make your own light in the darkness. If you can’t look into the eyes of fire, then gather your strength and throw off the clothes of discouragement, despair and hopelessness. I’ll see you out there …living again.,,in the kingdom.. #bebraver #lightson #loveyourcity, #instaquote #quoteoftheday #mentalhealth #devotions #faithblogger #proverbs31 #proverbs31ministries #truthfortoday #truth #blogger #philosophy #positivity #possibility #spirituality

Bless you!

   
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Don’t Jump Ship!

Refuse Defeat

Ever been overwhelmed? Ever felt like your mind is in a battle for its life? Ever felt like failure was your condition? Your to do list has been incomplete for so long you forgot the last time you did anything on it? Every day normal simple things are an uphill climb? Refuse defeat even while feeling like you are in last place. Get dressed. Brush your teeth. Get your shoes on and get to the grocery store. Head out with your head held high even if you feel as if you are falling into failing. The devil is still a liar. Who cares if you are treading water? That just means your arms and legs are gaining strength. Be grateful. Choose thankfulness. Choose. Decide. Don’t jump ship.

Talk To Yourself

Condemnation is not your friend. Darkness is not your soul mate. Don’t go to bed with negativity. Face it and command joy. Maybe you don’t like your job, your friends or your church. Tell your attitude to take a hike instead of you taking a hike. Don’t jump ship.

Lock, Stock & Barrel

Life is short and did I mention that the devil is a liar? Did I mention that there comes a time in our life where we must either belong to Him lock, stock and barrel or be like a dog and get put out to pasture by an enemy who is extremely loud yet only the size of our little finger?

Voices in Our Heads

Let today be the day when you and I say no to the voices in our heads who are pushing us out one step at a time – you want to tell your boss to kiss your grits – you want to tell your friends you don’t need them – you want to leave your church and go to another one when really – you are the problem – not the church. I know, you think you did the right thing yet did you really? Humility can be confidently wanting to hear God’s voice and coming to a place when you can admit when you are wrong. What if – just suppose that the enemy is drawing you away and you don’t even know it because you think it is the other person’s fault? Wait – you are a grown adult! What if you are getting ousted by an enemy instead of miscommunication, confusion or misrepresentation? Your problems will follow you because wherever you go – there you will be and there the same enemy will be to tempt you to bail. So, let’s evaluate our mindset shall we? One decision at a time – one voice at a time – one person at a time – starting with yourself.  Again, don’t jump ship.

Shut Your Own Mouth

Instead, be BRAVE. Boldly, take control over the rudder that controls YOUR SHIP and with all due RESPECT, shut your own mouth instead of waiting for others to shut theirs. Take ACTION and shut up your bad attitude, negative emotions, gossipy self, critical thoughts and failure based mindset. Show just how VICTORIOUS you are and let thankfulness come into your mind. If your mind just cannot wrap itself around gratitude then ENCOURAGE YOURSELF and make your mouth comply anyway and say with me, “THANK YOU FOR LIFE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE, THANK YOU FOR THE ABILITY YOU HAVE PLACED WITHIN ME TO CONTROL MY OWN MOUTH AND BEHAVIOR. I REFUSE TO ALLOW AN ENEMY TO PUSH ME OUT THE DOOR. I REFUSE TO THROW MYSELF UNDER A BUS. I MAKE  THE CHOICE AND I SAY LOUD AND CLEAR TO MYSELF – have some personal BRAVERY and DON’T JUMP SHIP.

 

For clarity – watch this short video and be encouraged and don’t jump ship. (Are you willing to get the picture?) 🙂

CLICK TO WATCH SHORT DON’T JUMP SHIP VIDEO