Do you ever feel like the woman accused by the many? Unfaithful is what they said.
You feel the jabs from sticks intending to slice you to bits. Or perhaps you feel the weight of the stones meant to crush you?
Unaware yet aware.
Undone yet unfinished.
Or could it be you are you the one who carried a stick or threw a stone?
Maybe like me, you have been both?
You do what you can- you listen and wait.
Then, the fog clears. You now see.
Is it too late?
God forgives yet accusations fall like a weight. You know it’s too heavy but you can’t seem to shake-the barrage of guilt thrown your way.
You don’t know the wrong nor the words to say.
Face to face.
Day to day.
You are only responsible for your own actions. Me. Mine. I’m unable to remain under the heavy stain. Face your accuser and reach into the rain.
That being said,
Sometimes you just need to #run your own race. Maybe you’ve been in other people’s #races… #Running for them… Running with them… Running at their pace… So you don’t know your own pace. You don’t even know if you can run. You have no idea what you are made out of. Maybe it’s time to find out. You only lose when you quit.
Run now so you have less regrets later. Write that book. develop a new skill. Lead a new project. Start that business. Meet a new friend. Eat something new. Make your bed. Break up your routine. Take a risk. Like yourself. Love yourself. #winning means risking.
I want to talk about the power of intention. Taking hold of your thoughts… Capturing your thoughts… It’s done intentionally. It is not a random act of kindness. It is an intentional action on the inside of you that captures an ill willed thought and stops it from moving out of you into the space of another human being. If you find yourself entertaining a thought or an idea or an out right curse toward another person… Stop and reconsider. Picture yourself snatching it up with your hands … and throwing it into a trashcan. Cancel that thought. Look at that thought in your mind and put a great big X Mark on top of it. Canceled. Denied. Reject that thought from living inside of you and cancel that thought from going after another person so that it lives inside of them. Intention is powerful. Let’s be intentionally kind toward ourselves and toward others. Love, d #christianity #prayer #splankna #selfhelp #bebraver
Until soon ,
Braver Saturday – Do less with more focus. Do what you must while on the way to where He is taking you. Sometimes you spend a long season cleaning up the messes from past decisions. That’s okay. It’s part of the journey, Jesus is with you. That’s the whole Purpose – that He is with us…as you faithfully take care of issues that just cannot be ignored anymore – those things that niggle at your mind like a simmering pot on the stove – whether legal, mental, emotional, spiritual, physical or financial …over time…as you handle X y z you eventually get to that place of strength and humble beginnings…where you can focus on less and accomplish more. Do less with more. So, don’t be afraid to finish what you started. Look, there really are seasons where you can’t walk away from your past because it’s facing you each morning to remind you to follow up and follow through on what was begun…keep chipping away and trust Him each step of the way. Stay filled up with His presence and His courage as He walks with you….and He will direct you – focusing one day at a time ..it WILL GET YOU THROUGH the darkness and you WILL SEE less problems and more solutions. Don’t give up!! Don’t turn back!!! It’s gonna be okay. Eventually, you will move out of what you do and it will move you from all you know into who you have become and that’s when you see it….those obstacles and those fearful decisions were all part of shaping and molding you into the courageous person you have become… Do less with more focus and over the process of time, you leave what you know to step into who you have become. #blogger #faith #church #kingdom #anxiety #anxietyquotes #mentalhealth #fitnesss #gym #life #bebraver
Braver Saturday -Once you see it, you can’t unsee it. When religious, we focus on what we want & patiently connive to get it. Interesting to note, you can notice these characteristics in churches who spend 20 minutes announcing the offering. Is this how we relate to Father God? One another?We manipulate with our words long enough to get what we want? Sowing to reap but focused on self? #bebraver Maybe we could try just being honest and clear? What if we just be relationship focused & loving & kind & watch God bring abundant life? Less stress. Love-d
Braver Wednesday-The Journey of peace is a revelation of knowing you yourself have been forgiven. This nugget and truth is the key to being unoffended.
When I’ve been forgiven who am I not to forgive? Whether at work, home or socially…this can be your mantle. When I know God has forgiven you – who am I not to forgive you?
When God no longer condemns anyone – who am I to condemn myself or others?
Stay forgiven. Stay in peace. Love-d
Tenacious Tuesday – one of my deepest pursuits has not been happiness. Instead it has been trust. My whole life. It’s been trusting not just God but me. Once I committed myself into His care, I found Him faithful and trustworthy. However, it’s not tested until you trust Him to live through you. Making the transition from the God in the Bible to Christ in me actually being the hope of glory??? Now THATS been difficult….hence the new direction I’m soon to take as I move into the real me – the brave new me…if you decide to come along then…
We will discover Him inside of us – his bravery – and we will learn how to lean into Holy Spirit in a more consistent manner. I hope you will join me and as I move forward…I invite you to step forward with me. Did you know that the word hope means expectancy and boldness and confidence? Christ in you! So, let me introduce you to The Brave New You.
You are bolder than you know. You can just read with me here or you are welcomed to read anytime through this kindle purchase – The BRAVE New You Devotional (Braver) by Donna Reiners http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016TXN3O6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_udp_awd_IRqNwb6ABE2VE
Until soon, love d