No longer that me

August has come and is almost gone and saying goodbye to the old me til I’m no longer that me is still in progress. Less than half the year remains to live. I sense change. But then change is every day isn’t it? I sense a stepping forward. But then every day is that day too.

Some need the motivation of a gentle tog, strong urge, raised voice or hit on the head to step onward. I want to be unafraid of obeying The One Who wants me prepared. I want to be free from sabotage. But how?

I encourage you today to take one step today to make room for something new. An exercise, cleaning a drawer, giving away clothes, revamping the garage or attic are all action steps help you say goodbye to an old you.

If I’m not going to use it maybe it’s time to lose it. My mini project today is to go through a box of old journals all the way to 1993. I began to write out my life as a new follower of Christ and honestly I’m no longer the person in those pages. Time to say goodbye. Maybe this step will free me from more of me – but even if it’s just giving me an empty container – it will be worth it. What’s this got to do with sabotage? My junk is always in my way. I ignore it and then Im entangled with it when deep inside I DO know what to do. I just don’t do it. My mind gets jumbled with so much and I’m overwhelmed with it … because I won’t do that one thing. After a while a thousand one things sabotage my next step and I’m enslaved…trapped..by me and my refusal to just do that one thing.

Interestingly that August is the 8th month and eight means means a cutting away. Many think it means a new day. But really… It is the cutting a way that brings the newness.

I’ve been contemplating for a month or so on what comes out of my mouth. I believe I need to prune my words. My mouth is my greatest place of sabotage. It will have to be a conscious effort to create a new culture. Everywhere we turn, people complain. We complain about what we eat, who said what, how we are treated, what the news says, how we look, how someone else behaves, what we wear, the weather, the president, the preacher, this country, that company. It’s easy to get wrapped up and sucked into your own or your neighbors opinion/words.

We fill ourselves with negativity while using excuses like venting, praying, or processing. Yet what is it really? We lack self control while exercising our freedom to be free.

I’m not sure my own opinion warrants words anymore. I seem to sabotage my own life as soon as I have a new one. My mouth.

What about you? Do you have a negative perspective about yourself that dominates you?

How about joining me in an all out fast from complaining? From complaining to celebrating. This is the intention. Let me know if you want to grow?? If so, gossip and complaining about you and others has to go.

Fast from complaining about you and those with you. Think of create ways to correct yourself and those with you. I’ve started and I’m having to literally start by shutting up because when I realize how it was gonna come out of my mouth???????…. I realized I’m a big problem. I can’t stop those around me from their negative talk about them or me. But it’s like God nudged me and showered me with Love and showed me a new path. I can see how if I will lead the way- over time I’ll get it. If I will respond with kindness when someone criticizes me then it will diffuse what could turn ugly if I got offended by them.

I’m not sure I even know how to be a complain free person. But I’m starting today to clean up my mouth while on the way to clean out a container. Maybe there will be a correlation? Unsure. I just know my mouth is powerful and it can be used for building up or tearing down. I caught myself tearing down late last night through emotions that should have been reigned in.

Sabotage is not my friend. Venting is not my friend. Making a point is not my friend. Having the last word? Not my friend.

Celebration is my friend. It must be intentional or it won’t happen.

Jesus had the last word. Well He had a couple- Forgive them and It is finished. So, I’m forgiven and the ones with me are forgiven. I’m gonna lean into being forgiven and forgiving and lean into what’s been finished so I can finish..

Until soon and much love… I’m going to have a cup of coffee and celebrate a new beginning. Then, Im going to drink some water. Then?? I’m headed out to get ONE container to empty…that hopefully will lead to some more. Granted my house is going to want food so as soon as I’m in a groove I’ll need to stop for a fueling. This is not sabotage. This is love. For me. For them.

Slowly I’m learning to see me as Christ sees me. The clincher is to see others as Christ sees them – that’s the mark of change. I have failed in this arena. But today is still my new day as I learn to say goodbye to an old me and I learn to embrace a new me…on my way to celebrate the me who has yet to be on my way to the container filled with what is no longer me…

d

God uses storms.

This speaks to me today. I have a number of men and women who are feeling as if their lives are being sabotaged right now….this minute – God uses storms.

We don’t know WHY life piles up and it “feels” as if God and everyone around is against us. But, is that truth? It “feels” true but how can the One Who made us be against us? How is it we think God is not for us, does not like us and His sole purpose is to teach us lessons so we will obey better.. Do not allow lies of never finishing, never being good enough, never getting caught up, never knowing yourself, never… get the best of you. Instead – receive Truth in that place of feeling overwhelmed and sabotaged… with Intention. Decide. New decision.

My thoughts? It is our response that determines how we maneuver through the water. God talks to us and we get to respond to Him and do our part. Our part is moving forward. Our part is remaining in peace. Our part is choosing life in the midst of death. Our part is remaining kind when we want to scream bloody murder and harm ourselves. Our part is not losing our cool with us and those around us. Our part is taking care of what is right in front of us. Our part is putting one foot in front of the other. Our part is going back to something we had instructions. Sometimes we rock on and move in and out of other places we want to obey but there is one place we choose NOT to obey and always feel undone because its so big in our mind and heart…it weighs on us because now we see how key our obedience was then and is now…

We think it is the doing… we think it is the getting it done and YES we have things we need to get done…but if we allow those things to control us OR use those things AGAINST us then we will be undone and devastated and distracted by the negative… BIG BREATH. You are NOT what you have done or have NOT done. You are NOT the devastation.

Ok. So, maybe you are in a storm and it feels you are devastated and it feels overwhelming and it feels like where do I start?

Start with one thing. Brush your teeth. Comb your hair. Get dressed. Smile at your face in the mirror. Validate your existence. Validate your life. Validate your God Who loves you and wants you to know His love in a storm or in a success…

I love you – Just do the next one thing…which might be feed yourself or the one with you or BOTH and then breathe…
One thing.
One thing at a time..
One box at a time.
One pile at a time.
One drawer at a time.
One call at a time.
One step at a time…

Until soon and much love – Remember – God uses storms.
Donna Reiners

God uses storms

Change you

At times circumstances remain the same. You beg God. Command demons. Cry. Fast. Still there you are. Then it makes sense. You realize there is more to where you are in life than meets the eye. You have more say-so than you thought. You can change you.

Change yourself and how you see you in your circumstance. New view. New perspective. Heavenly angle. All of a sudden you are free from the pressure and pain of pushing that rock up hill. You realize the emotional tirade you live in that destroys you and your surroundings has been your superpower. But it’s not working for you is it?

You have a new superpower. You have power to change you. Permission granted friend. Respect yourself. See the good. See the life you give and live. Change intention. Change you.

Does your day suck?

Does your day suck? Or did you agree to a bunch of lies by trash talking you, others and your circumstances?

Sounds harsh?

But Truth helps and can save your sanity and your life if you are willing to lean into it.

Thinking….

Thinking…

Nope. No more thinking.

Stop. Lean into a new place. A new thought. A kind idea. A reason to live not die.

You’re not trash.

You’re alive.

Live like it…

www.newdaywithdonnamae.com

#femaleenergy

#intentionalliving #ISC19 #womenempoweringwomen #womenwithambition #spiritualboss

#entrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #authors #lifecoach #fit #trauma #writer #womeninspiringwomen

#coaching #entrepreneur #shame #business #life #women #businesswoman #businessowner #fitmom #fitmama #trauma #healing #authorsofinstagram #emotions #author #business #fitmom #moms

Permission granted

Permission granted to live, love and laugh. Within you lies life.

Inside you is LOVE.

Intentional living lives in you.

You have the capacity of greatness alive in you.

Purpose and plans live to unfold in your great adventure called life.

See you in Light.

See you in Love.

Sit still for 5 minutes today.

Laugh in the face fear, facts and failure.

Celebrate instead of complain.

No matter what you are facing, you face it with Them inside you – you cannot fail.

www.newdaywithdonnamae.com

#spiritualboss #abundantboss #womenempoweringwomen #creativelifehappylife #creativeentrepreneur #womeninspiringwomen #womenwithambition

#girlboss #buildingbossladies #success #faith

#womeninbusiness #ladyboss #ladyboss #femaleceo #femaleenergy

#intentionalliving #ISC19 #womenempoweringwomen

#entrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #authors #booksagram #amazon #kindle #mentalhealth #anxiety #lifecoach #fit #rauma #writer

The only you!

You are the only you. At work, home, play. In family, friends and yes…even enemies. And it’s not decided what you would look like or year from now. But be who you are today while you are on the way to where you’re going. Let yourself make mistakes. Let yourself have wins. Let yourself fail. Let yourself succeed. Let yourself live. Let yourself learn. Exercise those muscles. Change. Give yourself permission to become who you want to become. Give yourself permission to be courageous. Give yourself permission to love that person with you as if their life depends on it. Give yourself permission to love yourself as if your life depends on it. Love. Live. Learn. Repeat.

God made you creative. Be willing to make mistakes and explore your creativity and express who you think you even want to become…

If you are an angry person… Practice being nice. Practice being kind if you are selfish… Practice being at peace if you are always frantic and worried. Practice being quiet if you are always talking. Practice talking if you are always quiet. It’s not performance… His practice… And this is how we all learn. Live. Learn. Love. Repeat. And then do it again. Practice being in charge is if you are afraid to lead. Practice serving if you are afraid to serve or you’re always leading and always in charge. Practice. Practice makes permanent. Make some mistakes and have mercy on those around you who make mistakes. Just keep on living and keep on loving and keep on rockin by being the only you. Until soon…

#lifecoach #lifecoachforwomen #girlbosses #entrepreneurquotes #fitmom #leadership #speakers #authorsofinstagram #entrepreneurlife #positivevibes #personaldevelopment #isc19

What to do!

My friend. It is crazy what happens in life. Ups. Downs. Sideways. All ways.
One minute all is calm and the next it seems trauma has turned to drama.
Curves and bends along the way want to rule your day.
What will you do when a twist happens to you?
You’re shut down – you can’t follow through –
Your body can’t move like you used to.
Friends that once were are suddenly long gone.
Do not allow “those thoughts” push you down.
You’re not second class.
You’re still moving fast.
Lean into rest as you pass through the stress.
The test is “hold on tight” not run with all your might.
It’s “listen & trust” the One leading the ride.

Join me in A New Day with Donna Mae

Love-d

Fearless is who you are

Fearless is such a strong word but what if fearless is who you are? I look in the mirror and see a lifetime of fear, timidity, low self esteem, anguish, incompetence and worry. Honestly, it’s only been the last 10 years when I started to see a breakthrough in my thinking. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to discover that your weaknesses can be your greatest strengths. Feeling I deserved nothing was probably one of the strongest emotions I’ve faced. It’s strange I know. Many suffer from entitlement but mine was a lack of it. Both are equally unhealthy. Demanding it right now is no less dangerous than not caring at all if you ever “reach that …. you fill in the blank.” Some ask why I’m ‘in business’ now or how can I charge for helping people get well mentally and emotionally? Fascinating that they will pay someone else for less change than what I offer. It’s interesting that their context is almost offense as if I have no business charging money for my skillset development. But others do? It took years to unpack the respect for myself so I felt charging anyone was righteous. In the mean time I was content with nothing because I felt I did not deserve more. Ministry sound so much more loving than business. Really? Fear blinds you from inheritance. Fear keeps you bound to lack. The lightbulb continued to go off as I witnessed less respect when I gave away my services versus charged for them. Rarely do people respect what is given to them. I did not see that before but now I get it. What’s this got to do with fearless? I did not charge because I did not love myself enough to feel worthy enough to deserve being paid. Such a fearfully twisted identity. For years I attracted people to me who also felt no worth and therefore were also content with nothing. You won’t pay your bills, feed yourself or your family or have any way to help others when you have nothing. Listen- Bravely love yourself today. Not because you deserve it right this minute but because love is who you really are and it’s love that pushes fear out your door.

Loving yourself will change you, your bloodline and spheres of influence.

When you love you – you can share love with the ones around you. Love- d

Free gift for you.

Fake it No More

They say be delivered. They say you’re free. But they don’t see what happens to you at night when you can’t sleep, when you lose your temper, when you feel like you’re losing your mind. True freedom can be had but it is usually done taking one step at a time. Do not forsake the one next best step for your life. Don’t take 100 when you just need to take one.

#emotions #author #business #fitmoms #moms #businesswomen #coach #suicide #business #women #lifecoach #lifecoachforwomen #mentalhealth #anxiety #fitmom #leadership #speakers #authorsofinstagram #success #writer #nonfiction #personaldevelopment #isc19 #authors #internationalwriter #courage #publishedauthor #bookshelf #books #coaching

Success

Success does not come to those who give up and turn back. Following up. Following through. Looking at what life can be for you. Strengthening your muscles one group at a time.

#emotions #author #business #fitmoms #moms #businesswomen #coach #suicide #business #women #lifecoach #lifecoachforwomen #mentalhealth #anxiety #fitmom #leadership #speakers

#authorsofinstagram #success #writer #nonfiction #personaldevelopment #isc19 #authors #internationalwriter #courage #publishedauthor #bookshelf #books #coaching