Too much Hope?

When someone offers you what feels like “too much hope” through an unorthodox way whether it be mental, physical or emotional and you say no based on something that happened in the past to you or to someone else…….. I just want to remind you that you might just miss your opportunity to have a positive change to your life.

What if your no to this “weird too much hope” can’t explain or understand it thing is your no to you speaking, talking, hearing or walking?

Let your tomorrow be different than your past.

And if you are afraid to hope too much because of being disappointed in the past …all I can tell you is that I would prefer to step out and be disappointed than stay stuck in hopelessness which says NO to anything positive. What about you?

I know…. this may not make sense to all of you but some of you get it.

Stop being afraid of your own shadow.

Stop being afraid of the impossibilities.

Start saying hello to the possibilities.

Start saying hello to even ONE LITTLE STEP FORWARD!!

Hope again!

I almost refused to share with someone today something that I know has the capability to change her life and the lives of those around her. Almost.

Then, I felt that nudge inside….. “Why are you afraid to bring hope?” We met with a family and literally changed their lives in a positive way. It was NOT false hope. It was not healing either…but it was definitely improvement. Thank You God!

I remember years ago I was in a situation with a church staff/pastor where our belief systems collided. They called to ask me questions about whether I believed that God healed today. I had been hanging out with some of the women in his church and he was “concerned”. As we explored our conversation, it was as if I had a rope around my neck and I would not get out alive. You see, I did not graduate a seminary (or cemetery) is what my pastor 25 years ago said it was called. Anyhow, my point is that I was fairly new in leaning strongly into believing God healed instead of thinking He did not. After a very long conversation, the bottom line was that he had been hurt years ago – his church he felt had been hurt years ago from what he believed to be “false prophetic words” regarding healing and atonement and all that went in between. His point however was that all those comments and prophecies did was give false hope because that person died. They were devastated and he insinuated that his church was devastated and that it created basically a bad name for God and so he did not want me to influence his church with a belief system that included atonement. I was stuck.

How do I honor this pastor and his belief system and honor God and His belief system and help the women continue to move forward into more life in Christ and let them have their OWN belief system? I was not ruled by fear and the ladies did not want to be ruled by fear either. After all, God IS LOVE – He does not “just love”… I had to choose. I was not scared which honestly was miraculous at the time because I had such a strong submission to authority and wanted more than anything to please pastors or anyone in any kind of leadership and authority… But there was a VOICE…….inside me.

THE Voice – THAT Voice INSIDE me.

I KNEW that voice… I did not know all the information that pastor knew and I did not know how to lead a church but I knew inside me that I was safe to believe and Hope in the One Who healed and believe in healing. This was HIS leading from the inside of me.

Was this pastor lead by the same voice? I believe so but we all hear through our own filters. Maybe there were places inside me that were developed differently than the places in His heart inside him. He was mature and I was mature but in different areas. Now, many years later I’m mature in other areas and have changed. I have great respect for his heart for his congregation and his desire to protect them. On the other hand, I realize I must follow that voice…as I learn and grow I would prefer it to be in hearing Him not just hearing information and following doctrines of safety.

I had seen some healed. I had been healed of some conditions supernatural. Years later, I have experienced more of the same – healed and not healed. Yet, is this because our God of Hope is inconsistent? Is this because God is not a Healer? If I’m not healed, is God the bad guy?

These are thoughts that we all have from time to time right? When you are growing in what you know about Creator…you ask questions and when you are growing in Who Creator is or what you think He is…you ask questions and when you actually converse with Him and get to know Him and you feel He is getting to know you…and you think HEY is God a Person Who hears me and knows me and is real and HE KNOWS ME????? WOW. Everything changes. Share with friends.

Love- Donna Reiners

Changing my Focus

Braver Wednesday – it’s not as easy as thinking that whatever you think you will get. But what if what you are thinking in the negative will never come to pass? Then you wasted all that precious time thinking dreary dead filled thoughts. Let’s change our focus. Let’s expect something different. Let’s hope for more. Let’s enjoy where we are while on the way to where we are going. Love, D

Prisoner of Hope

John on the island of Patmos.

Banished. Forgotten? No way!

Alone? He had angel friends!!

I’m going to talk about John on January 29 and if you are in the Houston area, we would love to see you!! We will have this gathering in our home 1/29/16 @ 7pm in the Katy area.  See flyer to determine if it’s your cup of tea!!

Blessings- d 

 

Be Hope

Fearless Friday-Let’s continually surround those we love with our time and effort. Let’s speak to one another our sincere love and appreciation and encourage one another when it is still today to not just give hope but be hope….for a brighter, heavenly…tomorrow whether we are still here on this planet earth breathing breath or we step into heaven after taking our final one.  

 

Get Up!

Tenacious Tuesday

HOLD ON TO HOPE!!!! This is a word for somebody!!!!! Don’t give up!! Hold onto confidence. Grip expectation. Don’t turn back and don’t look down. Instead, GET UP!!!!  

 

Ladder of Success 

Truth is that it gets dark sometimes. What do I mean? You’re not sure. It could be hazy. You think you know but along the way you wonder. Listen, just because you have to face the dark doesn’t mean you are not on the right track. There will be light again. Don’t give up my friend, it may be right around the bend. Let the fear go. Your God is in the know. One other possibility is that – maybe – just maybe – you need to turn the light switch on? Or use an app on your phone? Do what you gotta do to be focused as you move forward. See you – out there – I’ll leave the light on for you- love, d 

Expect Again

Tenacious Tuesday

Don’t be afraid to fail.Don’t be afraid to do well.

Believe again.

Expect again.

Go for it again!

Respect yourself again!

Every day is the day to rise again.

Love and believe in you!!!

  

Crawl Up One More Stair

Motivating Monday

Seriously??!! You want to give up now???? When it took you all that time just to get to the stairs??? YOU CANT GIVE UP NOW!!! You have come wayyyyyy too far!!! Not an option! Say it with me. Turning back is not an option!! If I can’t walk, I’ll crawl. But I’m not quitting. Not today. See you – on the stairway of fulfilling your dream. One step at a time my friend. #momblogger #determined #business 

  

Pick Up Hope

When Hope is removed, confidence and expectation are removed. Pick up HOPE again. Let HOPE reacquaint you with living. There are still promises left to come forth.stand to your feet! Breathe again! Live again! Love again! Open up your blinds. Go check your mail. Call someone up to say hello. Write yourself an an encouraging  note. Tell yourself that you ARE going to be okay and that you are passing through not standing still.

Get out of giving up and HOPE AGAIN!! Be confident again!Give birth to trust and watch your promises come forth!

TRUST AGAIN! I love you @donnareiners @bravetobraver

  

HOPE AGAIN

HOPE is another word for confident expectation. Be BOLD FRIEND. Dare to hope again. Dare to NOT GIVE UP. Dare to move forward when your emotions say no I won’t go. Dare to step into tomorrow when all logic says you’re foolish. Dare to trust when all the thoughts inside say you are crazy. HOPE. Confidence. Expectation. Go there. Today. You are not alone. Be BRAVER and I’ll see you out there – in the kingdom – on top of the mountain.Forward to a friend who needs to hope again.

Love, Donna Reiners  
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