Punished or Polished?

Perspective. Are you being punished or polished? Life sometimes takes twists and turns and you just wonder what on earth is happening. If judgement took place at the cross, then punishment is satisfied. If punishment is satisfied then what’s left? Maybe we get polished? Love-d

A couple of years ago I wanted to move my writing into a new level. I went from a self #publishing platform to a world wide platform and I’ve not regretted it. If you would like to take your #books from the bookshelf to the world – and become the light in someone’s darkness – click on the picture and check out the steps I took… 

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Blessings to you!!

Live From Heaven


Braver Saturday- Praying with you today: Father, thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You that You are kind, loving, compassionate, merciful, patient, active, rich in wisdom and favor. Thank You that Your life and Your perspective is always better than what we think is best. Thank You that we can see life from heavens vantage point. Jesus, we give ourselves over to You fresh and new – daily – I acknowledge You with a confident trust that You direct my path, thoughts and decisions. With expectancy, I lean into the covenant You have with the Father that heals, inspires, restores, renews and refreshes me and those I live out life with in this adventure. Holy Spirit, I resist the thoughts and ideas that lead me from You and I lean into You. Thank You for drawing near to me as I draw near to You and thank You for causing me to walk with You instead of being lead astray. I belong to You and You belong to me. Jesus, You are not a fable, not a myth, not a crutch and not a facade – You are the Living One Who has awakened us all. Thank You that Your kingdom has come and Your will can be done right here and right now as You have already determined in heaven. Thank You for allowing us to hear from heaven. Thank You for dual citizenship – heaven and earth.I give myself to Your will. I give myself to Your breath. I give myself to Your ways. I respond to Your reach and I wrap myself around You and Your Life giving ways and I choose You as my Partner in Life, living and beyond. Let us see the Father and let us run this race with fervor and fascination in Jesus name. Let it be. Love-d

Outside The Box

Motivated Monday-We put ourselves, others and God into a box every day. Someone I trust told me I am outside the box and that I color outside the lines. Then she continued to say that God doesn’t color inside the lines either. If He is willing to be creative why aren’t we? We are made in His image!!

So why do we like it inside a box?  Why? We want to control. Fearful. We don’t trust. 

I admit I’m misunderstood outside the box. I admit my friendships – as in true friends who are there for me and not just be there for them – are few. It’s daring. It’s out there. It causes people to mistake your confidence for arrogance. They mistake your focus for snobbery and your intensity makes them uncomfortable. But at the end of the day – you have to be true to you. Who are you? You will never discover your potential by remaining inside a comfortable perspective. 

My suggestion????

Walk away from the box. Get outside of it. 

You are free.

To be. 

Outside. 

Now.

Free them to be outside. Quit controlling others so that you feel safe. Just control you – much less pressure when you stick to your own business. You mom or caregiver- it’s how you do what you do that matters. Give choices instead of ultimatums. Be kind. Be patient. With you and them.

RUN!! Help them run.

Laugh! With yourself and others.

EnJOY!!! You and them. Joy is from the inside and it’s how you get strong. His Joy. In you. Helps you live-

Outside.  The. Box.  

  
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Don’t Give Up!

Dont' Give Up ©Donna ReinersRefuse 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? You need to refuse defeat even while feeling like you are in last place. If you feel like leaving your house looking like a mess then stop it. Get dressed. Brush your teeth. Brush your hair. Get your shoes on and get out there in the real world. Leave your 4 walls and take a break from the voices that surround you telling you that you will not make it or that you are wasting your time. Head out with your head held high even if you feel as if you are falling into failing. So, you feel like you are treading water – cool – then your arms and legs are gaining strength. You are gonna make it. Don’t give up. Choose thankfulness. Perspective is everything. Choose. Decide. Don’t give up!

Talk To Yourself

Defeat, discouragement, confusion and condemnation are not your friends. Do not allow darkness to become your bedfellow and if it has already then kick that thing out. Don’t go to bed with negativity. Face it whatever it is that is making you feel like a chopped down tree and command joy. Maybe you don’t like your house, your job, your friends or your church. Maybe you have been hanging on by a thread trying to do the right thing when all along you have been supposed to……….move along. That’s right. Maybe you need to make a change. Are you supposed to move? Look for a new house. If you hate your job then spruce up your resume. Your friends getting on your nerves? Find out why? Maybe either they have outgrown you or you have outgrown them. Don’t ditch anyone but it may be time to add to your friends some new friends and new possibilities. Have you been at your church just one year too many? Guess what? There ARE other churches and you do not have to bee bop along in the same church if they ignore you, don’t tend to the needs of folks who are in need, control you or are just too spiritual good to be any good outside the four walls. You are valuable and so don’t give up!

Lock, Stock & Barrel

There comes a time when you just have to persevere, #BeBraver and make a decision to make a change. It’s okay. It is your life and you are the one responsible for it and you are the one who is accountable for it as well. If you are bored then for goodness sake ask yourself why and do something different. If you jump around every two years and get bored every two years and leave wherever you are committed every two years then you being bored is not the problem – you NEED to take lock stock and barrel at yourself and get a grip and mature and commit. BUT…if its a new feeling…this….feeling of….what am I supposed to do with my life???? Then,  get sill and look at your life and get a plan for tomorrow and don’t give up!

Until soon – share with a friend

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