God can meet a need you didn’t know needed met. It shouldn’t take a crisis to develop for your mental well being to be taken into consideration. Sometimes it’s hard to see the actual beauty beneath those burning ashes. I’ve had my fair share. Disappointments, misunderstood, overlooked intentionally and sudden setbacks.
Even in the midst of Covid-19, I took time during this quarantine to see how truly blessed I am. Everyone has a different story and not one of them should be weighted more differently than the other. This pandemic slowed me down a bit to do something like just watch my children sleep.
I appreciate getting dressed to go somewhere because my limbs move. I know across the states, many are filled with anxiety, fear, worry, and stress beyond belief. Constantly replaying where the unknown (Corona) raveling in the air is headed next because you can’t trace it. I encourage you to make time to look for beauty you have that busyness didn’t grant you to see. Before you do that, ask yourself, does Christ reign inside of me? You can do nothing apart from Him and to accept His love brings light and liberty. Be still a moment and draw close to the one who died for you and for me!
Read Matthew 11:25-28
Crashing Into Creativity
I was listening to an interesting conversation with a panel of people discussing the latest crisis around the world. There were so many golden nuggets given. One key point that jumped out is the fact that two different perspectives will arise.
Crisis will either birth desperation or innovation! Which will you choose?
I know its hard for many and am sensitive to every individual’s needs. I encourage you to crash into creativity and birth a unique form of change.
Go on, you’ve got this!!
FIGHT will amplify, deepen, sharpen, magnify, boost, intensify, increase, raise, aggravate and reinforce a change in a situation, but you must have FAITH!
Life is a faith move all by itself. We have a choice. We can choose to live in fear excluding our destiny because we have no point of reference to turn to or live in faith.
If we choose LIFE, we’re saying that we trust that even though we may not be familiar with the new step we know we must take, we’re going to intentionally choose LIFE. So, when you’re thinking on where you are in life just look at it as…..
LIVING IN FAITH EVERYDAY!!
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Downloads & Upgrades
Think of a time when someone spoke something that you disagreed with. It left you feeling down-in-the-dumps. Until…..You became more confident in who you are!
The light clicked on once you realized this truth. It’s like there was a download that upgraded you in your thinking. Cool huh! You see religion will leave you strapped down, burned out, and eventually hanging out to dry! Relationship on the other hand, will always sharpen you and bring you to a higher depth.
Downloads & Upgrades are important for us all because it allows us to see the reality of where we stand in our faith, self-esteem, choices we make, and relationships we have among other things.
Whose downloaded things into you that erupted into a virus? Now you must upgrade to a different mentality of what you tolerate and what you need to have a standard about. It’s no different than a bug infiltrating your computer and you ignore the symptoms, only to end up paying a hefty cost of upgrading to a software program that will ensure you are protected!
Well, our friendships, relationships, a marriage, singleness, jobs, financial matters etc. should stretch us into being a better version of what we feel is best! There’s always an opponent, but we must be willing to mature into better!
Have you checked your downloads & upgrades lately?
“The mind of the intelligent and discerning seeks knowledge and eagerly inquires after it, But the mouth of the [stubborn] fool feeds on foolishness.”
Proverbs 15:14 AMP
Track Record (of people)
There will be evidence that justifies what the source says! You cannot just go by what the source is speaking. That’s where gossip stems from.
A resume is like a track record because it shows if it’s any consistency or reliability on your part to prove whether or not what you put on the application is true.
So, financially, relationally, professionally etc. you should always check the track record. That doesn’t mean keeping a count of all the wrong someone has done against you! Use wisdom and discernment in every choice and decision. Line it up with the word of God.
Psalm 5:9 For there is nothing trustworthy or reliable or truthful in what they say; Their heart is destruction [just a treacherous chasm, a yawning gulf of lies]. Their throat is an open grave; They glibly flatter with their [silken] tongue.
Does the track record consist of superficial, insincere or smoothly persuasive characteristics? Do you see a pattern of manipulation, lying or victim mentality?
Check the track record!!!
Give & Receive 🎁🛍
I’ve been a good giver, but not allowed myself to become a good receiver. This is a personal takeaway I have become enlightened in after some quiet time and listening to a devotional.
God has fashioned my heart to learn how to say: “Lord I accept this and I receive it by faith!” What a blessing to know that it is ok to be a recipient of God!!
Often times we are drilled on it’s better to give than to receive. Then, when God says “it’s your turn” we shy away and choose to remain in the comfort of what’s actually dysfunctional.
Takeaway: Learn how to keep giving, but also to prepare your heart to receive!! I call this #justbecauseblessings!
Make A Move 🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♂️🏃🏽♂️
What’s pending in your life that you’re awaiting to manifest? Is there something hanging in the balance, up in the air, or something you’re undecided about? Whatever it is, have faith and take a step!! I approve this message!!!
Food for Thought!
Are you wanted or have you been called?
“Capable of it does not mean called to it”
What I’ve learned: just because your capable of something doesn’t mean you should jump right into it because it appears to be a “good fit” for you! I learned this the hard way at certain points in life and wasted so much time! God knows exactly what He calls us to do not what others want us to fulfill for them. The church for so long in many ministries have moved from discipleship to an employer trying to fill a vacancy! Are you wanted or have you been called?
Click the link below and be encouraged.
Proof of Purchase
If you don’t like being put on display, then stop acting like you for sale
……cause you can get snatched up then returned with the receipt.
More Than Enough
May the remainder of your 2020 & beyond be this….Proclaim it by faith!
Covered & Lifted
Before the year is out, clear any negativity from your life. There’s still time to make room for new connections and new interactions! So, toss the weight of what’s holding you down. Even if it’s in the form of people.
Planting & Plucking
What has 2020 shown you?
Double Double ❤️🙏🏽🍬
It amazes me how God blesses us in the littlest ways through signs & wonders! Click the link and listen to my latest video ‘Double Double!’