Thursday, October 20, 2016

Our Mouth Needs An Alignment pt. 2


Often times we speak things over our lives that do not align with the Word of God at all and then we wonder why things don't work out the way we hoped, dreamed, and even prayed. Yep! I said it. Even the things we pray about never manifest because our mouths aren't in alignment with our prayers. You would think that if we prayed a thing we would believe it right? Well, unfortunately, that isn't always the case.

I've been saying all year that if we were to change our language we would change our world. And I'll be listing a few things we say too often vs. what the Word of God says.


LET'S SHIFT OUR LANGUAGE


We say: I'm scared and powerless!

Word says: For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7

First and foremost, fear is NOT of God! The enemy would love to make you think that fear is a healthy emotion but it's not it's actually a toxic emotion and it is not from the LORD!! Maybe I should say that again - FEAR IS NOT FROM GOD!!

Let me tell you a little about my history with fear! I allowed fear to literally rob me of incredible opportunities for months, years, and decades because I was always scared of actually becoming successful in my craft - crazy huh?? IKR! crazy as all get out! lol, don't judge a sista!! She was a scary cat! 

I'll be honest and tell you that it wasn't until this year, sweet 16` that I decided I was no longer going to be bound in fear and miss out on the great things that God has for me and since then I've been running!! Without looking back! It's an amazing thing to truly believe that you have POWER, LOVE, & A SOUND MIND!! Then to show the enemy what He thought He could control, he actually can't anymore. What a relief I'm telling you!

I never want to hear you say that you're scared and powerless again!

We say: I just don't get this, I don't know what to do.

Word says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path. - Proverbs 3:5-6

Be sure to acknowledge God's hand in your situation! Soooooooooooo many times we start giving the enemy credit for whatever is going on in our life, maybe because it is uncomfortable. When in reality, whatever is going on God has TOTAL control over. If it is hurting you God is going to use it for your good. That's why we can't lean on our own understanding because we just don't have the mind to understand what God is doing. Our thoughts are not his thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). So even if we tried we would never be able to figure out exactly what God is doing, and this is when TRUSTING HIM comes into play.

Even though you may not be able to trace God you still have to be able to trust Him. Believe it or not, no matter the level of pain you are experiencing now if you are able to trust God you WILL come out on top!

I never want to hear you say that you don't know what to do.

We say: Nobody cares and nobody loves me!

Word says: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

God so loved the >>>world<<< not just Christians, not just one specific race, not one specific person! He loved the WHOLE world! He sent his Son for the benefit of EVERYBODY!  We just happen to be included in the whole world and that everybody category! - that's exciting!

If nobody in this world loves you, your heavenly Father loves you like crazy! Let's think about this for a minute, in reality, would you lay the life of your only son down for the benefit of someone that may never believe in you?? I'll be real! I can't say that I would! BUT GOD.......He did this for you and me! That's LOVE!! REAL LOVE!

There is no love in this world that could ever compare to the love of God. We didn't have to do anything for God to love us! He did it so naturally! There is nothing we can do to make him stop loving us! - what a joy that is.

I never want to hear you say that nobody loves you again!

#Letuspray: Father God, we come to you humbly, we thank you for giving us life and we thank you for loving us enough to send your Son Jesus Christ so that we may have total access to you. We thank you for establishing your Word in the earth so that we have a reference to refer to. Thank you for a living Word that is still relevant here in 2016. We thank you for this day we bless your holy name for you alone are worthy of all our worship and praise, we come asking that you will show us the power and authority that you have given unto us so that we can cancel all signs or emotions in relation with fear. We declare and decree that we will not let fear hold us back from our destiny, that we will run on and see what the end looks like. We will pursue everything that you have called us to pursue. We will not give up on you, we will not give up on ourselves, and we will not give up on the people that stand in need of our gifts. We thank you for blessings us with us tremendous gifts that we aren't deserving of. Oh, how we love you, Lord. We ask that you will teach us how to trust in you when we can't trace you when we can't feel your presence in our life when we really feel like throwing in the towel. When it looks like it would be best for us to give up and die, give us life and strength to carry on and not to just carry on but to carry on and win! strength to conquer, strength to rule over, to occupy what it is that you have for us. Flood us with you love Lord, that real, true, pure, gentle, caring, unconditional love that you provide for us. Please, Lord, let that love rain down on us. Let our hearts, bodies, souls overflow with that love until we truly understand the fact that you love us NO MATTER what, that you will never leave us nor forsake us that you have our back that you care! Oh, how we thank you, Lord, we bless you on today and forever more. I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over each of us now. No hurt, harm, or danger shall come upon us and our homes shall be peaceful and joyous. In Jesus almighty name we have prayed, Amen!!

I hope and pray that this has blessed you and helped you see just who powerful our words can be.
Proverbs 18:21 says that "Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.". You have to power over what type of fruit you produce in your life. Until next time, I love you!!! SHARE THIS BLOG POST PLEASE!


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Our Mouth Needs An Alignment pt. 1



Often times we speak things over our lives that do not align with the Word of God at all and then we wonder why things don't work out the way we hoped, dreamed, and even prayed. Yep! I said it. Even the things we pray about never manifest because our mouths aren't in alignment with our prayers. You would think that if we prayed a thing we would believe it right? Well, unfortunately, that isn't always the case.

I've been saying all year that if we were to change our language we would change our world. So that is what we're going to focus on in this two-part series. I'll be listing a few things we say too often vs. what the Word of God says.


LET'S SHIFT OUR LANGUAGE


We say: It's impossible, there is no way this will work!


Word says: But He said the things which are impossible with me are possible with God. - Luke 18:27


We speak death over our vision before we even try to walk it out sometimes. God has given all of us a grant vision! Yes, He has, but when He gave us that vision He never excluded Himself from the equations. He calculated Himself right into the vision because He knew we wouldn't be able to do it all alone. 


If we would stop trying to do grant things without the creator and giver or our vision things would definitely go a lot better than we ever expect. Don't think for one minute that God expects you to complete that massive vision that He has given you all by yourself. NOPE! not even! He partners with us when He gives us vision so that we can carry that vision out. 


Stop stressing yourself out trying to do things on your own. Look to the one who said, "the things which are impossible with me are possible with God." (That's the type of God we serve)


I never want to hear you say something is IMPOSSIBLE again!


We say: I can't make it, I don't have enough!


Word says: And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches and glory. - Philippians 4:19


I'm not sure what kind of God you serve but ummmm MY GOD He's mad RICH!! stupid RICH! crazy RICH! There is no need for us to wonder if we'll be able to make it because if God said he is going to do something He comes through every time. He doesn't play about His children! He wouldn't have you out here looking crazy, cup running dry! He supplies the needs of His children. We don't serve a deadbeat Daddy! He is a good good Father!!!


SIDENOTE: A lot of times we worry when we see another brother or sister being blessed because we think "What about us? If He keeps giving them stuff He will not have enough for us." 

{insert blank stare} That is NOT true! That is a trick from the enemy! His cup never runs dry so we don't have to worry about our brother and sister getting too much of what is ours, NOPE!! When you see your brother and sister being blessed celebrate their overflow, you never know what they had to go through to receive it.....

I never want to hear you say you CAN'T MAKE IT again!


DISCLAIMER: We must be a good steward of what he had given us. If we can't seem to figure out how to manage our resources don't think that the source will continually provide you with overflow.

We say: I'm not a wise person, I can't make good decisions!

Word says: If any of you lack wisdom, let him as of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given to him. - James 1:5


This scripture clearly tells us that there is no reason we should be unclear, unsure, or uncertain about anything! Why?? because we are able to go to God and ask for the wisdom we need to make the decision. James 1:5 tells us that He gives us wisdom when we ask, not only does He give it to us.....He gives it to us liberally (ex: fully, abundantly, generously), meaning he doesn't give us half the wisdom we need to make the decisions that we need His guidance on! HE GIVES WISDOM FULLLLLLLLLLLLY!! Yep! That's exciting! 

Then check this out - (I almost passed out on this one) He gives wisdom without REPROACH (ex: condemnation, rebuke, shame), this means that He gives wisdom without judgment of what you may be asking the wisdom for. He doesn't say "that's not that important and you don't need the wisdom to make that decision! Nope, I'm not giving you wisdom!" the devil is a lie, don't let him fool you like that! You can go to God and ask him wisdom to make whatever decision you need to make whether it be a big decision or a little decision, He is willing to give you what you need!


I never want to hear you say that you CAN'T MAKE WISE DECISIONS again!

#LetUsPray: Father God, we come to you humbly, we thank you for giving us life and we thank you for loving us enough to send your Son Jesus Christ so that we may have total access to you. We thank you for establishing your Word in the earth so that we have a reference to refer to. Thank you for a living Word that is still relevant here in 2016. Give us the hope, courage, and wise we need to believe in ourselves and to trust in your timing, because we know your timing is perfect! Teach us how to lean on you when times get tough and we feel like giving up. Give us the wisdom we need to make day to day decisions that may seem confusing. Give us the words and wisdom to speak over ourselves and your people. Thank you for the authority that you have given unto us. Thank you for being who you are, thank you for always providing us with what we need whether it be financial, peace, joy, hope, confirmation, wisdom, love, truth, and more. Thank you for knowing us the way that you do. In such a way that we don't even have to ask for what we need sometimes you just give it to us. We thank you for being a God that hears our cries and delivers on your promises. Help us to genuinely celebrate our brothers and sisters as they are being blessed. Help us understand that you have more than enough blessings, that your cup never runs dry. That you have come so that we may have a life of abundance not just maintaining. Put us in the right place at the right time to be a blessing and to receive our blessings. We believe in you and every promise you have spoken to our hearts. We will go forward with the expectation of the greatness that you have set before us. I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over each of us now. No hurt, harm, or danger shall come upon us and our homes shall be peaceful and joyous. In Jesus almighty name we have prayed, Amen!!


I hope and pray that this has blessed you and helped you see just who powerful our words can be.
Proverbs 18:21 says that "Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.". You have to power over what type of fruit you produce in your life. Until next time, I love you!!! SHARE THIS BLOG POST PLEASE!!

.....pt. 2 coming Thursday! SPREAD THE WORD!




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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Something Is Different



It's so funny how season change and the whole world shifts. We are in the last quarter of a year that seems like it just started the other day. I can't say enough that this has been a very different year for me.

It's amazing what God can do with your life when you decide to really give it to Him and let Him have His way with you inside and out. Okay, let me get to this blog post before I start crying, shouting, and praising God lol.

One morning I woke up and EVERYTHING seemed so different. Everything had changed in my life, my relationships, my business, my heart, my everything! Yep! EVERYTHING! I was confused as to how I got here but after asking God He made it very clear as to how it happened.

He SHIFTED me! Shifted me into the place He had been preparing me for so long! A place that I had been praying for. A place of abundance, peace, and positivity. I had gone through such a toxic relationship that I had lost myself, inside and out. I had to re-learn who I was, what I was living for and who I was fighting for, I lost everything because of one decision I decided to make. A decision that was completely outside of Gods will for my life. I know you may be asking what was that decision, but we will get to that at a later date. Right now I need you to understand how important it is to allow God to restore and mend you from the inside out.

SOMETHING IS DIFFERENT:

MY HEART:
My heart is different, my heart was so broken in desperate need of mending but I was the one trying to do the mending. But I didn't have the resources to fix a heart that I didn't create. I had to literally hand God my heart because what I was doing wasn't working at all. This wasn't easy! It took more breaking before I finally decided I'd give my heart to God. I know you're thinking why did you have to give a heart to God that He created, but listen, God says for us to cast our cares on him (1 Peter 5:7) meaning He isn't going to come take what we aren't willing to give.

So once I got tired of trying to fix something that I didn't have the tools to do, He was able to actually work on my heart. My heart was bruised, broken, and crying for help because of toxic relationship after toxic relationship, issues with friends, business partners and so much more. I know that's a lot but that isn't even all lol I'm just being real.

Why I gave God my heart:

  1. I was tired of trying and failing- I promise you every time I decided to do something outside of Gods will for my life, it failed miserably. One move after another failed! It was a consistent cycle of failure and you may say you shouldn't say that, but listen I said I'm trying to be real here! All my plans failed because God was never head over my plans. I had become head of my life while still claiming I was living for Christ. How does that work? I'll tell you it doesn't, it doesn't work at all. 
  2. I was tired of feeling depressed - Depression is ultimately what sinks in when you try to do something that you thought would be your breakthrough moment and it fails. Well after multiple depressional states I began to understand what was driving me to become depressed in the first place and that was my own decision making.
  3. I was tired of my expectations never being met - I got tired of having high hopes for all of my relationships, friendships, and partnerships to only see them....well I think you know by now lol - FAIL! I had to lean on God to really understand why my romantic relationship was non-existent, my family relationships were running on low oxygen, why a lot of my once friends were just people I used to know, and none of my partnerships were lasting past a couple of weeks. This was all literally enough to drive a sane man crazy and begin to question what is wrong with themselves, but by giving my heart to God He was able to heal me internally which shined outwardly and brought several new connects into my life and restored others. He was able to show me that my expectations were unrealistic and that I needed to extend more grace upon my peers. He was able to remold my expectations and show me where I needed to heal in the area of relationships, friendships, and partnerships.
How to give your heart to God:
  1. You have to make the conscious decision to hand it over along with the baggage that occupies it. 
  2. Make it a part of your prayer every day! Ex: "Lord, I give my heart to you today!"
  3. Start a daily devotional - this will allow God to come into your heart one scripture at a time.
  4. Find a church home - It's extremely important that you fellowship with other like minded people


MY BUSINESS:
My business is different, I hadn't planned to birth some of the businesses I birth this year but that just leads me to believe that it was more God than me! Let me be real with you all. I think I have a problem I'm a serial entrepreneur and I see the potential in almost everything, which that being said I will try to do EVERYTHING! It is absolutely impossible for one person to do everything by themselves. This is where a level of frustration comes in like no other.  - I've been here before!

Why I gave God my business: 

  1. I was trying to do too much and wasn't getting anywhere fast. I had to allow God to make business decisions for me because I was not able to make them for myself. If I had the ability I'd run about 5 MLM's, 3 consulting businesses, 7 advertising businesses, and several ministries and much more but how the heck would I do that by myself. - that's why I had to go to God and allow Him to close some doors that I had beat down for myself. 
  2. I couldn't keep an assistant to save my life. I lost more than a couple assistants in a very short amount of time. And no they didn't quit, they had other things they had to tend to that were much more important than trying to help me with 100 businesses lol - I took this as a call to learn and manage my business for myself without any help so that meant that some things had to go for sure. 
  3. All of it wasn't God ordained - there were some things I was trying to do that God didn't put his stamp on. It wasn't that it was bad but it wasn't fulfilling the call God had placed on my life for that particular season. (There is a season for everything)
  4. Tired - literally exhausted from trying to do all things in a timely manner. One thing was being neglected while one thing was getting all of my attention. But once I realized I was neglecting the other thing I'd go overboard and try to make up for the time I neglected it which left me up all day and night trying to figure stuff out.
How to give your business to God:
  1. Accept the fact that you don't know it all. - I consider myself to be a very wise woman, but I don't know more than God that is for sure. Once I was able to come to this realization I was able to accept that God knows best and that if He said to let "xyz"go then He would multiply me in another area.
  2. Pray that God will reveal to you what you need to be working on in the current season you are in. 
  3. Go to God when your business is failing or not progressing.
  4. Don't ignore God's voice in your business - He is always giving you signs and hints, make sure your discernment is on fleek. 
There is so much going on in my life at the moment, but it's all good things!! After allowing God to work on my heart and my business this has made a drastic change. I had no clue how vital it was that I allow God to do what He needs to do before I can SHIFT into the place He wants me to be. So glad I decided to willing seek Him regarding the matter of my heart and business, without him having to do it involuntarily. I encourage you to do the same if you're experiencing any of the things I discussed today. 

Thank you for stopping by, I will be posting more frequently this month! Get excited! I hope & pray that this has blessed you! Until next time - I LOVE YOU!!

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