Is this a Bad Word?

Change. It can be a welcomed friend or a hated enemy depending on the topic. Here we are in the 8th month of the year. A new month…a chance for you to accomplish something that you have not been able to master yet.

No matter what your goals are, if you are having difficulty reaching them, sometimes it is because of the enemy at work, sometimes it is because you have people who are just against you, but often, we stand in our way of pursuing our goals and embracing our destiny.

I want to encourage you. Do the work it takes to chart a path that leads you to purpose and destiny. Don’t let anyone stand in your way, not even you!

Get up early if you have to or start by hitting the snooze button one less time! For some of you, change may mean turning down your plate to hear from the Lord, it might mean changing what’s on your plate as an increased health benefit. For others, it may mean making a commitment to exercise and for some others, it may mean setting designated prayer times to enhance your relationship with God. No matter what changes you need to make in your life, I want to encourage you to make them and turn “change” from a “bad” word to a good “word”.

No Turning Back

I meet so many people who are consumed with the challenges of the past. If you struggle with past issues, hurts or mistakes I would like to encourage you. You cannot go back in time and change a single day, but you can grab hold of your future and focus on making the most of your tomorrows.

There are people who hurt you who may never say that they are sorry. There are people who walk out of your life, who may never return but one thing is certain: you are still standing! Nothing that has been done to you or no one that hurt you has taken the breath from your body. You are still here!

I want to encourage you to put the past behind you. Your future is bright, so from this day forward…no turning back!  Focus on the future, you will be glad you did.

Overcoming Every Battle

Whenever you face a situation or challenge that you did not expect it can be tough. When you are watching loved ones go through trials and hardships that can be even harder, because of the powerlessness you feel to be able to help them.

It can be extremely difficult at the time, but just remember that these trials are building your character muscles, they are building patience and maturity in you and those you love.

Not only will God grant you the strength to endure and overcome, He is giving you a testimony to share with others. Just know that you have faced situations that other people would not have survived, and you may meet someone who is facing your same challenge that desperately needs to hear your testimony!

So hang in there! You will overcome every battle and every defeat with victory.

Prosperity: Winning Wednesday!

Today I am praying that you have a Winning Wednesday! I know many people call today “hump day” because we all have made it to the middle of the week, but not me. I am declaring today as a day of winning, wealth, prosperity, provision, and success.

There are so many people who just go through life hoping for something great to happen to them, but as believers, you can EXPECT great things to happen for you. Now we all know that life throws us curve balls from time to time, but you do not have to worry or fear because God causes all things to work together for our God for all of us who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

So I want to encourage you to proclaim God’s best blessings over your life and over the lives of those connected to you because no matter what trials we face in the end…WE WIN!

A Plan for You

I remember being a kid and wanting to grow up. I could not wait to be an adult! I think many of us wish we could get back in a time capsule and go back to a time of no bills, but it’s too late! We are already here in Adultland.

As challenging as it can be sometimes, I am comforted in knowing that I don’t have to have it all figured out and neither do you. God has a plan for each of us. Scripture reminds us if we lean not on our own understanding and trust in Him then He will direct our paths.

It can be tough to depend on someone else, especially as an adult. We have our vision boards, 5-year plans and there is nothing wrong with that. We just have to remember to write our plans in pencil, because sometimes God has the final say and ultimately, that is a great thing.

I want to encourage you to have a plan, but keep it in prayer to the Father. He will complete the good work that He began in you. So you don’t have to worry or fret. Just let go and trust Him.

Focus

If you have a hard time dealing with pain that is caused by other people, this post is for you! There are so many things going on all around us that require prayer. We need to keep our government officials, religious leaders, community leaders and our own households constantly lifted before our Father in heaven.

Prayer helps to re-focus you spiritual and emotional vision. It can be tough when people hurt us and just walk away, but I want to encourage you today. Don’t focus on what others have done to you. Instead, focus on just how good God has been to you!

Think about every door that He has opened and reflect on all the prayers that He has answered for you.  After you do that, forgive them. That’s right. Let them go. God can deal with them better than you ever could. Release them and let them go. Trust me, you will be so glad you did.

 

Comfort Zone Eviction Notice

I work in the leasing industry and every once in a while someone will come across my desk that has to be evicted. Now, we do everything within our power to help people so that this can be avoided, but sometimes there is nothing else we can do.

Well, often that is the case with God. He has been sending you little warnings and signs that He needs you to change your course of action. We have all been there, and like many of you I have both yielded to the signs and ignored them completely. Thank God that He loves us enough to never let us get so comfortable with somewhere we should not be, something that we should not be doing or someone we should not be around.

Every once in a while He will show up and yank us to a greater place of purpose! So if you have been feeling a little uneasy, take some time and seek Him. He will help navigate you to your next place…your next great place of power, purpose and destiny!