Mind Over Matter

Tired and  being  overwhelmed seems to be a common place for me lately . I am trying so hard to make this blog a success because I really want to help people and give them just a little hope . I struggle with my ability to actually make it through the day with a positive outlook because there is always something or someone standing in my path .  How do I get passed this and move forward to becoming a productive asset to my peers and those I come in contact with ? How can I write about being positive and trusting God when I can hardly keep my feelings in check ? Where do I find the  strength to just step out on faith and move on ?

Hmmm , lots of questions coming in and out of my mind , but I think that the best way to overcome these obstacles is simply ” mind over matter ” .  When you constantly allow situations to take control of you the results of you winning is slim to none . I can not allow the enemy to set up a camp site in my mind and lead me down a path filled with “what if’s” .  The bible tells us that the best way to work through your troubles is to submit yourself to prayer , it also tells us to pray without ceasing . Sincere prayers move God because you have allowed him to come in and fix your problem , your trust has given him permission to act on your behalf , it’s the unseen faith that moves  him into action .

Let’s begin to practice meditating on God a little more , when you begin to feel down pray , pray for your life and those you love , pray for your enemies and those that despise you , pray in all that you do and watch God work it out . Remember if you don’t mind , it won’t matter because it’s already been handled .

Love and Blessings

Letting Go

photo9I was dropping my daughter off to the mall yesterday and I felt compelled to stay with her until she met up with her friend , well that turned into frustration when she refused my offer . For a few minutes I was annoyed and slightly angry that she didn’t need me around , my baby had broke free and moved on .  As I watched her walk away my feelings got hurt and I felt it but just as I was about to fall into that place God said let go !

Why do we find it hard to let go of things that have already evolved away from our lives. Holding on to those things that keep you complacent will do nothing but block your blessings.  The bible tells us that we should lay aside every weight that so easily besets us you have to know when it’s time to let go .

We hold on to the past like a child with a security blanket , hoping that the situation will change somehow or over night the answers will just automatically appear . In the real world life and all that it has to offer will confined you in a holding cell of despair offering only grief and trouble . But the word of God tells us that the righteous are not forsaken nor do they beg for bread , in short you need not concern yourself with what you can’t fix because God will take care of you .

It is never easy to walk away from a situation but with faith you can move forward and breathe . Take a moment to examine the problem and then ask yourself “is it really worth it .” I won’t tell you that you will receive instant gratification but time does heal , you must rest and believe that it can do just that … HEAL !!!

Take time to pull away from everything and everyone and meditate on yourself , your life and your future then ask God to come in and assist you towards victory. You want to be successful , you want a new beginning , you want closure , then you must let go !!! The past hurts and let downs , broken hearts and problems are gone and only remain relevant because you refuse to let go . The past is the past , those moments are gone never to come back again , it is time to stay goodbye to all of that and say hello to a new day . With God all things are possible and obtainable , all you need to do is let go !!!

Love and Blessings

Faithing It !!!

photo19To have faith is to believe in the impossible to accept the unexplainable to grasp on to  hope of things you hold to be true within you . The bible tells us that “faith without works is dead” , meaning if you can’t believe in what you see how can it be accomplished ? Take it a step further , how can you succeed in life if you don’t even believe in yourself enough to push for greatness. It is always easy to say what you want to do in life but you have to first believe that you can do it .  See the vision , write the vision , live the vision , embrace the vision , become the vision .  You must be the first person to see that your dreams are accessible before anyone else will .  Stop relying on others to build you up , become your own cheerleader !!!

As believers we already know that God is our source of strength and our support system . He will never fail us because he has designed us to be great . We can do all things through Christ that strengthens us each and everyday . Stop accepting the negative advice of your peers and family members , because when you take in all that energy you cease to exist.  Negativity is a language that only breathes despair , pain and grief  , it lacks any beneficial attributes . Nothing good comes from being negative ,  but when you apply faith to the mix things begin to come to life .

Shake up your inner man and watch God change your situations , open doors for you that seemed to be sealed forever , and make your dreams a reality . Faith the size of a mustard seed seems uncomprehensible ,  how can something that small do anything ? Well  , faith moves God !!!  When you tap into faith things begin to change for the better and you start to live . All things are possible if you will only believe , never loose sight of your faith act on it and own it .  Grab hold and start ” faithing it “……….

Love and Blessings

Step Out of the Shadows

photo18For too long I hid my feelings to keep the peace , hiding my emotions from everyone I came in contact with because I just wanted to fit in .  Secretly I hated myself and the person I had become , no voice , no peace , no vision , no life .   As I got older the painful reality was I had lost sight of who I was , what made me happy , what made me …… me ! Shame and worthlessness became a common ground and I lost the drive to carry on , always looking out for others and sparing their feelings to keep a superficial relevance . I had totally kicked God out of my inner circle and shut down as I shied away from his grace and mercy .

It is really easy to loose yourself when your faced with sudden adversity , never really trusting God to supply all your needs according to his riches in glory . You go to church out of habit instead of having a need to better yourself . Your so desperately in need to feel needed that you hide in the dark places where no one can find you . Stop hiding behind your fears and step into the light and get your life back .

Fear lurks in the small crevices of your mind and sets up shop removing you piece by piece .  Hang on to Gods word and let him lift those burdens and clear your heart . Be happy , the joy of the Lord gives you strength and in time he can heal your scars and fix you right on up . Surround yourself with positive vibes and give it all to the Master . 2 Timothy 1:7 let’s us know that God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power , love , and a sound mind .

The enemy has but one purpose :   to kill , steal and destroy . His main objective is to keep us bound and not focused on Jesus . Come out of the shadows and let your light shine so that others may see God working through you and blessing your mind , body , and soul .

Love and Blessings

Be Encouraged

spa-zen-stonesMatthew 6 : 34 says ” take therefore no thought for tomorrow for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself , sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof ”

We are always so concerned with tomorrows troubles that we forget about today , always thinking about how to fix the problems or to find a solution that we loose sight of what.s really taking place.  Sometimes we forget that all we have to do is call on the name of the Lord and he will come to our rescue. It doesn’t matter how big or small the task may be , it is never too hard for him to solve and just like a good father he will not fail you . Gods promises are true and his word is a guarantee of safety.  People are funny about the concerns for others , most have no interest in helping nor do they wish to see you succeed . It is sad that many Christians display this type of behavior on a daily basis only thinking of themselves , but the bible says” to think on others rather than thyself”. Why is it so hard for us to follow the instructions set before us , yet we are quick to judge others and convict them before the evidence has even been presented .

Psalms 51:10 says ” create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me “.  Take time out to commune with the creator and release all the heaviness that keeps you confound to bondage. His way is easy and smooth , he has no clause , no small print , or hidden agenda . No need to worry about him telling your business to the neighbors because he is strong tower , one that can not be shaken or convinced to deceive and  turn against you . Gods grace and mercy is a delight for your well being , he will never change .  Let go of every burden and cling to him as you hang on to his every word , he will allow peace and love to move into your spirit and give you joy unspeakable and full of glory!!!

Love and Blessings

A New Found Freedom

photo10A familiar place , person or thing can sometimes become a hindering factor. The normal facets of everyday life will all at once turn turbulent leaving you in a state of  uncertainty and loss .  You began to feel empty and unsure , desperately searching for a place of refuge . It is then that you accept anything that provides a sense of false hope and assurance . Never really satisfied with life you continue seeking for that instant gratification and hoping that one day you will gain way more than you’ve lost . Tragedies and circumstances arise often but you never have to settle because the “joy of the Lord is our strength ” .

If you truly wish to obtain peace , love and happiness you have to first accept that there is a problem . Once you have acknowledged the root of your issues you then have to be wiling to let it go . Holding on to past problems take charge of your very existence as it devours you whole. Reclaim your life and let go of the past , after all it’s gone forever . Today is new and it’s offering you a second chance to redemption . Claim your reward to a new found freedom and allow yourself to be released from all that binds you . Never look back , stay focused and keep on the path . Nothing but happy thoughts over here , keep the negativity completely locked out .

There is never a time that the Heavenly Father will refuse to care for our needs and even our desires . All he asks for in return is to trust him and have a little faith , Psalms 46:10 says “Be still and know that I am God ” .  Just sit back let him take the wheel as you enjoy the ride.

Love and Blessings

Step Back

skyphoto2Sometimes we have to take a moment to step back from everything and everyone in our lives in order to maintain complete sanity. It is so important to have a calmness in the midst of your trials and tribulations in order to see your way through.  Like a ship that’s being tossed to and fro out on the raging seas , you must be willing to roll with the chaotic flow in order to save yourself . Often times we take our troubles as a sign of weakness as if we are suppose to be shut off from being happy but always in despair . This is a sad reality that many believers share and as a result people on the outside looking in have no desire to accept God into their hearts.

Everything that you go through is not meant to be a sign of punishment , but a strategic diversion to get you to a place of Gods’ divine design .  Psalms 59:16 tells us to sing aloud about the power of God and all his mercy that he provides everyday , because he has and always will be our defense and refuge . Galatians 5:1 tells us to stand fast in the liberty where Christ has made us free and you don’t have to ever be caught up again in any type of bondage .

One thing you can be certain of  is that you will never be the only person having problems or going through life’s uncertainties , your troubles are a revolving door to your success and you need not be afraid to go inside because that same door will lead you out again . Stand back and look at what is happening in your life . Ask God to allow you to see clearly as you proceed to launch forward , because nothing here on earth last forever it is just a test of your faith .

Love and Blessings

Transition

sitephoto5Sometimes in life you have to make a choice to make a change , to take a chance to be a better you , to make a transition . To transition is a process by which a person permanently adopts the outward or physical characteristics of the thing by which they identify .

At some point in my life I began to see things change right before my eyes and I no longer wanted to hold on to my norm . I longed for something better than what I was use to , a change was needed because I needed to exhale . Feelings of being overwhelmed and smothered by everything was beginning to take its toll . I think I was beginning to loose myself , and no matter what I did I was still empty and still searching.

One night I got to thinking about my life and I got so sad in my spirit , I was torn and broken hearted and the tears began to fall as my body got so heavy . I was so sad it was as if I was having a breakdown , I couldn’t breathe .  It was then that the spirit told me to relax and breathe . I realized that I needed to make a change and find my reason to exist , to uplift myself and be renewed . It was time to become a new creature in Christ and to step into my destiny because peace was where I longed to be .

Let go of all the things that hold you down , stealing the very life from you and making you weak and feeble minded .  Reaching out to Gods unchanging hand and letting him take you into a new walk of life is the best thing for you. I can accept all that God has to offer me now because I decided to give all that I have to him .  The power of God is so amazing , he takes our pain and uses it to our advantage giving us an opportunity to new hope , joy , and peace of mind . No more feeling useless and alone , down with despair and sorrow , it is time to move up higher and move forward into my destiny .  My mind is clear and my path has been laid out before me , I am beginning to enjoy this new me and the all that God has prepared for me .

Walk by faith and not by sight , give it to him and let him make the difference in your life . It is time to make a change , release the stress so that you can accept that you are blessed!!!

Love and Blessing

 

Victorious

Psalms 37 : 4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart”

Your day should began with joy and delight because this is the day that the Lord has made , let’s rejoice and be glad .  It’s a day we have never seen with something new to enjoy . There is no need to worry about yesterday because it has come and gone , never to return and never allowing you the chance to get a do-over.   We have to learn to stop worrying about things we have no control over because worrying causes sickness to the mind , body , and soul. Worrying causes bad attitudes and wrinkles , no one wants to be around you because ever word that comes from you is negative and dead.

It is when you can rejoice in spite of the circumstances around you that you become “victorious”. This is why the bible tells us to be happy in Jesus so that he can bless us beyond measure . Yes it is easier said than done but nothing great comes easy. Just remember when your mind is clear it doesn’t matter (I.e.mind over matter) . Victory is in your grasp just reach out and take it , take it by force with no regret , not looking back but straight ahead expecting nothing short of a blessing .

Get up and shake it all off , brush off your shoulders and stand tall because your victory has come .  Step up and claim your happiness , get your life back and put that smile back on your face. Shine bright and stay positive no matter what is going on around you , give it to God and leave it there .  Be Victorious !!!!

Love and Blessings

God Made A Way

God keeps us hedged in from all hurt and harm each and everyday .  He also keeps us prosperous and blessed even when we think otherwise . There is nothing to hard for God to accomplish , all you have to do is trust and believe in him and all his promises will be given. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where it seems as if all hope is lost ? You found yourself in a place of despair and frustration, feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders . It is not until you stop and acknowledge his presence that you reach out to him and things begin to change.

God doesn’t make mistakes nor does he deny his children and rob them of blessings. As believers we must not loose site of who we really are . We are children of the most high and we seem to forget that all we need to do is come with a humbled heart and tell him about your troubles. He tells us in his word to cast our cares upon him because he cares for us , that means that no matter what is going on in your life he can handle it and pull you through .  There is nothing to hard for God that he says “Oh I am sorry your out of luck”. Jesus never fails , it is us that fail to let go and let him have his way.

As I said earlier , you must recognize him and realize he is in complete control . God will take you pain and make you prosperous , he can take the mess in your life and make you magnificent , take your troubles and turn them into your greatest testimony. God is a sustainer , providing strength to your spirit and hope to your life . He is so amazing and loving , a wonderful provider , protector , and Savior !!!

Always remember to keep him first , come to him with all you do and ask him to guide you . Even when it seems like your life is falling apart , just keep looking up and placing your trust in him. Gods got your back , he has it under control and there is nothing happening that he isn’t aware of .  Like your earthly father he only wants to ensure your well being and keep you protected . If you don’t have a personal relationship with God I suggest you began one today , you have nothing to fear because they joy of the Lord is your strength!!!

He has already worked it out ,  just remember to walk by your faith and not by what is going on around you . Once you give him complete access to you , he will make a way .

 

Love and Blessings