Category: heart and mind

Say Hello to Today

Hello, today:

There is a motto that I say to myself at the beginning of the day. “Hello today, what happened yesterday is gone and what will happen today is up to me; so, choose peace, choose love, and choose excellence.” When you choose peace, you are choosing not to get involved in the negative energy of the day. When you choose to love you forgive quickly and look for a way to bless the people around you. When you choose excellence, you make the decision to go above and beyond, to give the day you’re very best, not just the minimum. So, if you haven’t already… say hello to today and be blessed! Selah

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Forgiveness Friday

Do you need examples of how to apply forgivness to various situations? Well thank goodness Psychology Today thought of some, Enjoy and let me know how your forgivness journey is going! Selah

Here’s how forgiveness can work in a range of situations where you’d have every right to be angry. It establishes a kinder mindset whether or not you decide to confront someone.

  • A good friend acts inconsiderately when she’s having a bad day.Remember, nobody’s perfect. You may want to let the incident slide. If you do mention it, don’t make this one-time slight into a big deal. Give your friend a break–forgive the lapse.
  • A coworker takes credit for your ideas. Do damage control, whether it means mentioning this situation to the coworker, your boss, or Human Resources, and don’t trust her with ideas in the future. However, try to forgive the coworker for being such a greedy, insecure, mean-spirited person that she has to stoop so low as to steal from you.
  • Your mother-in-law is needy or demanding. Keep setting kind but firm boundaries so over time you can reach palatable compromises. But also have mercy on the insecurities beneath her neediness and demands–perhaps fear of being alone, of aging, of being excluded from the family, of not being heard. This will soften your response to her.
  • You suffered childhood abuseThe healing process of recovering from abuse requires enormous compassion for yourself and is facilitated by support from other abuse survivors, family, friends, or a therapist. Still, if you feel ready to work towards forgiveness of an abuser, it necessitates seeing the brokenness and suffering that would make the person want to commit such grievous harm. You’re not excusing the behavior or returning to it, but grasping how emotionally crippled he or she is, a huge stretch of compassion, but the path to freedom.

Everyones not going to like you.. and its ok!

One of the most interesting things I have learned from being a pastor and a CEO is that everyone is not going to like you or accept your help. Your heart and desire could be to save the world and bring everyone with you but that simply isn’t how life is. Even the word of God says that the poor will be with you always, meaning that there are people who will not want better for themselves, work hard, or appreciate the opportunity you give them. And THAT’S OK, people of God we have to remember our daily job is to simply be a light that shows Gods love. A light… not the raft, or evacuating airplane. Be the best you, shine Gods light on your job, home and community, then leave the rest up to God. Trust me, He’s big enough to handle it! Selah.

Meditation Monday

Alright, family and friends its time to close your eyes, thoughts, and anxiety and learn how to channel Gods uncomparable peace into your life. We all have good days and bad days, but guess what… you can learn how to turn those bad days into good ones. It’s called having a healthy perspective. Did you know that you can learn to give your thoughts, fears, and worries to God? God wants to hear your concerns but you have to be still, talk, then listen. Check out this powerful segment from Dr. Beckwith. Selah #SLiM

You cant please everyone

It is not your job to make sure everyone around you understands and accepts you. If you live a life juggling peoples impression of you, you will live a life full of frustration and exhaustion. Instead, live a life that is fulfilling to God, and the rest will fall into place. Allow God to be the avenger of your character and intentions. Make a point in your day to be your best and give your best, then leave the rest up to God. That is when you infuse peace into your existence.  Selah #SLiM #truth #inspiration #life #keepitreal

Fearlessly Happy

Today I want to encourage you to smile! Really smile without inhabitation, grace and accept the potential for more smiles. You are worth a great day, some good news, a great year. Stop waiting for something bad to happen and enjoy each moment for what it is. Your worth it… and let me tell you a secret, God wants it for you. Selah #SLiM

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Future Queen…

Sometimes we are so proud of the work that we have done that we begin to stand on a thrown of our own making. This is a dangerous thing to do because God is the firm foundation in which the kingdom of prosperity and victory stands. If you alter the foundation, there is sure to be a crack in the seat you so comfortably sit in. You see the world is not even or fair and to trust it or its devices is to build your house on sand. Today, welcome the power of God into your life and allow His love to elevate you! Selah #SLiM

Meditation Monday:

Today we are introducing peace into your life. The truth is that you become who you think you are. If you don’t take a moment out of your day and tune into what God has called you to be then who then will you become. Mediation Monday is a tool ad reminder that your thoughts and mentality matters! Enjoy this meditation clip and let me know what you think! #SLiM

Work hard REST hard

When creating a world of creativity and success it’s important we remember the value in resting. When you rest you allow your thoughts and body to reenergize.  There is a scripture in Psalms 46:10 that says be still and know that I am God. Working all the time weighs on your heart and mind especially if you are doing work that is primarily a service for other people in the community. I wanted to remind someone today that it is OK to rest. Take an hour, half a day, 30 mins to quiet your body and thoughts and tune into a refreshing peace.

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