Guess what…. its Monday! Here on good girl issues, I’m here to help you take control of your week. By making a few minutes to mediate, you can not only change the atmosphere, but you can change your outlook on the entire week! In Psalms 46:10 God instructs us to be still and Know God, which means that when we choose to sit in the presence of God, with an open areas and a closed mouth, then we can attain real peace and understanding. while it is appropriate to have question and conversation with God, I challenge you to be still today. Allow God to impart His peace into your week. Selah
I was watching an interview, and Oprah quotes Mya Angelo saying – “I come as 1 but stand as 10,000” this poem immediately mirrored a scripture I have been speaking as a little girl 1 John 4:4 “Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.”
What does all that mean, it means that you are the result of two thousand and seventeen years of strength and possibility. I am here because my mother made it through labor, her mother made it through civil rights, her mother made it through slavery, our father made it through the persecution of His Son for the redemption of our sins. You and I are not haphazardly existing. We are here because we stand on the shoulders of those who have persevered before us.
Today may be difficult, but you and I are here for a reason. We exist because of sacrifice and purpose. What has happened today, this month or even this year cannot diminish your victory unless you allow it? You are already a part of a legacy of winners, I’m here to tell you don’t stop now! Don’t change the narrative from success to failure because things aren’t going your way.
Choose to stand with the triumphant. Choose to see the success of those who came before you even if you can’t stand on your own success today. When pain, disappointment, and anguish trying to get in bed with you, get out of those covers and choose to stand on the side of victory. Because my friend whether you know it or not… you were made to be a winner.
#Slim Speak truth Live truth
Just because you can’t see in front of you doesn’t mean that God can’t. What God has for you no man, woman, job, finances, can take from you. The word of God says “greater is He that’s in you than that’s in the world.” Don’t give in when you can’t see God, and you think the world is surrounding you. Instead, my friend when darkness is all around you, that is the time to plug into the only light in the situation… which is God.
Selah- speak truth live truth
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment- Jim Rhon.
My father taught me as a child to sacrifice now for what I desire later. For example, if I want a car, sacrifice getting a $40-50 Mani-Pedi every two weeks so that in a year ill have over 1000 dollars to put down on the car that I want. As a mother, student, teacher, wife, pastor, friend, sister, and more… I make a choice every day to get up and work on my passions. There is not a day that can go by that I don’t get homework done, feed my children, or blog because these things are stepping stones which lead down the road I said to God that I wanted to travel. Will every day be perfect? No! But when you put your faith to work consistently, then God does the rest. Today I challenge you to stay on the path… if you have a goal, dream, or passion don’t abandon it. You know what it will take so pick up the shovel and get to digging! Peace
Dale Carnegie- Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely on what you think.
The Bible says “as a man thinks so is he”
You and I can be confident and full of joy every day, but we must make a choice to do so. With every situation, we have an opportunity to see the love of God in our life or else the kids, medical appointments, work, school, chores, marriage, singlehood, anger, frustration and more will throw us into a sink whole of defeat. How do we choose to be happy?
- Take 5 minutes to yourself and be quiet– slow down your thoughts for a moment and try your best not to think about the problem.
- Have an outlet– journal, scream in your car, walk around the block…. Whatever it is you must find a way to freely express yourself without the person or issue present
- Forgive– forgive yourself for making the mistake, forgive the person for making you mad
Peace #SLiM @intimacychurch