Don’t allow the guilt of your past or present to stop you from becoming all that the LORD wants you to be. Don’t allow regret, shame and sorrow to drain or hinder you from completing the will of God. He shall uplift, restore and vindicate you. No matter how great your sin or iniquity is, it is not greater than him. Repent and move forward. Dust off your shoulders and feet and keep it moving! Start over. As long as your breathing you still have a chance to get it right. You still have another opportunity to start fresh. There is no need to dwell on choices and decisions that you cannot change. No matter how unworthy we are, we should never give up on trying to get it right. We should not follow our flesh of how we “feel”. We should follow the spirit. The flesh will constantly remind us on how guilty and unworthy we are, but the holy spirit will say “I will use all of your shortcomings for my glory”. There is purpose in your pain. The enemy wants his voice to be louder than your creator. Remember he is the father of lies. That’s why its important to focus on God’s voice, despite what we may think of ourselves.
Be healed, whole and happy. Allow him to renew your mind and spirit. Allow him to reinvent and spark up your passion again. Allow him to pull and drive you to the road of purpose. The best is still yet to come. In order to help others, you must help your self. No one deserves his goodness, mercy and grace. No one can fully earn it. Take full advantage of his free gift of eternal life and walk towards the road of repentance; no matter how many times you messed up! Keep trying and going for you will overcome. Never stop trying my friend. In order to be effective to others, you must forgive yourself. Forgive and love yourself despite your shortcomings and impurities. Allow him to still use you as a vessel for his purpose. You are not alone. Watch him change you. No process is overnight, but he is there with you step by step.
Take time to heal from the pain, wounds and damage that you may have inflicted upon yourself, for you are still precious in his sight. 🌹🌷🌼🌻 Again do not drown in your sorrows or disappointments. The LORD is the safety float that can protect you from drowning. Allow him to build you back up and replenish your strength. #keepgoing #nopityparties #itsnevertoolate.
It is written in Micah 7:19 “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea”.
*Notes* Praying for all the #hurricaneflorence victims #besafe
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In the midst of your season of waiting for whatever you’re praying for, it’s important to still be faithful, fruitful and productive. Being faithful, fruitful and productive help keeps our minds going and busy. There is a bit of fulfillment that stirs up fire within the soul to continue on with your journey. NEVER LOSE YOUR DRIVE, NO MATTER WHAT’S NOT CURRENTLY WORKING OUT FOR YOU. LIFE WITHOUT PURPOSE IS VOID. TRUE PURPOSE IS FULFILLED ONLY IN CHRIST. Don’t fall into a life of slothfulness. Be not lazy in any area of your life regardless what season you are in. We should serve the LORD with all joy and gladness. Sometimes our mind has to change in order for everything else to change. Being Faithful means being obedient to the Lord’s word because of who he is. Faithfulness means to stand strong even in the times in where it does not look like it’s not paying off. Again, faithfulness means to yield to the voice of God by going in the direction that he tells you.
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Fruitfulness means progress and growth. It is not always in the context that involves material things and wealth. It can be non tangible. Fruitfulness can mean joy, peace and happiness from the results of obedience and productivity. What a wonderful to experience the power of fruitfulness. It’s important to remember that we cannot rush or force our season of fruitfulness, although you can still experience fruits of the spirit.
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Productivity not only pertains to accomplishing our professional/career goals, but it can also mean to pursue and work on the things that are related and connected to our assignment. Productivity keeps us focus and concentrated on what matters. It sustains us to keep our minds in place of abundance. We as human beings were created to produce as well as to grow. It is important to keep our mental stability and energy through Christ. We should pray for discipline if we are slothful in any area of our lives. There must be a form of patience and preparedness that we must have in order to be ready for his call. DON’T ALLOW NATURAL CIRCUMSTANCES TO CAUSE YOU TO NOT BE FAITHFUL, FRUITFUL AND PRODUCTIVE, FOR WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS.
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*Genesis 28:3: says, “And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people”.
*It is written in Proverbs 13:4: “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat”.
*It is also written in Proverbs 20:3: “Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
Here are the words of the LORD. This is just a brief message. Hope all can be encouraged!
Behold, I have come to make all things new again. Every pain, hurt and tear shall be washed away. I will heal your scars and I will heal away your wounds. I will remove all of the scars from your childhood/past. I will shut the mouth of the nay sayer saith the LORD. They shall eat their words. There will be a newness and a freshness in you that I will restore. I take and I give. I uplift; I destroy. I am the LORD and I am your GOD. Listen to the words that I will put into your heart my child. I will never leave you, give up on you; NOR FORSAKE YOU. Do not give up on me my child.The best is still yet to come! Your faith and your confidence shall be restored and renewed. In Jesus mighty name, amen! ♥
It is written in Revelation 21:4: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away”.
It is written in Galatians 5:1: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage”. The word entangled means to be caught up or twisted in circumstances that are difficult to escape. When a spider trap it’s prey, it is entangled in a web waiting to be devoured. We must not be deceived or controlled by anything or anyone.
Whatever control us is what owns us. We can be entangled in something and not know it or be in denial. The Lord will always provide a way of escape out of your bondage. Do not follow the lust of the flesh. This can apply to any unclean area of our lives.
Galatians 5:16: says “This I say then, walk in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”. Becoming untangled takes work and just like with anything it’s a process. Whatever you don’t rid of will get rid of you. Whatever you don’t deal with now will always come back later. The Lord will provide a way out. Sometimes you must go through what you have to. The process will be messy, but it will be all for his glory.
He will always give you ashes for beauty. Do not be entangled. His power is much greater than your circumstance and weaknesses. He has the power to make you free from anything that is holding you back. Cling on to his word. Sometimes we can hold our own selves internally back due to our past or present experiences.
It is written in Matthew 11:28: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. Let go of all your heavy burdens and cast all cares upon him. Allow him to remove any chains and strongholds that may have you entangled. He’s waiting 🙂
You are more than enough. There is nothing that you need to change about who you are. Grow to love yourself the way that God does. If you have been beaten down from the words of other people all of your life, then it is easy to feel < instead of >. If people have under estimated you and counted you out, again you are tempted to feel less than. There are some people who did their best in everything they knew, but it still wasn’t enough. Rejection can also take a toll on how you see yourself. It’s important to know that you are more than enough :). No one can place a label on you but God. No one can know your full potential and all that you have to offer but God. Don’t give people no power to determine what or who you are. It’s easier spoken than said however, with God’s power you can do anything! Don’t count yourself out, because God hasn’t. He will prepare a table in front of your enemies. No need to explain or prove anything to anyone. You have a job to do here on this earth before you perish. The higher his expectations are, the higher the level of responsibility and discipline that is required.
It is written in Luke 12:48 For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required:
You are not a burden or any other name that anyone has spoken about you. You are a child of God, and you are more than enough! Be strong and courageous ♥.
*(I have a writing bug in me tonight, maybe I should write a book lol)*
A trophy is something that looks good for display. It is also an item that is given as a reward. The problem with being a trophy is that it is only for decoration. A trophy does not define the value of a person’s hard work. When serving the LORD, do not just become someone who only “looks” good. If we do not fully serve him with our all, then we are just a trophy for the wrong team. There is so much more to who we are then just outer presentation. Trophies normally sit on shelves and collects dust. Are you doing everything to please God or just only on the outer surface?
Allow God to use you. He has design you with purpose, substance and favor. Do not diminish your value or settle by being a trophy. If the same principle applies in a relationship with people, so it is with God. When you become a trophy for display, then the enemy has the power to brag off of you. You are a trophy for him.
God bragged on his servant job. It is written in Job 1:8: “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” Can God brag on you through the trials and tribulations of your situation? If so, you shall receive tenfold for he is the ultimate restorer. When you play on God’s team you cannot lose. If you are faithful even until the end of time, he shall reward you with a crown of life.
What a title. It is written in Romans 7:22 (KJV): “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me”. A choice of righteousness and evil is always set before us. Even when we do the right thing, evil is always present. It does not take discipline, strength or control to do the wrong thing. Obeying him takes courage and power. Do not allow the temptations of this world to overcome you. Do not partake in the very things that is at work to destroy your soul. Trials are there to build you and not kill you. No matter how anointed, gifted or talented you are, there will always be some form of temptation. It does not go away just because of who you are and where your going in life. We cannot fight temptation through the flesh. Matthew 26:41: says “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”. Our instructions is to watch & pray. We must also put on the full armor of God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
No temptation is undefeatable. Remember, 1 Corinthians 10:13: says “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it”.
There is no piece of fragile satisfaction that is worth it. Again, endure until the very end and he shall reward you with a crown of life. He has given you everything you need in order to overcome the world for he has overcame it first.
Always put in your best and nothing less. Whether it’s your craft, gift or job; put in your best work. Allow nothing to go to waste. Although we are not perfect, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive for perfection. If we are putting in our best in other areas such as our careers, school or fitness life, then we should always put in our best with our spiritual life. That is the foundation of who we are. Giving him the highest honor of how we live, is part of putting in our best effort. It is written in Numbers 18:29 (KJV): that “Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof”. When we give the LORD all that we have which includes our heart, mind, body and soul, we are giving him our best. Put your all into everything you do even when it looks like your fallen. Our job is to not perfect ourselves through our own natural strength, but through JESUS. Give him the glory in everything you do, our strengths and gifts are not for us, but for him. Focus on being the best you can be and leave the rest up to him. Nothing less than 100% 🙂
It is written in John 16:22: (KJV) “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you”.
We live in a time now in where joy can be easily taken away . It seems like today our joy and peace are fragile, which can easily crumble. But remember, the joy of the LORD shall be your strength. Stop allowing other people or situations to take your joy. You are responsible for your joy, why let someone else rob it because their miserable? There is an old saying that goes, misery loves company. Some times people want to bring you down, because they cannot stand the sight to see someone else happy or joyful. Why dim your light? There’s nothing wrong with being compassionate for others, but discern when someone is intentionally trying to get you out of your character.
Growing in the LORD means not that you are not lead by feelings (flesh). When his presence is in you, no one or nothing can take it. Do not let the enemy to rob you out of your joy. Life can evaporate in a flash, is it truly worth it? No, put on the full armor of God and no attack shall destroy you nor prosper. You cannot buy real joy, only substitutes. The spirit of joy is rich and it has the power to illuminate the room. Let no one take your joy, there is always something to be joyful about.
Tear down the old, make room for the new. Any shaky foundation must go. If we hold on to something long enough, it will fade and eventually fall apart. This year, God wants you to make room for the new. There are some things and people that you have outgrown. Get rid of anything that’s deteriorating you instead of elevating you. Take the weight off your shoulders and cast your cares upon him. God wants to make room for the new in your life. He wants to expand your territory, but you must be willing to go through the process of reconstruction (transformation). There are some things in you that must be rebuild. There are some old ways, thinking and strong holds that must be given to him, in order to go to the next level. We are our greatest enemies if we are resistant to change. Allow God to create in you a new heart, spirit and mind. Tear down the old, make room for the new. Not my will, but thy will be done.