Your situation is not your destiny but rather your testimony

God blessings to each of you. Thank you Lord for opening our eyes this morning.  Thank you Lord for the sweet sound of birds chirping in the background and not gunfire.  Thank you Lord for the brilliance of the sunlight in the distance and not the smoke of a bomb blast covering the sky. Thank you Lord for Your favour, mercy and grace in my life. Thank you Lord that ALL who read this post would be blessed in some way. In Jesus name, amen!

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We all have moments in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, depressed, frustrated or alone in whatever problem or challenge we may be facing known or unknown to our friends and family.  In moments such as these we need to remind ourselves of these few words, “Christ is in me. I am enough.” 

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These words have greatly blessed my life. These words imprinted on my mind and heart from a sermon Steven Furtick was giving some time last month.  It has just stayed with and in me ever since. 🙂

My words to you:

Be encouraged that your situation is not your destiny but rather your testimony!

God is in control even though the storm you’re going through feels rough.  Remember, God is the creator of ALL things.  It is the enemy’s desire to see the storm  destroy you but God will turn it around for your good. He won’t let it destroy you because it will be used to strengthen you and help you grow.

God is in control even though the enemy may have whispered in your ear, “give up, you’re never going to make it.”  The enemy is a liar.  It is not over, until God says it is. Seek God, place your trust in Him and He WILL deliver you!

If you are going to give life to something and magnify anything – let God be that thing you exalt and not your problems or your fears. When you do He WILL fight your battles.

Start thanking God for the victory over your problems. Thank God for the opportunities He is bringing your way.  Thank God for the healing He has sent to your body.  Thank God for not giving up on you. 2018 can be your year of breakthroughs if you will put your faith not in what you see with your eyes but in the God that has brought you this far and can do so much more. I don’t know about you but I declare and decree that 2018 will be better than 2017.

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I pray O Lord that this post has encouraged someone today and that it will have blessed them in some way.  God is the answer so stop worrying about the giants in your life.  Be like David and call upon God to help you bring that ‘Goliath’ in your life down.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Have a great weekend and remember God loves you more than you know. 🙂

STOP PUSHING AND START PULLING

Many times we go through life constantly trying to fix, repair, arrange and change everything and everyone around us.  We’re always PUSHING.  However, when life PUSHES us we naturally PUSH back. The end result is not always in our favour.

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The thing is, the majority of us struggle in this area because we are always trying within our own strength, understanding and wisdom to PUSH and fix, change or manipulate the world around us without once considering improving the world within ourselves first.

As a result, we 9 out of 10 times end up feeling frustrated, depressed, angry, stressed out and unhappy. We will always fail when we try to go after or try to sustain happiness outside of ourselves. So, how do we begin the transformation process needed within ourselves?

I have initiated certain steps in my own life that I use today and WILL use tomorrow and the next day in my journey towards a better me.   Let’s take a look.

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Step One – STOP PUSHING and START PULLING

Acknowledge and recognise that we cannot in our own strength fix ourselves.  We NEED a power greater than ourselves to repair, heal and fix those areas within us that we are unable to fix. That power is called Jesus Christ.  When we stop pushing God away and keeping Him out of our daily lives and start pulling Him closer – something amazing happens. 😉

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Step Two – SEEK FORGIVENESS

Genuinely confess and ask for God for His forgiveness for ALL the wrong we have done with all of our heart.  I believe that when we do this, this opens up the door for God to work miracles and do other wonderful works in our lives.  This process helps lighten the load and weight that so many of us carry with us emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

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Step Three – PRAY AND READ THE BIBLE DAILY

Actively seek God daily through prayer and reading the bible (His word). When we practice this we are building and strengthening our relationship with God as we gain understanding and knowledge of Him.  This takes our lives to a whole other level.  Our eyes, ears and hearts are suddenly open. I would like to refer to this feeling as the “level up or power up through Jesus Christ”.

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Step Four – BE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY FOR GOD AND SEEK HIM DAILY

Talk to God every day because our relationship with Him should not be a Sunday thing or one day a week when we go to church. It should be a conscious daily walk with Him.   Why? The challenges that we faced before accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour would not just disappear overnight.  However, it is through His guidance and grace would we not only see our situations differently but get His divine intervention to bring us through them every single time.  🙂

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Step Five – LET GO, TRUST AND BELIEVE

We can become successful in our areas of ‘discomfort’ if we learn to LET GO of the worry and fear that so often accompanies them.  However, in order for us to do that we must TRUST God’s plan for us and BELIEVE that He would not leave us to suffer or fail.

We can’t simply talk the talk as true believers in Jesus Christ but we must walk the walk

It is our faith and trust in God that opens up the Heavens and allows the favour and blessings of God to flow in our lives.  This is where our success, power and ability to succeed in our circumstances comes from.  We must never forget that.

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In my own journey to become the woman God needs me to be I pray that He continues to transform my life, my heart, my mind and spirit as He takes me to places and new levels I’ve never even dreamed of. Opening doors, creating opportunities and washing my life inside and out with His favour, mercy and grace as I obey His word and place my trust in Him. In Jesus name. Amen.

Don’t take my word for it. Pray and talk to God for yourself and as you humble yourself before Him ask for his guidance in your affairs and thank Him for being apart of your life.  Stop doing things your way, stop depending on anyone else but God for your happiness, deliverance, wisdom, strength, courage, healing, understanding, favour and blessing.  Make this investment in YOU today.

If you have read through this post in its entirety then I believe God has already awoken something deep inside of you but only YOU can let Him in.  If you are already a believer then there may have been something here He needed you to see.  Talk to God today and ask Him to help you BE all He needs you to be.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops in this journey called life.

Have a blessed day.

 

I Refuse

Hi guys, I could not turn in for the night without getting this poem out of my head. Hope you like it!

I refuse to be still

As you seek power over my will

I refuse to be quiet when there’s so much to say

Can’t stay silent another day

I refuse to be the victim

So that kind of thinking

I’m definitely changing

I refuse to do nothing

When I know I can do something

I refuse to accept mediocrity

As this limits who I can truly be

I refuse to let you steal my joy

Playing with it like some sort of toy

I refuse to give your negative words meaning

It’s my happiness you’re intent on stealing

I refuse to believe the lies you’ve told

In an effort to corrupt my soul

I refuse to be anyone but me

Because even in my imperfection

My life still has direction

So long as I have purpose

I will continue to focus

So you do you

And I’ll do me

In the end

I will still be free.

 

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