When we are working toward change to eliminate old patterns, try to introduce a new behavior pattern. Old behavior is just that...old don’t nurse it, curse it or rehearse it - live in the now.
No matter how messy life gets you can always clean it up. Life can get a little out of control but laugh about it, live about it and love about it.
Don’t become a human “doing” be a human being ... be in you.
You are a masterpiece, a miracle in motion, a vessel of honor - no matter what your past mistakes there is a plan for your life.
Don’t waste your failures, or as I like to call them “life lessons” because there is a lesson to be learned. Learn to fail up, fail forward. Always be in recovery and discovery of yourself.
You are a celebrity in God’s eyes; that means you were meant to be celebrated. Go where you are celebrated. not tolerated.
God’s opinion of you makes people’s opinion of you irrelevant. Believe in yourself.
Wisdom is equivalent to supernatural and select divine information.
Wisdom is not something you can buy or achieve in a natural sense it is something that is God-given.
Power is when you bring your spiritual energy to serve your TRUE self. Show up strong. You will then become one with yourself and in that very place is where power lies.
So, learning from our past behaviors is a lesson learned, and one that God wants you to learn.
Dreams and visions can empower you. Dreams and visions can be more profound for some than others. Our dreams can tell us many things Do you still dream awake or asleep? Did you know many women are so overwhelmed with everyday life that they have forgotten those dreams from when they were little girls and when they had visions and dreams of “what I want to be when I grow up” - where do those dreams go? Why did we forget them, why do we just accept life, why and when do we change it? Do we believe in our inner power that we can change it.
Did you know when we are asleep our body replenishes itself, our immune system, weight loss and cellular reconstruction. Sleep is vital to our overall being, to be the best woman we can be. Don’t allow your fears to interrupt or steal from you by the pressures of life. We need to create inner peace within ourselves in world of chaos to rebuild. God gave us dreams and visions for a reason.
He also tells us to write the vision and make it plain so that others can run with it.
Write down your visions, your dreams and your goals. Something about the written word holds us accountable to attaining our goals. If for some reason you had to convey your dream or vision to someone else you could give them your vision already mapped out. Journaling can be helpful in reminding ourselves about where we want to go. Write written confessions of your visions and dreams and hold yourself accountable by power of the spoken word. Words can work for or against - we literally have the power to speak our world around us into existence. Think of a child that is reassured and spoken to with praises and encouragement opposed to the child that hears and is spoken to negatively, harshly or without hope - you will create two very different children - so believe in the power of words. Dreams and visions are God’s gift to the insight of our soul. Create a confession and speak it out everyday to empower yourself - one I use is: For God gives gifts and his call can never be withdrawn..(Romans 11:20)
Confession...Thank you God that You have gifted me and called me to dream and have visions. I already have everything I need to accomplish it. I praise You because You never take away the purpose of my life nor the gifts to fulfill it.
Stand in faith to bring your dreams to pass.
Have you ever listened to the night? You might ask, how can I listen to the night? One day surround yourself with the cool of a summer night. Just listen. It’s amazing what you will hear. Listen to the gentle way the wind passes by … as it passes by, smell the fragrance it carries of a rose bush or the hot coals of charcoal from a neighbors grill. Listen for the crickets or drips from a birdbath, outdoor waterfall or pond. Close your eyes and take deep breaths and embrace what your spirit hears.
Have you ever walked through a field of lilies or stood at the tip of a snow covered mountain top and just gulped a cup of cool air - how invigorating and exhilarating. Meet God in your quiet place. In your quiet place there is joy, guidance, smiles, even warm loving hugs from the Almighty. Walk through a creek with your shoes off, skip a rock across a lake, watch the ripples of water billow out. Enjoy Nature! Nurture the Nurturer
Did you know that life is reciprocal. That your giving is greater than your receiving. Mathematically that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense but is is. The more you give the more you can receive. Think of it this way...you have a cup that is full in order to create more you have to pour something out after pouring out you have to place the liquids you poured out into another container. A container someone else could drink but you have created space in your cup to receive more to be poured in. Always create space for someone else. When you have a divine purpose nothing and no one can ever take that away. Knowing your purpose allows you to freely give to others and other opportunities. God gave us his Son. Think about that... as a mother do you think you could give your son or any of your children? Especially for the sake of others to be free. People are always first, then relationships, materials and things are always last. The way to personal freedom and financial success is seed, time, and harvest. Its like farming. If you plant an apple seed, it will yield an apple tree. When the wind blows, apple seed spores are scattered everywhere, way beyond where you could even plant. The spores take root and over time yield more apple trees than you could have ever planted - the harvest is beyond belief. Life works the same way even in our finances. If each one of us reaches another sister or friend, your harvest will grow faster than you could ever imagine. Teaching a man to fish is better than giving a man a fish. In this way we have more power - more power creates more finances.
Fear is the opposite of faith. Fear is a spirit that is unnatural and doesn’t come from our Divine Creator, our heavenly Father. Life often deals us a challenging hand but we have the tools to be more than conquerors. Often the spirit of fear can manifest in our minds and we begin to act out these beliefs through our behaviors usually unknowingly.
Most women endure private fears, shame and guilt which can lead to physical illness. For some of us, life can feel like a roaring lion but we must remember God has already called us fearfully and wonderfully made and that he loves us and nothing could ever separate us from his love. When you feel helpless and hopeless hold on to his truth that he believes in you so much that he gave his Son for you. You are just that important to him. When the lion of life seems larger than you, be assured that you are well able and equipped the handle him...he’s a lion but has no teeth. There is nothing you can’t do. After a busy day each day, allow your spirit to be brought to a calming place. Finding a quiet tranquil place that offers you wonderful memories, it could be a living room surrounded with family pictures. A kitchen where you have created some of your best meals or even your garage where you have stored paints of all the favorite colors you have painted in some of your favorite rooms...but wherever your place is find it or create it. Pray and meditate listen to your spirit listen to your heart allow your inner spirit guide to lead you. Invite the spirit in to fellowship with you and just breathe.
Butterflies are profound insects. They are born creatures of caterpillars whose destiny is determined for them before they could even imagine metamorphosing into a beautiful specimen. A caterpillar is already purposed to be a butterfly. Caterpillars don’t have to worry or work at being a butterfly I don’t even think they have to really think about it, it is just something they are destined to do whether they want to or not. See, being a butterfly is the destiny of the caterpillar. Caterpillars don’t compare themselves to other caterpillars; they aren’t ashamed of still being a caterpillar or how long it is taking to become a butterfly, they can’t buy their destiny...it will just happen when it’s time. As women, this is how God has created each of us. We don’t need to measure ourselves to the next woman, or be ashamed of where we currently are today. If we could just be confident as God has innately instructed the caterpillar to embrace our destiny knowing we are going to be that butterfly no matter what our journey is and how we get there but just believe it will happen, we will have fulfilled our purpose that he has for us. Resemble the butterfly while in your cocoon state, rest, rejuvenate, replenish and release...take the time afforded you to prepare for your butterfly stage. Be confident that it will happen, take hold of it and claim it, it has already happened, it is your destiny and there is nothing that you did to achieve it or nothing that you can do to stop it. This is what God has purposed the caterpillar to do and to be. Live your life “on purpose”
For those of us that celebrate Easter in the traditional spiritual sense in the resurrection of Christ, this is a very powerful and moving time of year. As I reflect on new beginnings and new life I am in awe of the story of Christ’s resurrection to give us a “do over” for redemption. The symbolism of freeing us to live and not experience captivity to our fleshly desires. We can overcome death, sickness, disease, anxiety and a host of things that hold us back from living our life in the purpose for which we were created. Do you know that God’s spirit knew you before you were in your mother’s womb? How profound, and that the Spirit had a plan for our lives, one of good and not of evil. A plan to prosper and with good intentions. Life is to be celebrated. You’ve heard the cliche when life gives you lemons make lemonade. This is how God expected life to be for us.
When tragedies or disappointments come our way we must know that we have the power to overcome and come out victorious. Don’t hold on and nurse your shortcomings or areas in your life that are still in progress. Don’t curse the situation, ask your spirit why this has arrived at your doorstep and what should you learn from this. God tells us that all things work for our good. Don’t rehearse it and continue to speak on it, giving it control over your life, you are what you meditate and speak. The power of words is real. The very creation in all of its splendor and beauty was spoken into existence. Embrace your power don’t take it for granted. No matter how messy life gets you have the ability to clean it up, let life get a little out of control but laugh about it, live about it and love about it. We were intended to impact the world in a mighty way. You are a masterpiece created fearfully and wonderfully. Don’t get stuck in life being a human “doing” … we are human beings, so BE in YOU. You are a miracle in motion similar to the butterfly. God created you to be a vessel, no matter what your past mistakes they are all part of his plan for your life. Don’t waste your failures call them “life lessons” ; plan to fail forward and upward that way you will never fail. Always be in recovery and discovery of yourself. You are a celebrity in every true meaning of the word, celebrate yourself. Go where you are celebrated not where you are tolerated. God’s opinion of you makes other people’s opinion of you irrelevant.
Gain wisdom as you move along your life journey. Wisdom is Godly supernatural intellect; it is something you cannot buy, there is not a college on earth where you can major in Wisdom. We are told in all of our getting to get Wisdom and understanding. Wisdom is so critical to our life that it stands in the middle of the street screaming at us as we walk by. It is loud proclaiming “hey, its me Wisdom ... get me I am here to help you on this journey.” By obtaining wisdom we gain power. Power is when you bring your spiritual energy to serve your personality - the combination of the two is unstoppable. For those of us experiencing pain in areas of our lives, we have the power to overcome spiritual pain. Pain is just pain, however long-suffering, is for a worthy cause (as an example childbirth.) Do not measure yourself on what you think your life should look like. What is success, what is failure. Both are spaces we would never experience or know if we didn’t judge or compare what we thought our lives should mirror. Embrace your current space and if we are always doing our best then we are in the right space.