Maybe we just need to change our perspective! If a seed feels buried it will hate the entire process of being underground but if it knows it’s just being planted the seed will have hope that as it grows and develops it can soon expect to experience breakthrough! #wednesdaywisdom #mattersoftheheart #brokenandnotashamed #healingisaprocess #seedplanted
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Its not about who wants you there, who recognizes you, or appreciates your presence. When God puts you somewhere make sure you remain a willing vessel and be prepared to shine His Glory no matter what!
Your steps are ordered! You are where you are supposed to be. Shine where you are, not to be flashy or for personal gratification but so that God gets all the glory. A light hidden can not be seen. Stop waiting for someone to throw you a welcome party and just be who God created you to be. Show up fully and completely in the uniqueness and exquisiteness that is you! #godcreatedmyseat #shinebrightliketheson #forhisglory #mattersoftheheart
I’ve been praying about how to act on a certain situation. I felt obligated to do something, to say something to try to bring about a change because I care about the people involved and THEY want me to represent them.
However, I sense the Holy Spirit saying this is not the time. Instead of speaking out to be still, walk in humility and wait. You know what, that’s exactly what I’m going to do! I will wait and when prompted by the Holy Spirit (not people) I will speak what I’m told to speak!
“Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Proverbs 3:6 NLT
A friend and I were talking about her making a big decision. I sent her this reminder and immediately was enlightened of an area in my life where I’ve done this very thing. #indecision #dontletfearmakeyourdecisions #makeadecision #nomorefear #mattersoftheheart
I don’t have eloquent words for how my heart feels at times but these are a real good start.
So I’ll be honest and say I’ve struggled with a little discouragement recently. There are areas of my life that are thriving and I’m seeing the blessings of the Lord. There are other areas that are just plain frustrating, irritating, and uncomfortable.
How you view your life is really about perspective. My perspective has been glass 1/2 empty, honesty not even 1/2 empty. It’s more like 1/4 empty and I’ve allowed myself to focus on the 1/4.
- Don’t get weary in well doing
- Don’t get stuck on the mistakes you’ve made
- Don’t get hung up on people’s opinions
Yesterday was my Birthday. I received so much love and I’m grateful. I’m truly thankful for all life’s lessons and blessings. I could start to think, If I practiced then what I know now! But no regrets! Can’t change the past. In this season my goal is to do what I know to do. That simple!
Imagine if we took all life’s lessons and applied what we learned to our daily lives. What if we packaged that wisdom up in some form to be a blessing to others:
- The lessons we learned from heartache
- What we were taught by our parents and leaders
- What we learned from our mistakes and the mistakes of others
- The advice we have given others
For so many years I allowed my hope for a new baby make me miss out on the blessing and miracles that I was able to experience everyday! My husband, my children, my career, my ministry, loved ones who truly cared etc.
In no way am I insinuating that hoping or faith is not good, but being content in the place you are in is crucial.
It hasn’t been easy but I’ve had to learn how to hope, believe, and prepare for the future while appreciating my “now!”
I know you might not have what you desire yet, but find the blessing in each day and instead of frustration, you will keep your mind in a state of gratitude.
For the past 4 years I’ve been trying to get my weight down to #onderland (less than 200 lbs) to say it was a struggle is the truth. The struggle was not about exercise, for me it was all about the food.
I used food for many things:
- Pain relief (it really seemed to work)
Over the years I would lose the 1st 10 pounds fairly easy but when crisis or celebrations would come, I would gain again.
2018 has been a year of digging up for me. I had buried trauma that I hadn’t dealt with that caused me to self sabotage my weight loss among other things. My body was literally crying out for change.
I begin asking myself the hard questions, dealing with fear and anxiety, replacing old habits with good ones, and learning to not be so hard on myself!
Maybe you have a goal for yourself that you just can’t seem to meet. If it’s something that only you can do, then you need to find out why? Don’t be afraid to do some digging. If it’s a important to you, don’t let anything stand in your way. Not even you!
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