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Why won’t you just lie down in surrender?

2 May

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Sometimes do you wish you could just lie down?  You know, on those days, weeks, months or even years when everything within you seems like you are pressing and pushing yourself to make the effort.  Those times make you want to say, “I surrender!”  But why don’t you or why don’t I simply surrender and let life do what it is going to do to us?  Because there is something on the inside that says, “You’ve got this!  You are coming out of this event, this trial, this challenge, bolder and better, not bitter!”

The last entire year of my life has been a huge challenge.  It is a challenge that I took on myself to try to simply be stretched and to go to the next level of what I felt the Lord wants for me. He doesn’t just want us to survive, but to thrive in life! I’ve enrolled in online courses, I’ve been stuck to this computer like glue,  participating in online webinars, youtube videos, digging up resources etc…Everything that I could do to press forward into what I know that the Lord has called me into.  I am determined to thrive, and not just survive, and help others to thrive as well!

How about you?  The pressing that you’ve been doing, is it you, just trying to survive, or is it so that you can thrive?  I think the reason you do not simply surrender, again, is because you know that deep down, you are meant for so much more than just surviving and getting by in life.  God has placed big dreams and a big future in you.  But you may be asking, how do I live it?

Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

May I suggest that the hustle of life begins to shift when your thoughts toward what you are doing shifts.  Yes, you may not like where you are right now in life, but you need to realize that this is simply a life lesson, a place where you’re passing through.  It came to pass, not to stay.   The choice is up to you as to whether you will linger where you are not happy, or pass the test and move on to the next challenge.  You must realize that life doesn’t always play fair, but that staying in a place, being upset at what life has thrown you, is not changing your circumstances.  Let’s be honest, maybe your circumstances may never change, but how you think of them, and how you grow in them and even let them change you can change!

Again, my friend, I know that the Lord has put it in you to make it!  To pass the test and move on to thriving, not merely surviving!

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16 Mar

A Blast from the Past

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In my neck of the woods which is right outside of Atlanta, Georgia our winter season has been practically null and void.  We’ve had warm days practically all winter with just a few exceptions which amounted to a week or two.  So we are lulled into thinking the wonderful days of early Spring were only going to get warmer and more beautiful as the jonquils, crocus, wild cherry trees and Bradford pears were all bursting with vibrant color and blooms.  The azaleas were hanging with full bodied, fragrant blooms as well, when right in the mist of our early spring utopia celebration we have the arrival of an unwanted visitor, a Blast from the Past whose name is Old Man Winter! Isn’t this just how life goes?

Life is like a weather pattern!  Some days are warm and sunny with nothing but blue skies and happiness.  In those times you are more productive and you finally feel as if you are making steps forward in progress toward your Dream Future,  But……Yes a big old But comes creeping in. Suddenly you’re Old Man Winter arrives out of the dark shadows to lie to you and tell you that you can’t go any further.

Your Old Man Winter may have another name such as Old Rejections, Old Defeating Mindsets, Old Defeating Habits or Old Regrets but Regardless of the names of your dark days or demons, they are a blast from the past that tries to hinder or delay you right now and in the future!

When the blast from your past arrives how do you handle it?  Do you relive all of the mistakes in your past, all of the habits that have kept you going around the mountain like the Israelites in the wilderness?   Do you then beat yourself up and say, “Well, evidently I wasn’t meant to have anything better.   I wish I would have done things differently, but this is how I’ve always been and this is how I have always handled things.”

Aren’t you tired of going around and around in circles?  Do you want to seriously go forward?  Do you not recognize the demons of your past that only serve to hinder, delay, lie to you and ultimately blind you to  what God has really placed inside of you to produce which is a wonderful life and future?

Jeremiah 29:11 (King James Version) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

One of the first steps to walk out of the past is to recognize that you have an expected end created by God himself just for you! That you are not alone and that God loves you! You do not live in the past!   You are priceless to Him! You are valuable and He thought you were so worth it that Jesus laid down His life for you so that you could have a new bright future! I hope that you will accept what He has done for you.  If you do, I promise you, your life and future will change. Once you accept Jesus into your heart, you will have the courage and the authority to finally put your past behind you!

You have the authority and the courage to finally deal with the enemies of the past.  God’s word will break off old mindsets, habits, defeating attitudes and lies that have hindered you.    Declare the scripture about your future because God’s word does not return void or idle to Him

Tell the enemies of your past, “I absolutely am not going around that mountain again! I declare, “Jeremiah 29:11 (King James Version) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”  I fully intend to live out this expected end or my life, now go from me and never come back in Jesus’ name!”

Finally life is about seasons, but you must know what season you are in.  Realize that even in the winter seasons you are indeed making progress, but that it is much more difficult to see because all of the processes of a winter season are usually buried under ground or in our case in our (heart).  However, do you not know how hard the seeds of all you planted toward your future are working to burst forth for a brighter future for you?  It takes the winter season in our lives for the seeds to become strong and hearty.  You can’t see the process, but it’s happening, like our early signs of Spring!  We get to experience the warmth of early Spring days to keep us encouraged of what is coming!  So I encourage you, just because you do not see or maybe do not know all of the processes a seed takes to shoot forth and produce what is in it, doesn’t render that seed null and void.  All the good things you’ve sowed toward your future will arrive when you realize that you are worth it and that God Himself has it for you!
I hope this article serves as an early spring day and has warmed up your day and heart!  Great things are yours!  Be blessed!

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Wife, Mother, #1 Bestselling Author, Spiritual Midwife/Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Creator of Inspirational Programs and Authorship Programs, Artist and Art Instructor!

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