Get back to it!

This week I haven’t been feeling well but I’ve worked through it. Very often my asthma flares up and I have a bronchial cough. The treatment that my doctor immediately suggests to me is, rest and maybe an antibiotic. I have so much to do and promises that I’ve made. “I don’t have much time to give to sit down”. I’ve noticed that I haven’t been waking up praying like I usually do. I’ve been going through some changes at work. I’ve not been avoiding certain kinds of vibes in my personal space. I’ve not even worked out in the last 2 weeks. I’ve eaten whatever I wanted to and in the end I’m seeing that it’s all costing me something. My health, my peace, delayed purpose, and I’ve even gotten out of character!
Our health must be in tact! Spiritually and physically. I’ve mentioned it before but how we fuel our bodies is also a form of worship. I’ve been saying that I’ll consecrate but kept pushing it off. Giving people more time than I’ve given God. This too has cost me something. It’s caused me to be confused and make wrong decisions. I told the Lord that I would consecrate and do raw fruits and veggies only. In a result, yesterday the first meal that I ate, I couldn’t keep down. It was almost like God was saying to me, “don’t keep pushing me off” or “don’t keep rescheduling your appointment with me”. It dawns on me very often, “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit” and “honor God with your body”. (1 Corinthians 6:19-21) Boy oh boy, people say God doesn’t speak to us…He truly did this week. Also, he dealt with me on fueling my soul with His word. If I don’t digest it often enough, He won’t have it to bring back to my memory for revelation of answers. Everything that I put into my body, is me saying “live off of this” or “thanks God for this body”. (1 Corinthians 10:31) This then had me to reflect what’s in my social media timelines, my music, etc. The Word even says to honor Him with your time.
Today is the first of the month. (I started singing Bone Thugs & Harmony’s “first Of of the month” LOL). What is it that you need to get back to? As your sister, I encourage you to get back to your first love. (Revelation 2:4) Be sure that your mental health is in tact and no one is driving you up a wall. Be more conscious of your words. Don’t say people, or anything, is making you sick. You built for this life. We may fall off but it’s always in you to get back to it. Remember your words create your atmosphere. Pay close attention to your soul, as it has the ability to impact your physical condition. If your body is aching then you won’t be able to move when God says too. You need your body to fulfill purpose. As long as we aren’t in good health, it becomes a domino effect. We get tired, miss deadlines, procrastinate, then doubt that we’re capable of doing something that’s apart of our destiny, then have feelings of inadequacy, have a mental pitty party with ourselves, settle for less, in result believe the lies of the enemy, and step out of God’s will. No more of that! I believe in you. Self check with me and get rid of what is a weight and get back to whatever it is that sets us free. Take care of yourself! What do you need to get back to? Heal yourself.
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. – Jeremiah 31:25
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What to do When You Feel Out Of Place

"I’m Suppose to Be here." Say it to yourself!
I remember walking on a plane and the flight attendant using a hand gesture to forward me to the back of the plane. Not that there’s a class that makes you any better but I won’t forget how hard it was for her to believe that I was in first class. Granted I had on a head rap, I didn’t look appropriate. My parents taught me better. However, my assigned seat was to be in first class. She asked to see my boarding pass as if she didn’t believe me but I showed her. I didn’t step out of character or get too bothered by her belief system.
Maybe you’re in a similar place and sometimes people cant believe you’ve come this far. Don’t doubt yourself and don’t think that you don’t deserve to be where you are or where you’re going. Have peace in knowing that you are right where you should be and everyone will not like it but to own it! Don’t feel the need to explain and don’t feel like you have to move out of royalty to make other feel comfortable. It’s very rare to see a lion lose sleep over sheep. Sheep have a hard time seeing and finding their way. That’s what they need a shepherd. When we walk with God we take on the Audacity and fearlessness of our Father.
I know we may have some off days of when we want to relax and look chill. But the lesson in this was to stay where you belong. Look the enemy in the face and stand your ground. You have all rights to be where God has placed you and Satan doesn’t have the authority to move you out. Tell yourself, “I’m suppose to be here.” Nothing can move you unless you let it.
Scriptures To Consider:
Numbers 13:26- 28, 30, 33
Jeremiah 29:11
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Don’t Rush Your Process….

“Things will happen little by little”. This is how God dealt with the children of Israel. Once I learned the characteristics of God, that’s when I understood Him better. Though He is supernatural, and can do anything, He’s into a developmental process because there are lots of other things to consider. He makes rational decisions. There are lessons that we must learn in order for us to not repeat the same mistakes in the Promised Land.
Have you ever had to repeat the same lesson over and over again? If you didn’t, I did. I know it gets frustrating, but the lesson must be revisited until we get it! God has had me repeat a class so many times, that I had gotten sick of myself. For some lessons, it wasn’t even only a class. It was a semester, or even a whole grade. Half the time, it wasn’t God taking me through the lessons again, it was my bad choices taking me back through it.
Very often, I’d look at others and wonder why I was hitting a ceiling. So, to ensure that I was on task and up by the next one, I begin doing things that God wouldn’t do. I called myself filling in for God. Excuse my vernacualr but, “Where the do that at?” In result, I found myself in a financial bind, have wasted time, gotten my heart broken, or the usual things that could happen when stepping out of God’s will or by simply being in a hurry. When we are in a hurry on the road, in our cars, accidents happen along the way because we are only focused on the destination and not the traffic, bad driver on the road, or the cops waiting to stop us.
Proverbs 26:11
As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.
Some things we revisit because we are in a silly place. I learned to no longer compare myself to others because it wasn’t the wisest things to do. We often only see the good parts of someone else’s process.
Scriptures to Consider:
Exodus 23:29
But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you.
Exodus 23:30
Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.
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Hearing The Voice Of God

Get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the message God has planted in your hearts, for it is strong enough to save your soul.” JAMES 1:21 (NLT)

Get rid of anything that is dark or causes your mind to be clouded. I’ve interpreted this as get rid of anything that isn’t from heaven. Release anything that causes you to be distracted from the honest message that your soul, and heart, carries because that is your answer. That is your purpose. It could be the voice of God. For a long time, I’d disregard the uncomfortable feelings or intuitions that were “strong enough to save my soul”. My soul was telling me to say less with certain people, do more with this, end that relationship, don’t spend that, return that bag because you’ll need that money for later, call that person and apologize, be quiet and just listen, don’t overthink it, leave it alone, etc. These heart sent messages were all unctions that have to do with my purpose.
God has already set purpose in your heart. (Ecc. 3:11) Your purpose, and what you feel you were born to do, will save you time in this life and the life after this one. When you walk with the Lord, we begin making decisions that match our purpose. So, Don’t fight it! Don’t resist it! Before you know it, time will have passed you, and you’ll realize that your life has felt like you’ve been in a belly of a whale if you don’t go with it. Go with what? God’s plan or that strong message in your heart that can save your soul. (Jonah 1:17)

We say, “God doesn’t speak to me..” but sometimes God doesn’t always have full blown conversations with us. Sometimes it’s a truth that’s already around us. It could be a truth that we don’t want to accept or something we want to hold onto. So, I’ve had to make a decision of if I want to be free or to just live the lie? Or things that are forced? Am I going to live a life that I’ve tailored made? Or accept that I’m an invention with a purpose and the life that God has planned for me is the best route?

So, what’s tugging at you? What haven’t you surrendered to the Lord? What part of your life is in the back of your mind saying “give me to Jesus”? Go for it. In this season, God wants peace and for your ascend.
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I’m Not Settling

Last night’s service was something special! We had a guest speaker, Pastor Matthew Brown, and he mentioned not settling for anything less than what we’ve been praying for. So many times life hands us back a conglomeration of our bad decisions and just what happened in life.
Sometimes life can get us to a place where we are just like, “You know what, I’ll just accept this…” “It’s been this long and it hasn’t happened yet…so, I’ll take it.” Take what? The idea that we’ve come up with of it never happening? God doesn’t have it so that we simply take whatever comes with the wind. He gives scriptures to life and he constantly reminds us of the authority we have.
The speed of sound is about 767 MPH. Consider how long it may take you to drive to work versus you SPEAKING “Today will be a good day” or “I’m getting this promotion”. It usually takes us 10-30 minutes to get to work. You have the power and permission to send a word to your situation before you get there. So, what was your dream that you’ve now laid down because life and time made it seem as though it wasn’t impossible? What has life given you, that you’ve willingly accepted that was also contrary to what God has promised? Pick it back up! The dream! Pick it up! Use the scriptures and speak to your future and trust that God is there!
Proverbs 18:20-21 Matthew 15:11 Proverbs 21:23 Psalm 141:3
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