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Rocking Monday

The weekend is behind us and a new week is upon us.

If you are like me, it is scheduled to be a busy one, but no matter how difficult it may become, I am encouraged by these words,

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3.

My friend, go into the week knowing God has your back.

You are not alone. Trust Him with your every decision and the direction you will take in your life and at your job.

You’ve Got this! Rock your week!

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Hope Shines Brightly For New Tomorrows

Today’s Challenge is simple and was inspired by this quote,

“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” – Unknown

How many people do you know who are struggling and are in physical or emotional pain?

All you have to do is take a minute to think of a person in life in your life who is struggling. They will not be hard to find.

I challenge you today to reach out and show someone who is in pain that they are not alone. Give them a hug, a smile, or simply a note of encouragement. Let them know they will be okay and that they are loved.

This simple moment of caring is enough to give them the hope they need to get through today.

My Friend, please reach out today and encourage them, give them the hope they may have lost, and allow them to see the brightness of a new tomorrow.
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You Are Brave And Strong

Monday Motivation

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Your motivation today is to remind you to make this an amazing week.

No matter what happens or how hard it may begin, stand strong and fight back against the difficulty and make it a good week anyway.

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” -Lucille Ball

Lastly, remember this important fact, you are braver than your circumstances and you are stronger than your situation. Reach out for what is important and make it happen.

You’ve got this because… You Are Enough!
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Refill Your Cup

Quick Encouragement

img_8541It has been a very long Monday.

I need to go to bed earlier tonight than I did last night in order to survive tomorrow.

I am going to share a quick thought while I have a moment.

My thought is simple, remember the importance of self-care.

You can not properly take care of others or things if your cup is empty.

Be sure to not run yourself out of what you need to live a quality life.

Take a moment today to refresh yourself.
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Doing Right Produces Blessings

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Today’s encouragement and motivation is a simple one.

Do for others not because someone will do it for you, but do it because it is the right thing to do.

Not everyone does what is right or even fair, but it does not dismiss what you should do because it is the correct thing to do.

Stop and think about what you are going to do. If you have the quick thought, “but someone would not do this for me,” I challenge you to do it anyway.

God will bless you for doing what is right every time.

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Convictions Are Personal

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Today’s encouragement is a simple reminder your personal conviction is intended for only you and not for everyone else. Therefore, be cautious when sharing what God has convicted you with that you do not place that same conviction onto others. Not everyone is in the same place in life because God prepares each individual with His timing and purpose, not ours.

When you place your convictions in life on someone else, they may not be ready for what you are sharing. They may never be ready either because what God convicts you of may not even be a journey He wants for them.

I believe our convictions are based on the guidance God gives each individual because He is always preparing us for our journey that lies ahead. It is also my opinion that it is okay to share with others what we believe God has convicted us with, but you can not expect for Him to give your friend or loved one the same conviction as you at the same time.

Lastly, remember to not pass judgement on others if their convictions do not align with yours. If God wants you in the same place at the same time, He will place convictions on the others as well.

 

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Do Not Allow Chaos To Steal Your Week From You

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

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“Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.” Germany Kent 

My Friend, open your planner or your calendar and plan your week so you claim the power over it before the chaos of the week claims it for you.

As this week begins, allow yourself the strength to remain calm no matter what the week looks like. Then after you are done planning prevent yourself from looking back at it as well as looking beyond the moment you are in. This will allow you the strength to take control over the day as well as your whole week.

I know for me, I have a tendency to start my Monday out by looking at the entire week and if it is packed before it starts, I begin to feel helpless, hostile, anxious, weak, and often times emotional as a result of everything that needs to be done. I allow the chaos to control me which leaves me feeling weak, vulnerable, and out of control. I do not like this feeling and try to prevent it as much as I can.

For those who know this feeling, also know how debilitating it can be and how disastrous this can be for your overall week. Protect yourself from this and allow yourself the ability to remain in control over your week so you can allow yourself to have an enjoyable and productive week.

Remember, you are stronger than you believe and you will have a good week if you do not allow chaos to run you. Take Control, My Friend! Happy Monday!

 

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Facing Fears Allows You to Conquer Your Strength and Self-Confidence

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My friend, do you struggle with the anxiety of doing things for others, whether they are for the first time or they are something you have done many times?

Do you struggle with the anxiety of never being able to match up to the expectations you feel others have for you?

My friend, today’s inspiration is for you. Check out this quote by Theodore Roosevelt,

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”  Theodore Roosevelt

Do not get lost in the anxiety and fear of trying to live up to other people’s expectations?   Honestly, if you do not match up to them now, you never will. If they expect more of you than what you can give, they are not worth being anxious for.

Release your convictions and emotions to please others and learn that you are enough just the way you are. You can only do what you are mentally and physically capable of doing and nothing more because God made you with only so much of “you” to give away.Do not give away any more than what you have.

Think about this, do you expect from them what you feel they expect from you? Most of the time the answer to this is no. Do not be upset and fearful for not being able to meet the needs they have for you. Relationships are meant to be two-way streets. A healthy one is where you meet in the middle even if this is met with a compromise, but they can not expect any more from you than what they are willing to give back in return.

If they can not like you or love you for who you are, then you need to reconsider the relationship you have. Set your boundaries to prevent them for expecting more than what you can deliver and if this is not good for them, you may need to do more soul-searching than what you were prepared to do.  You may need to consider whether this is a relationship worth having.

My friend, pray over all of this,

  • Pray over your relationship.
  • Pray over your anxiety with this person.
  • Pray over setting healthy boundaries with them.
  • Pray over what is healthy for you.
  • Pray over the communication you need to have with them.
  • Pray over the timing of everything God convicts you with.

When you have prayed over all of this, then have faith and trust God will show you what direction you should takein making this relationship either a healthier one or whether you should be dissolving it.

You have to remember that you are a priority in your own life before you can be a priority in someone else’s.If you are not, you will no longer be able to meet the needs of any one else, no matter if their expectations are healthy or not.

You need to remember you will always be… enough whether you believe this or not. I am here today to remind you that you are.

You are… Enough. You are… Brave. You are… Strong. You are Courageous. 

It is important to remember no matter how anxious you may feel, once you conquer the fear over your own circumstances you will be able to stand strong and tall and you will believe in yourself thus allowing your self-confidence to return again. 

My friend, there is HOPE for a brighter tomorrow. You can do this! I know you can.

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Stand Firm On Your Truth

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

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Today’s Encouragement is inspired by my daughter’s latest medical hardship.

I have taken her to Urgent Care two times in the past four days for help with her mega migraines.

Her first trip went better than her second one. The first doctor has a better understanding of what migraines are and how severe Kiddo’s can be, however today’s wasn’t as sympathetic. I suspect she may lack an understanding of how debilitating mega migraines are and does not understand how bad they are for my daughter.

It is my hope and prayer today’s difficult day will inspire and encourage you to know if you are standing on solid truth, it will not matter what any one else will think about you.

Today’s quote came from our experience at the doctor’s office.

“Standing on truth allows you to always know you are right, no matter what anyone else believes.” 

I am not sure how much today’s doctor believed Kiddo was in the pain she was in, but as I write tonight for tomorrow, I can sit here knowing in my heart that it does not matter what she believes or does not believe, we know the truth. We know how debilitating these migraines are and how her other chronic illnesses affect her migraines and at the end of the day that is all that matters.

Today’s encouragement and motivation is this same truth for you. It does not matter what others believe. It only matters what you know as truth. 

Stand firm on the knowledge of your truth and do not let the lack of other’s understanding sway you in what you believe.

Your truth is all that matters at the end of the day. 

 

 

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Every Step You Take Gets You Closer To The End

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

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This quote expresses perfectly what I was going to write about.

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”

— Mark Victor Hansen

No matter how difficult something can be, do not give up. For every step you take, you are getting closer to your end goal.

The key to your encouragement today is to remember; no time will ever be perfect to start and every step you take gets you closer to the end.

It does not matter how long it takes you to get there, all that matters is that you do,