My mission is to provide you with inspiration and encouragement to live everyday to it's fullest. I do this by sharing the simple things in life such as recipes to the most difficult of things such a life. We all know life is a struggle and many days a balancing act, but I am here to inspire you to do it well. Everything I write about is designed to inspire as well as encourage you to be a "better" you that you can be. Everything I share is raw and real. I do not cover up or sugar coat what I write about. This would benefit no one. My goal is for you to walk away feeling uplifted and encouraged after leaving my page. Lastly, I am here to remind you that you are… enough and beautiful… just the way you are.
Do you ever feel like you are wandering around aimlessly in the forest? No matter what turn you take or what path looks right, the view is still the same. It never changes. It never looks different.
Eventually, you take the time to look around and you conclude you have only been walking around in circles, going nowhere.
Have faith in these words,
“God will meet you where you are, in order to take you where He wants you to go.”
My friend, today’s words of motivation are to stop walking to be just walking. This is why you are walking in circles.
Instead… stop, look up, and seek God’s direction.
He holds the road map you do not have, in His hands. He knows the direction you are to take to get out of the forest and He knows what forks in the road you are to be taking to live out the plan “He” has for you.
Stop, look up and seek God for your directions todayand your journey will begin to look different. Your circles will begin to straighten and you will begin to see the clearing of trees leading you out of the forest.
Enjoy your journey, Friend. Now you have access to the “Man” with the map and you have the assurance the route will be clearly marked out. You will no longer walk aimlessly, but instead you will be walking with purpose.
The purpose is the plan God has for you. Now you can enjoy the journey as well as the view along the way out of the forest.
Trust in His road map and your journey can be done with confidence and surety.
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.
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.
Today’s encouragement and motivation was inspired by this quote,
“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!