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Be True To You

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

As we begin a new week take the time to remember these simple words,

“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.”  Eckhart Tolle

Do not get so lost in the hurried up hustle and bustle of the week that you forget the power of being “just you” and remaining physically and emotionally present in your own life. Do not get so lost in the mundaneness of the week that when you drop your kids off at school or at the daycare that you forget to engage with them at an emotional level. Get down on their level and give them an extra meaningful hug, one they feel emotionally.

When you leave your spouse be sure to connect with them at a level that made them love you initially.

When you go to work, do not get lost in the job politics instead stand taller than all of that. Stand true to who you are, even if that means some people stand back and question who you are.

My challenge to you this week is to remember who “you are” and be true to yourself this week. Do not get so busy this week that you forget to just be “you”.

Have a wonderful week!
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Whether You Are Weak or Strong Strength Comes From Above

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

A08FC9F3-195A-42C4-95D1-08992AF953CDToday’s motivation is to remind you no matter where life takes you or how easy or difficult your life may be, you are not traveling it alone.

Whether you find yourself weak or strong your strength comes from above. Your strength is not found on your own.

“As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭22:31-33‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Lean on these words and allow God to lead your way through the week. Allow His strength to become your strength. Claim victory over your weakness because through your weakness God is strong.

“The victory is not when I stand up. The victory is when I realize that I can’t do it on my own.” – Nick Vujicic

My Friend, allow Him this week to be your strength. Go into it knowing you need Him by your side and allow Him full reign over what lies ahead.

Lastly, stand tall knowing no matter what happens God is in control over all of it. By doing this God will provide you with the encouragement and motivation to begin your week on the right foot.

Have an amazing week!

 

Courage, Encouragement Today, Journey, Life, Strength

Do Not Be Consumed By Your Fears

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

Today’s motivation is inspired by this quote today,

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” George Addair.

Do not get consumed and paralyzed by your fear of something you want to do.

Instead, look deep down inside yourself and find the strength to conquer and persevere over this battle of fear.

As a result you will walk away with the ability to hold your head up, standing tall and strong, as well as empowered knowing you no longer being held as a prisoner to your fear.

You are brave enough to win your battle over your fears.
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Choices In Life Are Yours

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

Today’s Encouragement is a reminder to examine the choices you are making in life. Everyone makes a choice that will determine how well their day will go or how well life is going.

“Busy is a choice, stress is a choice, joy is a choice, choose well.”

Today is a great day to look at the choices you are making. Look at the busyness and stress in your life and determine if you are happy with the choices you are making.

My friend, if you are busy, but you do not like it, start saying no to some activities. It is not only okay to say no, it is healthy to say no. This is a choice, it is your choice.

Stand strong if you see stress has consumed you as a result constant conflict. Allow yourself the time to breathe and make the choice to be happy despite everything that is going on. Make the choice to remain happy even if your circumstances want to rob you of this joy.

Everything in life boils down to a series of choices. You can choose to remain strong or cave into the pressure. You can choose to remain calm when stress wants to consume you. You can choose to retain a slower life when busyness wants to consume your every minute.

My friend, do not let the powers of life rob you of your ability to make choices. They are yours and yours only. Stand strong and stand firm and do not allow anything to rob you of your choices you make in your life.

Stand strong, be firm, and be bold. Your choices are yours only!
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Opportunities Are Hope

Motivation Monday

My friend, your inspiration today is to always look for the hope in life, no matter how difficult your journey may be.

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.”Wayne Dyer

I am encouraged often by a saying I see that says…

“Difficult journeys lead to beautiful destinations.” Author Unknown

There is truth to this saying, if only you have the strength to stay the course.

Life may be wrought with hardships at every turn, but my friend, never give up. By staying the course, eventually the road will get a little easier. You will learn lessons you would never have learned and with those lessons your next journey will be little easier than the one you are one now.

Hold on, breathe, and take this trial one moment at a time. Eventually those moments in time will add up, and with time, life will begin to look a little brighter.

As you look for hope, that hope will turn your obstacles into opportunities and with opportunities, life will look a little brighter. As life looks brighter, so will your focus because it will allow you to see clearly.

My friend, if you lose hope, your opportunities will begin to fade away because you will not be able to see them. This time of darkness may be real for you, but it does not mean you have to stay here. Gather your strength to fight again. Fight back with every ounce of strength you have. Fight to look for that light of hope, because when you do, you will find it again. Once it is found, life will turn itself around and obstacles will begin to fade and opportunities will begin to appear again. With those opportunities, life will look a little less daunting and a little more easier.

My friend, the biggest lesson I hope you take out of this encouragement and motivation today is this, no matter how difficult your journey is God has never left your side. It may be dark and you may not be able to see or feel Him, but that does not mean He is not there. He has been holding your hand the entire time. He has been whispering the steps to take at every turn. It is not His fault if you did not listen. He has never left your side. Lean on Him now. Allow Him to renew your strength and hope. He is just waiting for you to ask. He is like your parents. How many times as a child did you struggle with something and your parents just stood by watching you? They were there the entire time, but did not offer to help you because they were waiting and watching to see if you could do this task or if you would need help. Well, the same thing applies here. God has never left your side no matter how alone you may be feeling. Reach out now and ask for His guidance. He will give it to you, but remember you have to listen because without listening, you will not hear Him.

My motivation for you today is to seek God for your guidance, strength, and hope again. Ask Him to show you opportunities that you may have missed in the past and allow Him to restore a vision for this journey you are traveling. When you do, this difficult road you are on will not look so hard and today will be a little bit brighter. Your hope will be restored.

 

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Look For The Good, Do Not Be Consumed ByThe Bad

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

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Today’s Encouragement and Motivation comes with a challenge to open your heart to see through the difficulties life throws your way.

“What you hold in your heart, you will see in your world.” Ralph Marston.

There is truth to this simple statement. How many times does it seem like as the struggles continue to mount, life seems to spin out of control? It is because you are on heightened alert for this struggle.

  • Have you experienced financial difficulties and you see them all around?
  • Have you almost lost your home and see homelessness all around?
  • Have you battled a health issue and you see the similarities of others all around?
  • Do you battle a chronic illness and you see others who have similar illnesses all around?
  • Are you in a difficult relationship and see others in similar relationships all around?

My friend, this is because you are emotionally in tuned to these hardships. What is in your heart is what you tend to be looking for whether it be at a conscious or a subconscious level.

Today’s challenge and motivation is to break through this barrier and look past what you are struggling with to see the positive things in life that have been overshadowed by difficulties all around.

If you are tired or even exhausted from dealing with these trials, turn it around today. Take some time to look for things that make you happy. When you make a conscious effort to look for things that are good, you will begin to see them again and you will be encouraged to look for more. Once you see these and they take root in your life, life will begin to look a little brighter giving you the courage to move through your difficulty without it consuming you any longer.

You can do it! Look up and smell the roses. Life will begin to look happier when you do.
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Life is What is Hiding In Your Heart

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

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Today’s message is simple,

”What you hold in your heart, you will see in the world.” Ralph Marston.

If you are holding a heart of gratitude, love, patience, and peace; this is what you will see in the world.

If you are holding a heart of fear, anger, grief and dismay; this is what you will see as well.

My friend, today’s encouragement and motivation is to evaluate what you have in your heart and it will give you a better understanding of what you seeing everyday.

Today is the day to make the necessary changes if you are not satisfied with what you see and who you are.

Be honest with yourself because deserve the best your life has to offer.
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Friendships Are Unique Relationships

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

B82D0AD2-BAC7-4F74-A223-45265906FED1If you are blessed enough to have a friendship do not take it for granted. Each one should be cherished for it’s own relationship.

Each person has a personality that reflects a portion of yours which is why that friendship works for you and maybe not for someone else.

When we moved where we live now, I struggled for years to find a “new” friendship. I had never struggled with making friends before, but here I am, living in a new place with a new baby and I only knew a couple of people and they were my relatives.

I discovered as I struggled with this season of loneliness that the friendships I had were only temporal. Back then we didn’t have the social connections we have today with our computers, Facebook, Instagram accounts and cell phones. Back then you either picked up the phone and called someone or you wrote a note or sent a card in the mail.

You had to make a greater effort to stay in touch with your friends and loved ones. There wasn’t the instant gratification of social media or FaceTime .

To the person who knows this pain of loneliness, hang tough. God knows your heart and is preparing that perfect friend for you and will introduce you when He feels it is the perfect timing.

Have faith and be patient. When God blesses you with that friend, it will be sweeter then you could have possibly wished for.

I know this feeling all too well. I had to go several years without that special relationship, but when I least expected it, I met my best friend and we truly have a unique and special friendship that I could never have looked for had I settled for just any friend.

As a result of not being impatient and just jumping ahead of my desire, God blessed me richly with the ones I have now.

Over the past year and half to two years, God opened up the doors to some special people whom I call friends.

Not in a million years could I have picked any of these people who are in my life. Each and every of them hold a special place in my heart. Each one of them reflects a piece of my personality which contributes to our relationships. We compliment each other which allows for our friendships to blossom and grow.

My Lonely Friend, have faith, God will do this for you as well. Wait Him out and when you do, the blessings you will receive will be well worth the wait. 

 

 

Encouragement Today, Journey, Strength, Thanksgiving, Trust

Love Yourself Enough To Trust Yourself

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

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Happy Monday!

I am here to remind you to…

“Love Yourself enough to Trust Yourself.”

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”  Alexander Graham Bell.

How many times do we find ourselves questioning what we should do in life and we just stand there paralyzed from fear, confusion, uncertainty, insecurity, and a lack of trust in ourselves?

Today is the day I want you to look in the mirror and tell yourself, “I love you and I will trust in you again!” 

My friend, many times we get so busy with life that we find ourselves trapped by a series of poor decisions or we are living a life consequences due to our poor choices. As a result we forget there is a need to love and trust ourselves enough to believe our inner voice called the Spirit of God and our inner judgement to make decisions.

You need to learn to love and trust yourself again. By doing this you will be able to confidently walk away from the closed doors you are waiting on and will be able to see the doors God is opening now.

You’ve Got This! You Can Do This!

 

 

 

 

Encouragement Today, Home, Journey, Love

Small Things Have Bigger Meanings

Encouragement Today

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My friend, “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”Author Unknown.

I am completely exhausted and my brain has shut down, but I liked the meaningfulness behind these words.

I am praying I can get some sleep tonight. If I can, I will be able to write a “real” post tomorrow.

Happy Saturday!