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God Will Light Your Way

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My Friend,

Are you struggling with a difficult situation and you just feel beat down and alone?

Do you feel like no matter where you look, you only see the darkness of your circumstance?

Well, I have an encouraging reminder to share with you today.

You are not! You are not alone, no matter how lonely you may feel and you are not surrounded by the darkness that has you consumed.

God is here to remind you, today that, “His Word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path.” Ps 119:105

Be encouraged knowing God is with you, every second, every minute, and every hour. He is with you and will provide the light you need to see through the darkest of times.

Lean on Him and you will not feel alone. Lean on Him and you will no longer be consumed by your circumstances. He loves you and He is holding you up today.

Be Encouraged Today, You are not alone.

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Trust Your Wings

Encouragement Today

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Today’s Encouragement is inspired from this quote,

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings. Always believe in yourself”

– Unknown

My friend, today’s message is simple; believe in yourself. Have confidence in your own abilities.

All to often life beats us up and our confidence is one of the first things to go.

I am here to remind you to protect yourself from the evils of the world. Your confidence is important because it protects you by providing the power to fight back against the evils that await you with a soul purpose to tear you down.

Remain confident, My Friend! Believe in yourself. Do not let anyone rob you of what God created in you.

 

Disclaimer, I reposted this one because I loved the encouraging words. They inspired me and it is my prayer they will for you again.

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Focus On Truths Not On Falsehoods

Encouragement Today

design-92How many times has something not gone the way you thought it should? Did you expect a phone call, text, or message from someone and did not receive it? How many time did you have a meeting planned with someone, but they did not show up?

What did your mind tell you? Did you automatically think, “What did I do wrong? Did I say something to offend them?” Those are thoughts your mind goes to most times, but in fact, if you were to examine them for truths or falsehoods, which one would be the truth? The truth would be this has nothing to do with you. If you had just listened to your heart you would have gone to the truth from the beginning, but when we think from our minds, we tend to over think the circumstances and turn them back on ourselves.

“Look to your heart for the truth, not to your mind. Your mind often distorts the truth into lies.” Author Unknown

My friend, if you struggle in this area, my challenge today is to examine situations and evaluate how do you react to them? Do you tend to think what did I do wrong? If so, try to refocus from the falsehood to the truth that this is not about you. You need to take some time to retrain your mind to listen to your heart first. Your heart will know the truth most times.

Take a chance on focusing on the power of truthfulness over listening to power of falsehoods.
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Stand Firm On Your Truth

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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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Peace Is Living In The Moment

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

F0742B95-A651-47B1-B71C-192E4EC5EA37Today’s Encouragement and Motivation is to remind you to not get so busy with life and worry that you forget to live for the moment of today’s life, peace, and happiness.

Do you live a life that is full of chaos and turmoil that attacks you at every turn? Do you worry about the past whether it be relationships, your job, or decisions you have made?

Do you find yourself having panic attacks about the future and what it holds? Do you have to make an important decision that has you paralyzed?

Are you a young person who is struggling to find your way in the adult world? Are you struggling with if you should go to college, what college classes do you need to take, but you are fearful of them? Are you getting ready to graduate in the spring, but you have no idea where you are going to work and you know the college loans will be coming in shortly after graduation?

Are you not happy with your employment situation because it doesn’t meet your financial needs? Are you looking forward to the future advancement, but you are fearful of failure and rejection?

Do you have a chronic illness and you get discouraged because you just can not see an end in sight for a healing? Are you in need of a treatment or a surgery, but fear has you uncertain if you should do it or not?

My friend, no matter what your past looks like or what your future holds, the importance to life is the present moment, the here and now, the present. 

“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” Steve Maraboli

God wants us to live for today and not to worry about tomorrow.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I know this is extremely difficult to do. I find myself struggling in the same area, but it is what God commands us to do. Focus on only today. Do not borrow tomorrow’s worries for there is nothing you can do about them until tomorrow.

Today is a big enough day. Tackle only what today brings forth. If you need to break out your planner or a scrap piece of paper and write yourself a to do list, do it. Only accomplish what is on that list for today freeing your mind of all the extra clutter that does not need to be in it.

Do not fill your every minute of your day either. Allow yourself to take a break to breathe and refresh your mind. Take a walk, read a book, write in a journal, or create something with your hands. It doesn’t matter what you do so long as you do it and it is something you enjoy. My friend, no… no… no… it can not be a chore such as prepping your supper or doing a load of laundry. No chores. This is about you and you only. Those chores come in their own place in your daily life of today. 

Your simple reminder for today is to focus only on today. Let the rest of the week come as it arrives.

Today is today! 

Lastly, remember this…

You Are Enough! You Are Beautiful! Ps 139:14

 

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Healthy Steps Forward

Encouragement Today

January 3, 2018

Today was another step in the direction of change.

We pulled down the Christmas stuff and the house is back to being just plain and boring. However, it will be nice to get it clean again.

B546F0A4-0BEE-4B91-B517-DDDEAD713FCAThis is what our tree looks like now. This is twenty years of packaging tape. We always joke that our tree box is just tape holding cardboard together. Does anyone else’s box look like this too?

So, I am curious what your plans are for the year to come?  I am not a resolution maker, but I am all about making goals this year.

We have lived on the edge for a long time and as a result we have fallen into survival mode.  I do not want to live another year of what we have been living through.

This has to change. No other option is acceptable to me. 

B2DEA674-C29C-429D-ABD3-CCB5AE907EA1I have lost myself over the past couple of years. So much so I don’t even know what I like anymore. I don’t have a favorite song or favorite radio station or tv show. I don’t have a favorite activity or anything any more.

  • My personal goal is to rediscover myself again. My quest isn’t to find my old self, but it is to find my new self. I want to find the one who has gained wisdom and experience from our years of hardships.
  • I am desperate to get my home and life organized again. I have learned when you are in survival mode, you loose track of a lot of responsibilities. This isn’t a good thing because now I am behind in everything in life. I am behind in filing paperwork, cleaning, and decorating. I will be extremely happy to see all of this come together again for the peace of mind I need again.
  • I want to start a small home business venture to make some money to help out financially so we can become financially stable again. I am still praying about the small business option though. If it truly becomes something I will be making an announcement here once God works out the details.
  • I need to learn how to become assertive so I can stand my ground with people who run over the top of me. I need to learn how to set up boundaries and stick by them.

““Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  • I am also desperately seeking how to do self care. This is extremely hard for me and because I don’t do it therefore I am crashing before my own eyes.
  • I need to work out the details now to put goals and deadlines to them so I stay focused on making these happen for me,

How about you? What do you want to do in the year to come? Leave your responses in the comments below.

Maybe this can be the blog pos that helps us to provide accountability and encouragement so we can successfully meet our goals.

Ok Friends, I have put some of my personal goals out there, now it is your turn.

1…2…3… Go