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Recently a family member of someone I know was placed in the ICU department of a certain hospital. Later when that person posted a update on Facebook to inform people of the status of their family member, they said they were loving on her as much as possible as she waited on Jesus. 

Her statment caused me to ponder. Isn’t that something we all are doing unconsciously? True, many of us are as healthy as a horse, but we all know this fact…at some point we will all die and meet Jesus. 

The factual and inevitible is that we are all on borrowed time. The day we took our first breath, an end date was given to us. No one knows this end date or how the end date will transpire, that is why it is very important to live the best and happiest life you can. 

My encouragement to you is as you are waiting on Jesus that you maximize on time by making the most of your time. God did not create you just for you to go to work everyday, then die. Your life has more purpose than that. If you are not living to your full potential you can’t blame anyone but yourself. 

We will never know when it will be our time to meet the Almighty, so make sure your time here on earth has meaning. What will be your legacy? What will people say about your character? What did you do for others or did you consume yourself with only helping yourself? As you wait for Jesus, be busy in the process. Never be idle. Never simply do nothing. Stop making excuses.

The time we have here is very limted, so use it wisely. The people you meet have a purpose. The choices you met have outcomes. Pray with ceasing. Ask God daily to direct your path. Forgive quickly. When it’s finally your time to meet Jesus, make sure that meeting is full,of joy and happiness. Make sure when you close your eyes on this side that you hear those words from God on the other side, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” 

The other day my husband bought me some flowers. The bouquet was beautiful, but at first the purple flowers pictured were closed. It wasn’t until the next day or so that they finally decided to open and show their beautiful color. 

This reminded me of how I’ve prayed for something, but regardless of how hard I prayed and begged God for it. Either his answer was no, or it wasn’t the right time. Getting use to trusting God’s timing isn’t always easy, but we must do it. God knows best whether we want to believe it or not. 

Sometimes, No is the answer. Be okay with that. 

Flowers bloom when it’s time and God blesses at the right time. Any moment to early or too late would probably cause an issue. Just like getting something we are not ready to receive yet can be an issue. What if you’re not ready? Then maybe you wouldn’t appreciate your blessing. Just like asking to be married; if you’re not prepared to be a wife or husband then you will not know how to treat your forever blessing. I speak from experience! 

So I want to encourage you to be patient while you wait for your prayer to be answered. Rejoice and have a grateful heart in the mean time. Trust God heard you and he sees your tomorrow, so simply relax. 

I personally don’t think of myself as a quiet person because i’m a exorvert and I love people. But, I can have periods of time in which I recognize it’s time to quiet myself and listen to my Creator. 

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

I am a woman of faith and one who knows how to pray to get results. To me, prayer doesn’t have to be a certain time of the day. Nor, does it have to be for a certain reason for me to pray. But, prayer needs to be something that happens all the time. There is always something to pray about.

When I’m driving in my car, I’m praying. When my I tuck my children into their beds, I’m praying. When I’m with my patients, I’m praying. When I am in the shower, I’m praying.

Prayer is a covering! 

I want to encourage you to always pray. Prayer changes things. Prayer is a conversation with God. It’s in prayer that will you find answers. 

One of my gifts is that of an encourager. I am very grateful for this gift because it enables me to speak into the lives of others and give them a word of hope. My gift is so sensitive that I can even sense stuff going on with people even if I’m not around them on a regular basis. What I mean by that is, God will place a certain person in my heart and I will contact them out of the blue and give them a word of encouragement. Everytime, I do this the person is going through a storm and my words lifted their spirits/emotions. 

I don’t take my gift for granted. 

I believe we all have a gift and we should carry out our gifts to their full potentials. 

But to be honest, at times encouraging others on a daily basis is draining and sometimes I simply want someone to reach out and encourage me. It’s shocking how so many people are engulfed in their own problems that they don’t take time to check on their own friends. It’s hurts often, but I try to pray and get past it. 

My phone rings very few times with someone who just wants to say hi or to simply check on how I’m doing. 

So many times when i’m feeling alone, I turn to God for strength. I know I can always talk to him about anything and at any time. When I need encouragement, he sends me to his word. I feel much better after I good conversation with my Heavenly Father. 

Another thing I do is become my own cheerleader. Since no one else really knows my struggles or successes, I celebrate myself. I give myself a high five. Others may not text or call me, but I can be there for myself! 

So I want to encourage you, if you ever feel as no one cares about you. Realize that God really cares and he will be there for you when no one else is. God will encourage and celebrate you, but you have to be able to celebrate yourself too. Stop depending on others for what you can give yourself. 

I’m learning to celebrate and encourage myself by doing things for myself. Even if it’s simple things like buying myself an ice cream cone or a snicker candy bar. I love myself. I love my gift of encouragement. And I will never stop loving people or myself. 

So often God wants to talk to us, but we can’t hear him over all the noises that surround us. One major noise maker is ourselves. So often we want to dominate the conversation with the things we want; our wish list that we forget to give God a chance to talk. 

A conversation requires both talking and listening. If one person is dominating the conversation then the other person feels overwhelmed with no way to escape. They would love to interject and add to the conversation, but there is never an opportunity. 

God is not bossy. He is not going to bully his way into a conversation. He has plenty to say that will encourage and give you direction, but if you don’t quiet yourself, he will never be able to share his wisdom. 

So I encourage you…the next time you are in a conversation with God give him a chance to talk. His words will guide you and give you peace. His words will uplift and give you answers. Yes, what you have to say is important, but what he has to say will catapult you into your destiny. 

Practice listening! 

Super excited about speaking at my MADE FOR MORE Motivational event on Saturday. I know many people were not able to make it, so I wanted to share the video of the event. I pray it blesses you.

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So often we pray to God for we think we want or need. We assume because we’ve been extra good that he has no other choice but to grant our prayer request/plea. But, what happens during those times when God is either silent or his answer is flat out, NO? Well, if you’re like me, you’ve been there and it’s not fun. So often I wanted to yell, “Um, I’m still waiting Sir. Can’t you hear me? What are you waiting for?” I would even cry and pout, but none of that moved God. God is who he is and he knows best, thus sometimes he holds back so we; his children are safe, proctected and not overcome by what we’ve just “earnestly” prayed for.

For instance, I remember wanting to be with this certain guy. Oh, how I loved this guy. I thought he was all of that and a bag of chips. My heart’s desire was only to be with him and him only. But, God thought differently. It seemed the more I tried to love him, the farther his heart was to me. The more I prayed for us to be together, the more farther away we became.

As time progressed, I became weary in trying to get him to love me. I was even tired of praying. He didn’t want to love me and God didn’t want to hear me whine about it. Thus, I gave up on trying.

Time passed and God showed me why his answer was, NO. By me being quiet and allowing him to lead and guide my life, I eventually found out the why. The why was because he wanted to introduce me to the one he wanted me to meet. It would be with this guy that his purpose would be fulfilled. It would be with this guy that the love I so desired would be expressed to me.

This one example was of love, but there are many more we all can relate to. Rather it’s a job, a house, a car, healing or etc, God has a plan and we must trust his plan and his timing. If God seems to be silent, trust him. If his answer is no, trust him. His timing and ways of thinking are not the same as ours.

Be encouraged, God is not trying to be mean, but rather only provide you with the best.


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