Let today be a day that comes to terms with the past…let your heart be settled with thoughts of peace and joy…the past is gone…let your days ahead be your focus…God does not look at the past, He doesn’t judge the past…but He blesses your future…
Allow Him the beauty of blessing you. it’s His heart’s desire to bless His children.
Let today be the mark of a new start, a new day, a future filled with hope and love…take His hand and show Him you’re willing to go forward and not look back…
This is the hour of release, this is the time of His refreshing and refueling…
give Him your hand and trust He will take you where you need to go…He’s bringing you to your destiny…
Go now, and let hope, once again, reign in your heart! x
i guess i can say, the war is on…you know the deal, getting hit from every side, getting blind-sided, right hook, left jab. etc.
let’s just say it hasn’t been easy, and i know i speak for most of us right now.
it seems everyone i talk to is saying the same thing…they all feel like they’ve been in a war that’s been relentless…so, what’s the answer to that? what do you say when someone tells you they’ve been relentlessly attacked from every angle?
i can honestly say, i’m speechless when it comes to answering that question…until now…
in my continued nagging at God over these constant attacks, i’ve found the only answer was to be as relentless as my adversary!!! i’m determined to not quit or get discouraged, but to fight the good fight and knock the enemy out of the park!!! GAME OVER!!!
hmmmm, GAME OVER…isn’t that the truth? isn’t that what the Word says? doesn’t it declare the war has been won, and yet we continue to find ourselves in constant battle? well, i don’t know about you, but i’m not giving in to the enemy’s bullying…yep, you heard me…he’s a bully!!!! he’s no different than the kid at recess who knocks you down to take your lunch money!! he’s a BULLY!!!! and i’m not taking it anymore…i’ve decided i’m standing up to him and reminding him he was knocked out a long time ago and i’m not standing in agreement with him anymore!!!
you see, it’s when i realized that allowing this bully to shake me down(like a mob guy), i had agreed with him out of fear! i finally got the revelation that i needed to suck it up and put on my big girl panties, look him right in the eye and stare him down!!!! yessiree…i heard the music in my head from the movie “Rocky”, and realized, i’ve got what it takes to enforce the victory, that was won for me!!!! that’s right!, no longer will i let him bully me around, even if i’m shaking in my boots, i’m STANDING up to that bully and reminding him, he’s the loser, not me!!!
it’s time for us all to remember what was done for us and what our rights are!! no more bullying, no more intimidation, no more fear!!! WE WIN…THE VICTORY IS OURS…WE ARE THE ENFORCERS…WE NEED TO REMIND HIM, HE’S THE LOSER…WE ARE STRONG, WE ARE VICTORIOUS, WE ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE KING…PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!
get BOLD!!! be BRAVE…STARE HIM DOWN!!! and remember, it’s not YOU…it’s Who is in YOU…and the enemy is afraid of Him…and afraid of YOU…he’s just hoping you never find out who you are and Who’s in you…so, let’s rock this out…let’s enforce the victory!! let’s knock him out and show him WHO’S we are and where our help comes from!!!! ding ding ding…last round…it’s a K.O.…
a while ago, i was reminded about angels and the important role they play in our daily lives.
as i seriously began contemplating it more and more, before long, i found myself in “feather feather land” stumbling on constant feather findings!
they’d be on my kitchen floor, in my bathroom, on my porch, and in my pool.
i must admit, my wild imagination had me thinking “could these feathers be “angel” feathers“?
i found a feather floating in my the pool today, that’s when i questioned if all these feathers could possibly have a common denominator?
what i realized was this….sometimes, we settle on one thought and tend to think we have all the answers, at least that’s what i thought when i imagined that every feather i found was probably one of my angel’s feathers falling out and floating down to earth because of some great battle with darkness!! (yes, i have an overactive imagination)
yet, in light of it all , i can see how every feather i found may not have been from my envisioned angelic hosts. but nevertheless, these were clear, simple signs for me to follow.
and the most important thing for me to remember is this…they all pointed me back to what i was reminded of months ago. we all have been given angels (yes, with feathered wings) who walk with us daily to protect and fight for us….and as childish as that may seem to some, truth be told, this is an absolute wondrous and precious gift God gave us! for that, we should be thankful. we must realize our heavenly feathered friends, daily, do their job of protecting and doing battle for us……..
so, always be aware of your private posse of angels…and the next time you find a feather, think heavenly thoughts! though you may not see them, they are always protecting you. and you never know when your angels are doing battle for you here and in the heavens and sending you a little reminder by dropping a feather in flight~~~~~~~~
doesn’t it seem like people are against you a lot? in today’s world everyone fights against each other always seeing the bad in each other…it’s getting kind of sickening if you ask me.
i’m not a pessimist, by any means, yet this troubles me. i hate seeing everyone backbiting, going for each other’s throats over silly things.
where’s the love these days?
i’ve come to terms with it and finally concluded, people are truly lovers of themselves and don’t care who they hurt or who they step on to get things they want..they’ve forgotten how to love others and deny themselves…what a crazy world we live in huh? it’s all a sick game don’tcha think?
well, the more i gave it thought, the more frustrated i became and started my own little version of how the game should be played…i’ve asked myself this, if someone has it in for me b/c they don’t like the color of my hair, skin or eyes, then should i extend grace to that person or make them feel the pain they’re causing me? should i spew my mouth off at them or turn in silence and walk away avoiding strife at any cost? the more i thought about it, the more scenarios my little mind came up with! i tried my best to be christian in my thinking until i heard about a young boy i knew who was bullied and beat up in school and i became a bit different for that moment in time! that’s when i realized sometimes one must stand up to some people…and that’s when i figured out my human side made a decision…and it was this…”take your best shot, and it better be good, because if i get up you’re gonna wish i didn’t!!!!!
is that a good example? probably not, but if you think about it, the flesh can make one lose control, espeicially if you hurt any of my loved ones!!!
obviously it’s time i change my focus and let my flesh sit down for a spell…ya think?
as i did that and surrendered my thoughts i began to look from a different perspective…His perspective instead of mine (ouchie)…i realized i was thinking from human thoughts and not with the mind and heart of the spirit. as i refocused, i began to see it from another side, His side…i saw hurting people who lashed out because they were unhappy with themselves. i saw hurting people who were never taught how to manage their emotions. i saw hurting people who never tasted love, pure love…my heart hurts now…
soooooo, now, i felt the pain of some and realized maybe if i pray for them, maybe their life can be changed…maybe if i could touch one or two or three of them i can show them what love is…maybe if i smile at them, they’ll sense i’m not against them, but for them…maybe, just maybe, that will help them move toward the warmer side of love and succumb to the truth of His great love…hmmmm…
got lots to think about now…
ps…in answer to my own question …yes, i should extend grace to them…but if they’re on the dark side’s team…then, they should run… (sorry, there’s still some human blood running through my veins) 😉
hang in there with me on this one please…
you see, i’ve always wondered why people try to fit you into their mold (actually, i don’t even like the word “mold”, it’s a yucky word)…who says you’re supposed to be more like everyone else, or more like your mother, sister, brother, the kid down the street, etc…you get what i mean, right?
what is it about people? it’s the most frustrating thing i’ve struggled with my whole life!
but, this year i’ve given it much thought and i’ve decided that i’m going to be more like a box of crayons…you know, the really really really BIG box, with all the different colors?
yeah, that’s me…because, then i can be any color i want, given any situation…it’s not that i’m a social chameleon, by any means. it’s just that i have such a diverse personality, and i finally realized i was born this way! so what’s a person to do wit that? well, i’ve decided to come up with a new personality type…i’m callin’ it ” the crayon personality“…all it means is,now you don’t fit into one type, not an A type or B type…because there are those of us that would be considered a “BBC” type (BIG Box of Crayons)! you see? it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that one!!!
so, now that i have it figured out (for myself, that is), i’d say it’s got to be a really BIG box! so that means, there’s plenty of room for anyone who’s brave enough to jump in!! think about it for a minute, if God made us all different, then we should alllllll be who we were created to be! can you imagine what a beautiful tapestry we could make if we all hung out in the same box, not worrying about who’s what color? WOW, that’s the way i like it, we could be anything (or any color) without hearing the noise from those who are contrary…hmmmm, it’s sounding better by the minute!
so what do you say? want to make our own creation, want to be freeeeeee? think about it for a minute… we can all be whatever we want and we can help become an example of that beautiful tapestry …wow, we’d make God pretty proud don’tcha think?