When you are called to go!

Last year at this time I was getting ready to go to Africa for my first time. My husband had been going for many years, I stayed home and worked. Besides it’s a long time to take off of work and really far to go. Yet It’s true you will make time for the things you are called to do. It was a great trip, we got to minister to many women and families while there, and I would do a mission trip again in a heartbeat.

It also gave me prospective on my life, what are the important things to me? What do I want to spend my time doing and how much do I really need in life. One of the ladies I traveled with who was just a few years younger than me died right after our trip together. When you have a loss in life it should make you stop and think about where you are and where you would like to be. I was working three jobs and trying to get my coaching ministry off the ground and really not leaving anytime just to be and be with the Lord. I was busy doing many things for the Lord and the wonderful family of people I get to server as a pastor, yet so many other things just getting in the way. Like paying bills, buying food and basic things like that. Let’s not forget the pull on my heart to have a bigger impact on people.

I know God has called me to do more, I just keep crowding the call out with worry over how I will provide, have the things I think I have to have, do the things I dream of doing and pay my bills.

It was a short time after the loss of our friend I quit my 9-5 safe job with a safe paycheck every two weeks that told me how many days I could spend doing things I love. It was a scary step and over the last year I have consider going back. Why? Out of not trusting God has a bigger plan for my life. Three years ago, this very same week I traveled to Barcelona Spain and studied for my life coach certification and started my coach ministry. Then covid hit and I got sidetracked again, just trying to hang on and forgetting the call on my life to do more.

So many times, we crowd out the important things in life with busy stuff, I can waste hours on Facebook. Why when there are many things in my heart I want to put out into the world. I allow what if to crowd out my dreams of being a voice to people who are hurting, who have come out of struggles and are trying to find the next step on their path to who God has called them to be and help give them strength to stand and be who God has created them to be, not who the world told them to be.

We have an enemy who what’s us to be afraid to try new things, to stop and be safe in our believer’s bubble. God has called me out of the boat, and I will not waste any more time being afraid of what if. (WHAT I FEAR).

In six days, I leave for Israel and Jordan this was never on my plan at all but in March God said go and I am. Do I have fear? You bet I do! I am going without my honey and will be gone twenty days from home. It’s hard to wrap my head around it. I will be traveling with a group of ladies all hungry for what God has to say to us in His Holy Land. I don’t want to crowd Him out anymore. I have learned over the last year if I give Him my time, He will provide for all my needs.

Don’t be afraid to dream and to go or do. God has placed to desire in your heart, He will provide the way when there seems to be no way. I look forward to sharing with you after my trip. Keep your eye out for what’s to come.

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Insecurities the lie that binds us!

Do you ever feel like you just can’t do anything right? No matter how hard you try, there is always someone that has something to say about the way you did it, or how you helped or didn’t help or even the way you looked while doing it. You ever get the feeling life is just waiting for you to take a wrong step or say the wrong thing, just so someone can jump all over you and say see I knew you would screw it up.

Most of the time the person waiting to tell me I am not good enough or I screwed things up is me! Then I start down the awful road of someone needs to reassure me I am okay. That can be very draining on a relationship or all relationships in my life.

I am currently, still and will continue to work on who I see me as. Each and every day I have to remind myself I am just as God made me. When I was formed in my mother womb God know on September 13, 2022, I would be feeling less than enough, loved, valued and wanted.

Over this last weekend I had a conversation with someone about they needed to love themselves before they could see the love others have for them. I need to listen to my own words.

In 1 Samuel 16:7 when the Lord sent Samuel to anoint David as king, at first Samuel looked at all the brothers who were stronger or smarter, but one by one, nope not him because. VS 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.”

So today let’s have freedom for the bondage of insecurities and the lies of the enemy. God has set me free. The enemy is the one who wants me to still hear the words of the past and dwell on them.

John 8:36 Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.

Let God have your insecurities and trust Him, He not only made you, but He made you to be just like you not the person next to you but just like you today. You don’t need to wait until you lose 10 pounds or figure out your style in life. Just be you!

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Watch “God Says About You” on YouTube

God Says About You: https://youtu.be/PWOIqaNhQ2w

This is a powerful reminder that we should believe what God says about each one of us. Encourage someone today.

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You are never alone!

Who stood up for me against the wicked? Who took my side against evil workers? If God hadn’t been there for me, I never would have made it. The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” your love, God, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up. Psalms 94:19 MSG https://bible.com/bible/97/psa.94.19.MSG

One of the popular things Christians say is once saved you are never alone. Don’t get me wrong that’s true and wonderful but there’s more.

From the moment you are created you are never alone! Let that sink in a moment. God is always with all of us.

For those who don’t know His name He maybe someone who brings comfort in a painful situation. Or even the Man who holds your hand and tells you, to dream with Him while unspeakable things are done to you.

God is with us from the beginning just waiting for us to call His name.

Take a moment and think back before you called yourself His in the dark moments of your life you will find He was there.

In the thought of survival at all cost in moments of harm, the retreat to the locked room in your mind as your body is abused. In my life before I even knew His name, He was my hiding place.

You may not know His name but He knows you.

In the moment that you call He’s name He doesn’t have to run to you because he’s already there.

Right now in whatever position you are in God is there too. Reach for His hand and find peace.

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What should I do today!

Do your feet hit the floor in the morning with a list of things that needs to be done today? Most of us do, or at least a plan, that is if we want to be successful anyways! Life doesn’t just happen.

You have to have a plan, a list so you can check the box off once it’s done, right?

Side note, one of my granddaughters is meticulous about making her bed the minute she gets up, and you better not mess it up! She was asking her mom to add making her bed to her chore list. Not because she needs to remember to do it, no just so she can check it off her list each the day. That check mark can be very satisfying!

Where does God fit on your list? Does He have the first part of your day for devo and prayer, then you hit the rest of your day running?

Is there room in your day for God to change your plans? Without it being a move of Congress!

Don’t get me wrong plans are not the enemy neither is getting things accomplished. It’s putting them about the still small voice calling you to make and unplanned stop and visit a friend. Who you then find out had just prayed for God to show them they mattered.

Give God your list today! Thanks for stopping by!