Wednesday, 31 October 2012

After God's Heart

So this has been on my mind for quite some time. Being in this dark world where good is bad, and bad is apparently “in” or normal, you struggle daily on how to be the christian you so desire. It’s not enough to tick “Christian” in that little box, or tweet “God is good” while you are planning on going to drop it like it’s hot in the club 5mins later. You know deep down in your heart that your “friends” (re-adjust those you permit to be around you because people should qualify to be in your life) are pushing you away from God, but you can’t mount up the courage to denounce your association because you don’t want to appear weak. As much as it’s important to know who you are as well as your limits, it is even more important to have a strong circle of committed friends around you who will GET ON THEIR FACE and pray with you like it is their lives being threatened. It is not enough to have them tweeting subliminals and planning on having someone beaten--as if it will change anything.

We should strive to follow God and not that guy that is willing to spend money at your request. Don’t be a gold digger. So he has all the money in the world.....okay? He is tired of chasing you (the person God has for you will not get tired of chasing believe) so now you have started doing the chasing. You are “fighting” for what’s yours. Is it the wallet that’s yours or the owner of the wallet? Remember this: Prince Charming literally chased Cinderella, she never was caught stalking him. A lesson also in that: Cinderella NEVER had her breasts nearly tearing her shirt to get the attention of the Prince. Her goodies stayed where they needed to be--IN her clothes & the man that was meant for her still chased her. You don’t have any business being in skirts so short that you dare not drop anything on the ground because we both know it will be a mission to successfully pick it up without exposing all you possess. You want to be treated like royalty, but you look like a get me. 

Maybe it is time to get a new set of friends, maybe it is time to pray for strength to be that Prov. 31 woman you so dearly want to be. Where you are going in life, you know pretty well that your “friends” have no business being around you. Friends are like elevators, they either take you up, or bring you down. Be around people that push you TOWARDS God, and not away. No, you cannot be in the club looking like everyone else and think you are going there to be the light. You are a walking Bible, being at certain places will confuse the readers no matter how valid your reasoning may be. Don’t be that girl that just goes with the flow of life; control your environment and lead others to God. Your life in itself should be a reflection of God on earth. 

You know how much time you spend with that new boyfriend? always texting ((hearts)) and writing his name on everything you can find and living for the moments you spend together? Cultivate the same silly, high-school relationship with God. He wants ALL your attention and heart. Refuse to be of this world. Shine that light, and shine it BRIGHT. God is too big to be your closet friend. 

James 4:7-10
So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.

Proverbs 13:20

Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.

You are crazy, silly beautiful. Believe nothing else.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Treat Them How To Treat You.

Treat Them How To Treat You.

There is no limit to doing good. You can never exhaust yourself from being kind. Attitudes, anger and unforgiveness is an unfortunate waste of time and health (yes, emotions reflect on your physical health). Below are a few tricks I have learnt over the years. They were not the easiest lessons, but they are worth it at the end of the day.

Pay it forward: Ever have that rough day when you feel the need to be the devil’s little helper whenever someone comes your way? That feeling when you are convinced that you have the worst life ever? I have come to realize that going out of my way to be nice to a total stranger helps me. When you go to a grocery store or any retail store, after your bill has been paid, drop a little something for the next customer behind you. Give the cashier some money to reduce the total bill of the other person without being noticed. Giving has a way of making you feel good. (Imagine being in the person’s shoes. You are so mad at life, but a total stranger went out of their way to do good to you. Even if you are a rock, that will cause a happy feeling in you).

Speak with wisdom. The mouth is either your blessing or your curse. The choice is totally up to you to decide. There is beauty and so much character in a person who knows just when to speak, and what to say, and how to say it. Master the art. At a certain age or point in life, you should feel “too grown” to sit down and gossip or bash someone with your “friends” (real friends don’t got time for that, and should actually shut you down when you start). Before you say something, think about how it will benefit the listener, ask yourself if it is necessary, consider whether it will make the other person appear good or bad. Don’t be the carrier of bad news. It speaks VOLUMES about you. Don’t be that girl thats yapping at the mouth about the next girl’s jacked up life. Who said yours was any better? 

 Let it GO!!! I am sometimes convinced that the reason why some people find it hard to         release a person from their mind is because they may lose a part of themselves IF they forgive. You will rather have a truck run across you, reverse, and run across you again before you think about mending things that Tima did 5 years ago. Why? The more you hold on to the past, the more stuck you will be in moving on in your own life. Sometimes, Tima holds your breakthrough. God can purposely hold on to that “miracle” you have been trusting Him for until he “breaks” you to forgive the past. So what if she hurt you? LET IT GO! Then what if she did you dirty? LET IT GO! So what if she “disrespected” (Why are we so addicted to respect?) your aunty’s neighbors son-in-laws cat? LET IT GO! and move on to be the awesome soul behind all that funk.

"Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone."-Colossians 4:6

You are Crazy, Silly, Beautiful. (Believe NOTHING else)

Friday, 26 October 2012

The lady in the Mirror

Every day you have an issue with how you think you look. You embark on all the crazy, silly diets google is “wise” enough to offer. You keep a tab on the latest make-up products there are (so you can add MORE to your already more than enough ‘beauty regimen’), and you borrow money to buy all the designer things you can’t even afford just so you “measure up” in society. You attend all the parties in the world and mix with the “high and mighty” but you still hang your head in your pit of negative emotions. Something is still not there. No matter how much you have on you, you find more reasons as to how she’s taller, she’s slimmer, she’s with that guy, she has less make-up but she’s more pretty and so on. There is always something the next person beside you has that you feel you are not good enough to have. All of a sudden, there is trouble in paradise. 

Have you ever thought that these complexes are major distractions and road-blocks to taint your vision on what you should be doing with your fabulous life? You have so ignored that voice (of God) that speaks to you when you feel like the world is on your shoulders that you no longer hear Him. Who said we need all the physical things to enjoy life? I mean, they are a bonus but we don’t NEED them to survive. It’s not air, we will breathe. God placed all of us on earth for a purpose--which I believe is to bring people to Him in any way we possibly can--but if you don’t feel good enough according to the worlds standards, you surely won’t even try to accept that God in ALL His glory can use you in ALL your “nothingness” (tell those little people in your head to be gone).

This is a contagious diseased cycle because you will one day marry a man that thinks and believes in life the same way you do. Your children will become the same way because association either corrupts or influences. Their children get the point. Needless to say, your generation will be RAGGEDY, TRASHY, & A ROYAL MESS. 

God made every one of us according to His likeness. He didn’t favor anyone over the next. He surely could care less about how you look outwardly. Afterall, our purpose should be on eternal things, and not things of this world. We are only here for a short while. Your abilities, talents, and gifts were given to you for His glory. Don’t compare your life to the next person, because with new levels in life, comes new devils in life. You have no idea what they are fighting. Stop! Find your purpose, own it, and rock it because it will be in style forever. 

Part of the problem can even be your fault. We have been given so many choices in life. Happiness is our choice, sadness, depression, satisfaction, contentment, what we put in  our mouths, how we smell, is ALL in our hands. 
Let’s quickly look at our identity according to God’s standard, which should be ours:
*I was created for a special purpose: Ephesians 1:8
*I am secure in who I am: Ephesians 2:20
*Sin is dead in my life: Romans 1:12
*There is growth in me: Colossians 2:7
*I have the mind of Christ: 1 Corinthians 2:16
*God’s Power lives in me: Ephesians 6:10
*I am a forgiver: Ephesians 4:32
*God is my father: 1 John 3:1-2
*I’m blessed with every spiritual blessing: Ephesians 1:3
*I have a new life: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. You are crazy, silly, beautiful.