Posts tagged church
The Stories You Choose to Share

There is a sense of confidence that is developed when one chooses to take ownership for what has happened in their life. We must use those moments to make our quilt of life as beautiful as possible. But this quilt cannot be produced unless we allow ourselves to look dead on at what has happened, how it made us feel, what lessons were meant to be learned from them, and in what ways will we be using the lessons acquired by the experience.

There is a price you'll pay to tell your story your way. But my dear, it is worth it! Your liberation and freedom are worth it all. There is a level of respect and love that you owe to yourself and it requires that you share the story that God has placed within you.

Embrace that you survived when what you went through was meant to kill you (emotionally, psychologically, or/and physically). Tell your story.

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Hey, It's Younger Me and I Want to Hug It Out

Embracing your battles isn’t about approving of them but understanding that this is a battle that you must either go through, around or overcome.

I find this to be a tad bit harder than the two above because I have a strong belief (this seriously non-negotiable for me) that it takes two to tango (it takes two to make a mistake). But instead of seeing pain like so, we all tend to look at pain as on so and so inflicted this upon me. It's his fault, her fault, or sometimes it's even the poor dog's fault! (Leave the dog alone. Dog's are love, let it be😂) Take the word fault out of your vocabulary! It's doesn't come from Christ (this is my belief) and blaming one another is what Adam and Eve after they screwed up. (If we ought to learn anything aside from not talking to serpents, we ought to all learn that the blame game will never work. It only creates a monster out of a simple situation)

It does take two to tango, but your dance partner will never be able to reassure you entirely after you make a mistake. Since God never created us to be entirely healed by one person, but through him only, we will never find peace after battles until we give it all to him. You and I must learn to speak love to ourselves. We deserve forgiveness when we mess up because God first forgave us. We deserve to see the best in us when we go through because though we are sinners the Father finds us valuable in his eyes.

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You're Grown But So Are Your Obstacles

Boast on how God is about to bring you through everything you're going to be facing. Boast about how strong God is about to make you. Boast on the mountain tops on how much God is saturating his Spirit in you so that you may be able to live a life that shows the power and love of Christ!

I'm not going to tell you that being grown is easy. Every adult will tell you that it is a struggle. But choosing to let God make you spiritually stronger and mature your faith through your walk with Christ is doable. Expect to face challenges that will try you till all you can say is, "Jesus!" Though, unlike the famous saying, I believe that God will never let you stay comfortable in your life but instead will assist you in the battles. The Lord will never allow you to face anything without providing an exit, guidance, and strength which will ultimately make you stronger in Christ than you could've ever imagined.

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A Sad Christian

When we refuse to welcome others despite what they have done, who they are, and where they're from, aren't we being just like the older brother? When we hold ourselves to higher regards just because we're believers but shun those who aren't then are we not imitating the older brother? When we refuse to celebrate the success of those who aren't us, then are we not behaving like the older brother?

I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of this. I don't want to live a life that showcases a Jesus that judges without love and understanding. I want to live a life that embraces every person no matter what their story is. I don't want to be the older brother nor do I want to be the younger brother. I just want to be like the Jesus that deiced not to throw a stone at the woman who was caught in adultery. I want the Jesus that allowed the bleeding woman to touch him. I want the Jesus that ate at the homes of tax collectors. That's my Jesus, and he's who I want the world to see in me. Are you on board or nah?

Let's love more, aim to understand those who aren't us, care beyond church doors, and embrace those who feel rejected

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Seek The Uncomfortable

God never called you to be comfortable but will always allow you to get into situations that push you so far beyond your comfort zone so that you will understand that there is such a place for you to thrive and not just survive.

He didn't allow me to stay in relationships and situations that were comfortable like depression, friendships, and career decisions because he knew that they weren't for me. He knew that though I may have enjoyed certain people and certain places, it wasn't spiritually for me. I think that's a powerful thing to realize: giving up what is normal or what is comfortable or what brings you happiness because God has called you to what is abnormal, what is awkward, and what will bring you joy instead of only happiness (there's a difference).

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