Posts tagged gifts
What They Don't Tell You When You Say Yes

“Following Jesus is the easiest thing I've ever done.” - said no one!

Picture this:

You're in a beautiful dress that cost more than your car. Your hair has been done in such a beautiful way that you didn't even know people could get their hair done in such a way just for an event. All your favorite people are looking at you with eyes that say, “wow she did it!” (Wait, there is that one cousin, you know the one sitting next to your favorite uncle. Yeah, we know she can't wait to talk about how better her celebration will be. But it's cool, today is your day to say yes.) And now you see him. Yes, this being that you have been looking forward to seeing today. This is the man that you are ready to do life with.

What does this sound like? A wedding? Well…it's about my baptism (idk about the cousin part though; that was just me being extra).

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Child, Remember Your Training

Spiritual training is pretty similar to the conditioning I had as an athlete. In order to make your training effective, you must be willing to sacrifice your time and pleasure for the game. This means more prayer, devotionals, fellowshipping, and anything your soul requires for you to do.

As you begin to prioritize your healing process and your self-love, you allow the power of truth, confidence, and joy back into your life. But the truth is meant to share. Confidence is meant to be displayed. Joy is meant to be given away. As you work your spiritual and mental muscles to overcome the mental stage that is hurting you, you begin to acquire new weapons for the battles you may face.

When I felt low, when you felt stuck mentally or spiritually, I began to remove anything and everything that was causing me pain. I had to clear out the virus by applying a vaccination called Jesus.

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You Just Got Deleted: Wrestling with God

God wasn't having it with me and these lies any longer. He allowed me to play victim long enough. But he just wasn't having me play the victim when it was time for me to understand the value and power that he had placed in my soul. The Lord wasn't going to let me keep pretending that I couldn't delete what was toxic in my life, the thoughts.

It's interesting how Instagram and Facebook have made it easy for us to delete unnecessary people and toxicity out of our lives. I mean, if you aren't serving my faith and who I am, then you can exit stage left, and it's called the unfollow button. But the irony of it is, we are so quick to delete toxic people yet so slow to erase toxic thoughts! Facebook and Instagram gave you the ability to eliminate toxic people. Jesus gave you the ability to remove spiritually toxic spirits!

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A Gift Before It's Time Is a Curse

If you've ever baked chicken before, no matter how great your seasoning is, if you do not allow the chicken to cook in the oven for as long as it's required to, you will have an uncooked chicken which will result in semolina. Though you may recover from that food poisoning, you'll learn going forward to let that chicken bake.

Same goes for your requests to God. He doesn't have to grant them, but just like he said because he is a wonderful Father, he will give you all that is for you. You just have to learn to embrace your gifts when they are cooked and ready to be served to you. Not 20 minutes before, you don't want semolina.

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