Getting To Your Next Level

“Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all those other things will be added unto you. “

Matthew 6:33

woman walking down a path

If you want to know God’s perfect will for you or what am I supposed to do in this life, then go after God.  It is that easy.  You have to get to know the one that knows everything about you then you will know everything about the next step he has for you.  If you don’t spend time getting to know your creator, then how can you know what you are supposed to do.  I can tell you, until I figured this out I did not know what was my calling in life.  It was so discouraging that at times I wanted to just quit life. …

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Making God First Priority

Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake.  For when I am weak, I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10

In this passage, Paul talks about how he had to get to the end of his rope to realize that he could not do it all. Many times, I prided myself on the fact that I can juggle so many things and get so much done at one time.  After awhile I realized that thinking like that was not wise.  I really thought I was supposed to give God a hand in everything I do.  For me, it was taking things over from God and trying to do it in my own strength that made me feel strong.…

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Be You. It is the Best You

Numbers 6:25, 26

The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. 

Have you had that moment when you could finally understand what God has been trying to tell you?  It was like a revelation moment for me the day I realized I needed to just be me.  God had been trying to tell me to accept who I was and to like myself all along.  As I began to let go and literally put God in control, things started falling into place.  I have more peace as I go to work and I am truly happy within.  What a great place to be!

I can remember realizing that I was putting so much pressure on myself that I had become someone who was inauthentic.…

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A Season to Learn

1 Corinthians 9:24

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

Understanding the different seasons of our life can be very helpful as you go through them.  Each season I think is a process of life that we must go through in order to get to the other side of what God has for us. Going through things that don’t feel so good is a part of the process.  Joseph is a great example of how life can be unfair at times but if you persevere through those difficult times, you will come out on top.  Joseph went through some challenging times but he always faced those times and accepted the season he was in. …

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Make Each Day Count

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.  (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Many years ago I read a book by Marilyn Hickey called “Maximize Your Day.”  This book impacted me so much that today I still remember it and apply what I learned from it to my life.  It helped me plan my day and to not procrastinate. It helped me to remember that this day is the Lord’s day and to be ready for whatever he brings me.

You can actually get this book again because Marilyn just released it with a new cover and it is a must for your book library.  …

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What Is My Purpose?

The more consistent I became, the more my heart became content in the fact that I was going somewhere. You see, God is the key to everything. He knows all about us. He knows what is ahead, and how we should be prepared for all the other things he has planned for us.

man on mountain topThis is a question I have asked myself and God so many times as I was trying to figure out what was I supposed to do with my life. I knew that working in the marketplace was part of my purpose, but what else?

As I speak to and meet new people, I often hear so many asking the same question about their purpose in life?

I have a revelation on this!…

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Enjoying the Seasons of Life

women on bikes with flowersAs we go through life, we find ourselves in different seasons of life. Some seasons, just like our weather seasons, are not so great and we might even dread experiencing them.  For instance, summer in the South can be brutal and just really take the life out of you.  For many, it is too hot to enjoy the outdoors.  As for other seasons such as fall, we all seem to look forward to this season since it is the change from the hot summer to a nice cool air which gets us in the mood for bonfires and enjoying the outdoors.

Seasons of life can also be times where life is not so comfortable.  God uses us in all different seasons but most of all he is using the season to build our character to get us ready for our future. …

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Be Strong and Courageous

As we walk through life we will face all types of situations.  Many will take courage to move you forward as you walk through them.  Courage means to have strength in the face of pain or grief.

Marilyn Hickey once told me, “If you are a leader you will be criticized. " As you lead there will be times that you will face other's criticism.  For me, over the years, I have learned that I have control over how much of that criticism I let in.  I always learn something from those who criticize but at the same time, I make sure I hold my ground believing in myself.  It takes courage to face opposition but having confidence in yourself will carry you further than you could ever dream. …

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