Your Worth It

I started this blog to let my readers know that they are valuable and worth a great price. No matter the challenges you face in your daily life there is always away out. The way out always starts with knowing how vitally important you are. You are his masterpiece, his work of art and you are created for a purpose. You have a destiny. 

 

We Serve A Good God

We serve a Good God. One who is worthy of our praise. One who turns situations around in our favor. One who helps us and gives us the strength we need to push through. One who gives us the confidence we need to move forward and step out in faith. He is the Great I am!

See life is full of different journeys, different paths at times and even crossroads. But, when we know where our help comes from and we gain the wisdom we need to walk by faith and be lead by his peace; then we are able to come to those paths and crossroads and know what our next destination will be. 

We serve a Great God who didn’t  create us to sit around and just exist. Maybe you don’t know what He wants you to do. Seek him and he will show you. It may not be in a vision, yet it may. A lot of times he will put something on your heart and give you the peace you need to do it. 

Jeremiah 29:11,” For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.”

Everyone of us has a purpose and a race we are called to run with patience and endurance. When we step out his grace will be sufficient for us to accomplish it. 

GOD IS GOOD!!!!

Worthy

Be true to yourself. You are simply amazing. No matter your past, it doesn’t define you. You are an amazing wonder. Never underestimate your worth, and the ability you have to accomplish any task that’s put in front of you to do. You are empowered with strength, faith and joy to be and to do all that God has called you to be and to do. Regardless of your opinion or mans opinion or you, it doesn’t change Gods opinion of you. To him you are his master piece, his work of art. One that he is well pleased with. Nothing you have done or ever will do can separate you from his love. You have a purpose in life and that purpose first starts with knowing how valuable and worthy you are. Once you settle that within yourself, it will open a new perspective on how you view others and the love God has for you. 

What Can We Learn From Eagles?

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“But those that wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up (close to God) as eagles (mount up close to the sun); they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.” Isaiah 40;31 AMP

  1. Eagles have strong vision. When an eagle spots its prey, they will not move their focus off of its prey until they have caught  it.

Hab. 2:2-3, “And the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may (be able to) read (it easily and quickly) as he hastens by. For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end (fulfillment); it will  not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait (earnestly) for it, because it will surely come; it will not be late on its appointed day.”

What’s your vision? Have you wrote it down? Without a vision of who God is and who he has called you to be causes you to become complacent in life. Going through the motions of mediocrity. Find your calling and run with it. When you do, it will not fail you. God has placed that vision in you for a purpose. So though it may tarry you wait for it in expectation.

2. Eagles love the storm. When the clouds come together the eagles get excited. The winds from the storm lift them higher above the clouds. When they are above the clouds it gives them a chance to glide and rest their wings.

Psalms 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Look at the storm you may be going through with new lenses of hope and expectation. Rise above it with the faith you need to push yourself toward God, with the courage, and strength to rest in knowing that you can put your trust in him.

3. Eagles test before they trust. When the female meets a male and they want to mate, the female finds a twig and flies high into the sky and drops it. Then the male flies down as fast as he can to grab it before it hits the ground; then he takes it back to the female. This goes on for awhile. Then she knows it’s the right fit.

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path. ”

So many times it’s easy to rely on our own understanding. Thinking we are doing the right thing, yet realize later down the road that it wasn’t the right decision. Especially, when it comes to partnerships, relationships and friendships. Trust in God alone and allow him to direct your steps in every area of your life.

4. Eagles prepare for change. The male and female find the best place high up on a cliff for their eggs. The male gathers whats needed for the nest and they both participate in raising their young. She lays the eagles and protects them.  He builds the nest and hunts. While trying her young the mother throws the eaglets out of the nest and they climb back in. She throws them out again and begins illuminating  the nest from what makes it comfortable for the eaglets. The mother pushed the eaglets off the cliff and the father flies down and catches them on his back, taking them carefully back up to the cliff. Then they start flapping their wings realizing they can fly.

Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under the sun.”

James 1:17, “Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the father of lights. With whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

I get it change can be scary. At the same time though change can be a good thing.  Never settle. Always be ready for change.

When we choose to wait in expectation on the Lord, we can have the knowledge that as long as we stay focused on the vision that we are to accomplish, along with trusting God, then we can grow and rise above the obstacles that we face, with the confidence we need to move forward.

One other thing I learned from the eagle is that when its old and tired they hide and pluck out all there feathers until new ones grow back. Then they come out ready to go again.

Are you tired? What needs to be plucked away from your life? Old habits, old mindsets, relationships? Whatever God is speaking to you step back, remove the baggage and then get ready to sore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words

3a55e47Psalms 39:1, “I said, I will take heed and guard my ways, that I may sin not with my tongue;..”

So how do you sin with your tongue? Contradicting Gods Word with your tongue.  Knowing it says one thing but you find yourself confessing another thing. It’s so easy at times to just start confessing the way things look and feel, especially when it’s something you have dealt with or been going through for awhile.

Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it.”

As soon as it rolls of your tongue and comes out of your mouth you begin eating the fruit of your words, whether good or bad. The good thing about being a child of God is, if you don’t like the way something is, you can repent, and turn your words around to impact your life for the better.

You may be saying, “Well, I’ve done that and it seems as if I’m getting no where.” This is where you have to be strengthened in God’s Word and determine within yourself if you truly believe that Gods Word works for you, in every area of your life.

It doesn’t make you a bad person or less of a believer, if you’re unsure. It just shows you places your faith needs to be restored in. Sometimes the best way to boost your faith is to look back and think about the times God came through for you in that area of your life. Remind God of that moment and what His Word says about it.

Your words have to work for you. If they worked for God and Jesus they will work for you. If your weak in an area, the Word of God says, “that he is your very present help in time of need, the  Holy Spirit is your helper, and his grace is sufficient for you in your moment of weakness.”

He knows the area you struggle in. He isn’t withholding from you. Just know you have the wisdom in you to do what you feel like you need to do. Don’t get in fear, instead be lead with peace and lean on Gods grace to pull you through.3a55e47

Purpose Of A Dad

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As a dad you play such an important role in the development of your children, regardless of their age. Children always want to be honored especially by their dad. Why do you think that is? Well, you where the very just thing that God created in his image. You have a purpose to bring forth good from your loins, “which is your children.” Think about it, the first women was made from the rib of a man. Everything started with you. You are an important asset to your family, especially your children. Your the head of the household. Your wife and children look up to you for the guidance and direction of the family. You carry a very important role. It’s one that should bring joy and delight when you look at your children.

A dad is someone that is present and participates in their children’s lives. He is one that helps them grow up and accomplish their dreams. He raises them to be all that God created them to be.

You are a special, unique and equipped dad.  When your children see you, they should automatically know that you are for them and not against them. They should know that they can approach you with the confidence they need to know that you will help direct them. As a dad you are called to be their number one cheerleader. You are very important in the development of your children.

Never underestimate your importance as a dad. Even if you have just started being a dad instead of a father, you still have what it takes in you to be the best. Greater is he that is in you than he who is in the world. God’s presence is in you, therefore you are equipped to inspire, ignite and develop within your children everything they need to succeed.

As a dad, you have the ability to speak life, blessing and favor into your children’s lives. Use your words wisely. May your words always build up and never tear down. May you be the one that’s always there to pick up the pieces when your children are hurting. May you always be the one that’s there when you children mess up, ready to encourage them.

One thing I want you to remember, how your children view you is how they will view God, especially in the beginning. Be the dad they can be proud to call theirs. The way to do that is to always be there, never criticize and love them unconditionally even if they don’t always do it your way.

Silence

“I will not be moved. Lord you are my shield, my strength, my portion, Deliverer, my shelter, strong tower, my very present help in time of need.” Made Me Glad lyrics.

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Be still and know that I am God.

I know theirs situations that may arise at times throughout your journey. It’s in those moments you need to go to God, cast or roll your cares over on him, realize that he cares for you and that he will handle those things that concern you.

It’s in the silence a lot of times that you find the strength that sustains you, comforts you, helps you and encourages you to not give up on God’s Word.

There is going to come a time that you will have to choose to be unmovable with Gods Word regardless of the situation. It’s in that moment of resisting doubts, worries, uncertainties, and concerns and know that he is God. You will have the realization that he loves you and that he really  wants the best for you and your family.

It may not look like it in the natural but you will find the strength on the inside of you that refuses to believe anything except the best in every situation.

Psalm 62:5, “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.”

Sometimes you have to silence your soul. Which is your mind, will and emotions. If you don’t, you find yourself in a state of hopelessness. Your hope comes from God,and you find it in his presence.

No matter what your facing Psalm 62:6 says, “He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.”

Just because your facing a situation or going through one, don’t let it define who you are and who God is. Get quiet before God, put on some worship music, build up your spirit and rise up in hope, knowing that God’s Word will nor fail you.

Psalm 141:3, “Set a guard O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

We all need to put this one into practice. Especially, in the moments of silence. That’s why it’s so important to have some worship music on in the back ground. At least that’s what helps me keep my focus. So make your request known to God, know within yourself he hears you. Cast every care and concern on him. In doing that choose to trust him. Then get quiet before him, and allow him to talk to you and renew your mind and your strength to know that everything is going to be okay.

Stop, Drop & Roll

So when you think of these three words what comes to mind? Fire safety, right? I want to put a new twist on these words. Instead of a fire, I want you to go deeper within yourself and get a spiritual awakening of these three words. 

STOP 

This represents reflection. Focus on where God has brought you from, what he is doing in your life, and what he wants you to do. 

Job 37:14, ” Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders.”

Instead of Job put your name in there. Stop and consider God’s creation. Find beauty in what your looking at. 

Matthew 7:24,” Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.”

Be open to what God speaks to you. Then put it into practice. 

DROP

Put it down. Whatever is a distraction in your life drop it. Don’t let it have presidency over God and his Word. Sometimes the best thing we can do is put down the remote, the phone, the tablet, laptop and worship God, talk to him and allow him to do a factory reset on us. There is so much more to learn about God and life that goes past electronics. If all our focus is on post, likes, messages, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter then we are missing out on life, friendships and growth. 

Deuteronomy 32:2,” Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”

Play in the rain. Let Gods presence fall on you in abundance. When His presence is lacking, you become vulnerable. Instead of getting to that point, allow his presence to be real in your life. Let his words go deep within your spirit. Giving you the strength and the growth you need to move forward in Him. Let your main focus be on pleasing him in everything you do, everything you say, everywhere you go and every conversation you engage yourself in. 

ROLL

I want you to remember back when you where a kid rolling down a hill. It was fun, you where laughing and wanted to keep doing it. While this picture is on your mind, I want you to think about the joy it brings your Heavenly Father when he sees you enjoying life. 

Let’s roll into Gods faithfulness. 

Psalm 23:1-3, ” The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

The Lord wants to be your everything. The one you stop and talk to when you don’t know what to do. He wants to be the one you drop everything for just because you love him and you want to get rid of anything that dishonors him. He wants you to roll yourself up into everything he is. In doing this you will find your joy and strength to be you. 

Time For A Spiritual Heart Transplant 

To move forward you have to have a heart change towards yourself and others. 

Philippians 1:9-10, ” And this I pray that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight. So that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value…”

The most valuable thing in life is the love of God being shed abroad in your heart. When God’s love is in you, in abundance, you realize your worth, and you see others through eyes of mercy and grace. 

Far to long you have put your value and worth in your accomplishments; therefore, if you feel you didn’t succeed then how you view yourself and others is through your insecurities and uncertainties of what lies ahead. In doing that you set yourself up for failure which causes you to become stagnate. 

You have to come to realize that what you need is more love on the inside of you. Not just developing your love walk but getting in Gods presence and allowing him to pour his love out upon you. Letting him speak to you and tell you how valuable you are. 

Stop seeing the worst in yourself and others. It’s time to push past that and move forward. You serve a loving God. You where made in his image, therefore, you where  made and designed to love, to show grace and mercy, and to live out forgiveness all the days of your life. 

You are destined for greatness. Set your heart on the things of God and allow his Word to revolutionize you to where you can impact others for him and move forward in your life. 

Time To Evaluate

I know there’s times you want to take a step back and evaluate your life. Which I think is a great thing for you to do. Yet, at the same time don’t let it discourage you. Allow your evaluation to push you forward. 

What I mean by not allowing it to discourage you; is that so many times during an evaluation of your life, if your like the most of us, you tend to see more of the stuff you need to work on verses what you have accomplished and changed. 

Think about an artist or a scuptist for a moment. When they are working on their master piece at different times they take a step back and look at their piece. Why? To see what they need to do to make it better. That’s what stepping back is for. To see if there’s anything you need to do to make your life better. 2 Corinthians 13:5,” Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves (not Christ). Do you not yourselves realize and know (thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience) that Jesus Christ is in you- unless you are (counterfeits) disapproved on trial and rejected?”

This is the purpose of a self evaluation. Especially, if you have found yourself at a stand steel feeling stuck. 

You know during an exam you see your weaknesses and strengths. Weaknesses are not a bad thing. See, in your moments of weakness, His grace is sufficient for you to still move forward. When your eyes are focused on him and you are honest with yourself, then no matter what needs to change in your life, you don’t need to be ashamed. 

My challenge for you today is for you to take a deep breath, go before God, examine your heart, and choose to move forward. No more stagnant living. It’s time to push through and be all your called to be. Besides your an AWESOME WONDER!!

Good Days Are Ahead

1 Peter 3:10,” For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days( good-whether apparent or not) keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile( treachery, deceit)”

We all want to enjoy life to its fullest. Every day accomplishing the task that are set before us. Filling fulfilled and equipped to do what we are called to do. 

It’s time to live the life we are intended to live. We have got to change our mindset about life, if we want to move forward and have brighter days. We have to live the life that we are intended to live. Which is a life that pushes us toward our destiny, enjoying life, helping others achieve their goals and being a blessing. 

Let your words move you forward today. Don’t settle for how things look. Your life is filled by your words. The way your life looks right now is by what you have spoken. If you don’t like it change your words. If you like it don’t settle because it can always be better. 

Your called to live life to its fullest. Your desires will be revealed by your mouth and produce the manifestation by your faith.