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But they that wait

Absolutely! But what do you mean by this? I’ve always heard “Do it now”, “Procrastination is a thief” “Move even if you make a wrong move, just take action” and now you’re saying there is a good time to wait? Yes I am!

There are times when we come to the realization that everything happens in God’s timing. No matter how we try to push, beg, plead, whine, roll over and play dead, to get whatever it is we think we want; if it’s not God’s timing it will not happen.

No matter how many lessons or messages we hear, and we know that they are great messages that if applied can take you to another level, no amount of pushing will make it happen. Why? Because maybe there are other lessons one needs to learn to be fully prepared for the assignment ahead. I’m telling you, when God blesses you, you have to develop tough skin and be prepared for the attacks that comes with the blessings! You cannot be a wimp and receive God’s best. You have to know who you are!!!

I shared this before and it bears repeating: I am so grateful that some things did not happen in my life when I wanted them to happen. Being grateful is an understatement. You see, I realized I had many, many more lessons to learn.

If you know that God has given you a vision or dream and it seems that your waiting period has lasted for months or even years, know that you ARE NOT waiting on man, but rather for God’s timing. Study, learn all your can, perfect your craft and gifts and know that in due season you will reap if you faint not.

Doors swing wide open when you are ready! Manifestations take place in a huge way when you are ready!

In Habakkuk it tells us …though it tarries wait for it because it shall speak at the appointed time. Pray while you wait, work while you wait, learn all you can while you wait, trust God like never before while you wait, praise while you wait, be good to others while you wait, realize you ARE NOT waiting on people so let them off the hook while you wait, and SUDDENLY what you’ve waited for begins to manifest before your eyes!

Is there ever a time when waiting is good and necessary for one? Absolutely!!!

Don’t become weary in doing well and waiting: your harvest is on the way!

I don’t mind waiting. I don’t mind waiting. I don’t mind waiting on the Lord.”

 

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THAT MOMENT

Ever had that moment when clarity came as to why you experienced what you have for so long? Ever had the divine revelation that what you had gone through was not even about you, but preparing you mightily to minister to others? I did and it came today.

God’s ways are not our ways. His methods of preparing us to minister to the masses are truly not ours. Let me share with you.

When in Louisiana, I endured some of the hardest times in my life—that is after God said He would use me for ministry. Prior to that, it wasn’t perfect by any means, but what took place after the calling were hardships and lots of them. Those led me to go off in search of sources to assist me in my struggles; they helped me to identify resources and gaps within the NW Louisiana area.

Fast forward, a few years later and I relocate back to the Southern California area. Things started off rocky as I was dealing with issues from my past while trying to move forward. Not only did I have unresolved financial issues after not being gainfully employed for 4 years, but I had unresolved hurts that I was dealing with. Things began to taper off and life was well…for a while. But then…

Disasters struck. Many things occurred that were totally beyond my control. The dark cloud came and hovered, like in Louisiana, for many years. These led me to go in search of help in the Southern California area.

God has been preparing me; or rather many of us, to collaborate, identify and fill gaps. The easier way for me would have been to just connect with the organizations I know provide the services, find out exactly what they do, and include it in our Information & Referral Program with God’s Storehouse. That was my way. It didn’t happen that way.

When a person has felt the pains so intensely, one who was once well-respected in the community, seeks to their lowest point in life, and cannot find the help they need or even after searching for months, can’t connect with the help, the person walks through and feels the pain so intensely that they can never be the same.

Now just imagine what a person goes through feels when they are not respected, considered an outcast, a nobody and they go off in search of help. Everyone loves a person when they are winning, but who loves and respects and extends a hand to those that are hurting? Those looking for a hand up and not a hand out? Some do, but sadly many pass them by.

I’ve gone into stores and other places dressed in my suits, heels, dresses, whatever, and gotten full respect and treatment. I’ve gone into some of the same stores in sweats and jeans and sneakers and looked at as if I were a thief.

I’ve experienced dealing with loved ones on drugs, suicidal, abused, in dire need of rental assistance or food or need in some kind of way. I’ve seen how they were treated. Heck, I’ve lived through the pains. Divorces, victims of domestic violence, those trying to start businesses and non-profits and keep going to the wrong people (those that say they can provide a service) while being misinformed and taken advantage of on every level.

I’ve seen people’s frustration as they attempted to connect with people to pull together a book not fully understanding the process.

I’ve experienced isolation, rejection, all of that. It hurt like hell but it didn’t make me bitter but better—better to the point that now that my season of suffering has ended, I am going to do any and everything, with God’s help, to get my life on track and then go out and help others in a huge way through the lessons learned, the services offered, by being compassionate. Isn’t that what matters most at the end of the day?

I walked through the pains and I felt the hurts. I know I’m not the only one.

Don’t allow the enemy have you hang your head in shame or feel guilt over something you had no control. Don’t allow the enemy to deceive you into thinking your suffering was in vain. Allow God to use your pain for His purpose.

Why NW Louisiana and Southern California? Those are the areas where God’s Storehouse and Regina Mixon Enterprises will serve. How can one fill a need if they don’t know the need?

In just a minute, I’m going to put on my robe and tell the story how I made it over. Are you ready to put your robe on? Why don’t you join me by sharing your story? Oh freedom! Ah, that moment when…

I Shall Wear a Crown

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This is the truth so help me God! I am a living testimony!!!

It happened to me and I know that I am not the only one!

In my writings, I attempt to provide real and relatable messages of the powers we have available to us to break through barriers to live the life God planned for us. Regardless of where you are on the socioeconomic scale, you can begin to live a very fulfilled and rewarding life with your eyes wide open!

God alone changes the trajectory of one’s life after the season of His allowed or permitted sufferings. Won’t He do it?

In order to find one’s strength, sometimes the plan is for one to go through and grow through adversities. Once one has made it on the other side, one can really help to open the blind eyes of others simply by sharing.

How? By sharing biblical as well as pragmatic principles towards helping others be or become the person they were designed to be.

I told you a few weeks ago to get ready for some changes as many changes were taking place with me personally, Regina Mixon Enterprises, and God’s Storehouse Ministries and they have and continue to do so. I’ll continue to share my journey with you in hopes that someone is encouraged as they go through their struggles. I’ll continue to share the wisdom gained in hopes that if only one person wakes up, this journey was not in vain

A new dream and vision was given me sometime ago and that is one of First Loving myself totally and completely and showing it as with First Leading myself. Believe me I do! I believe not only that I can F.L.Y.: I believe I can S.O.A.R. and I am! This girl is on fire and on the move! WINNING!!!

You can too!

If He has to reach way down, Jesus will pick you up! When you’re at rock bottom, the only place to go is up! Go up with more wisdom! Go up with more knowledge! Go up with more power! Go up with more compassion! Go up with more courage! Go up with more tenacity! Go UP!

Remember: Be blessed and go out and be a blessing, but don’t allow anyone to make you or have you compromise your beliefs; don’t be gullible; don’t settle for less than God’s best in every area and all aspects of your life; don’t allow anyone to minimize the gifts and talents God has given you nor downplay your worth; don’t discount your works and/or services. I did and the price paid was a very costly one. Be true to who you are! As Whitney sang “Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all”. Well that comes after loving God first!

Check out my article written in February 2016 which further deals with the subject matter “Losing to Win”     https://togodbetheglory.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/sometimes-youve-got-to-lose-to-win/

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Expect the best

So what if yesterday the bottom dropped out and everything that could go wrong did go wrong? To add insult to injury, Sister So and So called you up, just at that moment when you were having a hissy fit, and said “I told you that this was going to happen. You knew that man was going to leave you. You knew sooner or later that car would fall apart. You knew that job was just temporary. I told you so!” And you think, if I hear one more “I told you so” or “You’re crazy for doing this, that, or the other while maintaining a cheerful attitude.” or better yet “You’re just too optimistic. Get your head out of the clouds and come back to reality”, you WILL blow a gasket!  Why not remain optimistic and expect the best? What does it cost you?

I can tell you what you will gain by being optimistic, expecting greater, expecting the best…peace of mind, the ability to really rest in believing that though the bottom dropped out yesterday or even today; tomorrow may just be better; the ability to encourage someone else by sharing. The benefits outweigh the alternatives. At least this is what has worked for me…being optimistic and expecting the best.

Okay, so what are those alternatives? Restless nights, no inner peace, self-focus which denies one the privilege of serving others while going through, inner turmoil, thoughts of suicide, barking and biting at people for no real reason…

Zach Cutler writes in entrepreneur.com/article/246204 the 5 benefits of being optimistic. They are:

  1. Optimistic people see failure as a new start
  2. Optimistic people are expansive
  3. Optimistic people get healthy
  4. Optimistic people spread good vibes
  5. Being optimistic is the best choice.

The scripture even tells us that we are to expect and believe for greater and better. Not in those words, but all throughout it does clearly state this. It also goes on to tell us to cast our cares on the One who can actually handle them; that He will keep us in perfect peace if we keep our mind stayed on Him. The Word is such a source of encouragement and inspiration. Read it for yourself Sister So and So and maybe then you will begin to realize why your friend has that optimistic outlook. Chances are she’s read the Word and stands on it. Try it, it might just change you.

I’ll share a true story. I have spoken with a particular person several times throughout the years. This person confesses to not be a believer in God and has emphatically, rather proudly stated this countless times. This particular person has also said throughout the years that he feels his life is not going anywhere and often has thoughts of suicide. Yet he has mocked my and others optimistic attitude due to a strong belief in God. My response was–“Even though I have gone through hell, I still remain optimistic, I expect the best and am hopeful that the future will get brighter. I sleep well. I rest well. (Yes they are two different things.) and if I am in la la land or sleeping, just let me be. As Christopher Williams sang–Don’t wake me I’m dreaming…don’t wake me up til my dream is complete… dreams do manifest.” (And yes, I do keep him lifted in prayer on a regular basis because I once was lost too!)

So again, why not expect the best, be optimistic, expect greater, expect your dreams and visions to manifest? Why not? Hmmm? Something to think about. It sure beats the alternatives.

What if what you’re hoping for doesn’t manifest? Dream a new dream and remain optimistic–Expect the Best! Storms come in all of our lives. It’s how we deal with them that matters.

Reality? The Word is reality. Stand on it!

I share with you my experiences and what works for me. This may or may not work for everyone, but at least it’s worth considering.

If this article inspired or helped you in any way, say so in the comments section or better yet, email me at rgmixon@regsbooks.org with your comments. Share your thoughts on the benefits of expecting the best as with your personal experiences.

 

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Restoration 4

Has it appeared you have been spiraling downwards for a long, long time? Have you  done the best you know how in life and still the downward slippery slope continues? Are you beginning to feel helpless or hopeless? Well, today I have some good news for you! God has given promises throughout His word that He will restore everything that you’ve lost and give you more than you had before!

Yes, after we’ve suffered for a while, God says in His word that He will restore the years that the locusts and the cankerworms and anything else has taken from us. In order to see this, we must return to Him with our whole heart, mind, body and soul. (Joel 2)

Do we have to go through sufferings in life? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. It honestly depends on whether these are allowed by God or come as a result by our own actions.

Let’s take a look at the lives of two people we are all familiar with. Let’s see the struggles endured, the promise of restoration given, and restoration actually taking place.

Joseph’s story

You’ve read and heard Joseph’s story countless times. You’ve heard how he went from the pit to the palace. You’ve read and been told of his struggles for many years. The betrayals, the false accusations made against him, people promising to remember him and then only to be forgotten until later.

Joseph was CHOSEN! The things that happened in his life were not mere coincidences nor a series of bad luck. No, they were planned and orchestrated before he was even born. God knew what would happen before it took place and allowed all of this.

The end of the story is Joseph reigned and ruled just as God had promised him. He was totally restored and placed into a position of power.

Job’s story

Job, in the bible, was depicted as perfect and upright; a man who feared God and eschewed evil; a man of great wealth with a large family and possessions and stated to be the greatest man in all men of the east. Yet Job’s life changed and took a downward spiral which lasted for a long time.

His friends and the people thought surely he was not the man of God who he professed to be. His wife even had the audacity to suggest that he curse God and die after losing their children and possessions and even the decline in his health, but Job remained steadfast.

Unbeknown to Job, Satan had gone to God asking permission to touch Job’s life and God allowed it.

If you read to the end of the story, you will see that after a season of testing, trials, and tribulations, God restored EVERYTHING the enemy had stolen from him and gave him more than he had before.

Jeremiah the Prophet

Jeremiah, known as the weeping prophet, was anointed as a prophet to the nations before he was even formed in the womb. (Jeremiah 1:5). When the word of the Lord came to him, the first thing he began to do what to tell God what he could not do. God had already chosen him and it was a done deal.

Jeremiah went later proclaiming the word of God, sharing with the people what the Lord told him to share. Was he embraced and welcomed for sharing nothing but the word of God? Oh no! Instead some plotted to kill him. Yet, because of his calling, he continued to do as God led him to do.

The people forsook God. The people turned away and began to worship false idols. Jeremiah continually reminded them of their need to turn back to their first love as he was led by the Lord

Even through drought, famine, and other disastrous acts taking place, the people continued to rebel.

Let’s fast forward to Jeremiah 33 where God gives His promise of restoration.. Jeremiah tells the people that God merely says “Call to me and I will answer and show you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

God gave a promise that He would bring health and healing but there were conditions attached: Return to Him! Read Jeremiah 33 Did these ever manifest?

In the first two cases, we see where after the sufferings took place and because of their steadfastness, the promises of God manifested and restoration took place. The prophet Jeremiah was mentioned in these writings only to show that even through his obedience to God in merely telling the people what God had spoken to him to share, the people rebelled and insisted on doing it their way. You know the story.

God has given us promises of restoration through His Rhema and written word; promises of restoration. God has given many of us spoken promises of where He is taking us. As John Hagee stated, first comes the promise, then the problems, and finally the provisions.

The truth and nothing but the truth is, if He spoke it to you, it was already done. The process of going through is an often painful one, but God knows and often speaks the end at the beginning.

The questions I want to leave you with are: Has God spoken anything to you as to where He wants you to go? Have or did you answer the call? Has your life turned upside-down since hearing, receiving, and answering the call? Has your faith been tried and tested over and over again? Do you trust God in the good and the bad? Do you believe that ALL things are working together for your good? Are you swift to obey Him and His leadings or do you give lip service? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

The GOOD NEWS is GOD is FAITHFUL and after you have suffered a while, after you have endured the tests, after you’ve stood for what you believe that God has given you, day in and day out, God will SUDDENLY restore absolutely everything the enemy took from you and give you more for your trouble!

The drought and famine is ending! Only believe and obey.

Keep standing! Once delivered, be not entangled in the bondage again. Keep standing and holding to the promises of God. Your time of restoration is on the way!

Galatians 5:1King James Version (KJV)
5 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

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There is no wasted time

 

Over time, as we go from one season to the next, we either remain stagnant, grow or learn lessons sometimes the same one over and over again. Which has occurred for you? Have you felt like you’ve spent a season where everything you did was “wasted time”? Well, allow me to assure you there is never any wasted time.

Yes, there are times when we do not live to our highest potential. There are times when we pray, plan, work, learn and NOTHING goes as we thought, hoped or planned. We collaborate, network, develop strategic plans, we do all that we know we can and should do and then…It flops. It is in those seasons or times that we grow…that is, if we are willing to, and wise enough to gain the often difficult lessons learned.

Sometimes it is our season, yet a lack of confidence, a desire to please people, a fear of letting go…all prevent us from moving forward.

If you are in a season of time where things are flourishing and everything you put your hands to meets or exceeds your expectations, enjoy it.

If you are in a season of time where nothing goes as planned, embrace it and learn the lessons.

NO SEASON IS EVER WASTED!  Changes in seasons are necessary.

QUESTIONS TO PONDER AS WE MOVE FROM ONE SEASON TO THE NEXT:

  1. Is this the right time for me to pursue or move to the next level? If no doors are opening, perhaps the time is not right.
  2. Am I aligned with the right people to proceed with what I aim or aspire to do? If not, perhaps the time is now to connect with the right ones and disconnect from the wrong ones.
  3. Have I gained the knowledge needed to go to the next level? Be honest with yourself. Sometimes we may THINK we’re ready when in reality we’re not. Conversely, sometimes we think we’re not ready when in actuality we are. Know where you are.
  4. Am I mature enough to handle the backlash and negatives that come from my moving forward? Unfortunately this is a by-product of going to the next level. Often this comes from people you must walk away from.
  5. Am I spiritually, mentally, emotionally, financially and physically ready to pursue? One has to be fit for the journey. Check where you are.
  6. Have I resolved the issues from my past to progress into the new? One cannot move forward while holding baggage from their past. Before proceeding, resolve any issues from the past that prevents you from walking into the new.
  7. Have I prayed about it, gained clarity, and know what I’m supposed to do in this season of my life? If so, proceed knowing that as you go from one season to the next you will have to repeat the steps shown above.

 

Enjoy your life! Enjoy the journey! Pursue YOUR purpose PASSIONATELY! Realize that there are no wasted seasons or wasted time. Each season is a time of learning and growing and is 100% necessary.

If you know that it is your time to go forward, please, by all means move forward. If you know this is a season to resolve unfinished issues from your past, do it, If you know that this is your time to gain clarity, more knowledge, and become aligned with a different group of people, don’t delay doing it. This may just be your season!

Actually, it is your season but you decide which one you are in and no season or period of time is wasted, if we learn from each one.

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Transition from Infancy to AdulthoodIn life, we go through various changes in seasons. From the infant stage to the early childhood to late childhood to adolescent stage. From early adult to old age.  At each and every juncture along the way, there is a change in seasons.

As an infant, one is often vibrant, energetic, excited about life! As a toddler one begins to understand that some things just won’t work like they did. Still excited, vibrant and energetic but their thought processes and actions begin to change. And the cycle continues through the various stages of life.

The things that worked for us as an infant, no longer work as a toddler. The things that were acceptable and often tolerated as a toddler,are no longer acceptable as an adolescent…and the seasons continually change. My question again is: What do you do when you know that there’s been a change in seasons?

Do you scream and kick, whine and cry as you attempt to operate at the next level as you did at the previous level? Do you find that your behaviors, attitudes, and mannerisms no longer work in the new season? Do you have a difficult time letting go of what was and adjusting to what is now your present reality or season? Or, do you recognize that the season has changed and make the necessary adjustments taking a realistic approach?

Seasons change. Nothing stays the same. What worked last year may not and often does not work this year.

What worked last month may not work this month.

The challenges come from first RECOGNIZING that your season has changed. The next challenge is ACCEPTING the fact that your season has changed and then PLANNING and properly PREPARING to make the necessary ADJUSTMENTS for the season you are now in or transitioning into. All of these are necessary to successfully transition from one season to another.

I stress changes in seasons, but in reality it is various stages of growth and decline. As we go from young adulthood to senior citizens, we realize the things we used to do we can’t do anymore, nor do many of us want to. We often experience a decline in health as we mature, and an increase in wisdom.

As we continue the growth process or seasonal changes, we come to realize that in order to move or adjust to our “new season” we must make adjustments. Every juncture requires reflection, re-evaluation, re-assessment and critical decisions made to plan for and adjust to the new season. Ignoring this important process often keeps one stuck and not progressing through life.

Changes is seasons are essential and necessary. I write about the transition from infancy to adulthood, but as we transition in any areas: school, jobs, purchasing homes, relocating from one area to another,  children growing up and moving on causing us to experience “empty nests”, marriages, divorces, deaths, etc., all are changes in seasons and requires our analyzing our situation by RECOGNIZING, ACCEPTING, PLANNING, PREPARING, and ADJUSTING.

This week, take a look and see if in your life there has been a shift, a change in seasons, and look at how you have transitioned during this change and/or what you need to do to adjust to the change that either has or is taking place and make the adjustments.

Let go of what was in the old season and embrace the new season. It’s necessary.

 

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Questioning Your Trials

All that the enemy has planned and plotted against you is a setup for God to bless you in ways unimaginable to the human mind! Yes, you my friend, have been SET UP.

Let’s take a look at a story in the bible where it shows just that. Let’s take a look at the life of Mordecai.

Mordecai, as many bible readers know, was the adopted father and actual cousin of Esther, who later became Queen over 127 provinces. He was of Jewish origin and thought by some; one in particular; Haman, to be worthless and disrespectful to the point that Haman was plotting his demise.

Haman went to his wife and friends who told him what he should do to Mordecai…he planned to hang him.

Little did he know that the wheels of change were already in place: He did not know that Esther had spoken to the King with her request for he and Haman to dine with her. He did not know that the King was having a restless night and while awake he reviewed the book of chronicles realizing that Mordecai had helped spare his life. He did not know that the King was thinking about rewarding Mordecai for his deeds which had gone unrewarded.

No, Haman did not know what was ahead.

Let’s look at the setup here: While Haman was plotting Mordecai’s demise by hanging him; the King was planning His reward!

To add insult to injury, the King asked Haman what should be done for someone who had gone unrewarded; for someone he would like to honor. Haman, just knowing the King was referring to him, gave him great details as to how one should be rewarded and he ended up having to march Mordecai through the streets, in all of his finery, proclaiming “This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor.” Wow!

You may feel that all you’ve gone through has gone unnoticed. You may think that your good deeds will never come to the forefront. You may believe that your work and/or living has been in vain. I tell you it was a SETUP!

You see God is looking and taking notes of all that’s been done; all of the hurts, pains, disappointments, letdowns: He’s taking note and He will reward you just when you least expect it.

Those planning your demise obviously do not know that God is keeping record. They don’t know that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, who put Him first, who serve Him, who is willing and obedient, who loves him.

Those that have planned your demise do not know the God you serve, otherwise they never would have planned and plotted against you. You see His word says to “Touch not mine anointed nor do my prophet no harm.” Wow, if only they knew.

To finish the story, after Haman had walked Mordecai through the streets; after he had dined with the king and Esther, he realized that his life was on the line. He literally begged Queen Esther to save his life, but the same gallows he had prepared for Mordecai was used to hang him.

Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord: I will repay!

Don’t be concerned about the things that have or are taking place in your life. God is looking and recording every act, every deed, every thought…God’s got you! While you are being the best that you can be, serving God, serving others and doing as the Holy Spirit leads you to do; know that what the enemy has meant for evil, God means it all for your good.

It’s a setup I tell you. You, my friend, have been SETUP for humongous blessings and they are about to rain down on you.

Keep doing as God leads you. Keep giving. Keep being obedient. YOU WERE SET UP! Your blessings are about to rain down on you–pressed down, shaken together, and running over.

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This is Going to be the Best Day of My Life

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  Joshua 24:15

Yes my friend, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE!

The day that you make the decision that as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, will be the best day of your life!

Does that mean you will be trouble free from this day forward or immune to the vicissitudes of life? Absolutely not!

What it does mean is that you are no longer weighed down from the cares of this world as you recognize your Father knows you, loves you and approves of you…just the way you are.

It also means that you are free from carrying the weights of the world on your shoulders. He’s got that covered.

It means that you don’t have to be concerned about the fiery darts that come against you nor be concerned as to how others treat you. He has that covered as well.

It means that in essence, you are free; free to live, enjoy life, to be and to do you, knowing that as seasons change in your life, He will also do some changes in you, perfecting you to become what He intends for you to be…nothing more, nothing less.

THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE!

No longer wearing masks, no longer trying to retaliate against someone who has done you wrong (Vengeance is mine saith the Lord, I will repay), no longer keeping records of every wrong thing that has happened in your life.

Isaiah 54:17 states that No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.

Weapons will form but that’s none of your business.

I encourage you today to know that you are loved, accepted, and approved by God and to make each and every day THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE!

The weight loss has begun as we each lay aside the weight and the sin which keeps us from declaring the above statement; as we embrace our true authentic self; as we come out of hiding and boldly declare, “I am a child of the Most High God who loves me just as I am; as we no longer seek approval from man; as we embrace our uniqueness; as we daily surrender our will to His;  as we walk into our purpose; as we continually serve others in a spirit of humility; as we humble ourselves daily before Him acknowledging our constant need for His wisdom, guidance and understanding, we can and should declare THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST DAY OR OUR LIVES!

Rest. Relax. Breathe. Celebrate. Enjoy. Acknowledge Him. Praise. God’s Got YOU!

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Waiting

 

Isaiah 40:29-31New King James Version (NKJV)

29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Progressing through life and moving through the various seasons, there often comes times when we have to wait. How we wait is determined largely by us, but it is a given that there will be seasons of waiting. So what do you do? How do you wait?

First off, it’s exhilarating when everything flows smoothly and we are on cloud nine…doing fine on cloud nine…flying high on cloud nine. When things suddenly stopped flowing as you desired them to do, or when you hit a slump, a slight detour, a roadblock or a hiccup, what do you do?

I’ll answer that in one word–Wait!

WAIT expectantly knowing that things will change.

WAIT and continue to do what you know you need to do and are able to do.

WAIT as you go about serving others.

WAIT–fasting, praying, worshipping and praising. Thanking God in advance for the manifestations.

WAIT knowing that God who has created each and every one of us is in control of our seasons. We do our part, WAIT, and trust God to do the rest.

Partial Lyrics to Juanita Bynum’s “I Don’t Mind Waiting”

I don’t mind waiting
I don’t mind waiting
I don’t mind waiting on you Lord
I don’t mind waiting
I don’t mind waiting
I don’t mind waiting on you Lord
None of us truly likes to wait, however we realize that as we go from one level to the next, waiting plays a tremendous role in the process. That’s a given.
Do you mind waiting? Do you fall completely apart when life causes you to stop dead in your tracks or do you worship, work, praise God, serve others, study, learn, grow and realize that this is necessary for your growth? How we wait is extremely important!
There will be seasons of downtime. I believe we spend more time waiting as we go from one venture to another, than we do progressing. Notice I said, “I believe”.
Imagine if you will, you set out to lose weight. You start to eat properly. You exercise. You do everything you know you need to do BUT you see no results for weeks, perhaps even months. You’re waiting to see the results but you START on your journey to become fit KNOWING that at some point and time you will get there. You set your target dates for your weight loss. You may or may not hit the mark on that particular day but you see lots of improvement. You feel better. You look better. The scales however are not your friend as they show you DID NOT accomplish your targeted weight. Do you shake your head and just say “I quit” or do you set another date and keep moving forward?
Let’s say, you are in school. You expect to graduate within a certain time period. Life happens, the hiccups come in the form of sickness (either yourself or a loved one), financial issues, and any number of other things. Life happens!  These prevent you from graduating on your expected date. Do you just throw up your hands in despair and say “It’s just too hard. I quit!” or do you get back on track as life permits and trudge forward later accomplishing your goal, vision and dream of graduating?
Do you mind waiting? You might as well not mind, but make up your mind that you will determine how you WAIT. He gives us the strength to WAIT. It is necessary.
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