Silence

If you ever met me in person you would probably say “man she is really quiet.” I love people, I’m just naturally reserved and an introvert.

Because I’m so quiet, I’m really good at listening and catering to other’s needs. I have learned so much from just sitting and letting people talk & “be themselves.”

May I suggest the challenge of silence for a bit. You might be surprised to find it is pretty powerful.

To be clear it’s ok to respectfully say something. Talking freely is good and needed sometimes. As the saying goes you were given 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason. Listening and hearing your environment should balance out speaking.

The one who has knowledge restrains his words,
and one who keeps a cool head
is a person of understanding.

Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent—
discerning, when he seals his lips. Proverbs 17:27-28

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Dream Big.

One of the things I have been doing this month is planning around the visions I have for my life. This includes Budgeting, creating charts, and research. I pray my friends don’t think I’m crazy when they tag along on tours to event spaces.

I may not have concrete answers to life, but I know if it is placed in my heart and mind – I can do it.

It has become a hobby of mine to dream and plan for everything I want. Use this as a message to put work to faith. It may seem weird at first, but it will give you the motivation to keep striving at life.

The only rule I follow when dreaming is not to have a specific time frame. There are certain things that you cannot rush God to do. He has a season for everything to unfold.  Like they say it will be worth the wait.

 Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. For by it our ancestors won God’s approval.

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.

Hebrews 11

 

Break Free

Don’t you for a second think you are not special. You are.

Make peace with your thoughts.

God created you with perfect design

Even when you think you’re not good or smart enough – he sees value in you

Now get up and conquer the world.

God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.

Psalm 46:5

 

Don’t Give Up

The past couple of weeks have had a lot going on. One of the things I’ve been going through is revisiting one of God’s promises for my life.

Someone prophesied over my life 5 years ago. I was super excited because the vision was amazing.  Year after year, I began to lose hope and doubt the entire thing.

2013-now is when I finally see the horizon.

I’m starting to realize God was with me the whole time. Even when I thought it was over, he had his hand in every detail down to the exact minute. From my experience, I want to share that just because you forgot about it, doesn’t mean God did. There is a special assignment on all of our lives. If you do the right and stay strong in conviction – you will prosper.

We serve a faithful God who will be with us forever and ever. Have faith that he will give us strength and peace on earth.

25 Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. Be strong and courageous, for the Lord will do this to all the enemies you fight.” Joshua 10:25

Dear World,

A good name is to be chosen over great wealth;
favor is better than silver and gold.

Rich and poor have this in common:
the Lord makes them all.

A sensible person sees danger and takes cover,
but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Humility, the fear of the Lord,
results in wealth, honor, and life.

There are thorns and snares on the way of the crooked;
the one who guards himself stays far from them.

Start a youth out on his way;
even when he grows old he will not depart from it.

The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

The one who sows injustice will reap disaster,
and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

A generous person will be blessed,
for he shares his food with the poor.

10 Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

11 The one who loves a pure heart
and gracious lips—the king is his friend.

12 The Lord’s eyes keep watch over knowledge,
but he overthrows the words of the treacherous.

13 The slacker says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!”

14 The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit;
a man cursed by the Lord will fall into it.

15 Foolishness is bound to the heart of a youth;
a rod of discipline will separate it from him.

16 Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.

Proverbs 22

Note to Self

You’re a little uncomfortable right now. You know the next chapter in your life is about to unfold. You feel like you want to cringe. You have anxiety about a life you’ve never experienced before.

You have come so far in your life. You accomplished so much. You stayed true to yourself and took risk even when everyone thought it was stupid or crazy.

Listen, and do as I say:

Keep jumping in the deep end. Don’t give up. Learn how to swim in unknown depths.

Trust in yourself — know you will be okay.

You have character and the power of God by your side. So don’t sweat something you haven’t even had yet. Remember you waited your whole life for this – so don’t back out.

Love Always

Remote Christian

 

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Romans 8:31

God’s Timing : Seasons & Patience

Ever figure out the promises for you life? My steps are usually:

  • Get all excited because it sounds incredible.
  • Primp and prepare for the big day when everything goes as promised.
  • Have a setback and get all discouraged
  • Pick myself off the ground and repeat
  • Once everything is finally here at the perfect moment – thank God things happened the way they did.

Right now I’m in the phase of picking myself off the ground and being excited again. Monday and Tuesday were rough. I was feeling down because I felt tired and drained. “How much more do I have to take for things to work out?” It took me having a conversation with my mentor. “You have to trust that your prayers are being answered, you have to trust everything will be ok.

It’s easier said than done – I know. Setbacks can be disappointing and frustrating. But there are 2 important things to remember:

28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Roman 8:28

When we seek to do the right thing and live a righteous life – everything will be alright. The water may be rough but like I will always tell God “I’m on the boat ready for the ride.”

11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but no one can discover the work God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11

Another translation uses the phrase “beautiful in it’s own time.” We may want things fast and in a hurry. But God knows the beauty of having gifts in the right way. There is no point in having what we want if we cannot enjoy it. An appropriate time is in the right season when our hearts and spirit is able to fully enjoy what God wants to give us.

This phase in my life is not easy – I doubt it’s going to be any easier in the future. I know I have God as my rock and that is more than enough.