Grown Up Conversations with JUNE DOYLE

Quote: “If you want to fly with the eagles, don’t swim with the ducks.”

🦅 Eagles sit on the top of a branch with its head tilted observing all that’s happening around them. They observe, listen, watches in silence, and fly above the noise.

“But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭CEV‬‬

🦆 Ducks on the other hand, swim around and just quack all day. Complaining about circumstances never solve anything. It’s like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.

“I have given you the power to trample on snakes and scorpions and to defeat the power of your enemy Satan. Nothing can harm you.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:19‬ ‭CEV‬‬

🦆 You can choose to quack and complain all day, or you can decide to take the higher road.

🦅 It is said that In the storm, eagles spread its wings using the storm current to soar to great heights. Your confidence in God’s ability to take care of all that concerns you will allow you to ride out the storm.

Your current situation is not your final destination.

🦅 Soaring like an eagle will get you out of the things that are disturbing your peace. You never know how high you can go unless you first decide to soar. Just think and imagine where life can take you if you only believe all things are possible.

🦅 Where there’s hope, there’s life. Live with great expectations and do whatever it takes to soar above your current situation. Let your values, beliefs, confidence, and courage take you to new heights.

🦆 You don’t make a difference by making a lot of noise and complaining.

🦅 Keep an eagle mindset if you want to soar, OR live around ducks if you want to complain and make some noise.

All it takes is a leap of faith, fresh air, and the imagination of flying high to touch the sky 🦅

Grown Up Conversations with JUNE DOYLE

“HELLO PEACE!”

You will never be everyone’s watermelon. As a matter of fact, some people don’t even like watermelon, and it’s NOT YOUR JOB to change their mind.

Refuse to be offended.
🍉 “Better to be ordinary and work for a living than act important and starve in the process.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Be the bigger person.
🍉”Don’t be hateful and insult people just because they are hateful and insult you. Instead, treat everyone with kindness. You are God’s chosen ones, and he will bless you. The Scriptures say, “The Lord watches over everyone who obeys him, and he listens to their prayers. But he opposes everyone who does evil.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:9‬&12 CEV‬‬

Keep on growing. Do better. Be better.
🍒 “Your future will be brighter by far than your past.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭8:7‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Walk the talk. Be clear on what you believe. Never let anyone take away your magic.
🍉 “Stop being bitter and angry and mad at others. Don’t yell at one another or curse each other or ever be rude. Instead, be kind and merciful, and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:31-32‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Prayer Time: Father, please do not allow Satan to get the better of us when we are vulnerable. Teach us to be patient and kind and never arrogant and rude. In Jesus Name, Amen

Quote: “Here’s to the strong women. May we know, may we be them, may we raise them.”

SMILE Queens. YOU ARE ONE IN A MELON 🍉

AUGUST 16 GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE

“If Walls Could Talk”

God alone knows if walls could talk the stories told would be so disturbing. Walls have seen and heard things that are unimaginable to the human mind. If walls could talk, I wonder how many secrets they will tell. Sometimes people put up walls not to keep people out but to hide their deepest pain.

👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾 If you get the opportunity to make someone happy, just do it. People will never forget how you made them feel.
✅ “I was hungry and you gave me some food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me some water to drink. I was visiting your town and you asked me to stay in your home. I did not have enough clothes and you gave me some clothes to wear. I was ill and you took care of me. I was in prison and you came to visit me there.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:35-36‬ ‭EASY‬‬
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👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾 When trouble comes, you can quickly isolate yourself behind the walls. Breaking down walls is never easy. You may have to fight the emotional darkness more than once to win, but victory is nearer than when you first tried
✅ “When danger is near, the Lord will keep me safe. He will take care of me…. He will put me in a safe place, on the top of a high rock.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27: 5‬ ‭EASY‬‬

👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾 Tippy- toe if you must, but go ahead and take the next step. There is no pain, Jesus can’t feel. There is no hurt, that Jesus can’t heal. There’s no sadness, Jesus can’t feel, and there is no sorrow, that God is not able and willing to heal.
✅ “I might say, ‘I will hide myself in the dark, and the light round me will change into night.’ But it is never too dark for you to see. For you, the night has as much light as the day. Darkness and light are the same to you! You made every part of me. You made me grow inside my mother before I was born.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:11-13‬ ‭EASY‬‬

Your comeback will be stronger than your setback. Break those walls down. You only have one life to live, don’t let it be behind the walls. We are perfectly imperfect humans. Get your groove back

Prayer Time: Father, you know when we sit down, and you know when we get up. Even when our thoughts and emotions are out of whack, you understand clearly what we are thinking about. When we do not feel brave, please be our guiding light. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Grown Up Conversations with JUNE DOYLE

MONDAY MORNING LETTER TO SELF✍🏾

Dear Self,

Stop fretting. Stop worrying. Overthinking leads to bad decision making. I know you didn’t forget who God is. “No weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!’ (Isaiah 54:17 NLT).

Stand up for what you think is right – even if you are the only one standing. “When you see trouble coming, don’t be stupid and walk right into it— be smart and hide.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:3‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Life is about winning and losing. Complain less. Work harder. Enjoy a good life. “A good reputation and respect are worth much more than silver and gold.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:1‬ ‭CEV‬‬

The smarter you are, the more selective you become. “Two men may argue with each other. The first man will seem right until the second man speaks.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:17‬ ‭EASY‬‬

Be mature enough to know sometimes silence is more powerful than having the last word. “A fool finds no pleasure in wisdom, but he likes to show his own thoughts and ideas.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:2‬ ‭EASY‬‬

A child left up to themselves will bring shame to their mother. “Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:6‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Not because you hit rock bottom doesn’t mean you can’t get back up. Taking care of yourself should be your top priority. “I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go.”
‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Prayer Time: Father, give us eyes to see the bright future you have planned for us. Give us ears to hear words of wisdom. Give us lips to speak words of daily affirmation. And give us the heart of a lion to face our biggest fear. In Jesus Name, Amen.

AUGUST 10 GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE

‘Peace over Panic’

When the struggle is real our confidence in the Lord can be shaken. One trouble after another makes you want to run away from God spiralling you into a deep dark rabbit hole.

The darker the night … our faith gets shaken making us question ourselves in the darkness “Where is your God?” making the nighttime feel ten times longer.

In moments like these let us remember that anything we face can be overruled by the Lord at any time especially when you least expect it.

One word from the Lord can calm every troubling thought, resetting our mind turning them into prayers of hope.

The Psalmist David said that when he felt discouraged, he challenged himself to take on a positive attitude. He preached to himself, he encouraged himself, and in the nighttime, he fixed his eyes on God.

God does not expect us to have all the answers to why bad things happen to good people … but based on Psalm 42 we are encouraged to speak loudly and clearly to ourselves – “Why are you cast down, O my soul? Hope in God”

Peace over Panic. Faith over Fear. We will not just go through problems, but we are going to GROW through everything that interrupts our peace of mind.

Psalms 42 NKJV

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, “Where is your God?”

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him. For the help of His countenance.

O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan, and from the heights of Hermon, from the Hill Mizar.

Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me.

The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me – a prayer to the God of my life.

I will say to God my Rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”

As with a breaking of my bones, my enemies reproach me, while they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.