January 30, 2023

Those who WIN turns disappointments into opportunities. Never stop getting better at whatever inspires you. Some days will be lonely, very lonely, excruciatingly lonely, difficult lonely… but you are going to be alright. Just hang in there and trust God.

To have a winner’s mentality – blame, guilt, hangups, bad memories, shame, regrets, resentment, and pretence got to go. If you stop to mentally converse with every unhealthy feeling and emotion that comes along – the goalpost of opportunities will keep moving.

Hebrews 12:1 encourages us to “lay aside every weight” and run the race set before us.

Despite all the setbacks in life you experience, sometimes you just have to sit on the floor and figure out what to take with you to the finish line and what to leave behind.

God didn’t bring you into your 20’s, 40’s, 60’s and upwards to leave you stranded and alone. This is what God says to you – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be confused, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

God encourages us to lay aside the weighty issues and be strong and courageous, for He’s going to be with us wherever we go. What you focus on becomes your reality. Focus on the thought that you are never alone.

Let your dependence on God remain immovable. God’s got you! If you look for positive things in life, guarantee you will find them. Like the sun even if it’s peeking through the thick dark clouds, or having real conversations with people, or watching a plant grow, or even having a job you are not very fun of.

Those who WIN turns disappointment into opportunities. Never let fear decide how you run your race. This is going to be a “GOD DID IT” kind of week. I am in it for the WIN! Hope you are too!!!

January 18, 2023

If it doesn’t add positivity to your life then it doesn’t belong in your life. No more what ifs, no internal or external wars, and no more hating the message and the messenger. Stop breaking promises to yourself.

Comparison quietly steals your identity. What if the keynote speaker spoke with notes and the next speaker spoke without notes? What if Tara having been through some storms, heartaches, and pain, but through it all God kept her sane making her a force to be reckoned with – What is that to you?
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Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?” Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, WHAT IS THAT TO YOU? As for you, FOLLOW ME.”
‭‭John‬ ‭21‬:‭21‬-‭22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In my words, Jesus was saying, “Mind your business and just follow HIM.”

Sometimes, people measure other people’s successes by their own accomplishments and they get a high if they find themselves more successful.

Whatever side of the story you find yourself, remember what Jesus told Peter – “What is that to you?”

It’s never about ‘if they can, you can’ mentality. Jesus has work for every human being to do that doesn’t look the same. If it doesn’t add positivity in your life then it doesn’t belong in your life. Comparison steals your identity.

If anyone misses God’s grace in what they are doing, then they are missing their goalpost. God’s grace adds favor to your sauce.

Remember Jesus’ words when the ugly head of comparison shows up – “What is that to you? You follow ME.”

This is 2023 – The year we are putting aside anything that’s weighing us down and taking God’s grace with us to the finish line.

January 12 2023

Stop letting fear hold you back. God will finish everything He has started and that includes your life.

This year 2023 smells like healing, blessings, and success. Stop making excuses. Stop waiting for someone to walk into your life and save you. Stop being lazy to do the things you are fully capable of doing for yourself.

You only have one life to be great. No excuses will get you there. Don’t be afraid to fail. There are great lessons in failing at something that you will not have learned if you didn’t try.

You are going to outgrow a lot of people once you start taking care of yourself and minding your own business. Doubting yourself is very normal. Respecting the power within you is growth.

The same light you see shining in others, is shining within you. Be bold. Be brave. The God in you is greater than the fear that surrounds you.

Prayer Time: Father, help us to stop stressing over things you have already spoken about us. We are the head and not the tail. We are above and not beneath. We are first and not last. In Jesus Name, Amen

You can do this. End of story

January 11 2023

In Psalm 1, David writes, ‘In His law he meditates day and night’.

2023 is a new year and as we get older, let’s disengage ourselves from the negative committee that meets inside our head, people’s opinions, and anything that creates anxiety, fear, and doubts. You become what you think, feel, imagine, and believe.

Quote: “Ships don’t sink because of the water that surrounds them: ships sink because of the water that gets into them. “

You are like a great mighty ship, don’t let what’s happening around you get inside of you and weigh you down.

You are what you meditate on, so get your strength from mediating on the Word of God. Ask your past memories if this is not true – you become what you think and believe.

To dream the impossible dream, you must stay keep your prayer life alive, read God’s Word to build your faith, and keep working on yourself. Three months from today, you will see visible growth spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

You are going to be telling a different story very soon. A success story filled with so much inspiration. You will give hope to so many people when they see how much you overcame and still riding on the top.

If the last ten years nothing changed then stop doing what you have been doing. God is doing something new every day. Miracles happen every day. You are not a mistake. You are not a nobody.

Get to know God and allow Him to fight your battles for you while you hold on to your peace. Prayer is still the best communication. Trust is still the key to unlock your greatest victory.

Prayer Time: Father, thank you for moving us into a new season of hope. We claim that this year is our year for breakthrough, unmerited favor, and insurmountable blessings. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Great blessings belong to those who don’t listen to evil advice, who don’t live like those who have no regard for God. Don’t join those who make fun of God-fearing people. Instead, love the Lord’s teachings and think about them day and night. So you can grow strong, like a tree planted by a lake. A tree that produces fruit when it should and has leaves that never fall. Everything you do will be successful.

January 10 2023

The hype surrounding a new year can be pretty overwhelming, but as someone has correctly said, “Only the calendar has changed, everything remains the same.”

It may be kind of cool if our fears, our mistakes, financial problems, etc were wiped clean at the beginning of a new year. Then maybe it will be worth all the hype.

The real hype of seeing a new year is the joy it brings for you to work harder at accomplishing your goals. There are 365 days to celebrate every win, no matter how small they may be.

The fact that God allowed you to see a new year means that He still believes in you. Sometimes it’s the small steps that gets us closer to the big wins.

Attitudes are contagious, keep it positive and be the wind beneath someone else’s wings. Let someone say to you that they didn’t give up because of you.

Make your goals worth waking up to every morning. Do your best and let God do the rest. God’s grace isn’t dependent on who opens which door for you.

Rule #1 – Put God first. Rule #2 Put God first then watch God super exceeds your greatest expectations. Prayer is powerful. Prayer can become a habit.

One thing I know – God always works the details out. Be anxious about nothing. Don’t lose hope. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.

When things don’t make sense that’s when God steps in and you are going to shout, “God you did it!” Stay encouraged. God never gives you a dream where faith is not the main ingredient.

Prayer Time: Father, our job is to take care of what we can do as you always do whatever we cannot do. Thank you for the miracles with our names on it. In Jesus Name. Amen.

No one determines your wins. Only God does.

January 8 2023

Emotional Healing

Emotional healing is recovering from emotional hurt, betrayal, abandonment, rejection, and pain. Healing from anything takes time.

Some days you feel strong, other days there are those triggers that make the wheels in our heads feel stuck. It’s a journey with no specific arrival time.

You have to sit on the faith train and convince your mind to let things go as you pass certain stops.
Why? Until you heal the wounded parts of you, you will keep fixing them with things that are more harmful to your growth.

This is your year to be healed emotionally and nobody is coming to do it for you. This is going to be your personal assignment.

At the end of 2023 there will be no more blaming people or the past for what happened to you. You are not stuck. Just decide you are not going to stay where you are.

Emotional healing starts with the person in the mirror and not the person who makes you feel bitter and angry. You cannot control anyone but yourself and the way you choose to respond.

Start with yourself and work with yourself. Complaining is hard work and it’s draining. Complaining years are over.

You will become like the people you spend the most time with. You don’t need sympathy. You need to surround yourself with people who teaches you how to choose your battles wisely.

Finally, prayer works best for emotional healing. Vent safely in your quiet place in your home. Be honest and real with God. You can’t surprise Him with your thoughts or feelings. You will know when you are ready to let go and move on.

Look for a Psalm that expresses your feelings and make it your personal prayer. Your blessing is guaranteed as you walk in obedience.

Prayer Time: Father, give us strength for today that’s all we need. We will not worry about tomorrow because tomorrow is in your hand. We keep our eyes on you. In Jesus Name, Amen.

We are not meant to stay wounded. Jesus does heal the broken-hearted.

Thinking out Loud 🤔

Life doesn’t get better by chance. It gets better by change. Out with the old. In with the new you.

It’s a full time job taking care of yourself but it’s going to be worth it. To move forward you must prepare to leave some things behind. Anything or anyone you lose in the process of self-improvement was never meant to stay.

Stop overreacting to people’s behaviour. Respect your feelings and stop being overly dramatic about issues outside of your control. It’s a full time job just taking care of your mental and emotional health.

Stop laughing at anything that’s hurting and rubbing you wrong. Discreetly set up boundaries where you decide what is allowed and what isn’t allowed in your life. Make a commitment to be nicer to yourself.

You don’t need to have a million friends. Just a handful that makes you feel like you’re not alone and more like teammates. Build dreams and not egos.

Don’t let loyalty keep you sitting at the same table where common sense should have made you give up your seat. You only live once, and there are absolutely no good reasons to live it like a caged bird.

Maybe 2022 you didn’t feel like you accomplished anything significant, tell God what you need, and thank Him for what He has done. If you keep telling the same sad story, you will keep repeating the same sad life. Take a deep breath and remember there’s someone out there right now who is taking their last breath.

Your healing is ongoing. It doesn’t have to look pretty or graceful now, but you must keep going as long as you have breath in your body.

Finally, when God gives you a new beginning it means the last thing that happened to you was the end. Stop wishing it never ended. Don’t close the book, just turn the page.

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29‬:‭11‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬