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.

AUGUST 9 GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE

“Watch those Pit Stops”

It is with confidence that I say that God uses the pit stops experiences in our life to bring about the dream He has put in our heart. The pit stops are not destinations – they are where we refuel, refocus, and recharge.

Pit stops are where you make the best out of the worst. They are where you see things that startle you but you know you must be courageous. You may feel things you never felt before, but life is too short for excuses.

Quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

God stretches us outside our comfort zone to force us to rise to the next level.

Joseph was one of 12 brothers. His dreams made his older brothers jealous, angry and bitter. He didn’t allow the behaviour of his brothers to scare him or stop him from seeing his dreams come true.

When God gives dreams, they can make others uncomfortable. Many times the dreamers themselves wouldn’t even fully understand the full magnitude of their dreams, but they know if they don’t go after what they want, they will never have it.

Not everyone is happy for dreamers. But when God gives a dream, He has already worked out all the details. Do not force anything. Anything forced is not worth fighting for.

👉🏾 NO ONE CAN COPY YOUR GOD-GIVEN DREAM! NO ONE CAN BLOCK IT! NO ONE CAN DISMANTLE IT! NO ONE IS YOU!!! 👈🏾

Every detour, every disappointment, every failure, is part of the same ‘pit stops’ that Joseph faced with his brothers. Go easy on yourself. That dream was placed in your heart for a reason.

Be grateful for the ‘pit stops’ and remain excited about where you are going. Not everyone will understand or approve your journey. It’s okay. Be your best friend.

In closing: Dreamers always encounter challenges, failures and setbacks, but don’t let what’s happening around you get inside of you and weigh you down.

All dreams come true, if you have the courage to pursue them. Only you can turn your dreams into reality. Show up everyday and do the work. If not, you will make excuses.

AUGUST 8 GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE

How the ‘Blame Game’ got started:

Regardless of the position you hold about the BIBLE, it will NEVER change anything that’s written in the 66 Books. Every word remains cast in stone, and permanently fixed. It’s FINAL whether you accept it or query it.

Let’s see who started the ‘Blame Game.’

Serpent/Satan : “Do I understand that God told you not to eat from ANY tree in the garden?” 🤔

Woman: “NOT at all. We CAN eat from the trees in the garden. It’s ONLY about the tree in the middle of the garden that GOD SAID, ‘DO NOT eat from it; DO NOT even touch it OR you’ll die.’”

Serpent/Satan: You won’t die. God knows that the moment you eat from that tree, you’ll see what’s really going on. You’ll be just like God, knowing everything, ranging all the way from good to evil.” 🤔

🤔 When the Woman looked at tree, she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.

When they heard the voice of God, they hid from God.

🤔🤔🤔🤔 God: “Where are you?”

Adam: “I heard you in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked. And I hid.”

God: “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from that tree I told you not to eat from?”

Adam: “THE WOMAN 🤔 you gave me as a companion, she gave me fruit from the tree, and, yes, I ate it.”

🤔🤔🤔🤔 God to the Woman: “What is this that you’ve done?”

Woman: THE SERPENT 🤔 seduced me, and I ate.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:1-13‬ ‭MSG‬‬

THIS IS HOW THE ‘BLAME GAME’ got started. Here are my thoughts:

🤔 If someone refuses to take responsibility for their action, they will always try to blame others for their consequences.

🤔 There’s actually an expiry date for blaming parents. It’s the moment someone is old enough to say, “This is my life and I will make my own mistakes and learn from them” the responsibility becomes theirs.

🤔 We live in a culture of blame. People will blame God, their parents, exes, or anyone, or anything before taking responsibility and simply trying to do better.

Regardless of the opinion anyone of us has about the BIBLE or GOD, it will NEVER CHANGE ONE WORD that was written in the 66 Books.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NIVUK says,

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.

For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

In closing, we can spend our entire life blaming everyone and everything for our current circumstances, but our successes or failures are entirely our own.

Being a Christian doesn’t change what we deal with every day, BUT it definitely changes how we deal with it.