Hey ladies! I just wanted to bless you with some words of encouragement from my girl Tyra Jackson of Street Therapy this morning. She sharpens me daily and I just wanted to share a little of her with the rest of you. Here are few postings from her “Morning Coffee” series. Check out her blog at www.streettherapy.blogspot.com. Have a blessed week yall!!
What is your vision?
If God be for you who can stand against you? It takes a lot courage to win the fight of success. Through sweat, tears, setbacks and disappointments the goal is to keep pushing forward until you finish the race. What is life without a vision? If you have no vision, no purpose, without any direction how can you have peace and happiness? Make a decision today to discover what it is that you really want out of life, make a list and look at it every day. Turn deaf ears to critics, haters and people who discourage your dreams and dare to be unique because you were created to stand out. Be careful that you do not allow your experiences in life to limit your potential. We are co-creators with God therefore we are limitless……..
“The first problem for all of us men and women is not to learn, but to unlearn.”
Peace Be Still
If you haven’t learned by now how much having and maintaining peace in your life is important then you may want to take some time to pay attention to how you are responding to certain situations and people. We all know how stress can affect the heart, body and it can also break down your immune system so most of the time if not all the time choose your battles wisely. Be mindful of what you allow to invade your mental space that you do not take it to heart. From experience it’s not what people say to you that matters, it’s what you believe to be true that counts. So choose to believe in what’s going to create more peace in your life instead of chaos. Where there is no peace there is not power! Work hard at not allowing people to control whether you are going to be happy, mad or sad. Why give power to people who don’t matter so they can experience joy while you experience pain.
“No one is capable of making you upset without your consent.”
Jer 29:11: 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.
We have the power to make our dreams come true, but most of us don’t know how to pursue our dreams because we lack determination, ambition and faith. God’s word unveils the truth about who we are when we get close to him and understand his will for our lives. We all have purpose, but we need direction and discernment of the Holy Spirit to guide us. They say the Bible stands for Basic –Instruction- Before- Leaving –Earth and from experience the bible has taught me humility, faith and endurance. When I started to read the word for myself, I realized I had to divorce what I had been taught because God’s love is fulfilling, healing, rewarding and liberating. When you get close to God, you have fellowship, acceptance and mercy that endures forever, when you have faith, it doesn’t mean we don’t have trouble, it just means that regardless of what you go through, God will make a way …” Somehow”
John 5:24: “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson