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Go With The Flow, Depending On God For Everything!!!

It’s human nature to want to do things ourselves, make our own choices, never ask for help but to first try and make things happen all on our own. Even as a child begins to explore on their own they often tell their parents “I got it” or “I’m going to do it myself.” It’s natural to feel if you don’t do it yourself it won’t be done in the right way, or the way in which you want it to be done. But God is here for us, alongside us, teaching us, leading and guiding us to an adventure that He has planned specifically for our lives.

I must say it is never easy asking for help or thinking that I cannot do things on my own. It took an event in my life for me to realize that life isn’t easy and I needed help in order to live my best life. As I came to this point I turned to God admitting that I was lost and needed help. I was also willing to stop doing things my own way and open to learning how to live my life the way God has planned it. He immediately begin to reveal His plan for my life, slowly but surely. This plan required me to always depend on God, to trust Him to lead me to making the right choices, allowing the Divine relationships into my life and to steer clear of relationships/friendships that were not meant for me. It required work on my part but this time when I accepted God’s way and abandoned my own I would never be alone.

Little did I know once I made the decision to accept God’s plan a continuous need for God would grow. I went from calling on God in only hard times to needing Him everyday, in every decision and in every area of my life. The more I depended on God the more He taught me. I learned to trust Him always, come to Him first not as a last resort and keep Him at the head of my life. God has increased me in amazing ways that cannot be explained. He has held a firm grip on me not letting me fall when life gets hard and making lemonade out of very sour lemons. I have learned how to be happy 99 percent of the time and when weapons form that 1 percent of the time to have faith they won’t prosper. I don’t sweat the small stuff and I am open to instant changes because life is always changing. I continue to accept God’s plan for my life over and over again! I say that because we ask God for things all the time but when He gives them to us in a way that we didn’t think could have happened sometimes we can overlook the blessing just because it didn’t happen the way we may have thought it would.

When we accept God’s plan and depend on him, solely on Him for all things we allow Him to bless us in the best way possible or impossible. The way God does things in and throughout our lives we don’t have the capacity to think that up! We can’t even imagine it! God is so big and so loving! He has our best interest, He protects us, He looks out for us, He is loyal to us and most of all He loves us more than any human can!

If you are having a hard time figuring this thing called Life out just hook up with God. He is the best friend and family you could ever have! He knows all and He is all the help you need! His word says “Everything We Need Is In Him.” With God you can’t lose, you may get down but He won’t let you fall and your life will never be boring! But filled up with the great adventure God has created just for you!

Try Him Y’all! He Will Teach You How To Go With The Flow Of Life! Increasing You Every Step Of The Way!

Happy Sunday! ❤️

XOXO,

JB

Seeing Myself The Way God Sees Me!

On my spiritual journey just like others I have experienced challenging times. This Faith Life  is not always easy but it’s always worth it. I’m going to share a personal journal entry from my time with God, I hope to encourage my readers as I open My Heart, thoughts and prayers.

Often times we can get so caught up in life that we begin to see ourselves through our own eyes. Many choices we have made that has increased our lives we needed God’s help. God is always there to lead and guide us and do things within and through us. When life becomes overwhelming we can lose sight of the Big Picture and begin to doubt ourselves, our gifts and talents because we are looking at what we can do through our own strength. Through the difficult time I recently experienced I had to remind myself of the way that God sees me, His purpose for my life and all that He has called me to do. God reminded me that it is not through my own strength that I have gotten this far on my journey but everything is through Him. He is my Source, the Truth, the Life and the only way I will fulfill my purpose is to Trust Him.

Journal Entry: February 14th 2018

As I search my heart today and everyday, I constantly make a choice to trust in God. Everything is not perfect but it is moving forward. I am choosing to look forward and enjoy each day as best as I can and to let past things pass away. I am also choosing to have an open heart, and no matter what I am choosing to Forgive, Let Go and Walk in Love.

Prayer: I thank you Lord for giving me the strength to move forward on this spiritual, emotional and mental Journey you have set me upon. In every trial there is a lesson, with every difficulty I am faced with choices and I always choose the choice that line up with your word. At times I get annoyed, emotionally disturbed and frustrated with situations and people. But I always come back to my foundation in you! I remember the Bigger Picture and the bright future you have planned for me! I know you know best and provide me with everything I need and want. I thank you for helping me, understanding me and giving me peace so that you can continue your work in me until the day it is finished. This journey so far has been beautiful, exciting and sometimes difficult. But I know it is definitely worth it and I’m glad you chose me!  As long as you keep choosing me and pursuing me (which I know He always will) I will always keep choosing you! Thank you for filling in the gaps because of you I am whole! Amen!

Scripture:” Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7

I hope you will be encouraged today! Remember it is not by your own strength that you will live out your purpose is it by God’s power within you!

Happy Monday! ❤

XOXO,

JB

I’d Rather Be….

Have you ever taken the time to let your mind wander, or set aside some time to just think? I often find myself allowing my mind to drift when I’m alone and it’s quiet I think of my future.

Sometimes I wonder if given a time machine what things I would go back and change? I think about things I would rather be doing, and if I did change some things would I be in the same place in life that I am now? Would I have done more, seen more and achieved more? When I ask myself these questions I know I’m not alone in wondering where I’d rather be.

On my life’s journey so far I have learned and observed we spend a lot of time wondering what could have been? Allowing our past experiences to take a seat in our present lives. In order to move forward and have the future God has planned for us, we must first move out of the past. Moving out of the past doesn’t mean you have to forget it. I definitely have had past experiences that have helped to shape me into the woman I am today. (And not to toot my own horn but I turned out pretty great). Remembering some of my past reaffirms how far I have come while not repeating my past mistakes. We shouldn’t let our past make present and future decisions in our lives.

Some ways to not allow your past to interfere with your present and future are as follows:

*Always Forgive*

No matter who it is or what was done forgive them, forgive it. Remember forgiveness is always for you and not for the person or act you are forgiving.

*Let Go*

After you have forgiven just let it go! You will feel free of the tension and heaviness that comes with holding on to a wrongdoing or negativity.

*Trust God*

Trusting people is so hard! So therefore put all of your trust in God! He will guard your heart so you don’t have to. Trust that He will bring the right people and opportunities into your life!

*Walk In Love*

In everything you do, do it with the intention of Love! You can’t control what others do or say but you always have control over yourself, your response, your intentions and your actions. Love is a choice and an action not just a feeling!

So now when wondering where I’d rather be I am just filled with thankfulness! I am thankful that I am not my past, I am not those past hurts and wrong-doings. I am the woman God created me to be! I will not allow past experiences to take a seat in my present life or cause me to make future decisions because of what happened to me back in the day! I will continue to allow my past to be just what it was, an old experience, a memory, a lesson. It is not my future, it is not me! My past or any situation, any person or anything cannot and will not stop me from receiving all God has for me!

Be encouraged today that you are not your past! Your future is brighter than ever and God’s Love flows through you! Therefore you have everything you need to live your best life and to conquer every obstacle! That molehill may seem like a mountain but God has already worked it out for you! I’d rather be living my best life, how about you?

 

Happy Friday! ❤️

XOXO,

JB

 

Negativity Acceptance Vs. Positivity Rejection

 

Why is it acceptable and pretty much normal for people to be negative? Why is being positive out of the norm? When I begin to try and answer these questions I automatically think of what is out there. The negative examples on television, social media, and within people’s lives. Although, this is where I would say I see the most negativity there are also many people on the same platforms that promote positivity. I have noticed from my experiences negativity gets the most attention. I always wondered why that is? Is it because negativity is what people like? Is it because negativity is entertaining? Is it because most people are not satisfied with their own lives that they crave negativity? Many questions enter into my mind when I think of negativity vs. positivity.

It seems as if positivity is not normal, positivity is normally not the first response. Most people first weigh the options of a situation, analyze it, critique it and then maybe they may come up with a positive outcome. But why the process just to be positive or to have a positive response? Why isn’t it automatic? Is being supportive and happy for someone else only caused by first analyzing where you are in life? Can you naturally just be happy for someone else being in a positive space even if you are not? All these questions has my wheels turning, my mind thinking and my fingers typing. Let’s see if I can get to the bottom of this.

We all were younger at one time or another, going about life recklessly, making bad decisions and not thinking before doing. Naturally life experiences teaches us what not to do again so that we hopefully learn, mature and grow. But too often I find that people of  mostly mature ages Dibble and Dabble in negativity and what it brings. Negativity mostly stems from a negative mind frame, the way that we shape our thinking. The way you think  is the way you see the world. If you have a negative mind frame then negative things will manifest in your life. If you have a positive mind frame, positive things will begin to show up in your life.

One of the main things that I have experienced after rededicating my life to God is that first my thinking had to change. I used to think the whole world was against me, that everyone was out to get me and that bad things always seemed to happen to me. And because I thought  this way that is exactly what happened, I was unaware at the time my thinking brought forth negative manifestations/situations and caused me to respond in a negative way. After picking a couple of people’s brains I learned the reasons why negativity seems to be the first response is because of unawareness, immaturity and the lack of positive examples. Sometimes we as people have to see it to believe it. Me personally, I live my life by faith so I believe for things before I see them happen. But many people need to see it for themselves in order to believe positivity will bring forth positive manifestations.

Even though we live in a ever-changing world some people choose year after year to be the same. They never make any changes and continue to do the same things they have been doing expecting different results (which is the definition of insanity), then they question why their life is the way it is. In order to bring change in our own lives we have to change our thinking and our decision making.

Doing something just because everyone else is doing it is not always the best way to go. I personally love to do what everyone else isn’t doing. I like to stand out, be the unique person that God has made me to be and choose to live my best life. I also do not care what other people think of me, I know what God says about me and that is final. I do not require validation from others. I feel this way because of the boldness and confidence that God has instilled in me. I know who I am in Him and what my purpose in life is. I know because I trust God and have rededicated my life to him that I possess all the tools necessary to control my response to negativity. Shunning negativity does not start with judging others it starts with me! Choosing to make the right decisions, having the right thinking and choosing to not allow any obstacles in my path to knock me off the course God has created just for me.

The next time you are faced with negativity Choose to be positive! Choose to respond in a positive way or to not respond at all! Choose to be who God created you to be! Choose to live in your purpose! Choose to live your best life! Choose to be unapologetically you! Practicing Positivity will manifest a Positive life!

Happy Friday! ❤️

Who Is God….Really!?!

Different people that come from different backgrounds and experiences have all come to God or turned away from God in their own way. Through my personal life’s journey I’ve found that some people may know God but can have some misconceptions about who God really is. Some see Him as something you can depend on, a constant and everything you need to live your best life. Others can see Him as a judge, someone who sits on a throne, waits for you to make a mistake and instantly send punishment your way. I will share Who God Really Is in my life.

Who is God…Really? I don’t know who He is to you but to me God is everything! Literally Everything! I could not live the life I live now without God. Trust me I tried it once and it was awful. I couldn’t win for losing, my mind was never clear, I was stressed, always trying to be a step ahead but in actuality I was 10 steps behind. I couldn’t figure out why bad things would happen to me. I was kind and helpful, I was a good person. Why couldn’t I get it together? It was because I had not fully dedicated myself to God.

After I figured that out, which I wish I would have done earlier I not only dedicated my life to God but He gave me something. A lot of somethings to help me become the woman He created me to be. Most of our lives we are searching and trying to figure out who we are and what our purpose on this Earth is. Well, I know someone who has those answers God!

I always had some sense of God because of the way I grew up. My mother made it mandatory that her children attend church. So I always knew of God and knew how to pray and go to Him when I needed. But it was not until I dedicated my life to Him as an adult that I fully experienced and came to understand who God really is. Even in some church experiences preachers can have misconceptions about God. They will tell you God is so powerful, which He is and all that He did in the Old Testament to punish those who didn’t obey Him. And those stories can pretty much scare the crap out of you. What I have learned and what is the most important and most powerful thing about God is His Love! His Love for us, and what He did to make sure we always have a way back to Him!

I know this may sound cliche’ but God is Love! You want to know God, know Love! You want to experience true Love, get to know God! God not only changed me into my best self but He also showed me what true Love really is, and in this He showed me Himself! Because of my Love experience with God, my fear of Him is reverence for Him not actual being afraid of Him because of His power. My relationship with God is like a Best Friend and Parent/Child Relationship all in one. I can go to Him for anything, I can express myself with Him freely and if it is something I am need or want  He provides it for me! Because of God I cannot be fooled by deceitful people or by the devil himself. I know that everything I need is in God! And to honor His love He shows me everyday I continue to keep Him at the forefront of my life and include Him in everything that I do!

God is Love! God is Everything You Need! God Knows All! God is Life! This is Who God Really Is!

 

Happy Monday! ❤️

XOXO,

JB

Walking In Your God Given Purpose With Confidence!

 

In order to gain Confidence and boldly live out your purpose for God you must first know who God created you to be. Once you understand and accept your God given Identity then you can begin to fully live out your life’s purpose.

As we all have experienced at one time or another, nothing worth having comes easy. There are obstacles, difficulty and temptation constantly working against us. So of course in order to stay on your path and stand firm you have to not only know who you are but also what your God given purpose is. In order to find this out you simply ask God.

In this life it seems that we always have questions, “Why Me?, Why now? Now What?” Having questions is definitely natural and it is always okay to ask God for clarification. It’s the only way to be sure you are headed in the right direction. I always say and practice that I consult with God before making any decisions. That includes big decisions such as, “what career am I supposed to be in?” as well as the smallest decision like “where should I go to eat today?” It may sound strange to some people but this way I am sure I never stray off the path God has for me.

The main thing that also ensures I’m living out my life’s purpose is my prayer life. Prayer is not only a way to ask God for things but also to connect with Him. Being connected with God is essential to confidently walking in your purpose. Remember God knows all so He will never lead you wrong!

Once you know who you are, what your purpose is and have a connection with God, you have all you need now and forever to walk boldly and with confidence in the purpose and life God has designed just for you! Stand firm, trust God and never give up!

Happy Sunday! ❤️

XOXO,

JB

God’s Love Is Everything!

The way God Loves is very different from how we as humans love. God’s Love doesn’t come with stipulations or conditions. God’s Love goes on forever and never gives up. God’s Love waits patiently on us to come to Him and live the life He has designed just for us. God’s Love doesn’t judge our personalities and characteristics. God’s Love is the best kind of Love that anyone can receive. God’s Love is the only Love of it’s kind, the original and true meaning of what Love truly is.

When you think of all the goals you have in life I guarantee for most people finding true Love is on that list. Love is what we feel can make us complete, fill the void in our lives and bring our lives full circle. If you have everything but you don’t have Love then you ultimately have nothing. Have you ever wondered why Love is considered having everything? Why is it that our lives always feels as if something is missing if we don’t have Love? Often times we go about searching for Love in all the wrong ways. We hope that one day we will meet the one person in this world who understands us, completes our sentences and can see us for who we are. We look for this Love from another human, a man or a woman. That one person who will give us the Love we see in romantic movies, the person who will make us feel like a Disney Princess or Prince. This Love does exist but not in the way we imagine. For any human to be able to give this kind of Love they must first experience the Love of God!

God has personally shown me what Love truly is, I mean come on He created it. When I once upon a time struggled with feeling unloved by people God showed me that what others had shown me was not true Love. Only God’s Love can do all the things we think Love is. God may not like something I do but He never takes His love away! He is always there for me when I need Him, He answers my prayers and my questions, He provides what I need and want! God’s Love is truly everything! When God says “All we need is in Him” it is so true! Even if I am not feeling myself I can go to God and He reminds of who I am! My identity comes from Him! I know that if I had not experienced God’s Love I would not be able to truly Love someone else. Because Of the Love God has shown me, every void has been filled, every area of my life has lined up with what He has promised. God’s Love Is Everything!

Not only did God show me what Love is but He also fine tuned me so that my heart is pure and open. This is the only way to receive God’s Love and everything that comes with it. This is also the only way to be able to give true Love to others! You cannot say you truly Love someone else until you have experienced Love yourself! If you haven’t already received God’s Love just go to Him sincerely and He will give it to you! You do not have to be perfect, or earn it, He already Loves you, you just have to receive it!

Happy Friday! 🙂

XOXO,

JB

New Place, New Level: Everybody Can’t Come

When God increases you and brings you to a New Place it is very common to experience changes in every area of your life. As humans we naturally see change as scary or something unfamiliar but in fact the changes that God brings are the best changes for our lives and propels us further into fulfilling our life’s purpose.

I’ve had this very conversation with one of my cousins and she so profoundly​ said sometimes we pass up others that may have had a part in our lives. These people may have been titled as “friends” or someone you may consider close to you. You may realize as you move forward with God these relationships begin to change or become stale. My cousin also said “I don’t feel any kind of way about those whom I’ve left behind.” When she said that it got me to thinking specifically about my journey and how God told me once I surrendered my entire life to His plan that everybody can’t come!

When God increases you He gives you everything you need to prepare you for your New Place! Some relationships are temporary and may not be meant to extend to where you are going. It’s okay to move forward and allow those relationships that seem to all of a sudden dwindle out stay out. Sometimes this is hard for me for I’ve had very many people call me “friend” but not many be a true friend to me. So I’ll still check in every now and then with “friends” and try to plan a time to spend time with them, but I’ve finally realized Everybody Can’t Come!

God will supply all Divine Connections​! I should not try to keep up relationships that were only meant for seasonal purposes, I’m on my journey and living out my purpose, those that are supposed to be in my life will be! I trust God with every area of my life and I will trust Him to bring forth the Divine Relationships that are meant. Those that are not, well I’m in a New Place and I don’t feel any kind of way about it!

Be conscious of who you decide to spend your time with. Ask yourself is this person living out their purpose? Am I trying to hold on to a relationship that is naturally dwindling away? Know that God knows best and when you allow Him to lead you. He will only lead you down the best path that contains the Divine Connections you need!

Now you can step into your New Place with confidence! Be bold and continue to live the life God has purposed you to live!

 

Happy Hump Day!  🙂

XOXO

JB

 

 

The Favor Of God Taking You To New Places!

There is absolutely nothing like the Favor Of God! God’s Favor in our lives allows us to surpass and exceed our life’s goals and fulfill our life’s purpose! When things align in your life to meet exactly what God’s word says know that it is the Favor Of God! The awesome thing about God is He freely gives us what we need to live our best lives. Not only does He provide us with the tools to master this life but also He gives us what we desire!

When in a partnership with God we should take nothing for granted, not a delay, trial, tribulation or event. Although God does not cause us grief, hurt or pain when events that cause negative feelings arise He has the solution to every problem! God loves us so much that He chases after us! That’s right! God wants you to live for Him and wants to help you to live your best life! Its not because of how good of a person you may be or because the universe is in your favor it is because of God’s love that He extends His supernatural Favor into every area of our lives!

Before I rededicated my life to God I used to think that everything bad or negative happened to me. I constantly would ask God “Why?” I often wondered how life could almost never be in my Favor and what did I do that horrible things always seemed to come my way. I often reflected on the good I had done, how nice I had been to others, how I had helped out friends and family but only received hurt, pain and anguish in return. I obviously had the wrong type of thinking back then, I thought my life should have given me good results because of how good of a person I was but little did I know it did not work that way!

It was only when I began to take my relationship with God seriously, made the choice to receive His love and  yield to His ways that I begin to understand what life was really about. I was on my own plan therefore I was lost but with God He showed me exactly what to do, where to go and had given me His Favor and grace to do all He planned for me! Sometimes we don’t understand things, we have questions and get lost in our own plans but God is right there all along watching and waiting for us to come to Him! Some places in life we will not be able to reach without God’s Favor! The way God does things is in an excellent order that we could only try to imagine. When God thinks of what He has planned for us and our lives it is on a larger scale, for a greater purpose and carries a greater meaning! God’s thinking is bigger than ours! He knows ALL!

God is Limitless and when we trust Him to help us live our best lives we are Limitless!! Isn’t that awesome!?! I know for a fact there were some decisions I couldn’t have made without God’s help, places in my career and personal life that I would not have been able to do on my own. But God’s Favor is on my life! Everything I set my hands to do prospers! Every desire of my heart God is fulfilling! I mean He is the best partner to have! I hold my relationship with God to the highest regard and continue to keep Him first in my life! I know without His Favor I would not be where I am today!

Everything begins and ends with God! I must say His word is true and everything I need and desire is in Him! Because of God’s Favor I am a confident woman, living her dreams! Literally, my dreams are coming true right in front of my eyes! I am amazed at how God has presented opportunities to me, allowed me get to places that exceed my education and experience all while making divine connections with others! I know His Favor has protected me, helped me, saved me and led me to be living the Divine Life! Literally Faith To Divine Life! Do not underestimate what God has created you to do! His Favor will get you to places you did not even know you were supposed to be! Trust Him!

Like I always say if you don’t believe me, then try Him for yourself! I guarantee you will be amazed!

Happy Thursday! 🙂

XOXO,

JB

 

 

Moving Forward With God!

While on the journey to Divine Life you will always experience increase. God increases our lives to different levels, each level being higher than the previous one. Once a new level is reached some things and people may stay on their current level while you are Moving Forward! Recognize that some people, things, characteristics and situations are meant to be in your life for only a season. Everything is not meant to be in your life forever, just like you may be rising to a new level some things and people are not meant to come with you.

With increase comes growth and wisdom. When God increases you He brings you to a new place in which you haven’t been before, a place where you are a better version of yourself. In this new place you do things differently, think differently and expect different results. All of our old habits, old friends and traditions may change. When this happens don’t spend too much time thinking about why these things have changed just embrace it and be grateful.

Everything God does is for a reason. Don’t take for granted how God is protecting you and leading you to what He has for you. Of course bad things do not come from God but if a situation occurs that you consider bad God will always make it work out in your favor. When I think about the relationships I’ve had with people and how they have changed I’m thankful! Everyone is not on God’s plan or seeking God’s best for their lives. Those that are on their own plans leading and guiding themselves will be separated from those of us who have accepted God’s plan for our lives. Being an example in the earth of all the awesome things God can do will attract some and deter others. Just know those whom are meant to be in your life at appointed times will be.

After you’ve accepted that the concept of increase sometimes means leaving others behind don’t feel bad about the journey God has set you on. Great things and people will come into your life and you can take comfort in knowing those things and people were sent by God. It will be very easy to recognize that which doesn’t belong. I always remind myself of that because we can easily develop a long term attachment for those who are only seasonal. As we continue to put God first and at the center of every area in our lives He will always reveal to us new things, new people, new places and new levels. No one can Move Forward always looking back over their shoulder. Don’t allow your past to affect your future!


Happy Monday! ❤️

XOXO

JB