Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Enough is Enough

How many times do you find yourself feeling 'stuck' in the same situation but with different events?  You know, when you 'stay in' a situation for whatever strange reason- and you do come up with strange reasons. You stay in a bad relationship because you don't want to be alone - your worth. You hang out with people who allow your codependency because you need to feel better about yourself - your worth.  You hold on to depressive or toxic relationships with people, places, or things because you have believed the lie that longevity is good.  You know, your bank sucks and has no thought about you, yet you love the fact that your checks have larger numbers on them. You stay at a church where you are not fed, all because of its supposed influence, yet no one considers your spiritual needs. You allow toxic people in your personal life - you are afraid of being alone, so you take all kinds of junk, abuse.

You don't have to do it. You do not have to stay in the mess you are in.  You can say 'no'.  You can walk out, walk away, close the door, you can breathe.  How? First you make the decision that enough is enough. When you are clear, then lament the wasted time in order to let it go. As you are releasing release hate, unforgiveness, bitterness. You must do that. You cannot carry the same junk. This is a new day.  Allow Holy Spirit to guide you into the truth an away from the lies that have bound you.

Go ahead- the first move is on you. enough for now.

Monday, January 26, 2015

See the More of you

In Smithsonian.com there is an amazing picture by photographer Alex Cornell of an iceberg that had flipped over.  I tried to send it but it is not working. I suggest that you see the photograph- to behold the beauty, the wonder of what the iceberg holds. 

Why look for it? Because we miss so much by seeing only the outside, the external of others and of ourselves. We miss who we really are, we miss our image as created by God.  We have allowed so much to misshape us that our beauty is many times hidden, from even us. 

As you view the photograph examine what you see. Then find a photograph of you, and examine what you see.  You are indeed a marvelously made person created for so much more that what you know.  Let's examine life together, to see more of what God has for you. See the more of you.  Enjoy your journey. enough for now.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Who are You?

I have been considering many things as I listen to the hurts of others. One major concern.  The problem of losing self.  Too many have become what others want.  You have lost who you are.  You have strayed from what designed for you.  It is time to recover, recapture you.  It will not be easy- but it can be done.  It is who you really are. You have a choice.  Be who God created or be who mankind dictated.  I'll walk with you.  Your choice. You begin by watching what God is doing.  Start there. enough for now.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Go Ahead

I am tired of hearing about making resolutions that you cannot or do not keep.  I encourage you to do one thing- watch what God is doing.  Do it one day at a time.  The more you watch, the more you will want to see.  The more you see, the more you will inquire of Him.  The more you inquire of Him, the more you will learn to lean on Him.  The more you lean on Him, the more you will trust.  The more you trust- whooo wheeee!  Look out!  The sky is the limit.  Bounds will be broken.  Lies will be revealed and crushed.  Your journey will become more purposeful. All because you learned to watch what God is doing. Oh yes, try it. You see, this encompasses your whole life. Go ahead. enough for now.

Friday, January 2, 2015

The New Year

Welcome to the New Year. Welcome to a new day.  Welcome to a new season. Start today with letting go: Let go of clutter in your life; you know, the stuff you have kept in your closet, in your house, in your life.  Let go of the things that make you sick- the toxic things in your life-the person, place, or thing.  Let go of the clutter in your heart - the remaining lies you have believed, the unforgiveness, the bitterness, those things that have done you more harm than good. Let go of 'lost direction'. You know, the things that caused you to run off in rabbit trails to nowhere. Let it go!

Now take on, you can because you have room. Get direction; you see, your direction and the direction of others for you has caused you to miss what God has for you. They don't know. They can't follow their own direction, how can they tell you?  How can you find direction?  Glad you asked.  Watch what Holy Spirit is doing in your life. Follow Holy Spirit's guide. Walk in love for self and for others.  It is that 'loving one another' that changes hearts, that guides you in obedience to God. When you lose direction, ask 'which way'? Oh Holy Spirit will guide you, (Won't He do it?) that is a promise to you.

Breathe. Your very breath is a gift.  Live in the fullness of the life God gave you, not in the crappiness from the gifts of the world. You are so loved by God that you can indeed live and love.  Take care of yourself, your mind, your heart, your body, your soul.  Welcome to a new season.  Now go live and love. enough for now.