Teamwork:Working Together

I had this post about seed sowing written up and ready to go, and as I began to transfer it over onto the computer I got turned into another direction the words “teamwork” just wouldn’t leave me alone. I began to ask God why teamwork, and what is it that you want me to write about.  Well, in 1 Corinthians 3:6 it says ”  I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.

 I immediately fell in love with this scripture because it involved teamwork like the saying goes there is no “I” in “team”. If teamwork makes the dream work, then why lack the possibility of coming together. I began to think of how I use to be always trying to do things on my own when God provides others’ and himself to assist us. Why don’t we use the tools that are handed to us? Is it because our pride gets in the way or is it because we want to get all the praise for ourselves. Well, whatever the case maybe I know for sure two heads are better than one. When two or more people can come together and be effective amazing things will unfold in relationships, businesses and in ministry.  

 We all have a purpose in life and we want to see our purpose fulfilled. If we work hard we can make it, but when we fall who is there to help catch you because let’s face it no one is perfect and we all need help in some area of our life. Even the smartest person in the world needs help to make his/her dream happen. We can’t continue to let ourselves get in the way or it will pull us down and keep us there.

 In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, it reminds us to be helpers to one another, not be helpers to whom you choose. We have to look at things in God’s view and remove our blinders that are hindering us and see things God’s way. Every industry needs a team, every dream needs someone to back them up. So when God send a person your way, don’t turn them away. Pray about it and you never know it may be the support you needed.

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He Fights For You

I was driving home from work a few nights ago and was thinking to myself about how sometimes we may feel like we are getting tugged back and forth. We are getting tossed and torn because it’s a battle going on for us. We could be in a wonderful place in our lives and within seconds get torn down and back into a slump.

Remember when you were a kid and you had this special toy that you really admired. Think how you felt when your older or younger sibling or cousin began to play with it. You would step us against them and begin to play a game of tug of war and you may say “It’s mine or I had it first. I began to wonder if that’s how God feels about us.

God created us in his image, we all were his first since birth. Since we were born in sin it immediately became a game of tug of war. God has this plan to prosper you and not to harm you when satan has the plan to deceive you and destroy you.

There are so many things happening in our lives right now that we are feeling torn and worn out and ready to throw in the towel because of the tugging is greater than we ever imagined it would be. The enemy wants to hold onto you like a leech for as long as he can because if he let’s go he knows what’s at stake. You know those cops that get into blind spots and hurry up and cut off their lights so they can catch you when you least expect it. That’s just like your enemy, he wants to hide in the dark and catch you slipping.

Where there is evil there is good, sorrow there is joy, pain there is a comfort, the enemy there is God and he is fighting for you much more than the enemy is because he knows the plans he has for you, he knows your potential, nothing good can come from evil. He knows that if you surrendered all how much he can do in your life, but he is aware that the enemy is on his job as well. So he tugs even harder because he is jealous for you!

Life’s challenges won’t stop, but God provides you with tools to help you get through them. He wants you all to himself, just like you wanted your favorite toy all to yourself. You are his favorite so if you can feel the tug know that God is fighting for you. He doesn’t want to see you give up, he doesn’t want you to feel alone. He’s saying “I’m right here, my child”. The voice is there, you just have to listen and let him guide you on the right path.

Always Shawna

 

Fear Has No Place

           Fear, You have no place here

Fear is a big overtaker in our lives it destroys our dreams and potentials. It disables us from doing great things in this world that were meant to be. Fear has been with us since little toddlers afraid to see momma or daddy go, afraid to be bold..afraid afraid afraid!

Let me tell you this thing today, the enemy wants to keep you in fear. The devil has a way of doing things backwards because he wants you to keep going backwards.

Devil wants you to have fear which holds you bound and God wants you to be raef which is to excel in everything just by being yourself. Fear spelled backwards is raef, see what I’m saying.

Once you identify the fear slowly try to overcome it, this won’t be easy but it is always worth it. Fear has no place living in you so tell it and its supplier to kick rock. You have the victory!

Always Shawna

Take A Stand: Do You Believe? A Must Watch Movie: I’m Not Ashamed

So last night I was browsing through movies and came across I am not ashamed. I love watching movies while I doze off, but this movie caught my attention I found myself sitting up and wanting a snack because it was that good. I laughed and cried but most of all it made me think.

i-am-not-ashamedThis movie is based on a true story; about a girl named Rachael Joy she went Columbine High School. I related so much to her maybe that’s why it touched me so much. She always knew she loved God, but had trouble expressing it fully and accepting Him with all her heart. As young women, we just want to fit in but something inside us is just different, we try doing what our friends do but inside our, hearts we feel convicted and feel we don’t belong.

In all reality we just want people to see us for who we are and accept us, we don’t want to lose relationships just because we love God. We want to build relationships because we love God. Racheal Joy began to realize how much she needed God and she wanted Him to do great things in her life, most importantly she wanted to be a light for Him. If you feel this way..God wants you too.

She dealt with non-believers, betrayal and more that we all go through as a young teen but she didn’t let it stop her from showing love to people. She kept smiling and helping other teens realize their potential in Christ. Some were upset because she loved God, and that’s normal but will you still stand up for him if they ask?

stencil-instagram-post-2This movie was so powerful it is a must watch movie especially for teens. We all have a calling on our lives we just have to accept it and let God take over.It won’t be easy, but it’s worth it.

Shawna

When Emotions Get The Best of You

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy,[a] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do[b] such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galations 5:16-24

emotionsWhen I was younger I would let my emotions control me. My days were lived angry, frustrated, jealous and always looking over my shoulder. My motto was ” What you do to me, I will do back 10x worse” because I wanted to protect my heart as much as I could from anyone. I was so lost and confused I, needed someone to save me because I didn’t know how to deal with my emotions on my own. Talking to other people helped me learn why I have those emotions and why I always put up a wall but talking with God helped me knock those walls down.

Our parents, grandparents, and others pray for us all the time but it’s not the real deal until you seal the deal with God yourself. You then will begin to see things more clearly and notice the things you use to do now has another door with change floating in the atmosphere. It will show us how we should be expressing our emotions and feelings and have a fruitful spirit and not one of steel. Our flesh wants to run us over and cause chaos in our lives, but we just have to keep letting our light shine where ever we are. Continue to show love, be faithful, have joy.. peace and patience.  Keep your eyes on the prize.

Always Shawna

Storm I said “Peace, Be Still”

Life has its ups and downs so, I know if you are human you will have a few storms in your life. These storms can be small and all the way up to life-threatening storms and we try to handle things all on our own. I’ve been there and found out that trying to handle these storms on my own I start to get weak and burnt out because I am relying on just my physical help. I can try and try but when it is all said and done, I hit a dead end and there is nowhere to run and then I’m all out of answers.

In the bible, the disciples had a situation that needed immediate attention or their lives could have been lost. They were in a storm that was ready to destroy their lives, but they knew a man named Jesus ( a name that’s powerful than any name) they call upon the name of the Lord.peace-be-still He came out and told the storm “Peace Be Still”, and the storm ceased, God said unto them why are you so fearful, do you not have faith? We don’t have to handle our storms by our self, we have to become more like the disciples and call on Jesus.One thing we must have is faith, do not be afraid. Our storms are raging and ready to take us out, but we have something special on our side we just have to utilize Him. We have to be strong and stand firm on God’s word so we are able to stand and tell our storms “Peace Be Still” in Jesus name without fear, but with boldness.

Mark 4:39-40  And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is that ye have no faith?

Our storms may frighten us and the wind may be strong, but continue to stand on God and remember what Jesus says ” Where is your faith?” Stand firm and point out your storms by name and tell them where to go.

Stay Blessed

ALways Shawna

The Shift, do you feel it too?

Hey Beautiful People!!!

People are always quoting “It’s a New Season” people want to see harvest come about from what they have sowed into their lives. People sow into what they want to grow with all their might and faith knowing that one day, month or year that it will come to pass.

There is something so great about 2017. I believe this is the year everything you have been trying to complete for years us about to happen if you are focused. For some reason, I have this feeling of wholeness, like God is just doing new things. For insecurity, anxiety, past issues from years ago, marriages, friendships on and on. We must keep our faith and believe it shall come to pass.

This year is the year where faith should become even stronger. It is really a new season to be blessed. Things are shifting so prepare yourself for good things

Have a blessed Night 🙂

Always, Shawna

Take Time to Enjoy Life

I feel like it’s been such a long time since I have written. So much has happened in the last couple of weeks, I am just now starting to pull myself together. My hospital visit felt like forever, but I’m slowly recovering and I thank God for his many blessings that he has given me.

It is crazy how more important life becomes to you when your life could have ended. You start to cherish things that you were beginning to take advantage of. You enjoy the winds cool breeze, just the little things. I feel like I was losing sight of the simple things in life because I was becoming too busy with the unnecessary things in life. I began to notice I was saying to myself a lot ” It’s time for a vacation alone”. Be careful what you ask for, because I didn’t mean being sick in the hospital alone.

Now I know when my body starts speaking to my mind that I need a vacation alone, it’s time to regroup and become one with myself again. In Luke 5:16 says ” But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. So now I know my body was trying to force myself to get to a lonely place to pray, not that I needed a vacation alone by myself away from people. Just alone to pray to get my strength and help that my body way longing for from God.

Even though it was on sad terms that I ended up in the hospital, I know that my life is always in my Fathers hands. This is not the two weeks vacation I was seeking for but it is turning out into a “Thinkcation” I’m thinking a lot, praying a lot, writing a lot, but most importantly enjoying my family. I know we all have to pay bills and do adult things, but never lose sight on what matters the most in life ” the people who you can’t live without, but most importantly your relationship with God. It makes a big difference.

Always remember to love one another 🙂

Hold on to It

I feel when you are at the tip of your breakthrough and you know for sure it is about to happen you get knock back a few steps. Will you let that waver your faith? Will you let that storm cause you to lose everything you’ve worked for?

Sometimes I think the devil is running right beside us trying to ease up real slick like right next to you then he will trip you so he can win the race. If we keep every blindspot open we can always speed up or slide left or right dodging all of his attempts.

The devil is a sore loser and the games he plays are childish, and he will never put that aside he as one mission only and one mindset. Through it all we must keep our eyes on the prize, the devil is going to do all he can to prevent you from winning . We are already winners you just have to make it known to him. Stay ready and prepared for things he will try to throw your way, always remember the promises of God and study the word of God, because there is no one Greater.

Today you may be going through situations that are trying to waver your faith. Always remember at the end of the day God is still God. No matter the circumstance no matter the outcome keep your faith because he is faithful.

God Bless You💜

Shawna

Rest in Me My Love

You open your eyes after falling asleep maybe 3 hours ago, it’s time for the kids to go to school. You slowly move to get out of bed because your body aches, don’t let the weather be shifting outside or you may wake up stiff too. Your feet hit the floor and you say “Oh God, please help me”.

Most chronic pain sufferers start their day this way, it’s hard to have pain day after day. Having to be a regular on the doctors’ visit list. Having to take pain meds that mostly make you sleep and you miss out on daily living. Having tears drop and you hurry up and wipe them away because you don’t want your family to see the hurt inside.

This morning I, open my eyes and asked God for something encouraging to say to you all today. Something that you can hold on too, He whispered to me”Rest in Me, My Love”. When He said, my love, my heart sank, not just rest in me but, you are His love, the apple of His eye.

God loves us so much, never forget His love is never-failing. May He wrap you in His loving arms.

Blessings and Happy Wednesday 💜

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