Just for Today: Reality Check

Just For Today

Today while talking on the phone to my mother, I was explaining to her how I wanted to purchase another car due to the other one giving me such a headache. Here I am scrolling looking at the best cars that meet all my requirements and then if you are like me when browsing on the internet you start out looking at one thing and then it turns into looking at other material items (the struggle). Well, while doing so I received a reality check text, we all get those forwards that we never forward well, it was one of those. I usually don’t read them, but today I did.

It was explaining how so many missionaries were going to be killed and so many churches were bombed, being a Christian woman this really bothers me. I know I am in a different part of the world and we have different privileges in the U.S. but that doesn’t make me any better. Here I am thinking about the next car I want to purchase and buying a home, and they are getting ready to take their last breath due to their beliefs. Many people take life for granted because the chaos is not around them or it doesn’t hit close to home. Reality check! The chaos is here it’s just in different forms and it is showing itself every day.

I write this JUST FOR TODAY because sometimes life moves fast and we lose sight of the important things. By important, I mean the purpose when the blessings keep coming in don’t let the purpose linger to the side. Stay focused and refreshed because one day the world could be passing around a forward about your city.

Be Blessed

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Just For Today: Dreams Take Time

The past few weeks, I’ve allowed myself to pile my mind up with so many ideas that I was beginning to lose myself in all the clutter. I want to do this… I want to do that… my mind was non-stop with wonderful ideas. I began to feel this feeling of uneasiness and overwhelm so I had to take a few steps back and look at my mindset and start to communicate more with God. I began to talk out loud saying ” God, this can’t be right I’m feeling overwhelmed and way too anxious”. The answered I got back was an eye opener for me ” Just because you are following me, doesn’t make you superwoman”. Why would I think I could take on so many things at once. Now I know.

Dreams take time and they can only be accomplished one day at a time. There’s no need to try and pack all your dreams into a month or year. As long as you are making progress each and every day you are one day closer. Sometimes we just have to take in the learning process and enjoy the journey, because if we are piling our plates with too much stuff we might miss a value lesson or a blessing.

I say this to encourage anyone who is on a journey to fulfilling their dreams and are feeling overwhelmed never be afraid to go back to the basic and center your focus. When your mind is focused beautiful things are birthed, so take one step at a time. Gather a few goals and complete those before moving to the next. Beautiful things take time to blossom and as long as you continue to nurture it, it will continue to grow.

—-Just For Today—

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Meditation: I, Forgive Myself

I, Forgive Myself

Many of us are always forgiving others for what they do but we end up neglecting one person that needs the most forgiving yourself.  We carry life’s scars and battles on our shoulders and never notice how much they weigh us down until we are stressed out and ready to tap out. Some believe they have forgiven themselves but yet they still talk negatively to themselves. Negative talk holds us back and causes us to be bound. God said he forgives you and forgets it so why don’t we do the same also? I get that this world is harsh and it will constantly bring up your past as a reminder of who you were, how you were and what you did but one thing it can’t control is your future. I, Forgive Myself

God holds your future and there is so much to gain from releasing all the baggage that continues to hold you back. You can’t go back to change what happened, but you can start the healing process now. Each of us has a testimony to tell and a life story to share that can help the next person going through a similar situation. Your past is someone’s present, forgive yourself today and allow your healing process to begin.

How can I work on forgiving myself:

 

  1. Remember: You can’t change the Past– We can’t re-do our past but we can re-create a new journey, it’s our life we made mistakes and things happened that we couldn’t control. We are still our own director we have the power to change it and control what happens now.
  2. Love who you are now– Sometimes we find it hard to love ourselves at this moment because the past is still lingering on us. You may not be where you want to be yet, but love who and where you are today.
  3. Fill your life with positive energy-  Learn to get rid of the negative self-talk, put post-its all over your house of positive affirmations. Fill your squad circle with positive people, go positive places and continue to do positive things that bring love and joy into your life.

 

What positive things have you done to overcome something?

 

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Meditation of the Week

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 COR 10:13

This week I found it hard to post, I was busy with work and by the time I came home I was dog tired.Even when I woke in the morning I was still so fatigued, I was tempted to just give up because I couldn’t seem to find time to write.

Some of you may be tempted to give up your dreams because other things are becoming overwhelming and your dream doesn’t look as bright as it use too. God always makes a way of escape if he has given you the mind to start your dream, he will give you the mind to finish it. He knows your limits and what you can handle, you are strong! We just have to set aside a few things weighing us down.

Unfortunately, I can’t lay aside my job because I want to write but he does give me strength and the mindset to avoid other temptations and prioritize my weeks. He wouldn’t keep my mind full of ideas if he didn’t provide me with the right tools. He wouldn’t place a marvelous idea in your head if he knew it wouldn’t manifest. All God is doing is raising the bar because he knows your potential, sometimes the biggest accomplishments blossom under pressure.

This week know that your dreams will manifest in due time, keep working hard at it and stay positive. Great things arise in positive atmospheres.

 

Have A Great Week!

Shawna

Meditation of the Week

Achieving Stability & Productivity

I want to brush on psalm 1:3  this week because it’s something that we all can use to continue to grow. Now in psalm 1:3 it talks about a tree that’s planted, so this means this tree started out as a seed, developed roots and began to blossom into a tree that later on became fruitful. Now this tree couldn’t grow without the proper necessities it needed water to maintain it’s growth which was provided by the river.  

This tree was special to me because the water never ran dry, it had a constant flow of water because it was so close to the supplier.  The tree became stronger every day and produced fruit that was heaven sent. For us to achieve this stability and productivity just like this tree we must stay close to our supplier. We can’t stray too far from it or our fruitfulness will begin to wither away. God is our connection to becoming stable, and once we become stable we will begin to see things prosper. The day you were born God planted a seed in you, he is just waiting for you to find your way to stability so he can begin a mighty work in you. 

Brush up on your word daily ( continue to water your tree), do what you know to do to stay close to him and watch your tree grow. The Bible says “whatever he/she does shall prosper”.

Blessings

Shawna

Mediatation of the Week

Leave a Print

There is always someone in the world that needs to be inspired, encouraged or helped in other ways. So, that means a job in this field will always be open. The reasons we go through things in life and make it through are not just for the up building of our faith but for others as well. So when we are blessed we try to be blessings to others. I don’t know your calling but you do, and with that calling change the world. Become great at what you do and put forth all your blood, sweat, and tears into it.

When you leave this earth and everytime someone mentions your name, they should smile and have a good report.They should be able to keep your legacy alive because God saw fit to give you a gift that would change minds, hearts, and souls of many. Reach deep down into your inner self, find what you love and blossom.

As you go through this week think on this:

Are you doing something that is going to leave a special print in the lives of many people?

Always Shawna

Meditation of the Week

Is Your Purpose Aligned with Your Destination

Each of us is given a purpose to fulfill in this world. None of us have the same talent because we were all made differently. We may have the same goals, but our purpose in life is assigned differently to each and every one of us. God had a purpose when he created each of us, he put all his heart and soul to little us to bring back something special. destination-2Sometimes it takes a while to find what our purpose in life is with all the detours we journey on, but deep down within our hearts crave something more. Something that we can pour our hearts into, something that we can give our all too, something that’s going to make us feel so exciting that it’s going to overflow and you just can’t keep it to yourself.

That’s when you know your purpose is about to create your destiny. Everything will start to fall in place when you are on the right track. Doors that you thought were closed will now become open because you are now walking in your purpose to your destination. There is always a reason why God gave you a certain purpose, it’s because he believes you can do it. He knows your future and he knows what you are able to do, he wants to see you reach your destination but first, you must fulfill your purpose.

XOXO

Shawna

Meditation of the Week

Worry-LESS

Every day when we rise there is always something that needs to be done. You know that one thing you were thinking about all night long while you laid down in bed. You were thinking how would I pay my bill, how am I going to get to work. We ask ourselves so many how questions that we don’t even notice that we start to worry all day long. Worrying leads to stress and stress leads to sickness. We never think stress can go that far but it will, your mind doesn’t get a break and it is constantly speeding until it gets burnt out.

This week I challenge you to cast all your cares upon God, he already knows everything that you need before you even think of it. All you need is faith that’s the size of a mustard seed, right? So, go ahead plant a seed and watch God work for you this week. Just know God will provide your needs right on time.

Stay Blessed,

Always Shawna

Meditation of the Week

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This week’s meditation word is JOY; a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

The Joy of the Lord is my strength and my help. Rest in the Joy of the Lord this week

J- Just

O- Open

Y- Your Heart

Know you are Loved!

Stay Blessed,

Always Shawna

Meditation of the Week

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STOP! Just Breathe

It might sound easy to do but it really isn’t, time consumes us and we forget to stop to take in the fresh air. Everyone is busy with their jobs, business, family and etc that we lose ourselves sometimes. If you are anything like me even when you go to bed your mind continues to wonder and we don’t get much sleep. Having time to yourself each day is very important, it allows you to take in some fresh air and clear your mind for a few minutes each day.

This week try taking the time to stop and take in some fresh air by; drinking your morning coffee outside on the patio, taking a short walk, reading your bible outside while the birds sing, yoga on the grass or whatever you do to ease your mind and just take in some good old Vitamin D.

Life can get crazy, don’t let the stress build. Stop and breathe when you get the chance.

Stop and breathe when you get the chance.

Blessings this week

xoxo, Shawna