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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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

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

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

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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

Dear Younger Me

Dear Shawna,

Tomorrow you will be 30 years old. Happy Birthday! You have been on this earth for 30 years and in that time you have seen and done a lot. Out of everything you have grown. You have many disappointing things happen and hurt people along the way, you had happy moments and times that made you cry. You got a chance to grow up with wonderful parents and brothers and sisters that mean everything to you. Even through you had trying times you still always knew were to run for help, even though you never fully gave in.

You had a big life changing event that happen when you were 18, but even though it caused lots of pain it made you who you are now. It made you faithful just like he was. And made you realize your mother could have passed when she had leukemia but God spared her life, not knowing she would be the parent to watch me grow into I am today.

God always has a plan, you brought into the world to amazing little girls that love God. No matter the age you had them they were still a blessing from God. You are blessed to have their father around to let them see what it is like to have to parents. Everyday isnt like sprinkles and pretty flowers, but you stay faithful.

You developed an illness early in life that caused you to miss out in life, but you only miss out on what you think you have missed out on. As long as you are alive you have the power to do anything you want to do and be all you can be.

As 30 begins live and let God control every minute of your life, dont live in regrets live in possibilities. Never let your past determine your future, dont be afraid to enjoy life and dont be afraid to fall. Always get up and walk in faith

May God Bless you with many more years!

30 year old Shawna! Smooches

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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

Mediate on this Today

Meditate on this today:

Jeremiah 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.

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