God’s Perspective

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As we sit and watch things spinning around us, our lives, our businesses and our world we live in we can often wonder what is going on. We may ask why is this happening or even now what? You may find yourself freaking out or experiencing fear around things.

 

These are the times in our life where we need to stop, breathe and pray!

 

One of the biggest lessons I have learned in life is my perspective is far different in many cases than what the Lord sees.

The best example, we see life like a parade marching in front of us, while God sees it from the aerial perspective. God is above and He sees the beginning, middle and end of it all. He knows what has happened, what is happening and what is yet to come. Once we understand that and TRUST the Lord life takes on a who new perspective!

 

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV

As women of God, we need to find ourselves on our knees seeking God’s  perspective not the world’s views. We need to be the example and the light in times of turmoil and unrest in our world around us. You see if we KNOW Jesus we KNOW HE alone has it under control, HE is watching this “parade” from the aerial perspective and HE knows what is going to happen as HE guides it into place.

How are you responding to what is happening around you and in this world? Are you the light in a dark, dark place? Are you the salt to flavor the situation?

This year we have experienced an election like no other in history, we have seen so much hate and meanness happening around us (and some participating it in as well.) It is time precious woman of God to seek GOD not participate in what is happening. It is TIME precious woman of God for you to stand in boldness for what the Bible has to say, for what GOD has to say. Much will be changing in this country as we know it, we need to be praying for the changes coming and for that wisdom to lead to be given to Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence.

Time for us as women of God to set the example and not participate in the non-sense that is happening in the media and on social media because it went the way it did. It is time for us to be seeking God for HIS truth and direction, this was God’s plan from the beginning or it would not have happened. God is still in control!

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:4 NKJV

Will you humble yourself and pray?

Defining your value

Beautiful Girl reading her Bible by the sea

I have heard so many times women complaining about their value.

They say they are not enough, they don’t have enough, and in some cases actually speak the words I am of no value.

This breaks my heart, yes I have been there too. However, when we dig into what the bible has to say about us, we will find we are being deceived by the enemy and the world on a daily basis.

 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”
Jeremiah 1:5

 

Before we existed God knew us, He knew who we would be, what we would do and more!

In life we define things of value based on who or where they are made. So why then do we not base our value on the same thing for ourselves?

If we are made by God, created by God…then would we not be of great value? I do not believe God makes mistakes, do you?

 

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

How precious are your thoughts about me,O God.
They cannot be numbered!

I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!

Psalm 139:13-18 NLT

 

My dear friend, you are of great value because you are the daughter of the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, of our loving Father in heaven! It is time that we as women of God grab onto and own the truth that God has given us about who we are in Christ Jesus! We need to stop allowing the world, media and the crazy monkey chatter in our heads to tell us anything else.

You have been fearfully and wonderfully created in the image of Christ! Are you ready to change that conversation in your mind to embrace who God has made you to be? Are you ready to Thrive as a woman of God? Grab your copy (digital or spiral bound) of “Time to Thrive 30 Day Journal” and start the processing of changing the conversation in your heart and mind today!

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Bold, Brave, Beautiful

Cheerful businesswoman holding cup of coffee

Do you know as women of God we are called to be Bold, Brave and we are Beautiful?

Say it out loud with me:

I am Bold, Brave and Beautiful!

How did you feel when you said it out loud?

We are told this is who we are to be throughout the Bible. On being bold God says it at least 26 x’s and on being brave He tells us at least 37 x’s. If God says it we need to believe it and own it as His daughter!

So many times we are told by the world the total opposite of all three.

Being Bold:

Know Christ = Confidence

Confidence = Boldness

“…proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus
Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” Acts 28:31

 

Through Jesus Christ we have the confidence to be bold in Him. We let the world tell us otherwise and allow the world to quench that confidence and boldness in Jesus. It is time as women of God to take that back and be bold!

We are told to be in this world not of this world, therefore why would we listen to the view of who we are from the world’s perspective instead of the voice of God?

Time to step in boldness and own who you are in Jesus Christ!

Being Brave:

As women of God we need to be gently reminded we fight our battles through Christ not on our own. Sometimes we forget this and we begin to back away from what the Lord has called you to do.

We know when God calls us into action it may not be the norm or popular, however IF God has called you to move, MOVE! He has you covered in this journey. You see we cannot let those around us decide if we should move when God calls you to move, you have to seek Him and go. The enemy will plant folks in your path to discourage and even attack, you then grab onto Jesus and GO!

 

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13


Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the
LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6


“…Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed;
be strong and of good courage, for thus the LORD
will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”
Joshua 10:25

Being Beautiful:

My dear friend, you are beautiful in Christ. You were created in Him image! Fearfully and wonderfully made!

God does not make mistakes!

The difference is in this world they judge an outer appearance that has been altered or airbrushed to appear beautiful. Isn’t that the way of the world “to appear to be something,” yet in reality they are no different than you or I…except in their heart!

 

“Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair,
wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden
person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and
quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
1 Peter 3:3-4


“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10


“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created
him; male and female He created them.”
Genesis 1:27


“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his
physical stature, because I have refused him.
For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks
at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7

You see we are beautiful in Christ Jesus girls! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

So are you ready to go out and be Bold, Brave and Beautiful?

I want to Thrive!

I hear so many women talk about how they are struggling with their life.

Some are struggling with stress, fatigue, illness while others struggle more on the spiritual levels.

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God designed us to Thrive girls not just survive!

“I made you to thrive like the plants in the field, and you grew, matured and became very beautiful.”
Ezekiel 16:7a

Why do we struggle?

Sometimes our circumstances can derail us from thriving if we are not careful. You see our tendency when a trial or challenge comes our way is to shut down. What God really wants us to do is run to Him with our arms stretched out and allow God to carry us through the circumstances/trials. We just have to stop and remember God has us covered!

One of the easiest ways we can thrive is by spending more time with the Lord.

Ask yourself today, “am I spending time with God each day?”

If we do not have more of God in our life, we cannot thrive!

What do you need to change today so you can thrive as a woman of God?

 


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