Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dust Your Dreams Off

Are there dreams & goals that you've put off? Are there ones that you believe you cannot achieve? These usually consist of the things we continue to come back to in our minds----the things we cannot let go of. The ‘what ifs’ & the ‘maybes’. You know what I’m talking about.


One of the things that life continues to teach me is that it’s never too late to achieve anything that I put my mind to. As long as there is breath in my body, the opportunities exist to step out in faith to work towards my dreams & goals.

Sometimes we get in our own way of taking the steps in the directions that God is calling us to go in. What gets in our way can be anything from fear to doubt to money to you name it, but if it’s something that God is calling us to do, He will equip us to do it. He, of course, knows the purpose He put us each here to accomplish. AND these purposes will all tie back to Him & His will for our lives.
 
So what are the dreams & goals that you’ve put on the ‘back burner’? Just begin…..begin with the first step, which is the hardest one to take, but it will be soooooo worth it as you pursue all that God has in store!


Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Count Blessings

Sometimes, it's easy for us to focus on what we don't have, while ignoring the many blessings that we do have.  Don't ignore all that God has done for you by 'looking over the fence' or seeing if the 'grass is greener' on the other side. 

Our God is blessing us right now at this very moment!!


Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Letting Go...

Letting go….it’s so much easier said than done; however, God will put us in situations & allow circumstances to happen in order for us to do so. These past few years, & even months, have taught me the strength in letting go & letting God. This includes letting go of people, things I believed as true, & even things I perceived about myself. In the midst of this, I have grown so much. I’m not saying that the tests of letting go don’t occur daily, but I can say that I’m able to recognize the tests & pass them more frequently than I used to.

Whatever it is, whoever it is, or wherever you are at this moment, if God is telling you to let it go, lean on His strength & guidance to do so. In releasing it to Him, we have to know that He has so much better in mind.

God’s better is on the way, but He can’t deliver it, if you haven’t given Him a place for it to be delivered to.


Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!!!

Happy New Year!!!  Here we are at the beginning of 2018.  The first page of a 365 page book that we have the blessing to see.  There's so much we can do & experience this year.  Most times, we begin the New Year with resolutions of things we didn't accomplish the previous year, or with resolutions for things we would love to accomplish for new dreams & goals.

Something came to mind when I began to think about the things I have yet to accomplish; whether this is based upon time, life occurrences, or other things, there's a reason for these not happening or being reached.  BUT what if the #1 reason is our own thoughts & mindsets?  In saying this, I was listening to a sermon from T.D. Jakes the other day & he mentioned that although the New Year is upon us, it's not just about it being a New Year, but about us having a new mindset. What's the point in starting a New Year, being excited, but carrying baggage from the past year that does not need to go with us into this new part of our journey?  If we're excited about this New Year, we must also be dedicated to having a new mindset & seeking God through this process like never before; because we all know that the 'little voice' of whatever was hindering us can turn its ugly head!  This is something we do not need to give power and/or energy to!

Every year I choose Anchor Verses to guide me throughout the year; they are verses that I focus on, pray about, & have as reminders to help me along the way. For 2018, I'm including one from 2017 & a new one as well:
  • “Pray without ceasing” -I Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV) 
  • "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us" -Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV)
There are many things that I'm seeking for myself that I know will only come from God; of course, I have to do my part (faith without works is dead -- see James 2:14), continue to spend time with Him, & be open to the lessons that He's putting in my life that allow me to grow & stretch beyond anything I could imagine.

New Year, new mindset!!  Keep the faith & give it over to God.  2018 is the year of new beginnings, resurrection, & regeneration!!  Thank you, Lord!

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

For My Singletons, Pt. 24

For any Singleton who has been asked the question, "Why are you still single?", here's a great response from Devon Franklin!



Sharing this in case you need it!

Until next time.

Blessings,

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Things 2017 Has Taught Me


A friend posed the question, "What has 2017 taught you?"  It's one of the questions where I took some time to reflect & decided upon the top 3 lessons (in no particular order):

  • That I Am Stronger Than I Know: 2017 brought upon many personal challenges that I had to realize, face, & walk through.  It's one thing to think about something, but it's another to acknowledge it, deal with it, & walk the journey to what it entails to grow from it.  These all contain different growing pains, even crying times, & sleeplessness.  However, once I began to pray, release things & people over to God (including myself), the path became lighter & a little easier.  I still have 'my days', but these are becoming less & less.  If there is something you're facing or afraid to face, seek God, pray, & see what He's guiding you to do.  It may not be easy, but the end results are worth it.
  • That God Loves Me Unconditionally: Okay, so this may seem like something that I should already know, but I began to walk in this as well.  Most times, it's easier to say something, but a whole different journey begins when it is taken to heart, soul, & mind.  Once these aligned, I got the chance(s) to open my eyes to God's unconditional love & receiving it completely.  Sometimes, it's something that we say, but must feel too!  May your heart, soul, & mind be open to all that God sees in you, has for you, & is doing in your life!
  • Who My True Peeps Are: When the journey was tough, & the road was hard to see, God showed me who would stand by my side no matter what.  One of the 'funniest' things is that some of the ones who I thought would be there until the end were the ones who faded away & the ones who I didn't know would be there, stood by me, prayed, & were (& are) unconditional. I learned that God gives me continuous blessings in people I didn't initially recognize.  Or if I did recognize them, I did a better job of showing my appreciation to them.  Be sure to be open to who God may bring into your life; your answers may come in the packages you least expect; & for those who are there & have hung in there with you, don't forget to let them know that you love & appreciate them.
2017 was a year of growing pains, but I wouldn't be where I am at this moment without it or them!  However, I can say, that I'm looking forward to 2018 & growing throughout it.

Keep your heart & mind open to God's will for you!  I'm praying for you & your journey.


Until next time.

Blessings,


© Lisi P, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing you, your family, & friends a Merry Christmas & Blessed New Year!!!  Remember, you can't have CHRISTmas without Christ!

Enjoy Christmas & all that it brings, but most importantly, the important things such as faith, love, & hope.


Until next time.

Blessings,




© Lisi P, 2017
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