Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Where Are Your Energy and Time Being Directed?

There is only so much energy & time that we have in each day; yet, there are those moments where we direct these precious gifts in the wrong direction. Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand that the stressors of work & life exist, but there is only so much we can control.

Lately, many people I know, including myself, have been faced with the things (& people!) that can take our energy & time if we let them. The minutes of the day are ticking by & we’re focused on the people who’ve ‘done us wrong’ or that thing that keeps us up at night. BUT WHY are we giving the power to these people or occurrences that shouldn’t have the power?

How much of our time & energy should we continue to direct to this?? àZERO. Take back your thoughts, your energy, the precious moments that are ticking by that you can’t get back. Focus on the gifts that time & energy present to us! Use these in a positive manner; work on your dreams, spend time with your family & friends, change your perspective to not giving away what God has given you to anything or anyone who doesn’t deserve it.

When you find yourself handing over these gifts, grab them back!! As 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV reminds us:

4For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ

So anything that directs us away from God, is taking us in the wrong direction. Our energy & time should be directed towards Him, peace, & grace.


Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2018

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