It is literally 10 am and I have talked to 3 women who are in desperate need for God to Step into a situation in their lives.
Y'all Let's talk about Delayed Hope.
Have you every cried out to God for something? I mean for more than a hour? For weeks, months, years... I have. I am. There are promises that I am standing firm and still believing despite there not even being a glimpse of hope seen by my naked, human, limited eye. That's the thing. We have limited vision.
We can only see what we want to see. We can only see the right now thing that is happening right in front of us. We can't see the behind the scenes where God is working everything out for our Good. He is moving Heaven and Earth to give us the desires of our hearts. He hears our cries. You know How I can say this. ANDREW SHANE. That is my sons name. You see I cried out to God for 6 years for him to give me a child. That is 72 months where I cried because I found out that it was not time yet. God kept his promise to me and gave me my son. He is going to keep His promise to you. Let's all work together to see past our "Right Now" circumstances and start visualizing His promise coming to pass. One thing that has helped me is to focus on other women in my life who are standing on a promise and coming along side them and locking arms and helping them stand tall and firm as wave after wave comes. It gets my focus off of me and puts it on them and what God has for them! Try it!
Hurry up and Wait
If you or a loved one has been in the United States Marine Corps you know that this is a true statement for them. My Husband was in the USMC. It was crazy. They would say we are leaving sometime between now and next Tuesday then we would hurry up and get everything they needed and Tuesday would come and go..... and then there was a Suddenly that interrupted our day to day and he would have to deploy within a hour. Let's take the Marine Corp way of life and apply it to our walk and cries out to God. We pray and pray and "we" try and put a time frame on something. Sometimes its not our time frame sometimes its a legit time frame like my rent is due Wednesday and I am $300 Short. I am going to real talk for a sec. During that time in the USMC that we knew we had before the deadline to leave you read that we would go and get everything we needed so we were ready. Here is where you need to go and get everything you need before that date. Giving up and just going on Vacation with the rest of the rent money you had is not going to help you get anywhere close to what you need. Here me. God is ABLE but He also gave us free will. We have to go and get everything we need to be ready for what He is bringing us. Now about that Suddenly. You are one phone call, one text, one email away from God Blowing your mind with His Favor. Know this today He is able. He is Able. I am praying that you trust God Today!
What in the world do I mean by Delayed Hope. Have you every Hoped and hoped and prayed and Hoped and prayed and hoped and all you end up doing is getting frustrated with the delay? Last year coming home from a work trip I was delayed at the airport. I mean like a 6hour delay. That was CRAZY! But let me tell you about the Woman that I got to meet in the airport and not only hang out with for 6 hours but share Jesus with. My delay was her Salvation. Take a Minute and read that again. My delay was her salvation. You see I still got to my destination. I did miss a big event I was going to go to but I would miss it again and again for that one Woman. What if I would have been angry and just sat and read my book and ignored everyone around me? Gals Let's work on this! Let's work on looking around during our waiting and see what God has for us. Let's look around and see who we can bless and love on! Your Delay could just be someone else's Salvation!!!!!!
*Find you a Verse that is YOUR Verse that you are Standing on and not letting go of. Write it everywhere! Like for reals. On your computer at work. In your car. In your bathroom. In your kitchen. You guys get it!
*Open your eyes to see who God has for you to bless today!
*HE IS ABLE Trust Him on a New Level.
God I pray for the strong woman reading this! I pray that you would remove their blinders and show them someone that they can bless today. I pray that you would give them a vision of what You have for them. I pray that you would help them to Trust you like they have never trusted you. We thank you in advance for the promises that you are working on as I type this blog! You are Able!
In Jesus Name,
Love your Sis
And so it Begins.......
Well here goes Everything! I know the saying is nothing, but I am saying everything because that is how I roll. I am a hundred and ten percent all in! My goal in this blog is to Encourage Women across the globe to Jump in and show up in their lives. So many times we walk around and just let life happen to us instead of getting up every day and decide that we are going to Live on Purpose with Purpose. I want to be your number one cheerleader. I want to help you succeed in anything and everything you put your heart, mind, and soul into! Ok? Well On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!
Lets talk Relationships Y'all!
They are HARD! For Reals! Specifically today I am going to get real, Raw, and honest about Marriage. My husband and I met when I was 12. Yes 12. We have been together for 24 years. Now that you put your calculators down and know how old I am lets talk about what this means. This means that we learned to communicate with each other when we were Pre-Teens. (I need to be able to insert emojis here) Now that my Son is a full on pre-teen I am learning so much more about my relationship with my hubs of 18 years and why communication has been such a huge struggle for us. My son is so emotional and stubborn and thinks he knows everything and would argue with a brick wall about the wall being orange. When in real life it is red. Y'all for real my son is my husbands twin. The hubs and I have fought to communicate better year after year. There has been A LOT of fighting y'all. A LOT. But there has been a lot of learning too. I want to share just one tool we have learned.
We HAVE to fight fair!
For the longest we would fight and fight and get nowhere. Neither one of us could see things from another perspective. Ok truth is we did not choose to even think about the others perspective because we were too caught up in our own views of the situation. Have you ever done that with God? Think about it. We pray and pray and pray and talk to God and we get so mad at Him because we think He is not listening when all along He is listening and showing you the way but you can't get out of "Your View" enough to see/hear what He is doing? No? Me either lol. Well that is what Shane and I have learned to do with each other. We have learned to move past our frustration and view of what is happening and really listen to what the other has to say and how they see it instead of playing the blame game and getting nowhere. OK so don't go thinking WOW they have a perfect marriage. NO BRO! We still fight but we have a code word that takes us from the blame game or frustration point and causes us to take a step back and see the others view/perspective. I would tell you the word but umm no. LOL So I encourage you to open up to your spouse while you are not in a fight and say "Lets talk about how we fight" why not y'all?!?! Let's build Healthy Relationships TOGETHER. One Day at a time. One Choice at a time. One FIGHT at a time. Your Marriage is worth this conversation. Get a Code Word. Start Listening, really Listening. Often, there is a underlying frustration that has nothing to do with the actual thing you are fighting about.
God I pray that you would Bless the Marriage of every woman reading this! I pray that you would begin mending their relationships with their husbands starting TODAY. Starting Right this Second. Help them to learn to fight Fair! -In Jesus Name I pray-Amen
Love your Sis,