Have you ever had the urge to Run away? I’m so not a runner but I have ran away from home. When I was like 10 my cousins and I decided that we had had enough. Our parents were M.E.A.N. We were done with them. So we packed up some food and ran away. My cousins live in the country so we ended up camped out in the field next door to their house. Yep we ran “far” away lol. Then eventually ended up going home because of the bugs in the field, oh and we were bored lol. All of this and our parents didn’t even notice we had “ran away” lol. Have you ever tried to run away as a adult? Maybe it is from a problem or a bully. Maybe it’s full on from God. Let me share some things with you about God and hiding/running away.
Gods word is very clear that He is where we are to run and hide. Running from Him just does not make since. It’s like my cousins and I running away from the very people that loved us most in this world. It just doesn’t make sense.
“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. Interlude”
Psalms 32:7 NLT
He is where we find HOPE! He is our shield! Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you kept getting pelted with tiny push pins over and over and you just wish you had a shield? Maybe your tiny push pins were not so tiny. I pray today that you will let your Daddy God shield you and trust that there is Hope! Not just of the attack stopping and the enemy being defeated! But hope that His promises for your life are COMING!
“You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.”
Psalms 119:114 NLT
“For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.”
Psalms 27:5 NLT
Have you ever needed shelter? Like legit someone is bullying you or beating you up? What about Have you ever needed shelter from yourself. Insert shock and awe emoji. So many times we are our worst enemy. We tear ourselves apart. We nitpick all of the negative things about our actions, our words, our body, our mommin, how we are as a spouse. LADIES. STOP IT! We have got to get to a place where we take a breath and stop being so hard on ourselves! God did not make a mistake when He created you! He wants to use you right now right the way that you are without you fixing one “flaw” that you think you have. My dogs name is Daisy. She is a Boston terrier and she has major allergies. The Vet has said that she will live a very long life but she is going to cost me some money. Jesus be the center. Her ears are THE WORST! They get so bad and she gets so many sores that when she scratches them I yell “Daisy, stop hurting my dog” Take a second and think about this. She is hurting herself. But to me she is someone (yes in my house she is family) who I love. Next time you start going down the negative talk about yourself I want you to hear God say “(insert your name), stop hurting my daughter!”
I could probably talk a All a whole lot more about this y’all! But I am going to stop here. Today I want you to stop running and hiding in places and with people who cannot give you what you need. Start running to Him, to His word! Also STOP HURTING MY SISTER! You are loved by God You are loved by Me! Start treating yourself like it!
God I pray for my sweet sister reading this right this second. She may even have tears running down her face from the abuse that she has inflicted or others have. God I pray that you would wrap your arms around her and help her to Hide In You! I pray that you giver her Hope! I pray that you comfort and heal her like only You can!
In Jesus Name Amen
Live lived today 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,