Thankful for New Beginnings !!!

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Today was the first of a new beginning for me and I am SO excited !! Some of you may already know but for those of you who don’t, I am officially working in the healthcare field again !! I’m a Certified Nursing Assistant and I’ve actually been certified for 4 years now. Somewhere along the way, I got a little burnt out and decided to try something different like office work. I worked in an office for a little over a year and despite the negative parts of it, it was still a really good experience !! However, I decided that it was time for me to go back to doing something I loved, something I was excellent at, and had a passion for.ā¤ā¤

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I am so happy to be back with my old babies and the fact that I got a chance to be reunited with four of my old ones really melted my heart today !! My heart was a little broken at first sight to see how much their health had declined but it still felt good to hug their necks and catch up with them for a little while. Another part of me was super nervous though because the nursing home I’ve chose to work at is bigger than any other nursing home I’ve ever worked at in my entire life !! It’s gonna take a while to get to know all of the many patients and other employees but I look forward to it !! Everyone there so far is super friendly and honestly, I feel like I’m right back where I belong. This week is CNA Appreciation Week and even though this is only my second day with them, they gave me gift along with the other CNA’Sā¤ I feel loved already!!


Peach & Sweet Tea Body Lotion and a T-Shirt “Full Heart”

I feel like I could talk about the life of a CNA and my experiences for HOURS but spare you the time today I’ll break those up into mini posts later on šŸ™‚ More than anything, I’m just grateful for today. I’m grateful for the opportunity! I’m grateful for the doors God has opened for me and honestly, I’m grateful for the closed ones too! I’ll be honest, this isn’t 100% exactly what I had in mind getting back into the healthcare field but today I’m GRATEFUL for what God didn’t let go my way!! That probably sounds crazy but where I am now works out in my favor SO much better!! Don’t ever think God got it wrong because He did not give you your way. His plan is always better!! Trust it even when you don’t understand it. I promise you, He’ll make it work for your good! šŸ™Œ
Thanks for visiting my blog today!! Sending lots of love & positive vibes your way!!

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Affirmations to Remember During Some of Your WORST Days!

 

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1. What I’m going through is NOT going to overtake me!

2. God will NEVER put more on me than I can handle.

3. Trouble don’t last always.

4. Better days are ahead.

5. What’s over my head is STILL under God’s Feet!

6. This that I’m going through is making me stronger and more experienced. It might not feel like it right now but after I make it out of this storm, I’ll see that all along God was building me instead of breaking me.

7. Not everything I go through is God punishing me but sometimes it’s for the benefit of others.

8. Somebody somewhere is going to find healing in my wounds!

9. God’s making it work for my good.

10. It can’t rain forever. There IS light at the end of the tunnel.

11. It’ll get better .. no matter what it looks like right now.. it will get better!

12. I’m stronger than I think.

13. Through it all, I’m still standing and smiling and I thank God that I don’t look like what I’ve been through.

14. The Joy of the Lord is my strength!!

15. I am loved.

16. It’s okay for me to cry sometimes .. just as long as I don’t unpack and stay there in the trap of sadness.

17. Strong people have their weak moments too and that’s okay!!

18. It’s OKAY. Everything is gonna be okay, for real !!

19. I would have never known I was unbreakable if this here wasn’t trying to break me. #I’mStrongerThanIThink

20. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

21. No NEGATIVE thought formed against me shall prosper!.

22. This is my “winning season” .. even if God has to carry me through it because I can’t afford to lose again.

23. EVERYTHING attached to me will win !!

24. If God brought me to it, He will bring me through it.

25. God is still good, even on my worst days!

 

Everything that I’ve listed here is a lot of what I tell myself on some of worst days, my worst moments, my days of depression, when I’m stressed or just overwhelmed with pure sadness. As you can see, I encourage myself in God more than anything else. At the end of the day, I KNOW where my help comes from and I also know that it’s not up to other people to keep me encouraged. It’s up to me. Encouragement comes from the inside.

You better learn how to start encouraging yourself, speaking back to your storms, your situations and your circumstances. Self Encouragement is so important and to be honest .. it has helped me get through some mighty rough days!! Remember, it’s not what we say out loud that really determines our lives. It’s what we whisper to ourselves that has the most power. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today!! xoxoxo!!

– J e s s i c a

When You Don’t Feel GOD..

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When you don’t feel God, remember that your walk with him is much more than a few emotional goosebumps. In fact, He’s most verified in your everyday, seemingly little, acts of obedience. He’s glorified in your day to day service, the dedication of your work, the love and honor you show to those around you and the way you live your life as His example – the invisible moments of your life that no one sees. You abiding in God & Him abiding in you is not measured by your emotional response. It’s measured by your application – the fruit of your every day choices, in your attitude, in your dedication to stay on the course.

Sometimes, it seems pointless or hard to keep spending time with God or praying when you don’t “feel” Him but I promise you He’s there. Keep going. Keep pushing. Keep Praying!Ā 

Call it Selfish, I Call it Self-Care

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Never apologize for having standards and refusing to just let anyone have a seat at your table in life. People may take offense to it but they often forget that it has more to do with yourself than it does them. YOU are responsible for protecting your peace and have every right to decide who to let in and who to keep out. Call it selfish, I call it self-care. You have one life here on earth, be wise and take care of it. God will show you who NEEDS to be there.
One of the greatest standards I’ve developed so far this year is refusing to take a seat at one’s table of dysfunction, negativity, misery, lies, etc. You have a choice as to what you deal with and please believe that when your standards and refusal to put up with some things make someone uncomfortable or feel rejected, they will pinpoint YOU as the problem but keep your standards and protect your peace anyways. Some things you really DO NOT have to deal with. I promise. šŸ’œāœŒ

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Ahh, the beautiful benefit of trusting God šŸ–¤

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I’m sitting here reflecting back over the month of May and all that I’ve learned during the time it was here and the one thing I can say is.. I’ve learned to trust God more! God doesn’t always move when “I want” Him to move. Sometimes, my patience personally gets a work-out when I pray and ask Him for something and He doesn’t answer. Have you ever had that happen to you? Like you pray and ask God for something and His answer is literally no answer. He doesn’t say yes, He doesn’t say no, He doesn’t maybe.. He doesn’t say anything!! He doesn’t even give you a hint, no immediate signs.. you just have to trust the fact that He heard you and is working on your behalf! I’m not going to lie, I hate those moments lol but I’ve also learned to appreciate the opportunity to work on waiting & trusting Him too! One thing about God, you are NOT going to rush Him so while you’re waiting, you may as well learn to wait well !!
As a result of me constantly praying this month and waiting on God, the opportunity to get back into healthcare has presented itself and I am SO happy!! Working in an office has been an experience for the books but I’m more excited now about going back to doing something I am absolutely phenomenal at and have a big heart for. Nursing. There are benefits in waiting on God. He may not come when you want him but He’ll always be there RIGHT ON TIME!

I just wanted to take the time to encourage someone in the fact that when God is for you, it doesn’t matter who is against you! Rest in Him. Delays are not denial. Waiting is not wasting. Though the vision tarries, it shall truly come to past! KEEP MOVING! KEEP PRAYING. KEEP BELIEVING GOD FOR THAT THING YOU ASKED HIM FOR. Don’t let circumstances make you doubt what God told you! No matter what it looks like and regardless of what it feels like .. you keep fighting the good fight of faith and trust the fact that God is moving and turning things in YOUR favor!
The presence of a battle does not mean the absence of God in the war! I’m just saying .. it doesn’t matter what people may try to do to stop those doors from opening for you. What God has for you will always be for you. Don’t ever forget that. You don’t ever have to worry about anybody getting in the way of your blessing because believe me .. when God’s ready for you to have it .. He will make sure He gets it to YOU!!
-Jessica