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!Β 

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. πŸ’œβœŒ

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It’s not going to work against you; It’s going to work for you!

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Sometimes we get so discouraged & heart broken over people and things that don’t work out for us or doors that don’t open and that’s okay! We’re human. It’s natural to feel that way but don’t get too down about it.Β Don’t live worried, frustrated or upset because of what somebody did or what didn’t work out. Come back to a place of peace. It’s not going to work against you; it’s going to work for you!! Keep in mind Romans 8:28 – “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” It’s all connected – your gifts, your circumstances, your purpose, your imperfections; your journey, your destiny.. from the encouragers to the betrayers, it’s ALL a part of the plan and purpose that God has for your life. Everything you’re going through is molding and shaping you into the person God intends for you to be. Embrace it & just know that whatever it is that’s got you down now, won’t last forever! God is making that thing work in your favor. Stay strong. Keep being the better person & make sure your intentions are pure. Always act with GOOD intentions. That’s important! Relax and trust the timing of your life. You will figure out your career. You will find the right relationship. You will become the person you’ve always wanted to be. You will be successful. Just don’t forget to appreciate who you are now. Keep pushing. Keep praying. Everything will happen for you all of a sudden .. You know God has a way of doing that .. and you’ll be thankful you didn’t give up. Blessings are coming. Believe that!

Wishing you guys many blessings & love today!! (:

-jessica

50 Reasons To NOT Commit Suicide!! READ THIS BEFORE YOU DO IT!

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  1. It does get better. Believe it or not but eventually it will get better.
  2. You are amazing!
  3. Sometimes God redeems your story by surrounding you with people who need to hear your past, so it doesn’t become their future.πŸ™Œ
  4. Sometimes God assigns certain mountains to your life to show others that they can be moved.
  5. ItΒ  may not feel like you’re making progress but believe me, you are. That’s why others are watching. Keep going.πŸƒπŸ’ͺ
  6. Your breakthrough is not attached to the ones who tried to break you.
  7. Don’t give up. Things can change in an instant.
  8. We would miss you.
  9. You are loved! (Psalm 34:18) God is close to the brokenhearted & saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  10. There is beauty in your breakdown. πŸ’‹
  11. For some, the only thing you did wrong was pick them! It’s not losing your life or sleep over.
  12. God created you for a reason!
  13. You’re here because God wants you here! He has a purpose for your life and you need to stick around so it can be fulfilled. πŸ’™
  14. You will make it through this & it will make you so much stronger.
  15. You are beautiful!
  16. You are needed!
  17. You’re stronger than you think.πŸ’ͺ
  18. The bravest thing you could ever do is continue your life even when you want to end it.
  19. You are not alone.
  20. God has not forgotten about you!
  21. “God’s grace & mercy is sufficient .. for His power is made perfect in your weakness” .. 2Corinthians 12:9 πŸ“–
  22. Despite the people that have counted you out! God has not counted you out! In fact, He has a habit of using those that have been counted out!! You are right where he needs you to be. There’s purpose for your life.
  23. You ARE somebody!
  24. You ARE Good Enough!!! ❀
  25. You’re miracle is not behind you. Keep going babe!
  26. There are people who DO care about you!
  27. Own who you are. You are a phenomenal person and one day your story is gonna change someone else’s life.πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜˜
  28. You feel like giving up but don’t! Triumph is on the other side!
  29. It’s okay to cry. Sometimes a good cry is all you need to release all the hurt that’s built up inside of you.
  30. You were never created to live depressed. You were created to be victorious and guess what!?! This too shall pass.
  31. Stay strong baby! Your story isn’t over yet. 😘
  32. You might not understand the pain now but believe me.. God has it under control!
  33. What’s over your head is still under God’s Feet!
  34. God is bigger than your circumstances.πŸ™ŒπŸ‘
  35. Strong people get weak sometimes too and that’s okay! You need to know that.
  36. Committing suicide is something that your parents will NEVER get over.. whether you guys have a good relationship or not. Don’t do that to them. 😒
  37. It’ll destroy both your siblings and best friends. Don’t do that to them!
  38. You are worthy of love!
  39. You are loved beyond comprehension!
  40. You are capable of reaching all of your dreams!❀
  41. You’re incredible. You really are.
  42. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 call them if you need to! No shame in it whatsoever!
  43. Whoever you are, wherever you are.. I’m praying for you!!πŸ™
  44. I pray that the Peace of God comforts and surrounds you.
  45. I decree and declare that from this day forward you are strengthened to keep going and keep fighting!
  46. No negative thoughts against you shall prosper!
  47. You WILL BE SUCCESSFUL! πŸ’―
  48. You can make it and you will.
  49. Hang in there.. for real. It’ll get better.
  50. You’re life is worth fighting for.

 

Sending lots of hugs, loves, kisses & positive vibes YOUR way! 😍😘

There are sooo many people fighting depression and anxiety every single day. Most of everyone is fighting battles daily that you don’t even know about. People who are close to you could be fighting so hard to see the next day but because they’re so good at hiding it.. you would never really know until it’s too late! This something that’s more than just a “blog” post to me. Be sure to share this with anyone who needs it! So many of us now are so much stronger from the thing that broke us down the most and it took strength and encouragement for us to make it through and keep going. So even if you don’t share this post (you don’t have to, I promise!) make sure you still take the time out of your day, make it your business to say an encouraging word to somebody.. anybody! You never who needs it!β€πŸ’›

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Purpose Behind The Pain..

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“The attacks on your life have more to do with who you might be in the future than who you have been in the past.” -Lisa Bevere

This is such a powerful statement. It speaks so much volume on so many levels. This morning during my drive to drop my son off at school and go to work, I decided to listen to one of my FAVORITE preacher’s sermons. Pastor John Gray. Gosh, I love him! Normally, I listen to music and sing along with it so loudly that you would think I’m having a concert in my car (I know it’s ridiculous) but this morning for some reason I just felt like feeding my spirit at that time. Anyway, at the beginning of the sermon, he began talking about how he had basically been emotional lately because it seemed like the devil kept messing him.. just wouldn’t leave him alone! Have you ever felt like that? I know I have and I can relate! These past few months have been an emotional roller coaster for me. For a while it seemed like every time I turned around something was going on. Whether it was concerning my personal finances, trouble on my job, death of a loved one, drama in my family, an unexpected miscarriage, issues with my health, the stress and struggles of trying to balance being a mom, wife, friend, daughter and everything else.. there for a minute it got tough. And during this particular storm in my life, I couldn’t understand WHY I had to go through some of this stuff. It was so hard to deal with and there even times when I would go to God in prayer alone and just break completely down but at the end of the day, I knew that God had a purpose behind all of it. Regardless of what was going on, I knew that God was BIGGER than everything I was going through. More than anything, I realized that I was under attack of the enemy.

Pastor John Gray went on to say something that really clicked with me this morning. He said, “The devil is agitated because he knows that whatever “thing he had” that was connected to you, that access is about to be cut off!! So this is his last chance to see if you’ll get off track, to see if you’ll let go of the promise or to see if you’ll miss the voice of God. I don’t know who this is for but the enemy always saves his best fireworks for the end of his attack!! So if you can just survive this week, if you can survive this moment, if you can survive this drama at work, these haters that’s texting about you, if you can survive this one little argument between you & your spouse, if you can survive this season.. God is getting ready to break out on your behalf !! If hell has been coming against you please know that Heaven is on the way! If there has been drama between father and son, mother and daughter, it is because the enemy knows that the curse is about to broken and he will have no more authority!”Β 

Everything he said this morning was pure conformation for me! Like, these words touched the core of my heart and dang near had me in tears before I walked into work because I know how hard these past few months have been for me but not once did I ever stop praying. As a matter of fact, I prayed until my head was lifted above my enemy. And even though my faith struggled at times, my circumstances were never strong enough to kill my trust in God. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again… sometimes what you go through is not always for you. It’s not always for your benefit but it’s actually to help those that you often seek to help! God assigns certain mountains to your life to show others that they can be moved.Β You never know how God is really using you, especially in the lives of other people. You never know who He’s connecting to you.Β 

Whatever you’re going through right now, just remember that storms don’t last forever! You might not see the light at the end of the tunnel right now but I promise, it’s there. Of course, the devil works overtime to try and get you upset. Why? Because he knows that if you don’t remain peaceful, you can’t hear from God. If you watch your life, you’ll be amazed at how many times a week Satan launches an attack against you for the sole purpose of stealing your peace. Stay strong. Keep praying, pushing and fighting for another day because it gets better. It will get better!! & Remember.. “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28Β 

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