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! 

Always Be A Work in Progress!

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Don’t ever stop striving to better than you were yesterday, no matter how far you think you have fallen off. When I really reflect on the fact that God hasn’t ever left me in some of the situations I KNOWINGLY put MYSELF in, I am constantly reminded of His love & purpose for my life. You don’t have to stay where you’ve been nor should you let anyone guilt trip you into thinking you can’t move forward. You can. Never stop working on the betterment of yourself. Work on becoming the best version of yourself everyday and decide that no one should get in the way of living your best life. ❤

Sometimes we get so bogged down and focused on other people and what they “need” to work on that we neglect the fact that we really need to be working on ourselves. Don’t be that person who thinks they’re completely flawless because I promise you there is always and I mean always room for self-improvement. You’re allowed to be both a masterpiece & work in progress, simultaneously 🙂

Grow a lot. Pray often. Love more.

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5 Ways to LOVE Yourself A Little More!

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5 WAYS TO {.L O V E.} YOURSELF A LITTLE MORE!
Self love is really important. Make sure you spend time doing that!

  • WORK OUT

It’s something about working out and exercising that will make you feel sooo good about yourself!! It’s a confidence booster and it makes you feel accomplished. Not only that, working out leads to a healthier life and in my opinion, a healthy life is always a great life.

  • Fix Up!

When you look a mess, most of the time you feel like one too but I have found that fixing yourself up is also another way to kick a bad mood!! Now sometimes, I have my days where I intentionally look a mess on purpose. Being ugly in peace is like another way of relaxation for me – no make-up, no eyebrows, hair all over the place, and in my pajamas! I’ll be walking around the house looking like “who did it and why?” all day 😂😂😂 but there are some days when I’m just in a bad mood and I feel UGLY forreal! One of the things that really helps turn my mood around is simply putting on something cute and fixing myself up! It makes me feel better. I don’t why but it does. You should try it!

  • ACCEPT THAT EVERYONE WON’T LIKE YOU!

If your goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness. When you’re comfortable with not being liked by everyone, you can definitely love yourself a lot more, be true to yourself, you’re more comfortable with exploring your own feelings and you can also freely express your thoughts. When you can accept the fact that not everyone will like you, you can inspire other people and it teaches you to offer kindness and compassion without expectations. Remember, a big part of self-love is not saying, “I’m conceited with myself. I just love me enough to not let what others think about me change the way I feel and think about me.”

  • Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

People achieve success and fail at different rates. Never compare your journey to someone else’s.

  • Celebrate Your Wins!

If nobody else celebrates you, then YOU celebrate yourself !! Learn how to clap for yourself and keep it moving. Give yourself that pat on the back when you know you deserve it !! There’s nothing wrong with being proud of you and what you achieve, especially when you know it’s something that you’ve worked so hard for! I don’t care if it’s small wins or big ones .. make sure you take some time to love on you & treat yourself when necessary!
Thanks for visiting my post!! Your company here is ALWAYS appreciated !! xo!! I hope you have a great day and don’t forget to love on you some today toO!!
-Jessica

Everything You Go Through Can TEACH You Something..

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“There’s nothing that life can throw at you that does not have the potential to make you better.” -Derron E. Short

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“Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is teaching you how to stand on your own two feet. Anything that angers you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion. Anything that has power over you is teaching you how to take your power back. Anything you hate is teaching you unconditional love. Anything you fear is teaching you courage to overcome your fear. Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let it go.”( -unknown)
See so you can really learn from any and everything that you go through; It just all depends on your perspective! So whatever you go through this week, keep the words above in somewhere in the back of your head. It might be disheartening and it might hurt but at the end of the day.. it will make you better if you let it.
I love you – I hope you have a G R E A T week – and I hope this post helps you get off to a great positive start !!💛
-Jessica

There’s a BLESSING in the Breakup!

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My heartaches a little bit today for people who are in toxic relationships that are struggling with the decision to get out of it and some who are no longer in the relationship but having a hard time with the healing process of it. Here’s some real words of love & encouragement for you today! I hope this helps!!💖💛

“Stop thinking about how they will feel. No decision will pay off more than leaving behind the person that was causing you pain. No decision will pay off more than a made up mind that says no more. No decision will pay off more than the one that chooses to no longer entertain the phone calls and the random texts and sorries. YOU DESERVE MORE. So when the real breakup happened in your heart and in your mind, your BLESSING was formed. Now you can feel free. FREE from someone else’s thoughts because hurt people hurt people. Free from having the hope that no matter what they did their words are there to comfort you after they just hurt you. YOU DESERVE BETTER. THE BREAKUP IS A BLESSING. The truth was in the decision. Doesn’t matter who made the decision because if you are FINALLY SAYING NO MORE then you have decided for no one but you. No one said the decision is easy but the blessing that came with the decision makes it all worth it.. The blessing is self love, confidence, real love, opportunities, things finally going right because you knew with them things weren’t working out in other aspects of your life. The blessing is now you gravitating at a much quicker pace to what belongs to you because you are FREE from the negativity and hurt from others. It’s okay to be FREE. YOU DESERVE THIS BLESSING. IT IS YOURS! THIS DECISION HAS PAID OFF. The decision wasn’t easy but it’s your time to heal from this breakup. The decision is paying off. It’s your time to reclaim your peace.” –Tatiana Jerome!

Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day. It takes a lot of little steps to be able to break free .. one day at a time! Love you!💖💛

-Jessica