Did you think I meant engaged to be married? If that’s you, congratulations, you gave or received the ring. Today, I am talking about are you engaged in life?
Engaged or empty? Life is not for the faint-hearted. It can cause you to faint and want to give up. Some say keep pushing and grinding. That works for some people but for others it can literally make them sick, weak, and weary. It could be because when you give and give and give but never give to yourself, you come to a place of emptiness and no energy.
Fulfill your own needs before you fill the needs of others. Fill your cup first and serve others from the overflow. Otherwise, your cup will run dry. When your cup is dry, you thirst.
Without water, you get weak. All dried up with nothing to give leads to giving up and feeling hopeless. Maybe you no longer have the strength to fill your cup. What gives you strength? What rings true for you? Create your own bling and make your heart sing again.
One drop, just one drop can keep you going. Drink that one drop before you plop and pass out. Turn on the faucet and let the water flow. Replenish your supply.
Refresh your body and your mind and soul. You will awaken with new ideas and better ways to live a life that fulfills you. Your phone will ring because you found what excites you and rings your bell.
No more staying in bed. No more dragging yourself through each day. No more staying buried in bills and anything that is weighing you down. Take one more sip, one more step, and know your best days are ahead.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them” -Maya Angelou
Ask for help if doing it all yourself is too much. Often you don’t know where to get help or who to ask. Keep seeking. The help will come when you least expect it even if it hasn’t shown up yet.
It may look impossible right now. You may be waiting on promises that were made. You may be waiting on income you thought was on its way. It can seem daunting. The debts are a mountain that look insurmountable. Maybe you question whether or not you should pursue and stay the path that once was a clear direction.
I don’t know. All I know is focus on what brings you joy. Live in the moment. See yourself digging out of where you are now even if you don’t know how. Take time to pamper yourself. Have a date with yourself. Soak in the tub. Go sit by some water. Engage in activities that will spark happiness. Fill up your cup, raise your glass and toast yourself: “Cheers to you.”
You are alive and breathing. You’ve come this far. Keep going. There is more for you to do. Be excited. Even if you don’t know what that looks like, it’s okay. Trust the process. Take one day at a time, or one minute at a time, if one day is too much right now.
Look at a man the way he is and he only becomes worse, but look at him as if he were what he could be, then he becomes what he should be. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Look at yourself the way you could be. You can become that person. Don’t give up on yourself or your dreams.
Rest, read, write, pray. Everything will be okay. Stay engaged. Engage with me about your struggles, your story, your successes. Send me a message. I care. We will survive. We will thrive somehow, some way.
What day came to mind for you? Was it when the world was locked down due to the pandemic?
Consider this significant day instead, Resurrection Day. People die every day due to a variety of situations and sicknesses.
There is hope. You don’t have to feel defeated or depressed. Despite difficult circumstances, loss, and lack, there is good news.
It is resurrection weekend as I write this. The Easter message isn’t about bunnies and chocolate. However, the chocolate is a bonus, especially dark chocolate. The message is new life.
Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus was the death of death; we can live beyond the grave. We get to enjoy our lives here on earth in the meantime. Before you take a dirt nap, make sure you bless everyone with the gifts and talents that were put in you for a purpose. Shocking but true.
The Word of God says in 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
If you are a believer, this is good news. Your loved ones who died, if they were believers and you are too, you will see them again. Think about it, they aren’t just a part of your past, they will also be part of your future.
Look at your life now. Reflect and resurrect your dreams. It is the season of spring. Spring to life. Make this a new beginning. Wipe the slate clean. Get a fresh vision of the new you. Most people know they can do more and be more. Write down your vision, goals, and dreams.
Let God breathe new life into you. It’s not too late. Know this: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Be grateful, have faith, and celebrate not only this Resurrection Day, but every day of your life. Hold your loved ones close. Make memories. Treasure every moment. Leave a legacy.
Spread the Good News. Flood the gates of heaven. If you haven’t experienced a true, personal God encounter, all you have to do is ask the Creator to reveal himself to you. We all need a savior. There is no greater love. You get to choose. Now you know the way, the truth, and the life. Let Jesus be your GPS. Your journeys and destinations will be the best.
What I know is I once was lost and let go of God. That caused intense pain, destruction, and hurt to me and many others. God didn’t give up on me even when I gave up on myself. Since then, I have forgiven myself, reinvented myself, and am back in the arms of the One who created me. I encourage you to live the life you were born to live.
Take the next step. Write your story. Speak your story. Evaluate and discover what you want your life to look like. I can show you how to get there. Message me for more details. I appreciate you. I celebrate you. Thanks for being here.
Love and Blessings,
Some of us are still in lockdown. Some are on the frontlines. This plague has infected us all in different ways. First, let me send my heartfelt condolences to those of you who have lost loved ones.
The suicide rates and domestic violence rates have skyrocketed during this pandemic. People are in panic and some have lost hope. Fear and stress are making people sick more than COVID-19. Lost wages and work in many cases caused devastation.
It’s now October 2020. A new season is here. Have you found a way to survive or do you feel like you are drowning with no way out? Or, are you thriving? Did this pandemic give you a new perspective on life and new opportunities?
I know gratitude and being thankful, especially in the midst of this storm, helps us ride the wave and rise up. Maybe before, you wished you could spend more time with your kids and your spouse. Your wish came true. Hopefully, you came to appreciate each other more and love grew deeper. If you are alone, did loneliness swallow you up or did you get to know yourself better and be your own best friend?
It has been a time to connect in a different way, that’s for sure. Remember that we were all created for a purpose. What is it that you are truly called to do? Les Brown said, “A job is what we get paid for; a calling is what we are made for.”
Here is what I know, there is no normal or “new normal”. This is a permanent shift into a new world. Believers know we are in the world but not of the world. What’s stirring in your heart that you are passionate about? Feel that; do that.
Move with a sense of urgency. Do what you came to do. Seek the face of God. Some are seeking enlightenment. That won’t get you there. Jesus said, “I Am the Light of the world, the Truth shall make you free.” And, He said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
We can be easily deceived. I was. There are so many beliefs that seem the same. Or, even worse for me was when I let go of God and found myself drunk under a truck in a church parking lot. What state of mind was I in when I did that? Yikes! All I know is that Lori is gone. She is dead. I am a new creature. I know I am here today to speak life into you. You have greatness in you. You are a masterpiece, because you are a piece of the Master. Ask Him yourself. I am not here to convince or condemn or judge. I am here to encourage you and share my experience and my journey. Why? Because maybe you can remember a time in your life where you did things you were not proud of and wondered who you were then. Maybe you want to transform your life and know your purpose.
It’s okay. Forgive yourself. Get back up. Awaken the real you and discover what you are here to do. Whatever that is, remember it’s not just for your own fulfillment and happiness, it’s to change lives, make a difference, and leave a legacy.
Do you know how many times I wanted to give up on my dreams and give up on life? Those thoughts and feelings come from the enemy who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. No! Rise up and claim your victory! God’s got your back. He will never leave you or forsake you, if you let him into your heart. Make the choice now. Vote for the One True God. Your life and future depends on it.
We all have a story and a message. It matters. I would love to speak and tell my story to more people on more platforms even virtually for now. Message me or text: 844-394-4798
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Stay in peace and love. Be grateful and have faith.
As I write this, many of you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your true love. Others may be in a toxic relationship or have let go of one. Let me talk to you about the most toxic relationship of all.
Has your heart been broken? Did someone make promises and say they loved you and you were the only one for them? When we hear those words, we want to believe they are true. Sadly, there are many who will only play with your emotions and infect your heart. Their motives are not pure. Yes, it hurts DEEPLY.
What if the closest toxic relationship is staring you right in your face? It’s the one you see when you look in the mirror. Who do you see? YOU. You see you. Are you “The One” having a toxic relationship with yourself?
Fear, self-sabotage, and self-hatred may be your blockers. Let’s look at those a bit closer. Fear blocks love. I don’t just mean sharing your life with your true love. First, what are your fears? Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not enough finances, fear of loneliness, fear you will never be enough? Identify it and know that fear can be overcome or at least learn to do things afraid.
I don’t know about you, but this is a verse I relate to often: Romans 7:15, “I don’t understand why I act the way I do. I don’t do what I know is right. I do the things I hate.” That brings me to self-sabotage. We allow criticisms and judgments from others and ourselves to us hold back, procrastinate, and not believe we can live the life we are designed to live.
It’s possible that fear and desperation cause you to make decisions that do not line up with what’s best for you. Les Brown said, “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
What about love? Proverbs 19:22 says, “What a person desires is unfailing love.” Do you feel unloved or unlovable? Look to The One who loved you first. The One who designed you for greatness. The One who will never leave you or forsake you. The One who will never abandon you. The One who died for you and rose again to give you life.
He speaks to you in Song of Solomon, Chapter 4, saying, “Invite me, and I come. I stay until dawn breathes its light and night slips away. You’re beautiful from head to toe, my dear love, beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless.”
Let Him embrace you and love you. Then, you will learn to love yourself and love others.
Who is The One? His name is above all names – Jesus.
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Ready for a new YOU in 2020?
Here’s the one thing you must do.
With a whole new year ahead of us, how about a reality check: did you accomplish everything you wanted to in 2019? Are your finances handled? Are you in better shape and eating healthier? Did you handle those tough family situations or those friendships that were high maintenance?
And what about having fun, checking things off your bucket list, and doing cool new things in your career?
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What could you achieve in 2020 by working together and focusing on your future?
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