Sunday, March 19, 2017

To Each His Own...

As my husband and I sat, conversing with another couple this past weekend, this rang out so loud in me - "to each his own."  Not that these good people spoke ill or anything in that regard, but we all are allowed to live our lives as we see fit.  So many times we make comments about what people do, what they drive, where they live and how they decide to make a living.  The truth of the matter is this - no one asked for our opinion nor our commentary.  Your perspective on a situation does not make it gospel, so just allow people to live as they please. If you see someone in a destructive lifestyle and they reject wise counsel, pray for them and keep it moving.

About a year or more ago, I would say, "it is what it is and if they like it, I love it."  I don't want someone scripting my screenplay, so it's not right for me to do it to them.  My mind also went back to a message that my Pastor preached about a week ago called "Stay in Your Lane." God didn't call you to live for or think for someone else. To each his own. Just because they don't do it the way you would does not make their way wrong.  

I Thessalonians 4:11 "And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands..."

Friday, March 17, 2017

I Am Filled....

I Am Filled....

I am filled with Joy
I am filled with Peace
I am filled with Courage
I am filled with Hope
I am filled with Truth
I am filled with Patience 
I am filled with Forgiveness 
I am filled with Understanding 
I am filled with Grace 
I am filled with Love

"There but for the grace of God, go I..."
- John Bradford

Friday, December 30, 2016

Good Looking Out...

"Instead of expecting things to go wrong, look for things to go right!"

I've determined in myself to live this quote in 2017. This has been a year of monumental change in my life; from selling a home and moving twice to building a new home; from having a baby to resigning from corporate America! And the list goes on...

Change brings excitement and feelings of uncertainty.  Throughout all the changes, there were times when I honestly didn't look for things to go right and that was wrong of me.  So today, the saying dropped in my spirit   ..."Instead of expecting things to go wrong, look for things to go right!"  This is what I plan to do going forward, in every area of my life.  

God continues to remind me to “Be still, and know that I am God...”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭KJV‬

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

God loves us beyond our wildest dreams, but we have to realize that we play a part in generating our own peace.  His word tells us:

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

"Instead of expecting things to go wrong, look for things to go right!"

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thought For The Day...

"Stop altering your dreams and ultimately your destiny due to the opinions of others."
-Soserene

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Thought For The Day...

"Living a life of worship reveals a life of order."
- Pastor Kelley Steele

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Unsolicited Bad Advice...

Do you know when someone is giving you bad advice?  If so, do you know how to respond to it?

It's bad enough when the advice is unsolicited, but even worse when it's bad advice.  Today I had someone attempt to direct me in a part of my life that is extremely sacred, but what they advised was contradictory to the word of God.   What made matters worse was that it was an older person who was supposed to be mature in the faith.  Thank goodness that I have common sense and know the difference between right and wrong and enough spiritual maturity to not be offended.

There are a few points to remember when someone gives you advice:

  • Does the advice given line up with the word of God?
  • Does the person giving advice have experience in that subject matter?
  • What is their motivation behind their advice?
  • Does the person giving the advice have a joyful demeanor?

While the advice given today, the person thought came from a good place in their heart, it fell on deaf ears because it promoted selfishness and pessimism, portrayed a negative outlook on the future and promoted the love of money over harmony.  Because their experience in that area was negative, the advice they gave didn't come from a good place.  Beware of unsolicited bad advice...

Isaiah 5:20... Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

I Timothy 6:10...For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

Ephesians 4:29...Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Thought For The Day...

Stop making everything about you, and ask God to show you who He has assigned to you, for you to bless.
-SoSerene