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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Growth

Hello world,

So the past two weeks I've been re reading Purpose Driven Life, I read the book like 8 years ago I think and it really helped me. Reading it now, I am in total amazement at how far I've come. Of course, there is still a long road ahead but I am thankful for it.

If anyone has ever read it before you know it really breaks down things that we deal with and our struggle as Christians, etc.  The tests, the living on purpose, the honoring God in all we do.... It seems that ever since I started the book again that I find myself doing or not doing things based on if God will be pleased with it. I have definitely checked my thoughts as they come (the negative ones) and try to regroup as quickly as possible.  It seems as though the tests just keep coming but I thankfully am able to quickly pass them lol.

I don't know about you guys but to know and see my growth first hand is a blessing and I'm excited as to where re reading this book is going to take me next.  My Father in Heaven has great things in store for me and I know I am no accident. I am so excited and pumped up about whats to come even through the little tests. I'm equipped to better handle them now. My relationship with the Lord is getting deeper and deeper and I yearn to glorify Him more!

There are so many good things going on around me that I know mine is right there on its way. I have friends in new homes, with new loves, with new jobs or positions, starting new businesses, going back to school, getting closer to God and just living! I am on cloud 12...


Just had to share...join me in reading or re/reading The Purpose Driven Life

~thegorgeousdork

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Expectancy

Good day world!

I just have to thank God for new grace and mercy everyday! As I sit and think about all that I have currently...I become more and more grateful for it. As I desire change daily, I try to keep myself in a state of preparation & expectancy so that when the Lord feels its time to move me forward I am ready!

After a weird last week, I feel Him moving me closer to the next journey. I have created a schedule for myself and eliminated a lot of junk (old junk, toxic people, television, etc), doing more reading and meditating and working out again.  I've gotta make sure that I not only workout my body but my mind as well.  In doing this, my days are becoming brighter and brighter and more and more is revealed on a daily basis. Some things I'm like "wow" about and others I felt were soon coming anyway. Some people try to shut me out and/or keep their distance for whatever reasons, some simply moving on and others with open arms and embracing our relationship as it is. Honestly, I'm cool with all of it. Everything & everyone has their season and some seasons do come to an end.

I've even enrolled to get my certification in something that I've been fighting for some time and now I'm feeling really good about it and my future. Confirmation comes in different ways and I try to keep my ears and eyes open for it. I even have two new clients that I'm working with on helping them. Those moments of attack always bring brighter, happier days and as they say its always darkest right before the dawn.

Everyday I understand more and more that my life is not about me at all.  I think for all of us when we begin to understand that, we truly see the purpose (our purpose) begin to unfold in our lives. I challenge each of you who read my post to wake up and ask yourself every morning, what can I do for someone else today that God will be pleased with.

thanks for reading my random thoughts....wishing you a powerful & productive day!

~thegorgeousdork


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Struggle

Have you ever felt stuck? Ever know that this just can't be it? Well I have been helping a few people with this and what do you know... I find myself this past week in the same spot. It amazes me that when you are fully committed to living right, honoring God, being better and that whole basket of becoming great that the devil attacks you to no end. Money seems to be a little off, friendships/relationships seem to be irritated, goals a little blurry, people you come in contact with pressing your buttons, on the job issues. Ha, I am laughing at that enemy boy... I will not allow him to cause me to self destruct or throw me off.

The Lord has made promises. I am putting in the work I need to but I know I have to do more, especially when being attacked. I know my breakthrough is so close that I can literally touch it. I am not going to interfere with God's plan by trying to create my own...so I sit still. I fast, I pray. Slowly but surely the attacks dwindle, the clouds move out, the sun begins to shine brighter and my smile lasts longer. I am thankful that I have the holy spirit to assist me through the trials, dance in the rain and make a hell of a lemonade with the lemons.

The enemy cannot win and will not win, I have on the whole armor of God.

I did not update you on my conference/retreat I hosted but I will give you a quick review. I truly believe lives were changed that weekend. I know that everyone there received something from each speaker because they were each pretty awesome. I pray that each of them not only received something but that they apply as they move forward in their lives. I thank God for the vision for that and the continuation that HE is giving me. His instructions are changing and I will follow. I unfortunately did not take any pictures but one of the speakers did. I will post one that shows all of us at our LBD (little black dress) Dinner. The climax of the retreat happened to be on that crazy Eve spirit us ladies have and boy did that speaker go down everyone's street at some point through the night. I returned home and made some changes in all that I learned. I created a new budget that I learned from the finance workshop, cleared out my closet and rid myself of what doesn't match my style anymore which I learned from the Fashion workshop, have been working my butt off so that I can feel better and look better which I learned from the Fitness workshop and slowing down which I had to do over from my own workshop. I have so much more information to share with everyone that I will do it again. I could make it big but I'll keep it small for the moment unless I am given instructions from God. I plan to remain on the high I left with from the women's conference.




Anywho, I hope that if you're feeling how I had been that this post helped or will help you when you're feeling stuck. Remember the enemy will do everything to keep you from reaching the next level...do not fall for it. There is greatness ahead of you just keep going, reach further...I promise its there. Don't let those stumbling blocks make you fall just stumble and keep it moving.

over and out
~thegorgeousdork