Good Morning Lovlies J So I think I’m in love with this whole short suit trend this season. Although this is not a suit it still kinda falls in the same category right? Lol lol lol and what about this sweet nectar Paisley Print? I thought it was super cute and perfect for spring. Any who….. sorry for the glare in the top corner of some of the pics me and my mom had a hard time trying to shoot around the sun this weekend. I should have posted some of my blooper pics to show you the madness we went thru, from trying to bend down with my legs crossed and pose (which is really hard to do lol) to cutting some of my head and feet off (never a good thing) but we managed and I think the pics came out quite alright lol J Hope you ladies had a great weekend. Enjoy today’s quote.
"The best kinds of relationships begin unexpectedly. When you get the astonished feeling and everything happens so suddenly. That’s why you don’t look for love. It comes to you just at the right time; the time you never thought it would have."
Ending something whether a dream, a goal, a friendship, a relationship or a tie with someone is always hard, always sad. There’s a lingering regret of what went wrong and questions that will never be answered but you have to come to realize that as a page of your life ends with them, somewhere, somehow a new chapter is waiting to start.
Different chapters in our lives begin and end continuously until our days are done on this earth, so why do many of us refuse to realize that there can be new beginnings? Some of us grow so attached to the way that things are operating at the moment that we sometimes lose sight on who we are as a person, and also forget about the goals and dreams that we once wished to accomplish.
Knowing that there are questions left unanswered in parts of our lives, and lingering regret will be with us always no matter how much we choose to deny it, the choice is yours to either build from it, or to let it destroy you. We must recognize that the past we have, including the mistakes that we made, and the regrets that still may be in our minds to this day, are what builds our character. As Sydney Smith said "Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
Goooooooooood Morning loves ;) Today I kinda wanted to touch basis on something that I think people tend to get confessed. Religion vs. Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Often times whenever I am asked what religion I am I say “I have no religion” because I DON’T. Do I consider myself to be a Christian ABSOLUTELY I do, because I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins and rose again on the third day, and is seated at the right hand of God BUT I don’t practice religion. Majority of society tends to equate this with having some sort of religion but this is SO not true. I practice personal relationship. I believe there is a BIG difference between that and religion. As I was scrolling looking for today’s quote I came across this video below and it put everything into perspective of what I am trying to say. I hope that it touches you and helps you to understand the differences between the two. Listen carefully and enjoy ;) Have a great day loves ;)
The purpose of your time here on Earth is not primarily about acquiring possessions, attaining status, achieving success, or experiencing happiness. Those are the secondary issues. Life is all about love with God and with other people. You may succeed in many areas but if you fail to learn how to love God and others you have missed the reason why God created you.
Hey ladies so yesterday me and one of my closest friends were chatting and she told me to check out this Christian blogHeather Lindsey she has been reading lately. So, immediately when I got home I logged onto my laptop and checked it out and mannnnn o mannnnnnnn was I so amazed. I schemed through the entire blog reading posts not recognizing that time was flying by before you know it, it was 10pm and I still hadn’t even started to pick out my clothes for work the following morning, or better yet even eat dinner. I came across one of Heather’s post that immediately got my wheels turning. A topic that I think every woman has thought at one point in time in their lives “Where Is My Adam?” I liked the post so much I decided to re post it here on my blog. Ladies the post is pretty wordy but DEFINITELY a must read. Check it out below as well as today's outfit of the day and don’t forget to subscribe to her blog. J Enjoy…..
Ever asked yourself this question? I get this question a TON from my sisters in Christ. They are trying to be patient as they watch everybody else change their relationship status on Facebook from .. Single.. to "In a Relationship" to "Engaged" & then "Married"-- and every summer they dread getting fifty million wedding invitations.
You could be serving Jesus with ALL of your heart and pushing a certain age. As the world around you seems to be skipping off in the wind, you may feel like WHEN is my time GOD??!WHEN is my ADAM going to WAKE up and find me???! God, I serve you-- I LIVE for you-- I serve in the church, I'm a virgin or a born again virgin-- I'm turning down these guys left and right because they are a hot mess and they're sorta saved. I mean, I deserve a great guy. I want kids, I want to start a family, I'm a good catch! WHAT is the issue GOD??!??! You may paste.. a smile on your face but deep down, its a lingering question in your heart. At times, you get down about it every now and then. My beautiful sister in Christ.. I want to encourage you-- YOU are being PREPARED for not just a man-- but the very PURPOSE you were being created for. It's much bigger than you having a pair of thighs in your bed.
So if you ever asked yourself this question. I pray that this encourages you.
If you don't understand what I mean about your Adam waking up.. check this out these quick summaries:
Genesis 2:18- “It’s NOT good for man to be alone—I’m going to create a help mate for him.” (ladies, I didn’t write it—God did) YOU’RE a HELP-MATE. God has placed so many beautiful gifts inside of you to HELP your man to fulfill everything that God has called him to do. That doesn’t mean you don’t have a career or a life as I work an own a consulting company where I work full time and I’m in ministry full time. The above scripture doesn’t say—I’m going to create a leader for him. So stop trying to run your man. (I’ll blog about the 2012 woman at later time)
Then, Adam gave PURPOSE to every thing in verse 19, 20 and went on and named all of the animals. He called them a name with a PURPOSE. Which means.. that if you’re in a relationship that doesn’t carry a purpose, you probably shouldn’t be in it.
Let’s get to the meat of your “Adam.”
“Vs. 21- And the Lord God caused a DEEP sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept and took one of his ribs & closed up the flesh thereof; vs. 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman and brought her unto the man. Vs. 23 And Adam said, “THIS is now bone of my bone & flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of man—therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother & cleave to his wife.”
Ok—so the ABOVE scripture tells me that EVE did nothing in light of pursing Adam. She didn’t have to SWITCH all hard past him, dress half naked, sleep with him, tell him that “HE was gonna be her hussssband” or anything else. God PREPARED her behind the scenes and when she was FULLY prepared—God presented her perfectly for Adam and guess what—ADAM recognized her!! He wasn’t confused with her & the billy goat or the horse—He KNEW that Eve was his wife. There was no question. So run from the man that is confused about who he wants to be with. You are NOT someone’s option. YOUR Adam will quickly recognize YOU & take action to lock you in because he will SEE your great value and worth. He wouldn’t dare do anything to mess up the relationship because he wouldn’t want to lose you OR see you go to another “Adam.”
So the above tells me that …
Every relationship that you do have—should have purpose, whether male or female. (And no, guys & girls cannot be friends—I blogged about it here)
You should stop settling for a bunch of randoms that want to date you when convenient. You’re trying to fill VOIDS that can only be filled by CHRIST. So, just stop it.
If you have to sit and question a guy—he ain't the one.
God is the best matchmaker—HE organizes & prepares OUR life for His glory.
Your Adam is in a DEEP sleep & that’s why HE hasn’t FOUND you.
When God wakes him up—you both will be able to recognize each other.
Ladies, you’re a help mate—You’re supposed to HELP him—why are you trying to help a wanna-be-rapper with no job, no vision, no future and 5 baby mamas?
You are to help him to accomplish the purpose of God over your life.. not helping to each other to your bodies prior to marriage.
You cannot wake up your Adam—clearly, God put Adam in a deep sleep & woke his tail up.
So now that we see all of that—STOP going around and trying to wake up your Adam! STOP trying to get him to see your body, hips, and thighs and focus on spending time with CHRIST and letting CHRIST develop this crazy inner beauty about you. And I ain't trying to toot my own horn because I WAS a straight train wreck while I was single but one thing I did do—was spend crazy time with God. As you spend this crazy time with Him.. He begins to put this light on you, an anointing. I made spending time with God a PRIORITY every SINGLE day—I would pour out, get on my face, pray often, meditate on scriptures like it was fresh water & I stalked Jesus. MEN were DRAWN to my anointing. Yeah, they probably thought I was cute too—but there’s a ton of “cute” not saved women out there. It was the CHRIST in me that they were drawn TO. When guys would meet me—they would say that they were so drawn to me & wanted to run off in the wind & get married. Thus, it made it harder to weed them out & stay focused on Christ because I HAD them banging down my door. Now—let me also say this—they weren’t WHAT I knew I was supposed to be with, thus—I never dated them.
You may be in a situation where you feel like no guys call you or try to talk to you. Trust me—this is even better then having fifty million randoms banging down your door. IT is very distracting. In the midst of the randoms.. I just knew that God had the right one for me. Of course, I could have married ANY of them.. but I just KNEW that there was one that I would go & start a ministry with and travel all over this crazy world & share Christ. God told me my purpose in 2003 after we had a date night together. He told me that I would travel all over this world & preach the gospel and that millions of people will come into the knowledge of WHO He is through me & my husband’s ministry. Now—I had just broke up with my little boyfriend from college so I was thinking—wow! I have a huge standard. Just can’t marry anybody.
I want to encourage you sisters. Satan is after your mindset. He wants you to think that you’ll be like sister so & so & single your whole life. He wants you to think that you’ll never get married. He wants you to think that you’ll be too old to have kids, He wants you to believe his stupid LIES. IF you believe his lies, you’ll be WAY too wrapped up & distracted to do what God called you to do. You’ll serve in church but deep down, your heart will hurt & you’ll grow frustrated. I want to challenge you to have JOY RIGHT NOW. No matter what season you’re in!! Some of you may think that.. it’s “easy” for me to say that because I’m married but my DUE date for marriage was August 14th 2010. YOU have a due date for marriage that has been PRE-ARRANGED by Christ.. and there’s NOTHING you can do right NOW to make that time come any quicker. Being pissed off at God & everyone else who is getting married sure won’t make that season come any sooner. So, dear daughters of Jesus.. rest sis. God loves you. He’s with you. He cares for you. He hasn’t forgotten about you. Your Adam will wake up in DUE time but that just can no longer be the focus of your mindset & cares. If you DRILL in your head that you’re going to trust God and HIS timing & be determined to enjoy life.. YOU will. If you drill in your head .. stupid love songs & stalking your ex boyfriends new life & girlfriend on his facebook page, you’re going to be sad & down. Keep your eyes on your OWN grass & water that grass.. clean it up… make it pretty. Let God develop beautiful gifts & areas into your heart. Pass some tests. Stop being so darn emotional. Surround yourself around positive women. Stop going to the club to find you a man. STOP having sex with randoms. Stop complaining about your “time.” Bring something to the table of your one-day marriage besides discontentment your entire single life.
Don’t get your hopes up too fast. Don’t let your guard down too soon. Don’t be blinded by potential for too long. Patience protects the heart. Don’t confuse what you feel with what’s real. Just because you have emotions for a person doesn’t mean they’re healthy. Some people just click, but that doesn’t mean it stays that way. Flames burns out, infatuation dies down, the butterflies fade and you can’t control any of that. But you can control what you choose to settle for. Reciprocity is everything. So if you aren’t getting out what you put in, your selling yourself short. When it’s REAL everything is MUTUAL.