Could This Be Your Sign from God?

If you are seeing this post, that either means you’ve been following me, or God had a plan for you to find this message!  For that I want to THANK YOU and GOD!  Consider yourself blessed today because this is exactly what you need in your life!

Why do we not all know about these amazing bottles of essential oils that God himself has given us?  I would love for you to connect with my Facebook Group so you too can learn as much as you can about these miraculous bottles of essential oils that support every system in your body, not to mention your emotional health and spiritual grounding! You see, God gave us what we needed to survive a long time ago. That’s right. On Day 3, God created the trees and plants that cover our ground with abundance!

As God continues to lead me on this journey of helping so many more families live a healthier life with less toxins, less stress, and more energy to do His Will and live an abundant life, I would love for you to continue to follow me on this journey!  You see, God has led me to Young Living and I do believe this is His plan and the venue that will lead me to much more success with my writing, sharing how stress has impacted me, and helping me share how I have learned to deal with that stress since my heart attack!

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Finding Peace Within

Always stay true to yourself! You may lose some lose some friends and even loved ones, but those that stick with you, believe in you, and want what’s best for you, are worth the risk of losing when you do find yourself and who is still standing with you! But one thing is for sure, even if no one is standing by your side when you look in the mirror and see your true self, know that GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!!!!

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There is one book, “Jesus Calling”, by Sarah Young, that I have picked up every day for the last two in half years. I highly recommend this daily devotional as it has touched my life in so many ways. It is as if God is speaking directly to me on so many days and in so many ways! He too will speak to you through Sarah!  I’m going to quote the devotional that prompted today’s message above!

I have promised to meet all your needs according to My glorious riches. Your deepest, most constant need is for My Peace. I have planted Peace in the garden of your heart, where I live, but there are weeds growing there too: pride, worry, selfishness, unbelief. I am the Gardener, and I am working to rid your heart of those weeds. I do My work in various ways. When you sit quietly with Me, I shine the Light of My Presence directly into your heart. In this heavenly Light, Peace grows abundantly and weeds shrivel up. I also send trials into your life. When you trust Me in the midst of trouble, Peace flourishes and weeds die away. Thank Me for troublesome situations; the Peace they can produce far outweighs the trials you endure.”

– Sarah Young

It’s important that we do put aside every day some quiet time to sit and talk to God. Give Him your burdens. Talk to Him as you would your best friend. Welcome Him into your heart, and He will remove the weeds from your life! Just remember, it is in His timing and that there will be mountains we must climb if we are to learn to become better versions of ourselves!  Enjoy the journey – the good and the bad – look for the positive in everything because everything happens for a reason!

 

Find Your Peace

Everyone is dealing with issues, some more profound than others. Some people are more open and verbal in expressing their troubles, fears, and their life in general. While others hold things deep inside and keep things bottled up in fear of upsetting someone or being seen for who they really are.  Yet, both types of individuals, can be seen from afar and you would never know what they might be dealing with, if anything at all.

Then there’s people like me, that are a combination of both, they may tell their dearest friend, their mother, or someone else close enough to them their dark deepest secrets and keep it bottled up from the rest of the world. No matter how you deal with your issues, it all comes down to the same thing. You have to deal with them! I was praying to God this morning and asked him to help me sort something out in my life. I’ve given my burdens to Him in the past and He has kept me from getting over stressed and anxious. This continues to be a work in progress when it comes to dealing with stress and everything that can gets you down in life, but knowing God is there working on my behalf helps me get through.  This morning after my quiet time, was no different. I came into my office and started scrolling on Facebook and came across this message that I believe was an answer from God.

Find Your Peace

by Dan Pedersen

Worrying about what other people think about you, will prevent you from being your best.

It will prevent you from being real.

It will prevent you from doing the right thing.

It will prevent you from being what others need you to be (which isn’t always the same as what they want you to be).

It will prevent you from being at peace.

Do what brings you peace. Not only will you be more satisfied, but you’ll be what the world truly needs you to be. A peaceful mind creates peace in the world.

Yes, I believe this was meant for me to see this morning, and I hope it was meant for you to see today as well!  Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will help you find your Peace! Never give up hope!

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Lighten Up and Laugh

Sometimes we just have to stop being so serious.

Sometimes we have to just give in and go along for the ride.

Sometimes we just have to lighten up and laugh!

The problem is in life that we want it to be perfect, but guess what? It’s just NOT going to be perfect. GOD did not promise us a perfect life. God told us that there will be mountains to climb and problems we will face.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

We can choose to live trying to change our circumstances, or people, or problems all on our own, or we can trust in God and have faith that He is working on our behalf to make things right. We can give our burdens to Him and then rest in peace knowing that He is working on our behalf.  If there’s one that I’ve learned recently and have to keep reminding myself, is that we can’t change anyone or any situation we are faced with. We can only change our reaction to the person or situation. Instead of carrying that burden myself, I have chosen to give it to God and live day by day knowing that He is always with me. He is guiding me down the path of His Will for me and not my will for myself necessarily. For God knows everything, especially what is best for me.

I am choosing to have faith in this renewed knowledge and am choosing to live life one day at a time living in the moment. We all need to accept things and people for who they are and not what we want them to be. Choose to be happy, choose to lighten up, choose to laugh! Choose to find the positive in every situation will make it easier to be happy, to lighten up, and to laugh!

“In life, there is “a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance.” – Ecclesiastes 3:4

Learn to take life in stride. There will be roller coaster rides that we are going to want to get off of, but it’s all up to God and his timing as to when that ride may end. Trust though in knowing the ride will always be for a reason. Sometimes we just need to trust God because we won’t always learn the purpose for the reason until we meet our Heavenly Father. It’s important to realize though, that the reason might not be all about us. He may be using us to help someone else, and teaching us a lesson in the meantime!

Now that’s something to think about! 

So when it’s time to laugh, laugh! And know God is laughing with you. 

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There Comes a Time…..

It may be at your highest high, or your lowest low, or just an ordinary moment, but there does come a time when you realize things happened the way they were suppose to happen. You realize that God had a plan, and that everything happens for a reason. That realization is such an amazing feeling as you begin to put the puzzle pieces of life together and see for yourself the impact that each of those puzzle pieces had in allowing the next to fit together so well.  Just as the puzzle you are building begins to become more visible, the faith and trust in our creator becomes much greater. That faith and trust allows joy to overflow in in our hearts to recognize the love in the bigger picture; His Plan!

“A man’s steps are directed by the Lord.

How then can anyone understand his own way?”

– Proverbs 20:24

Only God knows what the future holds and what our puzzle of life will look like in the end. It is up to us to trust His Plan and know that it is a better plan. Yet every step we take, we need to know that it will lead us to where He is taking us. Though we might fail, we might take the wrong turn, and it might take us a little longer to get back on track, have faith in knowing that God is holding our hand and leading us back to path He wants for us. Through each of these wrong turns, in reality were not a wrong turn because God knew that’s where we would go. During each of those wrong turns He created a lesson to be learned. He is always helping us become a better version of ourselves through these adversities and life’s difficulties no matter how big or small they may seem at the time.

You see, things will not happen on our timetable. We are not in charge of that no matter how hard we try. Yet, when we live day by day, moment by moment, and trust that God has a plan, we can leave behind us all of the worry and stress with God. Give Him your burdens, your worries, your stress and anxiety. Talk to God and ask for your deepest desires and He will give you a life filled with abundance, love, peace, and joy!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,

“plans to prosper you and not to hard you,

plans to give you hope and a future.”

– Jeremiah 29:11

 

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What’s Your Purpose?

God has a purpose for each and every one of us. Some of us know what that purpose is from a very young age. Some of us ignore the feeling of purpose for our own pleasures and it takes us longer to realize what God has in store for us. When we stay close to God, thank Him for His blessings, recognize His work in our lives, and contine to talk with Him and become closer to Him every day, that is when we realize the enormous gift of abundance He wants to provide us with in this life!

As we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

– Romans 8:28

Therefore, take time to be with God. Talk with God like you would your best friend, for God is your best, closest, dearest friend, who loves you more than life itself! Listen to that soft voice when you are spending time with Him. He will guide you, and when you take the wrong turn, He will readjust your path every time.

Since I was a little girl, God placed a dream in my heart to be an Author. It took me over 40 years, but I am now an author of two spiritual books on Amazon:

Signs from God

Break Down Your Walls: Be the Person God Created You to Be…Be a Better You!

And, now He has led me to Young Living Essential Oils: Believe In Essentials He has given me the venue to share my story, my mother’s miracle, and how stress has played a role in both of our lives. He is allowing me to share our books, share my love of oils, and fulfill His Will and purpose for my life! Helping others is all I wish to do and that I know is His purpose for me!  I realize what I am living now is only the beginning of what He has in store for me, and the journey I am on is going to be grander than anything I ever imagined?

What is your purpose, and are you on the right path?

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We All Face Disappointments!

Everyone gets disappointed, and everyone deals with disappointments differently. Trust me, I am no better than any of you who may be reading this. It’s easy to say how one should act, or how one should feel, but unless we are walking in the same exact path and the same exact scenarios, we are all different and will never know what or how someone is dealing and living through.  Yes, we may have lost a loved one at the same age, with the same disease, but not exactly in the same manner. Our circumstances are our own and therefore we can not or should not compare our story or situation to anyone elses.

lionofjudahLosing a loved one causes us much more than just a feeling of  ‘disappointment’, but I felt I needed to use a drastic example to get my point across. Whenever we are feeling alone or disappointed, we can all become sad, withdrawn, and sink into ourselves, but thankfully, we have God within us and beside us at all times. We have to remember, He is there holding our hands or carrying us through our darkest times. Yes, we could give into these feelings and continue to go down that deep dark hole and Satin would be very pleased with us. Wouldn’t it be better if when life disappoints us, we disappoint Satin by deciding to make the best out of our situation?

A positive attitude is our most attractive asset and a very valuable thing to have.  No matter what circumstance we are dealing with, it is our decision on how we handle life’s twists and turns.  We can either choose to be joyful with a positive attitude and search as deep as we have to until we find a positive thing to be grateful for.  There is always a positive in even the darkest of moments.

It is so easy to have a good attitude when everything is going our way, but if we want to grow in our spiritual maturity, we need to develop the ability to remain positive even during the storms of our lives. When we can master this challenging element of surprise and remain calm during the storm, it glorifies our God and shines through to others allowing them to recognize there is always something to be grateful for.  When we believe that God is in control at all times, and in all ways, we just have to remember that He loves each and every one of us and that His world is so much larger than our little world. Our lives touch so many other lives, that we don’t even realize the effect we could have someone. God knows though. He knows each and every one of us intimately and knows our every move before we even do. He knows how the chain effect will work, so we just need to believe that everything happens for a reason even when we can’t see the reason. We have to have faith and trust, but realize too that our attitude belongs to us and nobody can force us to have a good attitude or a bad attitude.  Our decision-making powers are our own and we can decide whether to be happy or sad, miserable or joyful. The choice is yours. Just know with God, we will get through the storm with His guiding love, and for that alone, I am grateful!

 

Stop Making Excuses

How many times have we said, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”? How many times have you convinced yourself you don’t feel like doing it today because you don’t feel good, it’s too cold, it’s raining, it’s snowing, it’s too hot out, or there’s not enough time to get it done now?  Well, the time is now to stop making excuses and instead start thinking of all the reasons you need to do it now!

Putting things off until tomorrow is just going to delay everything in life. If you want to make a change, if you want to make more money, if you want to grow in your career, if you want to become a better person, you have to start now.  Just do it! Get off of the sofa, get out of bed, get up and just get going!

Break down those walls you’ve put up around yourself to protect you. Get out of your comfort zone. Take a chance. What do you have to lose? If you don’t start, nothing will change. The decision is yours and yours alone. Only you can change your life and the direction of your journey. You can choose to take the long road, or you can choose to take the fast track.  Ask God to help guide you and to give you the courage you need to start today. Ask for the determination to keep pushing forward even when you don’t want to. He knows what you want. He knows what you need. He knows what you are going to do before you even get moving.

Start now by thanking God for what you have been given and for all the blessings he is sending your way!

Positive Self-Talk

If we are going to make a change, we have to start with ourselves. Remember, we can’t change anyone, we can only change our reaction to situations. That’s why it is so important to look at ourselves in the mirror. What do you see? Regardless of how you might be feeling at the moment, whether you are still in your pajama’s, your hair is a mess, you have circles under your eyes, or maybe you just got back from the gym and you’re all sweaty and feel disgusting, we have to look deeper within ourselves. We have to remember that we are a child of God and He gave each and every one of us life. He gave us the desire and ability to live a life full of abundance. He wants the very best for each of us and it’s up to us to follow his lead.

It is up to us to start believing that we are worth it! It might feel silly to go stand in the mirror and say to yourself, “I am a beautiful person”, “I am strong”, “I am determined and successful”, “I have a lot to be proud of”, or “I am in control of my life”. I could go on and on, but if we don’t change our attitude and remove the negative thinking, with only positive affirmations, we will just talk ourselves into feeling insecure, unloved, unsuccessful, unworthy, and weak.  Do you remember a time when you woke up and just didn’t feel like going to work? You laid there and said to yourself, “I don’t feel good”, “I’m tired.”, “I just don’t want to do anything.”, “I really think I’m coming down with something.”? Sure enough, if you lay their long enough talking yourself into it, you will start to feel those things and you will just roll back over and go back to sleep.  Instead, change your mindset. Ask God for the strength to get you out of bed because you know he has plans for you and any day with God is a good day!

Granted there are some days that God just wants us to lay in bed because we have overdone it lately and our bodies need the rest, or we need quiet time to reflect on ourselves. I can’t tell you how many times God has laid me up because he knew I needed a break. At first, I feel like I was just thrown a curve ball, but then I realize, it was God’s Will.  He knew I was overworked, worn out, and just needed time to rejuvenate my body and soul. I couldn’t be more grateful for those opportunities. You see even in our darkest hours, there is a light of positiveness. We just need to look deep enough and learn to see through the clouds because behind every cloud there is a ray of sunshine!

The next time you are feeling down on yourself, or you don’t want to get out of bed and you are just trying to convince yourself to give into those negative feelings, that’s when you have to force your mindset to positive thinking. Dig deeper into the strength that God gave you. Take the high road. Instead start convincing yourself that you feel great, remember those affirmations: you are strong; you are determined; you are successful; you are loved; you are worthy!

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2018 Positive Thinking

Every day is a new opportunity!  Yesterday, I asked God for some ideas on topics I could Blog about as I regain some focus in my writing this year. Whenever I am writing, I always turn to God for his support, and he always answers me. Sometimes he answers me right away, and other times it takes a little longer for me to pick up on his will, but yesterday it only took about 30 minutes before he answered me!  I had an appointment at the gym and the person I was meeting was delayed, but instead of getting discouraged or mad, it allowed me some extra time to just sit and relax. I happened to find some positive affirmations with an entire list of over 100 exercises and/or thought-provoking ideas that had been written down as motivation for the members of the gym. Immediately, I recognized that list as my sign from God to elaborate on each of those topics in my blog. It it my goal to share positivity with everyone and help change the way we think, because when we are happy and can always find the positive, even in our darkest hours, we can impact so many people and we can live a healthier and happier life in 2018 full of abundance in many different ways!

Believe-In-Yourself

I have always been a person who loves to put a positive spin on things and it excites me to play devils advocate with people by getting them to turn their negative thinking into positive thinking. So when this list crossed my path, it grabbed my attention in a big way!  Yes, God is good and he is always listening to us even when we don’t address him specifically.  He knows what we need, what we want, and he continually is leading us to what we need, who we need in our lives, and to become the person he created us to be.  I am excited to begin this thought-provoking series and hope to impact many of you in a positive change for the better!  I would love to make this an interactive experience where we share comments and feedback and other ideas so we can help others change their mindset as well. Everyone has their own story to share and we all need to step out of comfort zone if we are going to make a change for the better! The biggest thing I’ve learned since my heart attack, and I know I’ve said this many times in many different venues, but we can’t change anyone. We can only change our reaction to the situation. This is why I feel it is so important to share with everyone and anyone who is interested in becoming a better person – the person God created us to be!