Hold Onto Your Dreams

Do you have a dream or a goal for your life? I hope that you do because everyone should have something to work towards, look forward to, and get excited about! Don’t let that dream just be a dream though. I urge you to be committed and determined never to give up!

Just because you have a dream and you pray that it comes true, doesn’t mean it will. God may have another plan for you that is better. No matter what that plan is though, you have to work at it. Good things take time. Little by Little with God’s help He will point you in the right direction. He will bring the right people into your life to help you. It can be accomplished. Things that develop slowly are accomplished with hard work and patience. The foundation-laying years of a successful business, or life, are not necessarily exciting, but they are absolutely necessary if we want something that will last. Expect Challenges because that is where we learn to grow. Develop yourself. Become a better person, the person God created you to be.

Dream Big Dreams! God wants us to be happy and He wants us to live an abundant life!

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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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What Are You Doing With Your Tax Return?

Tax Refund2If you’re like me you are paying off medical bills, or credit cards, or maybe putting some of that into fixing up your house. All of those things are great and that takes a lot of our money every year when you think about it.

I think it’s time for us to …

INVEST IN OUR HEALTH!

This small investment could change your life in so many ways! It has mine and so many other people as well. Young Living Essential Oils are absolutely amazing! They have allowed me to remove the toxins from my life. They have allowed me to stop popping Ibuprofen like it was candy. They have allowed me to ease my pain and stress and so many other symptoms that we all deal with every day! They have allowed me to balance my emotions and keep me grounded spiritually. They have given me clarity. They have boosted my immune system and support every system of my body with natural 100% Therapeutic Grade Oils that I can feel good about knowing they are purely 100% and how important Quality is to Young Living!  I get all of this and so much more in return for ONLY $160 to start fee benefitting from all that Young Living has to offer!

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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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In An Instant

Over the years I have learned just how fast your life can change. In an instant.  One moment you are driving along the road singing and day dreaming, and then the next you are involved in an accident with no idea what happened.  What I have learned in my later years is that God always seems to step in and take control when you need Him to. Sometimes, we don’t even realize we need Him to step in because we think we are so strong we can handle anything that comes our way.  To some extent that is true, because with God we can handle anything.

What we need to remember though is that God has a plan, and it’s always for our good. We may not see it that way at the moment, because in the moment we are too busy thinking of the absolute worse diagnosis, the worse case scenario as to what and why we are in a particular situation that is causing us heartache.  While it is normal to worry about the unknown, it is also impossible for us to change the unknown through worry.  I found in my case, that I was so stressed out from work stress and God knew I needed a break so He gave me the break I needed.  That break though, was a heart attack.  I wondered, how could that possibly make my stress better.  What He gave me though was the time I needed to heal from the inside out. At the time, that break was the worst experience I had ever been through in my life. Yet, at the same time it allowed me the opportunity to learn so much about my self and how to deal with my stress. Looking back now, that situation, and that time, made me a much stronger person.  Today, I have learned to appreciate the small stuff, and let go of the bad stuff. I don’t know what the future holds for me, and I know it could change in an instant.  It could change for the good just as it could change for the bad, so take time to appreciate life in the moment and don’t regret that moment because it could change again in an instant!

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The next time we are feeling the strain of an uphill battle, no matter what that battle is, we need to release our worries to God and tell ourselves that, “I have strength for all things through Christ who empowers me!”  He will not give us more than we can handle.

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. – Philippians 4:13

When we depend on God continually, our perspective changes. We begin to recognize all of those little miracles happening around us every day, while others see only natural occurrences and “conincidences”.  I choose to begin each day with a joyful heart, with expectations that everything happens for a reason and that God’s plans are far superior to my own. Yet I will not lie, there are times I have to remind myself of this over and over again.  In the end though, I know it is for the best and that He will get me through even my darkest days.

It’s Time to Renew Your Spirit!

From time to time we all may stray from God. It’s normal. He knows we will, but He continually calls us back to Him.  It’s always an open invitation. We just need to respond by reaching back out to God.  He is always there with us. That soft voice of a whisper you hear at times in your head, that is God leading you back to Him. All we need to do is take time to talk with God and become closer.  It’s no great effort on our part – we just need to give in and open our hearts to His loving presence. He wants us to experience the depth of His love for us.

God never said that life would easy. He never said we wouldn’t experience pain, but He did say He would never foresake us. He may not provide immediate relief when we pray for Him to do so, but know that He is setting in motion the conditions we need.  It just won’t happen on our timetable.  God’s plan is the best plan. Remember, too, that God gifts everyone something different. He may have blessed one person with abundance and they seem to be living a life of ease. Yet He may have blessed another person with fragility, and through that they too will learn their lessons and be blessed in many ways through their struggles, and yet still live a life of abundance!

No matter what we are blessed with, know that we are God’s children and He wants the best for each of us. When we seek God and make the time to grow closer to Him, He comes closer to us. He will renew our hearts. He will make us strong. He will get us through the toughest of situations. He will give us lasting life.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” – Ezekiel 36:27

You see when we become closer to God, our spirit does renew; because His Spirit is in us. It is that soft voice we hear that moves us to follow His plan. We just need to be open to receiving His Word and knowing it is His Will that we are acting on.  Like I posted the other day, brush off that devil on your shoulder and let the good guy win!  With God we can do so much more! With God, we will live an abundant life!

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