WOW! I’ll be glad to say goodbye to 2018 in a few short weeks, but I’m excited to share that I am now in my own place and received today a good bill of health from my cardiologist! While it has been a rollercoaster ride, I am finally off the ride. I am now on a journey with God following His plan and living with less stress and better than ever health and much happiness!
It’s a good feeling when just two short weeks ago I felt like I was slapped in the face with some reality that truly set me back. The doctor confirmed what I was experiencing then was an ‘event’, but now that a little time has passed, I am no longer in jeopardy. He also said I look better than I ever looked. Though, he also said that my heart does not tolerate stress very well at all anymore. So it is important, more than ever knowing that I could experience another episode of broken heart syndrome from stress, that I remove all the stress from my life that I can.
So here’s some things I will be doing in the New Year and encourage you to do the same, because stress is not worth getting sick over, or dying over! Take control of your own health and wellness. Change what you can change! That includes your reactions to those stressful situations! I started reading my own book, “Break Down Your Walls!” and am taking my own advice about everything I learned over two years ago so that it is fresh in my mind again. You can get it on Amazon!
This is an understatement for me and when I saw this post I knew immediately I needed to elaborate a little on why!
God never said life wasn’t going to be hard, but He did say He would always be there for us and He would get us through. My relationship with God these past two years has grown tremendously, especially after my heart attack in 2016. He has given me so many signs over the years, but these last two years His prescense has been more and more visible to me through His Signs. I now know that with Him, I can get through anything.
Change has to come from us though, because we can’t change anyone else. We can only change our reactions. We have to learn what our limits are; our priorities; and, what we are willing to endure. Change is not easy and I think everyone would agree on that! With change there are lots of emotional battles fighting the change, which can lead to depression and living through some of the toughest decisions you will ever have to make or are forced to live through. Again, God never said life would be easy.
I can say though, that God has brought me this far, and God will get me through. He has shown me so many signs, left me so many messages that I feeled totally blessed to have been able to recognize. Again, this morning He took me back to my very own book, “Break Down Your Walls: Be the Person God Created You to Be…Be a Better You!”, and it was my very own words that got me through my morning prayers and reconfirmed His Will for me and lightened my soul knowing that I am taking the right path….His path for what I need right now.
This journey so far, for sure, has been eye-opening and the signs I have received …. absolutely unforgettable!!!
When times get hard, it is important not to climb in your shell and hide from the world. Don’t isolate yourself. Don’t let those feelings of guilt, self-doubt, or feelings of not being enough to run your life. Instead, look to God for support and guidance. He is your rock. He will always be with you. Stand tall with your head held up high, because you ARE ENOUGH! God created you to live a life of abundance. He created you to be treated as royalty when you reach Him in Heaven. It is up to you now to make the changes in your life and your relationship with God, and to grow and move forward so you can achieve and receive everything He has stored up for you. He wants you to receive all that you have waiting for you!
When I am going through these difficult times and even when I’m not, I continually talk with God and look for His signs of reassurance that I am on the right path. Just recently, going through an extremely tough decision process, God has been with me the entire time. So much so, that every time I recognize another sign from Him it truly blows my mind. He is so in tuned to my needs and the pieces all seem to come together. I’m sure I’ve missed some signs, but I have recognized way more than I have missed – I am certain. These messages, signs, and His soft voice all come in different ways; yet, the come at the perfect time.
Just the other weekend, it was as if He went on a weekend get-a-way with me because every time I turned around, there was yet another sign. He told me ‘Change was in the Air’, and before that, that ‘I needed to be willing to go it alone’. He told me to “trust in Him’ and ‘To Be Still’ because ‘He has this’. He pointed me to scriptures, such as John 29:11 over and over again……..
“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. ~ John 29:11
Once I started to give in to His messages and believing He was in control, that’s when I started to come to terms with the idea that everything was going to work out. Then i started recognizing even more signs of reassurance. He put me in contact with a new friend that I met who even helped me think through my next plan of action. That friend just so happened to have personal first hand experience in what I was working through. I truly believe everything happens for a reason and we just need to trust in God at all times. He wants the best for us. He wants the best for each of us. I’ve said it before, I will continue to say it, but God brings people into our lives for a reason and/or a season. That friend I met, I haven’t spoken to since, but I believe she was that seasonal friend and she helped me with exactly what she needed to and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Don’t give up on your situation. Don’t give up on God, and don’t give up on Hope! Your circumstances can change in a split second. Keep your eyes on God and He will keep His eyes on you. Feel His presence as he holds you with his right hand. Feel his arms around you as He lovingly cradles you, and as you do, you will feel peace enter your very soul!
Remember though, your situation may not turn out the way you planned, but it will turn out better than you expected. You see, God knows all, sees all, and takes us all into consideration. He may even use us to help someone else. God places the light in us to shine onto others. He uses us for the good of all. Simply hold on to Hope that tomorrow is going to be better. Take one day at a time and trust in the Lord.
Get out of your comfort zone. Get out of the boat, and dance on water with God!
Last night at Bible Study, I met an amazing leader and I know that she will play a role in my success in making my biggest dream come true! In fact, she already has! She and I have alot in common and I know once we find time to meet and get to know each other, the similarities will grow. How do I know this? God brought her into my life for a reason!
You see, the first day my best friend and I decided to check out this new Church called Lifepoint, and we sat in the audience in awe, the music and the people drew us both in. I felt the music in my very soul, I felt His presence in my heart and felt as if my heart was beating stronger as a result. I knew in that moment that this Church would become a part of me. I told my friend, Karen, that one day I will be standing on that stage.
This is basically the same message that this amazing leader spoke about last night! She talked about how she sat in the back row of this very same church when God spoke to her and gave her the same dream and she followed His every move to be that leader on stage speaking for God! I had to meet her! I didn’t hesitate, not even for one second, to walk up to her and introduce myself. Years ago, I never would have done such a thing. I was too shy, too intimidated, too scared. But ever since God directed me and placed that desire in my heart to write my first book, “Signs from God”, He has constantly urged me to get out of my comfort zone and put my faith in Him! I’ve taken that chance every time and I know that one day, I too, will be on that stage dancing with God!
Everyone has a life to live; everyone has a job to do in this life. So live your life, but take some time to really think about what your purpose is in this life. How can you help other people? How can you help spread God’s Love? Is it through healing? Is it through your music? Is it through teaching? Is it through serving? There are so many different ways we can do God’s work. Spend time with God and He will lead you. Ask for His help and He will guide you. Believe in His timing and know that He is with you and loves you unconditionally, all the time. He will help you get out of your comfort zone. He will bring the people into your life, at the right time, to ensure you have everything you need to be successful. God wants you to step out of that boat; out of your comfort zone; away from safety, and put your trust in Him! He not only wants you to walk on water like Peter, He wants us to Dance on Water with Him!
Start speaking life and purpose so that you feel it in your soul! You are meant to make a difference in this lifetime! With God’s help you can do anything you set your mind to! Here’s a picture I had taken after a Young Living conference when I knew that one day I would be up on a stage, bigger than this one, speaking about stress, anxiety, depression, and Miracles and how Young Living and the Lord changed my life!
I can’t tell you how many times I have strayed away from my dedicated time with God because of my own desire to spend my time more productively doing the things I feel I must do. Yet, every time I come back to that quiet place talking with God and being present with Him, I am always amazed. It’s as if He knows, and He does, exactly where I leave off and when I will pick back up again!
This morning was one of those days. It is my desire to start my day with God because I know that is the best way to stay intuned with Him, His desires, and His Will for my life. Then, it is the evil one who tempts me into wondering what’s happening on Facebook or who responded to my messages, etc. Once I give in to the distraction, it just spirals into my day and God is left waiting for me to return. I always return in the evening in prayer, but had I started my day with Him instead, the result would have been so much greater!
You see, as we grow in our desire to please Him above all else, we gain strength to resist these distractions. It is a daily battle, but if we stick with God, we can’t go wrong – for God is the way! For me, it’s as if He answers my prayers almost immediately at times. I always give Him the praise and express my gratitude towards Him because without Him it would not be possible! I give Him thanks first, and then I let Him know what it is I need. I always ask Him to bring the right people into my life to help me do His Will!
If you are lucky enough to know in your heart what His Will is for you, then you are truly blessed. He has a plan for all of us and He gave each of us a Gift that we are capable of blessing so many with. For me, every since I was a young child, He placed a dream in my heart to be an Author. I never thought that would happen in a million years, but He had a plan. You’ve heard though that it will happen in His Timing, that is so true. I had tried earlier to attempt writing a book, but nothing ever happened. His plan for me was to write spiritual inspirational stories and that plan took time. It took Him putting me into situations where I could learn what I needed to learn before I was actually ready. He placed certain people in my path that would help me. He led me in the right direction and reguided my steps when I took the wrong path. Nothing will stop His Plan, though it may take you much longer to get there when you are not listening and following His lead.
Now that I know this, when I pray, He answers me. I, though, have to be open and patient to recognizing His words, His plan, and His timing. I do this in knowing and believing in Him and Him alone! For His Spirit is always with me, and He can do amazing things! He has blessed me in so many ways and I know that the best is yet to come! He gave me a second chance at life. He allowed me to heal inside and out after a heart attack last year. He has blessed me with my second book, “Break Down Your Walls: Be the Person God Created…Be a Better YOU!” available now on Amazon. Where I share with you everything I learned and wish I had known before my heart attack. I learned how to deal with my stress, which is what caused my heart attack. Now, through my writing, I am able to help so many others who are struggling as well.
Now, He is working for me to put me in a situation where I can begin to grow my following in a manner that will allow me to dedicate more and more of my time on His Will. I have found that His Will for me is inspiring others to become a better person, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The current path He is leading me on is the natural path of wellness in living an abundant life of overall wellness by spreading the love of essential oils. Essential Oils was God’s Gift to us from day one! They date back to before Genesis in the Bible and are mentioned throughout the Bible as being the cure to many ailments. I have found that Young Living Essential Oils is the only company that I would trust when it comes to 100% Thereapeutic Grade Oils because they are the only company with the Seed-to-Seal promise guaranteeing their authenticity through rigorous testing methods and processes to ensure nothing but the absolute best quality. The oils and products that Young Living offers support every system in our body and aid in supporting our overall wellness, emotions, balancing our spiritually through meditation and aromatherapy. There are three ways you can use the essential oils: topically, aromatically, and ingesting by using the vitality oils that you can put in your water, use in cooking, or take internally with a vegetable capsule as a dietary supplement.
If you are interested in following me on my spiritual journey, receive my messages, purchase my books, or learn about essential oils, here is my contact information – I would love to connect with you!
Last year after my heart attack, which was all due to stress, I had even more stress and anxiety as a result of almost losing my life. I remember screaming in my head, “God I am not ready to Die!” He gave me that second chance and I thank Him every day for that! Since then, I have prayed for Him to give me a way to help to supplement our health and our income so eventually we could relieve some of our stress.
If you’ve been following me, you know Mom and I have been writing for years and that has been our ultimate dream and goal in life. During my recovery period after that heart-attack is when I was writing my second book, “Break Down Your Walls: Be the Person God Created … Be a Better You!” While I was writing that book, is when I was praying and it felt like I was praying the entire time I was writing. It also seemed that He was giving me the words to write, as He usually does. It was two weeks later when Young Living came into my life. At first, I had no intention of selling Young Living. After all, I just had a heart attack, was preparing to go back to the same stressful job, and certainly couldn’t take on another project at that time. However, as soon as it dawned on me that Young Living could be the answer to my prayers, my thought process immediately changed, as did my life! I knew without a doubt that this was God’s answer for me I have given it my all ever since. Young Living has changed me and my ways in so many different aspects. I couldn’t be happier. I thoroughly enjoy sharing and helping other people realize the benefits of essential oils and how they too can change their lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually! I do this through my inspirational writing as I have been doing for years, and now I also am able to share the love of oils and how they can help support our emotions, stress levels, health, and overall wellness!
If you would like to learn more about Young Living and how you too could find an affordable way to ditch the chemicals in your life and switch to a more natural way of living through plant-based products, I would love for you to join me Thursday, August 10th at 8pm EST LIVE on Facebook. Please connect with me through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sharon.daileyshabinaw and let me know if you’re interested and I’ll be sure to add you to the invite! It can change your life as well! You won’t be sorry! After all, essential oils were God’s gift to us and date back to Genesis and mentioned in the Bible many, many times!
This is something I have learned over the years, and it truly does seem that the more you seek, the more you will find. The more you reach out to God for support, the more support you will receive. You see, all we have to do is turn to God, give Him our worries, our problems, our desires, and in return He blesses us beyond our wildest dreams. The thing though is, that once we give it to God, we have to have faith that He Will will be done! God has a plan and we cannot change that plan, even if it is not what we wanted. What we will find though, if we give it time, is that His plan is a better plan for all involved. To take it a step further, we have to also realize that it is not always just about us and our desires, but the desires and the needs for everyone involved.
Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense to us, but we have to trust that His way, is the best way! One day it will make sense, and until that day comes, leave it to God, put your trust in Him, and Faith in the unknown. When we start recognizing God’s hand and show gratitude, the more we will recognize His Will in everything!
I was wondering what I could blog about and it became so clear to me, because I have so much to be thankful for. God gave me a second chance at life. He took control of my life and forced me to take the time I needed to rest, to heal, to grow, and to become a better person…the person He created me to be!
As I sit here looking at this rock and the word Gratitude, it means so much because I am grateful for so much in my life right now. I truly feel as if I am in the middle of such a pivotal point in my life. I’m 54 years young, happily married, and have a wonderful family. I have my health back, and I am conquering stress. While it will always be a challenge, I feel like I finally have it all figured out. Sometimes, I have to remind myself to give it to God and listen to my own words and remember that we can only change our reactions. We can’t change people or situations, and worrying about it, isn’t going to change anything! You see, after my heart attack last year and all the soul searching and self-development I went through, I now feel like I have a secret and I want to share it with the world.
My second book, Break Down Your Walls: Be the Person God Created You to Be … Be a Better You!, is allowing me to share that secret and I couldn’t be happier. It’s only be out for a couple of weeks and I have already received messages from people saying how much they’ve enjoyed it and they are now buying more for their friends and family! I have received so many good blessings and I know that this is just going to continue more and more as I continue to plant seeds of healing greatness.
Many of you may know that it’s always been my mission to inspire other people to become a better version of themselves – emotionally, physically, and spiritually and I couldn’t be happier than to be blessed with this dream! God gave me this dream many, many, years ago and now I am living it out. I know it is only going to get better, and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve been saying for a while now, “the time is now”, and that is where this pivotal point comes in! I truly believe I am in the midst of something so big it almost feels like a dream at times. How can you love what you are doing so much that it is all you want to do? That’s how I feel right now! I’ve always been a leader and not a follower, and now I am leading a group of other leaders on their own journey….this journey is what we call, the Young Living journey!
You see, everything I learned after my heart attack led me to Young Living. I haven’t even been with Young Living for a whole year, and yet I feel like I have grown a whole other family that I’ve known for years! We support each other and want everyone to grow together! We are all ranking up so quickly in this business because Essential Oils are a critical part to our overall wellness. Essential Oils have been around for over 23 years now, and we all Gary & Mary Young to thank for that! Essential Oils have become so prevalent in today’s current society that everyone is turning to a more natural way of living and looking at other healthier, cleaner, alternatives to living a better life.
This new family I have come to love means the world to me, and everyone on my team is now my extended family. I want the best for them and can’t wait to help them make their own dreams come true as well! We are in this journey together and together we will inspire others to become a better version of themselves – emotionally, physically, and spiritually – and Young Living Essential Oils and my inspirational writing, is going to make this happen – not only for me, but for my extended family as well! For that I will forever be grateful to God for all He has given me, and all that He will continue to bless me with! If you would like to join us on this journey, we would love to help you as well!
The philosphy, integrity, and culture that Young Living Promotes as a company is better than anything I have ever been a part of! Their training, and support reinforces everything I learned through my self-discovery and it only reinforces those best practices that have made me the person I am today. Their product lines support every system in our bodies. The research and testing that they have done and continue to do is far above any other essential oil company – Young Living is the only company with the Seed-to-Seal guarantee! I could not stand behind a company or product I did not believe in and I wouldn’t ask you to either!
Everyone likes to hear that they are doing a great job at work or whatever it is they are doing, right? At your workplace, whether someone is doing great or someone is doing bad, word of mouth travels, right? I’ve found the answer to this is definitely a YES! Obviously, the good word spreading could lead to a raise, or a promotion and a lifetime of appreciation and a career to be proud of!
In today’s world, there are so many authors out there that we have to compete with and technology has made it even harder to compete. Anyone can self-publish a book these days pretty inexpensively and get it posted to Amazon for distribution. The thing is that if you aren’t getting the hits, likes, and purchases to your book, that the algorithms don’t move your book up for easier reviewing. The more hits and reviews you receive though, the higher up your book moves in the ranking.
The next time you read a book you enjoy, give this some thought and help a starving author out by giving them a quick review! Who knows maybe that one nice gesture starts a chain reaction that could have them ranking up to a #1 Best Seller!