You've been on my mind and heart. I see you struggling and planning,
worrying and sweating, crying and running, at a furious pace. You're
trying to move that mountain by yourself again, huh?
God asks that we cast all our cares on Him because He cares. Think about
what your worrying says to God when you refuse to give things over to
When you worry about money, you're telling Him that He is unable to
provide for His children... although He has riches beyond belief in
Heaven, He is too stingy to share them with you.
When you worry that no one understands you, you're telling Him that
although He has been with you since before you were formed in the womb
and has carved you into the palm of His hand, He doesn't know you.
When you worry that you will not have enough food, you're telling Him
that although He rained down bread from Heaven in the desert to feed His
children, you are the one He's forgotten.
When you worry that your enemies will have victory over you, you're
telling God that although He has given you spiritual battle gear to
defend yourself, that despite His track record of being a giant slayer,
Red Sea divider, lion mouth closer and a furnace cooler, He can't handle
your coworker (BOSS), your neighbor or a former friend.
When you worry that your children have decided to follow the world
instead of your example, you're telling God that he doesn't keep His
promises... that despite the fact that you have raised them up in the
way they should go, they'll stray because basically he lied.
When you worry because the doctors told you that children are
impossible, that a cure is impossible, that healing is impossible,
you're telling Him that this world controls your fate. You're saying
that prayer time with Him is merely something to pass the time. You're
saying that although He can raise the dead, make a virgin conceive, open
the womb of a woman well past eighty, heal a twelve year issue of blood,
make the blind see and the lame walk, He can't help you.
When you worry that you won't be able to do enough to earn forgiveness,
you're telling Him "that's OK Lord, no need for your Son to die, I can
earn my own forgiveness! " Let's just act like Jesus never died, and
tell Him never mind, that He doesn't need to go to the cross.
When you worry that no one will love you, that you'll be lonely for the
rest of your life, you're telling Him that His love is insufficient,
that He couldn't possibly love you enough to ward away loneliness.
You're saying that although He has promised life more abundantly, He was
lying that despite the
fact that He started off saying that it is not good that we be alone,
He's changed His mind.
When you worry and refuse to give the problem over to Him, you're
telling Him that although He could create the world, He can't handle
what's going on in your world, so you will. You are saying that He won't
work things out, that obstacles cannot be overcome, that mountains can't
be climbed, that healing
cannot occur, that what is lost will not be found, that joy does not
come in the morning, that He is not the God of a second chance, that the
promised land has been swallowed up by the desert, that you have
discovered the height, depth and width of His love and found to fall
short of your needs.
Think about all that you're saying to the one who loves you the most and
who has all power, really think about it. Then open your hands and
release what you've been holding onto. Bow down on your knees and ask
Him to forgive you for doubting Him. Walk away with a peaceful heart and
note the footsteps that go before you to make the crooked places
straight, a way in the wilderness, and water springing forth in the
desert. Stand in a stream with waters around your ankles, the waters
that pass by you at that moment, you will never see again, so it is with
the misery that has challenged your life... let it go, let it pass!
By Bishop TD Jakes
If you can disappoint yourself as much as you love yourself and you still manage to disappoint yourself then why are you shocked when other people that you love disappoint you.
Isn't it funny how God will let you be at the right place at the right time with the right people to get what you want from the Lord.
Nobody wants somebody who wants them for what they have or the position they're in--you want somebody who wants you for you. In case it all goes crazy and it all turns to dust. I want somebody who loves me in the welfare line, eating gumbo, eating fish,black eyed peas and rice. I want somebody that loves me. God wants you to love him, not his cars, not his house, not his blessing--love him.
Just because no one has been fortunate enough to realize
what a gold mine you are,
Doesn't mean you shine any less.
Just because no one has been smart enough to figure out
that you can't be topped,
Doesn't stop you from being the best.
Just because no one has come along to share your life,
Doesn't mean that day isn't coming.
Just because no one has made this race worthwhile,
Doesn't give you permission to stop running.
Just because no one has realized how much of an
awesome woman you are,
Doesn't mean they can affect your femininity.
Just because no one has shown up who can love you on your level, Doesn't mean you have to sink to theirs.
Just because you deserve the very best there is,
Doesn't mean that life is always fair.
Just because God is still preparing your king,
Doesn't mean that you're not already a Queen.
Just because your situation doesn't seem to be progressing right now, Doesn't mean you need to change a thing.
Keep shining, keep running, Keep hoping, and keep praying,
Keep being exactly what you are already. COMPLETE!!
1. Know what you are going after – Ask God if it’s really yours, pick your battles (Romans 8:25), Get out of bed with an agenda.
2. Wash your face – Don’t let your past affect your present, cannot go forward if you still stuck in the past.
3. Anoint your face – Put on a fresh attitude, Go to work with a smile, put it on, work it no matter how you feel. Change your attitude in order to change your altitude . If you have a personality, God will bless you. Put it on until it becomes you!!!
4. Change your garments – Prepare for something that hasn’t happened yet, be who you want to be, Act like you have already won the battle, your destination is preparation ( Be the ready kind of person)
5. Get down to the floor – Move to the place where the blessing is at, Dangerous to stay in a place where you’re not moving, you don’t fit but you’re there (misfit) Stop feeling unworthy, Ur the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28)
6. Shut your mouth – Wait, don’t force it to happen, God will open the door for you, it will just happen, stand still and see the salvation of the lord. Just wait upon the lord. God is always on time (when it’s your time to be blessed, it’s for you) and nothing or no one can take it away.
7. Never try to shine when the light is not on you – Give it everything you got, Ruth never spoke to her target until the target spoke to her.
There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you, let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. The Bible said that, “They came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us.” [1 John 2:19] People leave you because they are not joined to you. And, if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay. Let them go. And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over, so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You’ve got to know when it’s dead. You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of goodbye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift. I believe in “goodbye”. It’s not that I’m insensitive or uncaring, it’s that I trust. I know whatever and whomever God means for me to have and be a part of my life He will give. And, if a relationship takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay. Let them go!!