Don’t You Dare Shrink Back

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Sis, I want to take the time to encourage you to NOT SHRINK BACK! Often times we become intimidated by others success, looks, or status. Maybe someone you THINK is more beautiful and successful than you causes you to shrink back. Maybe you failed at a task you worked really hard on and you found yourself shrinking back out of shame. Maybe someone broke your heart and because that rejection made you feel unworthy… you shrunk back. Maybe you’re standing firm on your faith… people, life, and the troubles it brings tempts you to shrink back because you think life would be much easier if you just laid low.

Sis, don’t you dare shrink back. We are to stand bodly in our identity in Christ Jesus! We are to be bold for our Lord. We can not shrink back because of the intimidation of this world. My prayer is that God is raising us up (and we respond) to be a generation that is unwilling to compromise. Unwilling to succumb to what this world offers us knowing that it only offers temporary pleasures. Unwilling to shrink back whenever faced with hardships.

I pray that you always remember who you are and who you belong to. When we are incapable our God is always able. When we are weak His strength works best through us. Don’t you dare shrink back!!! Dont you dare believe the lies the enemy offers you! Dont you dare compromise! Dont you dare accept false affirmation! Dont you dare settle for futile love when God is offering you an everlasting love that never changes.

I know how hard it can be not to shrink back when everything you see intimidates you and goes against the truth of everything you know God has spoken in his word. Sis, I know it’s easy to want to shrink back when people challenge your faith and the evidence in your life isn’t matching up to the promises of God AT THAT PRESENT MOMENT!!! Sis, I KNOW!!!! BUT, I need you stand bodly and not shrink back no matter what you see with your natural eye. We can’t see what God is doing but we can be confident in knowing that He is always at work in our lives. We just have to make the choice to have faith and know that ALL things will work for our good.

DON’T SHRINK BACK BUT LETS STAND UP FOR THE ONE WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US!!!

Sis I love you soooooo much and I’m praying with you and for you!!!

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Don’t lose sight of God

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As I sit here reflecting a heavy moment  that I recently endured I felt compelled to share. Recently I found myself in a pretty tough position. Opposition all around me, mind overloaded with the issues of life, feeling defeated over doctor reports, body wracking with pain, and I slowly found myself upset, stressed out, and stuck out of fear from the storms raging around me.  I became overcome with such sadness and grief. How did I get here? How did I allow my mind to wonder off so far? How did I allow myself to waddle in the pit of my circumstances rather than stand strong in my faith? Again… how did I get here?

It took heavy digging but the conclusion was clear. I took my focus off of my God and placed them on my circumstances. Often times when we go through tough seasons we run. Run not to the Father who has all power to fix the impossible but we run and try to fix things only to find ourselves defeated because of our human weaknesses and limitations.

I was reminded by the story in the Bible when the disciples were in a boat experiencing a storm. One of the disciples..Peter, is called out of the boat onto the water and begins to walk towards Jesus. As Peter walks his eyes are focused on Jesus…. BUT as the storms around him are raging… like us Peter takes his focus off of Jesus and shifts his focus back to the storm and unsurprisingly Peter begins to sink. Of course Jesus reaches down to save him as Peter calls out for help. Jesus ask Peter “why do you have such little faith”?

Does that sound familiar? When we experience difficult times (storms) in our lives we may start off looking to Jesus but when the sprinkle of rain turns into pouring rain and the pouring rain turns into thunderstorms and the thunderstorms turns into flooding and maybe even tornadoes start to form we immediately shift our focus off Jesus and we begin to sink. Sink into worry! Sink into selfpity! Sink into depression! Sink deep into places that we never had to experience if we could have stood firm in our faith on the solid foundation Jesus so graciously gives rather trusting more in what we see with our natural eye which only leads us to sinking sand.

My question to you is this. When faced with your storm. Will you lose sight of God and focus on your storm or will you choose to remain faithful to a God that has remained faithful to you time and time again? He hasn’t failed you yet and I can assure you that you are not that special for God to lose his perfect record on you.

So hang on, keep fighting, keep praying, and keep believing!

Remember,  when you focus on your problems you lose sight of God! See pass what you see and trust that whatever you’re experiencing God ALWAYS works it out for your good.  Question is… will you change your perspective and stop looking at it from a victim mentality but from someone who is already a victor!

You must remain hopeful as you wait for the manifestation of your victory.

Keep your faith strong, the light of your life shining bright, and keep inspiring souls with the love of God!

💜Miracle💜

Show mercy

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God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy -Matthew 5:7

“Show mercy? Do you know what they did to me? Did you hear how they just came for my life? They spread rumors about me. They physically, emotionally, and verbally abused me. They told everything I shared during what I THOUGHT was intimate conversations with a dear friend….. and you want me to show mercy?!?!?!?”

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

To show mercy means to to show compassion or forgiveness when you could seek revenge. Showing mercy towards someone means to restore them even if getting even and having anger towards them is “justified”.

To often we try to decide who we THINK deserves mercy…. but we have no right to those thoughts at all. We disappoint God and often fall short of His glory yet in stead of throwing us away while we were yet still sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Our loving Father who had every right to withhold mercy from us sent His Son to pay the penalty of our sins that was rightfully ours to pay. When we seek to be restored through repentance He shows us MERCY! Isn’t He so GOOD?!? Do we deserve it?? ABSOLUTELY NOT… but God loves us so much to not leave us in our filth.

I want to encourage you to show mercy to those who need it.. which is EVERYONE!!! As believers when God instructs us to be set apart ready to be used by Him. More times then not that means dying to what your flesh wants to do and showing others God’s love through your actions AND reactions towards them.

In this life we will run into some pretty difficult people. I want you to extend NEW grace and mercy every morning the same way our loving Father does for us (Lamentations 3:22-23). Pray for the areas of them that may be lost and pray that they come to know Jesus and no longer be driven by their sinful nature.

Let’s pray

Father, I want to thank you for the new mercy and grace you give me each morning. Forgive me for not extending to others what you so graciously give to me. Father reveal to me whatever it is that causes my heart to grow cold towards others when I should be restoring them with love. Help me to not get so caught up in thinking I look lame to others because I choose to submit to the Holy spirit working through me rather than my flesh. Help me to be more concerned about not breaking your heart over getting the approval from man in the way I choose to handle situations when this world says I should seek revenge. Father I pray that with the way I choose to submit to your ways in the way I act and react to difficult people make others see my deeds and praise YOU and seek to do things differently in their own lives. Lord I love you! I praise you! And I’m thankful for the Holy spirit convicting my heart to make a change. In Jesus precious name I do pray. Amen!!!

Keep your faith strong! The light of your lives shining BRIGHT! Keep inspiring souls with wherever you go!!!

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Don’t worry!!

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Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? – Matthew 7:27

Have you ever woke up with an unsettling feeling? You just rolled over, turned your alarm off, and your feet hasn’t even hit the the floor yet and you’re already filled with worry. “Worry” doesn’t care what time it is, who you are, or how much faith you’ve been talking.

Don’t become lax when it comes to addressing the worry. If you don’t attack it as soon as it starts to show itself you’ll allow it to ruin your day and sometimes even your life.

2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. I know it’s hard to trust God’s word when everything you see makes you not believe… BUT that’s when your faith needs to go into full throttle.

Instead of replaying the thoughts, circumstances, and facts over and over in your mind choose to believe the word of God rather than the trap the enemy is setting before you. God loves you!!! His plans for you are good and pleasing (Jeremiah 29:11) and He will never fail you nor abandon you. Even if you think things won’t get better CHOOSE to trust that God is concerned about YOU!!

Worrying only robs you of the beautiful gift of life that God has given and continue to give you each day. Don’t allow it! Choose to receive Gods peace and be confident that God is with you even in your darkest hour.

Let’s Pray

Father, thank you for the gift of life you continue to give me each day. Forgive me for taking it for granted by allowing worry to take root in my heart rather than your word. Father I know that the life you’ve given me will sometimes come with test and trials. As they come I pray that you give me the strength to endure, courage to persevere through difficult days, and the faith to believe that you are always there. Worrying doesn’t add a single hour to my life so instead of worrying. Holy spirit help me to replace the worry with praise and be confident that whatever it is that I may be going through that a lesson will be learned from it. My faith will grow because of it…and my love for You will increase because I know You will allow me to come out of it better than I was before I went in. Father I hang on to the truth of your word, I pray my faith never waivers, and my heart never be consumed with worry again. I love you! I thank You! I’m Forever Yours!! In Jesus holy name I do pray. Amen!!

Scriptures to meditate on:

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? – Matthew 7:27

Don’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

Trust in the Lord with all of you heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:5-6

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. -Psalm 56:3

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! -Isaiah 26:3

That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plan or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them.And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing. yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, “What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear? These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow will bring it’s own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Keep your faith strong, the light of your lives shining bright, and keep inspiring souls wherever you go! Love you all so much!

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Mask Off!!!

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Are you ready to escape your false identity? Are you tired of pretending to be something you’re not just to keep up with everyone else? How much longer are you going to slay on the outside while behind closed doors your world is falling apart? Are you not tired YET? Isn’t it EXHAUSTING? Well sis, MASK OFF!!!!!

I can recall a night I laid out in the middle of my bedroom floor balling my eyes out crying to the point of hyperventilating. Why? Because I was broken. I hated myself and everything about my life. BUT, when it was time to go into the public eye you better believe I was well put together smiling from ear to ear.

Oh don’t judge me sis! I know I can’t be the only one who once rocked a false identity. You see for years I allowed the enemy to tell me no one loved me. He told me I would never amount to anything. Told me I wasn’t smart enough, beautiful enough, or strong enough to overcome my depression that I battled with for years… He paralyzed me with fear to the point I never wanted more for myself other than the lies I got so comfortable believing. 

The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy and so often we make it quite easy for him to cause turmoil in our life. For me he started planted seeds in my mind that no man would ever love me because I felt abandoned by my father after my parents divorce so since i received that lie to be my truth I searched high and low for a man to love me getting lost in thinking my worth would be established the moment I found “true love.” I wasted so many years believing that LIE. Once the mask was off God revealed to me that my dad loved me very much but I was blinded by the hatred and unforgivness he didn’t even deserve. God also showed me that my worth wasn’t wrapped up in a man but in Him. I want to encourage and let you know the same goes for you sis. Your worth isn’t wrapped up in a man, career, your weight, how many like and comments you get on social media, how far along you are in life, your appearance or anything else. Your identity is in Christ. So when those lies come into you mind you can’t be shocked. We must remain on guard with our full armor of God on ready to fight satan schemes with the word of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). You don’t have to meditate on the garbage he offers you. Take it captive and make it become subject to the word of God which reveals all TRUTH.

What false identity have you adopted as your own? What has satan told you about yourself that you now identify more with it rather than what God says about you? What has he stolen from you? What dreams has he destroyed that you now are afraid to strive towards? Who are you pretending to be? Aren’t you tired holding so much anger, pain, resentment, and unforgiveness inside? Aren’t you tired of posting lies on social media acing as if your life is perfect, face beat, hair slayed, and outfit on point but you really hate what you see when you look in the mirror. Who are you really trying to impress? 

Sis, MASK OFF!!!

We so often entangle ourselves with false identity and we’re totally oblivious to it until we’re free!!! I didn’t know I was fearfully and wonderfully made until God’s truth broke me free! I didn’t know I could have such wisdom until I found out I could ask and then receive it from the Lord. I didn’t know what all was laying dormant inside because I was to busy trying to ACT like I had it all together instead of getting it together. 

Sis!! I love you so much and I want you to reveal and fall in love with all God created you to be. This false identity and persona that you try to keep up… LET IT GO!!! There is so much freedom in living in your truth. no matter what that may look like. God can restore everything you feel like you lost. God can heal your broken heart. You don’t have to post subliminal messages on Facebook when you know your heart is aching. God can take you places in life that you never thought you could achieve. God can give you perfect peace if you look to HIM rather than this world to give it to you. Only question is…. Are you ready to free or will you continue being held captive to your false identity because breaking free requires you to trust God and step out on faith? The choice is YOURS. BE FREE!!!

MASK OFF!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Miracle!!

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Overcoming low self-esteem

Being a women and admitting that you have low self-esteem isn’t the most popular thing to do. However, I believe that if we don’t tackle the issue our daughters and the generation of young ladies that’s coming up will watch and copy our behavior and suffer from what we choose to ignore. If you find yourself feeling less than, hating what you see in the mirror, always comparing your life to other women around you, and constantly allowing a man to cheat, hit, and call you out of your name. Then check out my new video. I love you all so much. Let’s continue to grow so that we can be better role models for the next generation. Here’s the link to my YouTube channel to watch the video on overcoming low self esteem https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyWxmbnk0WXdoZ7ibChy-8g)

You don’t have to believe the lies

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Sis, do you know who you are? You are a daughter of a King! You have the mind of Christ! You are fearfully and wonderfully made and NO weapon formed against you will EVER be able to prosper. You are the head and not the tail…. Above ONLY and not beneath. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

I’m here to remind you (in case you forgot) who you are. Often times we allow satan to unload his garbage into our minds. He unloads it and we begin to listen, meditate, and believe it. Satan will sit back and watch/listen to the very things we are believing God for and he’ll send things into our life to make us question if God is even able. He wants you to question who you are. That’s why it is vital that you never forget your true identity in Christ.

When you begin to doubt the promises of God. Doubt that God is able. Doubt what He has already spoken over your life. Doubt your very existence and purpose here on this earth….. MAKE THOSE THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, AND WORRIES COME UNDER SUBMISSION TO THE WORD OF GOD.

You don’t have to believe the lies satan speaks over your life. You don’t have to receive the garbage he offers you. Take those thoughts captive sis and speak life.

I know your situation may not look ideal. I know the facts may be overshadowing your faith right now…. but in the midst of the fire will you run and hide or will you fight back?

Put on your full armor of God, confess the word of God over your life, and know that God’s plan for you are good, perfect, and pleasing. He is not a man that He shall lie and His words will never return back to Him void.

So pick your head and remember who you are and whose you are and GET BACK TO LIFE!  Don’t allow satan to steal another minute of the precious time God has given you. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy but Jesus came that you may have life and have it more abundantly.

I love you sis!! Stay focused and never forget that you are so beautiful. Please never forget who you are. I need you! Your family, friends, and people you were destined to reach needs you. Remember. One body with many parts. We’re incapable of operating in our full potential if we lose ourselevs believing the lies of the enemy.

Keep your faith strong! The light of your lives shining bright! Keep inspiring souls whereever you go.

Forever with love, Miracle!