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!

 

It’s ok to not be ok

New video: It’s ok to not be ok” As women we feel as though we constantly have to hold it together not only for ourselves but for those around us as well. Sis, it’s ok to not always be ok. BUT, the key is to not unpack and remain in that place! Acknowledge where you are, be content, and find JOY in EVERY season you find yourself walking THROUGH. I love you all so much. Keep pressing and let’s continue to grow TOGETHER!!

Life after pain

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Who were you before the heartache, pain, and disappointments set in that caused you to have a hardened heart? Did you have dreams and admiration in life? You stepped out on faith and it was a total flop, so you’re no longer ambitious while being paralyzed by fear of failing again. Growing up were you super confident with a beautiful outgoing personality but due to bulling you’re now shy, introverted, and avoid attention at all cost? Were you fully committed to serving God and others in your local church, then you experience “church hurt” and allowed it to run you away? Or maybe you’ve been back-stabbed by some of your girlfriends so you’re now incapable of letting God ordained friendships into your life because you think they’re all out to get you. Whatever part of yourself you lost, decide to get to know her again and strive to build her up stronger and wiser than before. You can’t keep walking in brokenness expecting to thrive. You’re leaving broken fragments of yourself everywhere and with everybody. Allow God to mend what you can’t and let go of the pieces necessary to go forth.

The worst thing we can do is allow what happens to us in this life to turn us into someone we don’t want to be causing us to miss out on all that life has to offer. James 4:14 say “What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” I don’t know about you but the fact that I’ll be here one minute and gone the next, I’m going to enjoy life to the fullest! Why waste the precious days given to us by God crying soaking in misery when you can cast your cares unto the Lord because he cares and love you just that much (1 Peter 5:7). Am I saying not to take your time and release any emotions that you may be hoarding inside you? No! I’m simply suggesting that you acknowledge the emotion, cast it unto to the Lord, and get back to life. When you unpack and live where you’ve fallen you become stagnate, uninspired, and worst case scenario suffer with suicidal thoughts and depression (this happened to me). Don’t drift so far away from yourself that you’re unable to recognize YOU to do the necessary work to recover it all. Thank God we have a loving Father that will restore our lost months, years or however long we’ve been suffering.

It’s funny how we can be so vibrant full of ambition, living life at it’s full potential and then BAM life hits us and we allow it’s troubles to rob us of everything we once were. We tend to place our lil boo on the throne of our heart, place our value into our careers, and faith into the people we trust the most. I’ve learned that when we place our hopes, dreams, and faith in people or things we leave ourselves vulnerable to heartache and disappointment. In moving forward, we love to say we’re not looking back but moving straight ahead. However, I believe taking a glimpse of the past will give a outlook at what you once desired in life. Am I saying be who you were before you lost yourself; well no! I pray you desire to be more than who you once were. For me, examining who I was before, allowed me to gain perspective on the mistakes I made so that they wouldn’t be repeated. I was also able to study my weaknesses so that if or when I experienced the same struggles I could equip myself with the right tools to keep moving forward.

While in the process of discovering you again I want you to be mindful that Satan sees your every move. He isn’t threatened by the wimpy person you are now, but he wants to prevent you from discovering and becoming all God predestined you to be. He knows your weaknesses, what can distract you, and what hurts you and he’ll use whatever means necessary to stop your growth. Sis, don’t let him! I can only warn you of the things that stunted my growth with hopes you’ll learn from them and avoid the same attacks. I encourage you to put on your full armor of God and you go to war for what’s yours. We must start using Gods words as our weapon. In Ephesians 6:14-18 it tells us how to put on our full armor of God. It’s vital that you learn how to do so because Satan is very strategic in stopping whomever he think poses a threat to him. And since you’re committed to warding off the bad seeds he’s planted inside you along the way he’s plotting against you even now to hinder you from living a surrendered life full of love, joy and peace that we receive from God.

I can recall writing out everything I dreamed of doing and goals I wanted to accomplish in life before life took it’s toll on me. I couldn’t believe how much of myself I’d lost. I got so excited and with each day that passed I was coming up with plans to start tackling them one day at a time. Ok, so here I am full of enthusiasm and confidence that this was the first step to becoming the new Miracle. So here’s my attempt to conquer the first thing on my list and what do I get? Complete and total FAILURE!!! “You’re so stupid; what made you think you was smart enough to achieve that? You might as well give up now! You’ll never be more than what you are right now; a stupid, insecure broken little girl stuck in a grown woman’s body.” Extreme, right? Well those were the exact thoughts I began to think about myself after I failed. I wasn’t equipped with the right tools nor did I have my armor on because I allowed him to whisper his lies in my head that I USED to believe. After I wiped my tears from my eyes I cast those thoughts down and made them become obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). So again, put on your full armor of God and go to war for what yours.

Ok, so let’s turn Ephesians 6:14-18 into a prayer.

Let’s pray

Father in the mighty name of Jesus I pray that whenever Satan comes to attack my progress in becoming made whole in you that you help me to stand firm with the belt of your truth buckled around my waist so that I don’t believe the deception he whispers into my mind because I know he is the father of lies. Lord I put on my breastplate of righteousness knowing that it will protect my innermost being in which you created from Satan’s attacks. Thank you for going before me to prepare my feet to be ready for obstacles that may be placed in my path so that I may handle them gracefully to keep the peace you’ve given me in the forefront of my mind. Lord, I remain with my shield of faith on so that nothing can make me doubt your love and faithfulness toward me because of how others may have treated me. The helmet of salvation will allow me to continuously fight off spiritual deception as I constantly renew my mind with the sword of the spirit which is your word. God I thank you now for what you’re doing in my life and I’ll never cease praying because I know that it is through prayer that I draw my strength from you. In Jesus name, I do pray. Amen!

I hope you’re accepting who you are, what you’ve lost, but also inspired to take it all back and then some by force by faith and with the strength you receive daily from THE power source; God! I can assure you, it won’t be easy. You’ll have days you want to run back to what’s comfortable because the process will stretch you to capacity. But be encouraged. Isaiah 40:29 says that “God gives strength to the weary and He increase the power of the weak.” As you continue with your daily walk through life… stay focused! Be watchful and pray without ceasing. Attacks may come, distractions may occur but you Keep pressing!! Let nothing stop you from receiving the joy God wants to give you. THERE IS LIFE AFTER PAIN!!!

Love, Miracle!

Trusting God when it hurts

Have you checked out my new video? If not, make sure you go check it out on my YouTube channel (Miracle Walls) or click the link below. Make sure you subscribe. Love you all so much. Keep pressing and NEVER lose sight of God focusing on your problems. He loves you so much!!

I can’t turn back now

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Gosh, you ever been hit so hard by an unexpectant life tragedy that it literally felt like it took the wind out of your lungs? The kind of pain that knocks you to your knees. What do you do? How do you cope? Who do you blame? What/who do you use to comfort you through the pain? Are you clinging to God through it all, looking for the next escape route, or contemplating going back to what was comfortable?

While walking through what seems like the worse season of my life… I found myself finding comfort in the things God had already delivered me from. I found myself fantasizing over the futile void fillers that I KNOW hold no true value in my life. “I should just go back to turning up?” “Why dont I just take a few shots to help forget about my troubles?”

You see when we experience things in our life we have a choice on how we choose to handle it. We can let it destroy us… we can let it define us.. or we can let it refine, develop, and mature us. To often in the midst of the fire we make poor decisions. We stop going to church! We begin questioning God and His plans for our life. We forget how powerful He is. We forget how many times we felt lost and His sovereign  hand was our guide. We forget that if He did it before He can literally do it again, again, and again!!!

While I laid out crying out to God completely broken, contemplating quiting on Him all together if He didn’t speak to me RIGHT NOW the Holy Spirit led me to read about the Israelites.  I thought to myself… “What can I possibly learn from such rebellious, complaining, and ungrateful group of people right now.” Nevertheless, I cracked my bible open and talk about the Lord wrecking your whole life and getting you together. He’s so faithful!!!

While studying… I saw the countless ways God showed up for the Israelites and delivered them out of Egypt. The Israelites cried out to God and He heard them. After Pharaohs heart was continuously hardened and he refused to let the Israelites go..God forced His hand and Pharaoh set them free. God parted the red sea to help His people escape the hands of the Egyptians. While in the wilderness of sin the Israelites begin to complain and even became rebellious against the instructions of God… and to add fuel to the fire they complained so much and was filled with so much ungratefulness that they often times told moses he should have left them in Egypt.

You may be thinking. “How in the world does that apply to me and my situation.” Im glad you asked😏

How many times does God have to deliver you out of your troubles.. only for you to question if he’s able the next time something happens in your life? How many times does God have to provide and supply your every NEED only for you to mummur and complain because you don’t like the way He provided? How many times do we contemplate or even go back to our “Egypt” after God delivers us from it time and time again?

Our wilderness seasons are the perfect place for our character to be tested. It’s the perfect place for our faith to be refined. Difficult situations often leads to complaining. Hey, it’s a natural response! The Israelites didn’t really want to go back to Egypt. They were treated so harshly back there. They only wanted an easy escape from their troubles.

So I want to encourage. DON’T TURN BACK NOW!!! Don’t go back to your “Egypt” (clubbing, drunkensess, fornication, depression, bad relationships, or whatever else) because it was “comfortable”. Stay faithful to God and prove to Him that you’re not giving Him lip service when everything is up in your life. We say “God I trust you” “Send me I’ll go” “Use me Lord” “I trust You” but the moment the fire comes to test your faith and build you into true maturity in Christ we run, hide, and show God that our words has no true value.

When the pressure comes, resist the temptation to make a quick escape.  I encourage you to remain focused on God and trust that He is sovereign and He knows exactly what He is doing and NOTHING that is going on in your life caught Him by surprise. Keep pressing, let him carry you through it, remain faithful to Him as He bring you out, so you can encourage others that are still going through.

I love you all so much! Stay encouraged. I’m praying with you and for you ALWAYS.

-Miracle