Awaken to New Possibilities

Today is a new and beautiful day. Today refers to; now: the space and time that you are in.

Today is the day to awaken to the new possibilities that are deep within you. Did you know that you hold the power to create the reality that you desire? The Bible says; II Peter 1:3 NKJV

“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.”

God has already placed everything you need on the inside of you. However, it’s up to us to access it. As individuals we are more powerful that we are aware.

Nelson Mandela so eliquently stated in his 1994 in inauguration address :
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we subconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

We have all been given gifts, talents and abilities. Today is the day to awaken to them. Pray and seek God for guidance and instructions. You hold the power to create the reality that you desire.

Proverbs 16:3 “commit your way to the Lord he will make your plans successful. ”

He cannot make successful what you haven’t planned. Do you want to be healthy? Loose weight? Make more money? Be academically successful? Write the book? Start the business?

Well today is the day to tap into the gifts that are deep within. Who are you not to be successful? You can be! Formulate a plan of action, be faithful and consistent no matter what. Don’t allow discouragement to settle in your heart and watch your reality manifest.

Today is the day to awaken to new possibilities.

Live Free From The Bondage of Religion

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty where by which Christ has made you free, do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage”, Galatians 5:1 KJV.  This scripture has taken on a new meaning for me.  We are in a season that the Lord is awaking people all over the globe. These people are being awaken to the truth and walking in new freedom. They are being infused with the spirit and strength of God to deliver his people from bondage. They are coming out of agreement with the spirit of religion and legalism.

I’m 37 years old and I have spent most of my life in church.  It wasn’t until recently that the Lord took me through one of the greatest transitions of my life and opened up my eyes to see some truths. I believe that the Lord is awakening others as well. For far too long society has laughed and mocked the church. They have rejected the church and didn’t want anything to do with it. In this transition, I discovered that many people don’t reject the church because of God, they reject the church because of the people who are supposed to represent God. Instead of the representing the grace and love of God, they have taken on scribe and pharisaic traits; casting judgment, finding fault and expecting perfection. One of the saddest things that I have seen is, church leaders who have unknowingly slipped into building empires instead of building people. They use control and domination to get their congregation to build their visions. They keep the people at bay, by using legalism, forcing them to abide by cultural traditions that have nothing to do with God.  I have seen people so hurt and disappointment by the church, that they rejected God himself, associating God with these people. 

However, Jesus was very intentional about showing us what real freedom looks. Galatians 5:1 MSG bible reads “Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.”

The word free, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, means : enjoying personal freedom, not subject to the control or domination of another. It means not bound, confined, or detained by force. You see, Ephesians 2:8 NIV bible reads “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” You cannot earn the gift of salvation, it was purchased for you by Christ! It is not by works that we have been saved but concept of works driven salvation mixed with grace has subtly crept into the church.  People are being taught: Yes, you are saved by grace through the redemptive power of the blood of Jesus, but you must also follow our list of man- made do’s and don’t to be accepted. The saddest part is that the moment you break one of their rules or don’t follow their instructions properly, you are judged by the religious police and viewed through the lens of shame and condemnation. When religious people can’t fit you into their boxes, you are deemed rebellious.  My dear ones,  God does not expects us, to do ABCD to get into heaven. He does not demand that we participate in certain activities to earn his approval. Did you know that participating in church activities will not get you into heaven? You would be surprised at how many people have an unhealthy association with the church and have no real connection to God.  In fact the Bible says, in Matthew 7:22-23:
“Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons? In your name perform many miracles? Then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Wow, my God! I believe that many churches start off well, preaching the true gospel, but some how many get off course, unknowingly returning to work driven salvation. It reminds me of the scripture Galatians 5:7, ” You were running a good race. who hindered you from obeying the truth?”

The good news is that God has a plan for restoration. He has a plan to gather the ones that have rejected him because of false teachers. He has a plan to allow them to experience his real love, unmerited grace and forgiveness. He has a plan to restore the church. The word restoration as defined by Merriam and Webster’s dictionary : to bring back to or put back into a former or original state : to renew.  The Lord is restoring the church back to His original intent, and purposes. The church will once again be flooded with people coming to receiving Jesus Christ. The walls that once divided race, denomination and preference will fall down! The reviving Spirit of the Lord will sweep over churches everywhere then we will see signs, wonders and miracles. People will experience true freedom and deliverance! The days of attempting to gain God’s favor through works will be over. The church will walk in a renewed understanding that where the spirit of the Lord is there is…FREEDOM.

 

Do It Unafraid

Jeremiah chapter 1:1- 8 Message bible “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you. A prophet to the nations—that’s what I had in mind for you.”But I said, “Hold it, Master God! Look at me. I don’t know anything. I’m only a boy!” God told me, “Don’t say, ‘I’m only a boy.’  I’ll tell you where to go and you’ll go there. I’ll tell you what to say and you’ll say it.  Don’t be afraid of a soul. I’ll be right there, looking after you.”God’s Decree”.

In the text, God tells Jeremiah that he was chosen to do something great. He says to him,”  I have holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations—that’s what I had in mind for you.” He informs him that even before he was formed in his mother’s womb, he knew him, and had chosen him. However, Jeremiah became nervous and fearful. He gave excuse why he could not do what God was instructing him to do. He said to the LORD, I’m only a boy. In other words, I lack the experience and skill to do this. Despite assurance from the Creator himself Jeremiah shank back. The real problem was Jeremiah had an underlying issue, a poor self image. He lacked the confidence to believe that he could do anything significant. God never expected Jeremiah to accomplish this alone. He promised him his presence, but a result of the way Jeremiah perceived himself, he didn’t believe he could do it.

Like Jeremiah, you too have been called to do something amazing. You too are apart of God’s plan for revival and restoration! He is raising up many people to draw people into his kingdom and its not about having a long title or sophisticated degree. God is using everyday ordinary people like you and I to accomplish great things. To show signs and wonders in the earth, that will ignite people to believe again. But you have to see yourself the way God sees you or the desired result can not be achieved.  For years I did not want to speak publicly, pray out loud for someone or even speak one on one with someone of importance. I struggled with being shy and feeling insignificant. I had a false sense of humility, that later I found out to be, inferiority complex disorder. As I began to study what it was and the traits of a person who struggled with it, it opened my eyes to see myself! I immediately came out of agreement with it. I could not effectively accomplish anything feeling this way about myself. Truthfully, it would not have matter what great plans God had for me. It would not matter what big thing he chose me to do. If I fail to rise up in my mind, and to be confident, believing I could do it, then it would all be in vain. God takes no pleasure in those who shrink back. Hebrews 10:38. I needed to be healed and set free from it. After partnering with God, doing some self awareness and inner healing, today I am free! Free people free people. I am here to let someone know that it time for you to be free as well. God has plans for restoration and change for the world and it will began with you.

We are living in a society, where a lot of  people have turned away from church, they have no desire to pray or even talk about God anymore. People hearts have been totally turned away from God. Why? Well, let me attempt to answer that, the way Holy Spirit ministered it to me. It is not because of God himself. It is mainly because of the people who are suppose to be representing him. The main reason most people have turned away from God is because of bad religion, untruthful teachings and the church, that does not always represent him well. So many churches have gotten of course with God’s intended purposes. The message bible puts it better that I ever could. Here is what it says in Matthew 23:1-10

 “The religion scholars and Pharisees are competent teachers in God’s Law. You won’t go wrong in following their teachings on Moses. But be careful about following them. They talk a good line, but they don’t live it. They don’t take it into their hearts and live it out in their behavior. It’s all spit-and-polish veneer. “Instead of giving you God’s Law as food and drink by which you can banquet on God, they package it in bundles of rules, loading you down like pack animals. They seem to take pleasure in watching you stagger under these loads, and wouldn’t think of lifting a finger to help. Their lives are perpetual fashion shows, embroidered prayer shawls one day and flowery prayers the next. They love to sit at the head table at church dinners, basking in the most prominent positions, preening in the radiance of public flattery, receiving honorary degrees, and getting called ‘Doctor’ and ‘Reverend.’ “Don’t let people do that to you, put you on a pedestal like that. You all have a single Teacher, and you are all classmates. Don’t set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else should carry the title of ‘Father’; you have only one Father, and he’s in heaven. And don’t let people maneuver you into taking charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for you and them—Christ.
Many people have turned away from God because he has been misrepresented, by individuals, that Jesus describes above . These people have packaged God into rules and regulations, along with dos and don’ts, then, condemn you when you can’t follow their rules. It’s no wonder no one want to be apart! The truth is, Christ  coming back just as he promised. Peter 3:9 King James Version (KJV)
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

The reason the Lord has stayed his coming is because he desires for all to come to him. The individuals misrepresenting God, has push many away from God, but he wants them back! Therefore, just as many as there are  misrepresenting him, he is awakening those that will represent who is properly! Those that will share Kingdom wisdom in government, those he can trust in high places that will  properly influence (such as businesses, community and education). Those who will show love and random acts of kindness thus drawing people into his Kingdom. He is raising up truth tellers who will tear down the lies that we have been taught. This is what our God is ready and prepared to do. However we must partner with him unafraid. We must have confidence and assurance. In order for you to move into this position you must rid yourself of a poor self image and lack of confidence!

As I conclude, understand the time in which we are living. Many of you reading this have been chosen to do great things. As I was writing this, I said to my daughter who works as a CNA  at a major hospital in the city. I said to her, what if the Lord lead you to share some insight or wisdom with some of the doctors or the mangers at the hospital. What if you felt it, real strong in your heart and knew it was God. “What would you do?”, I asked her. “Would you shrink back like Jeremiah did at first”? “Or would you stand boldness and give what was was given to you”.  You see, some of you are called to the nations, some chosen to speak to mayors and government officials.  Some to presidents and CEO of major corporations. Some of your have been called to start small groups that pray and handle community issues. Some of you are even called to be kind to someone that you would normally overlook, to feed someone who is hungry or to offer a smile to a stranger. The greatness is not about how big it is or how small the act it is. The greatness is that YOU were up chosen to do it and you did it with confidence and unafraid. I pray that you will seek the Lord concerning what he is leading you to do. I pray in that moment that he reveals his plans for you, that you move in that direction with boldness and fearlessness! Amen

Its Time To Arise

The purpose of this blog is to awaken and empower women to the truthful reality of who they really are. It is my aim and goal to kindle and to stir you to purpose, break old unproductive mindsets, and aid in restoring women to their rightful place as Queen. Psalms 139:14 says,” I am fearfully and wonderfully made and wonderful are your works and my soul knows it full well”. I am in love with this scripture! This says to you and I, yes, I am beautiful just the way God made me and there is one unique me, and there will only be one unique me! The latter part of the verse says, and my soul knows it full well. It is time for women to rise up and KNOW full well who they are. We have been fearfully and wonderfully made ! So, I have determined to always wear my invisible crown, and I hope to empower you to do the same.

Acts 9:36‭-‬37‭, ‬39‭-‬41 in the NKJV it reads:

 At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive.

Ladies, just like the story here about Tabitha, perhaps something inside of you has died.
Perhaps a dream, a goal, a passion you once had, your ambitions, the ability to love again, or the ability to receive real love. Maybe you once saw yourself as a woman on top, a confident, bold, beautiful and courageous  woman but after life’s disappointment, let downs or maybe even abuse, you no longer see yourself this way. Circumstances and situations have a way of draining the life out of you. However the truth of the matter is that today is a new day. The Lord specializes in turning tragedy into triumph. It is time for you my sisters to awaken and arise just like Tabitha. Awaken to a reality that you are beautiful, amazing and talented. You are queen. In the scripture, as Peter spoke to Tabitha and said arise, the Lord is saying to you today arise! Remember who you. Remember your dream, remember your purpose, and remember that YOU have been fearfully and wonderfully made.

To arise means to emerge, become apparent, to come to light or come forth. In Acts 9:40 it says, “she opened her eyes”. It is my prayer for you today that as you read this, the eyes of your understanding will be open to see you who are. Verse 41 of Acts reads, “Then he gave her his hand, lifted her up and presented her alive”. Ladies, real Queens do not show up, they arrive. As you shake yourself of those dead things and rise up again, you too will be presented to the world alive! The world around you will see your dream come to pass and that purpose in you fulfilled.

As I conclude, I say to you awaken to the new reality and walk in it. Confidently hold your head up high and walk into every situation and circumstances knowing that you are a Queen. Know that you are capable and understand you have been fearfully and wonderfully made and your strength is beyond measure. Love you and love being you. Each one of us  have been called to a great purpose. Seek the Lord for your true identity and pursue it with everything within you.

Lastly, always wear your invisible crown.

 

 

 

PASSIONATELY PURSUE PURPOSE

Your environment is very important. It plays a vital role in the success or failure of your dream. If you are a person that has big dreams, plans and goals. If you see yourself doing great things to advance the kingdom or starting a business, if you plan to write books, record music, encourage other people, bring deliverance, or become a great evangelist in the kingdom bringing many to Christ, perhaps become a doctor and open up a hospital in Uganda. Whatever YOUR dream is ,you have to associate with like minded people and others who are already functioning in the place where you desire to be. It will stir you, MOTIVATE YOU and it pushes you to achieve it! Just like it takes the right environment to grow certain fruits or plants. It takes the right environment to grow and produce your dream. I am learning that this is a must. When you are in an environment where your gifts are not cultivated, your associations are ok with average, and there is no challenge to accomplish your vision, then it is easy to slip into a rut of meritocracy. If this happens your dream will become just that, a dream, ( that never comes into fruition). Today I encourage you to go into prayer. Ask God to send you an alliance of like minded goal oriented people. God is faithful. As we trust him and get back to pursuing purpose he will help you along the way. Passionately pursue purpose! Be blessed

The Virtuous Woman Challenge

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In my, becoming more virtuous journey, I linked up with other dynamic awesome women at WOP 2017, that were able to impart a greater measure of wisdom, knowledge and understanding to me. WE should ALWAYS want to grow and mature in who we are. The moment we think that we have arrived will be the moment we stop OURSELVES from growth and becoming greater.
The scriptures says :She equips herself with strength [spiritual, mental, and physical fitness for her God-given task] And makes her arms strong.
PROVERBS 31:17 AMP You have to do whatever it takes to equip yourself to become stronger and better, so that you can be in position to full fill your God given assignment and purposes. I traveled all the way here to WOP, (by the assignment of the spirit), and now I’m being strengthened, upgraded, expanded and imparted to, so that I can gain the NECESSARY ( wisdom knowledge strength ) that will help me get to the next place. As virtuous women we have a part to play. Equip yourself! Invest in yourself, so that you can get the end result…FULL FILLMENT OF PURPOSE.

The Virtuous Woman Challenge

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A virtuous women allows the light of God to shine brightly within her. By her love, Christ-like disposition and inner beauty that is so eloquently depicted in Proverbs 31, she draws attention not unto herself but rather to the Father. She is confident and sure, of who she is in Christ and who He is in her. Shine it up ladies! The world is watching.