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“I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit…and set my feet upon a rock.”
{Psalm 40:1-2}

My prayer for you this evening is you find Freedom from whatever pit you may find yourself in. God Bless you friends! Jesus loves you!

Peaches

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DON’T FRET MY PET!

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.{1 Peter 5:7}

Remember that from the show Family Matters?! Oh that Steve Erkel, he was great wasn’t he? Always had a positive attitude, never gave up pursuing Laura Winslow, would always get kicked out with class lol!  Can you imagine what happened when he was alone with his thoughts? If he became depressed, sad, angry, frustrated, what he would tell himself when no one was around?  He always seemed to have a winning attitude ; Always saw the glass half full.

I know your wondering what in the world am I talking about 🙂 but hear me out! There are so many people who are rejected by ones that they love, not paid attention to, they are depressed, angry, bitter, disappointed and resentful. These are all symptoms of someone whose heart has grown hard and cold. I read something that I wanted to share with you from Joyce Meyer:

“If you think you cannot enjoy life because of a repetitive problem–a certain person you deal with regularly or an unpleasant task you often need to do–you can choose to make the best out of life in spite of the problem/situation. Wherever we set our mind, our emotions follow. For instance, the longer you think about someone or something that causes you to become upset, the more angry you are liable to become. You can change from being totally calm to emotionally violent because of what you choose to think about and dwell on.”

“There are spirits linked to those problems and situations. So many of the problems afflicting us are spirits coming out of hell to attack and try to destroy us!  The devil uses these ongoing problems to squeeze the joy out of our lives by getting us in a pattern of dread.”

Stop giving the enemy so much of your power. We give him way too much credit for things that we are in full control of because our emotions and thoughts; our hearts, minds and bodies belong to God. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.  {Isaiah 55:8} So why are we allowing the enemy to fill our heads with thoughts that don’t even compare to what God has in store for us?

I want you to know that life is WAY TOO SHORT for you to walk around feeling dreadful and depressed. If you don’t like your environment then change it. Don’t like the people your around…dump em’. Sounds harsh, but you have to do what you have to do to save your sanity and keep peace around you. You cannot fulfill your destiny carrying  junk and luggage on your back. Everyone’s problems are not your obligation. You can be aware but not involved. Live the life that you desire most. Steve Erkel could have easily fell into a deep, dark depression…but thanks to some positive thinking writers 😉 we were able to view a positive thinker in action. Sure Steve became sad and often felt defeated but he had a “light bulb” moment occur that would snap him back to reality. Your “light bulb” moment could be confronting whatever issues you’ve been dreading, it could be conquering something you have feared, recommitting yourself to failed relationships, business ventures or goals, it could be cutting someone out of your life or just taking sometime to yourself to clear your thoughts. You can also find a “light bulb” moment in your Word and through prayer with God.

Sure this all sounds great on screen, no one ever said making sacrifices would be easy, but change and transition are necessary to your growth and development. So don’t fret my pets…it’s ALL good! You are in good, very capable, enormous hands!

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. {Matthew 11:28}

Love Ya!

Peaches

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FOR EVERY NEGATIVE THERE IS A POSITIVE…

So before I hit the hay, I wanted to find a scripture to post on my What Would Jenn Say Facebook fan page (<—-small plug in lol!). I stumbled across an AMAZING website that gave me way more than I could have ever asked for. I thought this would be great to share with you and to keep with you. Print it out. When you start to even begin to feel discouraged or have a negative thought…remember God has a positive response just for you – You no longer have the right to come up with an excuse. I pray you are blessed with what I found and share with you below.

 

You say: “It’s impossible”
God says: “All things are possible” (Luke 18:27)
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

You say: “I’m too tired”
God says: “I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Come to me, all you 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.

You say: “Nobody really loves me”
God says: “I love you” (John 3:16 & John 13:34)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

You say: “I can’t go on”
God says: “I will direct your steps” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

You say: “I can’t do it”
God says: “You can do all things” (Philippians 4:13)
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

You say: “I’m not able”
God says: “I am able” (II Corinthians 9:8)
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all thingsat all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every goodwork.

You say: “It’s not worth it”
God says: “It will be worth it” (Romans 8:28)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

You say: “I can’t forgive myself”
God says: “I FORGIVE YOU” (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

You say: “I can’t manage”
God says: “I will supply all your needs” (Philippians 4:19)
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

You say: “I’m afraid”
God says: “I have not given you a spirit of fear” (2Timothy 1:7)
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

You say: “I’m always worried and frustrated”
God says: “Cast all your cares on ME” (I Peter 5:7)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

You say: “I don’t have enough faith”
God says: “I’ve given everyone a measure of faith” (Romans 12:3)
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

You say: “I’m not smart enough”
God says: “I give you wisdom” (I Corinthians 1:30)
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

You say: “I feel all alone”
God says: “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5)
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”

Be Blessed friends! If you’ve enjoyed this post…let me know! Like it, rate it, Tweet it, Facebook it or leave a comment! 🙂

Thanks so much for all of your support!

Love Ya!

Peaches

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YOU ARE…

  • You are mean…
  • You are stupid…
  • You are never going to accomplish anything…
  • Who is ever going to love you…
  • You are ugly…
  • You are a nobody…
  • You are fat…
  • You are disgusting…
  • You are too skinny…
  • You are dumb…
  • You are slow…
  • Your idea will never work…
  • Your marriage/relationship will never work…
  • You won’t finish school…

Sounds horrible doesn’t it? You could never imagine saying some of those things to others, never mind yourself right?! Yet most of you say those same things to yourselves on a daily basis. I’ll be the first to admit I have said some of those very things to myself. If were not telling ourselves some of those mean things, I’m sure we all can think of someone who has said something they shouldn’t have to us.

We are told in Proverbs 18:21, our tongues hold the power of life and death. We ALL know this, but still struggle with idea of speaking life into our OWN situations. We find it easier to believe and speak into others’ lives that God will do for them what he seems to take forever to do for us. We are quick to scold someone for speaking negative thoughts, while we struggle to find the positives in our situations. We all will fall, but it’s up to us to get back up and keep pushing toward our ultimate goals. Okay…sounds “cliche” right? I have something for you- I want you to meet Heather Dorniden. Watch this video…

When I first saw this video, I was so inspired. I was quickly reminded that this race represents so many of our stories. How many times do we find ourselves at the top of our game only to fall flat on our faces? To make things worse, Heather was in the lead going into the final lap! Instead of having a pity party, walking off the track, crying and whining, Heather picked herself up and finished the race. But not only did she finish the race, she finished with even more vigor than when she began. She used her fall to push her further into her victory. Can you imagine if Heather had negative thoughts about herself after she fell on the track? She would have NEVER pulled herself up and finished. I bet Heather spoke positive words to herself, she had faith, hope and she had a vision. She never lost sight of her goal…which was to finish the race.

We are all reminded to have faith, for,” Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” {Hebrews 11:1} for “Faith with out works is dead.” {James 2:14}. Are you seeing how these two go hand in hand? Having faith gives you the confidence you need to believe that what you hope for will happen, which in turn will push you forward to do the work, toward the vision that you have in front of you. Along your journey you will hit bumps in the road and you may even fall, but you must SPEAK LIFE! Speak life into your finances, your marriage, your life, your self-esteem, your job situation…whatever it may be! SO:

  • You are NICE…
  • You are SMART…
  • You WILL ACCOMPLISH EVERYTHING YOU SET OUT TO DO…
  • JESUS LOVES YOU AND GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU…
  • You are BEAUTIFUL/HANDSOME…
  • You are SOMEBODY…
  • You are HEALTHY…
  • You are AMAZING…
  • You are INTELLIGENT…
  • You are DILIGENT AND DETERMINED TO FINISH THE RACE…
  • Your idea will CHANGE LIVES AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES…
  • Your marriage/relationship will BE THE BEST IT’S EVER BEEN…
  • You WILL FINISH SCHOOL…

You will be alright friends…just remember it could be a WHOLE lot worse!

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I love you for all your continued support friends!

Love Yah!

Peaches

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MEET SHAME AND DEPRESSION

“Hi…my name is Shame and this is my sister Depression… Say hi Depression!”

#blankstare.. “Hi”

“Anyway, like I said I’m Shame–don’t mind her she doesn’t talk much…she sleeps a lot. I’m the oldest, I was around for a while before Depression came. Our father is named D but a lot of people just call him Enemy, don’t know much about our mom. We are a pretty large family, if you know us then you know them! There’s Anger, Disappointment (he’s the popular one out of all of us!), Rejection, Saddness and lil Lo or Low Self-Esteem as you all know him.

Here lately Depression and I have seemed to make a lot of friends. I think we are great friends but a lot of people don’t seem to like us. We’re loyal and we will never leave your side. We follow you around, your friends become our friends (until you lose them because of us) and Depression  loves back rides!

But, I decided to write you to tell you something. I thought I was doing everything D told me to do; I thought I was doing a great job being friends with people. Until the day I overheard my father D on the phone…

I’m not sure who he was talking to, but I heard him say how he loves using me and Depression to destroy people and make them sad. I always wondered why he would force me to remind my “friends” of their past regrets and failures. I never wanted things to be this way. You have to believe me. I never wanted you to feel horrible about yourself or hang your head low…I just always did what I was told; and as long as you allowed me to infect you with negativity the easier my job became. But I want to help you…

I know a way that you can get rid of me and Depression and all our cousins for good. As much as I have enjoyed our time together, I know that you are not happy and for that I’m willing to let you go ONLY if you allow me to introduce you to someone that I have only heard great things about. I know, I know…you probably don’t trust anyone that I have to suggest, but trust me on this one. He’s a really nice guy, great listener, awesome jokes and I heard He never sleeps; so if you need someone to talk to He’s the One. I heard He walks beside you in every area of your life, during your highs and lows, He hugs you at night while you sleep, protects you during the day. He will speak to you daily when your ears are open to hear ; but you will not be able to hear him if we are around. I heard He came to give people abundant life and fill them with unspeakable joy and peace. I know, sounds a little far fetched right?  But It’s strange, people who know Him don’t know me, Depression or any of my cousins. And if people did know who we were, we are crushed under His feet whenever His presence becomes prevalent.

He doesn’t have a phone but there are several ways to get in touch with Him. He loves to read, write Him a letter. He loves to listen, talk to Him anywhere and at anytime. Sometimes He doesn’t mind sitting in silence; just drop to you knees, release your negative thoughts and just begin to think about Him; His kindness, His mercy and grace… and feel His presence begin to come in the room without ever opening your mouth. When He is around, you will know. Suddenly the sun shines bright even when it’s raining, you smile through all things because you know He is alongside you through your journey, your Aunt Mables pumpkin pie all of a sudden taste delicious LOL! Sometimes, I have heard that some people experience a chill up their spine and in their arms when He is near. If your shy about meeting new people that’s okay too. He doesn’t mind and is certainly not intimidated by you or your shyness. He is patient and understanding and longs to hug you and let you know His great plans for you. He’ll encourage you to get up and get out and do the things that make your heart smile. He will remind you that all old things, including the life you are not so proud of, have passed away and that you are now a new creature. That means you get a start fresh with Him by your side.”

“Shame, don’t you think you’ve said enough?! Ugh…you talk to much! I’m going back to sleep.”

“Yea, Depression I guess that’s enough…I’ve definitely talked way too much. If my dad knew what I told you that would be it for me. We’re gonna go now…lots of luck to you. Please don’t let us meet again.”

 

Love Ya!

Peaches

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