Favor for Patience

I love the Word of God so much. It’s true and never fails. Today, I was picking up Noah at the airport and was going through security when a TSA agent appeared out of nowhere and opened the ropes then said “I need 4 people this way. Only 4.” I was number four! I’ve been seeing this number everywhere lately and it’s reassurance of God’s protection as I adjust to changes happening in my life. Ok, back to my story. I don’t know how many people we went ahead of but I do know that God goes first and He knew that I needed the extra time for the challenge I was about to face. I get to the gate the ticket agent directed me to and I’m told that his plane is landing on a different concourse. As I’m walking from concourse A to concourse B frustration starts to set in but that quiet still voice inside of me reminds me of this scripture I’m posting. I realized at that moment that while I enjoyed my favor in the security line it was attached to a purpose. I was going to have to pay it back with patience and use the fruit of the spirit planted in my heart. This journey included an additional dead end but I made it to the gate where Noah was shortly after he arrived. Having Joy in your heart is not about living a life without obstacles. It’s about being able to face those obstacles with grace and love. I’m grateful for safe travels and the smile that was on my son’s face as he told me about the wonderful time he had in Kansas City with his family. God is Good, All the Time!

Enjoy Favor

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you

Peace & Blessings, Soul Family… I just experienced something I want to share with you guys. Have you ever wanted to purchase something and had an internal battle with yourself about whether or not you should do it? Of course, you have, we all do. Long story short, I bought what I wanted but the battle didn’t end there. I was still having thoughts about upcoming expenses and had to stop and breathe before sending myself into a minor anxiety attack, lol. This is where the affirmations we listen to in order to transform our belief systems really begin to manifest. In order to get to a place where you hold a belief constantly, in continuous prayer so to speak, you have to believe right here right now. I literally started telling myself “I am wealthy. I always have what I need when I need it. I have an abundance of money in my bank account. I am blessed and highly favored.” I pulled out everything in the mental toolbox until it led me to my own original thought and affirmation. “Enjoy favor.” Baby, when I tell you my spirit immediately shifted, I shouted on the inside like I was running across the room! Being spiritual isn’t about being super deep. It’s about coming to yourself in those moments when you feel like you’re drowning. Walk on water (your emotions) and Believe! Sinking starts in the mind so remember you are Divine and you control your circumstances in a way that transcends time! I will have all that I need when I need it because I said so! Period! I am going to sleep well tonight knowing that whatever storm I could have forecasted for myself with my own thoughts has been stilled and the God in me is working with the God in you and everyone and everything else on this planet to supply all my needs and yours if you would just Believe! It takes practice and discipline and is the only thing that truly brings you into alignment with your Blessings.

Finding P.E.A.C.E.

Self-healing is about trusting yourself to have the answers. Have you ever been to a doctor for healing? Do you trust what they know? Why not trust yourself when you know what you know? No one will ever know you better than you know yourself. Don’t believe the hype. If you want to become unshakable and find peace around all corners, you have to trust that you can do it. You can command peace instantly once you learn this simple formula. It’s an acronym, so how could you ever forget? 

Nothing in life is free, not even peace. So, if you want it, you’re going to have to pay attention. Your dream life is more important than your dream house. Give it priority and the home of your dreams will follow. Research your past. Try to remember the best and the worst moments of your life. Make a list of the results you’ve gained from what you paid attention to. Label them peace or chaos.
Examine the evidence of the principles you hold on to. Resist the urge to measure your success by material gain. That approach can be decieving. We all know by now that money buys comfort, not happiness or peace. Measure your success by asking yourself which circumstances produced the most peace. Do you feel better when you confront problems head on? Do you find peace in resolving matters within yourself without much outside influence? Does a long walk help you to relieve stress? What principles led you to make decisions that left your soul satisfied? Write them down. Do not hold on to the things that didn’t work. This is about remembering what does work for you.
Now that you’ve identified what principles bring you the most peace, you can begin to build your toolbox for tackling trouble. Make the commitment to honor what you already know about yourself by using the tools you just identified. Make the commitment to honor what you deserve by adjusting your behavior.
Carry your list around for a while to remind you of what you’ve already accomplished and as a reminder of what to do the next time you lose your peace.
Check yourself! When your life is truly at peace, you are at peace around anyone. There’s no exception to your commitment. You challenge yourself to reach deep inside and expect better of yourself. You want to use your big girl and big boy words. This daily sense of accomplishment is greater than all the others. You subconsciously look forward to the next opportunity to shake it off. You’re like the athlete who can’t pass a basketball court without taking at least one shot. Go ahead, take a shot at peace. You are the author and the judge of your state of mind.
When you’re at peace inside, your outer world shines a little brighter.