Breaking out your mind prison

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The enemy helped you create a barricade around yourself with lies, unhealthy thoughts, doubts, anger, and fear. In doing this you’ve suppressed the love of God beneath those things. You’re feeling disconnected in a sense. The time has come to break down those walls.

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God is calling out to you! You cannot hear because these things are blocking you. The enemy’s strategy is to get into your mind and cause chaos. To stop you from becoming who God truly created you to be. When God speaks it’s light, freeing, uplifting, encouraging, loving and positive. Don’t confuse the thoughts the enemy helped you plant!

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In order to break down those walls you need to decide that enough is enough! You are a child of the King. Rise up and  find that warrior you once knew inside of yourself and speak the word of God over yourself. Straight from the word tell those things exactly what they are. False! Lies! Deception! 

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It’s time to get back to the REAL you. The HAPPY you!

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Spiritual gifts

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God instilled gifts in all people when they were created. We all have a special part to play in the body of Christ. If you are interested in knowing what part you play take a spiritual gifting test. It will outline what gifts you possess. Once you get your results pray that God opens your eyes and ears to a better understanding of how you can use them daily. You can also seek help from a leader at your church.

Don’t be discouraged as you see others walking in giftings that God has given. You have a purpose and gifts that are waiting to be manifested. So take courage and believe that God has a plan for you. Greater than you know! Many times the things we are good at are areas that God can use us in! God is very intentional. 🙂

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If you are ready to explore what giftings God has placed inside you check out the information below!

The link below will take you to an online assessment that will ask a series of questions to determine your gifts. Be honest this test deals with your feelings and desires, so be sure to let your responses reflect your own opinions of yourself. As you read each statement click the most accurate answer that relates to you. It’s time to unlock your destiny and maximize your potential so that you can advance in the kingdom!!! 💕🙏🏽

https://giftstest.com

 

Prayer to hear God better

Seeking to gain more clarity about what God wants to do in your everyday life checkout the prayer below. Find a special time and place everyday that you can engage with God. He’s longing to spend time with you. 💕

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Lord, help me create a time to dedicate for just me and you. Give me the discipline to consistently seek You in Your Word daily. Let Your voice rise above all others. Bring revelation from the time we spend together as we divide your word. Help me to live a life that honors you.

Amen

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Direction

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In this thing called life it can be challenging to figure out what direction to go. As a young adult there are so many options and opinions floating around. It can be very intimidating to ask for help from people because it seems like judgement is all around. Don’t let that discourage you from doing the right thing! You cannot half step though. Either you’re all in or you’re not. The Bible talks about being Luke warm. God wants us to be in a committed relationship with him.

Revelation 3:16

16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

How are you asking God to be your guide and you haven’t decided which way you’re  going?

Even if you haven’t been to church all your life God has a plan for you. Before you were born there was a plan and purpose for your life. It is not too late to start a relationship with the Lord. It does not matter what you have done or where you have been.  He will restore the years that you feel have been lost. All you have to do is surrender and say yes! Let God be the Lord of your life.

Easier than it sounds?! Absolutely! Surrendering your life and saying God you know what’s best so I’m giving it to you is hard. Especially when your heart isn’t connected. If you haven’t spent time in God’s presence it’s hard to let go. You have to know Him and His intentions. Once you do you’ll have more ease of letting go. You’ll know you’re in good hands.

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I’m sure you’re saying I’ve chosen to follow God that’s where I’m going. Most days I’m headed in that direction. Yet you forgot that daily you fail to follow His way to love, forgive, show grace etc. Following Christ means you dedicate your life to Him. Dying daily and striving to live life according to His will. It is not easy being Christian is hard but the reward of heaven is well worth it.

If you have slid back into old habits that you know don’t line up with God’s will for your life and your wish is to reconnect with him say this prayer:

Dear God,

I need you and I realize I cannot make it on my own so I am humbly calling out you. I am tired of doing things my own way. Help me to do things Your way. I invite you into my heart to be my Lord and Savior. Fill the emptiness that is in me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole. Lord help me to trust you, help me to love you, help me to understand your grace, your mercy, and your peace. Thank you for saving me. Amen!

Healing

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“It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30)

Jesus bore the cross for all sins, mistakes, and illnesses.

Expect to be healed. PERIOD

We need to understand that God desires us to be healed. He truly loves us and wants us well so that we can help others obtain healing. Sickness was never meant to be our portion and we need to put a demand on the anointing.

Discouragement only hinders us we must push through. We must push past the pain, agony, discomfort, uncertainty, and sadness. God’s healing is available to all He heals all manners of sickness.

Jesus told him, “Receive your sight! Your faith has made you well.”
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There is nothing to hard for God and He specializes in the impossible. When the doctors come to a incurable diagnosis God finds a way out for you. He is the great physician. God has the final say. Trust that He will heal you. Having faith is a huge part of being healed. In the Bible you will find that as Jesus went to different cities and people sought out to be healed. Many were healed by faith just whole heartedly knowing if they could get to him that healing was there.

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭5:34‬ ‭

There are several ways that you can be healed.

“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.” James 5:14-15

1. Healing through laying of hands
2. Healing through deliverance
3. Healing through breaking curses
4. Healing through anointing oil
5. Healing through faith
6. Healing through virtue or touch
7. Healing through presence of God
8. Healing through prayer
9. Healing through the gift of healing
10. Healing through fasting
11. Healing through words
12. Healing through cloths/clothing

If you need healing in any area of your life Repeat this prayer: 

Dear God,

I declare that healing is MY portion. It is Your will that my life is healed. I come against any illness attacking my body and mind. Sickness of any kind has no place in my life! I believe God that You desire to see me healed and I receive all that You are doing even now. Lord help my unbelief and build my faith. In your word you said that healing is the children’s bread. As a child of the King I rise up and declare and decree that I am well. In Jesus’ name. Amen!!! 

 

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Knowledge is power

 

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James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

God has a desire to teach you all the things necessary to get you to the places He has destined for you.  You must allow yourself to be open to learning from whomever He chooses. God uses who HE wants to use. I mean after all if you’re screaming God I trust you then you should be open to anyone right?! That includes someone who you aren’t too fond of, someone younger, and maybe someone you feel who is inferior in education. When God calls someone He does the equipping and preparation. They may not look or sound like what you had in mind but God makes it all work together for the good. Nobody is perfect and we have all fallen short at some point yet God still uses us! Once you grab hold of that concept you can begin to move forward in what God has for you.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

It’s very important to be discerning in all things. Being in constant contact with God will allow you to feel His authenticity. So you will be able to recognize what may be counterfeit. In today’s society there are many different things working against what God has planned. You must spend time in God’s presence to get to know Him on a deeper level. Creating a deeper bond with God will open up countless opportunities to experience his greatness day by day. It will also cancel out voices of confusion, uncertainty, and fear. You will begin to really step into what God has for you.

The enemy does not want you to reach your potential. So any chance to make you second guess your purpose he will take. Having knowledge of what your purpose is will help you reach it. Knowing that you are working toward the goal and enhancing the kingdom is an incredible feeling. I want everyone to go to heaven! Hell is very real and is forever so I do not wish that upon anyone at all. Do not let fear of not knowing stop you from what God has for you. The holy spirit will provide wisdom to you. Find time to read your word really dig in and divide it so that you understand what it says and means. Get a study buddy and work together so that you can hold each other accountable. You must get into the habit of studying outside of church. If you run into scripture you do not understand highlight and bookmark it and ask one of your leaders to help you understand. You can also pray and ask God for revelation on the scripture. There are so many ways to enhance your knowledge find the best one for you!

“The truth you know will set you free”

Full Tech Install

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Many times we doubt God more than we think. Saying “I’m giving it to God” but yet still worrying. However we put ALL our trust in worldly situations! We order things off-line while doing shopping, we make plans to meet people, and we fully trust that the plans that person or business set out are going through! We sit back, get excited, and just can’t wait! It doesn’t even cross our minds that the person won’t come through or the business plan will fail. Working with imperfect people in an imperfect world warrants disappointment yet we hold them to such high standards.

Then when it comes to God and His promises, we know He is able yet we want visible proof of things and what is to come in our lives. In that very moment we may get excited but right after its immediate worry. How can God do what He needs to in your life if you wont allow Him to do what He needs to. You can’t give Him your problems, and then like a child check up on him. He is the GOD OF ALL THINGS. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE for Him. He’s been doing GREAT things since the beginning of time.

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We live in a time where miracles are so flabbergasting however that’s because our faith is so weak. We know God is fully capable and able to do more than what we could ever ask for or think right!? Miracles shouldn’t surprise us as Christians.

Many will think that’s not me i don’t doubt God all the time. I mean its hard to believe something that isn’t tangible or visible.What if I told you that you won employee of the month and that gets you a brand new 50″ plasma TV! The tech is coming on Sunday and all you need to do is be available. Would you accept? Sure why not who doesn’t want a free TV.

So you need your brand new 50″ plasma screen TV and  HD DVR installed. You have a technician scheduled, and you’re anxiously waiting. You take a day off work to make yourself available so that you can let him in. He is scheduled to fix and install everything necessary to get your TV working. In your head you can already see it finished and you can imagine yourself hosting parties. You’re so excited you bragged to all your friends got them excited too. Made future plans. You’re so sure after he leaves you’re all set. Finally the tech is here, you almost run and open the door exposing your house and giving him control to do his job. You ask if there is anything he needs your help with. You sit back and sip lemonade as he cuts wires and drills holes in your wall. You see all the equipment and you have no idea how it will all work but you are trusting that he got the job because he is capable.

Now here’s another scenario. God has promised that this is your year! Your year of prosperity, success and advancement! Great news right? I mean its about time. You’ve been waiting its been such a struggle. He says let me in so i can prepare you…. He’s at your door. Knocking and patiently waiting to be let in. He’s sent all types of notices, emails, texts, and mail about how He wants to come in and enhance you. All of it sounds great its exactly what you need. You have this void that isn’t filled and you have been desperately searching on how and what to fill it with. God says “I will fill you up let me in”. You’re hesitant about letting him in. Something always comes up. Your work schedule leaves you limited time to do what you want concerning reading and praying. You’re not ready to open the door to let him in. You are unsure that the work He may do in you will be exactly what you need. You aren’t quite able to imagine how your life will be after he is finished with you. Maybe you aren’t ready to be changed?

Then finally you say i’m out of options, you open the door. You give God access. You expect immediate results, it begins to take longer than YOU planned. You begin to ask am I ever going to be prosperous? Where is my advancement i feel like I am at a standstill? I am no closer to success than i was before! You never ask or offer what can I do to help God? God STILL doesn’t cut you off. He waits patiently for you to come to him on your own. God doesn’t need us but he wants us. Unlike any other friend, family member or acquaintances you may encounter he sticks to you. He doesn’t leave despite the neglect we show.

Now in comparison to the technician who came to install your television who cares nothing about your eternal future. God cares and knows His plan for your life. So trusting that He will lead you in that direction is key. Allow Him install the things in you needed for your success and watch how you soar. Never forget God is working on His time and He is an on time God. It may take longer than you think but trust that it’s worth it.

Trust in the Lord today. 💕

 

 

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Pray during your struggles and pray as you get blessed. When all is well pray a prayer of thanks! There is never a time you can’t pray! Prayer changes things and keeps us closely connected with God! ❤

Purpose

God gives tasks to those whom He knows is or will be equipped for the task. How? He crafted you from birth and as time goes on, He’s watered you to grow into the wonderful child of God he wants you to be. It’s up to you to follow that path and seek the nourishment from Him by keeping up with the word and being close to Him.

In the story of Ezekiel my understanding of the purpose of God telling Ezekiel to eat the scroll was to get him to have the word inside of him. When you have the word inside you..you can always reference it when you need to. Having the word lining your inner being creates opportunity to live out the word on a daily basis and spread the Good news! The bible contains so much more than people think. The daily advice and prayers and requests we seek can usually be found right inside the good book.

One reason why people doubt the bible or don’t reference is because they feel their “unique” situations don’t fit into the “generic” stories in the bible however…

“Ecclesiastes 1:9
New International Version (NIV) What has been will be again,what has been done will be done again;there is nothing new under the sun.”

This scripture is so relevant especially in today’s time…many times we think oh my gosh why me! You feel like all the things that go terrible only happened to you. And that your situation is unique and no one knows exactly how you feel. When in reality your life scenarios have played and replayed many times in different order with a different cast.

The beautiful thing about it is your able to have a say in your ending. Maybe you would’ve like to have a say in your struggle or hard times. But looking back it made you better seeing that you’re stronger now than you were before. You’re even more knowledgeable than you were before!

Everything happens for a reason. God has a plan and He makes good on all his promises. Faith and trust is a huge part of your relationship with God. If either one is missing things fall apart and you become unsure of a lot. However when it’s activated and on full throttle anything is possible!

God has a purpose for you and He shows you everyday what it is. It’s up to you to believe it claim it and be available to let Him use you in any way. Whether that means a struggle you have to go through in order to help someone else. Be humble always and know that God wont put you up to something that’s too much for you!
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