I remember a time in my life. I was hooked on social media. It was my life. But I forgot reality itself. My mind was warped around the idea of who I can be behind the screen of my phone. But who was I in real life? What was my purpose? What was I doing with the precious time, God gave me?
My school grades were going down the drain. I felt like I was drained. My eyes would always seem like they would bulge out. I was restless at night. Social media is intended for awareness purposes. Whether you are a Pastor, A believer, a business owner, a blogger, an entrepreneur, etc. You are bringing awareness concerning your cause. It isn’t intended to be our lives. Our real lives are suffering at times, and we don’t even realize it.
I had to get myself together. And realize that my focus should be on being a better person. We’re living in an era; that technology is taking the world by storm. Competition is tough, when it comes to building new inventions. Something new is always out! This is our reality. But we can’t be overpowered by technology. We must draw the line somewhere. Technology
is good, it makes life easier, but it can’t be our lives. We can’t focus on making ourselves look good on the media, but we forget to take control over our minds, and crucify this flesh.
Apostle Paul said it best… “It isn’t I that lives, but Christ who lives within me.”
We must remember this world isn’t our home. Now, don’t go live with your head in the clouds, and forget your responsibilities. But God gave you a life for a reason. We are not our own.
Here are some ways to draw the line:
*Spend time reading… “real books.” There’s nothing wrong with kindle or nook. But get the feel of a real book. They might go extinct one day, at the rate this world is going. Or they might serve as antiques.
*Exercise, take care of your body. (I have been slacking, but I’m coming back to it). Put away the Twinkies, the beef jerky, if you know it’s been having a toll on your health. Know what ingredients are being put in your food.
*Stay around positive folks!
*Spend more time with family!
*Seek God for your purpose
She Speaks, She Writes, She Blogs
Love always, Sylvie
We have it all wrong. Don't change who you are,because of those who just don't appreciate you for who you are. Don't change because they can't see your beauty. There are people who allowed themselves to be bitter, because of the hurts, the pains, people have caused them. But change for the better, not for the wrongs, people have caused. But because God made you, you. He made you kind, sweet, nice. He formed your heart this way. He gave you a heart to love. He made you to care for others.
I had a problem with who I was once. I thought I was too kind, too nice, to compassionate. I began to let the words of people affect me. I allowed people to make me bitter, my heart started closing in on me. I felt defeated. I felt like i wasn't me anymore. My smile was gone. My laughter was gone at one point. My heart began to grow cold. But God had to remind me to remember who I was. He had to show me, this isn't the person he created, he didn't form this. I let myself become a different person. I let my surroundings change me. But I failed to realize my greatness came from just being me, just being genuine, and not allowing jealousy,hate, evil, bitterness, slander, etc. Fill my heart. And the most amazing part of all was finding people that understood who I was. They appreciated and loved me as I was . Even at my worst.
The secret is change for the better, don't change for the worst. We're still expected to not be naive, but to use wisdom, to discern, when to act, when to speak, when to be heard.
So, God is asking you today: do you desire to let the world change you? Will you remain faithful like Joseph, no matter what. He was tempted beyond cause. But he held on to the faith. He was unchanged, he wasn't moved by rain, by hail, by storm. But he kept on. And became great!
Don't let anyone change you... your greatest glory comes from just being yourself.
A mind that's negative will become the product of its own negativity.
I can't explain the countless times,I've allowed myself to be caught up in negativity. I've allowed myself to sulk over the what could be and what couldn't. All the possibilities ,all the options, all the routes, I could have. How I missed it. How I missed my path. How I missed, where I was to go.
I was focused on how so-and-so got to where they are. But I was never focused on who I could have been. The most hurtful concept to ever fall into. It's when you fall in the category of what people say about you. Their testimonies of you. Who they believe you are, who they have allowed themselves to believe you are. It becomes a stereotype, you live by. You can't get out of it. You feel as if, you're stuck in a prison. You're trying to understand why you're stuck. Not knowing you have been placed there by the negativity and thoughts of others.
Thoughts are powerful. Thoughts become words, words actions,then it births into character. People could have been speaking over your life. But they fail to see what you can do. They couldn't see you at your best. Being too busy hiding in the shadows;lurking and creeping. Believing the darkness could be a sort of shield. A haven,a refuge, a fortress. But you have become slave to the darkness. The darkness has kept you in a chains, you're being driven by madness, double mindedness has become your portion. No one can see you. Your light is gone. Shame has filled your face.
I had to learn to get out of my comfort zone. I had to learn to put my foot out. And stand, despite what may come. I had to learn to let go of who I wasn't, and to embrace my now. Embrace ,so I can change. To embrace me, because I know I can be better. I know I can do better. I had to learn to appreciate me, there are people who are looking to me, because of just who I am. I had to deep down inside... love who I was. I had to love my flaws. I couldn't change, if I didn't recognize their existence. If I couldn't love me, who else would.
Let go of negativity, before it takes its toll on you. Before you hurt someone else, through your words and actions.
Today, I woke up out of a dream, which seemed to be a reality. Lately it has seemed my dreams feel more real. And as I was in the process, the Lord spoke to me and said... "Positivity inspires." Many times we get out of bed, and we feel heavy, we feel down, we feel sad, we feel confused, or something is out of place. And without realizing that the enemy has planted seeds in us to make us feel such ways, and we in turn fall into the trap. Before you say... "huh? Is that biblical?"
Well Matthew 13:25 writes, But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
Why is the enemy sowing weeds in our lives? It's to keep us bound and in turn for us to reap them. That's why we wake up one day, and we are negative, sad, confused, feeling some type of way. When the word of God says... "This is the day that the Lord has made;let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
Why would I need to feel confused, rejected, sad, etc. Because the seed of the enemy has been planted in us, and when we wake up in the morning, we give birth to our seed. The whole day is spent in turmoil. And we're asking God... "Why me?" But did you take control of your morning? Job 38:12
We're people of God, who sometimes know no spiritual truths about the Kingdom, we become a part of, when we are born again. And it's because we don't spend time with God. We don't pray or stay in the word to have a relationship with him. And day after day,
And the enemy has a foothold over us. But not knowing the Word of God is the source of our positivity. When we know spiritual truths by having a relationship with Christ, we will be more positive. And not just know, but act upon it, as it says in James. Don't look in the mirror and forget your reflection. Who says it's easy?
I'm learning and striving every day to hold on to spiritual truths, to hold on to my positivity, in order to inspire you.
Command your day to be as God wants your day to be, and uproot the seeds of the enemy.
La vie est belle ♥♥
What are you holding on to?
Are you holding on to pain?
Are you holding on to the past?
Are you holding on to someone?
I can only speak on account of myself. There's a time that come in your life, when you feel like, you have to hold on to everything that you have to let go of. If it's holding on to you to the point, where it sort of takes you over, to a point where you began to suffocate. Well, everything else around you starts to fade. Nothing seems to be important except what you're holding on to. Even God seems at a distance. His voice seems faint and distant. You can barely hear his sweet whisper. His voice so convicting, begging you to turn back. You've gone to the deep end. You veered off the right path. Now the enemy has demanded ransom for you. He goes to God as he went to God for job. He accuses you. He brings complaints to God about you. What I fear is God saying... "Touch not the soul."(Job 1,2,3) Now he gives the enemy ability to take what you're holding on to. It leaves the soul naked... now vulnerable to God. Now you let go the hard way.
What about some of us, who keep holding on, even when the enemy has attacked us countless times? We still feel the need to hold on. The enemy will keep attacking, until we have learned the lesson of letting go. We simply cannot enslaved ourselves to our pains, to people that are in the same place as us. They're screaming out for help. But We can't give what we do not have. We're left feeling guilty and ashamed, wondering if we made the right decision. If it draws you away from everything you believed to be right. If your instincts are still going up about it. It's time to let go. You might end up destroying more than just you, but this person as well. We can't hold on to our fears, our insecurities. We have to let go and give it to God. He can make your scars into something more beautiful. In the time that he chooses to. We simply have to do the task....
...Let it go...
Breathe... and just let it go.
We lie to ourselves. When we can't admit who we truly are. When we hide under the covers pretending that we never fear, we never feel pain. That we don't have scars. And the most absurd thought is that we're strong enough to handle it all by ourselves. We are often not transparent enough to admit that we have trouble getting over pain, that we have trouble learning to forgive. Yet God gets glory, when our human nature is unable to do it, yet he gives us the strength to forgive. The strength to admit our wrongs. The strength to make right what appears to be wrong. We can't be righteous with Jesus being absent. We can't be afraid to admit to him what's wrong with us. The only way we can be free.
Give your heart a voice to speak for itself. Give it a chance to express the limits which it can reach. Give your heart the voice to say, I've had enough. I don't want to hide behind the pain, I don't want to hide my fears anymore. No more hiding who I am. I just want to be free.
Allow me to be transparent. In my country, from the Haitian perspective. Majority don't really know how to express themselves. To truly open the heart to love is weird in itself. For most to utter the words..."I'm hurt... I'm pained.." is absurd. Even worse..." I was wrong," is an even harder word to utter. It's never ok to be this way. We are human beings too. We shouldn't be afraid to admit when we need help. Or whenever we feel overwhelmed. Maybe that is what is truly keeping true freedom. The ability to express. Yet we have a choice to be free. If we learned to say that we can't do it for ourselves. That no man is an island. It's just ok to ask for help. To hide is to go further down in the bondage. Bondage has its own voice. It won't allow us to enjoy our God given
destiny. We can be weak for but a moment. Hurt for but a moment. Fearful for but a moment, but we can't remain there. Freedom must step in.
Be patient with you. Not everyone will understand you. And neither do you have to hide who you are. No need to keep hiding yourself anymore. Learn to break free from your limitations. No need to keep proving who you are and what you're not. While being who you are, don't misunderstand others for being who they are. Be patient with them as well. Someone stopped and cared for your wounds. Is it too much to ask to stop and understand that Jesus has to tend to their wounds?
Be broken for but a moment to understand where you are, but not broken forever. It's time to be free.
I still find a reason to smile. It takes time to become who we need to be. Never be ashamed for the fact you are still honest, even believe in the fact that there are "good human beings" out there. God has a remnant of man, a remnant of women prepared for one another. It takes time to find that person. A lot of pain, heartaches, sleepless nights, fears that overwhelmed you. But I don't regret being me... the person who is for me, is for me. The ones before him were lessons, I needed to learn. To make me strong... it's hard to let go. But why hold on, if it's not worth it?
God will keep bringing us back to that step, we miss. Until we become strong. We can give advice. But to follow it for ourselves is a struggle. And the fear of what following it might bring even terrifies us. But we have to learn once and for all. To conquer this fear, this weakness, that keeps us where we are. That keeps us in the place of stagnancy. We're afraid to get out. To try something new. To maybe listen to someone else. Our own advice can fail us, it sometimes require someone else's great advice.
But choose to live. Choose to leave this place of stagnancy. Choose to be better. To learn the lesson. To be strong. That's what God wants me to learn. So I'll learn it. If you're coming to knock at my door. I ask you to please be ready. Bring flowers, chocolate, don't just bring words, but bring actions that match up those words.But I ask you to be ready. take your time. Be ready.
A young woman is gold awaiting for discovery.
A young man is a discoverer in search of gold.
At times, we compare what hurts the most.
From people who you thought was truly there for you.
But then you realized, you didn't matter much, you were like the wind to them.
You flow throughout and about, but you can't be catch, can't be held. Your identity is unknown. But they can only feel the breeze, hear the whistling of the wind. But they do not know you. You are after all, wind....
There's no comparison between pains..
It is pain...
Utterly cruel pain...
Sometimes you can feel empty, no matter how much happiness surrounds you. Yet the soul claims, it is empty. It is bruised. It's alive, but broken. It's here.but it needs healing. The soul cries to God saying... "when will I be free?"
The soothing voice of the Master says..."Will thou be made whole? Do you wish to be whole?"
The soul yearns to whole, but blinded by pain, hidden in the shadows. Then the hand of the Master must redeem this soul to bring it to light.
Only Jesus can heal the bruises of the soul. There is no way to find healing without Jesus. The soul is deep, therefore the bruises are deep. The void is deep. The emptiness is deep. But only his healing hands can revive your soul again.
Pain is just pain. I've learned to not spend time contemplating it, reminiscing on it. I spend my time in the presence of Jesus, learning to be made whole again. In his presence waiting for him to retract the pieces, to put me together again.
The heart pains even more, when it cannot feel sudden healing... sudden wholeness. But you must learn from the pain. If you don't learn from the pain. Doomed are you to repeat it...
It takes time, surely... but roses take time to yield to be beautiful. Eagles have to learn to fly. Birds need time to leave the nest. Leave it at the hands of God. It all takes time.
But you will be made whole..