Think your way to a better life! 

“As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” Proverbs 23:7

Believe it or not, but your current situation is directly related to your previous thoughts. Everyday I encounter people who unknowingly speak negative in their life. When problems occur, instead of speaking negative, begin to say things like, “Although this may be a difficult time at the moment, I will get through this because I am strong. I am an overcomer.” Many people rehearse failure and self pity. If that’s you, please stop today. 

What you put in the universe will eventually find its way to you! 

That is why it is super important to not allow defeat or mistakes to consume you. We all less up! Yes, at the moment it may be hard, but you are bigger than that moment. Whatever you need to get pass this moment has already been placed in you by your Creator. Its up to you to calm  and silence yourself so you can get clarity regarding how to handle your situation. 

One thing people miss is regarding faith. It’s great to believe that God will get you out of this jam, but you a job to do too. First you must think within yourself that it will all work out, then you must act (with actions) and begin to change your situation. 

Faith out works is dead!

I admit changing how you think doesn’t just happen overnight, but you must be purposeful in changing how you think and respond to life. True, your bank account may say something, but you are bigger than your bank account. Your bank account does not define you. You define you. 

I remember when my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. Yes, I knew this was a serious diagnosis and she did treat it how the doctors thought she should. But, I never acknowledged the diagnosis of the doctors. I never treated my mom like she was different. I would always say to her, “There is nothing wrong with you. You are healthy.” I truly believe this helped my mom stay positive. Years later I still have my mom and she is healthy. 

So as we proceed into 2017, I wanted to encourage you to be careful of the words you speak and the thoughts that enter your mind. Don’t allow negative thoughts to enter and take residence in your mind. Daily think about things that are uplifting and positive. Begin to surround yourself with people who know that they are more than conqureors. Yes, this moment may be difficult, but you are strong…this too shall pass. 

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When I was a child.

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Germs, germs, germs. The other day I got another email from the childcare saying someone in the school aged room had strep. I was in a rush as always, so I deleted it and moved on to my next email.

Surely, my child who was just treated for strep a few weeks ago couldn’t possibly get it again. Thus, I went on with my life. Later, I picked my boys up from childcare and the youngest said those infamous words, “Mom, my throat hurts!” Is this a joke,” I thought to myself? How is this possible? Does he go around licking other children? This child is the main reason I have health insurance, so off we went to the urgent care.

You see, I’m a single mom and taking off work is just not an option. Yes, I totally understand God is my ultimate provider and not my employer. But, I figure, God has more opportunities to bless if I also did my part and go to work.

As we sat in the waiting room, I begin to think back to when I was a child how things are so much different than nowadays. When I was a child, never did I use hand sanitizer. Yet, I was a pretty healthy kid. I drank out of the water hose, tasted my mud pies, rode my bike without a helmet, climb trees, jumped fences, and yet I’m still here to tell it. Yes, I’m pretty sure my mom made us wash our hands before eating. But, while I was playing outside germs were free game. I was a kid and I loved doing gross kid stuff.

I’m just confused where did all of these germs and sicknesses come from. As a mom, I pride myself on wiping down everything, ensuring my children wash their hands (all the time), I have hand sanitizer galour, yet here I am at the urgent care AGAIN!!

Will this germ fest ever end? When will bacteria leave my children alone? I’m really over fevers, ear infections, strep and having to take off work to watch a sick child drag around all day. I truly miss my childhood and not being so consumed by germs. I wish my babies didn’t have to go through some of the things they do. I just want them to have a healthy and fun childhood, full of lastly memories of good times, not of the taste of Anti-biotics.

Here child take your meds…