Monday, February 25, 2013

You Win

Take a look at your life and see how you have overcome the pain, hardship, and mistakes to become a stronger person.  Focus on your strength, work on healing, and move forward in life.  You have overcome so much, be proud of who you are, and who you are yet to become. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Who Are You?

If you had to define who you are in 3 words, what would those words be?  Be honest.

What did those words include, your character traits, your perceived worth or identity?  Where do you find your worth, your identity?  Do you find it in your kids, job, spouse, your friends, your things, your weight, your looks? Maybe you find it in where you live, what brand of clothing you are wearing, or what vehicle you drive. 

Do you find that you compare yourself to others?  Do you strive to be perfect?  Do you think you have to keep up with what others perceive as perfection to have a positive identity in yourself?  Are you always striving for more stuff, for a  thinner, younger you?  What is the message about who you are that you send to yourself?  To others?  

Watch this video and see if you can relate to it in any way.  

Do you chase the lie of perfection, the lie that you should always be more?  Doubts and lies the world tells us about who we should be and how we should look, make us chase the wrong things and cause us to never be content with who we are.  It's easy to try to find our identity in things, in others, in our social status, but until we can accept ourselves for who we are, until we can put our full identity in being a child of God, we will never be satisfied and will continue to run a race that cannot be won.  We will always want more, want to look different, never be satisfied, but if we plant our identity in being a child of God, we don't have to keep chasing what will never satisfy. When we know we are His child, that is more than enough.  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Your Life Has Purpose

Do you believe your life has purpose and your story is important?  Do you believe your voice was meant to be heard, your dreams count, and YOU WERE BORN TO MAKE AN IMPACT in this world?  You were.  Your life matters so much.  You were put on this earth for a reason, for a purpose.  Only you can do certain things in your circle of friends and family, only you can reach certain people to make a difference in their lives.  Are you living out that purpose, those dreams?  Are you living for why you were put on this earth?  If not, start now.  It's never to late to start!  If you need help, contact me at  I can help you take the steps you need to live a life of purpose and passion that you were designed to live.  

Sunday, February 3, 2013

What Do You Think?

What occupies your mind?  What has taken up residence in your thoughts?  Is it helpful or hurtful?  Worries, negative thoughts, regrets, and anxieties can infest our minds like a parasite, going through each part of our thoughts making us sick, depressed, and  only seeing the bad in life.  What goes on in our minds can be an invisible invasion to others, but eventually, those diseased and harmful thoughts do spill out of us, in our words, our actions, our lack of caring about life.  

Guarding and protecting our thoughts is very important.  Recognizing when our worries have  parasitically invaded our minds and exterminating those thoughts and worries from our lives is essential to good health, a good attitude, and true joy.  

Everyday take time to examine your thoughts, and gather up those that are wandering away in a harmful direction.  Instead of complaining about something, find something to be grateful for and focus on the positive, not the negative.  If the news is overwhelming your mind, which it can easily do, turn it off, don't read about it, take a media fast for as long as it takes to calm your anxious thoughts.  If you are judging someone, find something good about them and focus on the good, not the bad.  We all make mistakes, we are all human, we all struggle.  Live in the present, not the future or the past, and be present in the day you are given.  Worries about what could happen, or what has happened, easily infest our thoughts and steal the joy of living today.  Today is a gift, don't waste that gift on 'what if's' and 'I should have's.'  

Life happens.  It's our choice how we react.  When we refuse to let worries infest our brain and stop them before they start, we can enjoy life much more, see the beauty around us, be grateful for what we have, and be a blessing to those in our lives.