Encourage Me!

       Have you ever been tired of waiting? Have you ever feel like losing hope because you are thinking that God is not listening? That moment where in you totally lose hope and you feel the creepy frustration running in your veins but you still chose to believe. You chose faith over fear. We’ve been there. You are not alone. The good news is that God is up to something in your waiting. Remember everything has its time. God makes all things beautiful in His time.You may not understand it now but one day you will. Remember He is God. His ways are higher than our ways. He knows your heart and He cares for you. 

       I’ve been there in that same moment it may be different in situation but same feeling. When I realized that I am dwelling on the wrong spot. The Holy spirit conviction brings me to light. I turn to God and asked for His help and He helped me. I am filled with confusion, fear, disappointments and anxiety but when I cried to the Lord telling Him every feelings that I have. He gave me His peace and remove those emotions stirring my soul. He fiiled me with His spirit. He became my strength and joy. Take over the things that is not meant to stay in your life. Give it to the Lord. He got you. Smile and remember that He is God. Let God be God. Don’t think you can handle it alone because the real thing is you can’t your afflictions will try to rob everything from you your joy, peace and strength.  Cast down those thoughts that exalt themselves against the will of God and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians10:5). 

          Arm yourself with the Words of God. Fill your mind with His Word. Be strong and courageous. Know that He is God. You are not consumed because He is sustaining you. Be a prayer warrior. In order to win you need to surrender first. Surrender to the Lord. Commit everything that you do everyday to Him. Dedicate every thing for His glory. He cares for you and He loves you. All you need to do is ask and it will be given to you. Believe.

Every afflictions are special ground for growth and for God’s greatness. All things work together for good to those who love God and called according to His purpose. “You are more than a conqueror” this words of the Lord in my dreams strenthen me everytime. I am a conqueror because I have Him. Jesus is in me. It is not I who live but Christ lives in me. You see how powerful the Words of God. Let us follow Jesus in defeating temptation by means of resisting and followed by saying the Words of God written in your heart. The spirit of God will teach you everything that you need to know. Be strong love.  The Lord is our greatest encourager and motivator. Cling unto Him. We can depend on Him. Believe.

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Am I Beautiful?

         There are many description fall into this special theme— Beauty! Whether you like it or not you are aware of it. Let’s be honest we have that moment of thinking and asking of this nerve-wracking question “Am I beautiful?” I am not ashamed at all everytime I asked this to my mom and my dad  when I here them say “Yes, you are beautiful!” Oh men my heart leaped with joy and my hope soar like an eagle. The feeling is priceless! 🌸

Sex appeal, charming, gorgeous whatever you want to call it. Name it! Looking in the mirror, you began to think again am I beautiful? Hmm presentable, yeah! Now you are even doubting. You’re looking within yourselves, trying to find your value in your beauty and in your worth.

Enough with self-pitying. Come join me let’s widen our horizon of understanding as we dig deeper to find the real definition of beauty.

True beauty operates on three special levels — soul, mind, and body. When all three combine and are in effect, the outcome can be surprising, flabbergasting! What if one of this is out? The exquisite harmony of the music fails. Have you ever met a lady who was physically a work of art, but you had a hard time seeing her charm because her personality stunk? And there’s this adage that goes like “What is beauty when your brain is empty?” The same holds true for men. You see beauty is not just on one level. Let’s stop limiting its truth.

We live in a culture that bombard us with the message of insecurities.  “You are not good enough!” “You are not worthy enough” You do not have the right figure!”  We are bombarded by the unrealistic standards of this world. How many of us will ever be a perfect size 8, be coca cola shape and never have pimples on our face? How many of  us have that time and money to achieve the svelte body, and flawless, white skin? 

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any” (1 Corinthians 6:12). This requires a moment of reflection. It’s easy for us to be brought under the power of the world’s idea of beauty, but we knew that if we buy in to it, we will face one of this two outcome; You either will become obsessed with achieving it or you will drown in the sea of self-esteem. Men, where’s the positive here?

Let’s take a look in the mirror again and this time make an honest assessment. Look closely not perfect, right? But workable 😊. Mark you no one is perfect. I like to say that God is fair. To one He gave a beautiful skin but okay body. To another He gave a fabulous body but okay hair. It help us realized that those good points we got along our bad points were designed to keep us all humble. 

Beauty tricks are rampant in today’s society. You can check it out in the internet. All sort of beauty ways can be made with a wise wardrobe choices, hairstyle and light make-ups. We can have that! Whatever you do to enhance your beauty the central word should be “natural”. Enhancing beauty and overdoing it are far different—we should know the difference.

We really won’t have the true beauty until Jesus transform us from the inside out. God says we are “not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans:2) I believe there is a good, acceptable, and perfect will of God concerning beauty. And the first thing that makes us beautiful is righteousness (holiness). A woman with a gentle and quiet spirit. A woman who knows how to control her passions and walk with a sensitive conscience before the Lord is beautiful. The only true beauty comes from a life that is fully surrendered to Jesus Christ.

I was able to realized that for the most part the problem is of the way we view of what we have. Our beauty problems for us are usually greater in our minds than in the eyes of others—and we need to know the difference.

We are blinded by our own thinking and others opinion and forget about the beautiful set we got. Behind those unattractive part of us are those gems long to cherished. Love, time to wake up and embrace the truth. The truth will set you free. Let’s accept, love, and reflect on our best gifts. God made us all the way He determined best, in line with His own superior knowledge and for His purpose. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. What matters most is what God thinks. For Him, you and I are fine and beautiful. Cast down those thoughts that exalt themselves against the will of God and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians10:5) 

If there is any virtue and excellence, If there is anything worthy of praise, think on, and weigh and take account of this things.” (Philippians 4:8) Remember this special message from God. Fix your mind on them. Take note of your best features and accentuate the positive girl. 

I am beautiful! You are beautiful! ❤🌸🍁

Let Me Follow Thee

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.                                         Proverbs 22:6

       ” Raise me well and I will become the best person you want me to be” these words of a clever child keeps reverberating in my mind. I myself began to think how can I raise them to help them achieve the self-actualization Abraham Maslow wants to point out. Raising a child is a blessed responsibility and it will depend on how we teach this young ones. To train means to teach, to teach means to make someone learn. Therefore teaching serves as a guiding tool to let every man learn and follow you.

       Training produce a disciplined individual. Every trainer must always look out on their ways of teaching them. I know a great teacher who have all the qualities to make a man achieve the highest level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of need the Self-actualization and the completeness of life. He is known to be the greatest teacher of all time, no one can compare. He has the love that can make you learn with ease you can feel it right away, He has the power to instruct and have all the qualities of many known teachers in this world and more than that. “All in one” as they say. Maybe you are thinking and wondering who might this one great guy? Do you want to know who is behind the descriptions? He is Jesus Christ. Yes! It is not a subjective kind of view but in objective perspective. We can’t deny the truth. He is the teacher of all teachers. Jesus wants us to have all the qualities to teach and train young ones for them not to depart from it. If we let Him and make Him the center of everything that we do we will surely make it. Positive!

     We can all be a catalyst of change in children’s lives. We have a very special part on them. Teachers, parents, siblings and friends who are ahead of them play an important role in guiding, directing and training them. What you have teach to them will only be remembered if and only if you have followed the ways of the Lord. Training comes discipline and if every person has trained well you expect an outcome that will always be remembered by heart. Wherever he may go he will always take it with him.

      Training is like the view of Ivan Pavlov in his Classical Conditioning, you need to condition the person first by creating a stimulus something that will motivate him to do so and when they got used to it you will have a response that will depend on how successful you have applied your ways in teaching them.

       If we want to produce a disciplined and well-kept person it is up to us. Love, faith, hope and  wisdom if all of this combine you can produce a quality of learning beyond the worlds idea of it. 

       Training also implies the adage “No man is an island” from the beginning we are apt to depend on the people around us without them we can not be able to know the important things thag we need to know. “Scaffolding” as they call it, through guidance it is possible. We are trained for us to develop a well-rounded personality. We are guided for us to have the knowledge. We are directed for us to become aware of the path we are going to. We are instructed to know what we need to do. By being aware of all this we will follow and bring it for life. We should learn to follow first to be followed next.

      Let us instill in our minds and take it by heart that we are all responsible of our actions, actions from within and actions from external forces. We should always remember that teaching is a responsibility, a blessed one. Let us follow the ways of the Lord and aim to be like Him in every way. Now we can say Lord, let me follow thee!.