Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Love Is Not Jealous Or Boastful Or Proud

1 Corinthians 13:4 tells us clearly what love is and what it is NOT.

If we want our lives to increase and get better than we need to help improve somebody else's life. When we help others to become successful, God will make sure that we become successful.

Believe me, when you recognize people as assignments- everything changes. If God is putting someone's needs in YOUR care, than I want you for a moment to think of how special you must be to God. Because every person that comes into contact with you- with a need (emotional, mental or spiritual) is Gods child, and for Him to give you that responsibility, than He knows 1. You can handle the assignment and 2. He trusts you will care for Him/ Her. We are all assignments to one another. Some are just for a season, a reason and others you will grow old with. Whether it is family (blood related) or not. 

Most people will not reach their full potential without somebody else believing in them. That means you and I have an assignment. Everywhere we go, we should be encouraging others, challenging them to overcome addictions and bad habits. Inspiring them to believe and achieve. Our lives must be a walking testimony. When people come around us, they are suppose to leave feeling inspired and encouraged to be better.

How many people's lives are you inspiring today? Is there at least ONE person you know that you can encourage and empower to reach new heights? Do others feel joy while in your presence? Would you want a friend like yourself?

Take time to make a difference. Don't judge people for their past and keep them captive for things they've done. We all have a past. Some of us, many of us, aren't even healed from that past but yet we're so quick to point in the other direction. Know who you are and know your role.

Every morning before my feet touch the floor, I lay in my bed and thank God for waking me up and then I tell Him, "Lord, use me today. Whatever you need me to do today for someone else, I surrender to your Will" Then I normally end off my prayer by saying, "Whatever is in my life that is not of You, remove it. Make me a better person today than I was yesterday."

Remember, you have something to offer this world and others- that no one else can give.

Love, Lizzy

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

He Saw Me Before I Was Born

'You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.' - Psalm 139:16
I believe what most of us fail to realize is that God could care less what we look like externally. Our external appearance means nothing to Him. It doesn't even matter how many weaknesses we have. We were all made in His image; meaning we are perfect. We all come from a long line of perfection.
From day one, just like Daniel who spent an entire night in a lion's den unharmed, divine protection flows through your bloodline. Just like Nehemiah who built the walls of Jerusalem when all the odds were against him, I made it through 'my playground' when everything around me was crumbling to pieces. Yes that's my Father's bloodline. Resilience and persistence.
You're unique and you are not ordinary. Despite what you're going through in this moment or what you've been through in the past, He knows you by your name and there is purpose in your pain. Inside of each of us-flows the blood of a winner.
You and I are winners. Yes we are! Don't think for a moment that you're being punished for something or that you have what people call 'bad luck' because there is no such thing. It's called purpose. Your blueprint was designed before you were conceived and you're going to have to go through things to get to your final destination. Discovering and fulfilling your purpose takes work and focus. Above all it takes FAITH! Believe and you WILL achieve and receive.
Don't rush to get to the final destination when you still gotta go through the growing stages. Remember when David said, "God, all of my days you ordained before one of them came to be" In other words, no matter what age you're at, God has been working on you for a long time. From day one.
You've been destined to be a winner. To overcome. To build a legacy and leave your mark in this world.
Love, Lizzy