Monday, April 22, 2019

This is 30...



I have had a lot of people come up to me and ask how I feel about turning 30, and to be honest it feels the same as it did when I was 29 although I am older, wiser and ready to take on whatever this next year brings. 

In my 29th year I sold everything,  I gave up every possession I had, I moved across the Country and started completely over. 

   This past year has been a year of courage, fearlessness and surrender. Surrendering to God’s plan instead of my own, knowing that his word is the lamp for my feet, and a light upon my path. 
  
   I know God is calling me to big things, bigger things than I am capable of, but I don’t have to be capable, because he is capable of everything. He calls the Unqualified, and Qualifies the called. 

   Surrendering to his plan has taken the anxiety away from me,  the pressures that I once faced have completely diminished. I feel like I am exactly where I am supposed to be. 

Cheers to 30! I cannot wait to see where it takes me.

This is 30… 


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year... Same Fabulous You!



A New Year is upon us and for a lot of people A New Year usually means
New Year, New Me or maybe it's New Year, New Beginnings,
 but what about the You up to this point?

What about all the hard days and good days that you had to go through to get to where you are right now? and maybe it's not perfect (let's face it, no-one is), and maybe there is some fixable things, but don't discount everything you have had to face up to this point. 

 So instead of trying to completely change yourself why not just try to better ourselves?. Let's stop hating everything and start to realize that bad things come with good things, and good things take time.  

  God calls us fearfully and wonderfully made and created us in his image so we must love ourselves the way God has created us, yes there will always be things to change, there will always be things we can fix but things won't ever get better if you don't have some gratitude along the way. 

Here are three things that you can do this year to be the best version of you! 

1.) Small habits become lasting results-> I have seen the exact opposite of this since I was a kid. Quick fixes, Get skinny fast diets, working out for only the month of January and then quitting. I slowly learned that none of these work and to actually make lasting results I needed to create small habits in my own life that over time would ultimately lead me to something more sustainable. 

2.) Find someone to keep you accountable-> It is easy to fall off course when no-one knows what you are doing, or the changes you are making, but when someone else knows your intentions then you feel worse if you let them slide. I know when I want to accomplish something that if I put it on my social media or tell my best friend I will more likely accomplish it. 

3.) Fast from something that is distracting you from your intentions-> At my church we fast for 21 days. Fasting can be obstaining from something that distracts you or it can be fasting from food. (More about fasting to come). 
We do this in January to prepare for 2019 and then we pray over our goals for the year and believe with God for everything to come into fruition. 

In every small step you take to be a better version of you just remember that good things take time and you are working to be renewed day by day. 

" He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."- Ecclesiastes 3:11

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Prayer for 2019



God reminds us that he can quiet a storm, calm waves and hush hurricanes. (Psalm 107:29)

  I don’t know what you all are going through today or bringing with you into 2019, but I pray that the tragedies in your life will calm, I pray that your anxiety will lighten, and I pray that God will give you peace. I pray that you wake up on January 1st feeling renewed and knowing that the beginning of a New Year is a time of rejuvenation, a time to hit refresh and a time to start over.
    Regardless if you believe in God, theology, philosophy or anything else you may believe in, the truth is we have more in common than we don’t. We are all human beings just trying to figure out this life. 

So I want to ask that if you are going through troubles, or if you are believing for something in 2019 and you need a prayer that you ask.

My promise to you all is that I will prayer for anyone who is bold enough to ask for it because regardless of whatever your belief’s we all live by faith, not by sight. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Lessons I am Learning


A few lessons God is teaching me right now 

Be Still (psalm 46:10) God has called me here for a bigger purpose then I’m even aware of and I try to rush into it, feeling antsy and anxious of what’s to come, instead of knowing that he has me in this season for a reason maybe that means teaching me, rooting me or preparing me for what’s to come. 

I am Enough and my identity comes from God alone (Jeremiah 1:5). I constantly need to remind myself that God has created me fearfully and wonderfully made and my identity is through him and not through the ways of the world. 

Be Different! It’s not easy but it’s probably best to be different. (Romans 12:2) it’s easy to fit in to the patterns of the world, it’s challenging to stand out and do something different, but I’m finding the latter is always better and makes me feel more fulfilled and I like being different.

Gratitude always makes you appreciate what you have instead of what you don’t.  (psalm 100:1-5) 

Trust - that God has brought me here for a reason and his timing is never wrong. (Isaiah 40:31)

I will not be Ashamed! - I have had many people unfollow me or shame me for expressing my faith, but I’ve also been able to give hope & purpose by sharing my faith to people who need it, so I’m going to be the biggest, boldest version of myself I possibly can and will not apologize for it. (Romans 1:16-17)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Chaos



Emotional Chaos that I cannot control 
Insecurities that haven’t been present for years
Not feeling worthy, loved or good enough at anything.
Feeling like I am constantly being judged by others 

Feeling loneliness, sadness and feeling so far from everyone yet in close corners to too many people..

 these are just some of the things I have been feeling and I have to tell you I would love them to get out of my head and unfortunately it’s easier said than done. 

    I knew I would be uncomfortable in this season, but I just didn’t know how uncomfortable I would be. It seemed too easy and seamless. I felt like God lined up everything perfectly and he did, but the more I got settled, the more uncomfortable I was. The more I felt like God’s big calling should consist of more and sooner.  

 The more I felt planted the more I didn’t appreciate where I was planted because of the feelings inside my head telling me I was not good enough.
The more I felt right, the more I wanted to go run, hide and never come out. 

But I know when you are on the right path, challenges come from the enemy. The more you feel you are going forward the more the doubts, the fears, and the struggle is present. 


God has given me vision for my life, and to be honest it scares me. He has given me vision that I really don’t know how to bring to life. He has came to me in a series of dreams that I didn’t know how to understand until I prayed and got clarity of what they were about. 
 I know he has called me for big things, bigger things than I am capable of, but I don’t have to be capable, because God is capable of everything. 

I know he has me in this season for a reason and that in his timing things will come into fruition.  My biggest fear is to not live out his calling on my life. He says “Be still and know that I am God”, but I have trouble being still, not trying to push forward and do more when right now he is asking me to be still in this season and allow him to do the good work in me. 

I have to give myself some grace that I just uprooted my entire life and started all over and that it takes time to build a firm foundation.
How do you build a firm foundation -> you plant yourself firmly 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sow The Seeds Today To Be More Fruitful For Tomorrow



If you asked me a year ago if I would be sitting here in my new apartment in Toronto preaching the power of God and how he led me here, I would have laughed in your face, but  here I am and this is my journey. 

 People often say to me that they wish they could have the courage to do what I did and sell everything and move somewhere else, but do they really want to make the sacrifices? 

    Most people have a path they want to take, a goal, an objective and I don’t.  I have a God who I believe is guiding my every step and has laid out a path for me. He is the lamp under my feet and a light unto my path. Are you really willing to give up your own agenda to surrender to Gods plan?

Matthew 10:39 says “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
  I never thought I would be the girl who stopped chasing her dreams and stopped needing to have control over everything, but here I am surrendering and saying I don’t want to be in control. I am living life one day at a time sowing the seeds today to be more fruitful for tomorrow.
 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” - Matthew 6:34 

Are you willing to lose your life to find it again?

Monday, November 5, 2018