God’s Way to Success

Hey Jesus Worshippers! I pray your Thanksgiving went well and you enjoyed time with family and friends.

A few weeks ago, I was a guest speaker on a podcast and spoke on the topic of ‘Defining Success Through God’s Standards.’ It was an awesome show and topic and I’ll link the podcast below once it’s available. The topic of the podcast reminded me so much of my journey of learning that God’s definition of success is much different from what the world calls success. I wish I knew then, earlier in my journey, what I know now. Continue reading

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Why You’re Not Ready for Marriage

I always pray and seek God before choosing a topic for my blog posts each month. God always confirms what He wants me to post about by giving me peace about it in my spirit and/or allowing me to hear the same topic somewhere else. This month as I was praying to God about what to post next, I wasn’t completely sure what the post would be about, but I had full assurance God would show me as He always does. I don’t like to randomly pick topics; my aim is to be led by God because I know that real people, with real lives and real problems, read this blog and they need real spiritual encouragement. So one night, I prayed a simple prayer for God to give me what to post next, then I went to sleep. To my surprise, I had a dream that very night. Continue reading

Encouragement for the Stormy Seasons

I don’t know a single believer who has never faced a stormy season. Every believer must go through them, it’s just something that we can’t escape. When you’re going through a storm it’s so easy to feel like you’re all alone and to just want to give up. It’s easy to forget the goodness of God and it’s easy to get in your emotions. If the storm is severe enough, fear and hopelessness can overtake you to the point that you even begin to contemplate options outside of God (been there), but there is always hope. Continue reading

Hope in Christ

A lot of times in life and in this Christian walk things happen that cause us to lose hope or cause our hope to falter. Things like disappointments, broken promises, recurring situations, difficult long-lasting situations, hardships, deaths, illnesses, and trials can cause us to wonder if things will ever really get better and if we should have any hope at all. I know what it’s like to feel like this because I’ve been there more than once. Not too long ago I went through a period where I felt like there just wasn’t any point in hoping any more – hoping for things to change or for things to get better. Continue reading

Let It ALL Go

In the last few months the Lord has been dealing with me about letting some things go in my personal life. He has also been ministering to me about how as believers we hold on to certain things naturally and spiritually that He wants us to release. Sometimes the cycles we go through emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically are due to the fact that we won’t release things. These things can be emotions, past disappointments, relationships, ungodly habits, and so much more. Often times we can’t move forward in an area or God can’t do certain things in our lives because we are still holding on to these old dead things. I ministered this same topic at a recent women’s meeting at my church and felt led to blog about it as well. Continue reading

Being Humble Where God Has You

A lot of times God will have us in a certain place, situation, or season that we don’t really want to be in. We don’t fully see the purpose of us being there and everything in us fights against the place He has us. It could be a season where things don’t look the way you expected, a time were certain needs or desires haven’t been met, an undesirable living situation, or an extended trial. When God has us in these uncomfortable and unwanted places it’s easy to feel like we should be past it, like we should have moved on by now, or like we just deserve better. Continue reading

FAQs: Waiting on God Testimony

Ever since I’ve written my two most popular blog posts, My Waiting on God Testimony and I Believe God Told Me Who My Husband Is, I’ve gotten so many comments and emails from you all asking questions about my process and advice for those going through similar situations. Since I get asked the same kinds of questions, I thought I should go ahead and do a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) post. Continue reading

Comparison

What is Comparison

Comparison. That thing we do where we look at our life and someone else’s life and judge ourselves based on what we have/don’t have compared to that person… that thing where we judge ourselves as inadequate because we don’t look like, have, or act like someone else we may admire in a certain area. As people, we compare seasons, relationships, possessions, roles, statuses, and so on. But do we really know the negative consequences it has on our walk with God and how God really feels about it? Continue reading

Kingdom Focus

So many things come to pull our attention away from Jesus. Some of those things can be good things and some of them not so good things. Distractions, trials, people, situations, goals, and aspirations are all things that can take away our focus. Anything that has our attention more than Jesus has taken our focus. Continue reading

When God Interrupts Your Plans

“By age 18 I want to be here…by age 21 I want to be there…by age 25 I want to have this….by age 30 my life should look like that…” Sound familiar? Most of us at some point have mapped out our life and told our self what we should have and where our life should be at certain milestones. Some of those road signs typically include having a degree (bachelor, masters, and/or Ph.D.), a great career, a relationship, owning a house, a car, eventually getting married and then having children. This plan is often shaped by what society and our parents tell us our life should look like. And most of us, if we’re honest, didn’t consult God much when we created this plan, we just thought He would fulfill it because *shrugs* “God wants the best for me and that is the best for me.” (Or so we thought)… Continue reading