CLUTTER IN THE MIST

I have created a new definition for clutter. Clutter is an accumulation of things out-of-place and order that disrupts peace, tranquility and creativity.

Busyness has a way of taking life from a cool, calm and collected state. Organization goes out the door because your home turns into a hotel room. You sleep there, get up and go and return at the end of the day continuing to clutter.

Mail, papers and clothes become lost-they can’t find their homes. As a result of that piles of clutter appear all over the place. They grow and grow and grow some more. It makes you think the next step is a starring role on the hoarders’ show.

In order to not be the hoarders’ star, clutter has to be evicted. Before the eviction notice can be delivered the busy schedule needs to be revisited and reworked. Do all those things need to be done. Will they make you or break you? What are the top three things you want to do well? Pick them and eliminate everything else. Next step is devise a plan. Get help or do it yourself.

Clutter I want to speak to you. Your time is short in my home. You are a squatter and you have to go. So pack your bags and hit the door. You are evicted.

I Release You

I wrote this one day when I was fed up with being held captive by something that had no right or authority over me-fear. I declared that day I will no longer be held in bondage and I was breaking free to be who I was born to be. Today I face any fear that tries to rear its ugly head. I overcome it.

You’ve been with me a long time

Right by my side

Everywhere I go

You cling to me like there’s no tomorrow.

Today I release you

Time to part company

You’re no long my crutch

I will not receive the lies you’ve been feeding me

No longer do I need you to be a part of me

I release you.

Recognize there’s something new about me

I found out today that I could be set free

From the tricks and lies you’ve been handing me

That had me thinking I couldn’t be

All that was prophesied to me

I release you.

My eyes fell upon the Word

That went straight to my heart

It did major surgery

And ripped us apart

It set me free

To be who I’m suppose to be

Today I release you

You have to go

Leave my presence

Don’t come back no more

I will not take you back I’m staying on track

To be who I’m suppose to be

I release you.

Fear

Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real

The voice of fear has no proof you can’t do what you are trying to do. Fear is a spirit. It’s trying to set up roadblocks that look so big that just maybe you’ll give in. When the lie is magnified and you see no way past your nose, you can look again.

Look at the end of the journey and see yourself there. Break up what it takes to get there into segments. It’s like eating an apple—one bite at a time.

Evaluate the completion of each segment. Make adjustments if necessary and move on in the next segment until you’ve completed the journey.

The best weapon against fear is the Word of God. God did not give us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind.

Everything we need to turn our dreams into reality is waiting for us to start moving forward. As we move forward down the path that is laid out for us our needs will be supplied

At the end we see is our dreams are no longer dreams but reality.

Do you have something you need to do? Is fear preventing you?

Thankful for My Exodus

I’m not the same person I was four years ago when I made my exodus from Ohio to Texas. When I arrived in Texas I was a hot mess and I didn’t realize it. The fact is I was a hot mess in Ohio before I left but it wasn’t easy to detect.

I’m thankful that today, 3 years 11 months later I’m a new person from the inside out. I’ve been delivered from many issues that have haunted me for a long time. Not only did I overcome the issues but also lost weight. Those issues would have hindered me from moving into my purpose and destiny. I’m liking who I have become. All this has happened by the gentle hand of God.

Can you look at your life and see anything you’ve been delivered from? Has your life changed as a result of the deliverance?

FLASHBACK OF A TRAGIC SITUATION

Monday was the October meeting of Glory Writers. It is a part of the North Texas Christian Writers Group that meets monthly at the Global Spheres Center.

At the meeting a member of the group read the story she wrote about how her life was terrorized for years by a stalker until his death. Her story took us on a journey with her through the twists and turns as God delivered her from his treacherous grip.

Experiencing the journey gave me a flashback when a tragic event almost took my life. The next day I put on paper what happened to me many years ago. Though it was a long time ago it was a hard thing to do. To get the facts on paper I had to step aside from the emotions that were entangled with the facts. I will go back at a later date and let the emotions flow to complete the story. Maybe then I will release the story that may help bring healing to someone going through something similar.

My prayer is they will see how The Lord can bring you out of a death sentence of the enemy with a mighty hand of victory when you think there is no way out.

Have you been in a life threatening situation? How did deliverance come for you?

A JOURNEY TO THE JEWEL

Ah, thanks, I needed that, and it was well worth the wait. I wrapped my arms around me and gave myself a big love hug. I realized I couldn’t touch the real me because for years I had packed on what I thought was protection—against pain, misery and lack to name a few. I was hurting myself more than the lie of protection I had bought into.

Today I made a hard but much-needed step toward finding the jewel that had been covered and protected for too many years. It was time to take the journey.

I had started the journey numerous times but never finished. Run off the road, distracted, and detoured. I had gone so far and backslid to square one.

I didn’t expect the journey to be easy, but this time I planned to be victorious.

Every journal I own tells about my weight issue. I started my current journal to encourage myself, but there was a difference this time—I didn’t regain the weight. I straddled the fence a lot, feeding the other issues to make me feel good instead of feeding my body correctly to nourish it for long life.

I finally understood when I went to the doctor because I wasn’t getting any better. I still had the same issues. He decided to give me a visual along with a serious scorning. He got his anatomy book out and showed me what a healthy body part looked like and what it takes for it to operate properly. He turned on his serious “time for you to face the truth” voice. He laid out the facts in a gentle but firm way.

I finally got it. I felt the change in my body. Maybe my body got it but my brain, emotions and desires had to come in agreement. As if a tape player was sitting next to me, I kept hearing the doctor’s advice.

I needed to eat breakfast, stop eating out so many times, and change what I bought in the grocery stores. What was I going to do with the food that shouldn’t be in anyone’s pantry, let alone mine?  Throw it away. I didn’t want to be a party to ruining someone else’s health.

It took a week to wrap my head around the transition, but I finally started. The first few days, my body freaked out. It never had three healthy meals in one day. Now things were looking up. My body adjusted faster than I expected. Sugar was a really big demon that had to be annihilated. Another thing to get over was the cost of healthy foods. I wasn’t a big meat-eater and that was a good thing because grass-fed meat cost more than grain-fed meat. The vegetables and fruit from the Farmer’s Market were exceptionally delicious.  My plan was to buy chicken and fish along with a few pieces of beef as I had always done. Load up with more vegetables. Read the labels.

Our bodies take 90 days to regenerate new cells. I will be eating like this for at least that long. I have a feeling it will be longer—like forever. The regeneration of the cells will also allow me to discontinue taking the medication I’m currently on. Yeah!

This journey will never end but I will uncover the Jewel…me. I will then give myself another hug and will hug the delivered, healthy, strong me.

It is a lifestyle change that will keep me strong all my days so I can fulfill the purpose and destiny God has for me. I want to hear Him say, “Well done my good and faithful servant”.

Can you see the jewel that you are or is something covering it up? What can you do to bring the jewel-you to the forefront?

DON’T “QUIT”

If you are on the road of possibilities and things get a little hard. Don’t Quit.

If you can’t see your destination and it seems very far. Don’t Quit.

If you lost all you had and see no way to recoup. Don’t Quit.

If you don’t know what is going to happen today or tomorrow. Don’t Quit.

Quitting isn’t an option.

There is not satisfaction in it.

Keep your eyes on the prize, whatever you see it to be.

Accept the motivation that will keep you going strong.

Till you can jump and shout

And sing a happy song.

JUST DON’T QUIT!