Sunday, May 29, 2016

Let's Talk: Worry

Do not worry about tomorrow, today has worries of its own. (Read Matthew 6:34)

I am definitely guilty of worrying about things I have no control over or that are avoidable. Worrying is not healthy and only leaves you in disgust or worse, depression.

Some worries are avoidable like being prepared for a test final. Living a carefree life is a choice and right at your fingertips if you are willing to put in the work. When you put in the work, you have no time to worry. 

Some worries are uncontrollable like when a love one is in the hospital. When traumatic things happen in our lives, it can feel like a set back and in an instance, everything you thought life was is not. Everything is upside down. Even in those moments, God presents Himself as a present help. Nothing in life has to be faced alone. God is always there.

Try to remember to live in today's moment. You have the right to feelings and emotions in their right time and place. However, the key to any worry, big or small, is to pray and trust in God. 

You can choose to let your worries bring you close to God or away from Him. I have learned to trust God in one of my imperfections, worry. He has shown Himself over and over as a comforter and friend.

Meditate on these scriptures: Proverbs 12:25; Psalm 55:22; Matthew 6: 25-34; Matthew 11: 28:30; Proverbs 3:5-6; Philippians 4:6-7

I love you all! Hope you are enjoying your Sunday and weekend :)

xoxo - Dominique

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Let's Talk: DO NOT Give Up! (Affirmations)

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

God's word stands on its own. 

This is definitely my season of learning and growing in the present moment. No more are the days that I will dwell on the past or ponder the future.
I speak these affirmations over my life, and you can use them in yours as well. :)

My work, the words from my mouth, and my walk will and is showing the true works of God. I am a goddess, an heir of the King, GOD! (Read: Galatians 3:26-28; James 2:17-18)

I am taking responsibility for my actions and working unto the Lord. (Read: Colossians 3:23-24; Ephesians 6:7)

I do not compete or try to follow man's way of living. God is doing new things. (Read: Galatians 1:10; Romans 12:2)

I am allowing room for God to handle what He does best. Only God knows the plans. (Read: Jeremiah 29:11)

My dry bones are coming to life. (Read: Ezekiel 37)

I am no longer afraid of loneliness because I am never alone. God is with me. (Read: Deuteronomy 31:6)

I am walking boldly and confidently in my destiny and purpose in God. (Read: Exodus 9:16: Proverbs 19:21: Jeremiah 15:11)

I am not getting older...I am renewing. All will and is restored. (Read: Psalm 51:10; Isaiah 40:31; Lamentations 5:21; 2 Corinthians 13:11)
I have never wanted God so much. I have never thirsted for His presence as I do now. For that, I view my circumstances and environment through a different perspective and I am loving the new ways I am hearing God. Nothing is impossible for Him. He is truly amazing. When I thought I had life figured out, He comes to show me new things. It is a wonderful adventure, and I am looking forward to laughing with no cares. He has given me visions and dreams that I cannot fathom right now. I am not perfect and He takes all my imperfections and makes them great. He uses all of my life not just the parts that are pretty (lol). He is working with and for me. What a joyous time and place to be in my life right now where I literally have no other options But God!

One step at a time. Piece by piece. Thought by thought. Day by day. I do not allow my mind to wonder too long. The word of God is my sword and is a treasure to my life. God is truly an ever present help.

I am in preparation mode. All things are coming together the way God plans. Everything is working for me by faith and for His purpose. (Read: Romans 8:28)

I am grateful for divine connections and the convictions God is using to correct and discipline my mind.

It is not easy not even for one second but this challenge (opportunity) is worth not giving up for. From me to you...Do not give up!

If you have any affirmations that you speak over your life, share them below in the comments (sharing is caring ;))

I love you all!

xoxo - Dominique

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Let's Talk: It's Not Easy

Life hits each of us in different ways.

Perspective is everything.

Life and death is truly in the power of the tongue.

What you say, you become. I know this has been said many times but it's biblical and the truth.

God makes it so simple for us but we choose sometimes to make it complicated.

I believe you and I have the power to speak life over our lives and nothing is impossible for God.

The key is having faith when everything around you says the opposite of the promises God has given you.

I definitely do not have all the answers, but I have been choosing everyday to keep pressing forward.

You have to start small. You have to allow God to handle ALL things. This is key.

God made the seas and placed each star in the sky. Surely, He can make your life brand new and open doors in an instant. But can He trust you with your bank account? Can He trust you with the little things? Are you living by your own might? Examine all areas of your life and make sure God is the center of all.

What are you doing now? What do you want for your life? What is God calling you to do? Do you know who you? These are questions each of us has to come to grips with in order to live life in its fullness.

What is your mind telling you and what are you feeding it daily? Are you praying consistently?

I'm a work in progress. I'm not perfect. I don't know anything fully. I'm simply a willing vessel for God.

It takes time. Be patient enough to try to get it right.

If it comes too easy, it's questionable. You are worth the time.

Most importantly, enjoy time with God and build your relationship with Him. He really wants to blow your mind. Let Him (God).

Read: Hebrews 11:1; Galatians 3:22; James 1:6; Mark 11:24; Matthew 15:28; Proverbs 18:21; Jeremiah 29:11; Genesis 18:14; Job 42:2

You are not in this journey alone. I know this world is ever changing but your strength should come from God. Don't try to do this life on your own. Reach out to Him for help and watch Him order your steps.

I love you.

xoxo - Dominique

Friday, May 6, 2016

Let's Talk: It's time to MOVE

As my birthday approaches (Sunday, May 8th - Mother's Day!), I am of course excited yet unsure about what life will bring. As I grow older birthdays have become a reminder of my past accomplishments and all the things I want to accomplish in the new year. BUT I want to change this mindset up this year. I want better and something new.

Reminder: In order to see different results, it requires something deeper and different from me.

I want to change the mindset of dwelling on the past and get moving because I am realizing that this does not allow me to really live in the moment and appreciate the gift of living. Yes God wants you to press towards the mark. However he does not want you to be consumed. I am created in Free-Dom!!! (Read 2 Corinthians 3:17)

Being consumed only brings me back to overthinking and being stuck. Yet, living in the moment sparks the opportunity to live life in freedom and not in fear of the outcome. I am making a public challenge to myself to take risks (not planned) and allow God to work. I have tried to control everything. Trying (and I do mean trying because I always fail/crash) to control everything leaves you exhausted and overwhelmed.

Being exhausted, overwhelmed, and worse depressed stunts movement. It is my time to MOVE!

I know I am not the only one that is in this season of transition and knowing that it is time for something new for your life. God's original purpose for us all is to dominate, flourish, multiply, and subdue the earth. God planted the seed in each of us and He simply wants us to obey and walk freely. (Read Genesis 1: 26-31; Galatians 5:1; Psalm 119:45)

Some examples you and I can do to start moving are 1. picking up an old hobby or creating a new one, 2. exercising, 3. investing in myself/yourself (taking self assessments, getting a life coach, or investing in a self development course online). (Read Ephesians 3:12)

What are some ways you can get started on moving?

God wants you to just take the first steps and He will definitely order all your ways. He does not want His child to try to figure everything out. We are not designed to know every detail. He has designed us to be a vessel. He will supply every need and even surpass your wants. (Read Proverbs 3:5-6; Romans 6:22; John 8:36; Psalm 37:4)

On that note, be blessed and get moving :) We are in this together. Let me know some ways you move and if this was encouraging for you. I love you!!!

Side-note: please accept this post as an early Sunday post due to Mother's Day and my birthday :)!!!!! (Oh Yea!!!

xoxo - Dominique

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Let's Talk: It's a NEW Day

Wisdom teeth removal is no joke. On Friday, 4/29, I got 4 wisdom teeth pulled. I was prepared mentally for what was about to happen, but nothing could prepare me for the discomfort, change in diet, and pain.

It reminded me of how life is. Trials and tribulations are going to come and it is up to us to pray and read God's word continuously in and out of trials and tribulations. Though you could never be fully prepared for life because only God is all knowing but you can use the Bible as a tool to stay rooted and to have a strong rock to lean on when you have nothing left.

The Bible is never changing and will be here forever. It is the only word that will stand the test of time. God is forever. (Read 2 Timothy 3:16)

If you would have saw me yesterday, there was no way that I would be writing this blog this morning. Let's just say God is a healer and only He can turn your midnight into day. (Read Romans 8:28).

Now I am here on this beautiful morning, Sunday, May 1 (the start of my birthday month...yay!!!), being able to say with confidence, it is a NEW day. This is the day the Lord has made and I will be glad in it. (Read Psalm 118:24). I would not be able to feel this moment of a new day without yesterday.

Thank you God for this new day and even for yesterday.

I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys the beauty it will unfold.

Love you all.

xoxo - Dominique