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Stay in Faith Even When You Feel Hurt

Faith is something I am learning does pay off. For the last few months more so than any other time in my life, faith guides my life, but it does have its challenges!

Today for example: not only do I not want a divorce, but I also have to pay for it. Even though I don’t want a divorce it’s God has seen fit for my life to take a new direction. So faith will mean that I accept this, don’t freak out.

The choice I am making is to be okay with the divorce. My destiny is not with my current wife. So instead of curling up into a ball in my bed, I choose to accept the separation. Doesn’t mean I have to like it I do not. Believe in God requires faith and sometimes faith involves sacrifice. None of us have to like it, but if you want God’s promises in your life, then you have to embrace change.

In the midst of a break-up, we all want to believe we can’t live without our spouse. The pain of loss is the same as if they (God forbid) passed away. The damage is painful, and it damn well hurts. However, when you examine the fact that what is happening is for a more significant reason not yet revealed. Where I was in my life I through “all-in” with my faith that God has a plan for my life.

Looking back on my life the pattern has been the same. So breaking old paradigms, setting a new course and letting life open up without me imposing my will. Don’t misunderstand I do things to make sure my life is moving forward. The amazing thing is that God has blessed me with many new things.

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Not new things like guy toys. What he has given me are strength and modern wisdom. The power to let go of my marriage to see what God’s plan is for my life. This indeed has been a journey of tears and sorrow. I pwill freely admit times hurt like hell, put myself in a very dark place in my head. Depression kicked my ass for a time.

It’s when at my darkest moment, contemplating hurting myself. Because life didn’t make sense for me to even stay on this earth. It was at this moment that it came to me, that if I was going to save my own life despite the fact that I honestly felt worthless.

Spiritual life here I come! It’s taken prayer, visualization, church, and Christian friends to help guide my way. In my darkest moments, I tell God I am not losing this time I am with God. If you’ve read my blog, you will know the miracles that have blessed my life in the last few months. Without hesitation, my life right now is a miracle gift from God.

So today when it sucks that I have to move on and forward. “I am.” Just like any other day I pray to God “this time is for you, not I and I am not losing anymore.”

If you’re going through a break-up or divorce. I as you feel the pain, loss, and hurt. Just don’t believe life is over. It’s not easy, but if you decide you win this time, your new destiny will be more than you imagined or asked God for. Stay strong and please send me a note below if you need to vent!

God Bless!!!

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The Power of Your Words

The current book I’m working on discusses the power of our words. Words can express love or cut deep into our heart. Remember the first time you told someone you loved them? Do you remember the first time you said something stupid and hurt someone?

Being conscious of what words we use to ourselves or those around us will make all the difference in the world our life experience. If we speak negatively to ourselves most likely depression, self-loathing will consume life. The sad part is over the years we become conditioned to negative words.

What I explore is the human experience of “nothing works in my life” I simply don’t have what it takes. You have given up hope because you see no hope. Blinded by years of indoctrination to feeding your mind with garbage the enemy wants you to believe.

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Words Have Power Choose Wisely

Good news is that can change. I can already hear some of you saying this is BS. NO, when you get kicked square in the gut time after time. Sorry, but its time to cowboy-up as they say. None of what I’m talking about now or what I’m finishing in my book is easy. If it were, we would all have rainbows flying out of our butt’s!

Don’t you get angry or discouraged and quit on my now! It was and still is very hard for me on days to overcome my head. It gets better I promise you that with practice and sweat it does. Everyone has seen world-class athletes perform. They don’t walk out and compete at that level without a few bumps and bruises along the way. The change will take time, and you will have difficulties.

Candy coating it won’t make change occur. You have to dig in tell the enemy his fifteen minutes is over and take back your life. When you begin to change he will come at you hard attacking all the weaknesses in you he can find. Stronger we are in the lord. Call to prayer the lord. If you need to say a thousand times “I am strong in the lord” do it! Fight as you’ve never fought before.

Foremost, get some help. Get into a good bible based church. Find somewhere that you can speak to folks that are strong in the lord. They will minister to your hope and strength in the word of God. Don’t second guess me right now. Don’t over think that some bible thumper has no clue what I’m going on in my head. YES, they do! You don’t have to run down the aisle with a handful of serpents screaming Jesus save me.

What you will learn by the grace of God from Christians that simply walk with Christ first in their lives, how to find peace. How to smile again. How to laugh again. How to love again. How to live in your soul and NOT your head.

  • Positive Self Talk
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  • Listen to your Heart

Get negative Christian stereotypes out of your brain. For years I turned my back on any spiritual growth in my own life. When you live in your heart and not in your head, life will open like a beautiful flower. Think about this for a minute. Your life is in turmoil allow yourself to cast your cares to God in prayer with an open heart and mind. NO, Mr. Skeptical you can’t just say God pay my rent, sit on your ass and the rent gets paid. What you can do is pray to God that your problems are too big for you to handle alone and you’re grateful that he has made a way where you see no way.

You still have to go to work. Do things that are in front of you. Learn not to impose your will. When you can believe the outcome BEFORE you receive the blessing hang on God is about to change your life. It’s hard it takes work, sweat and yes you may even cry. God does not just come along and fix stuff for free. The price for a happy life is FAITH. He has already given it to you. Don’t ask for what you already have from him, thank him for the blessings yet to come as though you have them TODAY. Huge power in what I am telling you to try. What have you got to lose?

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Stand Up Under Attack

Last night I had an amazing revelation while watching a video by TD Jakes. How to fight and win spiritual battles. Stand Up and Fight!

For weeks the attacks, and trials the enemy has put before me I didn’t understand. The message I heard was life-changing for me. “Sometimes the enemy knows us better than we know ourselves.” His attack comes because he knows what is coming for us. He sees before we see the blessing that we’re about to receive. So his attack is planned so we don’t see it coming.

An attack that by design will destroy you IF YOU ALLOW IT TO. You have the strength to release it to God through faith. If you go toe-to-toe with the enemy, you will lose! If you think you can figure it out in your head, you will lose. I tried, and for my effort, I have been on the brink of breaking several times. The pain I have put myself through is debilitating.

You can fight not to allow your thoughts to wonder; you can fight for strength to move forward. What you can’t do is fight the enemy on his ground. That is God’s domain. We all can rebuke, bind and cast the enemy back to hell. Let the main event be Gods fight. If we can do this together, we will win.img_1540

He is attacking you hard because of the enemy fears who you will become in Christ. He won’t go without a fight. The good news it’s not your fight, you don’t have to step into the ring ever. Faith will be your weapon. I can hear so many of you screaming “I can’t take this anymore, faith, God put me here” no friends he did not. I thought that too.

The enemy would love for us to believe that. Then his stronghold on our faith is clamped hard. Don’t do this to yourself. Your weapon to fight is so easy it’s faith. Remember the harder you have to fight to hold onto your faith the greater your blessing on the other side of this trial. It is what it is you have to believe. Stop trying to understand it; the enemy will confuse you to the point of doubt.

Attacks will come from your mind, depression, people around you, beating you down. Don’t fear this. Embrace it that God does not make mistakes, nor does he put these things in your path. If you through your undying faith stand up and praise God and tell the enemy, God is in my soul, and we cast you back to hell you are not welcome here. Know in your heart that God is with you. That through this gut-wrenching trial the person who survives it will be might in this land. YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD, fear nothing! Cast out all doubt and fear.

 Be sure the enemy will come back. The next time he does your faith is rock solid. The attacks come because the enemy fears who you’re becoming. We’re stronger than he is through Christ.

My messages are always a pathway of hope. I am not a theologian or a therapist, but a man just like you that want’s something more from his life. Sick and tired of being sick and tired! Through the trials, I face the attacks on me if I can find ways to combat, get through to a new life. I want to share that information with anyone who will listen. In hopes that you don’t reach the same dark depths I have. Sometimes this message is a hope that it saves your life.

What I am sharing saved mine! I am grateful that the internet filled with good people’s messages of hope. It’s not hard to find, it’s not hard to follow if you open your heart.

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