Stay Calm

Be Still

God’s word in Matthew 11:28-30 declares, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”(NIV) Wow! Living in a season of frustration is strong enough to break a camel’s back.  But as you whether the storm, do not allow the spirit of frustration to steal your love, peace, happiness or joy. It’s not God’s plan for you to feel an overwhelming sense of frustration daily.  Believe it or not, God doesn’t want your heart to be troubled. Instead, He wants you to smile and live happily without the burden of frustration.

God’s plan for your life is to live life and live it more abundantly. Abundant living is peaceful living. It’s living without constant distractions. Think about it; peace should provide a comfort level that surpasses all understanding. When you establish total peace, your entire life transforms.

That’s why the devil understands that frustrating you distracts you from God’s purposeful design for your life. When the enemy bombards you with frustration; you fail to live at your fullest potential. You become short-tempered, spiteful or neglectful. That’s the plan of the enemy. He wants to distract your attention from living life at its highest peek.

Let’s dig deeper! Happiness doesn’t merely exist when you’re frustrated nor does peace permeate the atmosphere. Learn to create peace. It may sound difficult at first “creating peace”, but it’s worth the try. When you embody peace, you create an atmosphere that’s inviting to you and everyone align to you. By creating this soothing comfort zone, you begin to shut out life’s negativity.

When creating a ‘frustration-free zone’, infuse the powerful practice of gratitude. By tapping into your happy place and practicing gratitude, you learn to defuse those negative energies that attempt to consume and capsize your day. Believe me, when you’re happy, everyone around you gleans from that happiness.

In an effort to rid frustration, plan to set aside time in the mornings to meditate and give thanks. You can do this by creating a ‘frustration-free zone’ in your home. Establish a playlist of calming music, affirmations, prayers, etc. Light soft, white candles. Purchase comfy, large, colorful pillows. Sit on them in a comfortable position. Breathe deeply. Close your eyes, as you inhale and exhale. Visualize positive imagines that make you smile. Create a positive energy around you. Connect with yourself on a spiritual level and give thanks.

Trust me.  You have what it takes to live life and live it more abundantly.  But in order to live life peacefully, you must learn to believe that you deserve peace everyday unapologetically.   This is your season to take back your life and walk in your authentic self.

Stay Calm not Frustrated,

ShameNoMore, XOXO
Transformation Discovery Coach

The Confession of an Abandoned Woman™: S.H.A.M.E.

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This above all: to thine own self be true-Shakespeare

Dear Sisters Healing Against Mental Emotions™:

Abandonment has no SHAME, nor does it care who it hurts.  It is ruthless in its actions, discourses, and mannerisms.  Many women can thankfully say that “Favor Isn’t Fair…” in terms of never having to meet this uncouth “victimizer”.  However, for the women who have experienced this pain at one time or another it is never a good fate or feeling to collide without warning.  At any rate, “abandon” or “abandonment” is a word that many women can associate with be it secretively or openly.  For those of us who have come face-to-face with this victimizer of grief, God wants you to know in Micah 7:8 “Do not gloat over me, my enemy!  Though I have fallen, I will rise.  Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.” (NIV)

If you’re a Sister Healing Against Mental Emotions™ (S.H.A.M.E.) this time fighting the spirit of abandonment, you must declare today that your circumstances should not determine your future.  God says in Isaiah 40:8 “Grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God endures forever.” (TEV) Therefore, even though the enemy has stamped one of these spirits on your chest, it doesn’t mean that you must accept the label and birth one of these forms to life:

~Spousal Abandonment

~Relationship Abandonment

~Parental Abandonment

~Child Abandonment

~Job Abandonment

God is saying that many of you are fearful to enter into healthy relationships in this season be it personal or professional because of abandonment issues hailing from your past.  However, you must set this fear of abandonment free, speak life into your current situation, seek professional help, and most of all find comfort in the words of God.  Your past loss can be overwhelming, yes, but it doesn’t have to paralyze you from living a healthy and fulfilling life.

As women of God, it’s hard to believe sometimes that the time invested in a relationship [that was solid in your mind] has ended because you might have been misled by the other party, or you’ve failed to recognize the handwriting on the wall early-on.  In any case, many of you fall prey into loving others more than you love yourself at times, which can lead to depression and even symptoms of anxiety; and because of this loss, you plant future seeds of fear. That is why God clearly says in Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.” (AMP)

If this is your story this morning The Confession of an Abandoned Woman™, God wants you to  know that you can seek professional help within your  local community and remember that in 2 Timothy 1:7 “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” (NIV)

Abandon fear today and live joyously,

~Shamenomore