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

Your Miracle Is Right Around the Corner

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When I woke up this morning, I started to meditate.  I heard the small voice of God speaking. It’s amazing how God’s presence can change our perspective and change our entire day.  Not to get too personal, but as I was preparing breakfast this morning, I felt the visitation of God.  It was very strong.

First, God wants us to “COMMAND” our mornings. Take time to pray, meditate, exercise, journal, or self-reflect.  These strategies can help “set” the temperament for our entire day.  Daily, it’s imperative that we honor God by carving out time to converse with Him. When we fail to command our mornings by honoring God, distractions from the enemy can seep into our spirit causing physical and spiritual disruptions.  When we pray, we’re equipping ourselves to withstand the blows of the enemy.  Get rooted in the word when driving to work, while drinking coffee, or while sitting in bed aimlessly.  Every moment that we invite God in, we willfully build a spiritual bridge that allows us to tap into God’s purpose for our lives.  His word daily is food to our souls and nourishment for our bodies.

Next, God doesn’t want us to compromise.  We must stand strong, and we cannot compromise our well-being in this season.  Stay focus; stay mentally healthy; stress-free, and guilt-free. I must be honest; I use to compromise myself for the sake of fitting in with others.  But as I continually grow in Christ, God reminds me to stand on His word as a guide for my life as noted in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) where it is written that God has a plan for our lives.  It’s not to harm us, but these plans are to prosper us so that we’ll have hope as He guides and directs us into our future.  Therefore, we must stop compromising our peace.  Remember, God doesn’t function in dysfunction.  He’s a man of order. That’s why it’s important that we build a relationship with God and that we converse with Him daily as we “Command Our Mornings.”

Then, God wants us to trust HIM!!!  I believe that God’s building our FAITH in this season.  He’s building our faith with various test and trials.  Through these various test and trails, God is causing us to exercise our faith and depend totally on him.  For it is written in Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV), “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” 

Finally, God’s working a miracle in our lives.  Let’s stay strong and not sway from God when situations start to look weary.  Remember, God is watching during the test; he’s just quiet as He conducts an evaluation of our hearts and reactions to see if we’re walking by “faith” or walking by “sight”.

Sincerely,

~ShameNoMore

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It Ain’t Over Monday: S.H.A.M.E.

Hello my sisters in Christ,

Today is “It Ain’t Over Monday”!  Therefore, put your War Armor on and PUSH forward my Sisters Healing Against Mental Emotions (S.H.A.M.E.).  Remember, the devil wants to see you defeated, broken, and most of all SHAME.  Well ladies, we’re not going to throw in the towel just yet!  Therefore, here are several scriptures/inspirational words for you to mediate upon today.

Eph 6: 11 states, “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (NIV)

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1 Kings 3:5 says, “At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” (NIV)

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In John 16:33 it says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

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Matthew 6:8-15 proudly proclaims,

“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.  This, then, is how you should pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (NIV)

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Source: www.biblegateway.com

The Crushing of the Blood™: S.H.A.M.E.

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Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith. (Hebrews 10:22 NIV)

Dear Sisters Healing Against Mental Emotions™ (S.H.A.M.E.):

I hear God say that some of us are being mold for greatness just like a potter working with wet clay.  He is working out a new plan for deliverance in us.  He’s shaping us, reconstructing us, and most of all repositioning us.  However, before we can accept this new anointing in our lives, we must first undergo The Crushing of the Blood™.

The trick of the enemy is to get us off track.  The Devil is working overtime to distract us from doing the will of God.  Many of us are being test on our jobs, illness(es) within our bodies, financial/ martial issues within the walls of our home, lack of patience with our children, and most importantly exhibiting trust issues concerning God.  God is saying that if we stand the test of time and follow His commandments without contest or waver from the mandate in which He has created for  us, we will receive a fresh anointing in due season.  But, before we can receive or understand this fresh anointing, we must first undergo ophthalmology eye care.  Ladies if the truth be told, some of us are suffering from lack of vision and according to Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (KJV)

Therefore my Sisters Healing Against Mental Emotions™ (S.H.A.M.E.), God wants us to stop worrying about issues that don’t concern us and place our faith in Him.  He’s working behind the scenes making sure that we’re properly mandated and equipped to war against the issues of life that attempt to depress and stifle our growth.  As we continue to grow as women of God, remember that God hasn’t forgotten us when the heat is on high, it’s just that He’s allowing us to go through the fiery furnace like the three wise men named: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3:23. As we can recall, even though these three wise men were placed in the furnace their faith still remained strong.

In essence, as Christian women, just like the fourth man in the fire that appeared out of nowhere, God will show up just in the nick of time to save us too when the fire is deadly hot. So when we are faced with the Nebuchadnezzars’ of life, remember, God will have our enemies question their attack when He allows us to walk away from the fiery furnace of The Crushing of the Blood™ without a blister, all hairs in tack, and clothes unscorch.  So, we will find comfort today ladies in Psalm 30:5 when it says “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” (NIV)

Continue to endure because it’s almost over,

~Shamenomore