This Is Your Season to Shift

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Are you in a season of “I Don’t Know What’s Going to Happen Next”? I’ve personally been there and done that.   If that’s the season you’re in right now, get ready to SHIFT into something GREAT. As you journey through this season, stay on TRACK and don’t fight the process. God’s aligning you with great PURPOSE; therefore, receive this SHIFT with gratefulness. The process may cause slight discomfort, embarrassment, or guilt- but it has a purpose for the next chapter in your life. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  I can confirm that if you stay focus, stay on course, and listen to God’s voice…you’ll SHIFT into greatness.

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God knows the plans that He has for your life. He’s confident in you succeeding, but are you confident in yourself? God’s plan for your life is to prosper you not to bring you harm. When I read Jeremiah 29:11 excitement swells within me because I know that it’s not God’s will for us to wonder aimlessly without purpose. I believe God has purposefully mapped out the direction for your life, but it’s up to you to seek His presence and gain clarity as to what that purpose is in this season.

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I’ve always been a little rebel at heart that danced to my own beat. In all honesty, dancing to my own beat landed me in dark places in my life like teen motherhood at age sixteen and married to the wrong person, which caused so much public humiliation. In both instances, I wanted to “ACT” swiftly and not “LISTEN” respectfully to the word “NO” from God. In hindsight, I understand that what I truly wanted was love and attention…but I gained it negatively from the wrong people through instant gratification. Because I failed to seek God’s approval for certain wants in myself, I suffered immensely with public SHAME, financial ruin and starting over constantly. These two examples are negative shifts in my life. As a Transformation Discovery Coach™, you want to avoid negative shifts if at all possible. That’s why it’s important that you learn from past mistakes as you prepare to transition into your next chapter.

As you prepare to SHIFT, it’s vital that you:
1. Pray often.
2. Stay on course.
3. Focus daily.
4. Meditate on God’s word.
5. Change your diet by eating healthy.
6. Read daily for knowledge.
7. Stay calm.
8. Seek God’s approval.
9. Manage your stress level.
10. Get financially healthy.

 
Each tip can help you transition smoothly into your next chapter. The more you implement and practice good habits, the better you’ll feel as God transition you into your next season. I’m believing God for change and turn around in your life. Therefore, start preparing now for your season of change. Don’t wait until God changes your zip code, job, finances, etc., to address certain habits…start now.
Good Shifts Are Happening Now,

 

Leslie E. Brown

iAmShameNoMore™

Transformation Discovery Coach™

Working towards Happiness Continues: Principle #1Know What It Is

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Yes, be bold and strong!  Banish fear and doubts!  For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9 TLB)

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

The air was brisk this morning as the sun was faintly kissing against my face.  Today, I felt a slight chill that was cool enough to send a sting down my back as if a wasp had begun a silent attack. So, I slipped on my hot pink sweater with one button as I headed towards the door.  I smiled at my youngest as we approached the car seeking restitution from the unsympathetic air, and then I thought to myself how I would refuse to allow the devil to camp in our territory today.  So, I prayed with my son equipping him with the word of God and reassuring him that the devil would not have victory over him in school today.  As his little eyes looked ahead meeting my eyes in the driver’s front mirror, I spoke with a subtle voice of reason directing him to seek God’s guidance before he spoke or wanted to play mindlessly in class.  I found myself saying…FOCUSING is essential today, so stay focus and give God your attention and all will be well.  Therefore, I hope that you guys are still FOCUSING on Principle #1: Know What Happiness Is as we continue to reflect on Nicole Saunders’ article “10 Keys To Happiness” over the next ten weeks.

First, happiness is what I make it to be.  I came to this notion this morning after receiving a knotty message from my child’s teacher concerning him stirring aimlessly yesterday and not focusing in class.  I smiled and stood their quietly as if I was a child being reprimanded for  the first time about behavior modification and how important it was for my six year old not to get off task even for a minute [he’s in kindergarten].  As a mom, I believe in the foundation of education and focus, so I spoke with him about his actions and informed him that we should not have another day like that one today.  Therefore, I equipped him and myself with the word of God.  I spoke life over my son this morning and decided to take action against the prince of darkness. According to Isaiah 57: 17 it states that “no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD. (NIV)

Second, it takes FOCUS to be happy.  Just like my son’s misbehavior on yesterday, it takes focus to be in a happy place.  Hosea 4:6 affirms, “…my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”(NIV)  Isn’t this so true?  If I were to think about this scripture just a little deeper, my mind instantly goes to the old saying, “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.”  Focus is essential to living a happy, positive; yet self-fulfilled life because in order to FOCUS it takes concentration.  For example, I explained to my son that his actions caused a negative reaction in turn causing not only him to be placed in timeout in the carpool line, but it also caused me to receive a parent lecture on him not using his time wisely in class.  Therefore, I further clarified that without FOCUS, he could run the risk of falling behind in his studies and this minor action could have a major reaction to his future.  So, lesson learned for the both of us.

Finally, I believe that happiness is learning from our mistakes. I learned that life is too short to sweat the small stuff, and I believe my youngest learned that for every action there’s a reaction [be it good or bad].  As I continue my journey to learn what happiness is, I will overturn all rocks high and low in search of finding my happy place.  I will apply these words from Dale Carnegie as I eagerly approach every situation throughout my day when he states, “It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings”.

Find your happy place sisters and let’s discuss,

~Shamenomore