You Are Not Your Past

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You are not your past.  This is your season to live and not hide behind your salty tears.  So often in life, you may hide behind hurt words or shameful acts that hinder your growth or spiritual walk.  In this season,  I believe that God’s calling you to operate on a higher level.  He’s calling me and you to live beyond hurt words, empty promises, or illusions that are holding me and you hostage as I’ve spoken about in my YouTube video below.

I vividly remember the first day I found out I was becoming a mom for the first time at sixteen.  My tears consumed me like raging water that broke free from a vulnerable dam.   My heart ached.  My throat became so enlarged as if I had swallowed an entire apple.  I felt numbed.  I couldn’t move.  I was young.  I was ashamed.

For the longest time, people talked about me.  My classmates, community members, and church members spoke negatively about my condition as if I was the first person ever to have a baby out of wedlock. Through all the negative talk, I distinctively recalled wanting to hear positive words of encouragement, but instead, I was left feeling ostracized.

As I continuously grow in my Christian walk today,  I often think of that difficult time in my life.  I think about the power of words…my words…my actions.  I  contemplate how those very words tarnished my heart, broke bonds and stripped me bare without ever touching me.

Daily, I think about the number of people that suffer from SHAME because they secretively live in the past.  Today, I understand the power of setting myself free. It’s refreshing not living the lies of others.  I won’t lie.  Freedom comes at a price, and sometimes that price is walking away from negative people who attempt to hold you “emotionally hostage” concerning your past.

Therefore, as you read these words, understand that God loves you so much because He is not a ‘respector of persons’. He validates His love to you daily.  He wants you to live a liberating life where you are no longer ashamed of who you are.  I did it and so can you.  How did I do it?  I started by implementing the following proactive strategies:

1.) I was honest with myself.

2.) I forgave myself.

3.) I learned how to love myself.

4.) I set healthy boundaries.

5.) I forgave those who hurt me.

6.) I live my truth.

7.) I pray daily.

8.) I laugh a lot.

9.) I meditate.

10.) I befriend positive people.

I hope these words minister to your heart.  Please share and comment. I always look forward to reading your replies. Or, if you like, drop me a personal message at shamenomore001@gmail.com.

You are not your past,

Leslie a/k/a ShameNoMore

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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’s “RECLAIM” TUESDAY: S.H.A.M.E.

Hello my S.H.A.M.E. Champions,

Get ready ladies, it’s “RECLAIM” Tuesday!   The DEVIL has attempted to steal your joy, peace, job, marriage, children, & health.  We’re putting the devil on notice, “NO Weapons Formed Against YOU Shall Prosper”.  Therefore, here are several inspirational/motivational words to help you restore what the DEVIL has attempted to steal the last several years in your life.

Psalm 46:10 states, “God is our refuge and strength and ever-present help in trouble.” (NIV)

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Jeremiah 29:11 proclaims, “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.” (NIV)

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Proverbs 16:7 confesses, “When God approves your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.” (A Pocketful of Promises for Women)

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Psalm 46:10 declares, “He says, Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (NIV)

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Psalm 55:22 states, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” (NIV)

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Make this day a “RECLAIM” Tuesday,

 

~Shamenomore

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Sources: www.biblegateway.com and A Pocketful of Promises for Women

 

Sip, Reflect & Let’s Talk: It’s Breakthrough Monday

It’s BREAKTHROUGH Monday my Sisters Healing Against Mental Emotions:

A lot of women are suffering from binding spirits.  It’s important that we understand that the DEVIL is a liar be it on our jobs, in our marriages, within our finances, or inside our mindsets.  Therefore, I stand in agreement that you are set free through these scriptures and inspirational words.

“He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”  (Ps. 23:3 NIV)

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“God is not a man, that He should lie. Has He said, and will He not do it?”  (Num 23:19)

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“Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.” (Mic 7:8)

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“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” (Prov 16:24)

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“Your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.” (Isa 58:8)

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Have a great BREAKTHROUGH Monday,

~Shamenomore

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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