Fenced, Chained and Locked

20170103_073940.jpgFENCED, CHAINED AND LOCKED ~ Here is where I find myself more often than I want. The good thing is, it’s happening less and less as I discover what binds me down.

Many times I know what keeps me from escaping the prison I find myself in. It’s those darn fears, crippling insecurities, blinding doubts, and the cutting words of whom I’ve given power over me.

The question is what’s binding me today? Why can’t I get to where I want to be? Why is it that the work I honestly want to get done, seems impossible to reach?

It’s not all about the will, or the heart or even the mind that stops me. It’s what I’ve been told and have accepted as truth, which isn’t mine. The words which have been spoken over me, may have a ring of truth, but they have been dunk in the murky water of guilt and control.

Have you notice, that once you’ve accepted a truth from a love one, it weight you down? It may have not been noticeable right away, but in time you began to wonder, why am I moping around and not getting things done?

Then you give yourself that pep talk which has helped you before, but you find that it’s not working. As a faith person, you’ve cried out to God and ask him for help. Which He’s faithfulness never has let you down. Even so, the familiar pressure of the chain of hinderance wrap itself tighter and tighter around your mind, heart and eventually your soul. What do you do then?

Here is what I do, I pray and wait for God’s faithfulness to help me find what keeping in bondage. In the mean time I journal. If enlightenment of what weights me down doesn’t come, I call my mentor or a friend, whom knows my struggles and ask for prayer and insight.

Today, it was words, which held some truth but have been dunked in the murky water of guilt, jealousy, envy and control. I was made aware, to take responsibility of my neglects without the negativity that came with the truth.

What’s weighing you down? Why aren’t you able to accomplish the tasks you need to do or the projects you desire to do? Whom or what are you believing about your present self?

May you find the truth which unlocks the lock. May the chains of falsehood fall from your mind, heart and soul. But most important, may Truth set you free to take care of your responsibilities and to use your gift to your potential.

God bless you.

 

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Misplaced Priorities Starve Relationships

Priorities don’t stay the same in a day, a week, a year or a life time. If they do, relationships become malnourished.

20170507_181103If I don’t place my personal priorities a side and make room in my schedule for family, memorable moments can’t be made.

My husband and I visited our two grandsons and kept them at the hotel for two nights giving their parents a much-needed rest.

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Their grandpa and I worked hard to make memories with our one-year-old and almost three-year-old grandsons. If one wasn’t screaming, the other needed to go potty for the 3rd time in one hour.

Yet, we couldn’t stay serious for long because their giggles, expressions and remarks caused us to laugh and loose our stern look. Plus, their hugs and kisses softened our hearts and filled us up with joy which out shined the stressful moments.

20170413_181741I’ve learned two things from raising four children:

1.¬†Memories can’t be lost, if they’re never made.

20170413_181856.jpg2. Once an event becomes a memory and kept in the heart, it will never vanish from your life.

20170413_125339.jpgVisiting my two rambunctious, but brilliant and loving grandsons required my full attention.¬†There was no time for blogging, Facebook or Instagram. By night fall, I was exhausted. My grandsons are my only grandchildren at the moment. I pray for energy if I’m blessed with more in the future.

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On my watch, my grandsons teach me much about their unique personality and how they see and handle life around them.

Their excitement of what we promised to come shined through their eyes.

This year started on a positive inclined for me. Yet, I have faced some slips.

I decided to look at the down rides as a child does after they’ve slid down the slide.

I will run to the next activity in my life with a glimmer of excitement as I expect a positive incline.

For God, has promised great things yet to come.

I hope you had a great week and may your weekend be an exceptional one with a positive lift.20180112_233756.jpg