573404255257340425522018-10-19🎭Mask of Strength part 2 AuthenticLiving series
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📖Romans 12:3 "For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you."
📖John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. Our source of strength comes from Jesus Christ alone.
📖”Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit" [Eph 5:18]
And also Zechariah 4:6; 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty. So, it is not by what we can do on our own strength. We must be filled by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is God Himself!
We all need to continually learn the path of success through sincere humility. We need to realize our source of power and strength is from the Holy Spirit. When we invite Jesus into our life, He gives us the Holy Spirit to help us. When we yield and surrender to the Holy Spirit, the more He can work in us. We need to let go of our own control for God to work in our lives. Not by our own strength but through God’s power through the Holy Spirit.
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573404255257340425522018-10-19🎭 Mask of Strength part 1 AuthenticLiving series ⬅️Swipe Left on photo post to read more + prayer. 🙄🙄🙄
Who has ever slipped and fallen here before? I’m referring to a real physical fall. Are you like me when you fall and someone rushes over to come help you and ask you if you’re ok, you’re most likely to say, ‘Oh, I’m fine”; but deep down you’re aching all over and you’re totally embarrassed? Why do we react that way? – Because we want others to believe we’re stronger than we really are, or perhaps we want to believe that we are! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
We may display a strong front to others but deep down inside we are all fallible and weak creatures. Our disabilities are not limited to physical nature. Some of us may have mental and emotional disabilities. We may lack self-control or find ourselves disabled in the way we treat ourselves and others. Some of us may be struggling with uncontrolled gambling, lying, cheating, excess TV viewing and video games, pornography, or even gossiping, the list is endless.
Even the very fact sometimes when we surrender our masks off, we tend to put our masks back on ourselves as it’s a source of addiction to try to please others in this society.
We are addicted in pleasing others.
Although we may not be able to control some things related to our disabilities, we can gain control if we view ourselves and our abilities with honesty.
God reminds us of our weaknesses so we can rely on Him and know that our true source of strength is from Him daily.
Some of us may not wear the “mask of strength” but wear the “mask of weakness”; they are opposites but both are controlled by our pride to control our situations and as equally deceptive.
We wear the “mask of strength” when we pretend to others that we are strong but deep down inside we’re weak and hurting inside. 😫😫😫
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401247681840124768182018-10-18Encouraging Reminder: Brothers and sisters, we may not always know what's up ahead, but one thing I do know is whatever comes our way, God's grace is enough to carry us through it. We are never alone to figure it out on our own, to rely on our own strength, or rely on our own resources. His grace is enough. 🙏 https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/f95ef563294f8f8e672250173ea560ba/5C682B92/t51.2885-15/e35/43613409_246590282656194_8775463569800756962_n.jpg2018-10-18
116456418211645641822018-10-17But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2Corinthians 12:9 🙏🙏💟💟👑👑 Mas ele me disse: "Minha graça é suficiente para você, pois o meu poder se aperfeiçoa na fraqueza". Portanto, eu me gloriarei ainda mais alegremente em minhas fraquezas, para que o poder de Cristo repouse em mim.
2Coríntios 12:9 🙏🙏💟💟👑👑
37933614379336142018-10-17It’s crazy to think two years ago if you would’ve told me my life would’ve changed completely just by joining an amazing business I wouldn’t have believed you, but God works in mysterious ways. So grateful to have such amazing people in my life who push me to become a greater version of myself.❤️ “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” Some of my greatest friends 🧡✨
Love doing life with you all !
146420882314642088232018-10-17You will never go at it alone if you put your faith in Jesus! ➕
401247681840124768182018-10-15Encouraging Reminders: Brothers and sisters, the Lord has made you a champion. So whatever difficulty you are experiencing or may face this week, I want you to know, through the strength that Christ gives us - you, child of the highest king, are more than a conqueror. 💪🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽 https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/11ebe3635e567b8284fe32f342bb55c7/5C57320D/t51.2885-15/e35/43568462_242120206464659_2930803122346291187_n.jpg2018-10-15
2347517562347517562018-10-15We all fail, mess up, fall off the wagon, etc. any successful person has failed a million times!
They are successful because they didn’t give up in hard times
Pick yourself back up. Brush it off. Move forward! Rinse and repeat 👏🏻 https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/135c08ce1c1ec8f6cf1ca5639156e52e/5C63841C/t51.2885-15/e35/43914773_1924342304539233_1296416065741366230_n.jpg2018-10-15
950339595033952018-10-14Sunday’s have quickly become my favorite day of the week. Slow mornings, breakfast dates, walks and just spending quality time with my husband & our dog. I cherish these days and moments💚 https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/34b6eb21984364b8daa56c0539e62a41/5C5A5AC7/t51.2885-15/e35/43742322_2161249807530701_1772489641069379584_n.jpg2018-10-14
950339595033952018-10-11“Believe God cares about your dreams”
This particular quote from my devotional this morning really hit me. And I think it strikes a lot of people. When your deep in prayer, and in a season of life where your clinging to the hope that God is listening to you about what you want, what you need, and you pray and pray that he hears you....have you been there? I know I have more times than I can’t count. .
But I’ve realized that He does care. It may not always happen in your time frame or how you picture it. And I KNOW you have heard this a thousand times. TRUST ME, struggling through infertility these words get said to me daily. So we often let them skip through our mind. .
But my friend He hears you, He believes in your dreams and wants them for YOU! And when they happen, it feels surreal and so so SCARY! I have more dreams and more things I’m scared of, like raising a family, having our own home, being a stay at home mom & many more. .
But I want to remind you to not give up on your dreams and desires. Because He hears you loud & clear. And He is working on making those happen for you, you just have to make sure you don’t give up on Him in the process. 💚 https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/693d31afa1372c94bc7e5c8845e9160f/5C5733E1/t51.2885-15/e35/42316989_311935679632691_5052761619080151040_n.jpg2018-10-11
146420882314642088232018-10-10There are more women who are going to lift you up and cheer you on - so make sure you spend your time with those people!
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up..." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
146420882314642088232018-10-09To be honest, today was not the best of days. I was feeling some of my anxiety symptoms, I ignored my alarm, felt like I was in a funk from the moment my feet hit the floor, I was late in getting the boys up and out the door for school, and I was totally lacking any sort of motivation for a productive day. Our human nature is prone to focus so much on the things going wrong, or the day not going as planned that we all too often forget all of the good! If we let our negative feelings control the outcome of our whole day, then what good does that do? So today, I prayed ALOT, I spent some more time in God's word, and I made a choice to make my day better. I grabbed my hubby for a quick lunch date, came home and killed my workout, followed up with my challengers and coaches, and made a killer meal for my family! You see, you can either let the day defeat you, OR you can choose to defeat the day! I would say I won!! 👊