The Power of Resistance

Hi, Beautiful!

Have you ever sat and reflected on what you are currently facing?  Have you heard the whisper from God about your assignment and felt like He can’t possibly be calling you to that?  Have you ever felt that you can’t possibly bear this too?

When there is an assignment on our lives, God will use the trials to direct us to our calling and purpose.  The pain that we experience is used to help someone who will cross our paths in the future.  But, it’s when we try to run from that calling that our fear tells us that we can’t possibly do it.  But Beautiful, when there is an assignment, nothing else will work until we are walking in that calling.  That’s the power of resistance!

The power of resistance comes to show us that total surrender is required.  And no I’m not talking about surrendering in that we continue to allow others to hurt us but surrendering to God and the reason why we were created.  You can’t try and control the situation as nothing but total reliance on Him is required.  I know it doesn’t feel good when we are going through but it’s His plan.  It’s His power within us that supersedes all the pain and hurt that we experience.  It’s His plan that will keep us from running!  It’s His plan that will show us when WE need to change.

Perhaps, our character is off!  Perhaps, we have fear!  Perhaps, we aren’t walking in love!  Whatever it is, God will show us as we can’t run from our purpose.  We can’t fight the resistance that the calling has on our lives.

So Beautiful, stop fighting the voices that say you are not enough or will never measure up!  Stop fighting that gut instinct you have and accept that you are called for a greater purpose!  Stop fighting the resistance and accept that you have the strength to keep moving!  You were not designed to give up!

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But, what does God say?

 

Hi, Beautiful!

Happy Friday!  It’s Freedom Friday and you made it through another week despite what you thought.  God is so awesome in that he gives us the strength needed moment by moment.

You’ve had doubts!  You’ve questioned your abilities!  You questioned your faith!  Your mind said you are not enough!  (Maybe that was just mine) Your heart said stop loving!  You were run by fear!  Your mind said so many things!  But, did you ever stop and say….

what does god sayBeautiful, God says:

  • You are equipped Eph. 2:10
  • You are worthy Psalm 139:13-14
  • You are enough 2 Cor 12:9-10
  • You are accepted Heb 12:6
  • You are never alone Deu 31:6, Heb 13:5
  • You can do all things Phip 4:13
  • You are forgiven Rom 8:1
  • He will direct your steps Prov 3:5-6
  • He will give you rest Matt 11:28-30

During those moments of doubting who you are and what you are going through, remember what God says!  Trust me, He made no mistake when He created and this too shall pass!  Keep standing strong, Beautiful!  Fly, Beautiful Butterfly, Fly!

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Even the strong ones need a friend!

I’m sure you never thought about this but “who encourages the encourager”?  We all have one – you know that friend that is there for you whenever you need them, that friend who will listen, pray and just be there for you no matter what.  Well, can that friend turn to you when they need support?  Or have you ever asked who they turn to?
 
We all have our moments of trials and challenges but at some point or another we all need someone to encourage us or just receive a hug to know that we care and that we are them for them!  You see – even the strong ones, need support!  In actuality, the strong ones probably need it more than anyone because they are always giving of themselves and don’t ask for anything in return because that’s the nature.  It’s their calling to encourage others.  But, they still need support when they are going through!  
 
As an encourager, I know too often what it’s like to be there for others but not really turn to people when I need a hug or an encouraging word.  I don’t know maybe I think that I can figure it out on my own.  Or maybe I just keep to my introverted self.  Who knows but I will tell you that even the strong ones need a friend!
Make an effort today to reach out to your strong friend and just ask them how they are doing.  Don’t let your schedule, duties and tasks stop you from reaching out.  You never know when the encourager needs to be encouraged!