Thursday, December 1, 2016

How to Overcome the Stronghold of Shame

Blessings loves!

Have you ever found yourself thinking about something in the past that you were not proud of doing? If people bring it up, do you start to feel shame and guilt? Wishing it had never happened? 

There was a time in my past when I wasn't proud of who I was. When people started to talk about college life I would sometimes feel shame. However, I am in a place in my life where I have embraced who I was, who I am now, and how my past shaped who I have become as a woman of God. You can too! Below are 6 ways to overcome the stronghold of shame! 





1. Acknowledge that the past cannot be changed

We sometimes relive the past in our minds over and over again. This is what creates the stronghold in our life. We think 'well only if I had...' or 'if I hadn't...' When in reality, we cannot change what we did. What we can do is learn from our mistakes and not choose the same path in the future.

2. Know that you are not your past

The mistakes that you made in your past are not who you are. Each day, moment, breath is a new chance to make a better you. Embrace this. Embrace that God is making a new thing in you each day if you will allow him to. 

3. Realize that shame is the devil's way of putting your purpose on pause

The devil loves to remind us of our sins in our past. This keeps us in the vicious cycle of living in shame and feeling guilty for the things that have happened.

4. Know that your sins are part of your testimony 

Your past sins made you who you are today. They strengthened you and molded you. They are now a part of your testimony that you can share to help others. Embrace them and use them for good.

5. Repent of your sins

Talk to God about your sins and turn away from them. This is important in stopping the cycle of backsliding and more repeat shame.

6. Forgive Yourself!

Stop beating yourself up and punishing yourself for your past sins. Living in unforgiveness is a form of bondage. It is time to set yourself free! God forgives you and that means you should too!

How are you forgiving yourself today?



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Act Like a Lady Think Like Christ T-Shirt

Blessings loves!

Are you a woman of God striving to think and act like Christ everyday? I designed this exclusive faith based Christian tee for you! Wear it with your favorite clothes and let the world know that you are a lady who thinks like Christ! This shirt will surely encourage others without you saying a word! Free shipping available through Cyber Monday!



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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Rock Your Faith Like a Boss T-Shirt is Here!

Blessings love!

My new Christian apparel line for women if finally here! I have been thinking about doing a t-shirt line for a while and I have decided that the time is now! Below is the first design Rock Your Faith LIKE A BOSS! A great addition to your outfit to let everyone know that you are a woman of faith! Choose your own color and rock this shirt LIKE A BOSS! This shirt is available with Free Shipping for a limited time! 


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How to Stay Sane During the Holidays! 5 Faith Tips!

Blessings loves!

With the holiday season upon us, there will be gathering of family and friends, lots of fun, laughter and unfortunately stress and arguments too. We get caught up sometimes in the wrong mindset don't we? Someone says something we don't like, brings up painful memories that can bring out the worst in us because they are our family. This holiday season, let's aim to live like Christ and show love not matter what! 


1. Don't expect perfection

If you are hosting a holiday gathering at your house, don't expect everything to be perfect. Take the pressure off of yourself. The point of family gatherings is to have a great time and show love to one another. If you are stressing about everything being 'just right' it will reflect negatively in your attitude. Focus on love.

2. Know your pressure points

Know the things that bother you and prepare for them. Will your mom or mother in law have something to say about your cooking or decorations? Make peace with it before they arrive. Have your response (Christ like response) whether vocal or not prepared. Be determined to have a spirit of peace.

3. Ask for support from family and friends

If there are issues that you know you haven't healed from or you will have trouble dealing with in a Christ like matter, let you close family or friends know. Inform them so that when the issue arises, they can support you and get you in line if necessary.

4. Pray 

Pray and ask God for peace, love, and control during the holidays. That you will have control of your feelings and reactions no matter what happens that day. Pray while an issue starts to arise if need be.

5. Practice Gratitude

Instead of complaining or stressing about things, give thanks. Things with the food aren't going your way? Thank God that you have food. Family member acting crazy? Thank God for family and people who love you. Some people wish for what we don't think to be grateful for.


How do you stay sane during the holidays? Let us know in the comments!


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Thursday, October 20, 2016

3 Reasons to Talk to God Throughout Your Day

Blessings loves! 

Sometimes in life we get so busy with the kiddos, hubby, our jobs, and serving others that we forget to talk to God and pray. We get home exhausted, fall into the bed and fall asleep. Only to wake up and do it all over again. WHEW! However, when we fail to pray we are missing out on so many blessings in our life. Why? Because God has the answers to the troubles that you face everyday. 

How do you get the solutions? Pray! Talk to God constantly. I talk to God all through the day. He is my BFF and will never leave me. What better friend is there!? If you can text and call our girlfriends, you can surely make time for God. He is waiting to hear from you. In my previous post, 3 Reasons Your Prayer Life is on Empty, I share why you may be lacking in your prayer life. 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1 Thess 5:16-18

Here are 3 reasons to be in constant prayer!



1. To stay connected to God and hear His instruction. When you are dealing with trials in your life, pray and ask God what He would like you to do. Whether it is watching your mouth or witnessing to someone. Ask Him for guidance.

2. To let God know your wants and needs. Throughout your day, let God know what you want or need. Nothing is too small, just make sure it lines up with His will.

3. You may not remember later. Sometimes we say, oh I will pray about it later. I don't know about you, but I have so much going on that I may forget my prayer request 5 minutes later!



Are you talking to God throughout the day? 


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Are You Walking in Authority and Living Your Purpose?


Blessings loves!

Are you living God's purpose for your life? Are you using your gifts to serve others? Have you been consistently reading scriptures, praying, and have an awesome circle of Christian friends?

Recently I was blessed to share the message of Living Your God Inspired Purpose on D'Andrea Bolden's show Walking in Authority! I had an awesome time sharing about the importance of living your purpose and how not living your purpose can lead to feelings of disappointment and unfulfillment. Have you experienced this before? I know I have!

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Monday, October 3, 2016

3 Lies the Devil Tells Us about Our Purpose


Blessings loves!

As Christian we are all created with a divine purpose to serve God's kingdom. Yet, the devil does not want us to believe such. He uses sneaky tactics to convince us otherwise even though the bible clearly says that God has a plan for all of us.

The devil would have you believe you don’t have a purpose by starting early in your life planting thoughts into your mind. It may have been your family or 'friends' telling you not to live your purpose because it is outside of the family tradition, it is unstable, or it doesn't make since to them. These thoughts are told to you so much that they become your truth. Well, just because someone can't see God's vision for you doesn't mean that He won't fulfill it in you!

Some of us spend our whole life living in fear because we really don’t believe in our purpose. We don’t truly believe in ourselves or in God. Let's address some of those lies!



1. *We don’t have a divine purpose.

The devil would have you live like a majority of the world and work for someone else in an unfulfilling job with no more meaning than to make money. But we are call not to conform, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds! Know that you have a purpose!

1 Peter 4:10 says: As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.

So we have all received a gift (or gifts) to serve each other. No matter what anyone tells you, believe God over what others have to say! You have a purpose here on earth!

2. *We aren’t good enough.

The devil will have our family members, people we hang around, or are in relationships with tell us that we aren't good enough. Well, guess what!? You are more than enough!

Ephesians 2:10 says: For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Do you know what a masterpiece is? Masterpiece: a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship. An artist's or craftsman's best piece of work.

That means you are God's BEST WORK! Think about that! Isn't that amazing!? 


3. *We are too busy.

The devil will keep us busy taking care of things and people that are not related to our purpose. We are busy serving our children, husband, bosses...but what about God?

Psalm 46:10 says: He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

In order to live your purpose, you have to take time to get to know God and what He wants from you. So it is time to prioritize your purpose and your faith!

Take time for God everyday!



How are you combatting the devil's lies and living your purpose today?



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