This was such a great read I just had to #reblog!
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. (NLT) -Ecclesiastes 3:1
Sometime’s bad things happen to good people. But how do you make peace with this thought, especially when you are fighting back anger, hurt, betrayal, or loneliness? It’s important to realize God has perfect timing, even when we can’t understand it. Without placing your faith in His timing, you leave room for resentment, despair, and rebellion. When you can’t see the work God is doing through tragedy, remain faithful in knowing God’s timing is perfect.
I don’t know about y’all but this season has allowed me to be extremely thankful for everyday that passes by. The fact that I am able to open my eyes each morning and get rewarded another chance at life is a blessing. So many people weren’t given that opportunity today so its important for me that I don’t take life itself for granted. A few weeks ago I was faced with some bad news that didn’t sit too well with me and for the most part I have been trying not to dwell on it. And the results of me not stressing about the matter has really bought joy to my life these past couple of weeks! Who would have thought? Even though in the back of my mind I knew I could possibly be facing homelessness AGAIN. I have probably prayed more than I ever did and gotten closer to God ever since I found out I would have to be leaving my children by the end of November. If you really want to hurt me or destroy my soul, separate me from my children. That is the one thing I just can’t bear to live with. After feeling that my purpose in this world is to be more focused on raising my children and providing them with the love and nuture that I missed out on growing up, I felt like I was being stripped away from that and my assignment wasn’t finished yet! But of course my father just doesn’t seem to understand that. So rather than be upset with him (which is usually my normal reaction when he pulls shit like this) I tried a different approach. In my mind I truly wanted to do everything in my power to make him change his mind. I wanted to show him why he should consider giving me one last chance. Truth of the matter is I know he needs me! So I asked God to work on me so that we can someway, somehow make this thing work. You know what they say you never know what you got until its gone and as much as he tries to push me and my love away deep down in the pit of his stomach I believe he knows how hurt he will be and not only him but how hurt his grandchildren would be if he excludes me from their life.
You wanna know what I really think? I think that a lot of times we tend to make decisions based off our current feelings rather than take the time out to reflect on the BIGGER picture and I can tell you from my personal experiences alone that life has definitely taught me to never make a permanent decision based on temporary emotions. Too many times I regret letting people go, & when I found myself needing to reach out to them of course they no longer didn’t wanna have anything to do with me. Most times my ego would have me feeling like the other party was at fault and therefore I shouldn’t be the one who has to go out my way and apologize for my behavior because they deserved my reaction and they needed to hear the truth. Then I check in with spirit so that I can get a deeper understanding cause maybe just maybe there is something that I am missing here. And usually the holy spirit allows me to see God’s view and works through me to resolve the issue in a way that is pleasing to God & let me tell you I must be doing something right because I have truly been BLESSED beyond measure these past couple of weeks. I mean I have been getting an overflow of abundance and I honestly believe had it not been for me having an attitude of gratitude I wouldn’t even be sitting here sharing with you all the good news!
I have even gained more clarity on my purpose in life. I have been struggling with writers block for quite some time now because I was beginning to feel lost again. I didn’t have the motivation to write because I didn’t feel people even cared to hear what I had to say. I felt that I am just basically talking to myself and nobody really gonna feel me so what’s the point in sharing my thoughts? But as of lately I have been seeing the signs and getting confirmation that SOMEBODY out there is listening besides God. Somebody out there needs to hear what I have to say.
So if you are reading this and in need of a bit of encouragement let me just close this out with a positive message in hopes that you can really reflect on what it means to you and decide on the steps needed to take you from where you are now to where you want to be in life. Now, just like God never FORCES us to accept him into our lives as our Savior I’m not gonna force you to do what you’re not comfortable doing like things such as praying, & tuning into God’s WORD on the regular so that you can build a stronger relationship with Him. While I would HIGHLY encourage it, I’m just not gonna make you do something outside of your will. Like I once had been, you’d have to be at your most LOWEST point in your lives in order to see that there is a God that does exist WITHIN and its up to you to decide how much time you’re willing to dedicate and invest in building that relationship. I wanna share with you one of my favorite bible scriptures which prompted me to create this blog post today:
Whatever challenges in life you may be facing let this scripture help you to understand that everything that is supposed to happen IS going to. We just gotta trust God and his timing through it all. We may not always be able to control what happens to us but we can damn sure control the way we respond to situations. There is a space between what happens to us and how we respond to it. Use that space to BREATHE! In that moment you become aware of the consequences to whatever choice you decide to make. If it feels right to you then proceed and if you’re not too sure then listen to your intuition. If you get an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of your stomach chances are its not the right choice. I know making certain decisions can be extremely tough but just remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it!
You ask through your ATTENTION, through your wanting, through your desire…that is the asking. (Whether you desire it to happen, or you desire it NOT to happen…you are asking). You DO NOT have to use your WORDS. You just have to feel it in your being: I desire this. I adore that. I appreciate this, and so on and so forth. That desire is the beginning of all ATTRACTION.
The inspiration behind this post today was this post shared by my mother this morning:
“Oh well, can’t walk, can’t stand, can’t get comfortable in bed. I’m suffering so bad with lower back pain, shoulder. And some I set up and on the end of the bed and cried like a baby. The Devil is a LIAR! In Jesus Name I pray.”
It was the first thing I seen in starting my day. Lord only knows how much I am praying for her health and well-being. One thing I have been suffering for years is our relationship. She’s not quite the easiest person to talk to. Yes, I know she is my mother and most mothers are “best friends” with their children and in me and my siblings cases we are not. And she makes us aware of how much we have stressed her out in her life. It makes it hard to come to her for motherly advice & support NOT FINANCIAL EITHER (having two children of my own) I get overwhelmed and at times don’t know what to do. I cry randomly just because of that disconnection. But I keep the faith that ONE DAY she will finally hear me. Whenever she would rant at me she would belittle me, she has even told my father to “prepare for my funeral” because she feels that I would die in a month. And prior to that I will never forget the day she told me AND DONT EXPECT ME TO SHOW UP AT YOUR FUNERAL EITHER! (This was right before Christmas) Every episode when she gets that way I have attempted to commit suicide ended up in mental hospitals and shut myself out from the world. I miss laughing with her calling her randomly just to tell her about a funny story about her grandkids and talk about dogs! We aboslutely loveee dogs! Things have changed and I knew deep down she was suffering and battling with SOMETHING. I just didn’t know what.
So Christmas Eve she called and I didn’t know until my son knocked on the bathroom door and said she wants to talk to me. My stomach immediately felt uneasy I almost wanted to stall a little more in the bathroom and not come out to talk to her. But then I heard my dads voice silently telling me she’s your mother life is too short you have to fix this. So I took a deep breath and grabbed the phone. Wow, I’m tearing up as I type this (ughhh this happens EVERY time I think of her) She broke down to me & she apologized to me and in that moment I cried with her because I actually felt the sincerity in her apology and I’m BIG on forgiving but I never forget. I don’t think my mom has ever experienced what I am experiencing now and I would love for her to just wake up one day and truly live!
I know my mother is definitely not big on reading. She would rather read whats on Facebook than here what I truly have to say from my heart. I don’t expect people to read my novels (it bother me that i cant help that I type stories.) My texts would be like 6 msgs depending on the type of phone you have lol but it just goes to show I have a lot to express! And I’m being bold enough to share what I been holding back for yeaaarrsssss! It feels good. I don’t care to be judged, lose friends or any of that stuff All I ever wanted was to be heard. That’s it! So if my mom should ever read this and that is a BIG IF I would love for her to gain the knowledge and INNERstanding that:
You can invite the devil into your life in a many of ways. How do you say you walk with God and give the devil more power? You give the devil more power when you:
~ complain about your current situation
~ use poor choices of words in your conversations (the words you use make a huge difference make sure you choose them wisely.
YOUR WORD IS PURE MAGIC & MISUSE OF YOUR WORD IS BLACK MAGIC.
~ focus on the negatives more than you are focusing on the positives
~ Do, feel, believe or say anything that goes against yourself.
~Are being ungrateful (counting your problems rather than counting your blessings)
Your attitude will determine how long you stay in the wilderness
*In order to give the devil the least amount of power it would be wise to start telling yourself as well as others that Everything is GOOD! HERE IS A POWERFUL STORY I MUST SHARE WITH YOU! NOW IF AFTER READING THIS DOESNT CHANGE YOUR PERCEPTION OR BETTER YET YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT LIFE THEN IDK WHAT WILL!!!
CLICK HERE TO READ THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY! DONT SCROLL PAST IF YOUMADE IT THIS FAR CLICK LINK NOW YOU WONT REGRET IT! TRUST ME 🙂
So, how did you like that story? Did it really speak to you or what?! Now I have one more important link to check out! This story can give you an idea of what my SOUL MISSION IS! THIS STORY IS ABSOLUTE MOETIVATION FOR ME. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY ABOUT THE 100TH MONKEY.
You now have the awareness that there really is NO Source of sickness, None whatsoever! But there could be a resisting of the natural Well-Being and before you can effectively benefit from paying attention to your emotions, you must first ACCEPT that Well-Being is the ONLY Stream that flows. You can allow or disallow this Stream, but when you allow it, you are well; and when you disallow it, you are sick. In other words, there is only a Stream of wellness, which you are allowing or resisting, and you can tell by the way you feel which you are doing.
When a man loves his work–truly loves it–sickness and death will get tired of chasing you and just finally give up and leave you alone. Just do the right thing with the hands God gave you and you will live FREE OF SICKNESS! ” -The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
Namaste Viewers! I hope everyone had a splendid weekend! Are you guys ready to receive some inspiration to jump-start your week ahead?! I know I AM! 🙂 Today I will be sharing with you all something that inspires me to the FULLEST. I would like to share a page or two from the book The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. I hope that his message inspires you to go pick up the book today from your local library or if you’re always on the go like me I usually listen to audio-books (FREE) on YouTube if available. Reading is something I enjoy doing next to writing and this week my inspired content will most likely come from “Good Reads” I have read last year and applied to my life! So today as you read along I want you to put those “unpleasant” thoughts to the side for just a brief moment. We’re all about to experience what its like to actually be a kid again…so lets get present, & be mindful of your thoughts and when you notice that you have invited an unpleasant thought, no worries simply replace it with something else that is more pleasing to think about…So right now let us take this moment to:
Imagine you have the ability to see the world with different eyes, whenever you choose. Each time you open your eyes, you see the world around you in a different way. I want you to see yourself living a new life, a new dream, a life where you don’t need to justify your existence and you are free to be who you really are.
Imagine that you have permission to be happy and to really enjoy your life. Your life is free of conflict with yourself and with others.
Imagine living your life without fear of expressing your dreams. You know what you want, what you don’t want, and when you want it. You are free to change your life the way you really want to. You are not afraid to ask for what you need, to say yes or no to anything or anyone.
Imagine living your life without the fear of being judged by others. You no longer rule your behavior according to what others may think about you. You are no longer responsible for anyone’s opinion. You have no need to control anyone, and no one controls you, either.
Imagine living your life without judging others. You can easily forgive others and let go of any judgments that you have. You don’t have the need to be right, and you don’t need to make anyone else wrong. You respect yourself and everyone else, and they respect you in return.
Imagine living without fear of loving and not being loved. You are no longer afraid to be rejected, and you don’t have the need to be accepted. You can say “I love you” with no shame or justification. You can walk in the world with your heart completely open, and not be afraid to be hurt.
Imagine living your life without being afraid to take a risk and to explore life. You are not afraid to lose anything. You are not afraid to be alive in the world, and you are not afraid to die.
Imagine that you love yourself just the way you are. You love your body just the way it is, and you love your emotions just the way they are. You know that you are perfect just as you are! ❤
When you use your imagination, tremendous things will happen.
…and if you feel like the things you imagine are impossible to achieve, always remind yourself that they are ALL entirely possible because
Due to the unexpected events I fell off track with my blogging this week. You see I was all set for week 2 lol. As I was preparing for this challenge I found that majority of my posts that I wrote ahead of time fit into Week 2’s Content! Content that inspires! So to pick up where I left off on this week’s content (content that reveals) I’m going to make this one interesting today and use a little something I found on my Facebook timeline. Lets have a little fun with this! As we all our revealing who we are this week, I felt I should add a lil spice to it and get you bloggers viewing this post today to copy and paste into your blogs as well so that you may reveal to your viewers little fun interesting facts that you have not shared with us already! I call this one 1, 2, 3. . .FUN Facts About Me. ☺
3 Names I Go By:
- Moni Love
3 Places I Lived:
- Washington, DC
- Pennsauken, NJ
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
3 Places I Have Worked:
- Lil’ Rascals Academy
- Barnes & Noble
- Victoria’s Secret
3 Places I Have Been:
- Kingston, Jamaica
- Detroit, Michigan
- Santee, South Carolina
3 Things I Love To Eat:
3 Blogs I Enjoy Reading:
3 Things I Am Looking Forward To:
- Launching MYOWNENTITEE online shop.
- Getting PAID to Blog!
Now, it’s your turn! Copy & Paste into your blogs & let’s have a little fun 🙂 #HappyBlogging! ~Much Love, Peace & Hair Grease! 🙂