#SpiritualSundays: 6 Steps to Enlarge Your Borders. Written by Tarsha L. Campbell

Are you yearning to take your life to a whole new level? Do you aspire to reach beyond your current boundaries and enlarge your territory? If you answered “yes” to these two questions than this article is for you! Below are six steps I personally employed in my own life to enlarge my borders and step into the divine spaces prepared for me. Let’s check them out:

  1. Desire More

To desire means to long for. So many people lack desire. They have resolved to settle for the status quo. You must realize in order to have more, you have to reach for more. This means stepping out of your comfort zone and going beyond what you are accustom to. (Matthew 7:7-8)

  1. Envision More

You have to see beyond what’s around you to enlarge your borders. Having vision is important when stretching forth into new territory. Vision is the vehicle that propels you to new dimensions.
Vision involves seeing the new territory before you even leave the station. (Proverbs 29:18)

  1. Seek God For Strategies

When desiring to stretch out into larger territory the first place to start is in prayer. Seeking God for strategies to enlarge your borders is essential to your success. In doing so, you ensure you are moving forth in the right direction.  A strategy is a plan of action, a game plan designed to achieve a goal. Without a plan of action you are planning to fail. (John 2:1-5)

  1. Execute the Plan

Execute means to carry out the plan, to work. This is where most people drop the ball. To enlarge your borders it takes action on your part. When God gives you strategies it’s up to you to work them and see them through to completion. (James 2:17-18)

  1. Avoid “Border Control

In your quest to enlarge your borders you have to avoid people that try to place limits on your growth. It is important to establish divine connections. Be lead by the Spirit to connect with people who are going your way and cut loose from those who try to control your advancement and progress. (Matthew 18:18-20)

  1. Praise God For New Ground

This final step is an act of faith. Even before you reach the new territory you need to acknowledge the one from whom all blessings flow. It is through God’s grace you will accomplish your goal. In praising Him you release His unlimited favor on your behalf! (Psalm 107:7-9)

(Scripture references from King James Version)

© 2018 Tarsha L. Campbell, All rights reserved. This is copy-written material, use only with permission from the author. http://www.TarshaCampbellEmpowers.com

Kingdom Gals: Power, Persistence & Prayer……Tamara McCarthy

I was listening to a devotional the other day; did you get that “listening”! Don’t you just love the power of technology? You can listen instead of reading; Praise God!! When you’re busy and on the go; that is an awesome way to get some spiritual reading in.

So, like I was saying I was listening to a devotional the other day and the author was talking about three things: Power, Persistence and Prayer!  These are three words that you want to incorporate into your life starting today; if you already haven’t!

The author of the devotional didn’t go into what the words mean; maybe because they are self-explanatory. But, I like to be thorough when I explain something; so I am going to go the extra mile and provide a definition for each.

Power: “ability to act or produce an effect “and “possession of control, authority, or influence over others” (www.merriamwebster.com)

Persistence: not backing down or refusing to give up (personal definition)

Prayer:  “the act or practice of praying to God” (www.merriamwebster.com)

Now, that I provided a definition to give an understanding of what we are speaking about today; let’s dive in.

Have you ever heard someone say that “your words have power“? How about “what you speak determines what will happen in your life“? If you speak negatively that can bring an negative outcome; what about speaking positive? Why would people speak negative into their life or the lives of others? It’s simple, many people don’t believe that there is “power in their words”. How can God bless your situation if you are constantly speaking negatively?

Are you persistent when you pray? Do you keep praying for the same things? Or do you give up after you don’t see any movement? That was the question the author posed; “are you being persistent; when you prayer? Do you keep on asking, seeking and knocking?

Matthew 7:7 (KJV) says this “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you“.

In the book of  Luke 18:1-8 (KJV) we find out about the persistent widow but I want to highlight verse 4-5For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think,yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!” (www.biblegateway.com)

Are we going to get everything we pray for? Maybe not, but should we just give up completely and not continue to pray?

God will tell you No sometimes; that just how it’s going to be. He has the master plan for our lives; maybe we are shooting too low and He wants us to go higher. God isn’t a materialistic God! He just doesn’t operate out of cars, clothes and money! He isn’t like that. He tells us in his word that we shouldn’t concentrate on the things of this world. (Romans 12:2)

Make a list of the things that you have been praying for; which ones do you think are important to God and the plans He has for your life? Do you need those new shoes? Maybe not; especially if you have 50 other pair in your closet; you can scratch that off your list. Are you praying to go on a missions trip and cant afford to go? This is where you want to speak those powerful words, be persistent and prayer! This can stay on your list and just await the outcome.

Who are you praying for? God isn’t a selfish God; he gives freely and expects us to do the same. Are you taking the time out to pray for others and their well-being? Who is on your prayer list? Do you have a prayer list? If not; start one today!

Who in your life; can use some intercessory prayer? Intercede for those that can’t pray for themselves and use those powerful words, be persistent on their behalf. Everyone doesn’t believe in the power of prayer; so you will have to be their advocate.

You may be asking yourself; what should I pray for them? You can be simple or you can be detailed; allow the spirit to move/direct you. Example: Father God, I come to you today on behalf of my co-worker; who may be in need of your help. She doesn’t want to ask you; so I will intercede for her. Help her in all her difficult times and trying situations that may look helpless to her. Show her that you are real; and love all your children; even though they may be going down the wrong path. Guide her steps, oh Lord. In the mighty name of your son Jesus, I pray. Amen.

This kind of prayer can be applied to anyone and their situation; just change up the names and circumstances. Can you imagine how better our lives would be as a whole; if we prayed more for those around us?

Have you ever drove past a car accident and just prayed for all those involved? What about driving or walking past a homeless person; did you pray for them and their situation? And the countless children that are given up for adoption and placed in foster homes; did you pray for them?

There are so many different circumstances that require us to pray. Prayer isn’t selfish; it’s just not for us and our needs; but prayer will require us to pray for others as well.

When something happens beyond our control; people are quick to ask: “Where was God; how could He allow this to happen?”. Did you petition Him? Did you cry out and ask Him that very question? Do you have a relationship with Him? Relationship requires prayer…will you pray?

©️2018 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises (Kingdom Gals Series)

Christian Author Spotlight: Shanniki P. Green

Christian Author Spotlight continues with our next featured author! If you are anyone you know would like to be featured; send an email to tamaramccarthyenterprises@gmail for more information….

Now, for our featured author; Shanniki P. Green..Who is she?

Shanniki P. Green, is a Fluvanna County native, an Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur and Author of “Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Life.”

As a single mother and a devout Christian, her trust in God allowed her to turn her pain into purpose. In 2013, she went through a devastating separation and divorce. It was during this time that she learned to lean on God and through this journey she was able to find her purpose. Through her pain she birthed her business Heavenly Events. In 2014, Shanniki became an ABC (American Bridal Association) Certified Wedding Planner.

Because she values the importance of bringing inspiration and hope to others, in 2016, Shanniki created the brand- “Designed for A Purpose” which is dedicated to empowering others to walk in their Purpose. Drawing on her personal experiences as a Domestic Violence Survivor and an overcomer, her passion is to teach others (especially Women) that their life has purpose and how to find and walk in that purpose. Shanniki has been a volunteer at a local Women’s Shelter as a workshop facilitator for Women who are victims of Domestic Violence.

Shanniki keeps busy whether by spending time with her daughter, serving in her church as the Youth Director and member of the Media Ministry, coordinating Weddings or bettering her community through her annual Youth Empowerment events, in which she encourages the youth to believe in themselves and be who they were created to be.

How do you come to begin writing?

Becoming an author was never something I would have planned for myself. After my separation from my ex husband I became very depressed and lonely. During that time I learned to depend on God. Once I surrendered my life to Him things started changing for me. Through Him I found my purpose. I wrote this book because God told me to do so, He gave me the title as well. He said it is time to share with others who I am and what I can do.

Who is your target market?

My target market is Women. Women who feel hopeless, women who struggle with life, women who are or have been in Domestic Violence situations, women struggling with lonliness, divorce,etc. All that I’ve been through, I know it was to be able to help others.

Tell us more about your book:

“Understanding God’s Purpose For Your Life”, will give you meaning, purpose and direction for the life God created for you. In this book, I offer the principal guidelines to discovering your purpose.

Special message for those reading this;

God created each of us on purpose for a purpose. Don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t happen right away, in due time it will manifest. It’s time to tap into your destiny because you are Designed For A Purpose.

Where is your book available for purchase:

Amazon and Barnes and Nobles

©️2018 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises Used with Permission Shanniki P. Green

#SpiritualSundays….When it Snows on your Bloom: Guest Blogger Angie Bee

“When It Snows on your Bloom”

As I write this article, it is snowing in North and Central Florida.  Yes, I know that Northerners are currently snowed in and schools are closed; I realize that you are under FEET of snow and we only have flurries, but please be patient with me as I acknowledge that 50 degrees in Florida is a challenge for us.  Some of us only own socks to wear with our flip-flop shoes and others don’t own a pair a gloves, as they try to pump the gas in their car.  It is cold in Daytona Beach this morning, and you should have seen my hubby bundled up as he left for work this morning.  #BabyItsColdOutside

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This picture that I snapped was actually taken in Akron Ohio in November 2017. We traveled to my husband’s home town in order to attend a 60th birthday party for a life-long friend. It was Akron’s first snowfall of the season, and we were there to witness it!  As our flight was landing, the passengers oo’ed and ahh’ed as they peeped out the window to see the snowfall, and I beamed at my husband with joy in my heart!  “Honey, look at the snow!”  Of course, it was fascinating to look at it as the airplane was landing, but once that cold hit us… oooh weee!  The birthday party attendees arrived wearing their tuxedos and formal gowns, and they were all bundled up in furs and warm capes.

Sometimes it snows on your bloom.  The birthday party went on as scheduled, of course because the local attendees were accustomed to the cold and they could dress appropriately for it.  Bartee and I struggled through the cold to attend the party, even though our outerwear was not at all suitable for that cold weather!  Sometimes, it will snow on your bloom and you still have to press on… just like my husband bundled up this morning to head to work.  Sometimes, you have to press on through the challenge, in spite of the snow, in spite of the heat, in spite of the circumstance.  Don’t let the snow block you from the sunshine as the sun will soon shine a blessing upon you!

The bible teaches us in Romans 5: 3-4: 

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” 

https://www.biblestudytools.com/romans/passage/?q=romans+5:3-5

That flower in this picture just BEAMED with hope!  It still had hope that the sun was going to shine on it’s petals, in spite of being covered with snow.  That flower still has hope that a bumble bee will buzz on by and pollinate it after the winter ends.  THAT flower still had hope that it’s seeds would one day take root and create more flowers!

As this new year launches and we look forward to receiving more blessings, let us begin to appreciate the snowfalls that are behind us.  Those snowfalls made us stronger!  That challenge may have been expected, like when the seasons change, or it may not have been expected, but it certainly helped us grow and learn.  That divorce is behind you now, and your life is different and that is ok!  That death that you experienced was traumatic for the survivors in your family, but now you can reflect on the deceased and laugh at the memories.  Bundle up, get prepared and enjoy the snowfall when it falls on your bloom because after the snow clears… your foundation will be moist and revived and the sun will shine on your life!

Come share your testimony of encouragement over adversity on our new show, streamed live on www.Facebook.com/AngieBEEandBarteeProductions  The name of the show is “Getting Over the Hump with Angie BEE & Bartee” where my husband and I will feature music, laughs and stories of encouragement and love  Your story may encourage someone else as they are facing their own snow storm!  Join us Wednesday’s from 7:00 – 7:30pm EST and let get over the hump… together!

BEE Blessed

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Kingdom Gals: Can You Deny Yourself? Tamara McCarthy

It’s official; we made it through the 1st 2 weeks of the New Year! I don’t know about you; but, 2018 is already feeling like a AWESOME YEAR! Big things are going to happen this year; do you believe it?

Come on now; you have to feel all this goodness floating around in the atmosphere. Just reach out and grab hold of it……

Let me let you in on a little secret; in order to grasp all the goodness; you have to deny access to the bad stuff! Yep, you heard me right; get rid of all that old smelly stuff you been holding on to. Do I really have to spell it out for you? One-sided relationships, negative thinking, sinful behavior; ungodly speech, destructive motives, etc.

How do you expect to find favor and gain access to a better life when you aren’t willing to give up some stuff? You want to lose weight; but you won’t stop eating the foods that are putting on the pounds; and causing strife in your body? You want to gain better employment but you won’t apply your education; your knowledge? You want people to respect you; but you don’t respect yourself?

This is the month; the time of the year were so many are starting and implementing their new years resolutions. It’s time to get in where you can fit it in! Detox your mind, your body, your thoughts, your habits, your spirit and your soul. It’s time to DENY YOURSELF…..”Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24 (NKJV)

So again I say and I ask you the question: Can You Deny Yourself? Can you let go of what no longer serves you?

Join me as I step out of the boat and walk out into the deep raging waters; but remember to always keep your eyes on HIM….

Things to Remember:

  1. The Battle can’t be WON without proper execution and strategy!
  2. Allow others to hold you ACCOUNTABLE..
  3. Pray it out; HE is always Listening…

 

©2018 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises (Kingdom Gals Series)

Christian Author Spotlight: Tarsha L. Campbell

This is the 2nd Featured Author of 2018! Now if you don’t know who Tarsha L. Campbell is; you are truly missing out! For those of you that do know her; then you are in good company!

I know Tarsha personally but I did ask the question: Who Is Tarsha L. Campbell?

Tarsha L. Campbell is a dynamic Woman of Destiny! With this mandate she humbly serves her community and globally as an entrepreneur, international empowerment speaker, certified life coach, business consultant, and mentor. She is the founder, publisher, and principal designer of DOMINIONHOUSE Publishing & Design, LLC, a publishing and graphic design firm dedicated to publishing with divine ingenuity and creative excellence.

Tarsha is the author of seven popular books, with her more recent release being My Next Step Vision Board Dream Journal & Planner. Tarsha is passionate about helping others find and fulfill their life purpose, and launch their dreams.

She serves emerging leaders through her businesses Tarsha Campbell Empowers, WOMB Mentoring Incubator & Delivery Room, and through the non-profit organization she founded, Revealed International Women’s Empowerment Network, Inc.

Her latest book is a jewel that you will want to add to your collection! I grabbed me a copy and let me tell you it has truly been blessing my entire life!

I wanted to know and I’m sure you do as well; why did Tarsha complete her latest book?

“I wrote this book as a result of coaching and mentoring people and realizing they needed help staying focused on their God-given dreams and visions. Some were just stuck in a rut and needed motivation, plus a viable system to move them forward. Others were motivated, but simply overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start to achieve what they were dreaming and envisioning for their life.

My purpose for writing this book was to share a strategy I have used in my life, businesses and ministry for many years that has yielded major progress and breakthrough. This success strategy included dreaming big, utilizing the power of vision, and then employing what I call a “Next Step” strategy to take action every day in order to see my dreams and visions become my reality.

I’m a firm believer that God is always showing you snapshots of His dream and vision for your life. You, however, have to become aware of what He is showing you and stay focus by doing your part in order for it to fully come to fruition. The My Next Step Vision Board Journal & Planner is designed to help you realize your God-given dreams and visions, and take you from stagnation to manifestation, and ultimately breakthrough!”

Now that you know Tarsha’s reason for writing the book; let’s see who her target market is?

⁃ “People who feel stuck and in a rut and want to move forward

⁃ People who aren’t stuck, but want to accelerate their growth and see dream and vision manifestation

– People looking for a breakthrough strategy”

I am not ashamed to say it but; I am all 3 of these! And that’s why I got the book; will you join me? Let’s see what’s included in this amazing book.

Get ready to:

“Dream out loud

Envision in color

And plan the next steps to make what you desire and see your reality

Hot off the press from the Coach in a Book SeriesTM, this uniquely crafted dream journal-planner provides space for you to create subject-specific vision boards for six important areas of your life:

•​Spiritual

•​Relational

•​Health & Fitness

•​Financial

•​Business/Career

•​Ministry/Community Service

Once your vision boards are created, then use the specially designed planning and journal worksheets to help you plan and chart your next steps to make what you envision a reality in your life.

Also use the custom-built personal development pages to record and express your intentions for the year.

The journal-planner includes inspirational and motivational sections and fill in journaling and planning pages to help you plan a phenomenal year of success and breakthrough!”

The pages include:

•​My Vision Boards (6 key areas of your life)

•​My Next Step Strategies Section

•​Calendar

•​My I WILL & I AM Declarations

•​Weekly Projects, desired outcomes, deadlines

•​Weekly To Do List

•​Execute the Vision: My Major Projects for the Year

•​Goal/Vision

•​My Objective

•​Key Action Steps

•​Completion Deadlines

•​Who can help me?

•​Products & services I need

•​Projected cost

•​Notes, summary

•​Ideas, inspiration, questions

•​My Accountability Partner

•​My Monthly Finance Tracker

•​Enrichment & Entertainment Section

•​Books to read

•​Movies & documentaries to watch

•​What would I do if I had no limitations

•​Courses to take

•​Inspiration & Motivation Section

•​People that inspire me

•​Things that inspire me

•​Websites to remember

•​My Bucket List

•​Conferences & retreats to attend

•​My Gratitude Journal

•​Inspirational Quotes

To view the book trailer and to order your copy, visit:

http://www.mynextstepvisionboardjournal.com

©️2018 Tarsha L. Campbell Used with Permission Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

Spiritual Sundays: Frameworks for Success…Guest Blogger Tarsha Campbell

We have officially made it through the 1st week of the new year!! Who is ready for a successful year? Who can use some tips in being successful? I know I can! Tarsha Campbell shares some very insightful tips.

In order for a house to stand it must have a solid framing system in place before the walls and the other parts of the house are installed. Psalms 127:1 says, “Expect the Lord build the house they labour in vain that build it.” God, through his written word and progressive word (prophesy, dreams, visions, words of wisdom, etc.), has given us different frameworks to help us build a successful life. One such framework is found in Joshua 1:8:

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success.

Here’s the framework for success found in this scripture:

1. Don’t let the word depart out of your mouth (speak, eat, digest it)

2. Meditate on it day and night (be constantly mindful of it)

3. Observe to do all that is written (Seek to do all it says, live it)

Here’s another example of a framework in action. This is the framework given to me by way of a proceeding word from the Holy Spirit. It’s regarding my health and maintaining a healthy body weight.

4. Exercise regularly (cardio and resistance training)

5. Limit your intake of fatty foods and sugars (eat healthy)

6. Stop eating when you are full

7. Avoid emotional eating

8. Maintain a healthy a digestive system (regular colon cleanings)

9. Take your vitamins

10. Drink plenty of water

As I’m diligent to live within the parameters of this framework I’ve been able to reach my goal of maintaining a healthy body and weight for over 40 years. This goes to show you frameworks work when you work them! What are some frameworks you can employ in your life to reach specific goals you are desiring to achieve?

Your Next Step Coaching Minute:

To construct winning frameworks in your life I encourage you to spend time in God’s presence and write out different frameworks for success revealed to you for the specified areas listed below:

• Your health

• Your finances

• Your relationships

• Your business and/or ministry

Once that’s completed, practice what’s been revealed to you until it becomes a habit and you gain the mastery. Much success!

© 2018 Tarsha L. Campbell, All rights reserved. This is copy-written material, use only with permission from the author. http://www.TarshaCampbellEmpowers.com