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:
- The Battle can’t be WON without proper execution and strategy!
- Allow others to hold you ACCOUNTABLE..
- Pray it out; HE is always Listening…
©2018 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises (Kingdom Gals Series)
HAND ME DOWN LIVING
In my family I am the second oldest child. Anyone who knows what it’s like not to be the oldest child in the family birth order, knows more than likely you will be the recipient of your older sibling’s hand-me-down clothes. This is especially true if your family didn’t have a lot of money in the family budget for clothes. With this being the case for me, even after I reached the place wear I could afford to buy new clothes I still would be drawn to the thrift stores to purchase someone else’s donated hand-me-downs. Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with shopping in thrift stores, but read further to hear my point.
One day as I was feeling the gravitational pull to go browse the aisles of my neighborhood thrift shop, I stopped in. Once there, I heard the Holy Spirit clearly say to me, “What are you doing in here?” I began to think to myself, “Yeah, why am I here?” From a financial standpoint, God had been good to my husband and I, and there really wasn’t any reason why I needed to shop in the thrift stores anymore. However, although my financial situation had changed, my mindset and old belief system had not. Mentally I had gotten use to “hand-me-down living“. But in order for me to break free from the downward gravitational pull of my past patterns I had to make a conscious decision to move forward and up.
How about you? Are there areas in your life you have settled for “hand-me-down living“? Do you gravitate to old ways and patterns the Father has delivered you from all because you haven’t changed your mindset? Are you stuck because you live according to old belief systems past down from previous generations? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions I want to encourage you to make a conscious decision to move forward and refuse to live your life based on hand-me-down mindsets and belief systems. God has given you so much, and now is the time to walk into the newness of life. You can do it! Just take that first step inwardly and the rest of you will follow. Be blessed.
Your Next Step Coaching For Success Minute:
• What are the old patterns and belief systems that keep you in endless ruts?
• What steps can you take break free from these endless ruts?
• Move forward with your plan.
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