Ok so I know it has been an extremely long time since I’ve posted but I had to get this one out before the clock strikes midnight 2017 and even though I know it probably won’t post til 2017, it will still bless you!
Alright, I know this is a long post, but I promise it will truly bless you! Lets go…So the consistent word that has been going forth all month long for 2017 is “RESET” started by Apostle John Eckhardt (Chicago, IL) and has been moving across the nation. In order for God to do a RESET in your life you must first deal with your mind and those unwanted thoughts. I am going to be transparent here. For so long because of my great desire and longing to be married and to be a mother, I often centered my mind on such, heck it was actually my concentration, my focus. I thought about what I would be like as a wife, as a mother, what my husband would be like and so forth. I often thought about sex within the marriage which was still wrong because then I began to lust in my heart for something that wasn’t even real but was just a mere fantasy tickling my fancy (y’all know what I mean…LOL).
I had these thoughts for countless number of years, going back and forth, in and out of repentance until just recently I had had enough. I no longer wanted a fantasy but rather reality. This I am sure has been a great hindrance in God connecting me with the man He has for me among many other things He has in store for me. Y’all my focus was all off and all wrong. So when I decided I had enough, I came home and said “no more, God I don’t want to think this way anymore, I don’t want to think those thoughts that cause me to sin in my heart and against your Holy Spirit who lives in me, I’m done.” I had found going to that place in my mind was my place of comfort when I didn’t want to deal with other things going on but at the same time this place was hindering my walk and relationship with God who is my Comforter. (I’m so glad He is a merciful God). I had to break the assignment of foolish thinking off my life in Jesus Name for real!
So when I made my confession, I found myself walking in total deliverance, I know that God has done a RESET in my mind. Daily I am doing what 2Corinthians 10:5 tells me “cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalt itself against the knowledge of God, bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”(KJV). I am consistently confessing Philippians 2: 5 ” Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” and Philippians 4:8 “Finally my brethren, think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report; if there be any virtue, any praise, think on these things.” There is a reason why God tells us in Romans 12:2 to “renew the spirit of our mind,” our mind is the playing field for the enemy, if he can get in our minds then he can shonuff (you know what I mean) mess up and hinder some things. So I wanted to share this message before the new year, so that if you are struggling in your mind this is the time right now to get it in order. Study the word, confess the word, decree the word, ask God to RESET your mindset so that you can be available to do His will and receive all that He has for you.
Make a list of all that you desire God to RESET and watch Him do just that, but first make it up in your mind that you no longer want to think the way you use to think and on those things that are not in alignment with God’s word! Break the assignment of the enemy off your mindset in Jesus Name, command it to go! Ask God to realign your mindset with that of the mind of Christ. He did it for me and He will do it for you! I thank God for my deliverance and yours!
This is for all my Sisters, Dreamers, Believers doing their own thing:
Why can’t I sing here?
Am I too dark or too light?
Are my eyes too brown or too bright?
I’ve won numerous awards don’t you see
So just what is it really, are you jealous of me
I am a success on my way to succeed
So you know what, I don’t need your help my dreams will take care of me
So you just keep watching as I pass by, you’ll see my name in lights as bright as the sky
Bling bling (LOL) can you see
Baby close your mouth, I know it’s hard to believe
That a Woman like me can achieve great things!
By: T.L. Leigh
I’ve never really been one that was too concerned with the thoughts of man. What people think about me; what they say about me; how does man feel about me; how does man see me; how they act towards me. Nope, this has never been an area of interest, but you know what has been… What are God’s thought about me; how does He see me; what does He say about me; Am I pleasing to Him; is He satisfied with me, proud of me, or disappointed in me? Now this is what truly matters! Whether the man that knows the number of strands of hair on my head (Luke 12:7) is really pleased with me! So I say why would one be concerned about the thoughts of man? Why would one rather live to please man and not God?
For God created me in His image, in His likeness (Genesis 1:27) and not in man’s image or likeness; He gave His only Baby (Son: John 3:16) for me; He saved me by His Amazing Grace (Ephesians 2:5); He supplies all my needs (Philippians 4:19) and not my employer; He is my healer, my deliverer, my shelter, my refuge; For it is His Grace that is sufficient, He is the strength that is made perfect in my weakness (2 Corinth 12:9); He’s the one that forgives me and washes me of my sins and throw them in the sea of forgetfulness (while man likes to instantly replay them); He’s the one that keeps me when I want to give up; He’s my protector (Psalms 91); His Holy Spirit is my comforter; my teacher of everything (Luke 12:12; 1 John 2:27)!So can anyone tell me anywhere in there what man has done?
I could go on and on about the Lord and all He has done and yet still doing, but I’ll stop right here. I said all this to say that man’s thoughts and feelings about you does NOT matter, but how your Heavenly Father who created you thinks and feel about you DOES matter! We were not created to please man but rather to please God! And you know what, if God is pleased then so will man be! (Proverbs 3:4 NLT)
So are you living to please God?
12 We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you. (2 Corinthians 1:12 NLT)
Stay tuned for “living to please man.”
Something to be mindful of as we approach a new year, so check this out:
We have keeping up with the Kardashians, keeping up with the Westbrooks’, and keeping up with the Joneses, or what about Empire or Power, just to name a few! I can’t help but wonder how many of us tune in to “Keeping Up with Jesus?” Do we spend as much time tuning in to Jesus by listening to His voice as we do with today’s TV shows? What about studying His word? Spending time with Him, having discussions about what He has downloaded to us like we discuss what happened on last night TV show. I’m not trying to knock television, for I do have my favorite shows I enjoy watching, but this topic dropped in my spirit this morning at 2:00am and at the time where my heart is crying for more of God.
I believe if we’d put half as much time in keeping up with Jesus than we do keeping up with the popular TV shows then we wouldn’t have time to keep up with that which does not center around Him; we would be more Christ focused instead of self- focused and perhaps our world would be a better place. However, because we have so many distractions now days everywhere we turn there is something new, we can’t keep up and often times miss what God is trying to do for us, around us, and through us. So let’s change the channel to something new especially as we approach a new year and tune in to “Keeping Up with Jesus” it’s on 7 days a week, 24 hours a day; I guarantee you’ll find and learn more on this station than you will on any other.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you!” Matthew 6:33
You never know how much something affects you until you experience it. I had a recent experience that truly disturb me and I thought I had let it go and in essence I did, but in reality I didn’t if you know what I mean. I had recently spoken to my father whom I hadn’t spoken to in a couple of years and it had been countless years prior to that; however, I have not seem him in ten years or so. Now I don’t necessarily consider myself a private individual, I just believe that some things are better left unshared especially when it comes to something as personal as this, but because I want to help somebody I believe it’s definitely worth sharing.
So as stated in the beginning, I spoke to my father for the first time in a long time, but prior to speaking with him, I spoke to his younger sister for hours and before she and I disconnected I asked her to tell my dad to give me a call. Shortly after disconnecting she texted me and said my dad wanted me to give him a call so that he could lock my number in his phone. So I took a moment before I made the call. I finally called and the conversation went like this:
Dad: Hello, tell me I have some grandbabies?
Me: Uh no, your nephew has enough kids for me and the world. (We both laughed)
Dad: How’s your mom?
Me: She’s good, working on her doctorate degree!
Dad: She’s a doctor, I’m sick she needs to come take care of me.
Me: A frown filled my face as I ignored this statement with a phony laugh. Then finally he asked how I was doing. So I shared a few things that’s going on in my life although he didn’t seem a bit concerned because within a minute of attempting to share how I’m doing, he asked me to do him a favor, long story short, it went downhill from there, and our 12 minute long conversation had ended, now mind you I spoke to his sister for hours prior to speaking with him. After disconnecting from him, I truly regretted making the call.
For days all I could say was “really God,” I was so angry, frustrated, hurt, and heart-broken to say the least. I even prayed “God don’t let him call me unless you are leading and vice-versa,” and certainly it shouldn’t be this way, but that’s how I truly felt. So with all this, I began to store up un-forgiveness in which I didn’t even realize I was doing such as stated earlier I thought I had let it go. I began having restless nights, no sleep at all and I didn’t understand why and began to pray for revelation and God revealed it during morning prayer through my mom that I needed to forgive my father as well others, long story short I repented and asked God to forgive me for harboring un-forgiveness in my heart, the place where he resides, I told Him how much what happened had hurt me and I needed Him to heal me, and yes I forgave my father and all others. Needless to say, I finally got my peace and my rest. This is a place I never again wish to reside. So the moral of the story is once you confess to God how you feel (though he’s already aware, but He loves when we open up and talk to Him), then with a sincere heart, say “God I forgive them, now you deal with them!” and let it GO for harboring un-forgiveness is not hearting the other person but it is hurting you, as it is always said, “forgiveness is not for the other person, it’s for you and baby it’s worth it!
“Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” Luke 17:4