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Not Like Them

These faces seem so unfamiliar… they look like they belong…  I feel so out of place.  So different. So “not” like them.

Is this feeling of exclusion always going to invade everything I do?  I didn’t grow up happy…  I didn’t grow up belonging…     And now, here I am, middle aged, and I still feel like a stranger among friends.  Will I ever get to the place where I don’t sit there and doubt every word I say, every emotion I feel, every choice?

I’m not sure what each day will bring.   I think I know what God wants me to do, even though some days I feel horribly incompetent.  One thing I am certain of– I know that each and every day is a new opportunity for me to start fresh.

I can’t change what happened ten, twenty, or thirty years ago…  I can’t change the awkward thing I said or did five seconds ago…  but I CAN make a conscious effort to try to make a difference to someone else- maybe there is someone out there like me, watching me, listening,  and too afraid to say, “Hey, I understand you, I’ve gone through the same things!”   After all, don’t we just want to be able to find someone who actually gets us, that doesn’t look at us like we are damaged?

My hope and prayer is that you, first of all, embrace your awkward self, your weirdness, your out of place personality, and realize that your ability to stand out in a crowd is a gift that can be used to bring in more people like you.  You can be a leader, you can be the different one and, in fact, you are more like Jesus than you realize.  YES- YOU!!

Do you think Jesus led people to know God by blending in?  Do you think he would’ve gotten anyone’s attention by looking, acting, and being like everyone else?  NO!!

So, today, take a moment and be thankful for being different.  For once, realize that you will create change, you will impact lives, you will make a difference because of the fact that you don’t blend in with everyone else- and THAT is what makes you beautiful!!

Jeremiah 1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”   So see, you weren’t meant to fit the mold- you were born to break it!  You were born for more.

Prayers for peace, and I hope this message helped you today.  Please share with someone you think needs to hear it, too.

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Stop trying to please man!!

Are you sitting there worrying about how someone is going to respond to you?  STOP

There are always going to be people around who take pleasure in finding what is wrong, in creating chaos where there is none, in making your life miserable because THEY themselves are actually the miserable ones.

Who will you ultimately be answering to?   I can guarantee that when your book of life is opened, they won’t be the ones reading it.

YOU are a child of GOD!!    Take your worries, your struggles, concerns- TAKE IT ALL to the one who created you and knows every hair upon your head.   You may not know or completely understand how God can handle your situation, but that is none of your business!!   Let HIM handle your situations.  Your job is to TRUST and BELIEVE.

I pray that this word has helped someone today.  Keep being a light to shine upon the world.   You never know how many people are being touched by your example.

Psalm 119:105 (KJV)–   They word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.


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Ch. 3- Proverbs 3:34

The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.  

Those that are quiet, or unobtrusive, are often mocked and criticized for not joining the crowd.   Don’t be afraid to keep to yourself, or to be quiet when under attack.   The Lord sees and hears what is being done to you, trust Him to be in control.  

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Ch. 2- Mark 5:36

Mark 5:36

But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, don’t be afraid.  Just have faith.

Pray ~ Trust ~ Believe

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

What obstacles do you face when you try to give it all over to God?

God is big enough to create the world.

He’s definitely big enough to handle your life.


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Ch 2- 2 Timothy 4:2-5

From Chapter 2- Faith and Perseverance

Stay focused on the one and only, Father God- remain humble and true to His word. Don’t be persuaded and charmed by those who use His word for their own good.    Times will be hard, you will feel overwhelmed, find a quiet space and spend time telling your concerns to God.   Time to create a war room!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

You have a gift that was bestowed upon you even before you were placed on this earth.   The problem arises when we are taught to ignore those inherent feelings and listen to what society tells us is the appropriate path for our lives.

God has a reason for you to be here.

No one is greater, more special, or more deserving.

We all have a plan.

We all matter in the eyes of Father God.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself being happy.  What comes to mind when you think about this?

What comes to mind when you think about this?

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Are You Working for Man?

Are You Working for Man?

“A person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.” Romans 2:29

A few months ago, I was chastised for asking my team if they had prayer requests.  Prior to that, I heard about how ridiculous it was for other people to bring up their faith and God when it came to business matters, and that I would lose business if my faith offended someone.

Being fairly new to the business world, I did my best to keep things separate, but it was always in the back of my mind how wrong it felt to not give praise to God for any successes.  During my years of teaching, being a person of faith was always encouraged, so I had no idea it was going to be different in a business setting.

Now that I’ve stood up for my beliefs, this verse really hits home.  You see, I was looking for man to praise me, instead of making sure that I was giving glory to God.

If you lose business because of your beliefs, do not fret, because in time people will see that you are a person who does not compromise, and that is far more valuable then one who flip flops with every person who walks through the door.

Stand firm – you are not in this alone.

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