FRESH START MONDAY – Long Post – this is a “take your mobile device with you type” you know like to lunch, or instead of a magazine – to the bathroom, lol – My triggers ganged up and came out this weekend and whoa, it was something else– AND today the universe decided to use another’s trigger to work mine.
Friend calls (oh I got the 5:45 call, so it was not her) and tells me about a scenario that by giving into something, a mess was created. She was upset by the responses that she received. I prayed and listened, calmly explained what I was hearing from her and asked questions for clarification, and prayed again. However, God used that for me to see that while this statement “I got this” no longer causes me the internal stressors that it has, I STIIILLLLLLL GOT TONS OF WORK TO BE DONE.
Many of our triggers, (stressors) come from an area within where our beliefs about ourselves have become self-limiting. This happens because of someone else’s words, deeds and our own perception of what we believe the intent of another. As a result, we assimilate that self-limiting behavior into our mind, body and soul and the enemy whose job is to kill, steal and destroy, truly has our assistance in doing that – how? Because we begin to use words like, I can’t, it won’t work, I’ll try, see I told you s/he would do that, it’s not my fault, etc. and the biggest one is BUT. We are hurt by events that are precipitated, (triggered, activated, sparked, prompted) by others words actions and deeds. What we are feeling, our emotions, flows out of our thoughts. We, unfortunately can become – very defensive, aggressive with no filters or “I need to please” everyone thus making us feel inadequate, in some way shape or form and that builds FEAR in us.
In biblical prespective – let us review three scriptures:
“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10
The mind is the battlefield for one aspect of spiritual warfare as the demonic kingdom puts ideas into us to question all that we know about God. When they can get us to DOUBT any measure of God’s perfect love, power and provision for us, then fear overwhelm us.
Understanding and revelation from God’s word, coupled with a proactive application of that truth represents faith in action. The perfect love of the Father drives out fear but that must come from revelation not just head knowledge!
Today – I want you to meditate on this song – It was released in 1972 and it became one of this groups biggest hit singles to date, the last single the group released prior to them leaving Motown- which was a place of comfort even though it was uncomfortable in many aspects to their careers and they were not properly compensated.
This is also a testament to how hard this journey is and how necessary for some it may be to stick to it. Be Blessed today!
“Neither One Of Us”
It’s sad to think, we’re not gonna make it
And it’s gotten to the point where we just can’t fake it (Ooo)
For some unGodly reason we just won’t let it die (let it die)
I guess neither one of us (neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say good bye
I keep on wondering (wondering)
What I’m gonna do with out ya (do without you)
And I guess you must be wondering that same thing too (Ooo)
So we go on, go on together living a lie (living our lie)
Because neither one of us (neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say good bye
Oooooh ev’rytime I find the nerve
Everytime I find the nerve to say I’m leavin’ (leavin’)
Oh, memories, those old memories get in my way (my way my way)
Oh (Ooo) Lord knows it’s only me only knows it’s only me
That I’m deceiving
When it comes to saying good bye
That’s a simple word that I just cannot say
There can be no way, there can be no way
This can have a happy ending (happy ending)
So we just go on (we go on) hurting and pretending
And convincing ourselves to give it just one more try (one more try)
Because neither one of us (Neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us (neither one of us) Wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us (Neither one of us) wants to be the first to say
Farewell my love, goodbye (goodbye)
Wonderfully Day 8! Happy Mother’s Day – for those who have given birth and those who have fed and continue to fed into another’s life! For some this day will be immense joy, for some a day of sadness and still others a day of emptiness. Pray and Seek ! Psalm 119: 130 – ‘The unfolding of your words gives light; Reach out to God today and accept His presence and His peace. Rejoice, Rejoice!
Whew it is Day 7 and how are you doing? This is Your SpiritWoman journey and this first week was either very vigilant or just ho-hum.
Something to think on: People who aren’t in transition are numb. If you are alive in Christ Jesus, you are in transition. If you are growing, you are in transition. If you are freaked out by thinking about your triggers, you are in transition. If this has gotten on your nerves, you are in transition. We are moving from the known to the unknown. We are expanding our possibilities.
As we end this week, please give yourself some love, be reminded of hope and most importantly practice forgiveness for yourself and others.
Although the second picture says “become something beautiful” – MY SISTERS YOU ARE ALREADY BEAUTIFUL and if you don’t believe me – post I AM BEAUTIFUL ON YOUR MIRROR AND SAY IT UNTIL IT BECOMES REAL IN YOUR MIND, because I believe God for your beauty. Happy Saturday!
How to rid of triggers is a question you may be asking from Saturday’s session- Start by not writing the end of the story! Only God knows the end – live in today only and for some, it will be second by second.
Drop your need for outcomes (writing the end of the story). Drop agendas. Drop your definitions. Drop SELF-CRITICISM. And Drop to your knees (physically or symbolically) with gratitude for the possibilities before you, already present and as sleek as panthers. Enter this given, holy moment and emerge into a God inspired future.
Reference for the panther – they are elusive animals, not caught up in the daily behavior of any other cat – they behave in a manner of grace and daily release from the past and live only in the day.
Good Day Beautiful,
I hope you are well. Today, just today make an active decision to remain in love, joy and peace and to “fast” from old patterns of criticism, judgements, fear and doubt. You will hear and feel the Holy Spirit lighten your load.
You, O Lord, remain our refuge & our strength; the One who protects & sustains us thru the best of times as well as the worst of times. For You are a God of Peace & I Am so grateful You left Your Peace to abide with us as Your commanding words echo in my heart, mind & soul: “Peace be still. Peace be still. Peace be still. Peace . . . .”
Let us today attend to the voice of God. This journey has been chosen as the time when we will seek and hear and learn and gain understanding. Remember God’s healing voice protects all things.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made and all has been predestined. Remember always – there is nothing wrong with you – You were created by the Master’s hand. So if on day three, you are having a ” I can’t moment”, “I don’t know why moment”, “Yeah right moment”, be blessed and know that you are a God made human – there is no stamp on you called “made by human”; Breathe and know that you have sisters interceding on your behalf, CAUSE WE COMING OUT OF THIS!
Side note: I will be sending Psalm 27 to Jill Will and hope that you are comfortable sharing feedback here as we are in this together. God Bless You!
Try to make the time during your devotions and if you don’t have a devotional period, perhaps this is a time to begin. Our commitment in this 40 days is to shift from a certain way of being that we considered normal, [triggers] into a whole new way of being, leaning and depending on Jesus Christ as our guide.
For the remainder of the 39 days, we are going to be paying very close attention to the thoughts that we are having, the words that we are using, the stories that we are telling. As we do this, we will start to notice the voice in your head, and there’s actually two voices. You’re going to be able to distinguish between the two of them.
So I ask that you think about the beliefs that you hold about yourself – beliefs that have been unconsciously running the show. I suggest that you write them down and then take another piece of paper and remember that old things have passed away; you are a new creation in Christ and take the card that you were given and declare those beliefs – and here are few others: I am forgiving myself and others; I am NOW willing to let go of past beliefs about myself because those are my past and I take the next steps toward a better future. I begin every day with forgiveness, gratitude and live every day with love. I clear my grief with cleansing tears; My heart beats to the rhythm of love; This is one statement that for me is life changing: I easily let go of ALL disempowering beliefs. TRUST GOD for guidance and watch THINGS CHANGE.
Good Morning Women of MPC and the world!
This is day one of our 40 day Spiritwoman transformation. Please know that the Light has come, this is your declaration of release! This journey is not about perfection, it is about transformation and reconciliation with yourself and Christ Jesus.
I am excited for the changes that we may see within and those as well with our sisters. Remember, when one of your triggers comes at you, you will WHAT – Speak not, Hear not, See not.
Love you – Rev Jacki.