Allowing others to determine your attitude

attitudeSometimes it seems that way. Doesn’t it? Allowing others to determine your attitude. 

You have a goal to do something and someone comes wobbling in after you throwing around their words.

And what do you do? You want nothing more than to ignore the insult but instead allow it to affect you and your choices.

Later in the day, you realize not all the words you exchanged were as wise as you would’ve wanted them to be. And the other people that have nothing to do with the confrontation got all the leftover negativity.

It seems to me that maybe, just maybe, you’re allowing others to determine your success.

The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. The reason I can say this is because I am guilty of it myself.  Continue reading “Allowing others to determine your attitude”

Where Do You Find Your Security?

The world says to find your security in money, possessions, and fame. God says to find your security in Him. Who are you following?Every day you wake up you’re faced with the decision on what you will eat, what you will wear, who you’ll network with, and how you will basically live out your day. There is also the question of “Where’s your security” as you have the choice of where you will place it.

Is it money? Fame? Maybe it’s your faith? 

From somebody who has at one time placed her security in things that would completely tear my life apart if I kept on, I want to help you take a look at the different areas where your’re placing your security and how it could be affecting you?

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Lessons Learned Once You Become A Parent

parentBefore being a parent I pretty much made choices based on what I wanted and what I thought was best for me. My needs came first, I could do what I wanted, I would do things without thinking too much about what the consequences would be for my actions.

Fast forward 3 1/2 years my life has made a 180-degree turn. I shall say a turn for the better. Without my child, I would be jacked up right now. The direction was going down was just that, downhill and downhill fast. My life was heading for disaster and I was planning on stopping anytime soon. Yes, I had got married in 2012 but to be honest my focus was on nothing but myself. No matter if I was dealing with a lot of mental difficulties at the time I still had a choice to choose myself or to choose others. And I can tell you straight out I was choosing myself. It was destroying me and my loved ones.

Even as a Christian I was being disobedient. I was blessed with a child in 2013. She is now three years old. Looking back through the years since she was born I see how my life has changed. Yes, I still face struggles. Yes, parenting is difficult and sometimes I feel like breaking down. In all of it, though, your child can teach you so much. My life has been impacted greatly by my daughter and I would like to share what you’re learning too without realizing it.

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Leaving a Legacy of “Selfless Character”

Let me start off by saying that this post is about someone who deserves the recognition for doing her part as a Christ follower to “love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself”.

The person of this “selfless character” is one to have stood her ground even in the midst of being faced with only 3-6 months to live. “If God is for us, who can be against us”

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