Be Fearless

Proverbs-3

Face the future boldly!

You have been clothed with the finest garments of all time. That’s right we can’t find these pieces on the nearest clearance rack. Not even on our favorite online shopping boutique.

You can only have access to these exclusive items, by knowing who you are in Christ! Strength and dignity are apparel for the spirit, worn every day!

Do you know why we should laugh without fear of future? Once we understand who we are in Christ and once we understand who our Heavenly Father is, we can proceed in confidence! We know that God has our back. We can laugh without fear of future because Christ is already there.

So no matter what we go through in life we must face it boldly and without fear.

The battle has already been won. We have the victory.

We are not victims, we are victorious!

Fearless.

-Simply Meshia

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With A Grateful Heart

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One day someone asked what I was grateful for. Well that is such a vague question, well to me anyways. I didn’t really want to give a wrong answer. Not that there would be one right? It’s my opinion, I can pick and choose what I’m grateful for, right?

But at a table full of women who all seemed to have their ducks in a row, I felt like an outcast. A simple question made me totally forget about all that I was grateful. It was like right at the moment I completely went blank. Any other time I could have thrown about 10 responses out there.

Now intimated, I have 8 eyeballs staring at me with smiles, as they wait for my answer to the question. Listening to the other answers:“My husband, he is so wonderful”, “my job, it’s really a blessing”, “my new house, we finally have room for everyone”.

Replaying these answer over  in my mind. I just felt like whatever I was going to utter was going to be completely ridiculous. To myself, I’m thinking O.M.G. what am I going to say to fit in with these ladies. This was the longest 30 seconds of my life. Trying to waste time, I laughed, repeated the question and sipped some lemonade. Then out of know where I said “I’m grateful for my children”. Immediately the eyeballs and smiles went to blank stares and silence. “Really” said one of the ladies and she looked so confused.

Sadly all of these women had children, but no one mentioned them. Everyone mentioned material things or places. “Here we go” I thought, let the judgement begin.
Now that I think about, I gave the best answer! To me my children are everything, they have saved me from so much. Not to mention the laughter they bring me on some of my darkest days. God has trusted me with 3 little people. He saw something in me that would be right for them, and He knew how much I needed to be saved.

So while at this table with these women with their ducks in a row, I smiled and said it again “I’m soooo grateful for my children”. I wasn’t trying to make them feel bad or anything, but with my children I can be myself, I am not judged, and even if I gain an extra 10 pounds, or I have food stuck in my teeth, they will love me regardless. No matter the situation they will hug me and love me no matter what!

As I begin to give all my many reasons on why I’m grateful for my kids I started crying. Cue the water works. To think that I almost missed out on a wonderful opportunity to tell the Lord thank you, all because I was trying to keep up with the Jones’,( whom I think is extremely broke now).

I am happy with every painting that I cannot recognize, every piece of pasta jewelry I am forced to wear, and even those moments I have to fight night time monsters and be a private investigator for socks. I cherish those moments because they are so easy to look past and forget.

Don’t get me wrong there are times when I have to go in the room, close the door, leap head first into the bed and scream into a pillow. There are moments when I roll my eyes so far back into my head that one day they are not going to roll back. Not to mention when I have to pray silently before I break up a fight between siblings.

They keep me going, they are my motivation, even when I don’t feel like going on, or just flat out give up. My children are my “thing”, my crew, my squad. I can count on them, when everyone else is busy, or counting me out. Yep, my full time cheerleaders.
Needless to say that day at the lunch with my lady friends, it turned out to be great! One of the ladies gave me a hug afterwards and in my ear she said whispered “cherish them, because they grow up so fast”.
So with a grateful heart, I now understand it’s the simple things that have the greatest impact on life!

 

-Simply Meshia

Courage.. Despite the Fear

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What exactly is courage? Courage is the ability to do something that frightens you. Yes! So the next time you make it out alive after killing that spider, remember brave one, you just had one courageous moment!!

Seriously, we all have something inside of us that we fear. Those same fears keeps us from moving forward, fear holds us back from experiencing the joys of every day life. We may even find a whole new route to take to avoid fear, which makes the trip or task even longer to mark off the to-do list.

The most important thing with finding your inner courage, is choosing to act despite how you feel. Regardless of the fear that is hovering over you, you push through it and keep going. To triumph over the fear without looking back. Being brave when everything inside of you is shaking uncontrollably.

Courage is mainly doing what you are afraid to do. Courage is jumping in head first even when you know you cannot touch the bottom. Courage is trusting God to do the impossible. If there is no fear, there is no need for courage to exist. Courage only exist if there is fear, and fear can only be removed if you take the step to be courageous.  Crazy right? Courage and Fear are pretty much brothers, joined at the hip.

We have to follow our heart, letting go of what is familiar to us, and understand that we are winners on the other side of fear!!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

Fear is such an evil spirit that was not given to us to begin with. So toss it. Together let’s start knocking out fearful events one at a time.  We are brave, we are strong, and we are undefeated. I’ll leave you with this poem:

Courage

to fly with no wings

to swim against the waves

to run with no breath

Courage to keep going

no finish line in sight

Road Blocks

Obstacles

Temptations

Emotions

Courage

to press forward

with the weight of the world

Courage

so small

yet so mighty

to believe

to conquer

to see beyond darkness

Courage to destroy fear

Courage to face

Road Blocks,

Obstacles,

Temptation, and

Emotions

Be Courageous

Be You

Fearless

(Written By Me)

-Simply Meshia

To Be Positive…

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Have you ever seen someone extremely happy? I mean REALLY HAPPY. No matter what you ask them, no matter what they do or say, they are  just in good spirits all the time. Almost as if they overdosed on happy pills. Sometimes I find myself staring at them, not in a bad way or like an awkward stare down. But I stare in amazement. Amazed at how even through the pain and struggle they smile. Even through heartache and tragedy they smile. They remain POSITIVE.

I had to learn that, being and staying positive is a choice!

Each day that you wake up is the First Day of a New Beginning!

In order to see positive results you have to start with a positive mindset.

Problems are going to occur, setbacks will take place, financial problems with arise. But you have to know and believe that you are a child of royalty. You have to know and understand that your Father sits high and looks low and he will never leave you nor forsake you. He is there in every event. He knew it was going to happen before it happened. The Lord is your source for all things, and He will take care of your every need. No matter the situation, no matter the circumstances, you have to surrender it all to GOD and have a positive attitude. “cue eye roll”. … Oh trust me, I know its hard, I know! It is a day by day process. Each today is a new chance to be better than yesterday. Just keep going and keep trying. You change your mind, you change your life.

You have to speak life over yourself and your family, speak life over your job, make your request known. Faith and a Positive attitude go hand in hand.

No Negative Nancy’s Allowed!

Turn that frown upside down and know that God can and He will work it out!!!!!

 

  • Be Positive – Make the effort to positive regardless of what happens today!
  • Think Positive – Block any negative thoughts as they try to creep in. Redirect your thinking. Think Life, Speak Life!
  • Do Positive – Do something today that’s is positive. Do something good just for you or someone else. Write something positive, just be positive!!

 

Philippians 4:8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

 

-Simply Meshia

 

Unleash The Power

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The POWER WITHIN HER.

Her” is you and me. We are fully equipped to handle life and every day obstacles. However I am well aware of feeling defeated and sweeping life and any issues under the rug.  I know the feeling of a new day starting and as the morning sun peaks in through the window, and you just pull the cover over your head. Feeling defeated before a win is even present. Getting into bed at night feeling like you have accomplished nothing. Letting the comments of others ruin the happiness you once held onto tightly. It can be exhausting.

Guess what?  I have been “HER” and some days I am still her. Life is tough, and each day that goes by can be better than the day before if you take control.

You have the power within you to make each day better. It starts with knowing and understanding who you are. The Bible clearly states that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13-14). God made us just the way He needed us to be. Oh and another one of my favorites verses is “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you” (Song of Solomon 4:7). Which means, we are perfect!!

Taking  control of your day starts with waking up making the decision to have a great day no matter what. Tapping into your power within, is pushing yourself when you don’t feel like it, its encouraging yourself when no one else has anything positive to say. The power within is deep inside, all you have to do is tap into it. Tap into motivating yourself. Giving your self a morning pep talk. Tap into believing that you can do it. Tap into loving who you are. Take control, block out the negative and let your POWER SHINE!

Simply Meshia