The many feelings that guide me

The many feelings that guide me

One major thing that I have learned is to lean on Truth (God’s Word) and not on my feelings. I have realized that whenever I lean on my feelings, my reactions are unnecessary and useless.

My emotions change frequently, but the Truth stands firm forever. 

I haven’t perfected this yet, but God always corrects me with His Holy Spirit. So even if I  wake up feeling antisocial, sad or whatever, I cannot afford to allow my frequent changing feelings to set my day.

This is why it is so important to renew your mind with God’s Word (Romans 12:2). This verse tells us not to conform to the patterns of this world. The world tells us that it is okay to make important decisions based only on our feelings and emotions.

Be very careful when it comes to reacting when you are overwhelmed and engulfed with emotions. It is okay to take a moment, step back and analyze a situation before reacting. God desires for us to make wise choices that pull us closer to His heart.

My prayer

Father…I know that I have allowed my feelings to lead me down some crazy roads. And to be honest it seems as though these roads are never-ending. Forgive me Father for trying to do life without you. Forgive me Lord for ignoring Your leading. Help me Father to choose you, even when my emotions are flaring, in Jesus Name. Amen

Sincerely, Your Faithful Daughter

Beautifully me

Beautifully me

Say this:

Beautiful. Yes, that’s me. Inside and outside I am beautifully me. 

It is nothing wrong with having confidence in your looks.

It is nothing wrong with having some “me time.”

Go to the spa, get your nails done, do a face mask, let the music flow through your speakers as you dance freely in your room. Don’t stop loving you. Don’t stop caring about yourself. It’s okay to take time out for yourself.

When you take care of yourself, you begin to love yourself more. When you take time to care for your individual needs, no one can persuade you into thinking that you aren’t beautiful. WHY? Because you have spent so much time caring for yourself, affirming yourself, and loving yourself that you do not need anyone’s permission to love yourself.

You are beautiful. Yes, you are beautiful.

So the next time you have some free time, use it to make yourself even more beautiful. Because everytime you care for yourself, you enhance the beauty that you already possess.

Beautiful. Yes, that’s me. Inside and out I am beautifully me.

Being Single & Having Sexual Thoughts

Being Single & Having Sexual Thoughts

Well, let’s start off by stating this: Sex was created for marriage with a man and a woman. Point. Blank. Period. But that alone does not negate the fact that a single woman has sexual desires. So the question is “Is having sexual thoughts while single a sin?”

Just think about this. Whatever you spend time thinking about the most will eventually go into your heart. And once it is in your heart, your actions will be led by it. But I get it. Your sexual urges may come out of nowhere, causing you to think about how it would be if you were finally married. But as a single Christian woman who is practicing abstinence/celibacy, the best decision she could make is to not put herself in tempting situations that may cause her to fall.

The struggle is real ladies. But it is very possible to overcome, with God. My suggestion to you would be to direct that energy towards something else like exercising, reading, getting out of the house (walk in the park), spend time with others, create new hobbies the list can extend.

If you remain in an idle place (a mental stillness, where anything is prone to rest in your mind) you are more likely to succumb to those sexual thoughts.

Don’t expect to touch fire & not get burned.

Be wise with your time. Start thinking thoughts that will make you become whole.

Philippians 4:8 NIV “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Pray this if you are struggling in this area

Lord, I ask for forgiveness for thinking ungodly thoughts. I need You to come into my mind and change my thoughts. I need You to come into my heart and remove any ungodly desires from it. Help me to understand why certain things are better to wait for. Transform my thoughts into thoughts that please You. I want to honor You with my mind in Jesus Name AMEN.

Know your worth

Know your worth

What!? Don’t give my pearls to pigs…what does that even mean?

In this case, your pearls represent your worth.

Just think about it. Why would you give something so precious to someone that does NOT know or honor your worth? Your worth involves many things: your time, your perspective, your faith in God, your virginity, your decision to remain celibate, your family. The list can go on forever.

As a Daughter of God, you are worth more than you can imagine. Since you are the Daughter of The King, you are a Princess. This means that you are royalty, you are not like everyone else (by this I mean you aren’t like the world). You must hold a standard, a righteous standard that represents your Father in Heaven.

Everything about you is not to be carelessly given to people who are ignorant of your worth. I am NOT saying that you are to be stuck up and look down on everyone. I am saying know your worth because when you know your worth you will know how to and when to interact (not just with people, but place & events too.)

People that do not know your worth are capable to abuse your worth.

Matthew 7:6 “…Don’t throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.”

Hard to remain a virgin nowadays…

Hard to remain a virgin nowadays…

If we can be honest…society lures unmarried people to have sex before marriage. We have movies like love & basketball, love jones, the best man, friends with benefits and so on. The list can literally go on for days. And let’s not even bring up the songs that are out there. So it’s hard to not be approached by the constant reminder of “if you’re not having sex, then you’re a nobody, or you’re scared.”

I’m here to let you know that being a virgin is one of the most beautiful things ever. If I could turn back the hands of time I would be a virgin now. But I let people and movies and music lure me into thinking that sex was THE THING to do no matter if I was unmarried.

Honey do not let the hype fool you. People having premarital sex are dealing with a lot of stuff. Not only are you physically attaching yourself to that person but you’re emotionally, and spiritually attaching yourselves. Be careful. Because whatever that person is dealing with will become your problem too. You’ll find yourself dealing with things that you never dealt with before.

You are God’s daughter & He knows that you have sexual desires because He gave them to you. But do not awaken love before its time. (Songs of Solomon 8:4) Wait until you’re married to the spouse that God handcrafted for you & I promise you won’t regret it!