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Comfort Zone

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It’s so easy to live a status quo life.  That comfortable…that predictable…mundane…go to work and back home life.  The good life…I know what to expect, everything is neatly packaged in its nice little box just the way I need it to be.  No surprises, I know what’s coming.  Well, I was challenged today with going back to “the good life”.  I knew God had moved me past this point and He wanted me to dig deeper, pray harder and trust harder than I ever had.  I also knew this year was going to be an out of the box experience and I was ready.  But today I felt smaller than ever.  I felt myself shrinking back into that box that had given me comfort for so many years.  I met a lady and this lady had a really big personality and possessed skills that I didn’t or that didn’t come easy to me.  She was a natural.  In that exchange I started to second guess my skills.  I could never measure up to that so why try.  Let’s crawl back into our box of “comfortability”.  I was safe there.  But God then quietly whispered, you must move past being comfortable.  I have hand picked you and have put things inside of you that I need to come out.

I wish I could say that after that I walked away jumping and shouting and saying, “yes, God….I got this”.  But that’s not my story…I walked away saying, I need to somehow find comfort in being uncomfortable.  That is where my strength lies.  That is where the greatest things will be birthed in me.

So after a few minutes of meditating on what God spoke to me, I starting to feel a sense of peace.  God was with me, in my corner, rooting for me, he always had been and always will be.

In this life you will always find someone who is better  than you, prettier than you, richer or smarter than you but God is not concerned with that and neither should you be.  Gotta move past the comparison conundrum and the comfortable good life if you are ever gonna grab hold of the thing that God grabbed hold of you for.

Be Brave, Be You, Be Blessed!

~ForeverTrina

 

“Such is the reliance and confidence that we have through Christ toward and with reference to God.  Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God.  [It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant…” 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 AMP

2016 Goals and Prayer

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After sitting down to write my goals for the year, I reviewed what I had just written and said, “Wow, these are some big things God.  Hmmm…I’m really shooting for the moon with some of these…are they realistic?…can they be done?…maybe I should dial it back?” Well…I really feel God looked at me and rolled his eyes…while shaking his head (which I’m sure he often does when it comes to Miss Trina) because immediately, the following scripture came to mind.

Mark 9:21-29

“…but if you CAN do anything, take pity on us and help us.”

“If you CAN?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes”

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

Well…with that said, I began to pray over my goals….

God, this year, I commit my goals, my desires and my life to you.  These things…”this kind” of blessing that I’m seeking will not be accomplished outside of you.  God, I’ve done it my way and have made small strides and incurred tons of bruises but God I’m ready to do it your way so I can make leaps and bounds! Understanding, that I will fall but I have you with me…inside me, to cushion the fall. In that, I will rest..in that I will finally “take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”

Also understanding that you are not a genie in a bottle. What you allow in my life, good or bad is ultimately for your glory.  Though I may not always understand, this I do know, you will move heaven and earth to get me to see things thru your eyes….to move things in me…to move things out of me.

God, just like your servant said, in MY doubt, help me to believe. Do not allow me to doubt whether you CAN do it – I already know you can.  Allow me to walk in that simple fact alone. All things ARE possible!

Now God, just as you drove out the evil spirit, drive out doubt, fear, unworthiness, low self-esteem and any word or thing from the Enemy that is opposite of the Words you have already spoken to me. I WILL keep moving forward toward all that You promised. It WILL be accomplished through prayer and fasting. It WILL manifest this year.  Amen!  #sweet16

 

Be Brave, Be You, Be Blessed!

 

~ForeverTrina