Don’t do it

“A good attitude will support you when you are sick, but if you give up, nothing can help.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:14‬ ‭ERV‬‬

Don’t you dare give up

Don’t you dare quit 

I know it gets hard sometimes, trouble on all side. Bills seem insurmountable, kids are struggling in school, being bullied, undereducated and disrespectful. Work has its uncertainties and your wage barely makes ends meet. Spouses and significant others are struggling with their own issues and trying to help you.

I know it’s crazy

I know it seems like there is no end in sight but you would be wrong to believe that. 

We serve a God who is able

“Lord, I cry out to you for help: “You are my place of safety. You are all I need in life.” Listen to my prayer. I am so weak. Save me from those who are chasing me. They are stronger than I am. Help me escape this trap, so that I can praise your name. Then good people will celebrate with me, because you took care of me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭142:5-7‬ ‭ERV‬‬

This is not about you, it’s about who is watching you. There is a little boy or girl looking for you to help them understand, looking too see how you handle this. You have this, you can do it. 

“We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We often don’t know what to do, but we don’t give up.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ERV‬‬


How many of us have them?

“Friends always show their love. What are relatives for if not to share trouble?”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭GNTD‬‬

Are you my friend? Will you love me when I’m unlovable? Will you pray for me and with me? Will you drop everything and come see about me? Will you tell me the truth, in love, and accept the same from me? If so, you might be my friend. 

“Some friends are fun to be with, but a true friend can be better than a brother.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭ERV‬‬

“As one piece of iron sharpens another, so friends keep each other sharp.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:17‬ ‭ERV‬‬

Do you talk about me to your other friends? Do you not answer my calls because you are tired of me crying? Tired of me begging, needing you? It’s ok, it happens especially if you don’t love me like you think. 

But there is good news, God promised to never leave you, he is not like people, his word can’t come back void.

“So we know the love that God has for us, and we trust that love. God is love. Everyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in them.”‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ERV‬‬

I kind of led into this super long post because I was thinking about how I have been hurt in friendships. I think we all take friendships for granted in some ways. We expect our friends to be there no matter what. We often forget that we have not been the friend we expect from others. I always say that my friends know I love them. Hmmm but now I question that. Do they really? I often don’t have a lot of free time, realistically I have a full time job, I run a candle business, a blog and online store, I’m active in my church, I have a husband, a child, 2 grandchildren and I try to workout. I don’t talk on the phone much because I’m usually busy. Looking at all this I probably am not a good friend so does that mean I should not expect one? 

All I know is there should be counseling available when you lose a friend. Often times you have shared some of your most private thoughts and feelings and now they don’t talk to you anymore. It’s like a breakup, you ask yourself why? What did I do? Why am I unable to keep a friend. Then you realize, I did. I still have my friends, it’s the people who were never my friends that are gone. Those ones that love me, love me in spite of my busy life but they hang with people who are available .

I guess I can stop whining on this post and remember that God loves me and just maybe, they are not active in my life because I’m not ready for that. 

Tell your friends you love them but also show them. Love them on purpose today. 

I Ain’t Got Time For That!

“Without faith no one can please God. Whoever comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who sincerely try to find him.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭ERV‬‬

Repeat that last line…. He rewards those who sincerely try to find him….  
Now think about how much time you have spent with God lately… I’ll wait.. Seriously think about it… 
Not much? Yeah me either. And it’s crazy because we will quickly say. I just don’t have the time.. I’m so sleepy.. I gotta work.. I gotta do this.. I gotta watch this.. 

But we have checked every single social site possible. Online shopped.. Texted every person we can think of. Called and gossiped about so and so. But yet, we can’t seem to make time for God!! Then we wonder why our lives are in shambles!! 

We can’t keep making excuses for not spending time with God! He is not our genie. We can’t just deal with him when we want something. We have to seek him about everything!! 

He rewards those who diligently seeks him. 
God I’m About to leave the house send your angels before me to set the atmosphere. God I’m heading into work, hold my tongue so I don’t pop off. God my relationship ship is crazy, I need your help. My health is failing.. I need your help.. I’m thinking crazy thoughts… I need your help.. My kids are cutting up.. I need your help. People are leaving my life. I need your help. My faith is weak.. I need your help… But how can he help you if he don’t know you!!!

He rewards those who diligently seek him.

How can we not be in relationship with the man that hold it all. The power to Heal, the power to Mend, the power to Increase and the power to remove and replace. We constantly make time for things that have no meaning. Let’s make a conscience decision to do better. Let’s spend less time being on social media and more time working on our relationship ship with God!!! I’m in, are you?! ❤️