Choose Love

I had a profound experience yesterday that touched me to the very core and pulled me out of my indigenous negative self talk. God spoke to my heart so powerfully and clearly. I was in the kitchen getting breakfast ready for my children, they were beginning to fight and things were unraveling quickly, I could feel myself getting frustrated and wanting to yell. The sudden thought came…”you get to choose, choose love.” I thought to myself, I do get to choose and I choose love, I could feel my heart open up immediately. Then the message and the feeling of intense love came. I heard the Lord’s voice in my mind say…”I love you, I have always loved you, I stand by you, you are my child. I am so pleased with everything you are trying to do. Be at peace.” In that moment of intense love, I understood that truly it is His love that saves and heals us, His love that gives us courage to change and pick ourselves back up after a defeat. Love is the answer to everything, His Love is the most powerful gift and tool. In me grew my desire to take this message to the world and to love on others so deeply. God’s love is the answer to our prayers in every way, His love gives us courage to insurmountable things, His love gives us hope to see thru the darkness, His loves give us power to overcome our own weaknesses and builds in us a desire to be more. He needs us to shine his light and love. We can be the instruments and the tools to which His love can be spread and the message that He gave me is the message He wants everyone to hear and feel and know. The world needs to know that He is not dead, that in Him lies peace and the answers and in us lies His light. We have the power to choose who we want to be in any given moment. I say…”choose love.” I pray we all will give our best effort, to choose love today, to choose to show love and mercy to others, as God and His Son shows us daily, hourly, minute to minute. In this simple choice lies the answer to everything and unlocks the power within. Choose Love…..love. Choose love…..

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Perseverance

I am up early this morning because I could not sleep. I did not meet my business and personal goal last night and it is eating at me. I have had to dig deep this morning and ask myself again, “what are you going to do?” You know, I have been walking around in fear for the longest time, hiding my heart from the world and even my face from some of my loved ones. I have been walking around ashamed for a failed marriage, ashamed that I am barely making ends meet, ashamed that my children are struggling and that I am struggling to homeschool them….ashamed that I feel that I am so different and this means some how that I am a failure. Well, this is me standing up and fighting back! I am learning that one of the greatest characteristics we can nurture is the ability to persevere. I believe that perseverance is the key to success. No one is perfect and every one is different. The only thing that matters is if you are picking yourself up each day and striving to do a little bit better than the next and that you keep working towards your goals….your dreams. I have a dream, I have many dreams, in fact, some that I’m sure others would say I am crazy and can’t achieve them. I say watch me, because I have learned time and time again that if I am willing to continue to move forward and that I invite the Lord to help me, anything is possible. It is possible because of those 2 factors….God’s Power and the ability to persevere. And I am grateful that God has blessed me with the ability to persevere, He has given it to all of us. No matter what your situation or circumstance, no matter what obstacles you come up against….keep moving forward towards your dreams and always have a brightness of hope in God. perseverance1