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Pause From Life, Take Time To Breathe

Encouragement Today and Weekend Reminder

Your weekend reminder is to encourage you rest and take the time to breathe this weekend.

If you have beautiful weather, take some time to go outside and enjoy it. Allow the fresh air to invigorate you and breathe Spirit back into your soul.

If your weather is bad, resort to where you find peace and rest while you are inside. Is this a book and a cup of tea or a movie with popcorn?

It does not matter what your rest looks like, it only matters that you enjoy what you are doing and that you take the time to decompress from your daily life and busyness.

Take time today to pause, breathe, and recuperate this weekend.
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Facing Fears Allows You to Conquer Your Strength and Self-Confidence

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

My friend, do you struggle with the anxiety of doing things for others, whether they are for the first time or they are something you have done many times?

Do you struggle with the anxiety of never being able to match up to the expectations you feel others have for you?

My friend, today’s inspiration is for you. Check out this quote by Theodore Roosevelt,

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”  Theodore Roosevelt

Do not get lost in the anxiety and fear of trying to live up to other people’s expectations?   Honestly, if you do not match up to them now, you never will. If they expect more of you than what you can give, they are not worth being anxious for.

Release your convictions and emotions to please others and learn that you are enough just the way you are. You can only do what you are mentally and physically capable of doing and nothing more because God made you with only so much of “you” to give away.Do not give away any more than what you have.

Think about this, do you expect from them what you feel they expect from you? Most of the time the answer to this is no. Do not be upset and fearful for not being able to meet the needs they have for you. Relationships are meant to be two-way streets. A healthy one is where you meet in the middle even if this is met with a compromise, but they can not expect any more from you than what they are willing to give back in return.

If they can not like you or love you for who you are, then you need to reconsider the relationship you have. Set your boundaries to prevent them for expecting more than what you can deliver and if this is not good for them, you may need to do more soul-searching than what you were prepared to do.  You may need to consider whether this is a relationship worth having.

My friend, pray over all of this,

  • Pray over your relationship.
  • Pray over your anxiety with this person.
  • Pray over setting healthy boundaries with them.
  • Pray over what is healthy for you.
  • Pray over the communication you need to have with them.
  • Pray over the timing of everything God convicts you with.

When you have prayed over all of this, then have faith and trust God will show you what direction you should takein making this relationship either a healthier one or whether you should be dissolving it.

You have to remember that you are a priority in your own life before you can be a priority in someone else’s.If you are not, you will no longer be able to meet the needs of any one else, no matter if their expectations are healthy or not.

You need to remember you will always be… enough whether you believe this or not. I am here today to remind you that you are.

You are… Enough. You are… Brave. You are… Strong. You are Courageous. 

It is important to remember no matter how anxious you may feel, once you conquer the fear over your own circumstances you will be able to stand strong and tall and you will believe in yourself thus allowing your self-confidence to return again. 

My friend, there is HOPE for a brighter tomorrow. You can do this! I know you can.

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Find Your “Pointless” Activity and Enjoy It

Happy Weekend!

2DBB4AFB-A266-42FA-B3A9-58E23BD8BA23This post is coming with a gentle reminder to remember the importance of taking care of yourself this weekend. 

Has it been a long and busy week? Are you thankful for the weekend but know you have a lot of chores to do, errands to run, or activities you to get your kids to?

My friend, this is your gentle reminder that it is okay to do all of this,  but do not forget to do something you enjoy as well. 

It is important you take the time somewhere in your weekend to do something that refreshes your mind, body, and soul. 

It is not selfish to take care of yourself. It is actually healthy. If you take this time to breathe, refresh, and reset, you will be able to get more done this week and you will not find yourself resentful because you are tired or even exhausted.

Do not fall victim to your family’s needs. It does not benefit anyone if you find martyrdom is your existence to meet your family needs. They love you for who you are not for what you do for them day in and day out. They want you to be happy and healthy too.

My friend, please take the time this weekend to do what takes you to your happy place. Please put some thought to what you use to enjoy. Do you find reading, writing, crafting, decorating, cooking (for pleasure, not for meal planning), shopping for you and your enjoyment, hunting, fishing, or building things, relaxing? If you do, take the time to do these this weekend. You will be thankful you did. 

The key, My Friend, is to take some time this weekend to rest.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Remember, IT IS NOT SELFISH TO REMEMBER TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! It is necessary! Lastly, God commanded it. 

Feel free to leave a comment below and share what activity you did to allow yourself some much need refreshing and relaxation time.