The Workings Of Power, Love And A Sound Mind

Now that we understand the need to remove fear because it is a spirit not given to us by God… What’s next?!?🤷🏾‍♀️

Well from previous post “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

God has given us some pretty sweet weapons to break fear from our lives. 

Power, Love and Sound Mind, this is great and all but to use a weapon you must understand it’s workings, and these are not your physical weapons but spiritual. So, let’s break these down so by the end of this you will be able to understand the workings of all 3 vital weapons to remove fear.

POWER

It first starts with power, we need the power to stand against fear to break it. Without power, we will always bow down to fear which is why this is the first weapon God mentions against fear. 

Let’s slow this down for a second. What is this power exactly? This power is the strength given to us by God, not something we have obtained ourselves but have gained through His grace.

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

With this gained strength we have the power to do all things YES! even break fear, but wait there is more 

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right God” (Isaiah 41:10)

not only have we been given strength to do all things but God goes on to say I will also be with you with this strength.

LOVE

This leads perfectly into the next weapon which is love, you know the saying “the power of love is stronger than anything”. Now y’all might be thinking this only relates to fairytales and movies but you are sadly mistaken. This phrase is beyond true, for is it not written: “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.” (Colossians 3:14) and furthermore “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:8). If love is God Himself, the bond of perfection then you can imagine the edified power on top of God’s strength already given to us to overcome fear.🤯

Let’s dig a bit deeper to make this more interesting “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”(1 John 4:18). Isn’t God amazing, the power in perfect Love itself drives out fear, in other words, the strength we have in love will drive out fear.😲

POWER + PERFECT LOVE (God) = Driving out fear

SOUND MIND

Naturally, a sound mind was a hard one for me to grasp, I asked God what is a sound mind? Then God spoke that your mind is a powerful tool in maintaining the disposal of fear. I sat there like huh! 🤨and God further began to explain. It’s one thing to drive out something it’s another thing to maintain from not giving in to it again. The example of exercising came to mind. When we set the goal to lose weight, get healthier or get into shape. We smash out the first week but then start to give in to temptation in the next week, next thing we know we are back to old habits😩. The same thing when it comes to fear, we can break it from our lives, feel so refreshed. However, don’t go thinking this spirit is going away silently, its going to come back with seven other friends.

“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first..” (Matthew 12:43-45).

So it’s critical not to fill our minds with just anything, we need a positive mindset, one filled with the word of God and consistently ready to drive out fear when it appears with the understanding of the tools you have. 

I hope you are all fired up and ready to use these weapons 💪🏾💪🏾

stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊

Words Of Life

“The words of your mouth are very powerful” 🗣🗣 that’s what my mum always said growing up and sure enough it caught on with the whole family. The funny thing was when I was younger my siblings and I used it when we were teasing each other. If one said jokingly “you’re dumb😝” the other would respond ” Hey! don’t say that the words of your mouth are very powerful!😤😂”. As I look back at it now we probably didn’t realise the true power and truth in that statement.

“A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”(Proverbs 18:20-21)

When we look at the creation of the world and beginning of life, it all started with spoken words “Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”(Genesis 1:3). Isn’t that amazing😲, God could have done everything by Himself, the verses could have said then God DID this then God DID that. But no God knew there was going to be a time as this when He needed us to understand the importance of what proceeds out of our mouths and what we speak into existence🙏🏾.

Words are so powerful that we sometimes don’t realise how they consistently form the lives we live. If you say you’re poor, guess what you will continue to be poor, if you say you’re successful, guess what you will be successful. The words we form do not discriminate they can bring both bad and good things into existence. That’s why we have to be cautious of what we are speaking into our own lives. Shift what you say about your situations, speak life into your situations, not death.

Even as mentioned in my previous post (Look to God) about coronavirus, we must speak life, God is beckoning us to use that which is so powerful, the words of our mouth to speak life into this world, to humble ourselves to Him and cry out (speak) to Him.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”(2 Chronicles 7:14)

Let us speak to the Lord words that will spring life back to the world, not death.

I challenge you today to reflect on the words you have spoken into your life. What is it that you say to others and yourself about your situations? Is it something that must change?

And let us all speak life to the nations in these times of COVID-19 that God may hear our cries and deliver us. 

Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊

Look To God

Okay, so Rona (coronavirus) has been running mad and causing a lot of havoc😤. Like seriously to the point people are turning into savages and fighting over toilet paper ?!?!? 🤯

The whole world is filled with more fear now than ever and I think we can confidently say that 2020 is not getting off to a great start😕.

From extreme fires and floods in Australia to what looks like the start of world war 3 and now RONA!! I mean come on now we need a break and its only MARCH🤦🏾‍♀️. It’s quite understandable why people are panicking the way they are doing. It’s looking like the end of the world is near.

But hold on, wait a minute, isn’t this what God was speaking of

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:13-14)

God is waiting on us to realise that during all this chaos He is the able one. Not by our might or power but through His spirit, we need to humble ourselves and pray for the nations and ourselves. 

“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, Says the Lord of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6). 

Only He has the power because all things belong to Him and there is nothing impossible for Him. It’s time we cling more to God and depend on Him in these times. 

I encourage you all to look onto the lord! ✨

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7)

Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊

Happy Anniversay!

You can believe my surprise yesterday when I saw I had a notification from WordPress. I thought “gee it been a long while I wonder what it could be🤔”. It was a happy anniversary notification celebrating 7 years with WordPress.
I was beyond surprised 😱, 7 years when the Lord planted all this.
I started to reflect…what have I achieved in these years? why did I suddenly stop? and why have I been afraid to come back?

Fear is easy to form but hard to break. Fear of the unknown is what sometimes stops us from taking risks, starting something new or even being open to change. It came to my attention that fear has had me for a while now…

Have you ever stop doing something for so long and kept thinking I should get back to that, but began to fear that maybe you’re not as good as before or it won’t be the same as last time? because can relate. Fear and doubt complement each other, when fear creeps in we start to doubt our capabilities, the talents that God placed in us and we suppress them.

The funny thing is no matter how many times we hear this sometimes it takes certain moments in our lives for this to click, for us to realise what we are doing to ourselves. It’s very true what they say “our biggest enemy is ourselves”. I came to a realisation of this as the ‘verse of the day’ alert came on my phone with a verse which reminded me of how fear has managed to make me delay the things God has put in me to share.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man’s all.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

We shouldn’t be wasting time fearing men, fearing what the world is going to think of us🙅🏾‍♀️, who should be fearing God and doing what He has called us to do, as each individual.
I don’t know who needs to hear this but it’s time you too break out of your fear shell. It’s time to stop ignoring the calling inside you, you are worthy and you are capable. For it is God who has installed the gifts in you.✨

I know it’s not an easy ride but you don’t have to go through it alone if you feel like this join me on this journey of breaking lose of fear and rediscovering one’s self. If you need to contact me feel free.

Well, stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊

Staying In His Will

Okay, let me be real with you all. It’s HARD! It’s hard at times to know what the right thing to do in certain situations is. I was thinking about it these past weeks, like all the thoughts and plans that I have in my mind are they really the right things to do? Are they what God wants? Then I started worrying that maybe certain paths I’m heading are wrong, not in Gods will. Do you ever get that feeling of panic thinking that you might not be doing what God wants? I feel some of you nodding because it’s true! And you are not alone. The thing is it’s okay to feel like that sometimes, as He says “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” (Isaiah 55:8). So how can we possibly know what God’s will truly is?

As I was pondering on these questions, piece by piece God revealed to me certain things that give us the confidence in knowing that we are doing His will. Truth Time, I was totally putting off writing this post for a while now. It’s been shamefully near two months since my last post. But the Lord was urging me to write this post and I am glad to finally be posting it today. Because there might be one of you sitting there in this very position I was in. I pray that this touches your heart and blesses you as much as it has blessed me.

We Are His Sheep Who Hear His Voice
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)
When you know a person’s voice there is a sense of certainty in you when they speak, like yes this is them without a shadow of a doubt. The same thing applies to God when He speaks you have a sense of certainty that it is Him speaking. The only way to be able to hear the voice of God and to know the voice of God is by first receiving Salvation and then knowing His Word(The Bible). God’s voice will always go in line with what His word says about whatever situation you are facing. So whenever you feel uncertain just go back to The Word of God, pray about it and He will surely answer thee. Now you might be wondering, how do I find out what The Word says about it? Well, Google will now become your BEST FRIEND, trust me. It’s really simple, all you need to do is search what The Bible says about that certain situation on google. All that’s left is for you just take your bible look up the verses and read them, DONE!

He Is Not A God Of Confusion
“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.” (1 Corinthians 14:33).
If you are finding yourself doing something and being so confused, unclear and going about things blindly. I strongly suggest you take a step back. Ask yourself the question, is it really what God wants me to do? For when God speaks there is no confusion in what He has said. Therefore, if it is of the Lord your mind will be clear and free from confusion.

His Ways Are Great
The things that are in God plan will always come to pass, no matter the problems, hardships or obstacles. The things that are not of God will eventually fail and shutter because without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). What God has put together no man can take it apart. “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1:3). So do not worry when you start facing some troubles in a situation, it’s all parts of the process. God never promised flowers, rainbows and lollipops in the journey’s we take. However, He did promise that He will deliver us from all our troubles “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.”(Psalm 34:17)

God Is Faithful
God is faithful, He will show you His ways, He will be with you every step of the way. “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6). This is His promise to us that He will be with us and not forsake us. When it’s all according to His will and ways, even our enemies cannot stop us. There will be no need to fear anything because we are staying in His will. Stay blessed!