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LOVE, HATE AND FAKES?

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LOVE, HATE, AND FAKES?

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and to also love our enemies; probably because our enemies are the same people.  G. K. Chesterton

Friends are people who are on good terms with each other, such as a patron, or supporters that are attached to one another by feelings or personal regard, next door neighbors.  In other words, they genuinely like each other.  But some say our friends could be our worst enemies, and in some cases, that’s true, but I also found them to be the reason I learned my most valuable lessons; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

We can be on guard against our enemies, but it will take God to delivered us from a friend.  Charlotte Bronte

Just to stay on the safe side I believe we should be aware of any friend that turned into an enemy, they could have been hating on you from the beginning, and only God knows why.  Oh! By the way, the best way to keep your secrets from your enemies is to stop telling your business.

Enemies are people who feel hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent.  Perhaps The Devil himself.

A man who hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that stick closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24

FYI: If we want to know what the enemy look like, first check to see if he resembles you.  It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him into evil ways.  Buddha

I found it’s easy to find where a person stands as a friend, just have a bad day. 

Misfortune tests a friend and detects enemies, and I found most friends have the same enemy.  Well, good for them, but I’ll do my own assessments.  Sorry, I choose for myself and I can’t hate another because my friend does, but I will be cautious; I know friends come and go, and enemies accumulate.

Do not repay evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.  1st Peter 3:9

A Frenemy (fake) is a person or group that is friendly toward another because the relationship brings benefits, but harbors feelings or resentment including rivalry.  A fake is a person that makes themselves as attractive as possible, in any aspect, to trick or deceive.

Since the word frenemy is new, I also understand it to mean, a person disguised as a friend who is not interested in keeping your best interest at heart, but you wouldn’t know they despise you or know that they are saying and doing you wrong, behind your back. 

Our false friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instance we cross into the shade.  Christen Nestell Bovee

Okay, I have to admit, Frenemies give us one advantage: It gives good reasons to appreciate good friends.   🙂

I would suggest in order to protect ourselves from these predators, we invest in the people we know will feed us just as much goodness as we do them because The man of God is competent, equipped for every good work.  2nd Timothy 3:17  Are you?

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CHANGE DIRECTIONS?

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CHANGE DIRECTIONS?

Satan is very crafty, he will guide us to the wrong path without our knowledge, causing life to go in a direction, not of our choosing.  That’s why we need to adjust from time to time.

Having a goal will allow us to control the direction we want our life to go in order to pursue our dreams.  Look at it this way if you find it suitable.  We have choices.

The Pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.  William Arthur Ward

Some things stick with us all our lives and there are times when some of those things are not clear.  We wonder if it happened, did we read it somewhere, if so is it true, all the while wondering if we have been lying about something so long we don’t remember what really happened?

Often we get so wrapped up in our own misconceptions we miss the truth.  A sure sign we need to Change Directions.

Any type of change will require effort, courage, purpose and direction; it was not meant to be easy nor was it meant to be all bad.  Don’t despair when things don’t go your way, maybe you were meant to be deterred.   Lori Noebe

When I was a little girl I had a recurring dream; a snake was chasing me with a Big Red Kisser. (lips)  This snake chased me all through the house night after night between the ages of five and eight.  In my dream, I ran up and down the stairs barely escaping this snake so large it had a difficult time navigating space in our tiny home.

Although I ran passed windows that showed the light of day and children playing in the street, I did not think to escape by going outside. 

I will never forget the relief I felt when I finally ran out of the house, with the sun shining on my face I was without fear.  Nowadays I wonder what took me so long to do something different.

What matters is I did and I learned a lesson that influences my decision-making to this day.

It was a Go into the light Carolan moment when I took a different route to except the Serpent.  I even remember the end of the dream; which is rare.  I was standing outside with the rest of the kids, and while looking at the house, I was hoping the snake was trapped.  I worried if I went back in would he still be there?  I never dreamed that dream again… until years later when I was a grown woman.

I believe the dream was a lesson and an awareness that if I wanted something to change, I have to be the one willing to do something different to make that Change Happen.  It took a long time for me to realize I had to stop running in circles in the middle of a task.  Now if it doesn’t work on the second try, I Change Directions.

The moral of the story is when we step outside the box and abandon what we usually do, situations can make dramatic changes in our favor.  Maybe we were on the wrong path trying to go the right way?  We need to understand we can’t run away from our problems, but we can change the situation for the better if we make some adjustments.

As a young adult, there came a time when I was having problems I couldn’t resolve.

On one of those sleepless nights I dreamed about that serpent with the Big Red Kisser; it had been years.  I believe that dream I dreamed as a child was meant to help me as an adult if only to remind me, I had to change directions again, but this time by coming up with a new plan that included Jesus Christ.

We need God in our lives. 

The Spirit embedded in me as a child, gave me the knowledge and strength as an adult to stop hiding from whatever is chasing me, which included the knowledge that there is more than one way to skin a cat, Change Directions.  Sometimes we get addicted to the same ole same ole; look around, you may be going South when you should be headed North.

I believe we have been warned and each of us in their own way no matter how silly it is to our peers.  Am sure most have had their moments, I just don’t know if anyone is paying attention.  We all should know circles start and end in the same place, and just because the road is crooked doesn’t mean it won’t get us where we’re going.

Have Faith in God, sometimes we have to slow down even speed it up, change our ways or step back when necessary in order for Jesus Christ to clear the path, or build us a brand new road to take.

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IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE?

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IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE?

From personal experiences, I have come to realize when a door closes, 99.9% of the time It wasn’t meant to stay open.

Every vision will not see the light and every goal will not be fulfilled, often they serve only as rungs up the ladder to success.  For instance, take the caterpillar; What the caterpillar calls the end the world The Master call a butterfly.  Richard Bach.

Somethings happen for a reason and we never know what’s in store until God bring what is Meant To Be to the present.  I knew thee before I formed thee in the womb.  Jeremiah 1:5 KJV 

Everything has its time and place.  For those who read me on a regular basis know, I am a firm believer in what is for you is for you, and it will align itself perfectly with the Will of God for those who Believe. 

With God in control, there is no reason to be afraid to lose what wasn’t meant to be.  First of all, if it wasn’t meant to be, it was never yours to lose.

Most want to be loved and appreciated, and I know how hard it can be when a loved one walk away while your pride, suffer.  Maybe the object of your desire knew what was between the two of you wasn’t going to last.  Proving once again we are not always on the receiving end of what we want no matter how much we love or finagle (cheat, trick, and lie) our way to keep it.

Satan is constantly testing us, so we have to make common sense decisions that acknowledge What Is, opposed to what we want something to be.  This could be the crossroads for some, so stay diligent, the Devil uses our desires to destroy the truth as we know it.

Deep down in our heart where the Spirit Lives, we may know the truth but don’t want to admit not everyone’s intentions line up with our own.  Once we realize life is not only a personal journey that searches for love and happiness, it’s also A Crusade for Jesus Christ, then we can get our priories in order.

You can do nothing without me.  John 15:5

There have been plenty of times I have or had too squashed my desires and stepped out, although I was hurt, I still had confident in who I am.  Let’s make this clear, I don’t want anything or anybody that doesn’t want me.  And I try to never make decisions that take me outside of my beliefs for the sake of aligning myself with others because of fear, lust or the sake of just fitting in.

I Trust God, so in my opinion, if It’s Not Meant To Be, It Won’t Happen.  With Jesus Christ, I’ll do all I can to stand fearlessly through Faith.  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 KJV

It’s up to each of us to accept the Bible at its word, just be aware of the fact that there is no such thing as believing only the parts that suit us best.  That’s our choice, but it all boils down to It’s the Whole Bible or Nothing.

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”  John 20:20

I know it’s hard to break from what we know and think is best for us, but if we put anyone or anything before God, including our family, we can become Godless.  There shall be No Other Gods Before Me; The First Commandment, and there are heavy consequences when we don’t put God first, like finding ourselves under the Influence of Satan and whatever comes with it.

The lovelorn call their feelings a Crush, perhaps that’s the problem.  If what you are feeling was meant to be, fate would have made it happen, not us pushing for it.  If we obey God, and it is his will, he will give us the desires of our heart.  A crush is a force that destroys or deform, it squeezes the life out of…

It’s just my opinion but if a loved one can just walk away from you, perhaps they never intended to stay, and it is also of my opinion, if a loved one cheated, among other things, (abuse,etc.) they may have confirmed the relationship Wasn’t meant to be. 

When we let go, we become who God made us be, we don’t need a crutch to be all that and more.  We need to get back on track so when that awakening occurs we can accept rejection for what it is Rejection.   Some try too hard to make ourselves out to be perfect, even to the point we may conjure up fiction.

If your desires go that far to the left, It Wasn’t Meant To Be.  That phase is one of the Greatest truths every told and it is one of the Greatest excuses ever used.  You can believe, it is what it is if it is from God, but if it is from the Devil, you can believe it’s not what you think.

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Posted by on March 28, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

THEY SAY, YOU SAY, I SAY…?

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THEY SAY, YOU SAY, I SAY…?

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but I say ignorance is worse.

Some people say I talk too much, but they never say what I said was useless or untrue.  When I do shut up, that same subject can turn into an ongoing conversation and my words are overlooked as if I wasn’t even in the room.

I like to hear about the experiences of others, and when it’s my turn to know what I know, I would like to be heard also, especially when I know, someone does not know what they are talking about.  A pet peeve for me.

Some may prefer second-hand information, I guarantee you I am not one of them, give it to me straight out of the mouth of the one in the know. (A witness or it happen to them)

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.  Warren Bennis

Whoa, let’s stop right here, who is They anyway?   In my opinion, They are the ones with all the second-hand answers from Gossip and claim the news to be GospelThey are the followers but don’t tell them that.

Let’s make this clear, I feel as if we are constantly being criticized for reason’s unknown and judged by judges with no guidelines outside of what someone else has told themEven the worldly people; the ones who never left the block are offering up what they call knowledge, too bad it’s from unreliable sources.  Perhaps the news was heard on the streets, etc…

We change when we think we have the floor, (being seen) and if we don’t know what we’re talking about so be it as long as we believe we are the only ones that Know it All. (Everyone else is a fool)  If it sounds good and makes us feel and look good, we’re all in, even if we are completely ignorant of the subject line.

They say, he say, she says people, are all a part of life, coupled with those who believe the things pulled right out of nowhere.  Well no matter what they say, God said; I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abide in me, and I in him, the same bring forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.  James 15:5  (KJV)

And of course, there are those who say they will never change no matter what, even when God has spoken.  Okay, if you say so, but I say that’s your choice, and I would also say, Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God.  Matthew 4:7

We need to make the necessary steps towards leaving the They Sayer’s where we find them, while continually seeking godly ways.  We need to develop confidence and faith while removing ourselves from those who would try to change our heart with the foul information they received from someone else.  You know the drill, if this is not you, don’t claim it.

I say, don’t allow those devils and deviletts to fill your head with what others have to say instead of using your own ability to figure things out or get it from a reliable source.

Did anybody ever tell you we don’t need to hear from every Tom Dick and Harry that show up in our lives?  We learn more from rejection and failure than we do from acceptance and success.  So be advised, there is a difference between rejection and failure, so in order to gain success and achieve our purpose, the two need to be separated.

I say, Rejection is not approved of, which is a people problem, and I say, Failure is to be unsuccessful, which is a personal problem. 

In either situation, they say there are no short-cuts; I beg to differ.  If you know Jesus Christ and he knows you, and if it is in his will coupled with you being obedient him, it wouldn’t matter what They Say and Life couldn’t  be any sweeter.

Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (KJV) Psalms 37:4

Let Jesus Christ be your catapult to make the necessary step towards your goals coupled with His plans for your life, not what They Say.

A smart person know, we cannot command someone else heart, only our own.  So get yourself together so you can deliver what was spoken into your heart, not what They Say, then all you have to do is use your connection that comes from above.

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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

CORRECTION!

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Just so you know and to correct the verse in last week’s post, Old People, and Other Stuff!   🙂

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.   Psalm 116:5  (KJV)

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Posted by on March 21, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

OLD PEOPLE AND OTHER STUFF?

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OLD PEOPLE AND OTHER STUFF?

Old people, you’re my people now, and I don’t mind because I have lived long enough to Join The Club; Thank you, Jesus.

Young people, just so you know, Don’t tease old folks, they may have one hell of a bite left.  Plus I agree with Leroy “Satchel” Paige when he said, Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind it doesn’t matter.

The point is to never underestimate someone because of age, and if you’re smart you will take that advice and apply it to everyone.  Regardless of the age, It promotes growth.

As you probably already know the World is overrun with Old People, (I prefer Baby Boomers) and our opinions are broad, to say the least.  Millions of us went from a #2 pencil to the Cloud. 

This is a strong position to be in that calls for Humility.  Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.  Confucius

It has come to my attention, some seniors think their age makes them scholars; All-seeing and All-knowing.  If you are a senior and feel this way about yourself, I want to remind you like aging, learning never stops until we are dead.  With our knowledge, it’s okay to encourage others as long as we are humble, credible, and what we have to share, is of God.

I found aging to be an adventure; an adventure that allows time for us to explore how to truly live a God-Filled Live.  And now that I have experienced a variety of what life has to offer, age is my antidote and a cure for my anxieties; I no longer have as many spells of insecurities when things are not going my way.   🙂

The process of maturing is meant to be an eye-opener for us to become aware of ourselves.  Some of us started out drawing growth lines on our childhood hall walls or tagged as always asking too many questions; which is a good thing.

With the passing of time, some seniors now feel comfortable enough to confess to the fact that listening didn’t come as easy as some claimed.  It was trial and error; butt whippings, etc… With growth, we put on our listening ears and remembering eyes, causing the rivers of wisdom to flow, which really had nothing to do with us; It was all because of a ticking clock that ultimately led to Experience.

Some seniors with all their knowledge only want to be heard.  Quit wasting time playing god, how are you going to escalate your value in order to educate those who are willing to listen if we never shut up?

I heard a good swift kick in the assets still works for the old and young alike.  So some things never change; A hard head still makes for a soft behind.

For the other stuff,  I want you all to know, I am human too; even I can get on my nerves.  For some reason, it seems as if most of the god-fearing seniors, I know, can pray a dinner cold in and out of the Church.

Just so you know, if you pray an overly long prayer, my mind may wander, but You do You, (11/03/2016) it’s only my opinion, that’s why I do me by picking up the Bible to look for answers.  If any lack wisdom, you should ask God; James 1:5

One Sunday, after hearing what I thought was a never-ending prayer, I decided to look for any information that concerned long prayers.  Ellen G. White said;

Ministers should not pray so loud, and long, as to exhaust the strength. It is not necessary to wear out the throat and lungs in prayer. God’s ear is ever open to hear the heartfelt petitions of his humble servants, and he does not require them to wear out the organs of speech in addressing him. 

Well, I was happy to read someone else shared my opinion, but it was an opinion.  I found the Bible did not talk directly about the length of prayer, but it did give an answer concerning how to pray, that in my opinion was satisfying.  (common sense)  And to be fair, some would call my opinion reading between the lines; I like to think I understand, because of experience.   🙂

What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing praise with my mind also.   1st Corinthians 14:15   I feel better.

Seniors while we are venting like I just did, don’t forget we must fulfill our destiny, and in part, what we are looking for and what others may need, could be found in the power of our words, so be sure to use them in a manner that they will seek truth, love, and healing.

God always opens new doors, regardless of age, so before the last door is opened unto me, I welcome the Responsibility to inspire before I expire?

In my old age, I want to be trusted and have the ability to Go To God In Prayer for someone else and be Heard.

I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer and I will be absolutely certain to keep it.  I will keep it safe.

The author is unknown to me, but I want to be that person, the person God wanted me to be before My End.  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of his saints.  Psalms 116:15

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Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Something To Think About

 
 
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