“Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control,[a] lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.“
1 Corinthians 9:25-27
How we live today matters.
How we choose to respond matters. Adversity will shape you and shift you.
Adversity will sift you.
Will you be patient? Or will you cave to pettiness?
Have you ever seen a child who had a toy in their hand and just ran and ran and ran and played with that toy in their hand? The toy was apart of everything they did. Do you know what you’re seeing when you see this because it is so much more than a child with a toy. You’re seeing a person in love. You’re seeing a kid who adores their toy. It is an object of their affection.
When my youngest child was two years old he always had
The Gladiator Mindset
Have you ever known someone who had an all or nothing mindset? I’d like to call it a Gladiator Mindset. Think about a gladiator of Ancient Rome. These men stepped into the arena knowing the only man leaving was the last man standing. He had to be all in. He must have laser focus. His eyes must be keen and aware of everything happening around him. Intent. His intent must be “victory is the only option”. Mindset is the fuel in his veins that bear the fruit and
“Be humble but EXCITED! God is arranging things in your favor. Diligently working behind the scenes. Be excited for all the good coming your way. “Feel” it…..” Gina Gonzalez
A woman who has become dear and close to my heart (who I met through my direct sales business) wrote the above quoted and I couldn’t think it more lovely.
Be extravagant with Hope. Inspire and Aspire.
You are going higher!
We are all on a journey together, but our paths vary. The view is different, the
You can handle this. . .
There is no one better for this than you.
That’s why God gave the opportunity to you.
Even in a struggle, you’ve been equipped with the strength to shoulder it.
You will know what to do.
You will feel your discernment speak. You will not sink. You will swim. You will rise and your life will thrive…and so will you.
Speaking to some strong, but weary hearts….
Just begin again, every day, doing better and better. You are a fighter. The prize of your life is worth the fight. Hold on,
As I am entering a season of life with much shifting and change I witness some extraordinary things God is doing to equip and prepare me. I do not fully know what is coming, but I see him surrounding me with very strong women who know who they are in Christ. I don’t fully know what’s around the bend, but I have glimpses and daily seek direction from my Heavenly Compass and Light.
How do you access the heart of God and His Holy Chambers? How do you know His will
“Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.”
1 Kings 18:43
In this passage we read how Elijah called forth in faith a Mighty rain storm. He prayed and prayed with his head down low until a small, non-intimidating cloud appeared. And as that cloud drew near, a Mighty storm unloaded water to a dry Kingdom.
Is your life experiencing lack or dryness? Are you thirsting for more? Your more can be any of a myriad of things. More groceries for your family. More gas in the car.
I remember when my daughter was maybe 10, maybe a little younger…I had to explain to her why exercise was important to do even when you didn’t feel like doing it. Because she saw me consistent with it she assumed I always wanted to do it. I told her I didn’t always feel like working out. She seemed surprised. Then I walked her through a talk about our family health history.
When you know your history, you know what needs to happen to change the future so history doesn’t repeat.
…From the Other Side of My iPhone
Let me take a moment to introduce myself. Whether you’ve been following me for days, weeks, years or have only just discovered this blog- I will begin as if we are only just beginning together.
Together sounds good doesn’t it?
Together sounds strong.
Together has a layer of supplemental strength that can’t go wrong.
There is infinite power in together.
My name is Nicole. I am not an anonymous blogger. I’m not using a pen name. This is me, who I am, laying it out there in vulnerability
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will hold your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
And a light for the Gentiles.”
What has your heart perplexed this day? What has caused your heart to rouse and be troubled?
Do you not know you are the absolute Apple of the Father’s Eye?
Do you know how His heart cries when you suffer inside?
Do you not know that His fondest thoughts include you?
He is with you.
Everything you say—
Everywhere you go—
Every ounce of you is