"A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master." — Eat, Pray, Love
This post is dedicated to my soul mates. The ones I don’t need to explain or justify myself to because they just know. The ones who aren’t afraid to kick my ass from time to time, tell me how foolishly I’m acting, then crack a joke so funny that I cry. I’d much rather surround myself with these few individuals and have intellectual conversations and debates that stimulate the senses.
Some people are lucky to have fallen in love; others are luckier to have found their soul mate. I’m blessed to have found more than one. At a time in my life where I need unwavering support and unconditional love, these are the people who continue to hold me down.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
“Because no one ever achieved anything great for the Lord that didn’t first have to overcome unbelievable opposition; in fact, great opposition usually means great opportunity! (See I Corinthians 16:9)”—
“I was called, gifted, equipped and am expected to be a HERALD of the GOSPEL!!! Once again, if I am not focused on proclaiming the Gospel to a world that does not know Christ…then I am NOT fulfilling HIS primary calling on my life!”—
When God speaks clearly to you then you have a choice…
You can make plans…OR make excuses!
People who make excuses DO NOT change or impact the world around then.
They get STUCK because they keep obsessing over what God may want next for their lives when they refuse to deal with what He is speaking to RIGHT NOW! (Please see Ezekiel 14:1-6…when God deals with an issue He will CONTINUALLY deal with THAT issue for as long as it takes to be confessed and repented of. AND…God is relentless!!!)
“Every now and then I do a quick audit of my life to check my priorities. I ask myself: Am I working to please people, myself, or God? It can only be one. If my life is out of balance, it is usually because I gave one area more priority than I should have.”—
“Don’t be selfish. Don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself … Your attitude should be the same that was shown us by Jesus Christ, who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his right as God”—
If you ask God to use you, he will: I invite God into my life daily, to use me for the advancement of the Kingdom..sometimes I find myself in shock that he uses me in such mighty ways. It both makes me feel honored & humbled.
I Inspire: Lil Ole Me, is inspiring people..who would have ever thunk that?….ME…I desire to Inspire..hence the name of the Blog..LOL. It makes me feel so appreciated to know that my Life is inspiring somebody. This makes me work harder…
Strong Foundations, wont crack: As I am in a rebuilding phase with one of my friends, I am reminded that Strong Foundations dont crack. It may have been awhile since we have been in a good place in our friendship, but I was shown that all the things that we have built in the past- IS STILL STANDING. All we have to do now is Keep Pushing Forward.
I LOVE being a good friend:of course this is not the thought that went through my head as my phone rung at 3am w/ a friend on the line saying “They needed to talk”..LOL..BUT, I instantly went into Superfriend mode as I frequently do. I strive to be a good friend to those I call friends, because I expect the same things in return. Helping others are therapeutic for me.