#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on What Gets Your Attention?

I want to help you determine what gets your attention. Before you took interest in reading this blog identify what got your attention was it the title? What was it? Have you stopped to think about what is it you need to turn your focus on? I myself could probably turn my focus from what others think about me and focus on what TMH “God” thinks about me the Bible says, ”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11 remember he said “For I Know” and not “They Know”

Are you able to identify your distractions how quick are you to refocus? Blocking out your surroundings such as noise, a ringing cell phone, or even someone yelling outside your window. When we stop and give these things attention not only have we lost our focus, but we may seem to have a concentration problem finding ourselves dealing with more than one thing at a time. How likely is it for you to multi-task your focus? can you fold the laundry, flick through the news, and talk on the phone.

What do you want to focus on this year that will grow? Over the past few weeks did you make any changes in any areas of your life. Have any of these changes required your full attention without any distractions. I want this to help you with sustainable change and improve your focus. For example. Are you trying to read this during the noisy part of your day or have you decided to focus on a more peaceful surrounding area?

Here are a couple of questions you can ask yourself to help understand where your focus has been going.

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being absolutely no stress, and 10 is chronic stress. What is the current stress level in your life and why?
  2. Based on your experience how much does stress affect your ability to focus?

Who is it? Is it the sexy man who sits next to you or is your crush at the gym able to distract you? How many can agree that our time is important to us? Without a doubt clarifying what matters the most and calculating our time and dividing it where it goes or has gone. Have you stop to think your main focus gets most of your time. Ask yourself what are you focused on?

I encourage everyone to remain focus and do not become disappointed dreamers. I want you to discover your superiority of God’s plan. Prayer Prayer Pray “Hear my prayer O Lord give ear to my supplications in thy faithfulness answer me and in thy righteousness” Psalm 143:1 The only way to disappoint yourself is by losing focus of the character you are building “Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” Proverbs 15:22

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What Proverbs 31 Teaches Us About Business

 A wife of noble character and what she brings to the table

Every 1st Thursday of each month I get together with 3 lovely entreprenuer’s on Blab. Blab is a live broadcast that lets you have your own show and yes we have our own show for our Faith + Business sessions. There are many ways to use Blab such as Aftershows, Interviews, Recording Podcast, Coaching and Teaching, Discussions, and more.

Favorite verses from Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31:15 ” She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants” Photographer and Designer, Dañetta Evans

Proverbs 31:24 “She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes” Blogger, Ranisha Grice

Proverbs 31:25 ” She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” Communication Consultant, Tam Sparx

How do you relate to Proverbs 31?

“Strong independent Christian women who has everything going on and knows how to manage all life purposes from church, home, family, business, and more. A Proverbs 31 women encourage you to pursue your passions and have great balance” Tam Sparx

“The scriptures should be a blue print so when things get out of order you can always pull yourself back in to what you should be doing. Good customer service is what builds a brand and keep customers coming back” Dañetta Evans

“Ladies whatever you do for business make sure its profitable and you can sell to merchants and make your own money” Ranisha Grice

I challenge you Women of Proverbs to be an example someone is watching you. “Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise” Proverbs 31:31

By Grace Through Faith

Amazing Grace For A Woman’s Heart
Devotions For Women

CTA Christian Tools of Affirmation
His Message. Your Mission.

“By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” Ephesians 2:8-9

PhotoGrid_1457628667544This book has made a difference in my life, my walk, my mind, body, and soul, but most importantly my relationship with the father and the son. I appreciate the encouragement of the many devotionals being told I relate in many ways such as the Amazing Grace, Being Saved, Grace and Peace, No Condemnation, No Boasting, Seeing Jesus, and more.

I encourage all you strong beautiful women of God to be strong in the Lord. I want you to know whatever your testimony may be just know you are never alone.

Ask yourself. Is your heart Christ’s home?

I pray all of you reading this will come in peace and be blessed in your goings. I pray my father in heaven add a special covering over your life and circumstances with Christ you are healed. Forever and ever amen.

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The vibes you bring to Digital Platforms

Hello to my online followers, viewers, audience, and today’s readers I welcome you to this post it will be interesting. I’m being myself the official authentic me. Glad you could make it.

Before I start I have a question. How often do you advance with this new technology? I asked because I want to know the ways you interact with your followers. How do you communicate, relate, and love?

I’m not even going to act like I didn’t want every iPhone that came out. Once I got some sense I thought about the connections I was making and it had me thinking hmmm. lightbulb! is it about my smartphone or is it about the relationship. I can have the same relationship with someone whether I’m using an iPad or a flip phone. Yes or Nah?  I make this point because I wanted you to see the value in communication. Who cares what we use when we communicate what matter is our intention for communication.“The mouth speaks what the heart is full of”

Before I post any tweets or Facebook status I ask myself. What do my words reveal about my heart? I never want to come off as jealous or hating. Without realizing I myself and others keep things going in circulation via social media and what they call (memes) not knowing the reason, because when you don’t make a point and don’t have a message what you share represent you. Remember it’s your way of communication I ask are your facts truth? How important was that post to you? Did you reach out and help somebody or did you hurt them? maybe you are just a jokester being funny.

Nowadays we use our platforms for the spotlight instead of its first purpose which was a conversation and staying connected. Oh, what are you too good to hold a conversation? You don’t know me. Well Duh! Be real with yourself are you using your digital space to stay connected with those who don’t communicate with you face-to-face in person.

A call to action. The answer can be to yourself or to the ones that are closely connected to you. What do you believe it takes to maintain a positive digital space, and have a valid communication line? Is having a smartphone and a social media account the way to you? I don’t expect you to be that selfish, and yes I’m talking about with your communication.

The next time someone reaches out to you via social media think about your vibes and how you want to rub off on them.

When You Are Convinced That You Belong

Joseph Interprets A Dream

Believe in your Dreams and be clear on what they are. Don’t let nobody tell you what you can’t do. For instance, Isaiah knew what His Dreams were to the point He would visualize every part of them from the time He was five years old living in CA Dreaming of playing in the NBA. Walk in the shoes of your Dreams play out the details clearly and let your vision drive you where you want to be.

Genesis 40:4 “The captain of the guard assigned two men to Joseph, and he attended them”

Have you ever stopped to think God assigned someone to you? You’ll know when someone is assigned to you God will make you aware of that and if not pray for discernment, because there are some people who are ATTACHED to you while others are actually ASSIGNED to you. Know the difference!

8 “We both had Dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your Dreams.” Joseph told them their Dreams and the representation as He predicted and instructed the men to mention Him to Pharaoh.

The men forgot all about Joseph and never mentioned Him to Pharaoh. Some of us can relate to this situation in a way we help out others and put them on to bigger and better things, and as soon as they get on top they forget all about you. Does anyone have the answer to that? Like hello did you not help them with their Dreams.

Lesson: When you’re powerless over a situation, commit to God and live a life that is faithful to His plan.

“You can’t make your Dreams a reality until you learn to believe in yourself until you find that moment when you are convinced that you belong” Isaiah Austin, Pro basketball player Isaiah Austin Foundation 

 

I Stayed Positive And Kept Hanging On To My Vision

Joseph Challenge To Dream Again 

God want his children to prosper and everything we touch shall prosper. Speak prosperity over your life.

Genesis 39:2 The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of Po-ti-phar. 3 When Potiphar saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did.

Ask yourself is the Lord with you? Are you succeeding in everything that you do?

Genesis 39:6 “So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate” Joseph needs to stay healthy and in good shape.

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, who else do we know that’s well built and handsome? Of course Isaiah Austin. The ladies will lust after a good looking man and demand overnight stay. It takes serious discipline to brush a lot off your shoulders, and stay focused on your Dreams. We all know the humiliation some women bring when they are turned down and rejected. Guard your reputation and stay away from lies and slander.

No matter your circumstances you are still blessed by the Lord. God made you a success. Following Joseph’s example and being faithful to God is more than enough. It’s a tough battle to fight against temptation you have the power and don’t let no one take that from you. Do not be discouraged and let nothing stop you finish your race. You have a purpose don’t think you’re suffering there’s a great reward waiting for you. Future success.

“It’s my vision the way I see, I am also talking about something much bigger. I strive to have a life vision. It’s all about how well you can visualize your Dreams. A big part of my story is about Dreams and what it takes to make them come true. I stayed positive and kept hanging on to my vision” Isaiah Austin, Pro basketball player Isaiah Austin Foundation 

Rebekah’s Life and Legacy

Rebekah Hard-working and generous, her faith was so great that she left her home forever to marry a man she had never seen or met. Yet she played favorites with her sons and failed to trust God fully for the promises he had made.

Rebekah is a very beautiful woman from head to toe at this time who was also a virgin no man has ever slept with her. Rebekah who is loving and kind went to move with a man she didn’t know. As for myself and I’m sure other women who may feel the same way will not allow a strange man we don’t know a room in our home then offer to meet our relatives like we knew them for years, even though times has changed and people are putting more and more trust into “strangers” Where I do see fit for the man who prayed to the Lord for a woman like herself. How can you thank the Lord for answering your prayer in the middle of praying what are the odds this will happen.

Genesis 24:12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.” 15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.”

How do you think your family would respond? After being involved and meeting with the person of your dreams. I suggest test out some questions to see what you get.

Genesis 24:67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Sometimes I think about God calling me to move far away from home and away from my immediate family in fact I think about it so much I think he called me when he didn’t. I keep an ear out so I can always hear when God say, Ranisha its time go move with your husband. I definitely want to obey his word and sacrifice to please God.

How can I describe what Isaac and Rebekah’s marriage was like? Parenting crossed my mind when I think of what skills I’ll have vs my husband’s. Genesis 25:28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

I want my children to know the value of a dollar and the hard work “their” parents had to put in for the food on their table. I don’t want them to think because their parents have the money they can have all the electronics, Jordan’s, and jeans they want, but have failing grades.

What I learned about Rebekah was her favoritism to Jacob and she went along with the tricks and schemes to help him gain a blessing. When I read the full chapter of Genesis 27 I have gain understanding of Genesis 27:46 Rebekah spoke to Isaac, “I’m sick to death of these Hittite women. If Jacob also marries a native Hittite woman, why live?” I am also inspired by her faith to marry a man she didn’t know. How many of us can say God I trust you this is it?

If you know the story feel free to comment below or link me on Twitter to elaborate on Genesis 27:46 and tell me from you’re understanding?

 

WALK HIS WAY

Never lose your way

Have you heard about the good news the good news from the Messiah ‘Walk a Path” only He can guide you. The journey that you are on may be fun or maybe not so fun whatever you do make sure you do it with joy. Our savior came to forgive you for all your sins don’t walk a road of guilt and shame walk a road of victory.

Whether you’re planning to go to the Sea of Galilee in Israel or just Jerusalem always know your map have “Never Ending Spiritual Wisdom” you can always remember this when you think of North, East, South, and West. What path are you going to take to find your way to Heaven? Follow the Holy Messiah Jesus He is the way and be guided by God your destination will be assured. Stay on God’s path.

Isaiah 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Proverb 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

The adventure begins here some of you may be starting at Blessed Beach, Serenity Shores, Woods of Worship, The Tree Of Life, or Virtue Valley whatever you do don’t get stuck in The Desert Of Doubt.

Refer back to these scriptures in case you get lost

Proverbs 4:11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

Proverbs 27:11 Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

Psalms 25:4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 5. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4. You know the way to the place where I am going.”