Are you focusing on your gifts & strengths or your insecurities and weaknesses?

You choose where to put your focus, time, and energy.

You choose what and how others see you and what you are communication.  

Stretching out of my comfort zone because that’s where growth happens ... Here’s a snapshot of the black heart on my nose.  

What are you purposefully doing to focus and grow your giftings and strengths in your life? 

Testimonial: From Insecurities to Confidence

I totally adore getting Testimonial shares like this ... you know my passion and years of ongoing research to support homeostasis especially using the mental and emotional to support the physical. 😁

Thanks Alana D for sharing!

Having extremely overwhelming emotions can be hard, so it's really nice when I have tools that make coping easy.⁣

Before this photo was taken I could feel my insecurities and fears creeping up. I could feel the muscles in my chest tightening. I felt like I was fighting my emotions, and they were winning. ⁣

Five minutes after this photo (and a lot of deep breaths), I felt confident, brave, and I was reminded of my inner strength. That tight feeling went away, replaced with empowerment and hope. ⁣

The truth is, I have way more control over my emotions than I let myself believe I do. We all do. Sometimes we just need to figure out how to remind ourselves of that.⁣

Who Am I?

Who Am I?
As I am diffusing Magnify Your Purpose Essential oil  and wearing as a perfume my mind has started to ponder ... 

Who/What do you look to for your IDENTITY? 

Where does your identity really come from?  

There are days (that are now shortening to moments as I grow healthier mentally and emotionally) that my WHO I am and my created purposes WHY seems unclear or impossible.  That I am overwhelmed where the CAN’Ts, Woulda’s and Shoulda’s try to take over my thoughts and shut me down, immobilizing me.  It is then that I have got to refocus and look at who I am allowing to speak into my identity and shape and define it.  

Lauren Daigle’s song YOU SAY sings my heart cry in these times.  
It reminds me that ...
I choose who I look to for my identity.  
I choose the identity I walk in.  
That when I choose to walk in my created purpose ...
 I AM more than enough.  
 I AM able to do all things.  

Do you know your identity? 
Your life purpose or calling? 
Do you know who speaks into your life? 
Do you know who depletes you? 

It is not our place to leave the “suckers” or weeds in our garden of life.  We need to be tending our life, removing the weeds and suckers, fertilizing and planting with others that feed and nurture in a two-way fashion.  

Here’s Lauren’s lyrics video as well as the song lyrics printed out below.  

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe
The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity, (ooh oh)
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh, I believe
Taking all I have and now I'm laying it at Your feet
You have every failure God, and You'll have every victory, (ooh oh)
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe
Oh I believe (I), yes I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh I believe (oh)
Songwriters: Paul Mabury / Lauren Ashley Daigle / Jason Ingram
You Say lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I know and Trust Who my identity comes from ... but I still have to choose to walk in it and surround myself with supportive people and things and remove the things that deplete or weigh me down.  Not easy ... but a necessity to live life fully as you are created to.  Which is why I am passionate about helping others break free from the bondages of their pasts.  Why I have spent so many years researching, training and getting certified to be the best whole life practitioner I can be.  

What’s your song that helps you shift when you lose sight of who you are and your goals or get blasted by naysayers that, out of the goodness of their hearts, tear you to pieces intentionally or unintentionally?  

Please share in the comments below.  We adore sharing things that empower. 

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He says He wants you ... then He does.

He says He wants you ... then He does.

Welcome to today’s Bible Essence post. 

It’s a new year and my heart is focused on knowing what my focus and purpose is.  

Last Sunday in Brother Keith Moore’s sermon he shared that Money can be spent and replaced but Time can only be spent and never replaced.  So make sure you are spending your time to it’s utmost.   

We interrupt this message to bring you the following Ponder Point:  Talk about a whole other subject ... when you tithe your time, do you tithe the 1st 10th of your year (1.2 months), your month (3 days), your day (2.4 hours), your hour (6 minutes)?   

Thank you for joining me on my brief ponder point ramble.  Okay, so back to today’s post.  

Last week in my daily Word time, I started the Truth or Tradition Series.  My previous post has last week’s link and my insights from this time through the teaching. (We know we gain new insight every time we go to the Word and are open to receive what He has in it for us today, where we are now, for such a time as this.)

Here’s the link to today’s session:  

Here’s some of my notes and insights:  

Read Mark 7:1-23 and same account in Matthew 15:1-20

Fault finding does NOT make you spiritual.  

They found fault with Jesus who did no wrong and committed no sin so I should not be surprised or hurt when others find fault with me.  No time for pity parties.  Hold my head high and know that I am walking in His leading and do as He leads me and instills in my heart.  

Examine everything you believe and find the scripture to support that it is Truth.  When I say, “I Believe ...” stop and look for the scripture that supports that belief.  Keep what I find in scripture and eliminate or lay down everything else, so I can focus on what He says.  

When someone questions you or finds fault and says, “Why don’t you do like we do?”  Our response and heart posture should be, “Where is it in the scripture?”  Search the Word and find it so your heart can be confident and without condemnation.  

Verse 15 says, nothing that comes from outside of me can defile me or make me unclean.  That means nothing we eat, drink, smoke ... nothing. As verse 19 states that it doesn’t go into our heart but into our stomach, and it passes into the latrine.

Verse 21 states its what comes from my heart that makes unclean.  From the heart comes the wicked thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, arrogance, foolishness.  

There is not a single person in hell for smoking, drinking, robbing, stealing, killing, adultery, etc. The only people in hell are there for rejecting and refusing to repent and receive the horrendously high price Jesus paid for our sins on the cross.

Adored Brother Keith’s response to the man who kept saying, “I don’t like you.” He stopped and said, “You just don’t know me or you’d like me too.”   We are a reflection of God in our daily life. It’s our heart posture that determines how clear and precise we shine His loving spirit.

We reap what we sow.  So give them a chance and don’t judge by their outward appearance.  We only see in part and don’t know where they are or what’s happening in their life.

I Samuel 16:7
John 7:24
James 4

The Lord judges not by what we/others do (the act) but by our heart intent behind the act.

We all have experienced truth in love verses truth in condemnation.  Love gets positive results every time.  

What is Sin?

Sin IS very serious.  So serious that Jesus paid a terrible price.  It’s that bad.  

There’s no degree or grade of sin.  Sin is sin.  It is not the same for everyone. It’s based on our heart posture and the light that we are in.  

Sin is:

1 John 3:4 ... violating the Law or Torah.

James 4:17 ... is knowing the right thing to do and NOT doing it.

Romans 14:22 ... anything done not based on faith/trust.  Doing something with doubt in the heart is sin.  

We all make mistakes and have to repent.  However none of us have to sin.  We have a choice.  Jesus walked on earth as fleshly man. When we miss something, we sinned because we could have done better or chosen the right thing.  Repent when your awareness and heart are convicted.  Don’t do anything without a sense of God’s approval/will in your inner Being or heart.  If you are NOT in faith and confident you have God’s approval, then it’s a sin to go ahead and do it without God’s peace of approval.  Stop and search the Word for His direction.  It’s in there.  He wrote the Word for us today.  It is Truth, a Living Word, the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  

As parents, it’s our job to NOT make our children dependent on us but to ween them from “Me” onto “Holy Spirit” as soon as possible in their young lives.  

Great leaders Lead, Feed, Watch out for, Protect and are Strong in Truth.  Because one day, we will stand at the throne and answer to Him for our actions, not our children’s.  

Speak Truth only in Love.  Grow up with Him in all ways.  Help them to hear from God, Be strong, Be confident, know God’s Truth.

Train them in their youth allowing them to make choices and experience their consequences, good or bad.  

Train others to know Him.  Know His voice.  Hear His voice. Pray directly conversing with Him.  Know His Heart.  

In no way, shape or form can we truly judge others as we do not know how much Light they have.  They may be walking in all the Light they know.   From the Father’s eyes, they may be walking on a higher level of their Light knowledge than you are at your level of Light knowledge.  He sees and knows All and knows the heart posture.  

If someone believes something is a sin when scripturally it is not, it is wrong for you to encourage them to do it until they come to the level of understanding in their heart, as condemnation of the heart is sin. They have to walk in their level of Light / faith and knowledge.  Love them and feed them the Word as they are open and able to receive.  

When wanting God to talk to you and tell you what to do:
1- study The Word and know what it says to do, then God will add anything else as you will know His will and be aligned with Him.
2- when you have a prompting in your heart, do NOT go against it.  Your inner spirit (Holy Spirit leading) hears and knows.  The more you ignore the promptings of your heart, the more calloused and hard you become; thus not hearing and missing out.  

Don’t ask others whether you should do what’s on your heart or not.  The heart is between you and God.  If it’s on your heart, Do it. Keep your heart clear and God will be pleased with you.

God asks us to DO what we KNOW and WALK in the LIGHT that we have.  Nothing more and nothing less.  

God is not through with me yet.  He has other things for us to do.  He is revealing them to our hearts.  We need to HEAR Him and be ready to DO.

No “yah-buts  I did ...” or “I can’t ...”
All God needs is your heart to be willing, say Yes and DO ... He does the rest once we take the step.  

It’s not difficult.  It’s not to late.

Tell God you are ready and willing and mean it.  He knows your heart and your past better than you do.  If He says He wants you ... He DOES!!!

Thanks for joining me today on my Bible Essence journey.  You’re welcome to join me on the journey or in any of our classes or groups.  Caring is Sharing! 

We are Standing The Gap from where you ARE, to where you CAN and WANT to Be! 

Be blessed! 

PS:  Ponder Point Follow Up - So what’s your time tithe  look like?  We’d love to hear your creative or not so creative ideas and ways.  

Winter Blues just met its superior match!

Winter Blues just met its superior match!
This is my life and I’m gratefully Blessed with the best tools in my Life Toolbox!  It’s MONDAY 😮😧🙄

WINTER  BLUES  Diffuser Blend ...

Let me count the ways your essence blesses and supports me today:

🎯Anxiety becomes CONFIDENCE
🎯Disappointment becomes FREEDOM
🎯Grief becomes HAPPY
🎯Incongruency becomes REAL
🎯Judgment becomes DISCERNMENT
🎯Miserable becomes JOY
🎯Depletion becomes REJUVENATED
🎯Conflict becomes HARMONY
🎯Stress becomes FUN

And what started as a mundane Monday has now impacted my olfactory system and limbic region of my brain and it is now a glorious Marvelous Monday!  

🎯Mundane Monday becomes MARVELOUS MONDAY!  

It’s a total WIN!!!

Oh the joys of learning about supporting health from all dimensions - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  Just a few drops of oil, a click of the diffuser and the positive affirmations flow greater with every breath I take.  

What are you filling your environment and body with?  

The Associates want to know ...
What’s in your diffuser?
#Monday #WinterBlues #Joy #StressAway #LifeToolBox #BreathingLife #LivingTheBlessedLife #StandingTheGap #BeHealthyHisWay

#Monday #WinterBlues #Joy #StressAway #LifeToolBox #BreathingLife #LivingTheBlessedLife #StandingTheGap #BeHealthyHisWay