Love.Live.Life

Hey loves!  I wanted to post a quick short blog today about something that has been pressing on my Spirit for the past couple of days!! It’s so important that in the mist of what life brings us, we need to take a deep breath and LIVE and LAUGH!!  Each day on this Earth is a gift!! Lets embrace this gift and be grateful.

To be honest, I find myself stressed out or worried about certain things. I wonder if the path that I’m on is the path that God has for me. I wonder about this and I wonder about that…..Listen…life is but a vapor!! We must enjoy this short life while we are here and take advantage of spending time with love ones and pursuing our passion. What are you passionate about?

Do you wish to start your own non-profit? Do love to sing or write? Do you enjoy playing basketball or soccer?  Whatever it is, go for it.!! If you dont exactly know what you are passionate about or what your purpose is, pray about. Ask God to reveal to you things that you don’t even know about yourself! Ask Him to shed light on your heart and what it yearns to do. Your passion could simply be to encourage people or giving! God may have blessed you with the gift of giving and you are extremely hospitable an you give sacrificially and not always out of your surplus!

Obviously, even while we are having fun, we must keep God in our focus. When we focus on Him, everything  else (in His will) will be added unto us. With that being said, take a load off! Read a book, go to the movies, take yourself out to dinner, go to the park, write a book!, join that ministry in church that God has been pressing on your spirit to join and take a walk and breathe in the fresh air!!

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 (KJV)

Jesus is love,

Chelsea

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Should I Go?

Hello everyone!! Can you believe that it is Spring?! That’s beyond crazy to me! Time is flying and it will be Summer before you know it. Summer is my favorite time of year 🙂 It’s been on my Spirit to write a blog concerning direction.  I feel as if  sometimes we are constantly wondering what is the next step and if the last step we took was in God’s Will…Lets chat.

Life is funny. We are wrecking our brains about this and about that. When will I get married? When will I have children? Lord, when will I find the one? Is the person I’m currently with the One? Or do I need to move on? Should I propose? Should I move to find another job and Lord when will you bless me with another job? And so on and so forth….How do we find balance in knowing that God has a plan for our lives and wondering if we are actually walking in it?  How do we truly know?

The only way to know that we are walking in His purpose for our lives is to listen to the Holy Spirit and meditate on His Word daily.  We must trust that even though we may not understand what God is doing, He still has a plan. Even when we don’t feel like He is working in our lives, He is.

So when we ask ourselves these heavy questions that start with Should I? Or Could I? We need to pause and see how God really feels about what we are doing. That “Gut” feeling that telling you to do right is always God. He would never lead you down a path of destruction….Listen to His voice.

For those of you wondering about anything? A new car, a new job or opportunity, make sure that you are doing your part. Faith without works is dead. You can’t say you are ready for your husband, but you keep a random person that you know you have no intentions of marrying in your bed.  You can’t say want another job, but you won’t update your cover letter and resume.  I’m a firm believer in “doing your part.”  We must stay focused and continue to do what we can in our flesh and God will do supernaturally what we can’t. Amen? Amen!

“There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.” Proverbs 20:15 (KJV)

 

Jesus is Love,

Chelsea

 

 

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When can I walk in my Purpose?!

Heyyyyyy guys!! Long time no chat!  I instantly felt compelled to write a blog!!  This blog will be about Purpose.  What do you do when you know your purpose but God has not allowed you to fully walk into your purpose yet?  Lets chat!

I’m currently going through a season where I know what God has called me to do and I would love to it full time!!  I would love to be able to do what God has blessed me to do. I would love for my passion to be my paycheck. But the reality is…that’s not my reality. Of course I can do what I love to do but I’m not able to do it full time right now. I’m sure that there may be some singers, songwriters, preachers, teachers, authors, actors and actresses who would love to live out their passion/calling fulling time. I mean, who wouldn’t want to do what they love to do and get paid for it?!

It can be even more challenging when your 9-5 is just not cutting it! You feel as if you are wasting your time! You say, to yourself “All I want to do is what I want to do.” You say, I know this job isn’t for me! I just need an opportunity to walk into my purpose. It can be frustrating to do something everyday that isn’t fulfilling and it sucks the energy out of you because it’s not what you feel that you should be doing.

I want to encourage you and myself that God moves when He decides to move! He knows the talent and calling that he placed inside of your heart. He knows how you long to do what you were called to do. Now….with this being said, God also knows our motives. He knows why we really want to do what we do. Do we give to be seen? Or do we give because we truly just want to be a blessing? Do we sing for applause? Or are we singing the Gospel in hopes that someone will see Jesus in us and be saved! That’s what it’s all about! Kingdom Building! Lets make sure out motives are always pure.

Sometimes we can be so caught up in the talent God has blessed us with that we forget to use his Gift that He blessed us with for His Glory! It should never stop being about Him. We should always bless His Holy name in whatever we do. We need to always do a “heart check” on ourselves.

Just know that when God gets ready to use you? No Devil in Hell can stop you! We must be patient and be willing to do whatever God wishes for us to do! He is so able and faithful.  God’s timing is everything.  We must always remember that it’s all about His timing an not ours; be encouraged.

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT)

Jesus is Love,

Chelsea

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There is power in rest…

Good evening!

My prayer is that this post reaches you and that it speaks to your heart.  Today’s topic is REST!!

I don’t know about you, but my weeks can be very challenging, busy and mentally draining. Sometimes, my weekends are just as draining!  It’s easy to feel that as women, especially women who are actively involved in ministry that we can’t say no.  We run ourselves to the ground doing everything for everyone else without recharging ourselves.  We work overtime, we are superwoman at home and we go to church 2-3 times a week.  Chileeee…we do it ALL!!

Can I be honest? Some of this things that are stopping us from getting our rest (mentally) are people that are draining the life out of us.  People can still be playing active roles in our lives that we should have let go of a long time ago.  Maybe it’s that “best” friend that we know does not have our best interest at heart. Maybe it’s the “boyfriend” that fills our heart with uncertainty with no stability.  Unhealthy relationships can wear you out mentally and having you physically tired all the time.

Listen. We all have that “gut feeling” that tells us when we need to sit down somewhere, take vacation time, a nap or leave that young man alone. Yes ladies, I’m speaking to us. And let me clarify, that “gut feeling” is the Holy Spirit.  God knows what is best for us and who is best for us. He sees us and cares about us more than we could ever know or process. In this holiday season-rest, relax, reflect and PRAY!! Find hobbies that you enjoy, give as the Lords leads you and continue to have faith.

Once we sit down, and take out time for ourselves, we will be healthier and will be motivated to serve and do as the Holy Spirit guides us. God has told some of us to do something and we cant even act on it because we are so worn out and stressed! We must take care of ourselves first and untimately rest in Him. May God bless you and continue to keep you 🙂

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” KJV Romans 8:37

Jesus is Love,

Chelsea

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Singleness and Depression…

Hi everyone!!

I pray that everyone has had an awesome 4th of July!!  I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog!! My last blog stated that I would be doing another series on singleness.  This second series that I’m doing on this topic will be a mini series; the first topic will be singleness and Depression.  Let’s dive right in shall we?

Now, please understand that I’m not saying that being single is a death sentence or that it’s automatically associated with depression.  But I am saying that in the process of waiting for your Adam, you can get discouraged.  You can feel like everyone is getting married but you.  You may feel that everyone is having children but you…right?  Or you may feel that the guy you are dating may be the one but you feel that he is taking too long to propose. This will be discussed in another post 🙂

Whatever the case may be, these feelings can have you feeling down or that God does not have someone just for you.  Let me tell you, He does!!  You may feel that you’re off track or that “I should be been married by now.  Or I should’ve had children by now.  I should’ve found the one by now.”  Trust me, I know the feeling.

We must always rest in the fact God has someone for us! We can never be mad when something does not work out with and ex! Only GOD knows what kind of bullet we were dodging!!!!!  Trust that God has a reason for everything that he does even if we don’t understand.  Also, look at it this way.  Can’t no devil in Hell steal what God has for you.  If that was your husband then he would’ve been your husband.

Oh yeah, let’s also keep in mind that God will NEVER send you someone else’s husband or boyfriend!!  I understand that sometimes we as believers may go through seasons of loneliness and this feeling evokes different actions from different people but we must know that what God has for us is for us and that he wouldn’t send some one that’s taken, right? Right.

While waiting for our Adam, we must keep our minds on Christ.  Keep busy. Go to church.  Hang out with friends. Pray.  Go to Bible study.  Our main focus in life should not be to get our Adam but to ultimately gain a stronger relationship with Christ!!  God wants to prepare of for our Adam.  In order to do that, we need to focus on Christ so that He can mold/change of as He sees fit.  He longs for our time and attention.  When you least expect it and when you’re not even looking, He will send you your Adam 🙂

During this season, don’t get down or depressed because you feel that time is passing you by. Things will happen in the right season!!

 

Jesus is Love,

Chelsea

 

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Dont’t Skip The Process……Please.

Hi guys!! Long time, no chat!!  My prayer is that everyone has been doing well and fulfilling their purpose :). This title hit me like a ton of bricks today and I felt that it was important for me to share what’s on my heart…  Also! I am thinking about doing another series on singleness, but more in depth.  Be on the look out for that!!  The first topic of the sigleness series will be “Singleness and Depression.”  Yep.  Depression is real.  But for now, let’s talk about the “process.”…

So…if you are anything like me, when you go through something, you just want it to me over.  I like to be in “control” and know what’s going “on.”  I’m a yes or no type of gal.  If there is a problem, I want to fix it.  I hate grey areas and things that don’t logically make sense.  I want to know if it’s yes or no and no maybe!  I don’t like playing the fence! Either I’m in or out! With that being said….what happened when you find yourself in a situation where it’s not yes or no and you have no idea how it is going to play out?

What happens when your mom or close family member is diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer and you can’t “fix” it?  What happens when your husband of 15 years suddenly says, “I can’t do this anymore,” and there is nothing you can do to make him stay??  What happens when the you’re dating someone that you knew was who God had for you but he leaves…..what happens? How do you cope? What do you do when the ball is not in your court and you can’t make the decision?

I find that so many times, I try to fix what I can’t.  The emotional anxiety that comes along with that can sometimes be too much to bear.  I find myself overthinking and longing for an answer.  I guess the human side of me just wants to fix it…

We must realize that some tests and trials we go through…we have to go through…  We can’t bypass or numb hurt with keeping ourselves “busy.”  There is nothing wrong with having an agenda but just understand, we can’t outrun or outthink our thoughts or what our hearts really feel.  At some point we must lay down at night and think about our thoughts, hurt, saddness, desperation, anger and hurt.  There is no way to escape this part.  But!! There is hope!  One way we get through the process is to pray and surround yourself with prayer, church and gospel music.

During these hard times, we must constantly keep ourselves uplifted with something solid.  We must always continue to build our confidence in the Lord.  With this being said, we will still have our down days but with God, those days won’t last forever.  The Lord works his best in our weaknesses.  He is close to those who are broken in Spirit.

Find some good scriptures and praise and worship songs that minister to you!!  Find you a good prayer buddy.  Always ask and seek for prayer even in the “good” times for we don’t know what tomorrow brings.  Always know that all things are working together for our good :). Don’t give up on the process to get what you are going through by numbing the pain with worldly acts of conduct.  God is always with you.  Trust him.

P.S. Two of my top favorite gospel songs that I am listening to are Candy West “Turnaround” and Travis Greene “Intentional”  I absolutely love these songs 🙂

2Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Jesus is Love,

Chelsea

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The Ministry…

Wow!! Hello everyone!  It’s been ages since I have posted a blog!!  So much has been going on but life is good 🙂 I was spirti led to post this particular blog tonight…

I recently went to an event at a guest church and my experience was….different.  My spirit did not truly connect with what was going on.  My mind began to wonder and so many thoughts crossed my mind.  The one thought that stuck out most to me was that we need to get serious about ministry.  The Holy Spirit instantly spoke to me and told me that He needs people to be serious about their ministry and not be in it for show or money.

I completely agreed. Point. Blank. Period.  Can I just be honest?  And quite frankly, blunt?  We have too many people inside of the church playing with ministry!!  We think people’s souls are a game!!  We think it’s a game and show!  We want to be glorified before the Lord.  We love for people to hear us preach and sing so that we can be complimented and glorified.  Who do we think we are? People are out here lost and we think it’s about us?

How can this be?  There are some people who are truly intentional about being intentional about the Lord.  I believe there have been people called to ministry who are serious about worship and it being all about HIM.  The Body of Christ needs you….we await your authenticity and pure heart for the Lord.

We must be careful about our intentions before we join any ministry.  Most importantly, we need to go before the Lord and ask Him what ministry He would like for us to go into.  See, some of us look a the ministry that we can be seen the most…or is in the most spotlight.  Chileee, we love a mic.  These reasons are so selfish!! The audience may not know our heart but you best believe our heavenly father does.

Lets make sure that whatever ministry He has called us into, we are being obedient to His Will.  Some of us know we have been called to preach but for some reason, we want to sing knowing that was not our calling! LOL Lets just be real about it.  Lets stay in our spiritual lane and do what the Lord has called us to do 🙂

I pray that everyone has a blessed week!! This topic has been on my heart for a while now but espcially today!!  May God contine to use all of us as He sees fit!!

Ephesians 1:18 (NLT) I pray that your hearts be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those He called-His holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”

Jesus is Love,

Chelsea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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