What is the one goal or activity you want to fulfill this week, month, or year?
It may seem daunting; you feel it will drain you or, in extreme cases, feels the mere act of starting the task will “suck the life juices” out of you!
If you have felt this way, be encouraged you're NOT alone as I shine the light on the enemy of every project God places on my heart.
What is it?
Today, I’m going to expose its meaning, methodology, modes, and, most of all, how to take MASTERY over it!
The dictionary defines it as:
a/ the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.
b/ to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.
c/ to keep delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring
Procrastination is a type of avoidance behavior characterized by deferment of actions or...
Happy Independence week to you and yours!
This is the time the United States of America celebrates the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), approval of the Declaration of Independence, severing the colonies' ties to the British Crown.
We were granted…FREEDOM!
As a forever observant student of life, I am looking forward to the inspired Leadership Lessons from this week's festive experiences
The first inspired lesson arrived EARLY morning…July 4th at 12:30 A.M. from my bedroom balcony as I enjoyed the moon shining on the ocean, my heart heard...
"Michele, will you become INDEPENDENT of worry, doubt and unsubstantiated fear in a NEW degree AND become FULLY dependent upon Me?!"
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 NIV
Jesus came to set us FREE…from the “tyranny” of stress, worry, anxiety and fear! He took each of them...
"I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:6-8 (NIV)
The Call is STILL the same today…God is calling His people OUT of the corners to SHINE in His marvelous Light.
Why? He redeemed you dear One, He calls you by His Name…He formed you ( yes our lumps, bumps and rumps) for HIS GLORY!
I almost failed to miss this LIBERATING truth and walking into the call of God for my life when I allow the circumstance(s) of my past, moments of poor choices, failures on the path of life and inappropriate responses to hold me mentally and emotionally hold me HOSTAGE …hold me BACK from where God plans to take my life.
Some of the landmines I had to walk through (with the help of God) included...
Like a mom-to-be, I am giddy with my new baby.
You may say---“Congratulations??? But you’re not showing?”
The reality is, I am “heavy with child” on the inside.
My new baby is the slate of creative ideas I am forming for unique processes, projects, and products to help MORE women break-free of self-sabotage mindsets so they may fulfill their God-given goals.
Am I excited? Yes!
Am I scared? Yes!
But I smile as I think of how AWESOME this year is going to be.
I am grateful for the time I have spent formulating these ideas. I am glad that I took the time to make a vision board for this year. My vision board helps to nurture my ideas.
I have my organization plan in place. Now is the time to start developing my new ideas.
God’s timing is always perfect! Is it convenient for us? NO.
Will God’s timing conflict with “your agenda”? YES. [ Just ask Sarah, Mary, and Elizabeth] ...
"Break every chain, Break every chain, break every chain"
Are you familiar with the lyrics of this song?
What is the world's definition of POVERTY?
Poverty is the state of not having enough material possessions or income for a person's basic needs. Poverty may include social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty is the complete lack of the means necessary to meet basic personal needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter.
And...What is YOUR definition of poverty?
I'll give you a moment to digest the question then respond.
Now, what is GOD's definition of poverty?
We typically think it's economic deficiencies- a lack of financial resources, or material goods, a lack of "connections
Yet, one of my mentors challenged my mindset in the early years of launching our divinely inspired 501c3 - the Time To Fly Foundation...
As I struggled with:
Where do I find the money to help these women?
Where do I find the resources to guide me?
Who will help me execute the vision?
God sent His Son to heal you, deliver you from self-sabotage mindsets and feelings, and to receive the confidence HE bestows upon you.
Where does genuine confidence originate?
God is your source of confidence because HE is the One who now defines you.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Yet life is a journey, and there will be seasons, challenges, opportunities that will attack your confidence…sent to rob your self-esteem and make you feel small.
Self-esteem can be fragile, and it’s possible to lose it. A traumatic event can also be a blow to your confidence. How can you deal with a sudden loss of confidence? Is it possible to recover and regain the confidence that is gone?
Your confidence levels can fluctuate, but there are ways to cope.
In many cases, trauma or a negative event is behind this issue.
Time is a gift to us from God.
He gives each of us a “time bank” of 24 segments of 60 minutes to allocate on a daily basis.
Time management is an essential skill and there's an easy and powerful way to master this skill. You can use it to block off hours in your schedule and get more things finished. It enables you to take control of your minutes each day.
“So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12 NKJV
Follow this process to take advantage of this valuable technique:
Am I the only one?
It seems the moment I attempt to sit down to draft a new blog, a course, or outline a book of which I know the content will inspire my sisters...
It seems all of hell launches a full-court campaign to DISTRACT me!
Two quick questions for you to ponder:
The dictionary states “something that prevents someone from giving their attention to something else”.
As a visionary, inspirational speaker, best selling author I must candidly expose the enemy's trap…once God places that “project” in your heart the distractions as my beloved Grandmother would say “will come out of the woodwork!”
Distractions get in the way every day, keeping you from being as productive as you might like. These distractions come in many forms, from ringing doorbells and telephones to emails,...
How does the dictionary define the word, MOTHER?
In serving thousands of families in the past twenty years, the thought and emotions evoked of Mother's Day can vary based on your particular life experiences and encounters.
It can bring joyful childhood memories and warm thoughts of raising your own children. It can be filled with gut-wrenching sorrow over the loss of natural children, infertility or broken relationships with adult children. It can also be a time to reflect on the countless lives you have impacted as a "spiritual/ mentor" mom to others.
Regardless of the "mother" scenario, we can be encouraged to know God thought highly enough of YOU to bring you to plant earth through the womb of a woman!
"Before I made...
Spring is finally here! One of the activities I enjoy is preparing the garden and yard for the season arrivals. I put on my work gloves, mud boots, goggles, play music from my cell and I start raking, blowing and clipping away!
It’s a solemn yet FUN and reflective time for me. LOL
On one side of the house, there are several hydrangea bushes— their colors range from white, pink or deep purple over the seasons as I change nutrients.
The past winter brought unusual frost and spikes in temperature—the poor plants seemed confused in the bloom cycle.
Today with a balmy 68 degrees I decided it’s time to cut off the dead shoots from last season and clip back those which prematurely bloomed. While clipping I was reminded of this verse…
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more...