If Today Was Your Last Day?

What would you do? What wouldn’t you do? You have 24 hours to forgive, forget, repair, but most importantly, LIVE! Live like it is your last day, and make all of those “big” things that have been taking over you life, small in¬†comparison¬†to knowing that 24 hours is all that you have to live.

Thought that I would give you some motivation this morning. Nickleback sings it the best! Enjoy and make this day the BEST day of your life! ūüėČ

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Who do you love?

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What is the first name that comes to mind? Is it your husband? Is it your wife? Is it your mom or dad? How about your girlfriend or boyfriend? Did you mention yourself anywhere in there? *Yes I am going there this morning!*

It just kills me when people say that they can’t live without someone. Or they feel as though their life will never be anything without that “special person” *the opposite sex* in their lives. How much of yourself have you invested into this other person for you to feel so entangled in the other person’s life? You take the time to make them happy **a lot of ways to do this, but it always seems to be one thing. You know what I am talking about! **side eyes** LOL**but do not take time to make yourself happy! This is¬†definitely¬†the danger zone! This topic is brought to my attention just about everyday that I log onto Facebook or Twitter. It actually makes me feel uncomfortable because I have to see these individuals go through such turmoil within themselves. So I told myself, I have to speak against such a STRONG issue!

So many of us desire in life to have a “love of our own” who will love us until the end of time. There’s nothing wrong with that. “Someone who will complete us in every area of our lives.” “Someone who will just be so in tune with your life that without them, you will just die!” Ok, let’s get this straight. You will continue to live without them **it may hurt but you will live! I promise**. You don’t need someone to complete you, you need someone to complement **the verb:¬†Add to (something) in a way that ENHANCES or IMPROVES it**¬†you. Think about the people who complement each other in Hollywood. The “Power Couples”: Will &Jada Smith, Angela¬†Bassett¬†& Courtney Vance, Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker *you get the picture?* These couples had their own lives before their spouses and¬†absolutely LOVED and still LOVE the skin that they are in. Once they found each other, they COMPLEMENTED¬†¬†each other enhanced each others lives that much more. And you can’t help but look at them every single time and say, ” I just love them!” That feeling that you get¬†every time¬†looking at these couples, is pure love but comfort to be who they are without¬†changing to fit the other person’s mold of a mate.

You see, when you are already whole for yourself, no one can come in and destroy the life that you have already built, according to God’s plan. They can only enhance it and make life just that much sweeter! Loving the skin you are in, the hair on your head, the gifts and talents that God has given you, and loving the old you because it has made the new you, ¬†lets off a SWEET aroma that the one who is for you can’t help but notice. “Man, who is she?” “WOW, it’s something about him!” When you know who you are and “WHOSE you are” **God’s child** through and through, your spirits become lifted, that smile starts to come up on your face when you open your eyes in the morning, you start taking care of your body a lot better than before, and your words speak life rather than death in your relationships. At this point, who wouldn’t want you for YOU!?

Take the time to love YOU! Take the time to know what YOU like! Take the time know the areas that need improvement¬†in YOUR life! Just take some much needed time out for YOU! Do all of this BEFORE you jump into another relationship with the right person but at the wrong time because you still have to figure out how to love YOU! I’m not downplaying love nor am I saying be selfish, but what I am saying is in order to move forward and have a SUCCESSFUL relationship, take some time to learn yourself so the next person you date, you are adding love to their life, not just taking their love because you haven’t found it in yourself first.

So let me ask this again, Who. Do. You. Love?

 

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^^^^From me to you. ^^^^

 

Fall in love…..TWICE!

I am a book lover, and I wanted to share a few inspirational books with you.

This particular GOOD read is about falling in love with God, again. Finding out the authentic way that God really loves you, not how society has depicted our God. **an angry/jealous God who punishes those who sin against Him** God is SO much more than a jealous God, “He will again have compassion on us; He will subdue and tread underfoot our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:19 AMP. Knowing this God will allow Him to love on you so much so that you come out of the “stale” place that you are in, in regards to your relationship with Him. Some of us hold on to our sins and past so much that it blocks God from blessing you when He already forgave you! Falling in love with Him all over again can and will ignite the dreams and the future that you have always saw for yourself! Take a look at this clip:

**Crazy Love by Francis Chan**

This is the AWESOME book ^^^^^^^ that you need to take some time to read and learn how to fall in love with God all over again to be fulfilled in life! Not because you want your blessing that is hanging out there somewhere, but because you deserve NONE of this that He has given you. You should have that fire of praise so far down in you that you automatically would want to praise Him for His mercy and grace upon your life! And in exchange for accepting Him and praising Him with a pure heart, God will automatically bless you! Live it and be in relationship with Him. He is in love with you and wants you to return back to Him with a PURE heart.

**Forgotten God by Francis Chan**

This book “Forgotten God” is the sequal to “Crazy Love” and it takes you to another level of understanding about the “Holy Spirit”, one who is apart of the Trinity “The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.” It has become common that we tend to forget that the Holy Spirit was sent here to comfort and guide us until the day comes that He sends His Son again. We tend to confuse the Holy Spirit with our own thinking and miss the mark on what God has asked us to do or say. There were SO many portions of this book that just spoke volume to what a lot of us as Christians go through, but more¬†particularly us who tend to listen to the “fan club” than do what God has told to us. Here is an insert from the book that I highligted and highlighted:

It is about discerning and obeying the Spirit’s voice, especially when He asks you to do something that is hard, a little beyond “normal,” and that requires sacrifice. This is a twofold thing: It is both about encouraging others to obey the Spirit’s leading and about listening to and obeying His leading in your own life.

Could not have said it better myself. Sometimes we just need to ask God for the help ourselves and listen to His instruction and filter out everyone else. It takes some serious prayer and guidance to do this, but with the Holy Spirit giving you the gift of discernment, it is easier than you think!

I hope that you take the time to get these GREAT reads and apply the principles to your life to lead a life full of God’s love while walking out your heart’s desire.

You can find these books in your local library, amazon.com, or The Family Christian Bookstore! **They are on sale right now at Family Christian Bookstore until the end of August!!!**

It’s time

**IT'S TIME!!** Image by Google

Time for what you ask? Time for your dreams to be a reality. Time for all of the old notebooks you were¬†writing¬†in to be dusted off and get a FRESH…NEW….POWERFUL idea breathed into you!

Truth is, some of us have come to the point where we are stale. Just alive and not living! Not living the dream that has been purposed for you. The dream that has been in you and so alive, and then something happened. Fear. This one little negative word took a hold of you. Took a hold of you so much so that you just decided to fall back. Decided to allow your insecurities and others to play down your dreams.

I mean really. Think about it. You have allowed MAN….a person who has NO DOMINION or AUTHORITY over your life to change the whole plan that God has destined for you? REALLY?!?! I have been in this place before and when I look back at it….it’s like really Kim? Who cares that no one believes what God told you to do will ever succeed. Let’s put it like this. If Noah never adhered to what God told him about building the ark, do you think that you would even be here? What Noah did saved man kind even though God wiped OUT mankind! Do you know how important his job was? Really! Your assignment can be the next big thing that God is using to save a generation.

Take what you have in the depths of your belly and birth it out! Come out of fear! Come out of depression! Come out of self-defeat! Come out of negativity! Come out of¬†confusion! Do what you KNOW is right in the eyes of God NOT man! You are to live for an audience of ONE…and the ONE that I am referring to is GOD!! Become the MAN of God you KNOW you are to be! Become the WOMAN of God you KNOW you are to be!

The time has come for you to come out of this “rut” and do what you know! The pity party is over and and IT’S TIME to just do it! The blessing is on the other side of your trouble, and the only way to get there is to get out of the stale place and take your blessing! Speak that thing! Walk that thing! And KNOW that that thing is yours! It can only be done when you believe and know that it will be done in Jesus name! So what are you waiting for?

Advice

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The best advice I can give you today….