SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

Staying in line and in order with what God has for you can be SO difficult. You have people watching every move that you make. People waiting in the wings for you to fail. And more so, people to bring up what “God said He would do for you.”

In my life, I have had to make some TOUGH decisions. Not based on what I think is right, but based on what God is telling me to do. And sometimes it makes absolutely NO sense to me or to the ones looking in from the outside. But what does make sense is the promises that He whispered to me ever so gently. You are responsible for what God tells you to do because no one understands the relationship that you have with God but YOU! Therefore there is no reason why you should have to explain to others what God told YOU to do. If He is constantly telling you to make a phone call to someone about a business deal and you have no money to bring to the table, there just might be a blessing for you on the other side. But it begins with FAITH from you in order to make the steps that He is asking you. Yes you don’t have any money, Yes you have never made a business deal before, Yes you have never had to rely on someone else to help you, but with God being your  mouth piece and fueling you, there is no way that you will loose!

You see, sometimes all it takes is for us to step out on faith and do that thing that God has been telling us to do. But the real problem is not faith. You have that. You believe that it can be done. It’s obedience. Obedience is the other part of faith that we forget about often. And it’s not always that we are not willing to obey, it’s that we don’t know what it will look like when we do obey. Or maybe we do. It may look dumb to the next person, so you don’t want them to think that you are some “Jesus Freak”. LET THEM THINK IT! God is NOT ashamed of you so why be ashamed of Him? He is telling you to do something for your own benefit! NOT HIS! **think about it**.

So my hope is that you find it in the depths of you to obey what God is telling you in this season in regards to moving forward in your life. It may hurt or be uncomfortable for you because you have never had to depend on Him this much. But I have been saying this for a couple of months now. Those who are plugged into God during this season and are willing to be radical for Him, will be blessed TREMENDOUSLY! The struggle is over. The growing part is done once you step out! The remainder of this year is harvest time and I guareentee you that if you allow Him to work in your life, and not worry about what it look or feels like, the rest of this year will be SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!!!! 🙂

It’s not them…It’s YOU!

Did you look in the mirror yet this morning? Did you get a good look? I don’t think you did. I don’t think that you took the time to look at the person who holds your future. YOU!

We run the game of “ah man, she never returned my calls.” ” I guess things are not going to work out, they denied me.” “I don’t know if this is going to work out, I think I am ready to give up.” BLAH BLAH BLAH! **Refer to my previous post, Failing Forward**If you allow rejection and fear to over take you, you will never get anywhere. This life is not about what people can do for you, sometimes it’s about what can you do for yourself! You have to be your biggest advocate and if you are not your biggest advocate, then who will be? Think about this quote, “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Take that in for a second.

After you pray to God about your needs and wants, its up to you to start beating the pavement and getting to work! You cannot sit there in defeat and expect everything to just fall in your lap. “Oh please God, I need this and I need that.” “Please send someone to help me with this.” Ok. How do you expect God to bring someone to you and you are sitting up in the house crying about what you don’t have?! That is not going to work! Get off the couch. Off the computer. Put your shoes on. And start beating the pavement and knocking on doors and be proactive in your success! Sometimes I hate that we have so much technology in this day and age because it takes away from that face-to-face contact and genuine relationship of looking someone in the eye to do business. Sometimes it takes looking someone in the eyes to get that blessing that you have been waiting on! Yeah you can send an email, tweet, or Facebook message, but its just not the same. *Ok….that was a rant** It takes time to be successful, it does not happen over night. But I gurantee you, if you step up to the plate and work hard, all of those prayers that you sent up to God, will start raining down blessings. Remember, “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” WORK HARD today! 🙂

Kimberly Renay

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. ^^^^

 

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….

Happy Thanksgiving!,Merry Christmas!,Happy New Year!,Happy Easter!……

……TO EVERYONE!!!!

I missed wishing you all the well wishes of the past few months, but you know what? I’m back! I’m back with a few little tricks in my pocket. Same message but coming back STRONG. Back with some folks who have been embracing a whole lot of the “get-up-and-go” mentality and are KILLING it these days! What am I talking about? Well for those of you who didn’t follow me before, let me bring you up to speed.

I am a STRONG believer in making life happen for YOU with the tools that God has given you. Using ALL that you got to get to where you going. It’s like being in a race. You are at the starting blocks. You hear that gun go off.  And you take off. You take off with all your might, using every fiber in you, with only the finish line in your view. Not the person to your right, and not the person to your left. But the goal of the finish line in your view.

That is what we are about here. Using your God given talent’s, abilities, skills, characteristics, and whatever it may be to bring joy to someone else’s life.

I’m telling you people. I have some people who have been investing time into their talents. People who have held on despite some setbacks. And they are bringing it!Bringing it with a purpose!

I can hear some of ya’ll saying, “well what do I want to know about someone else’s success for? That is just shoving it in my face.” Well actually no it is not. It’s proving that if you take what you have, and put it in action towards your goals, God will take care of the rest. The purpose of this is to give you inspiration to move forward with those dreams and hopes that you have been putting up on the shelf. And we are all here to help you move towards that mark.

I will be sharing some helpful tips about getting started from right where you are. No matter what your goals are. No matter your income. And no matter the resources that you have. We are going to make it happen for you! 🙂

SOOOO, this week we are starting off with a BIG BANG and I hope that you would join me in sharing the good news of what God has done in some of our lives.

Chow!

Kimberly Renay

*Hello people!*

*Been working on my hobby...not eating...but taking pics!LOL*

*My place of solitude. Edited pic of Piedmont Park*

Marisa

Hey people! Today is an exciting day because I have someone with pure talent that is shown through art. If anyone knows me, I love arts and crafty thingy stuff *if that makes sense lol* and this chick is after my own heart with her creations! Oh yeah, just as a treat she made me my OWN earrings over night, hand delivered, and CUUUUTTTEEE I might add. Marisa is a NATURAL when it comes to paint, wood, cameras, canvases, beads, brushes, make-up, fairies, should I go on?!?! She does it all folks and she has INSPIRED me beyond belief with her creative yet simple designs, check out our sit down talk:

Kimberly Renay: When did you realize that you LOVED to create things? (paintings, cakes, jewelry etc?)

Marisa: For as long as I can remember, I have always been a creative person. It started with drawing and coloring pictures for fun and evolved into a passion and need to express myself artistically. The late artist Bob Ross and my mother played a huge role in my creative side. My mom loves arts and crafts and I would always help her with projects. I think we experimented with every medium out there.

 

*Ms.Marisa @pumpkin patch thinking of the next creation for this year's pumpkin!*

 

Kimberly Renay: So what type of things did you create?

Marisa: We made play dough, painted pictures, sewed clothes, made things out of construction paper, and of course designing shirts with iron-on transfers and puff paint. Drawing was always my favorite and I remember being out on the boat with my dad all day just drawing the different landscapes I saw around the lake. As I’ve gotten older, I do more painting with acrylics, making jewelry, photography, and cake decorating. I also love to come up with creative solutions for organizing things.

Kimberly Renay: What gives you the inspiration to be so creative or make a certain pieces?

Marisa: I am constantly inspired by everything that is around me, but mainly nature. I will see the way sunlight will shine through the limbs of a tree or clouds passing through the sky and will feel a sudden urge to paint or take pictures.  I absolutely love the beach and a lot of my artwork focuses on the ocean. The little girl in me has always been fascinated by mermaids and magical forests filled with fairies so I paint a lot of those scenes.

 

*Canvas work that she painted specifically for her new place!*

 

 

*They sit right above her couch! Calgon take me away*

 

Kimberly Renay: You just sound so inspired by nature! I love it! How long did it take you do learn how to do all this?

Marisa: Show me something once and I have mastered that skill. That’s the reason why I work with so many mediums b/c as soon as I master something, I’m on to the next challenge. Chasing a challenge always inspires me to tackle different projects. My creative side is not just limited to paint and pencils but extends to power tools and wood. I’ve made window seats, tables, shelves, and fixed many things. I am not someone who reads directions. Instead, I will look at a project, decide what needs to be done, and just jump in. Sure, I make mistakes, but it always works out in the end and I look at it as a learning experience.

Kimberly Renay: I know that you have some type of classical music or zone that you get into when you are being creative!? *laughs*

Marisa: *Laughs* Well yea Kim! When I’m working on something, I listen to my favorite music and just tune the world out. Several hours can pass and I not even realize it. There is a piece I did in high school that carries a lot of emotional value for me and that is a wax batik I did of my grandparents. Wax batik involves sketching something on canvas and dipping it several times in dye. Whatever you want to remain the canvas color, you use a paintbrush and fill in with melted wax. Once you are done, you use an iron and paper bag to melt out the wax. You can use any color dye and whatever you want to remain that color, you fill in with melted wax. It is a long process, but yields great results. My particular piece was chosen to be shown at the High Museum in Atlanta.

 

*Grandma and Grandpa! HARD WORK HERE...BEAUTIFUL!*

 

Kimberly Renay: WOW that is great! I know that they were happy to see that, what famous artist would you like to do a still portrait of?

Marisa: Every artist has an area of weakness and mine is painting faces. I am working on it, but I have a ways to go.  Doing a still portrait of someone scares me. I would rather travel to places like Scotland and France and paint beautiful landscapes and scenes.

 

*Picture taken by Marisa of the sunset! This is going in my bedroom*

 

Kimberly Renay: What is your favorite piece of work to date?

Marisa: My favorite work is a piece of pottery I made in high school. It’s just a simple pinch pot and I made several turtles that are crawling along the edges of it. It’s not my best work or the hardest piece I’ve done, but it just makes me happy.

 

***AWWWW TURTLE TURTLE!!! TURTLE TURTLE!!! LOL*

 

Kimberly Renay: Would you trade your talent for anything? If so, what would it be?

Marisa: I would never trade my talent for anything. I would like to add some talents though like having a great singing voice or being able to play guitar. Being creative is just who I am and have always been. It’s that one part of my life that I am completely confident in and have no fear. My hands and my talent is a gift from God.

Kimberly Renay: And I know that He is happy that you are using them to bless other people with your creations, what are your next steps with your creativity?

 

*HAHAHAHAHA!!! Napolean himself!!! COOL!*

 

Marisa: You can’t plan creativity, it just happens. I try to find some time every week to do something a little artistic like make a few pairs of earrings or draw.  I would love to get some training in stain glass and work more with pottery. With the holidays quickly approaching, I know I will be doing a lot of baking and party planning.

Kimberly Renay: *Coos* Oh yeah I think that I might have to hit you up for that pumpkin roll!!! *laughs* How can the readers get in touch with you to personalize their homes with your art or get a few baked goodies?

Marisa: I can be emailed at mjstockwell24@yahoo.com.

This talent makes me soooo happy! It is near and dear to my heart because I have seen Marisa embrace the talents that God has blessed her with and she is shining soooo bright! She happens to be one of my AVID readers who has been inspired over time to step out and be proud of what she can do! I can’t wait to see the new awesome creations that she comes up with, I have a feeling that this chick will be heard of all over! DON’T sleep on her! I just LOVE IT!!! *Takes a deep breath and smiles*

Again, this week people, I have seen the wonders of what God can do and will do through his people, just to show that He is real! Take it serious people, feel liberated with the talents that are in you by sharing it with others! **I see some people sleeping on making money around here!!!** 🙂 Until next time!