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Simple Generosity

meganmottley

December 20, 2016

Simple Generosity

Megan Mottley


“As I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples…” John 13:24

So much has been given to us if we take the time to think about it. We’ve been given life, freedom and luxuries. The list could go on and on but we all have so much that we can be thankful for and now it’s time to turn the table and be generous. As you prepare for the new year, I admonish you to think of ways to be more generous with your time, your talents and your treasures.

We often tell people, “If you ever need anything let me know,” when what we really mean is “I hope that if you ever need me I’m able to help.” However, what a person who has experienced a sudden loss of a job, a loved one, a home, etc., needs most is consistency and simple generosity. If you’ve ever had to depend on someone else for a ride to work, gas money, to watch your children, or to even pray for you, then you know what it means for someone to keep their word (consistency) and you know the value of someone doing something for you out of the kindness of their heart (generosity). If you’ve never needed anyone just keep living, one day you will.

In John 15:12, Jesus reminds us of his commandment to love one another, as he loved us. Jesus showed us a level of love that is incomprehensible in that he died on the cross for our sins before we were even born. “No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends” John 15: 13. Jesus considered us to be his friends long before we were even born and he expects us to be selfless and generous to our family, friends and even strangers. “As I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples…” John 13:24.

simple-generosity

TIME
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reminds us that there is a time for everything. Be generous in the time that you give to God in reading the Word, worship and prayer. Be generous in the time that you give to your place of worship and make time to serve on a ministry team. Be generous in the time that you make for your family and for your friends. When you make time for others you plant seeds of prosperity, overflow and favor into your life. You need to also be generous in the time that you give yourself. You can’t be what you need to other people if you don’t take time for yourself.

TALENTS
You’ve been blessed with a talent to inspire, sing, encourage, dance and so on. If you are still trying to discover your purpose, draw from that thing that comes naturally to you. Whatever talent that you possess, you should be generous to share with others. If you have a talent to sing, but you aren’t a part of the Praise & Worship team, you might be missing out on an opportunity to change your life and someone else’s. If you have a heart for the homeless but you have never volunteered at a homeless shelter, then you may be missing your moment. Allow your talents to be a blessing to others. “A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men” Proverbs 18:16.

TREASURES
God has blessed many of us with nice homes, cars, boats, clothes, and money. You are not required to give away everything that you work hard for but you are expected to be generous to those in need. Don’t be so attached to things that you refuse to make room for more blessings that are stored up in heaven for you. When you give to others more will be given to you and you’ll be connected to the destiny of the person that you help. You also position yourself for overflow so that you can continue to pour into others.

BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“As I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples…” John 13:24

STAY GLAMOROUS:

What God has made promised you will come to pass. Don’t become so focused on the promise and/or get so discouraged because you have to go through a process that you forget about the “One” who will never leave or forsake you.

RESOURCES:

Read, The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times”  by Stephen G. Post

GLAMTALK:

How can you give of your time, talent, and/or treasures from this day forward?

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Brokenness Leads To Blessings

meganmottley

December 19, 2016

Brokenness Leads To Blessings

Megan Mottley


“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones” Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)

It was the year 2010 and life was going very well until I dropped my 6 pound laptop on my baby toe. As the sensation of pain enveloped my entire body, I blacked out for about 60 seconds and after regaining consciousness I went on about my day. However, after several weeks of enduring a painfully swollen baby toe, I decided to get an X-ray. One day later, the doctor called to confirm my worst nightmare—I had broken my toe. I wanted to cry because I had never broken a bone in my body & also because I had walked around for months enduring great pain because I thought that my toe, although swollen, would be okay.

…God began to reveal to me the issues that we struggle with regarding brokenness.

The doctor informed me that the only thing that I could do would be to buy some surgical tape and for the next few weeks tape my baby toe to the toe next to it. I was also instructed to place a cold pack on my toe for 15 minutes at a time as often as possible. While I doctored on my toe for weeks, God began to reveal to me the issues that we struggle with regarding brokenness.

There are so many people going through life with broken hearts, broken spirits and so on. When brokenness goes undiagnosed or worse, when  it’s ignored, the person endures months even years of unnecessary pain that may be inflicted onto other people. You’ve heard the saying, “Hurt people, hurt people” and it is so true because people suffering from brokenness are in fact hurting on the inside and then they consciously and sometimes unconsciously hurt other innocent people. Not only is this unhealthy but the person suffering from brokenness fails to see the importance of getting the help that they need out of fear, shame or guilt.

5 Ways To Deal With Brokenness

1. Seek professional help from certified/licensed counselors, therapists, ministers, etc.“Where there is no guidance, the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Proverbs 11:14

2. Connect yourself with someone who is stronger than you in faith, experiences, and humility and who will consistently encourage you and intercede for you on your journey.“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 / “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Proverbs 27:17

3. Learn how to have cooling off periods—if you find yourself abusing others (physically, mentally, verbally, etc), then you need to dig deeper to discover yourself, the root of your hurt and find ways to exhibit more self-control. “Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret – it leads only to evil.” Psalm 37:8

…when the broken areas of your life become filled with peace, joy and contentment, you will also be stronger and even better than before!

4. Understand and accept that your path to healing is not an overnight process. It won’t be easy but stay vigilant about fixing the broken areas that exist in your life. “Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness…”2 Peter 1:5-6

5. Envision yourself as a better person, a whole person with a loving heart, a happy spirit, and a positive attitude. Know that your future (relationships, success, dreams and goals, etc) looks better than your past. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones” Proverbs 17:22(KJV)

Brokenness is not a problem or issue too big for God. Surrender yourself to get the help that you need and take it one day at a time. I had to make some major adjustments with my broken toe as it continued to heal but in time it became stronger and even better than before. Likewise, when the broken areas of your life become filled with peace, joy and contentment, you will also be stronger and even better than before!
BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones” Proverbs 17:22(KJV)

STAY GLAMOROUS:

Everyone experiences brokenness at some point or another in their life. Don’t feel so sorry for yourself that you refuse to take the necessary steps to heal in the areas that are broken. Whatever has caused your brokenness, know that it’s not a problem for God!

RESOURCES:

Read, “The Blessings of Brokenness” by Charles Stanley

GLAMTALK:

How would you interpret the phrase “Hurt people, Hurt people”?

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Standing On The Promises of God

Tamara Roach

December 18, 2016

Standing On The Promises of God: (Promise, Process, Manifestation)

Tamara Overstreet


“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent.  Has He said, and will HE not do?  Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19 NKJV

Which came first–the chicken or the egg? This is a question that has plagued us for centuries and one that I have often wondered about…I have another question for you…

If God promises you something, do you think it will manifest immediately?  Probably not! Some promises manifest quickly, but many times, it will seem like we’re waiting an eternity!  When God says HE’S going to do something you can definitely believe it!!

You can believe without a shadow of a doubt that when God makes you a promise, there’s going to be a process you will have to go through before you see that promise manifested.  Many times, while waiting on the promise, we become weary because the wait seems so long.  As people of God, we need to remain encouraged while going through the process, even when we are all alone encouraging ourselves. If you desire the promise more than you desire Christ, you’ll never see the manifestation of the promise. God gave us His best when He gave us his Son Jesus and that alone should tell us that He has a plan and a promise for us.

I want to challenge you to go through your process, whatever it may be, with joy. Trust and lean on the Word of Christ and remain in right fellowship with Him because He really does love you.

If Christ suffered what makes us think we won’t go through the fire?

Today, I want to encourage you as the year’s end is vastly approaching. I want to challenge you to wait on God’s timing for the manifestation of what He’s promised you. I remember this time last year I desperately needed God to move in a particular area in my life and it NEVER seemed like it would happen.  I tried to throw in the towel, and it seemed like God just put the towel back in my hand or threw it back at me.  I remember sitting in a hotel room back in October 2015. I was away on a business trip and God spoke plainly to me regarding what I was asking HIM for with specific steps as to what to do in that situation.

I tried hard to stand on God’s word and follow the process of HIS plan.  This was not easy by any means, but I continued to pray, fast, and stand strong in my faith. On December 20, 2015, God answered that prayer just as HE said HE would. After the MANY up’s and down’s that happened along the way, it was well worth the wait. When you have those rough days while you’re going through the fire or pre-manifestation as I like to call it; lean in a little closer to Christ, lay at His feet, and desire HIM more than the Promise!

BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent.  Has He said, and will HE not do?  Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19 NKJV

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18

STAY GLAMOROUS:

What God has made promised you will come to pass. Don’t become so focused on the promise and/or get so discouraged because you have to go through a process that you forget about the “One” who will never leave or forsake you.

RESOURCES:

Read, “Standing On God’s Promises” by Sylvia Clark

GLAMTALK:

Christ loves you like crazy! In what, ways have you felt unloved by others?

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Speak Life

Tiffany Monger

December 17, 2016

Speak Life

Tiffany Monger


“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

We are in a society where body shaming is a big issue. We have been made to feel that we have to compete with images seen on television and in magazines. We have allowed the powers to be to tell us what beauty should look like physically. This has left many of us unable to love the skin, or may I say extra skin, we are in.
…whether we are a size 2 or 22 we all should attempt to have healthy eating habits and engage in some form of physical activity…
Yes, whether we are a size 2 or 22 we all should attempt to have healthy eating habits and engage in some form of physical activity, but never, and I repeat NEVER, look down on yourself because you don’t like what you see in the mirror. We already have to deal the world’s critical opinions, so we do not need to be our worse critic. We have to be careful what we let come out of our mouth about ourselves. Many can’t accept a compliment. One may say, “oh, nice shirt”, and your response is “if I can get rid of these jelly rolls it would look better.” Someone may say “nice jeans”, and you say “these thighs are all over the place.”  Don’t ever dim yourself down, because God said you are “fearfully and wonderfully made”; that settles it.
Think about when you say things such as “oh I am fat”, “I hate my body”, or I hate looking at myself in the mirror. Does it leave you feeling hopeful and empowered, or does make you feel sad and depressed?
If you’re not careful those comments start taking root. Now, your confidence is low and so is your self-esteem. It can also affect your self-worth which can lead you down a dark road. Choose to speak life over yourself. Tell yourself,  “I may have let myself go, but I am still beautiful. I am going to work on being a better version of myself. My body doesn’t define me, but I want to consider making better health and fitness decisions.” Now doesn’t that sound more positive and motivating?
So remember, when the world is speaking darkness, you continue to speak life and embrace what you see in the mirror while being open to making some lifestyle changes.
BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

Heavenly Father,
God, help me to be mindful of what I let come out of mouth as it pertains to how I see and feel about myself. God remind me to be more positive. God, you said I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and God I need to get that down inside my spirit. God, help me to renew my mind regarding how I view myself when I see a reflection I am displeased with. God, help me to remove the unhealthy thoughts that arise when I see compare myself to the women on TV or in magazines. Help me to love me, and give me the strength and will to go after being the best healthy ME possible.

STAY GLAMOROUS:

Challenge yourself by complimenting yourself. if you run out of words look up some new ones.  Keep doing this until it becomes normal for you. No, this won’t make you pounds lighter, but it may motivate you to want to keep working towards that. Whatever you do, don’t speak anything that doesn’t give life to you. Ladies, pursue good vibes.
RESOURCES:

Read, Daniel Fast Diet: The Ultimate Beginners Guide. Lose Weight, Strengthen Your Spirit, Feel Great” by Christian Baller

GLAMTALK:

How have you been impacted by the words of others when it comes to your weight or other areas that you struggle with? What are your goals to surround yourself with more positive people?

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Be Mindful

Nieika Parks

December 16, 2016

Be Mindful

Nieika Parks


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” Matthew 6:34

While at a work conference today, a guest speaker discussed “Mindfulness.” Mindfulness is defined as a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.  It’s the new hot topic for employers because mindfulness increases productivity.  The speaker emphasized the importance of living in present rather than focusing on the past or even the future.

…people tend to look at their lives and compare it with their expectations…
What resonated most with me during this discussion was the speaker’s statement that people tend to look at their lives and compare it with their expectations then draw the conclusion that their current life sucks!  In most instances, that’s not the case. If expectations were removed and present circumstances embraced, people are often able to savor their lives and celebrate their present circumstances.
As women of God, let’s be reminded of the scripture, Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”  After hearing God speak to me through my work conference, I’m committing to work on increasing my mindfulness and embracing Gods will for my life. I will not allow my fictional and unrealistic expectations of where my life should be to cheat me out to the joy of rejoicing in the many blessings God has afforded me in my life! Mindfulness can increase Godliness!!
BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” Matthew 6:34

STAY GLAMOROUS:

Resist the urge to compare yourself with others. Maintain your best self on your journey. What God has for you to do is specifically for you. Once you embrace that, you’ll experience freedom and a true sense of purpose.

RESOURCES:

Read, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”  by Haemin Sunim

GLAMTALK:

How do you ensure that you are not living in a state of worry? How are you mindful of your  purpose and God’s will for your life?

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Practice What You Preach

meganmottley

December 15, 2016

Practice What You Preach?

Megan Mottley


“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: ‘The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.‘ ” Matthew 23:1-3

Have you ever had to take your own advice? Scary isn’t it? It’s easy to give advice to another person when everything in your life is in tip top shape. When our friends and family members are going through rough times, we quickly tell them to trust God, to look to the hills from which cometh their help or any other religious colloquialisms that we can think to share. However, when we face a personal trial trusting God can seem like a daunting task but it’s really a test to see if we practice what we preach.

Jesus warned us not to be like the Pharisees in Matthew 23: 1-3: “Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: ‘The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.‘ ” You may have thought that the saying, “Practice What You Preach” was a cliche but those words came straight from Jesus! Matthew 23: 1-3 displays the danger of telling people one thing and doing another. To avoid being like a Pharisee just be yourself. Only give advice on things that you truly know about. It’s okay to reflect on Jesus’ power to deliver, heal, restore, provide, and so on but be sure you can speak of your own experiences and most importantly that you know where these promises are in His word. One day you will be faced with a trial of sickness, a familial issue, a financial problem, or something else and you will have to tell yourself all the things that you’ve said to encourage others.

God wants to know that we can practice what we preach. When tests come our way, we won’t wither or fall by the wayside. We will be able to tell ourselves to trust God, to hold our head up, to keep our hand in the hand of the Master and so on. Remember Practice What You Preach and Your Words Will Always Have Validity!

BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: ‘The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.‘ ” Matthew 23:1-3

STAY GLAMOROUS:

Social Media is filled up with individuals giving seemingly sound advice but the truth is, they are not practicing what they preach. Be sure to check the fruit of everyone that you glean advice from whether it’s online or offline.

RESOURCES:

Read, “Glamour Girl: How To Get The Ultimate Makeover” by Megan Mottley

GLAMTALK:

How do you practice what you preach? Have you ever had to eventually take advice that you once gave someone else? How did you handle the emotional fallout?

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Remaining Faithful

meganmottley

December 14, 2016

Remaining Faithful

Megan Mottley


“Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24

You’ve gotten the breakthrough that you wanted so you can exhale just a little bit. Your prayers were answered and your storm is now over! You can relax and catch up on the latest news with your co-workers on your lunch break. Right? Not so fast.

How long will you remain faithful as a prayer warrior, serving at church, testifying everywhere you go and do so just as diligently as you did when you were in need of God’s mercy and grace?

After the waves of life that throw us and jolt us have calmed down, we tend to turn away from the same God that kept us in the midst of our storm. Why is this?

We get complacent and think that we have arrived. Another reason may be that we often feel so beat up and shipwrecked after our storm that we just want to be “normal” again. After a while, we begin making excuses about how busy we are on the same job that we asked God for and received. We use the same gifts that God gave us in every other capacity BUT to build up the Kingdom. We fail to give to God and others with the very same provisions that God has bestowed upon us. We begin to be our biggest problems. Sometimes being “normal” or being in a relaxed mode can mean being distracted by things that separate us from our number one love. No matter what, we must REMAIN FAITHFUL in doing those things that keep us connected to God.

According to the Dictionary, remain means “stay the same, especially after something else has been removed or not used up; continue in a place, position, or situation; persist”. Therefore, the faith that you had when you were trusting God to deliver you should still be strong and present even after your storm has been removed. You’ve heard the saying, “You’re either in a storm, headed to a storm, or on your way out of a storm.” That is a sheer indicator that remaining faithful in praying, serving and inspiring others is absolutely necessary ALL THE TIME!.

1 Thessalonian 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.” Remain faithful by praying for the storm you’re in and the storm you’ll be in next week, next month or next year. Serve at your church and in your community whether your storm is over or not, remain faithful to serving other people because your testimony can impact someone else life or their testimony will inspire you. Instead of always joining your co-workers for lunch or watching TV for hours on end after work, study God’s word, sing hymns of praise and continue doing those things that strengthen your relationship with The One who loves you most; The One who always remains faithful to you. “God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on)…”1 Corinthians 1:9

BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24

STAY GLAMOROUS:

You’re either headed into a storm, already in a storm, or coming out of a storm. The same applies to other people in your life as well. No matter where you are in life, remain faithful and compassionate of others.

RESOURCES:

Read, “Life Is Worship: Staying Faithful On a Road Marked With Suffering” by Carmela Foster

GLAMTALK:

How are you remaining faithful during this season of your life?

What’s On The Inside?

Cindricka Arrington

December 13, 2016

It’s What’s On The Inside

Cindricka Arrington


The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 

I recall going through a divorce & child custody battle in 2003 in a place where I had no nearby relatives.  It was such a difficult time because I never thought I’d ever be divorced. The attorney fees & court costs became insurmountable. The pain was excruciating & nearly unbearable especially with a young toddler, but then God reminded me that with every ending there is a new beginning.

God will heal us, but we do must put in the work and take charge with the power he has entrusted to us.

Opportunities opened up to allow me to work and pay off all my debts including pay cash for my dream car. I continuously read the bible, joined a local church where the Word was taught, & became healed of my wounds. God will heal us, but we must put in the work and take charge with the power he has entrusted to us. God is the creator and ultimately in control of our lives but you have some stake in the game too.

No matter what life throws at you, take control, regroup, and get back in there. While others are running off course, you must remain bold. Lift your head, push those shoulders back & get your life! Remember, it IS your time so get your life and be bold for Christ. Everything you need is already inside of you.

BIBLICAL TRUTH:

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1

STAY GLAMOROUS:

Surround yourself with people who believe in you and who will push you to greatness. When life gets rough and it will, you will have people around you who are able to remind you of God’s goodness  so you can heal much faster.

RESOURCES:

Read, “Lioness Arising: Wake Up And Change The World” by Lisa Bevere

GLAMTALK:

Who do you have holding you accountable when life throws you lemons?

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It’s All About Identity

Ginny Edwards

December 12, 2016

It’s All About Identity

Ginny Edwards 


“ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come”2 Corinthians 5:17

What if I were to tell you that the way you treat your body, the way you see your body, and the way you practice health are intimately intertwined with who you believe you are at the deepest place of your heart?  And what if I were to tell you that you can try every diet known to man and never achieve true health even if you lose the weight?

My journey to a healthy body has been anything but conventional.  Oh, I did all the things most of us do; trying diet after diet.  Losing weight only to see it come back again, getting discouraged and giving up, striving to do better.  I could go on and on but I think you get the picture.  And I’m so glad God never gave up on me; I’m so glad He continued to lead me step by step into where true, lasting health really begins.

The one thing I’ve learned that will make all the difference, not only in your health but in every area of your life, is that what you believe about who you are is where it all begins!  And if you believe anything but that you’re a brand new creature, pure, clean, and spotless because of who Jesus is for you, then you’re not believing the truth about how God sees you.  You may have some bad habits around your health and that may be what’s true at this moment, but it’s not the truth of who you are!  There’s a difference between what’s true in a given moment and what the truth is about who you are in Christ.

If you want to lose weight or simply create a healthy, fit body, then start with becoming aware of how you talk to yourself, about yourself, and how you treat yourself.  That will give you a clue as to who you really believe you are in your heart of hearts.

BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come”2 Corinthians 5:17

STAY GLAMOROUS:

Spend 24 hours really being aware of how you’re speaking to yourself.  Notice the thoughts that go through your mind, notice if you agree with them.  Then ask the Lord to give you some power thoughts to replace those negative thoughts with and see what He says to you!

RESOURCES:

Read, 99 Things Every Girl Should Know: Practical Insights for Loving God, Yourself, and Others” by Neely McQueen

GLAMTALK:

How do you plan to do things differently in 2017 when it comes to loving yourself? losing weight? or creating a healthy lifestyle?

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Living on Purpose

Antionette Miles

December 11, 2016

Living on Purpose

Antoinette “Toni” Miles


“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21 ESV

It was the summer of 1998 that I woke up and thought, “Something is missing!” This was very confusing for me because I was living the “good” life. I had a great family, friends, home, and a career. What could be missing?  I was a VIP who traveled the world, who shopped and dined in the best places. But I could not shake the feeling, so I began to search outside of myself for my “missing”.

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These searches led me down the road of Make Me Happy. For two years I took unnecessary steps and pursued external processes before I discovered my original purpose. After searching in all the wrong places, out of frustration, I shouted to God, What is missing? I heard a still voice say, “You are still missing my purpose that is inside of you.”

It was then that I read Dr. Myles Munroe’s, one of the premier communicators of his generation, “In Pursuit of Purpose”. It gives you the keys to fulfilling the very things that you were put on Earth to do.

In “Understanding Purpose”, Munroe introduces purpose as a mission, why something exists.” Until purpose is discovered, existence has no meaning, for purpose is the source of fulfillment. Destiny and Purpose must be pursued. “You must strive to be who you were born to be.” Proverbs 20:5 says, “The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.”

The creator designed his people for a reason. He entrusted abilities and gave them certain characteristics that fit their purposes. Moses was destined to be a deliverer. When he killed the Egyptian slave driver it was evident that his insides were saturated with passion of deliverance. “You are the way you are because of why you are.”

Beth Moore says in her small but powerful book Discovering God’s Purpose for Your Life, “that finding your purpose is based on Philippians 3:10, knowing God and the power of His resurrection.” Knowing Him, more, I will be closer to discovering the thing he created me to be. Therefore, connection to your creator is critical to live out your purpose…the why of your very existence. This doesn’t just happen overnight—it is a journey.

Purpose is the master of motivation and the foundation of commitment.

When organizations, individuals, communities, or relationships, lose their sense of purpose, confusion and disillusionment take over. This is evident in our world today as a generation loses their sense of purpose. They are out of touch with the values, morals and convictions that build strong families, communities, societies and strong nations.

George Bernard Shaw said, “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose as a mighty one…the being a force of nature instead a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” We must realize that our fulfillment in life is dependent on becoming and doing what we were born to be and do. For without purpose, life is directionless and without destination.

So you may be asking yourself, “Why am I here?” To successfully travel the road towards finding personal fulfillment and significance, there are specific key decisions you need to make.

If you don’t know God, are you willing to get to know Him?

If you do know Him, are you willing to go deeper in your relationship?

Are you willing to be truthful with yourself?

My mentor has said many times there are two ways you can learn, you can learn by mistakes or you can learn from someone who’s been down that road and knows how to get you where you need to be.

BIBLICAL TRUTH:

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21 ESV

STAY GLAMOROUS:

Once you tap into what you’re gifted to do, you’ll be one step closer to understanding your purpose. Once you accept and embrace your gifts and start operating in your purpose, then you will feel so much freedom and clarity.

RESOURCES:

Read, “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren

GLAMTALK:

Antoinette “Toni” Miles

Founder, Transforming Greatness

Transforming Greatness inspires positive life transformation by helping others to discover purpose and unlock destiny.

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