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If You Know Your Vision Is From God Walk in It, Even If You Didn’t Ask For It.

Vision of Promise JoaynnWhat do you do when one of the most difficult challenges you face is keeping the faith when God gives you a vision you clearly did not ask for that completely agrees with his Word, and no matter how much you do your best to honor his request, nothing works out as you would like?

Do you persevere and press on until something happens or do you give in to the lies of the enemy and give up? What do you do? If you had to answer this question, what would be your answer?

Well, when I asked myself this question at a time I was going through what seemed like an endless journey of defeat, I wanted to give up. I thought of the many times when nothing work out as I plan and it felt like I failed to glorify God even though I clearly know the vision is from Him. Because this feeling I have loving what I do that I feel I’ve been called to do won’t go away, no matter how hard I fight against it and want to give up when nothing is happening as I would like on any given day. I can’t sleep and I’m always thinking about doing something when it concerns the vision God gave me for my business.

I’m very passionate about what I do when designing products with godly advice that instruct, inspire, and influence others. And for the most part I feel in my heart it’s not something that needs to be done but is something I need to do because I’ve been called to do it! I didn’t ask God for this vision, he gave it to me. I find myself praying every day asking him what is it I am to do in response to the vision when I’m confused and don’t have any answers. He sends the answer, not what I’m looking for but what he knows and already promised shall be done.

I never try to make things happen on my own. With every step I take, I seek God’s guidance and advice before moving to the next level. But I must be honest with you. I can get so frustrated when I see the many ideas and organizations offering advice, help, or webinars to help grow your business and feel it clearly is not for me. It’s overwhelming. Yet will I trust God through it all, even when it doesn’t feel right.

It can be so easy to give up, especially when the devil begins to play tricks on your mind trying to make you believe you are unworthy and can’t be used by God. Every day he comes at us with the same old tricks, same old stuff, on different days to destroy our hopes and dreams we know God has already given us. Nothing he does should surprise us and should never be a reason why we let him steal a thing from us. If God brought us to it, you best believe he will bring us through it. Believe. Won’t he do it!

Oftentimes we can be so busy looking for the right answers we believe are in alignment with what “we want” to find success and will miss the answer God already sent confirming his promise of what he already knows we will have. Faith is the key that unlocks the door to God’s power and paves the way to miracles and blessings! Walk in it. Go get your blessing!

Busyness is a lifestyle and a choice. Be careful to not be so busy you don’t have time to slow down and enjoy the life God promised you. Yes, delayed is never denied but in our busyness we can sometimes delay our own destiny to the point we miss our final destination. Many times answers can be right in front of you.

There will come times in our lives when we cannot see God in anything and feel as though he is not there, especially when our circumstances are at a crossroad when filled with hopelessness and despair. We mustn’t give up or give in to the enemy because God is always with us, and will never leave us or forsake us.

Although it is easier said than done to not give up and at times can be so difficult to do when looking to the right and to the left at our circumstances, if we were to change our mindset, renew our hearts, and redirect our thoughts to the Word of God, we will possess enough in all things through what God has already given us; abounding grace. “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others” (2 Corinthians 9:8).

And remember, he always keeps his promises. He is a promise keeper, a heart fixer, a mind regulator, a way maker. He will make a way out of no way. Trust him. Keep the faith. We cannot do what we think needs to be done with things that are not in our control. We must give it to God. Leave it there. He will work it out for the greater good.

God is in control. He can do anything but fail. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or think. Stay prayed up. Read and meditate on the word every day, without ceasing. Because as soon as God opens the door we know no man can shut, the devil will seize the moment to put his best first foot forward in the crack only to be stomped on, rebuked, bound, and placed under our footstool! His mission aborted and canceled! No weapon formed against us shall prosper.

God gave you a vision of promise. Don’t ever give up on your dreams. One phone call, one idea, one divine connection can be life changing. The vision is yet for the appointed time. Wait on God. Believe. It will surely come.

God is the God of impossible. No matter what we are going through or how impossible our situation looks on any given day, trust God believing he can and will make a way out of no way. Believe. It shall be done. God said it, I believe it that settles it!

Be blessed! – JD

Isaiah 55:11 “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (ESV)

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Walk in Humility and Watch the Power of God. Have An Attitude of Gratitude. Do Good for Others!

Their Heart JoaynnOur attitude can be our greatest asset the moment we open our eyes, and will determine our destiny, today. Count it all joy. Think positive.

To operate in humility is to bow down to the will of God and put the needs of others first before yourself, with no hidden agenda to exalt yourself. Pride or arrogance doesn’t get in the way of being a blessing to others. You seek God’s wisdom, listen to His Word, and seek to do what it says. It is then you will see the glory of God operate in your life when you least expect it.

Your works are not based on your own merit or what you’ve done to accomplish your will or find success. It doesn’t take cliques or clichés to be accepted. You don’t focus on making impressions on people that you may receive honor and glory. In all you do, God gets the glory.

We may never understand the workings of God but what we are assured of, He can do anything but fail. There is a reason God keeps you hidden for his purpose. Your work will not be in vain. He is working things out in your favor. The manifestation will be so great you will know it was God and God alone who worked out the situation on your behalf, met every need, and showed himself strong.

Walk in truth, honor, and humility and watch the power of God. Forgo your own desires and don’t be afraid to inconvenience yourself to do good for others. God will reward your faithfulness. Don’t look for people to accept, acknowledge or approve of you. You don’t need to be part of a certain group to feel worthy and do the work of the Lord you are called to do.

Regardless of what others think of you, be worthy of the calling God has given you. He ordained it. You have a choice. Humble yourself or a life-changing experience will do it for you.

Be Blessed! – JD

Philippines 2:3-113 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (ESV)

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Preparation Comes Before Elevation. Hold On. Your Breakthrough is Coming!

Stand JoaynnWhat If I told you God is a restorer, would you believe me? What If I told you He is a deliverer, would you doubt his ability? His promise is his Word. Believe him. Won’t he do it!

A strong indication of spiritual growth is when you lean totally on God for strength, no matter the circumstance. You choose to respond to situations according to God’s Word and not react based on your emotions. God is doing something through you in the trial. He is trying to teach you something. Take note, learn the lesson. Apply the Word of God to your life, no matter the storm. Find your purpose.

Each and every one of us will go through or have gone through trials that left us wondering why, never understanding God’s plan. Yet in the trial, we discover the kind of faith we truly have. Tests, trials, tribulations, and troubles are not meant to break us but are designed to help us grow. It is where we find our purpose. No matter the circumstance, know that God is there in the midst of your trouble. Humble yourself before the Lord. Have faith. God will take care of it. Trust him.

Be encouraged today. God made a way out of no way. Praise God! You’re still standing. The glory of the Lord is our strength. We can do all things through Christ Jesus. Have faith. He who began a good work in you will complete it. We will never understand when God does what he does. Stop trying to make sense of what he does. Trust Him even when it doesn’t make sense. God got this!

If you’re believing God for something and it seems like it’s taking too long, don’t give up. Hold on. Preparation comes before elevation. God wants what’s best for you. He has to prepare you before he promotes you. Keep doing the right thing. Trust God. His grace is sufficient.

Repeat after me, I’m not defined by my past. I’m a child of God. Fearfully and wonderfully made. I know who I am. I’m more than a conqueror!

Be blessed! – JD

Philippians 4:12-13 “I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (ESV)

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This is For You, A Mother Who Loves Unconditionally

“My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.” (Proverbs 1:8-9 NLT)

It saddens me when I read, hear, or observe children young and old of today who think life is all about them when they choose to disrespect, disobey, and disregard the value of having their mother and father.

If you were to ask, not all, but maybe one person
Whose mother or father is no longer with them what life is like without them,
They would tell you in a way you would never understand
Because you will never know
until it becomes your way of life when God takes them.

My mother always says, “Give me my roses while I’m here,
Because I can’t smell them when I’m gone”
You may think all is well and take for granted she will always be here,
But wait until she’s gone.
You will have no choice but to live without her
And all will not be as well as you thought once she’s gone.

My mother may be miles away
And while I cannot say what life will be like
When she’s no longer here on earth
I wouldn’t trade my mother, disrespect her, and disregard her advice,
Or disobey her for anything in this world.

Please know God sees everything.
He’s always listening.
And he has no problem taking away
The best ones that they may live in peace with him.

My advice to those, whose mother is still with them,
Cherish her while she’s here with you.
Believe it or not, it is her prayers every day that carries you through.
Don’t wait til she’s gone to stand at her final day of rest and say,
“Mom if I shoulda, woulda, coulda I would take it all back.”
Once she’s gone, there’s no coming back.

Stop thinking you know everything in your refusal to listen,
When she only wants what’s best for you.
Stop disrespecting her to prove a point
When in the long run, in reality,
It will have a long lasting effect on you.

Stop competing with your mother who you think is like your friends.
Your mother is God’s gift sent to you on this side of heaven.
She is not like your friends.
She’s your confidant who you should be able to confide in.
She’s your God-gifted friend.

Don’t let your pride get in the way
and cause you to miss your blessing.
Because one day, when it’s too late
when she’s taken up on the other side of heaven.
You will never get the chance to say
“I’m sorry, I forgive you and I forgive me too.”
You’ll never get the chance to hug or kiss her
Or do the things, in your stubbornness, you refused to do.
Yet, when she’s gone, she still will watch over you.
No matter what you may do to her, she will never turn her back on you.

Just try getting shot, going to prison, lose a job or friend,
Or get physically hurt to the point of death.
Try breaking a leg, stumping a toe, or meet with life’s disappointments.
She will always have your back.
She’ll embrace you with loving arms and will watch your back.

Watch how she will be there for you.
She will never stop loving you
No matter what you do to her or what happens to you.

Mothers will love you beyond death, no matter what you do to us.
That my dear ones, is what I call a mother’s unconditional love.
Cherish and treasure her.

Signed, ME

This is for you, from a mother who loves unconditionally.

Be blessed! -JD

Proverbs 23:22-25 “Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.23 Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.25 Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.”

Proverbs 31:25-30 “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. 27 She looks well to the ways of her household

If you were to ask, not all, but maybe one person
Whose mother or father is no longer with them what life is like without them,
They would tell you in a way you would never understand
Because you will never know until it becomes your way of life when God takes them.

My mother always says, “Give me my roses while I’m here,
Because I can’t smell them when I’m gone”
You may think all is well and take for granted she will always be here,
But wait until she’s gone.
You will have no choice but to live without her
And all will not be as well as you thought once she’s gone.

My mother may be miles away from me.
And while I cannot say what life will be like
When she’s no longer here on earth
I wouldn’t trade my mother, disrespect her, and disregard her advice,
Or disobey her for anything in this world.

Please know God sees everything.
He’s always listening.
And he has no problem taking away
The best ones that they may live in peace with him

My advice to those, whose mother is still with them,
Cherish her while she’s here with you.
Believe it or not, it is her prayers every day that carries you through.
Don’t wait til she’s gone to stand at her final day of rest and say,
“Mom if I shoulda, woulda, coulda I would take it all back.”
Once she’s gone, there’s no coming back.

Stop thinking you know everything in your refusal to listen,
When she only wants what’s best for you.
Stop disrespecting her to prove a point
When in the long run, in reality,
It will have a long lasting effect on you.

Stop competing with your mother who you think is like your friends.
Your mother is God’s gift sent to you on this side of heaven.
She is not like your friends.
She’s your confidant who you should be able to confide in.
She’s your God-gifted friend.

Don’t let your pride get in the way and cause you to miss your blessing.
Because one day, when it’s too late when she’s taken up on the other side of heaven.
You will never get the chance to say “I’m sorry, I forgive you and I forgive me too.”
You’ll never get the chance to hug or kiss her
Or do the things, in your stubbornness, you refused to do.
Yet, when she’s gone, she will still watch over you.
No matter what you may do to her, she will never turn her back on you.

Just try getting shot, going to prison, lose a job or friend,
Or get physically hurt to the point of death.
Try breaking a leg, stumping a toe, or meet with life’s disappointments.
She will always have your back.
She’ll embrace you with loving arms and will watch your back.

Watch how she will be there for you.
She will never stop loving you
No matter what you do to her or what happens to you.

Mothers will love you beyond death, no matter what you do to us.
That my dear ones, is what I call a mother’s unconditional love.
Cherish and treasure her.
Signed, ME
This is for you, from a mother who loves unconditionally.

and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” 30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

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