Welcome to Motivational Mondays!
First things first, what is Motivational Mondays?
Just like it sounds, to motivate, to empower, and to encourage you on the first day of a fresh week. I don't know about you but Mondays can be a drag for me, so sometimes words of encouragement and positivity are helpful to start my day off right.
Motivational Monday's topic is:
I wanted to take the time to have a moment of reflection on this post, because a lot, and I mean a lot has happened to us all this year.
Some are out of work, some have lost homes, some are having to be mom/dad and teacher. Some are essential workers and are risking their lives every day to help those who are in need. Some are still fighting for rights and protesting the injustices that are happening all around us with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Not to mention in just a few short weeks we will be welcoming a new president into the Oval Office. So much has happened this year it seemed like we had a whole decade worth of events happening in one year. I pray that 2021 is much more lowkey than this year was.
What have you learned thus far from this year?
Clarity and Understanding
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
This year taught me to not lean on my own understanding but rather to trust and put my faith in God. Only God knows what the true outcome will be, only he knows how the next thing will play out. I have learned that I need to activate my faith muscle by reading the Word in the Holy Bible, praying frequently, and worshiping. I had to understand that my will is not the same as God’s will. God’s will is much grander and comes with being in his everlasting favor.
Consistency and Self- Discipline
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58
I learned that being consistent and having the building up the self-discipline to be able to fulfill my duties as a kingdom child is key. I have to be consistent and take the time to be in the Word and use my experiences to help others. Consistency is reading the bible every day, praying every day, and talking with God every day. It takes self-discipline to not give up and to keep going even when the road ahead looks like it is getting tough. Remember it is when the road is the toughest that we need God the most.
Protecting My Peace
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
This lesson was one that I had to learn the hard way. I had to learn how to set boundaries and let my “no” be enough. When we are protecting our peace and serenity we don’t owe anyone an explanation. If it comes down to it I will leave you where you are because at the end of the day I have to protect my heart and well being. I can’t do that if I am overextending myself and trying to give from an empty glass. Don’t let people guilt you into trying to change your mind either, if it is not working for you then let it go. Protect your peace and your mind.
Giving Myself Credit
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
This year I discovered the importance of giving myself credit. So many times we overlook our successes and accomplishments. We become so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we rarely take the time to pat ourselves on the back. I am growing every day and I am not the same person that I was one year ago, eight months ago, seven weeks ago, three days ago, or even a few hours ago. Each day we have a new opportunity to repent, grow, learn, and become the people that God has ordained us to be. Give yourself credit especially when you are doing everything you can.
Building a Support System
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
1 Corinthians 15:33
When you hear people say “it takes a village” let me tell you, they mean it. It is so important to analyze your environment and the people in your circle. Not everyone wants to see you do well. In fact, I can almost guarantee you that there are people who are praying against you right now. We have to surround ourselves with people that will be there to support us and tell us when we are wrong. We need to surround ourselves with unconditional and limitless love. Be mindful when you are picking your circle.
**I hope everyone has a safe and blessed week and I will see you all on Saturday for our Weekly Topic Saturdays**
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