Posts Tagged ‘Proverbs 31’


Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

It’s almost time to go back to school. Yesterday, I received a call from a supervisor who called to give me my new assignment for the upcoming year. It ended up being a different job than what I was told last week {at Wally world} by the head supervisor over our department. Immediately, I felt anxious! It was as if I stepped back a few months and picked up all the burdens and stress that I felt as the school year was coming to an end. So much had happened during the year. It was a rollercoaster of changes and insecurities.

I had prayed that I wouldn’t have to feel that way in the new year. Hopelessness and stress seemed to be my ball-n-chain last year. I couldn’t mentally take it….again! So, I questioned myself. How can you do this? Is there a way to feel secure (even when your job takes twists and turns) and trust that God is in control of everything? He is in control, right? Yes. He has a plan and I want to be a part of it.

I’ve had a little hope infusion thanks to a sweet Proverbs 31 blogger Melissa Taylor. God led me right to her Top 10 Ways You Can Choose Hope and Claim Peace post! Wow, what an inspiring boost for my spirit! It was as if she wrote it just for me. Thanks Melissa! I feel inspired to even make my own list! And to actually refer to it during the tense times that are sure to be ahead.

1) Refuse to worry. God has a plan. Trust Him.

2) Don’t take everything personally. If I feel attacked, refer to #1.

3) Count my blessings. Being thankful changes all attitudes.

4) Capture my thoughts. 2 Cor. 10:5, Proverbs 4:23

5) Rest in Christ. Read, pray & obey!

Satan is a master deceiver. He wants me to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. So, I’m putting on a new attitude. I’m changing my hopeless to hopeful!

I’m excited about my future. I know you have a plan to prosper me and not harm me. Help me to live outloud for you. Let those around me see you in me through my words, actions and behaviors.

by Max Lucado

Today’s thoughts are tomorrow’s actions.
Today’s jealousy is tomorrow’s temper tantrum.
Today’s bigotry is tomorrow’s hate crime.
Today’s anger is tomorrow’s abuse.
Today’s lust is tomorrow’s adultery.
Today’s greed is tomorrow’s embezzlement.
Today’s guilt is tomorrow’s fear.

Is this a hint?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Everywhere I’ve turned lately….I seem to run right back into it. Blogging, reading and talking with friends….it’s a common theme. What is it? It’s insecurity! Why is it everywhere? I don’t know….but I do know it affects most of us on a pretty regular basis.  Insecurity is crippling!  It holds us back and keeps us stuck like molasses.  I like to think of myself as confident and sure…but the honest truth is that I’ve struggled many times with thinking negatively about myself.  The last year or so….I’ve been convinced that I’ve lost my mojo!  I just feel completely useless and inadequate.  Does this happen to you?  Tell me I’m not crazy!

Beth Moore has recently finished what I think is going to be one of her BEST BOOKS EVER.  The title….So Long Insecurity!  The release date….February 2nd 2010!  The big deal….she’s inviting women to join her in going through the book as soon as it comes out in February!  I can’t wait!  This is not a coincidence, I tell ya!  It is a God thing! Beth’s blog post here gives a little more details.  If anyone can speak the truth on a touchy subject….it’s Beth Moore!  This is a must read, ladies!  I pray you will join up.

Lysa Terkeurst (another rockin Bible teaching gal) posted on this topic at (In)courage’s blog yesterday.  A co-inka-dink?  NO, I DON’T THINK SO!!  Go read her take on it.  This girl knows how to touch a heart.  She’s real….and she isn’t afraid to tell what’s dirty and icky in her walk with Christ.  Or what holds her back.  I love her ministry too, Proverbs 31 is instrumental in showing women the way TO the Savior that loves them.  I also read her personal blog (which is filled with REAL) and feel challenged everytime to stay on course with what God expects of me.  Thanks Lysa!  And Beth!

I hope you feel incredible today.  I hope you get a glimpse somewhere along the way of how God see’s you.  I hope someone shows you kindness and affirmation…..and that you would do the same to another.  It’s up to us, ladies…..we can help stamp out insecurity!  Be a friend….reach out to someone that you wouldn’t normally talk to.  Let God’s love flow through you and touch someone that may be feeling like they don’t fit in.  You can do it!

Now that’s a challenge!

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.