Simplify your life!

 

Today, I wanted to share some practical ways that we can simplify our lives, avoid distractions and frustrations by prioritizing.

We live in a world that advises us to hustle and to do a gazillion things to get a head. These things can not only become distractions but they can seriously cause us to lose sight of priorities and cause unnecessary problems in our lives.

In order to simplify our lives we have to determine what things in our lives are activites and what things are priorities.

In Luke 10:41-42 Martha chose to make being a good hostess a priority but her sister Mary made sitting at Jesus feet and hearing what He had to say her priority. When Martha became frustrated (she was totally distracted and focused on the wrong things) and asked Jesus to check Mary for not helping her Jesus responded “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her”

So what did Mary do that made her able to relax and keep it simple??

Made God and the things of God her priority

Sitting and learning from Jesus was more important to her than running around and being a good hostess.

The truth is without the presence of God nothing we attempt will be fruitful anyway. We should make it a habit to pray daily, seek guidance/direction 1st before moving throughout the day. Once we make being in God’s presence a priority we can make it a habit to live in His peace.

Today I am challenging you to make a list of activities and then make a separate list of priorities. This week be sure to put the priorities before the activities and watch how God moves in your life. I’m challenging myself too!!!

Share your tips to simplifying your life below!

Be BOLD

Be BEAUTIFUL

Be YOU

Shanae

Inspiration|Tag… You’re it!!

“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.”

Proverbs 18:10 NIV

                           As I read this scripture I had a flash back into my childhood. 

 

I remembered playing tag as a child. We would choose the biggest rock in the middle of the complex to be “base” and then we’d choose someone to be “it”. That person would count and then come chasing after us all, trying to lay hands on anyone they could. If you were caught then you were it but, if you made it to base you were guaranteed safety. You were untouchable!! Most times, once you hit base the one that was “it” wouldnt even come near you because they knew you were safe on that rock.

 

As I meditated on that scripture I realized the similarities in that game, my life and how today Christ is that rock for me and many others.
As I continued to roll it around in my head the word “righteous” stuck out to me. It was as if I had gotten the basics, but RIGHTEOUS was the key word.

So what does righteous mean?? 
Basically it’s living your life according to the word of God, Living Gods way….

Many times we skip over “Righteous”. Maybe we don’t really understand what it means, or righteous living isn’t something were ready for, but we’ll have to get ready because according to the Word, those are the ones the promise is for.

“the RIGHTEOUS run to it and are safe”

So many things are constantly after us. Our past, addictions, negative mindsets, fears, exes (They’re bad too girl 😂). They don’t want to just “tag” us out they want to TAKE US OUT!! They want us to give up on our dreams our faith AND our life! But no matter how much they chase us we have ALWAYS have a BASE to run to. With Christ we are guaranteed safety. We are UNTOUCHABLE!!

 

 

If you don’t have a personal relationship with Him, I encourage you to receive Him today. Confess Him as your Lord and Savior and ask Him to enter your life today. You’ll be glad you did!! 

 

 

Be BOLD

Be BEAUTIFUL

Be YOU

Shanae

A BIG mistake I’ve been making

I like to consider myself a realist when it comes to a lot of things.

Then there is that part of me that loves to dream. About my future and how much my life will change… Soon!

But I HAVE to be honest with myself… And as much as I hate to admit it….  I am NOT a celebrity…. Yet (speaking it into existence)

But, when it comes to how we see and present ourselves we tend to compare ourselves to other. Not just regular others either.. Celebrity others!

Like, I may do a awesome makeup tutorial and see a well known YouTuber and totally discredit myself and my work because hers is so much better than mine.  Silly I know but I’ve recognized that I am not the only woman that does that.

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Comparison is a super big confidence killer!!

The thing is.. I am a real woman working hard to reach my goals. I haven’t gotten to that status yet so how can I compare myself to someone that has?? Honestly, We are not yet on the same level.

It’s unfair to me for me to do that!

SOOO I’ve decided that I will no longer compare myself to others but instead I will embrace where I am and my journey and continue to grow into all God has created me to be. No bigger slap in Gods face then to wish to be where someone else is… Right??!!

I’m keeping my eyes on my own makeup! images5A5A7LEQ

So I have a question for you.. Who are you comparing yourself to?

Have any tips on avoiding comparisons?? Comment  below

Stay Confident!

Shanae