LIFE ON LOAN

When you are loaned something, you are meant to do something good with it. You are meant to first appreciate and be grateful for that which you did not have, learn and grow. To be able to multiply what was given. And return what was given.

School loans are given so you can learn and grow and make something better of yourself than what you were. You are expected to apply your knowledge gained and gain an income to pay back what is not yours, but was given to you. To help you!

Now that is just money! You see how people hound you when you do not pay back what you owe. I hear students complain all the time that they owe on their student loans and are getting harassed. Ummmm… Harassed??? YOU OWE THEM!!! They helped you! I am assuming that if you had not taken the loan you would not have been able to attend school if it were not for them!

But no judgement! I’ve had to catch myself in the past for doing it too.

Now with God. Did you know your life is not your own? That you belong to him? That he made the ultimate sacrifice of giving his ONLY son Jesus. Jesus gave his LIFE to pay for yours? He paid for YOUR sins, not his! Which the price for this was death. A perfect and sinless man endured this for you! All because he LOVEs you!

What a heart! Can you imagine having a heart like his? Are you willing to die for someone to pay what they owe? Someone who may or may not even recognize what you did for them? And even after he freely gives YOU the choice to have a relationship with him. And what do you give him back? What could you ever give someone back for something so tremendously selfless? And those words do no justice to describe. I honestly can not think of words that do justice to describe something of this caliber. How can you NOT show gratitude???

And all he asks is for a relationship with you! To spend time with him and celebrate him and follow his will and do things they way he knows are the best for YOU. Not him. Everything he has done and will do is FOR YOU!

Are you living right? Are you abiding by his will? Are you even trying or do you even care?

Think on things that are good. Of character and integrity. Be GREAT!

Jesus died for me… The LEAST I can do is live for him!

Your WHY…

People are rushing and pushing and fighting to be.
But what they are usually doing is attempting to compete with what they believe they should have accomplished by a specific time (age) or point in life. Normally because of what someone else has.

That’s not how things should go.

Your souls mission is to BECOME everything IT was meant to.
Now this is special for each SPECIFIC person.

So let’s say Gods plan for YOU was for you to be a GREAT Writer by let’s say 45.
Thriving across the board- mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially.
And to have reached your GREATest level in your career after 10 years of perfecting your craft.

Now… Don’t you think this process is going to take time and a procedure?
You can’t become GREAT instantaneously!
There is NO shortcut in life!
There is a process on this journey! You can’t rush it!
Honestly you should not want to!

I have personally NEVER seen ANYONE EVER microwave a cake and have a finished product!
It’s NOT possible!
It takes time and a steady heat of at least 300 degrees to bake a proper cake.
You can’t stick an aluminum cake pan of bater in a microwave on high for 3 minutes (please NEVER try this!!!! Aluminum DOES NOT belong in the microwave!!)
Just trust me!
That is not the right process for a cake!

So why are you rushing and pushing and prodding to BE something to compete with Cynthia Jones and her process and time frame in BECOMING.
Are you ready for what you want? Truly ready?
Are you prepared? Truly prepared and have reached the position of thriving across the board to BECOME as you are supposed to?
Once you get what you want… Have you the ability to sustain that? Not just get and have but keep?

Many don’t understand or BELIEVE (Belief and Faith is VERY important) that you can and WILL get what you want out of life!
But when you get it… Have you grown into the person God purposed you to BECOME to have and KEEP it?

STOP RUSHING!!!! Go through the process and experience it all so you do not miss something!

Your BECOMING was PURPOSED to maintain and sustain the life, lifestyle, and victory God has ALREADY given you!

BE GREAT!

YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE!

Ha ha!

Have you ever tried running from something that would catch you instead of accepting and facing it and looking it head on straight in the eyes?

I have!

For sooooooo long I was a runner!

I ran from everything!
God, my feelings and emotions, people, relationships, problems and issues, my past, myself, my calling.

But how many of you know that just cuz you run doesn’t mean you will get away? Doesn’t mean it will solve ANYTHING. Doesn’t mean you will be at peace.
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If you don’t know it right now… Just live a lil bit longer, you’ll find out!

When I learned to accept and stand on my two feet and deal… My life changed!

There’s no point in running from anything!
You know why?
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FEAR!

It was made up by the devil to distract you!

Have faith and be strong!
Know that God is intentional!
EVERYTHING happens for a reason!
And the one who created you (God) would not bring you to or put you through anything you can not handle!
What you are running from is exactly what is needed in your life!
To teach you, help you, correct you and grow you so you can become what you are meant to be!
Be GREAT!!!

THE MOST ACCEPTING PERSON

Do you know who the most accepting person is? The devil and his demons. Why? Because they don’t want you to change. They allow you to sin and do whatever you want in this world with no regard for your spirit, soul and eternity. Because… They do not have any of those things and do not want you to have any of them either!

Growing up I was always befriended by the “bad boy” … Those lost souls with demons inside them. They were so accepting! They were what I thought was “loyal”.

Ha! Loyalty? To want me to be as messed up as them?

Now… Let’s start this again.

Do you know who the most accepting person is?

GOD!

He knows everything you will do and have done and will forgive you for it when you stop trying to hide what he ALREADY knows! He will meet you right where you are and help you get yourself together to be what he created you to be.

He LOVEs you sooooo much that he sent his ONLY son to die for your sins! And it wasn’t an easy mission! It was torturous but he did it out of LOVE! Before you even sinned he took care of it because he did not want YOU to die and not have eternal life in his presence!

Do you know the price of sin?

We’re gonna go through Romans 6…

Romans 6 New International Version (NIV)

Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ

6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Slaves to Righteousness

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[b] Christ Jesus our Lord.   – Romans 6

Oh GRACE!

You don’t have to have it all together or all figured out! You just have to desire better and more for yourself, your life, your spirit, your soul, and your eternity!

Now tell me… Do YOU know LOVE?