I Get To!

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Hey loves! So what were you doing just 30 seconds ago before you started reading this? Were you checking emails? Were you cleaning? Were you working? Were you exercising? Were you eating lunch? Whatever you were doing, were you enjoying it??

So often I find myself mindlessly or reluctantly going about my daily tasks. I’ll often do things with the mentality, “Here we go again…” Getting dressed feels like a chore. Cooking is like pulling teeth. My routine seems dull and lifeless. But what if I changed my mindset from a “Have To” mindset to a “Get To” mindset?? 

What if instead of saying, “I have to get ready for work,” I said to myself, “I get to get ready for work!”

What if instead of saying, “I have to work-out now,” I said to myself, “I get to work-out now!”

What if instead of saying, “I have to choose healthy food for lunch,” I said to myself, “I get to choose healthy food for lunch!”

Do you see what that does?? It totally transforms my perspective! It shifts me from focusing on the negative in every situation to the blessing in every situation! It shifts me from a heart of entitlement to a heart of thanksgiving!

When I say, “I have to get ready for work,” I am totally taking for granted so many of the amazing blessings God has given me! “I get to get ready for work,” reminds me that God has provided me with an amazing job, that He’s never failed to provide for me, and that He’s given me gifts and abilities that I get to use to help others!

When I say, “I have to work-out now,” I’m only focused on the momentary physical discomfort of exercising. But when I say, “I get to work-out now,” I’m reminded that God has blessed me with a beautiful body with arms and legs that work! I’m reminded that my body is the temple of His Holy Spirit! I’m reminded that every time I exercise, He blesses me with increased energy!

So what were you doing right before reading this? Was it something you felt you had to do? Take a moment right now and transform that “Have To” into a “Get To!” Write down 5 things you always feel like you have to do. Then rewrite them into get to’s and discover the hidden blessings in all your daily tasks!

When you begin to work-out and eat healthily out of a “Get To” mindset, it’s a game-changer!!

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. -Colossians 3:17

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. -John 10:10

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. -James 1:17

Embrace the Struggle

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Do you feel like you’ve been in a winter season? Are you going through some tough times with your finances, your relationships, your health? You’re not alone. I want to tell you today why we have to learn to embrace the struggle. We must praise Jesus even when we don’t want to.

Ever since I quit my full-time job last year to follow what God told me He wanted me to do with my life (just my coaching business), it has been the most AWESOME year but also the HARDEST year of my life. When we are following God’s path, the enemy gets PISSED. He does not want to see us spread god’s word, he doesn’t want us to be happy, overcome struggles, or have breakthroughs. And the closer you get to God, the more you are going to struggle because of the enemy. So we HAVE to embrace the struggle!

Whenever you are struggling with something & it gets particularly intense, it’s a sign that your breakthrough is right around the corner. This happens to me all the time. I even experiences struggles right after a breakthrough; which is where I have been recently. My finances and my self image are my two areas of weakness where I struggle with putting my happiness or identity in those areas. I know that I have to put my identity in God & that’s all that matters. So I am learning to embrace the struggle.

Well, PRAISE God that I have had financial breakthroughs & finally a breakthrough with my weight this year. Then as soon as those breakthroughs happen – BAM – I have more struggles. I get discouraged when the scale doesn’t go down or my income doesn’t increase. And that is the ENEMY right there because he knows that I am about to break all the chains & have freedom. So he is taunting me & doing all he can to hold me back. That is why we have to embrace the struggle.

God has been telling me that I am about to have an EPIC breakthrough & I KNOW this is true because He promises me that & He has given me visions for my future. And it is the same for YOU my friend! God has a HUGE plan for your life & He promises you that it will happen. If you are struggling right now, your breakthrough is right around the corner. Don’t let the enemy hold you back – embrace the struggle!

Don’t forget to always love yourself!

And please RT or share with anyone this may help.

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Are You Feeding God’s Temple with Trash?

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Our discussion during my first egroup (Bible study) last night sparked me to blog about this today. Are you feeding God’s temple with trash? 

Now I don’t want to offend you by that because my diet used to consist of alcohol, fried foods, & sugars. I definitely did NOT treat my body like a temple until a couple years ago. But 1 Corinthians 6:19 tells us that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. So would you go up to God & put trash in His temple?

What you eat affects a lot more than just your body – it affects your mood, emotions, your spirit, & physical well being. It is so important to take care of our bodies to honor God – not to just look good or get a six pack. He put us on this earth to honor Him. So I really want you to think - are you feeding God’s temple with trash?

Here is a brief explanation of why we should treat our bodies like temples. I will blog more about this next week!

Until then, don’t forget to love yourself!

And please RT or share with anyone this may help.

Xoxo,

Jess <3

 

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