I Get To!

GetTo1 I Get To!

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

Body, Mind, & Soul Work Together


body mind soul Body, Mind, & Soul Work Together

I’m super passionate about how the body, mind, & soul all work together, but sometimes I need to remind myself that as well.

As I’ve mentioned in my FB posts, I’ve had an off week. I am not beating myself up & I know I am human, but I am trying to show you something that will help you so hear me out.

Between feeding my body too many foods that aren’t good for me, trying to adapt to a new schedule, not getting enough sleep, & not getting in more than one devotion time a day I’ve been completely jacked up feeling! But, I was thinking & it all started with one thing being off.

I wasn’t feeding my body properly, so it affected me mentally. Because of that I felt more sluggish & not as motivated, so I didn’t care so much about doing extra devotion time or going to bed early (just being real). Even though I know those things are so good for me!

But just that one thing derailed me & had a domino effect. If one is off balance, the others will be as well. And I know when my spiritual life is off & I’m not putting The Lord first, everything else gets thrown off. The body, mind, & soul work together.

And honoring God with my body by eating healthy & properly IS part of my relationship with Him. No wonder the Holy Spirit has felt uncomfortable within my body because I haven’t been taking care of it like I normally would!

Again, I know I’m human & I know we all make mistakes. That’s what we learn from & that’s what I’m taking this last off week as; a lesson from God because He is my Father & is trying to show me I need to get myself together. The body, mind, & soul work together.

I just wanted to share this with y’all & be transparent about my struggles in hopes that it’ll help someone else. These were never things I understood before when I was 60 lbs heavier & not living for The Lord. But I’m thankful for my struggles because they make me stronger & most importantly it’s my testimony to share to help others. The body, mind, & soul work together.

If you ever have a prayer request or need help with something, don’t hesitate to email me or message me on Facebook!

How to Have Faith in God During Hard Times

faith How to Have Faith in God During Hard Times

Today God put on my heart to share with you how to have faith in God during hard times. 2013 was the best year of my life but also the hardest year of my life. To be really honest, it was hard at times to continue having faith. I just listened to an amazing sermon by Pastor Steven at Elevation Church (my church here in Charlotte) & it totally opened my mind to everything & how to continue to have faith in God during hard times.

The hard times & struggles we go through during our life may not be the most pleasant experience, but it’s all for a reason. Those trials will teach us something & help guide us in to the direction God wants us to go. Think about hard times you’ve gone through in the past & how they’ve turned out. God always has a plan even if we can’t see it.

No matter how much a situation beats us up or how much it hurt, God will always be there for us. He is always faithful & we have His promise that He WILL provide. Count your blessings, remember all the good things in your life, & all that you have to be thankful for. Reflect on all the things that HAVE changed & improved. Write those down.

faithful How to Have Faith in God During Hard Times

So this was short & simple but I wanted to show you how to have faith even when it hurts. God is always faithful, as long as we give that faith to Him!

Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3