No Need To Fear, Daddy Is Here!

Bike riding.  Something I really liked as a child. I remember being in like 1st or 2nd grade when my dad first showed me how to ride my bike. It was the cutest bike ever. You know the one with the basket in front and the colorful streamers on the handle bars. I loved that bike because it had training wheels. I felt secure because it was stable. I would ride down the block about two houses in both directions because my parents didn’t want me going to far. Then one day my dad told me it was time to take the training wheels off. I remember thinking why would he want me to fall. I can’t do it. It only took his comforting voice letting me know Daddy’s here. You see he was right behind me holding the seat as I began to pedal and before I knew it I was riding without fear.

There was no need to fear, because my daddy was there. I knew he would not let me fall. Life can be a scary place. There are so many unknowns, and I always thought I had to play it safe so I wouldn’t fall. I have been going through life with training wheels on because I like the idea of safety and security. Have you ever wondered who will catch me if I fall? Have you ever wondered who you can depend on?

Let me share this thought with you. Someone once said “God placed the best things in life on the other side of terror”. So the lesson to learn is there is nothing to fear. The thought that you will fail is just an illusion. Fear desires to be your master, and you the slave. Holding you captive from your destiny. The enemy doesn’t want us to have all that God has in store for his children! That’s right we are HIS children!

In the message translation, the bible says in Romans 8:15-17, “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirit and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us – an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!”

Isn’t it good to know Our Father is with us every step of the way. I know he loves me and only wants the very best for me! I have the privilege of being his child. I am no longer a slave to fear but a child of God. As a child of a king I have complete access to his inheritance!  I want it all! I want my Destiny!

So what’s next Daddy??!! I have no fear, I know you are here!!

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Perfect Peace

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillippians 4:7

  
Life happens! If you have never experienced your share of heartache keep living. I know we all like to wear a mask and paint perfect pictures of our lives. We only expose the good things and leave what is troubling us hidden. But I want you to know there is a peace, a God-giving peace that is unexplainable. When you learn to tap into it nothing will break you. 

The problem we make is trying to handle it on our own. 1 Peter 5:7 says it like this, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you”. NLT.  We don’t have to hold on to it. Give it to God and don’t try to pick it up again. You don’t have total control over your situation anyway so you might as well give it to him. 

When you try to hang on to it, you leave yourself open to negative thoughts and depression. You were not meant to carry these burdens alone. Psalms 55:22, “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” NLT.  It is not his desire to see you down and out, but strong and unmovable.

When you do these things, I promise you, he will grant you peace. The kind of peace that catches people off guard because they don’t understand why you haven’t lost your mind. The kind of peace that when you lose your job you are still smiling, the kind of peace that after your heart has been broken you still hold your head up unashamed. The kind of peace that when you lost your love one you can still stand in the gap and pray for someone else. I’m telling you this peace truly surpassing any human understanding and comprehension. 

He is waiting to stand guard, to protect your heart and mind from the cares of this world! To receive this peace all you have to do is trust in Jesus. “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixes on You!” Isaiah 26:3 NLT. So turn to the one who has your best interest at heart. Nothing in this life is easy, life won’t go as planned. Things will get rough but you don’t have to endure it alone. You don’t have to be drowning in depression, but trust God and he will give you peace. Perfect Peace!

“If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small”

Do your dreams scare you? 

As a child I had a pretty big imagination. I was a huge Disney fan and I really believed in fairytales.

“A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you are fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heart aches, whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling thru. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing the dream that you wish will come true” -Cinderella

“When you wish upon a star makes no difference who you are, anything your heart desires, will come to you” -Disney’s Pinocchio

These songs make it sound so simple, just make a wish and it will come true, but we all know that is not real life. It is not enough to dream but we have to put in the work to make our dreams come true.

Not to mention real life comes with complications, things that will try to detour us from achieving our dreams. Things that will make you want to give up all together. 

Or maybe you feel you are not good enough or qualified enough to have what you desire. You feel your dream is so far from where you are right now that you couldnt possibly attain it.

That’s when its okay to go back to that childlike mindset. You know when you truly believed. Then you can tell yourself anything is possible. You just have to be willing to step out on faith. There is no time limit in accomplishing your dreams. The only person who will get in your way is you.

I know its hard because in my short adult life I have become more of a realist. I was ready to settle for just mediocre days. I was getting complacent with the way things were. Then I stumbled on this quote “If your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s too small. That’s when I realized I was limiting myself from having all I truly deserved. 

So what if it doesn’t work out or if I make a few mistakes, at least I tried it right. I have to tell myself it is okay if you are unsure about the unknown. It’s okay to even be afraid. Just do it!

Do you really want to wake up one day and see how life has passed you by and you never had the courage to DO! Its not enough just to dream. Have faith in your dreams and trust God for guidance.

I encourage you to write your dreams down, you may not be able to share them with anyone cause they may not understand. Start that vision board, take a class, start the business, write the book, etc. Whatever God had laid on your heart lets try to make our dreams a reality and be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire!

-your ordinary girl

Happy Anniversary…already?


I can’t believe I just hit my one year anniversary for my blog. It all started as a way of therapy for me. I was in a new place, new job, and going through somethings emotionally. I would usually just write in my journal but decided to take a different approach. I give credit to my Mom who would tell me you need to write a book after she would read a 150 character facebook post. Gotta love Moms. So I thought blogging would be a good way to test her idea. 

Why did I ever believe I had something to say, or that people would want to read it? All I know is I will try to be more consistent. I have always kept a journal. I love to write things down on a date and go back and read them again. It is my way of keeping up with my goals, progress I have made or how I was feeling at that time.  

Grammer police, don’t arrest me.  I will do better.  My goal is to focus on better writing this year.  Thanks to all that have ever read, like, commented anything I have ever written.  

My hope is that I will encourage or inspire you in someway through my own experiences.  I am just learning, growing and figuring it all out as I go.

Just thinking…

Growing up in church, I didn’t hear to many feel good messages. You know the messages that teach you how to go after your dreams, obtain wealth, be motivated and inspired to get through your week. The sermons that tell you your blessing is on the way, it’s your season and the favor of God is on your life. 

Now don’t get me wrong I love these type of messages. It’s just as a child, What I mostly remember hearing was you need to get right with God. My grandfather praying “Cast the devil out of my mind!” Sermons telling us to get before the Lord and stay on the altar, cry out to God for deliverance. They preached about Hell. They preached about consecration. Most sermons were a rebuke, or about repentance. It wasn’t nothing for a prophet to call you out and tell you your life’s story….and no one was offended because that person was ministering under the power of God.

Which do your prefer??

All I know is I love God, and He said if you love me you will keep my commandments. If you don’t love God you are excused. As a Christian, I am not perfect, but by the grace of God I believe he is able to keep me from falling. I never want to sin purposefully. But if I do sin, I know I need to ask God for forgiveness. I don’t believe I can just live my life doing whatever and still go to Heaven, which is my ultimate goal. Again, if you don’t believe you are excused.  

 
I am a #believer…of God’s word! 

Choose who you will serve!

Betrayed By A Kiss

If you live long enough you will most certainly at one point or another have to deal with betrayal. Betrayal is apart of life and more often than not it comes from the ones we love the most. The definition of betray simply means, according to the Merriam-Webster, to give information about (a person, group, country, etc.) to an enemy or to hurt (someone who trusts you, such as a friend or relative) by not giving help or by doing something morally wrong. Plainly speaking to the act of betrayal means you are unfaithful and disloyal. 

Why would you think you would be exempt? Even Jesus was betrayed…

So how do you respond when betrayal arrives at your front door?

Brightside Somewhere

As I sit alone in a crowded restaurant waiting for my food in a room full of strangers my mind starts to wonder. I start to look around at all the people who seem to be enjoying life while I am sitting back watching mine pass me by.  As I reflect, I can’t help but wonder how did I get here? 

Jesus said, I have come not just to give you life but for you to have life more abundantly. Is it that I am expecting too much out of this life? Is it not enough to have life, health and strength? Is it wrong to want more? I have been spending most of my time just waiting for the day to be over, just to repeat the same cycle again. I know that I have the power to change my life, but the real question is  what  is God’s plan for my life?

I know I have purpose, I know there is a reason for my being here…right? I thought college would give me purpose, I thought having a career would give me purpose, I thought getting married would give me purpose, maybe it is having children….? What will it take for me to be fulfilled?

An ocean of unanswered questions is all I have. This is not some attempt for pity or attention. What do you do when you are good at most things but a master of none? What do you do when life didn’t go as planned and you wonder was it all just false hope? I have always tried to do right thing. 

So my mind tells me to just keep going, keep trying, keep writing, keep holding on to the promise that God will never leave you or forsake you. Keep believing that even in the hard times that things will work together for your good. Know that when you don’t feel God, He is there! Remember when it looks like there are only one set of footprints in the sand, that those were the times He carried you!

One day I will look back over my life and see how it all made since. Until then I will keep hoping that my spirit will flame on. That a fiery passion will ignite and consume me for that great God-appointed time to help others.

On another note, with all the tragedies and horrible things really going on in the world I will stop thinking about myself. I will be grateful for my life and I’ll just sit here waiting alone in a restaurant full of strangers for my dinner …singing to myself “there is a bright side somewhere…”
#randomthoughts

#nottobetakentoseriously

#grammarpolicesdontarrestme

You, Lord, are all I want! You are my choice, and you keep me safe.  You make my life pleasant, and my future is bright.

Psalms 16 CEVDCUS06


http://bible.com/303/psa.16.5-6.CEVDCUS06

I Ain’t Never Scared!

When I read this scripture I immediately thought of the Bone Crusher song “I Ain’t Never Scared”!

Why should we be scared? Why should we be fearful when Jesus is with us! Fear is an illusion. If you fall, you can get back up. Take a leap of faith to be courageous.

I am really going to meditate on this scripture all week to retrain my mind that I am strong and that I can do what every I want.

Whatever goals you want to accomplish this week, this month, this year…just do it! Do it without fear. God is with you. You don’t have to be afraid.

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I am back on my health kick! I am starting a diet tomorrow that I did back in high school. It worked for me then, I hope it works for me now. The goals is to be smaller by the time my vacation starts next month.

My birthday is in 4 weeks! Let’s see how many pounds and inches I will lose!

The goal is to workout 5 days a week and stick to this diet plan! I am posting this blog to give me the motivation! The struggle is real!

#Weightloss
#teamhealthy