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Self-less…Self-ish?

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Who said we must care for others before we care for ourselves? So many times we put things and people before our own well-being…Self-less? To be selfless you are more concerned with the needs and wishes of others at your own expense. The majority of the time being selfless will leave you depressed, frustrated, sick and tired. What a reward for your selfless acts. How did we become so acquiescent? Where did this need to be the hero or she-ro for those that summonses come from? What are you lacking within yourself that you’re trying to fulfill by this superficial validation? Why would you constantly want to sacrifice or martyr yourself? Sacrifice by definition means to slaughter and martyr to suffer or die; what have you done that warrants such retribution? Don’t you love yourself? You should never put anyone or anything before the precious being God created that is…You! You have a right to take care of you first. Anyone that says differently ask them to neglect themselves for you and see what happens. Self-ish…isn’t altogether a bad thing. You have need of yourself. You’re just as important as anyone else in your life. If you are having trouble reconciling that being somewhat selfish isn’t bad, consider this. Taking care of yourself is a great selfless act especially when you consider others that will benefit from your sacrifice. If you want to be strong enough and healthy enough to care for a sick loved one, you must take care of yourself; mind, body and spirit. If you want to be an asset to your employer; you’re no benefit if you’re sick and having to always call in. You must take care of yourself in order to be able to function at peak performance. You can do this by having a healthy and balanced diet. Drinking plenty of water. You can’t forget to get adequate rest and relaxation. Be mindful of what you’re feeding your mind. Meditate, deep breathe and laugh as much as you can. These are a just a few sacrifices you can make. I know you’re concerned about how much time this could possible take. Know this…Our lives have an expiration date. Your time is limited here and the time you have already redeemed you can’t get a refund. You have spent years being accommodating to others; you can use some of your time left here accommodating you. Don’t you have goals, dreams or aspirations you want to achieve? Maybe…Maybe Not? Unfortunately if you use your remaining days devoted to living everyone else’s life, no one is living yours. And as for your goals, dreams or aspirations, if not accomplished, they will expire with you. You are in control of you and you are responsible for your life. No one else. Consider yourself. If you don’t take care of you…who will?

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

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There’s Hope

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No matter how dark your darkness may be, there’s still sparkles of light. Steady yourself…shift your focus rather to see the light instead of the all encompassing darkness. There is always hope; but YOU must be willing to see it.

 

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

Scars and Tears

Scars and Tears

You have made it through the tumultuous times of yesterday. That is proof you are strong and resilient. Your scars are the stories of the triumphant battles you made it through; you survived. Your tears are the lyrics to your soul’s song. Never be ashamed of their flow. Lyrics so complex only the Divine’s ear can interpret. God is listening ever so intently to the melody of every well, roll, drip and drop. Take peace and have solace in knowing that you are an over-comer; you’re never alone and there is a greater plan which includes you.  Your life is invaluable…Never be ashamed of its opus!

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

There’s Nothing To Fear!

The Jonah complex is the fear of success which prevents self-actualization, or the realization of one’s potential. It is the fear of one’s own greatness, the evasion of one’s destiny, or the avoidance of exercising one’s talents. Just as the fear of achieving a personal worst can motivate personal growth, the fear of achieving a personal best can also hinder achievement.
Maslow states, “So often we run away from the responsibilities dictated (or rather suggested) by nature, by fate, even sometimes by accident, just as Jonah tried—in vain—to run away from his fate”.

What fears are hindering you?

Atelophobia- Fear of imperfection or not being good enough.
Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotten or ignored.
Atychiphobia- Fear of failure.
Autophobia- Fear of being oneself.
Catagelophobia- Fear of being ridiculed.
Cenophobia or Centophobia- Fear of new things or ideas.
Cherophobia-Fear of gaiety, happiness, joyfulness, rejoicing
Decidophobia- Fear of making decisions.
Doxophobia- Fear of receiving praise.
Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom.
Ergasiophobia- Fear of work or functioning.
Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news.
Geliophobia- Fear of laughter.
Gelotophobia- Fear of being laughed at.
Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia- Fear of responsibility.
Metathesiophobia- Fear of changes.
Prosophobia- Fear of progress.
Rhabdophobia- Fear of being criticized.

No fear is too great for you to overcome. Within you lies the power to conquer them all. If you change your thoughts, your feeling and results will ultimately change too. The person who thinks he is able is able. Conquer your thoughts and you’ll conquer your fears.

There is an old African Proverb that states “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” Fear is your enemy within!
Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!

PRECARIUS…God Wants To Hear From You!

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“Precarius” Latin for “Pray”

“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6 ESV)

There is nothing more common and complex among people; no other practice more mysterious and misconstrued than prayer. The ancient art of prayer has been practiced in seemingly every culture, on every continent throughout all civilizations. Of course there are skeptics and antagonists who believe that praying by no means impact human experience or the course of life. It’s merely human delusion and a fanatical religious ritual.

As children we are taught to say certain prayers but never thoroughly explained why. We merely repeat what our parents tell us, commit it to memory and recite them each time we’re told to say our prayers.

No matter what we question about prayer, it somehow works. Many will still find themselves fixated on the queries regarding prayer and it is this challenge we will embrace as we explore the “Who, What, When, Where, Why and How” questions about prayer.

 

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Don’t Stop Believing!

Things may seem bleak right now and trouble looming all around

Don’t Stop Believing!

When you feel like your problems encapsulate you

Find the strength inside to pull yourself through

No matter what you decide to do

Don’t Stop Believing!

Believe that things will be alright

No matter how cold and dark the night

God will always provide you guiding light

Don’t Stop Believing!

When you’ve done the best you could do

And all they see is the worst in you

When your family and friends seem to have forsaken you

Don’t Stop Believing!

Believe that every storm has an end

Believe that every sea has a shore

When all you can see is the great blue wide

And the tears that blind and flood your eyes

Believe that there is a reason to be

Believe in that spark of hope that only your soul can see

That ray of sunshine peeking through your misery

Stop pressuring yourself to be all they think you should be

Concentrate on being You…Authentically

There is hope, There is light

Stay on course, fight through your plight

No matter what comes your way

Things always turn out right

It’s your choice, It’s up to you

Don’t Stop Believing!

By: Kimberly E.M. Beasley

Be Encouraged…Be Blessed…Be Enriched…Be Authentically You!