Category Archives: Motivation Monday

Ordinary, Average Joe

Don’t let the enemy or anyone else convince you that you’re not good enough, educated enough or seasoned enough.  
There are so many negative, life sucking labels we carry.   Whether they have been placed by ourselves or someone else – it’s time they’re removed.  God didn’t call perfect people – He is calling broken, imperfect followers.   
  

Peter and John were regular, ordinary, average Joe’s. Yet Jesus called them to be His closest friends and witness the extraordinary. God isn’t calling people who have it all together. The bible says he came to help those in need and restore them and send them out into the world to share the gospel. 

  

He’s calling YOU. He’s calling ME. He’s calling US. The average, ordinary,  simple, underweight, overweight, unloved, excluded, loser, failure, stupid, uneducated, underpaid, divorced, single, widow, abused, rejected, hated, abandoned, lost… 

 

He has called us to be with Him. And oh baby, when we’re with Him people see His glory on us. They see His light in our eyes. He bible says that Moses glowed when he came back down the mountain from being in God’s presence. That charges me up, y’all! 
Spend time in His presence today.  Soak up His presence.  And lay down all those labels.  God can and will use you to do great and mighty things for the kingdom – if you’ll let Him.  
Share with someone and encourage each other today to get in His presence and shine bright for Him! The world desperately needs to experience Him!  

Live Life Unscripted, 

❤ Brittany 

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Kiss Those Strongholds Goodbye! – Motivation Monday

Strongholds. A place that is generally constructed and fortified to protect someone or something against an attack. Something that can be of great benefit. A safe place.

But many times the enemy likes to use our places we have created for safety – against us. He quickly shifts the feeling of safety to a place that escalates to self destruction. It’s not always obvious either. These self-constructed walls and coping mechanisms end up holding us in serious bondage.

It just starts with a glass of wine with some friends to “take the edge off” a long day. Indulging in comfort food when life feels overwhelming. One more feeling of pure bliss to get away from the stress of this world. Flirting with someone despite the promise worn around your ring finger. Even if only for a minute.

And BOOM. Stronghold.

Something we run to find comfort. An escape. To feel again. To feel accepted.

A passage of scripture in Judges 6:1-2 really spoke to me this morning in my devotion time. The Israelites just couldn’t get it right, could they? They were God’s chosen people, yet they constantly found themselves in a mess.

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This particular time, they had found themselves in yet another situation and for seven years, The Lord basically handed them over to the Midianites. Their disobedience brought such terrible, oppressive times upon them that they prepared shelters for themselves in the clefts of the mountains, caves and… Ready for it? Strongholds.

How many times do we find shelter in our strongholds?

“That’s just the way I was raised.” “I can’t help it, I’ve always been that way.” “It’s just a guy thing.”

Shelter in our strongholds.

We have created these comfy, cozy places and they quickly become strongholds in our lives. Their chains are heavy and hard to break. They create barbed-wire fences around us keeping us locked inside and others at bay. And so many times we are completely unaware.

So what do we do? I’m so glad you asked.

Bathe that thing in prayer. Seek The Lord with all of your heart and you will find Him {Jeremiah 29:13}. Listen to His still, quiet whisper leading you away from things that could potentially destroy relationships and drive wedges between loved ones. And be brave enough to walk away if He compels you to do so.

There is so much power in the name of Jesus to break every. single. chain. No stronghold stands a chance when face to face with a child of God redeemed by the blood of Jesus! Take your God-given authority over these strongholds!

What strongholds are holding you in bondage today? Rest assured, you CAN overcome through Jesus Christ!

Live Life Unscripted,
❤ Brittany

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We Were Made to Thrive – #MotivationMonday

An ant can lift 50x it’s own body weight. 50. Times.

Woah! Sounds impossible, doesn’t it?

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Sometimes what lies before us seems impossible to the human eye.

A grim doctor’s report. A wayward child. A hopeless marriage. The job that keeps you away from your family. A mound of debt with less than enough to make it until payday.

But like this tiny ant, we were built to make it. We were built to thrive, not just survive.

When sickness enters our body, our immune system kicks it into high fear and fights off the infection. We were made to thrive.

I’m not sure what your “impossible” looks like today. But I know the words of Jesus always ring true.

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible'” Matthew 19:26

#MotivationMonday

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Love you guys! Here’s to a great week!

Live Life Unscripted,
❤ Brittany

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