“Give Them The Rope”

You’re beautiful/handsome, intelligent, creative, driven, determined and amazing, so why in the hell are you entertaining people who couldn’t BE YOU on their best day?  You’re using energy chasing down lies, listening to negativity and trying to prove your greatness to someone who doesn’t possess the intellect to process it.  Is it your fault God has granted you favor?  Are you to blame for others recognizing the amazing being you are?  You’re playing “Tug Of War”, going back and forth with people who aren’t worth you even picking up the rope…

I’m always amazed by “haters”…  “Haters” are insecure people who dislike you for revealing who they are NOT…   They recognize your gifts, talents, creative genius, and the awesomeness of your creation…    Oppose to using your “greatness” as (Click here to read more John Patrick AdamsImage )

“Frozen In The Past”

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Finally the man of your dreams has found you. Tall, dark, handsome, employed, has his own car, no “Baby Momma” drama, all his teeth, and he has his own place. He’s a Christian, loves his mother, and he exceeds every item on your “Must Have” list, but there’s something wrong and you just can’t put your finger on it. Is he a liar, on the DL, secretly has a wife hidden away or is he a con-artist trying to take the $221.38 out of your savings account? Something’s not right, it’s too good to be true, so what’s wrong with this guy?

Sadly to say, the above isn’t only the “Broken” woman, but it’s many of you reading this post. Standing before you are the answers to your prayers, but because you’re holding onto hurt, failure, fear, and your unwillingness to not only forgive others but yourself, YOU CAN’T SEE IT. It could be a man, job, car, new opportunity or “destiny” that has revealed itself, yet you’re unable to embrace the good standing dead in your face.   You never allowed yourself proper time to heal from those things that broke you, therefore unfortunately everyone and everything afterwards has to pay for it.

Because you’ve been hurt, disappointed (Click here to read more… John Patrick Adams )

“One Of My Biggest Mistakes”

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One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my life was trying to make others happy. For years I did everything to ensure those around me felt their best, but the most important person was miserable. I exhausted energy, time, and money into people who were never going to be satisfied. You see people are fickle, their expectations are constantly changing and if I was to continue the path I was on, I was in for an emotional roller coaster.

It took me the longest to realize “happiness” comes from within, therefor e I couldn’t make anyone happy, I could only enhance their happiness.  I didn’t realize at the time my efforts to make others happy were also a form of manipulation. I thought if I made them happy, they would love me. If I gave what they wanted, they would love me. If I did the things they wanted, they would love me and boy was this a lie. We live in a “takers” world and if you’re willing to continuously “give”, people are willing to continuously “take”. Not making others a bad person, but this is just the way of life. They didn’t love me any more or less, but THEY LOVED WHAT I WAS GIVING. If gifts, meeting expectations, and doing things others want is a requirement for love, those people you should run from. YOU’RE WORTH LOVING JUST FOR WHO YOU ARE….

Many of you are in this boat today. You’re working jobs, giving gifts, living up to others expectations in hopes of being validated. You’re on an emotional roller coaster trying to please someone who isn’t happy with themselves. You’re exhausting money, energy, and precious time on someone who’s going to take everything you’re willing to give and once you’ve (Click here to read more John Patrick Adams )

“Do It Yourself”

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“No one has called to check up on me”. “I’m sick and no one has come to visit me”.  “I’m hurting and no one has called me”.  “I’m feeling down but no one has encouraged me”.  Life has hit you hard and you’re feeling all alone.  Right now you just want to scream “HELP ME”, but would it do it any good?  Would it get drowned out by the noise of everyone else’s life?

Deep within you’re upset because you’re surrounded by people, yet no one has taken the time to visit, call, text, or email.   You’re a giving person and always there for everyone else, but no one is there for you.  You’re hurting, feel as though there is no way out of your situation, so you’re just going to lay down, cry, and pray God send someone to give you the word you need.

The truth is..  Right now the enemy has you exactly where (Click here to read more John Patrick Adams )

“Your Past Is Weighing You Down”

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We all have a past, so why are you carrying yours around???  Today is Easter Sunday, Christ not only died for your sins, but in His death he paid the cost for your mess ups…  He knew you would screw things up, lie, cheat, hurt people, make bad decisions, yet He gave His life for you….  If He can see the best in you, why can’t you?

The truth is…  He knows you’re messed up, broken, done some pretty bad things, yet He loves you enough to see the best in you…  Right now you’re believing the lies of the enemy..  You know like, “You’re going to hell”, “No one can love someone like you”, “You should be ashamed of yourself”, and “Forgiveness is not an option”.  You’re carrying (Click here to read more… John Patrick Adams )

“99 PROBLEMS And A Beer On The Wall”

Many of you are known by your problems and your situations.  Your issues now serve as a tattoo dead center on your forehead and sadly to say, you’re the one who put it there.  Every opportunity given, you share the “woes” of your life, the mountains you have to climb and the struggles you’re currently facing, so now your situation has become your name.

Your problems are used to describe you to those who don’t know you.  You’re the “Woman whose husband beat her for breakfast, lunch, and dinner”; the “Man who went to jail for stealing”; the “Pastor who was put out his church for sleeping with women”, and the list continues to grow.  The world has used your situation for so long until now they don’t know your real name, your true identity, and the greatness you possess.

The truth is…  Your situation is not the definition of your creation…  We all go through things, come up against obstacles and we all fall from time to time, but YOU ARE NOT YOUR (Click Here To Read More… The Truth BowlImage )

“Just When…”

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Don’t you hate those “just when” moments?  You know like “Just when” you thought things couldn’t get any worst, something else happens?    “Just when” you thought someone you’ve forgiven had change, they go and prove you wrong?  Or how about “just when” you thought you were “over it”, you find yourself right back in it?  It’s in moments like these we question our strength, wisdom, and character.  We allow the “just when” moments to get us down, leaving us feeling insane.

It’s in “just when” moments we must exercise our faith, dig deep into our soul and find an ounce of strength, and we must believe in the person we truly are.  It’s easy to forget our strength when we are weighed down by life.  It’s easy to forget the greatness we possess when we allow others to break us.  It’s easy to forget we are more than conquers when it seems the whole world is against us.  But it’s in those “Just when” moments we find out exactly who we truly are…

The truth is… “Just when” moments are there to “MAKE” you, not “BREAK” you…  They’re there to prove your strength and force you to exercise your faith…  They’re there (Click here to read more… The Truth Bowl )