5 Reasons why we need the Holy Spirit!

Who is the Holy spirit? The Holy Spirit is the active presence of God manifest in the tangible world. He is God the Father and God the Son  who empowers, purifies, teaches, comforts, convicts and guides those who put their faith in Jesus Christ.

  1. He empowers us: God knew you going to have dreams and goals and he knew that sometimes you are are going to lack motivation and confidence to fulfill your goals thats why He gave us His Holy Spirit to empower us and move us in the right dirrection. The Bible says, “The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” –1 Corrinthians 2:10-11. I like that about the Holy Spirit. He goes where I cannot. He comprehends things I cannot. He does things I cannot. But when it comes to the things I need to do, He equips me to do them.
  2. He is revealer of God’s truth.: The Spirit’s presence within us enables us to understand and interpret God’s Word. The Bible says…But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.(John 16:13).When the enemy tries to speak a false identity to you remember that the Spirit of God will speaks to you your true identity as child of God. God’s own Spirit speaks truth over you.
  3. He is our comforter: When you are going through test and trials the holyspirit will always comfort you in the dark times of your life. when you going through hard times remember to call on the Holy Spirit. God has made him available to to you to help you when your weak, hurt and hopeless to comfort you and give you hope for the future. But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor,Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you. John 14:26
  4. He gives us spiritual gifts: The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all. To some people the Spirit gives a message of wisdom. To others the same Spirit gives a message of knowledge. To others the same Spirit gives faith. To others that one Spirit gives gifts of healing. To others he gives the power to do miracles. To others he gives the ability to prophesy. To others he gives the ability to tell the spirits apart. To others he gives the ability to speak in different kinds of languages they had not known before. And to still others he gives the ability to explain what was said in those languages. All the gifts are produced by one and the same Spirit. He gives gifts to each person, just as he decides. -1 Corinthians 12:7-11
  5. He intercede on your behalf in accordance with God’s will: When you pray, it’s His role to intercede on your behalf in accordance with God’s will. “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express” –Romans 8:26. I love that! Let this verse give you assurance and confidence in your prayer life. Even when you don’t understand yourself, the Holy Spirit knows your heart and is at work communicating it to God.

Love Antoinette

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5 Tips on How To Stop Procrastination

What is procrastination? It’s the act or habit of putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention. Sadly this is a common experience for many of us. Many times we have wanted to stop procrastinating but we can’t seem to find the motivation to complete an immediate task which has affected us in our daily life and in the pursuit of fulfilling our dreams and destiny.

For example many of us have dreams of starting a business, writing a book, starting a blog…extra… But we have been procrastinating about the ideas that we have been putting them off and finding the many reasons why our dreams, ideas, goals will not come true.

What procrastination does it causes you to be lazy about your dreams that you lose the motivation to implement your ideals because you keep on second guessing yourself and thinking about what would go wrong or if your good enough and you end up putting off or delaying to follow your dreams and do something about it. Procrastination is a danger to your dreams and destiny,

The Bible says in James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

This is so true because double mindedness will always cause you to second guess yourself you will never get anything done. You have to let go of the fear of failure because it causes you to procrastinate that you end up not fulfilling your purpose or living your fullest potential.

I have noticed this in my own life, whether it a business idea or writing a blog or writing a book, every time that I have procrastinated I never got anything done..I kept telling myself I will do it next time and the next time became the next day and the next day became the next month…you get the idea!. The struggle was real!! I was tired of it and I decided no more procrastination. So I started to motivate myself and find things that would keep me motivated ( by listening to a podcast,motivating video) to stay creative and present to fulfill the task at hand. As I kept on practicing these tips that I’m going to share with you I found them to be very helpful and they kept away procrastination. Anytime the feeling of procrastination starts to linger around I go through the steps again.

If you have been struggling with procrastination here are 5 tips that will help over come procrastination so you can live your dreams and fulfill your destiny.

  1. STAY MOTIVATED Staying motivated can be tough even under the best of circumstances. Personally, I struggled with motivation. I’ve fought through major failures, setbacks, upsets, and strings of defeat, one after another. Through it all, staying motivated was hard. But I stayed committed, even though it was hard and I wanted to throw in the towel and give up, I refused to quit and stayed the course and started seeing positive results and God also being so faithful to me. This motivated me even more. This I know with perseverance and never giving up and encouraging yourself, seeking guidance and being motivated by other speakers via audio and video podcasts and most of all with prayer you can stay motivated and achieve all your dreams and fulfill your destiny.woman
  2. FOCUS ON YOU MOST IMPORTANT TASKS. You can simplify your list by identifying the tasks that have the biggest impact on your career or dreams or life and do them first thing in the morning. Pick one of the 3 most important tasks that absolutely must be completed by the end of the day. Two should relate to an urgent project with an immediate deadline and one should be part of a long-term goal. When you stay focused you give no room to procrastination.A-black-woman
  3. GET RID OF EXCUSES Do any of these sound familiar? I don’t know if I’m good enough, maybe next time ,I have to be in a good mood, I will wait till I have more time, I don’t have enough money to start,,,,,STOP IT!!! Be honest with yourself: These are excuses. Sure, it might be nice to ”be in the mood and have enough money” but waiting for that to happen can mean you will never start your project.Sad woman holding her forehead with her hand on white background
  4. GET RID OF CATASTROPHIZING One of the biggest reasons why we procrastinate is because we catastrophize, or make a huge deal out of something. It may be related to how tough, how boring, or how painful it will be to complete the task; whatever the case, the underlying theme is that doing the task will be “unbearable.” In reality, challenges, boredom, setbacks and hard work will not kill you or even make you sick. Procrastination, on the other hand, is associated with stress. When you stressed you will get sick , physically, emotionally and mentally.You have to stop this cycle.Banish-Negative-Thoughts-660x400
  5. BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU WILL Always believe in yourself because no-one else will. Be your best cheerleader when it comes to your dreams. Don’t let procrastination robe you of your destiny. you can do anything you put your mind to. You got it in you. Don’t allow any negative energy in your life to clatter your mind. Know that God is on your side and you can do and achieve anything.  Portrait of a confident black businesswoman at work in her

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

         Love Antoinette                                                                                               @theantoinetteshow

How to Speak Life to your Dreams and Destiny!

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit-Proverbs 18:21.

God has placed seeds inside of us that we need to nurture in order for us to flourish and become the people God has created us to be. It’s very important that you take care of the seeds inside of you. When I say seeds, I mean the dreams, the gifting’s and purpose God has placed on the inside of you.

When you don’t feed your dreams with the right foods they will die and perish. You will be stagnant, no progress and will bare no fruit because you have not invested in your dreams and your gifts. You have got to speak life over your dreams and destiny so you can walk in the reality of your purpose.

For example, when a farmer plants seeds in his garden, he just doesn’t plant the seeds in the soil and then forget about them. When he forgets about what he has planted then he’s seeds will die and bare no fruit. What he does is, he waters them every single day and feeds them the right nutrients to make sure they don’t die but grow well and reach their highest potential so that he can reap a great harvest from what he sowed.

The same applies to you, every gift God has given you, you are responsible over it and you’re supposed to feed it every day with the right ingredients and having the right mindset to achieve them. This includes positivity, declaring life over your dreams, feeding your dreams with the right words, so that they can grow and produce results.

The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. (John 6:63)

Many times we have killed the seeds (dreams, goals) with in us. We have done that with feeding them the wrong ingredients, wrong mentality, wrong thinking….like negativity, doubt, fear, curses, wrong perception of self, hopelessness, surrounding ourselves with bad relationships and so much more. That has hindered us from reaching our fullest potential that we have been predestined to live. That’s why you keep asking yourself why your dreams are not coming to pass. It’s all because you have been feeding your dreams with the wrong fruit. It’s time to speak life to your seed, to your destiny and to your purpose so that you can enjoy all the best that God has for you.

When you speak life to your seed it will grow and you will flourish into a beautiful butterfly and nothing will stand in your way to achieving your dreams and destiny. When your dreams are alive, you are alive and everything around you is alive. You will always attract greatness and blessings because you spoke life to the dead seeds in your life and they were brought to life. Everything in you and around you will flourish in Jesus name because you have allowed the light of God into your life and He has transformed everything with in you.

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” (Hebrews 4:12-13)

I want encourage you and inspire you to declare God’s word over every dead thing in your life that has hindered you from being the best you and I want you to speak life to it right now. God’s word is life and it’s very powerful, God’s word goes down to the deepest part of your soul and changes and transforms you. Speak life and speak greatness over yourself.

When nobody is speaking anything good over you, you have the power and responsibility to speak life over yourself, your destiny, your dreams, goals and purpose every single day and don’t let anybody tell you any different. You were created for greatness. Let God’s word come alive in your life, in every aspect of your being, in the pursuit of your destiny, dreams and goals. You have been set free from anything that has been trying to sabotage your destiny, from everything that has been trying to kill your dreams from the inside. I declare life over everything that you do, over your plans and over your dreams. May the best version of you come alive in Jesus name.

Love Antoinette

Finding Grace

For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it. -Ephesians 2:8-9

God’s grace will always find you no matter what you have gone through and what you have done. Many times you have second guessed God’s love for you because of the mistakes and things you have done that have caused you to feel so unworthy.

Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it. -Hebrews 4:16

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are. The grace of God is able to reach you. He says in His word that even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, He will be there for you. God’s grace reaches down deep into the midst of every storm your facing , in the midst of every darkness, in the midst of every situation that’s been too hard for you to face and bare. Whatever has been overwhelming you God‘s grace is able to lift you up and restore all the enemy has stolen from you and protect you from any situation no matter how dark it is.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.- Psalm 23:4

In your daily walk to destiny you will encounter valleys and you will have to walk through them no matter how difficult and painful the journey is, be comforted and know that you are never alone. God is with you every step of the way. His grace is sufficient for you. So don’t quite in the midst of your valley because your greatest blessing is waiting for you on the other side once you cross over. It’s in the valley that you will experience the presence of God and His Grace will overshadow and protect you from all harm and you will receive the abundance of God’s love, guidance and blessings.

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. -2 Corinthians 12:9

God’s grace will find you in your weakness and strengthen you. Even in your weakness and all your failures you are still worthy in God’s eyes. God’s grace will never disqualify you because you made a mistake. God’s grace will find you and rescues you out of the pit of darkness into His marvelous light with love.

God’s grace covers  a multitude of your sins. Even when people and friends have counted you out, have rejected you because of your flaws, mistakes and imperfections remember this God’s grace finds you and excepts you just the way you are.

He will never leave you nor forsake no matter what you done . His love for you is unconditional. He will never change His mind about you, in Him You will always be Excepted. God sent His son Jesus so you could be saved from rejection and judgement. God’s grace finds you blameless, perfect and worthy of His love. You are a new creature in Christ Jesus.

But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free -Romans 3:24.

❤️Antoinette

Identity Theft

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]- John 10:10

The devil is a thief that comes to steal, kill and destroy your identity. His goal is to get you out of God‘s perfect will so that you can believe his lies and deception. Be careful who your listening to or who speaks into your life. You have to silence and shut down every voice that comes into your mind that is not of God and you need to disconnect from every negative relationships that are speaking evil against you and sabotaging your destiny.

Your identity is in Christ not in the world or people. When you let things control you most of the time they become your master and you end up letting them define you.

How many times has the enemy lied to your mind and called you something that your not and you believed him?. Lets look at the story of Eve in the Bible when she was deceived by the serpent.

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”- Genesis 3:1-13.

As we have read in the scripture above Eve forgot who she was in Christ and believed the lies of the enemy (the serpent). She forgot that her identity was in Christ. The devil used God’s word against Eve and made her think that she was not good enough and lied to her that God was withholding the truth from her and she believed him. The devil is the father of lies and deception.

Many times when you don’t know who you are in Christ we become vulnerable to the devils tactics and it’s easy to get destructed by the out side noise. Especially when you have received rejection from you friends and people you have found yourself doubting who you are. You were made in the image of God everything about you is perfect because you look like God. Don’t entertain or allow the enemy lies in your mind and heart that cause you to doubt who you are.

The Bible says..I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.- Galatians 2:29

Always remember the enemy’s mission is to steal your identity and robe you of God’s best. He is working day and night by using people to attack your looks, character , who you are and belief. But always be alert and walk in God’s discernment and He will protect you from the the evil one.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.- 1 Peter 5:8.

Just like Eve in the Bible, Have you ever been deceived by the devils lies and you found yourself making decisions you thought you would never make? May be you were rejected,May be when you where a child there certain things your parents said to you and you doubted your worth, maybe it was a co-worker, May be it was your wife or husband and may be the friends you trusted. Whatever rejection or negative lie they declared upon your life don’t believe it because you are a perfect reflection of God. The Bible says… He says you are fearfully and wonderfully made- Psalm 139:14.

Nothing will ever separate you from the love of God. Believe what God says about you not man. Your validation is in Christ not this world. He says that nothing can separate you from His love- Romans 8:35. Don’t let the enemy steal your identity. You’re identity is in Christ alone. Believe in God’s love for you and know He knows what’s best for you.

Stay connected to God, draw near to Him, seek Him and you will discover your true identity is Him.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”- Jeremiah 1:5

You are a child of God, created and molded in His image and no devil in hell can steal that because you were blood bought by the blood of Jesus Christ who died on the cross for you because He loves you so much. Your identity is the lord and no one can change that.

❤️Antoinette

God’s Promises to You

God’s word is alive and active to perform miracles and do the impossible in your life. God loves you so much and He wants to bless you and fulfill your every desire. That’s why in the Bible God makes promises to you of how He is going to fulfill His perfect will in your life. What you need to do is believe, have faith and trust God’s promises with all your heart and they will manifest in your life.

As your read these Bible verses about the promises of God, claim them over your life! And you will receive Freedom from addictions, deliverance from sin and evil, financial provision, hope for lost and anything you have been struggling with.

  • I promise…When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze-Isaiah 43:2
  • I promise…Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you-Isaiah 54:10
  • I promise…no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD-Isaiah 54:17
  • I promise…”The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”-Luke 18:27
  • I promise…”Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh-Ezekiel 36:26
  • I promise…If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness- 1 John 1:9.
  • He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot Yes, You will cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea.- Micah 7:19
  • But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.- Galatians 5:22-23
  • I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.-Psalms 34:4
  • Surely, thus says the LORD, “Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away, And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued; For I will contend with the one who contends with you, And I will save your sons.-Isaiah 49:25
  • “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”-Luke 11:13
  • And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.-Philippians 4:19
  • He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?.- Romans 8:22
  • For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk upright. Psalms 84:11
  • But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.-James 1:5
  • I promise…”The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.- Isaiah 26:3
  • I promise…No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.-1 Corinthians 10:13
  • I promise…I will restore you to health And I will heal you of your wounds,’ declares the LORD, ‘Because they have called you an outcast, saying: “It is Zion; no one cares for her.” Jeremiah 30:17
  • I promise…He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.- Psalm 91:4-5
  • I promise…”In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.- John 12:2-3
  • And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”-Revelation 21:4
  • I promise… you have peace with God because I’ve been justified by faith in Jesus.  Romans 5:1
  • You have access into this grace.  Romans 5:2
  • There is no condemnation on you because You are in Christ Jesus.  Romans 8:1
  • The Holy Spirit will help you to pray.  Romans 8:26-27
  • I promise…All things will work together for your good.  Romans 8:28
  • I promise….Nothing will separate you from the love of Christ.  Romans 8:35
  • I promise…You shall bear the likeness (and resurrection body) of Jesus, the ‘man from heaven.’  1 Corinthians 15:49
  • I promise…Your labor in the Lord is not in vain.  1 Corinthians 15:58
  • God has created good works for you to walk in, today.  Ephesians 2:10
  • You are being transformed into His likeness.  2 Corinthians 3:17
  • God won’t let you be tried or tempted beyond what you can endure.  1 Corinthians 10:13
  • God comforts the downcast, including you. 2 Corinthians 7:6
  • God is able to make all grace abound to you, so all my needs will be met.  2 Corinthians 9:8
  • You are worth (to God) more than the birds that He feeds.  Matthew 6:26
  • God will supply all your needs.  Philippians 4:19
  • God won’t forsake you (the righteous in Christ) nor have your children become beggars.  Psalm 37:25
  • God’s grace will be sufficient for you. 2 Corinthians 12:9
  • You will reap what you sow.  Galatians 6:7
  • You have an inheritance.  Ephesians 1:14
  • You have been brought near by the blood of Jesus.  Ephesians 2:13
  • You may approach God with freedom and confidence.  Ephesians 3:12
  • The Father has qualified yo to share in the inheritance of the saints.  Colossians 1:12
  • Christ now is in you!. Colossians 1:27
  • God is faithful and will sanctify you. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
  • God will repay with trouble those who trouble you. 2 Thessalonians 1:6
  • God has given you a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.  2 Timothy 1:7
  • You have a crown of righteousness awaiting you, because I long for His appearing.  2 Timothy 4:8
  • God won’t lie to you, because God cannot lie.  Titus 1:2

My prayer for you is that as you meditate and declare God’s promises upon your life they will come alive and manifest as you daily walk in relationship with Him…In Jesus name Amen.

❤️Antoinette

Tips on how to not let your emotions control your destiny

The Bible says in Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”

What are emotions?                                                                                                                                                   Emotions, often called feelings, include experiences such as love, hate, anger, trust, joy, panic, fear and grief and they are states of feeling that result in physical and psychological changes that influence our behavior- According to Wikipedia.

So whatever emotions or feelings you are letting out will greatly affect the outcome of your destiny. When you have positive emotions you are you will attract positive things in your life, if you have negative emotions you will attract negative things in your life. So it’s very important not to let negative emotions control our destiny because our emotions can either have a great effect on our destiny or a bad effect depending on how you use them.

Here are a some tips that will help you control and manage your emotions so you can live and walk into your God given destiny with success.

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1. Change your thoughts

Whenever you are caught up in a situation that might cause you to think negatively and cause you to have negative emotions towards a particular situation shift your mindset into something good and set your focus on something different that will cause you to have a good feeling or good emotions about yourself so that you can react in the right way and not let those negative emotions overwhelm you, overpower you and control your destiny.

For the Bible states it perfectly, it says…Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Proverbs 12:2.

2. Avoid sharing your emotions or feelings with negative minded people.

Whenever you’re going through a situation not everybody has to have an input on what you’re going through. So be very careful and mindful of who you are sharing your feelings and emotions with. Avoid sharing your feelings with toxic and negative people who don’t have your best interests at heart. Guard your heart in all that you do so that you will not fall into the temptation of letting their feelings or their negative emotions be passed on to you and you end up reacting in the way that you were not supposed to. So don’t give negative people access to your life and allow them to sabotage your destiny anymore.

The Bible says Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it Proverbs 4:23

3. Change your response

Whenever you’re caught up in a situation that will cause you to react in a negative way please do not engage but take the highroad and engage in a more positive way even when the person is being negative.Whenever somebody wishes you evil always wish them good things and bless them because in doing so your path will be blessed and their evil feelings or emotions will not hinder you from pursuing your destiny because you did not engage in their negative energy that would have turned out ugly and chaotic but you chose to do it the right way and did not give room to the enemy to control your emotions.

See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. 1 Thessalonians 5:15

4. Pray for self- control and for God’s wisdom.

Whenever you are overwhelmed with a lot of feelings and mixed emotions and you don’t know what to do always pray to God and ask him for guidance and for self-control in that present situation so that you can be able to act the right way without hurting yourself or the ones around you. Ask God to fill your heart with love for those that hate you and ask him to fill you with His heart, with His thoughts so that you can be like Him and live and for fill your destiny.

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline 2 Timothy 1:7

5. Acknowledge that your destiny is more important than your feelings.

Your destiny is more important than your feelings because feelings come and go based on the seasons and the times that you’re going through but your destiny will always live on when you embrace it the right way. You have to stop letting negative situations hinder from living the life that God has created for you to have . You have been given the abundance of life and granted heavenly access and you need to use It the right way.

The Bible says For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future Jeremiah 29:11.

God has not created you to be governed by your feelings or emotions. He created you to live in His will, in His plans and in His purpose in order to fulfill your destiny. Do it God’s way and you will succeed because you are special in his eyes,your destiny matters ,your future matters and you are God’s masterpiece.

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10.

6. Never make decisions regarding your future when your having a negative mindset.

Whenever you are controlled by bad emotions and you make decisions you will always end up making the wrong choice because you were driven by wrong motives.          Always clear your mind or renew your mind daily and feel it with positivity so that when you are going to make decisions that are very important and are geared towards your destiny you do not end up making the wrong ones that will cost you a life of happiness and abundance. Always remember this, wrong thinking , bad emotions or feelings will always sabotage your destiny and hinder you from living out your dreams.

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7. Shift your attention or focus on to something that will give you true joy and happiness.

When you are faced by a situation that causes you to have negative emotions focus on things that are going to give you joy. Surround yourself with people that make you happy. Feel your mind with things that are pure, lovely and praiseworthy.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

8. Listen to motivating and inspiring messages or devotionals that will keep your mind focused on positive things that will empower your destiny.

Whatever you feed your spirit you will manifest.. So when you feed your emotions with good positive vibes all that you do will flourish. Positive messages will empower and inspire you to  do and think better which will cause you to succeed.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

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PRAISE HIM ANYWAY

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalms 100:4

Are you having a bad day, has your week been hectic and has the season your living in been so difficult filled with trials and tribulation? Whatever it is God wants you to praise him anyway. Many times when life hands us the unexpected , daily struggles the reality is that those things often crowd out our praise to God.

the journey outwardsPraise God through the storm , praise Him because you are not where you used to be and praise Him because you are still alive. Praise Him for the good and the bad, for the ups and downs, for everything that has been overwhelming you, praise Him and trust His word and know His going to turn it all around for your good, praise Him anyway.

When you praise God in-spite of , all the chains that have been holding you captive will be broken, every sickness and disease that’s been tormenting your life will be no more because Jesus is your provider, refuge, healer and because you have chosen to fix your eyes on Jesus ,He will make away for you where seems to be no way.

Psalm 103:2 …Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

The secret to praising God in the midst of your trials is that it unlocks favor, blessings breakthroughs, peace. There is power in praising God. When you choose to honor God with your praise instead of complaining and murmuring or be sad and depressed, God will honor you in the presence of your enemies and anoint you with oil and surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life because you chose to praise God anyway and honored Him.

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Psalm 150:1-6…Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 

When you praise God you will take the focus off yourself and back to God because He alone deserves our praise. Many times when we are going through trials its easy to be a victim of self. This is when you make everything about yourself. The “me me mentality” which causes selfishness. But today  choose to fix your eyes on Jesus because that’s where your hope if found.

Just like the great song says ….. “My hope is built on nothing less, Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand”.

When you praise God, He pushes back the darkness, stops the storm and protects you from the devils lies. So do your dance, shout the loudest and give God the highest praise.

  • Praise him—he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you. (Deuteronomy 10:21)
  • Praise the LORD who has given his people peace, as he promised he would. (1 Kings 8:56)
  • The LORD is my strong defender; he is the one who has saved me. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will sing about his greatness. (Exodus 15:2)
  • I will tell of the LORD’s unfailing love; I praise him for all he has done for us. He has richly blessed the people of Israel because of his mercy and constant love. (Isaiah 63:7)

 

PRAISE HIM ANYWAY-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Greater is the God that is in you

Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 
1 John 4:4

Many times when we are going through challenges we find it difficult to focus on the greatness of God’s power. When situations overwhelmed us we tend to focus more on whats going wrong instead of being grateful of what God has already done.

I know is hard when you are facing trials and tribulations to trust God and believe that it’s all going to work out. In the midst of trials, hurt, lack and stress of things not going the way you want them to or according to your plan thats when you are supposed to pray to God and trust Him because He is your present Help on times of need.

God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, Before the rush and roar of oceans,  the tremors that shift mountains. Psalms 46:1-3                                                                              

So don’t allow the devil to whisper lies in your ears and mind and convince you that God is not on your side. Whenever your facing difficult situation they enemy will always try so hard to cause you to doubt yourself. The devil loves to play mind games on your emotions especially when you are very vulnerable and believing God for a miracle.                                Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8

That’s why you are to equip yourself with the word of God and ask God for strength and protection. So don’t believe the lies of the enemy, believe God because He Will never leave you nor for sake.

The God in you is greater than anything your facing right now. No matter what your going through God is greater than any storm, depression, delays, financial lack, every loss. You may have been believing God for something or a promise from God for years and it has not come to pass yet and you are on the verge of giving up, please don’t because God has not given up on you. His timing is the best.

If God has made you a promise, believe me, it WILL come to pass! Delay does not mean denial! A prayer not answered yet, is not a denied prayer. God promises are not denied, they are fulfilled.

Everything you have endured God has been perfecting and preparing you for the best and prosperous destiny that’s a head of you. When God is living on the inside of you, you can overcoming anything and destroy the enemy with the power of Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus you have the power to destroy the devil and his mind games because you have the king of kings living on the in side of you and in Him you always have the victory.

In Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord

Don’t allow the enemy to still your power. The devil is against your dreams, your happiness, destiny and purpose he doesn’t wants to see you successful all he wants is for you is to fail so that he can rejoice in your failures and use them against you and make you believe that you are worthless.

The devil is working day and night to destroy you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8So trust in God and not your problems or failures but total trust in God and His greatness that is living inside you.Whenever your facing challenges trust in the greatness of God within and resist the enemy and he will flee and he will not come near your dwelling. 

Whenever you are feeling less than , overwhelmed , overpowered, feeling like giving up , instead of mediating on thoughts of defeat read the word of God, let it fill your soul and meditate on it because its a powerful tool against the enemy . You are great and you are going to achieve the desires of your heart and fulfill your dreams because the great God is living in you. For God Says…Behold, I give you the authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. -Luke 10:19

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6 Ways on How to walk in your purpose!

When God created us, He placed purpose in the inside of us. As we were created we were predestined for greatness. As you are walking in  your daily life haven’t you seen someone who is living in their purpose and you got inspired. When someone is living their purpose its a beautiful thing to see. 

Purpose is not for the select few, its for all of us, but its going to be up to us to purse it and activate it. When you realize your purpose you will exude happiness. Whenever you are walking in your purpose and you are doing what you are created to do you will experience true bliss and freedom.

If you haven’t found your purpose yet, don’t worry you will, because its your birthright , you where born for this. You are a world changer and you where created for greatness and I believe your going to find it.

Personally I remember years back asking God what my purpose in life was, I used to feel a calling in my spirit that I was called to do so much more and make an impact in peoples lives. I didn’t want to live my life doing the same thing, same agenda without making a difference. So as I asked God about it He started to reveal to me these things that I’m going to share with you that have enabled me to walk in my purpose and I hope they will help you to.

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1. Listen to your gifts, skills and talents

You have to listen to your gifts and pay close attention to the things you are good at because most of the times your purpose lies in the things you are passionate about that give you total freedom and ease. Also pay close attention to what your friends, family and co-workers say you are good at. Sometimes people on the outside tend to see the potential in you that you never thought you got. So use those relationships to help you identify your gifts and purpose.

2.Change your perception

Many times we ask our selves questions about what we are called to do and we keep going in circles and never get anything done. The thing is, you are to redirect your mind and change your perception about who you are because it will change your perspective and open you up to an abundance of creative ideas. You will discover dreams in you that you didn’t know existed. That will create a passion with in you to search and do something great and meaningful. Use the scenes from your life and begin to visualize yourself as this person you’ve been trying to manifest. Whatever it is don’t limit yourself. When you do that you will discover your purpose and when you do you will feel a peace about it and that will propel you to move forward in your destiny.

3. Pray for direction

When you can’t seem to figure out what you where called to do trust and believe in the one that created you in the first place and instilled purpose in you and trusted you enough to walk in it and fulfill your destiny. Pray to God and ask Him to guide you and give you clarity in your pursuit and grant you wisdom and understanding to know exactly what you where called to do. He will answer your prayer. The bible says we have not because we ask not. So don’t live your life in the dark without getting God in the middle of it. Trust me it will be worth it.when you trust God with your purpose and destiny.

4. Live beyond your comfort zone

Stretch yourself and do something you have never done before , something that is not familiar and you will learn something new that will make a great impact on your life. Stretching yourself will help you unlock your hidden potential. So choose to do something different everyday you will discover more about yourself and you will realize there is more to you than you thought. You will discover that your thought process will change and you will have space enough to dream big.

5. Make a positive change with your gift.

Once you have discovered your purpose use your gifts to change and impact peoples lives. Once you share your purpose with others you will find it more rewarding, fulfilling and it will give you great joy. So I encourage you to use your gifts to bless others and allow it to be your mission seeing other people happy with what God has gifted you with. Don’t be afraid to take action and follow your heart to walk in the purpose and the destiny God has given you.

6. Take the limits off of you once and for all

Whatever limitations you have heard over the years that have hindered you from pursing your purpose its time to let go. Allow yourself to dream and visualize the person and the life you want to live. No more second guessing, doubting your purpose. You are worth it and deserve to live a life of meaning and purpose. The possibilities for you are endless. You can do this!

By practicing the above steps everyday they will change and transform your life. I have witnessed this in my own live that I am seeing the vision of the person I’m becoming,  I am confident and I know what God has created me to do. I am walking in my purpose  and it has given me the greatest fulfillment and I can’t wait to see what else unfolds. Seeing other people blessed , living their purpose and fulfilling their destiny gives me great joy. You can walk in your purpose to.

Love Antoinette