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

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God is Providing an Open Door for You Today!!!

I don’t know what you’re going through or what you’re facing right now. Whatever Mountain you are facing, whatever Valley you are going through, whatever it is that is blinding you from seeing your destiny, whatever is blinding you from God’s power, God’s anointing or God’s presence, God Is providing an open door for you to walk through and receive that which you were destined to receive.

Many times you had to cried yourself to sleep you didn’t know what to do. Many times you have waited on an open door but the doors kept shutting in your face, and you are questioning God and asking him why?, where are you?.

God has heard your cries and questions and He is saying to you today that He has been preparing you and setting you apart to walk into your blessing and no man will ever close a door that God is getting ready to open for you right now.

God provided an open door for the children of Israel through the red sea. When God led the children of isreal straight out of slavery, away from the cruel hand of the Egyptians. He set them free. Free from oppression. Free from captivity. Free from bondage.

When Pharaoh let the people go, God didn’t lead them on the road that made most sense. The Bible tells us in Exodus 13, that though the path was shorter right through the Philistine country, God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” Verse 17

So He led them around the desert road over towards the Red Sea. Hot, dry, barren wasteland. I can almost see the sea looming off in the distance. And hear the grumblings starting. Feel the fear rising. As the Israelites got closer that sea must have looked bigger and deeper. An obstacle that seemed too difficult to overcome. Their eyes focused on the problem. They forgot about the bigness of their God.

When we see obstacles, God sees opportunities. He will make a way where there seems to be no way out. The bigger the problem, the greater his ability to shine right through it all. “The Egyptians—all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, horsemen and troops—pursued the Israelites and overtook them as they camped by the sea…” Ex. 14:9 Things were looking bleak and dark, yet God had a plan. And it was amazing.

He made a way for the Israelites and paved a way of delieverence through the red sea. What looked impossible before men was possible with God.
God is bigger than anything you are facing today and He already has a way out for you.

Yes I know that the Giants have been many, they have been trying to break you, I know you’ve had disappointments, I know you’ve had setbacks. The enemy has tried so many times to destroy you but he has failed and he will never succeed because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

You have been created to break down and Destroy Giants just like the scripture says that God has given you authority to trample and scorpions and nothing has any power to harm or destroy you- Luke 10:19.

God is about to blow your mind with His goodness ,this season God is going to open doors for you that no man can shut, this season God is about to shut the tongues of your enemies that have been raising up against you.

This season God is going to promote you and elevate you from glory to glory, This season God is going to favour you and take you places you have never been before and bless you in the presence of your enemies. In this season God is going to fulfill the promises you have been waiting on for years.

God is providing an open door for you today! where it seems to be no way….
Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name- Revelation 3:8

💞Antoinette
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GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR YOU!

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.-Isaiah 53:4-5

Today we remember the powerful sacrifice God made for us and redeem us from sin and from the hands of the enemy.

That is what i call unconditional love. God sacrificed His only begotten son to give you freedom, to give you Redemption, to give you hope and a future in every area of your life.

This is the day that we recognize the magnitude of the ultimate sacrifice God made for us. As we stand in awe of all that God has done for us, let our hearts have so much gratitude for what He has done for us.

It’s because of what God did that you’re able to connect with Jesus, that you’re able to live a life free from sin, no condemnation and freedom from anything that would hinder you from fulfilling your purpose.

I don’t know what your facing right now or what challenges you’re going through but this I know that God sacrificed His son Jesus just for you. No matter what it feels like, or what it looks like in your life right now, Jesus is present for you to give you hope, to heal you, to provide for your every need ,restore every relationship that has been broken in your life and grant you peace beyond all understanding.

God’s unconditional love is present today tomorrow and forever for you. So no matter what you’re facing do not lose hope because Jesus died so that you could have hope. Jesus died so that He could save you, Jesus died so that he could restore everything the enemy has stolen from you. Jesus died to give you His unconditional love that suppresses human love.

He loves you more than you know. So don’t doubt yourself, do not give up hope on your destiny or your future, just remember that God did it all for you because His great love for you. He did it all at the cross and He said! it is finished. You have been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

So today rejoice in the power of God’s death and Resurrection because He is alive and He lives in you. His sacrifice is a symbol of His unconditional love for you. His love covers a multitude of sin, shame and guilt. So always remember in God’s love you will always win and under the covering of His blood that He shed at Calvary you will always be protected from all harm , pain and danger in Jesus name.

Love wins
#HappyGoodFriday #happyeasterweekend

❤Antoinette

GOD’S PURPOSE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL

There is always hope when God’s promise is involved. I don’t know how long you have been waiting on God’s promise to manifest or come alive in your life but this I know God is not man that he should lie. He said His word will never return to Him void.
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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

Know who you are in Christ!

When you know who you are in Christ you can walk in the midst of fire and don’t get burned. When God is living inside you no storm, no darkness can overtake you or hurt you because you are covered by the blood of Jesus.

Many times when we let storm or trials destroy us it’s because we have forgotten who are in Christ. God has given us the tools and the weapons to use when trouble shows up and when storms come. God knew that in life we are going to face so many storms that’s why He gave us His son Jesus to be our help, comforter and our redemption.

That’s why the Bible says….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

When you know who we are in Christ you will have the assurance of His word that no matter what you face you will be okay because God is always with you and He will never leave or forsake you.

In God nothing will ever separate you from His love. No matter how big the storm is, no matter the betrayal and no matter what flames 🔥 are raising up against you. You will never get burned as long as God is by your side .

He said when you abide in Him, He will abide in you. No matter where you go or where you are, God will always be with you and protect you from all harm.

The Bible says…..no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; Psalm 91:10-11

Knowing who you are in Christ is very important because you will not be moved by negative situations that happen in your life. You will have the confidence and trust in God because you know He got your back and He will get you through whatever you face because you are God’s and your identity is in Him.

Never forget this…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4(KJV)

❤️Antoinette

You will get everything God has for you!

I believe you are going to get all that God has for you. God has put dreams in your hearts and His written Destinys over your lives and He is going to bring to pass everything He has promised you. You will have to trust Him with your Destinys and dreams in order to see the manifestation of his promises.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. ~2 Corinthians 9:8~

You need to have faith in God even when your surroundings don’t look promising or even when everything around you is in chaos and you heart is filled with doubt and unbelief. Let your faith in God’s word be greater than your fear and know that God is not man that He should lie because every word He has said to you and every promise He has made to you is truth and He will bring to pass.

Unfortunately, many times the path to the promise is filled with lots of distractions, delays, hardships, pain and opposition. This I know……nothing worth having ever comes easy and without opposition. Darkness will come, storms will come, winds will blow, waters will raise and you will be confronted by fear. All that is meant to happen, God allows the path to be difficult so that He can purify you, prepare you, strengthen you and refine you for your place of promise.

So don’t let your present situation discourage you from the your destiny and from Gods promise. He is going to bless you beyond anything you have ever dreamed of because you have paid the price and suffered for your dreams and destiny. Whatever you have suffered in private God is going to bless and reward you in public.

The enemy has fought so hard to try to steal your faith in God and keep you in bondage but enough is enough says the lord. This is the day for your redemption. God loves you so much and His desire is to bless you and supply your every need.

If you have been in a trying and difficult season and you have been feeling discouraged and hopeless worry no more because God is on your side. God knows you, He has been watching you, feeling everything you feel and guiding your path and He says 2018 is a your year of abundance and fulfilled promises. Don’t worry about what you don’t have, God is going to make sure you have it all. Remember your negative circumstances don’t exclude you from God’s blessings.

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

Put Fear of Lack out of Business

OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF LACK

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.- 2 Timothy 1:7.

Fear is the biggest dilemma in the world. A lot of people around the world are living in fear of lack and it’s controlling how they think and it’s destroying their lives. Fear of lack is the enemy against your destiny and your dreams. You can’t give it power anymore to control your life.

Many of us have fear of lack, never having enough and that has affected us in so many ways that we are always wanting more. We are never happy because we are not satisfied with what we have. We are so afraid that we are going to loose it all. Fear of lack causes greed because we are always consumed wanting more and we have let material things become an idol. And when material things become an idol the lack of them will always keep you in fearful state. When fear is controlling your life it will destroy everything you are about, so trust God and not material things that perish. Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”- Hebrews 13:5

There times when the place where we were getting our provision dries up for example when you loose your job, when your business fails and it throws you in lack and your filled with so much fear and you start questioning yourself where the money or where the help is going to come from financially. And you forget that God has provision for you. Don’t be stuck at the closed door because God is opening new doors for you where no man or devil will close. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.- 2 Corinthians 9:8

It’s time to put fear out of business. When thoughts of fear of lack torment your mind and heart resist them and renew your mind with God’s promises because He says He will supply all your needs according to your riches in glory. Do not fear but trust God with your need because God will always provide for you. But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.- Jeremiah 17:7-8

So don’t worry about money, what your going to eat or wear and know this… if God can take care of the birds in the sky how much more will He take care of you His child. When you put your trust in yourselves you will never have enough but when we put your trust in God you will always have more than enough. So don’t put your trust in material things because when you loose them you will end up leaving a life of fear of lack because you did not trust in God’s provision. “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?- Mathew 6:26

I don’t know what your worried or afraid of about but whatever it is let it go and trust God with your worries. Cast all your care and burdens upon God because He cares for you. I remember a while back I was believing God for a financial break through that I needed right away and when I didn’t get it I freaked out, my heart was overwhelmed with anxiety and fear of lack. I start to think how am I going to pay for my school, how I was going to pay for my bills and everything I needed to take care of ….And then the Holy Spirit quicken me and reminded me of His word and He said do not fear, don’t you know I’m your God and your provision is in me. And He also reminded me of all things He provided for me through the years and immediately as I remembered all that my faith was strengthened and all the fear, anxiety and worry all went away and I decided that no matter what lack or disappointment I faced I would always trust God’s provision and never let the enemy fill my heart with fear of lack.

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

So I encourage you today don’t let fear win, let your faith in God’s provision be greater that your lack and your present circumstances. In God you will never lack but you will always have more than enough. Whatever you need go to God in prayer and He will supply your every need. 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

❤️ Antoinette

The purpose of God will always prevail

No matter what your going through the purpose of God will prevail. God has not given you a promise that He won’t fulfill.

There is always hope when God’s promise is involved. I don’t know how long you have been waiting on God’s promise to manifest or come alive in your life but this I know God is not man that he should lie. He said His word will never return to Him void.

So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.- Isaiah 55:11

Even in the midst of trials and tribulations do not panic or be anxious but rest and trust God’s promise to you. Don’t be bitter, mad and disappointed because your promise has not yet manifested. There is a blessing and purpose in the valley. Keep walking in faith , do not faint and give up because God is always on time and His time is always the best time. Trust His promise.

The valley, the journey has been so long and painful but God is walking with you all the way. Sometimes you have wondered how you have been able to make it this far, it’s because God has been strengthening your steps at your weakest moments. Keep walking forward because God is with you all the way He will never leave your side.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23

When we look at the story in the Bible when Jesus calmed the storm when He was with His disciples. Jesus was not bothered by the storm that were raging when He was on the boat because He was at peace but His disciples were so afraid and forgot who was with them in the storm and they woke Him up and He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.-Mathew 8:26

The disciples were awaken by their fear and Jesus was a sleep in His purpose.

 Jesus calms the storm

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”- Mathew 8:23-27

How many times in your own life have you been so afraid and overwhelmed with fear when trouble, trials showed up and when the storms were raging in your life, you forgot that God was with you even in the midst of your storm.

What God is saying to you right now is that no matter what war is raging all around peace be still. Have faith and know God is king over ever storm in your life. God is in the middle of all that your going through and He will never leave you nor forsake you. Wait upon Him and trust His promise. Through everything your going through God’s purpose will be revealed and it will be worth it. For the best is yet to come.

❤️Antoinette