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Day 20 God Says So!

God says so! This challenge has examined some things in us that needed to be changed or finessed. We know the mind is truly the battleground!!! The comfort comes from knowing it is indeed a fixed fight. John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Is the instruction given clear but your trying to make it logical in your own eyes. When I was a child I can remember asking my mom “why” after being told to do something. Not only would I get the evil eye but she would say “because I said so”. Sometimes the instruction is “God says so”. No logic or reason you can possibly understand. So move because God says so! Start the ministry because God says so!  Trust that your children’s success is written because God says so! That last one was for myself. As we are drawing to a close I want you to know there is no greater resource than God. It’s my passion to instruct people and help

Day 19 Start with Love Part 2

Start With Love part 2  The last 2 days have been about loving Jesus and being obedient. Yesterday the private group focused on “why I love Jesus”. One member said it’s like the song says “because he first loved me”. We are heading into the hardest part of the matter which is loving others. I’m not talking about just loving the people who love you. I mean loving the people who you know don’t like you or have your best interest in mind. You might ask why do we have to do that. Firstly, is it necessary to have that loving attitude and mindset because it drives your actions and your choices. Luke 6:27-36 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as

Day 17 Start With Love

Start With Love                                  Don’t complicate things. Isaiah 53:5 “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.”  What can we possibly do or say to show our love and appreciation. The answer is found in John 14:15 “if you love me, keep my commandments”. I find that often times people complicate things way too much. We spend countless hours contemplating how to make progress in our lives. Yet many of us have closed ourselves off to the simplest concept of faith and love.   When we are lovers and doers we began to see things shift. The complexity is created in our minds. This challenge has been about training and   shaping the mind but nothing can substitute being in tune with God. Some things you have to know and hold on to. Keeping these principals in our hearts and minds make all the difference in the world. I can recall getting on a bike for the fir

Day 16 Fighting the unbelief

Fighting the unbelief Day 13 was spent on reflecting on the days past and for my private group we focused on guided meditation and channeling our energy on the vision. It was an awesome two days. There are a couple of  people who asked about unbelief. Let's examine it together. I like to ask people who express some unbelief whether verbally or through their actions this question. What do you believe? We spend a lifetime fueling unbelief. Mark 9:24 " help my unbelief". God is not interested in the magnitude of your belief. He is looking for even the smallest traces of evidence of it. Matthew 17:20 If you have the faith of a mustard seed, you can say to a mountain move and it will move. When I ask what do you believe in, I'm really asking what have you placed your faith in. Is it your spouse, your children, your job, your friends, or your church. Before you hurry and answer no let me define faith. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary  faith is an allegiance
Day 13: All About the Mind Challenge  Review Today we are going to take a little bit of a break during the all about the mind challenge. Day 13 is going to be nothing more than just a reflection of our challenge. Let me know which day was most impactful for you & what you've learned.

Day 12 The Finisher Mindset

The Finisher Mindset                                Choices lead to habits and habits define your character. You have probably heard this before. Ask yourself What does your character say about you? Well, let’s examine the pattern of your choices. Do you have a habit of starting things and not finishing. Bishop Cornelius Blake in a recent sermon said “ do what you signed up for and do it until it is finished”. Recently my teenage daughter came and matter of factly said “ I want to quit track”. My husband and I couldn’t believe it. I mean for over a year all she could talk about was joining track. We went to the track every Saturday to exercise and train. She seemed so excited and committed. But then, came the pain of her first loss, a coach that liked to push and get the most out of her, and the reality she had to also maintain her grades. We can certainly relate to that. However, the successful thinkers and business owners seem to master the art of finishing and that’s what sets th

Day 11 A Timely Mindset

A Timely Mindset We have all heard the expression “why put off tomorrow what can be done today”. The Bible says in proverbs 6:4 “Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do. “ Do you realize you’ve had a lot of yesterdays in your lifetime. There seems to be a big misconception about time. We somehow whimsically say “I will do it tomorrow”. Have you began to notice  that tomorrow gets here faster than we expect. So our dreams, healing, businesses, ministries etc... sleep and wait for another tomorrow. The truth is what you sow today is what you reap tomorrow. So it’s already a promise that if you didn’t make a move today you will not see any results tomorrow. This week we have been discussing the mindset of a warrior. Joshua in the battle of Jericho was not just obedient but timely. The smallest details have the most impact in battle and in life. Your future successes are wrapped in your daily routines (Dr. Micheal Murdock). Joshua 6:10 Joshua had commanded the army, “Do n

Day 10 The Resourceful Mindset

The Resourceful Mindset              We have been focusing on the mindset of a warrior for the past two days. Looking at the life of Gideon and David. Surely, we can dig a little deeper into the the lives of both men to pull out some attributes we all could use to become a warrior. However, I would like to introduce another warrior, Esther. She is not a likely choice but she is a great example of a key concept needed in a warrior, resourcefulness. Hence, the resourceful mindset needed by every warrior. The word resourceful is defined as having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties. It is the ability to promptly find solutions and deal with difficulties. After that definition you should absolutely see how Esther can be identified as having this mindset. Sure, the Bible describes her as being a beautiful woman but she was resourceful. This woman did not panic at the threat of her nation being wiped out. Being resourceful is bringing value to the table a


The Mind of a Warrior Part 2 Their "no" is God's yes! Have you ever had someone try to close the door on you. I mean literally see you coming so close to grabbing your blessing and because of their current position slam the door in your face. The enemy senses when you are close to a breakthrough  and he will use someone within your environment to shut you out. It can seem like a 'No'' at that moment. What I love about the mind of an achiever is the ability to see beyond that. Do you recall young David in the bible? His own  family tried to shut him out but what they didn't know was that God will use a closed door to open a window of opportunity . Everyone feels they are better suited for your promotion but "  the  Lord  sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance,  but the  Lord  looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7.  While the world finds 100 reasons why you are not suitable, God has one reason why you are and that's what counts. A

Day 8 The Mind of a Warrior

The Mind of a Warrior Part 1          Day 7 was your day of rest. Today  I want to dispel some things that come against us believing that we are warriors. 1) you’ve been told your too small, your too young, too old, too small, not educated enough etc. There seems to be this measure that we always appear to fall short of. The devil is a liar!!! The measure is in the hands of the almighty!!! He has called you for your vision, purpose, business, ministry, etc.... Does he not qualify the called (Romans 8:30) ? So how is it you can fall short of what he created you for? 2) your fears- A warrior is to be fearless in most contexts. When we think of a warrior we think of bravery, courage, and war. We don’t associate fear with a warrior. Yet God chose Gideon. He was not absent of fear he asked for constant reassurance see Judges 7. Gideon placed faith in front of his fears. When we place faith in front of our fears that is what propels us into battle. To fight what comes against our vision a

Day 6 The Mind of an Achiever part 2

The mind of an achiever part 2        To be an achiever is the first step to becoming a crowned overcomer. When you set that standard you move from conquered to conqueror! At this stage you should be setting goals and taking steps to ACHIEVE them. What does this look like in reality? Let’s examine one of the greatest achievers in the Bible, Joseph. Joseph took the vision given by God and put it into action. During the 7 years of plenty he drafted a plan and was displined enough to work on it (Genesis 41:48-49). Because of his ability to set goals and achieve them he saved a nation. Another very interesting observation that can be made of Joseph is that he was obedient. There is a direct connection between obedience and achieving. We will discuss that next week. For now your homework is to work on setting goals and make a specific plan to achieve those goals. Move the vision into action!!!

Day 5 The Mind of an Achiever

The Mind of an Achiever What happens when you overcome the mindset and spirit of ambivalence? You began the process of being blessed with the mind of an achiever. Beloved, let me share the definition of achiever with you. It is to successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective, level, or result) by effort, skill, or courage. Let me add faith in there because as Christians we know it is the catalyst.  Part of this challenge is mindset discovery. We are discovering thought processes we possess but do not utilize. There is an achiever in all of us. In the definition it states to “bring about”. For many of us this mindset has to be dug out because it is hidden under layers of hurt, ambivalence, fear, doubt, and confusion. When you exert faith God illuminates and you began to see the achiever below the muck. However, as we have been discussing you have to be willing to do the work of removing the layers with the help of our mighty God. That is part of the process of self discov

Day 4 The Ambivalent Mind Part 2

Healing Starts With a Choice The question Jesus asked the impotent man was "Wilt thou be made whole? (John 5:6)." Your decision activates the response. The common mistake we make as believers is to assume that we can't move unless God moves.  The battle may not be ours but the choice is!! God is waiting for you to move first in your mind. In Joshua 24:15 the statement is CHOOSE for yourselves today whom you will serve. Ambivalence can not draw near to Christ. When I was 15 the pastor asked me if I would accept Christ as my personal savior. That choice changed my life forever. What makes my life remarkable however are the choices I make daily. The story of the impotent man by the pool shows us some important facts about choices. Lets look at them; 1) choices propel change. Before God could command the man to pick up his bed and walk the choice had to be made. 2) Acceptance can  be a hindrance to choices. If that man accepted his condition with no desire to change he

Day 3 Destroying the Ambivalent Mind

The Ambivalent Mind Destroyed!                                                                  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ambivalence as simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings toward an object, person, or action. Other connotations for that word are also fluctuation and uncertainty. In my profession ambivalence is often a sign of internal conflict. It is a battle that occurs in the mind that can affect all areas of an individual's life. It really boils down to not being able to make decisions. For most of us we are able to make informed decisions every day. At times we even make decisions on impulse, but we exercise the ability to make decisions. Even as a professional you can easily fall into being trapped by the quandary of an ambivalent person. I like to examine what the bible has to say about ambivalence. James 1:8 states, " He is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does". The word looks at it very clear cut. It's either this or t

Day 2 all About the Mind challenge

THE MINDSET OF AN HEIR PART 2:  DO YOU KNOW THE SIZE OF YOUR INHERITANCE?  Mindset recovery and Discovery  One of the things that amaze me is our fear to ask big things of our big God. Truthfully speaking I have been guilty of this many times. Whether it's due to a lack of trust, guilt, or understanding we fail to see that God will meet us where we are. If we are minimalist in our prayers and asking we will get less than minimal answers and solutions. The prodigal son may have been guilty of a lot of things but he knew to ask his father for his portion. He knew the size of his portion and that he had a right to it. Although he used it poorly and selfishly he knew well enough to know what he was inheriting (Luke 15:11-32) . Let me ask you, are you asking according to the size of your God or the size of your vision? We think small but God plans big!!!! While you are asking for another apartment to rent or lease God is planning for your dream home. While you are asking for a sm

21 Days to Mindset Recovery & Discovery

21 DAYS TO MINDSET RECOVERY & DISCOVERY DAY 1 THE MINDSET OF AN HEIR Part 1 Are you secure with your royal bloodline? I can tell you how you perceive yourself dictates what you believe you can aspire? Coming to America is one of my favorite movies.  For those of us who have watched it, do you recall how ridiculous Eddie Murphy( Prince Akeem) and Arsenio hall (Semmi) looked when they first arrived in Queens. They looked over the top and completely out of the ordinary compared to their environment. In their motherland Zamunda they were seen as royalty and were looked upon as esteemed. Akeem was to be the heir to the throne.  As Christians we are heirs to the kingdom of God! People who are not used to seeing royalty will think we are over the top and  out of place. Remember the bible tells us in 1 Peter 1:4 "to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you". When we see ourselves in that context we can aspire to do and be