Chicken Or Warrior?

Come on, Are you chicken?  (You really might be a warrior!)

When I was a kid, my brothers and I were always into name-calling.  It was never really “bad” words or “curse” words but we could sure do a number on each other with calling each other names.  Calling each other chicken was a normal thing around there.  If you wanted someone to do something, all you had to do was to tell them they were “chicken” and they would set out to prove that they weren’t scared.

Here’s a question I have for you…”Are you chicken?”

Are you afraid to step out and do things because you are afraid of what someone might think about you?

Are you expecting rejection at every turn and the fear paralyzes you to the point that you don’t do anything?

Are you afraid of failing or falling and someone will make fun of you?

Here’s what I know.  I have said “yes!” to every one of those questions and it hasn’t been that long ago.  Just because we grow up and become adults doesn’t mean that we aren’t still living in fear.  So, let’s take this fear under subjection and apply some Jesus to it!

Fear and Faith cannot abide together.  You have to change your mind and your belief.  Jesus is stronger than every doubt, fear, or demon that wants to get you to listen to him.

Believe Jesus when he tells you that you can do anything, be anything, and have an abundant life.  Abundance doesn’t come out of fear.  Abundance comes from God through his son, Jesus.

Jesus said in John 10:10 that the thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy but that He (Jesus) came that you might have life and have it more abundantly.

So…what’s it going to be for you today?  Is it faith or fear?  Is it light or darkness?  Are you going to be a CHICKEN or a WARRIOR?

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, every day!  Focus on who the Lord says you are instead of what the world or the enemy has to say.

You are greatly blessed, highly favored and deeply loved!  Go out and tell somebody when they ask you, “How are you today?”….Just say I am Blessed.  🙂

 

 

 

Good News?

If most of us would rather hear good news than bad, then why is it that all we ever hear is bad news?

I submit to you that you are hearing what you WANT TO HEAR.  You are in control of what you see, read and hear.

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If you really would rather hear some good news, then you are at the RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME!

To improve your life, in any capacity, the first step is to guard your heart, your spirit, and your mind.  The only reason that I am writing to you today to try to encourage you in some small way is because my thinking has changed.  Someone said they believed in me.  Someone told me I could impact lives for the better.  I chose to listen to the people who spoke life over me.

You see, the thing that really gets to me, is to see people start to dream again.  I love to the a spark of hope flicker in someone’s eyes as they begin to believe that they could succeed in life!  To use a corny “old” cliche’…

HOPE FLOATS MY BOAT!  (giggles)

Yes, I am the eternal optimist but I know how much hope and faith can do in the face of overwhelming odds or adversity.  My family has been through some major storms of life but we knew that we would come out stronger on the other side.  We have learned and grown in the Lord.  When you go through trials, you should always develop your TESTIMONY out of the tests.  I want you to know that you are created in the image of God, whether you have received his Son as your Savior or not.  What it means to be created in the image of God is that you also have the power to create!  You really need to know what you are capable of and use your God-given talents and abilities to help bring light and love to this world.

Don’t let anyone tell you not to ask WHY???  I want you to be real.  Ask questions like a child would.  Have you ever been in the presence of a persistent child that said, “Why, where, when, why, why, why, how come, where, what?????”  Be persistent, curious, and alive and keep asking questions.  Yes, you will drive some people crazy but so what!  You should really ask the one who has ALL THE ANSWERS!  He will never get tired of you and he wants you to know how much he loves you. 🙂

Ok, ok, back to the topic at hand, hahaha….

If the things that you are watching, listening to, reading, or allowing in your life are not creating something in you or others, STOP.  Be a part of things that bring goodness and fullness into your life.  You don’t have to be mean, but remove yourself from negative people and influences.  Don’t you agree that there’s enough “junk” cluttered in your heart and in your spirit already?

Ultimately, in the natural, we do reap what we sow. If I plant tomato seeds, then I will have tomatoes growing before long.  (Hint, hint…Honey, I want garden-fresh tomatoes from our own garden this year. *wink)

So, do you want abundant life?  Plant the seeds that produce it.  First and foremost, all GOOD things come from God, through his Son, Jesus.  The good news, or the gospel, is available to all.  If you have already received that most excellent SEED, then it is time for you to have life more abundantly!!  It is already yours.  Learn how to get it by beholding his Glory.

You are NOT that person that you see in the mirror.  YOU are that person that speaks, for out of the abundance of the heart, your mouth speaks.  All it takes is one real conversation with you and I will know where your treasures are.

There’s a children’s song that says something like…”Be careful little eyes what you see.  Be careful little ears what you hear.”  WISDOM!

Have a wonderful day and I believe in you!

Michelle

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Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a sweet Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, stretch their money and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS.

Abundance of Love

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As an example of how I live my life in the abundance of love, today I am going to just be really transparent with you.

I want to share the heart of God with you.

To write something down is easy. To be “tuned in” to what the Spirit of God is saying takes discipline.

So, imagine that this is written in my handwriting in a very personal way.

The following quote was what I posted on my Facebook page a few minutes ago. This is where I want to live, in this POWERFUL state of existence, all the days of my life!

“I wish all of you could FEEL this bubbling in my Spirit today! I am ssoooooo EXCITED right now, this very minute, about what God is doing for all of you! And I get to share in your Blessing because I am obedient :)!!! Have you EVER touched somebody and felt the power of God move?”

Our God is alive! He is Real and He lives, heals, loves, touches and breathes through US! This is not some kind of spooky, scary thing. It’s the bright side of the Spiritual realm. Do not be afraid of God. He is not mean, in any way. He created you to BE fully alive, like I got a glimpse of a few moments ago. This is my prayer, laying open for all of you to see. This is real intimacy between me and Jesus so be careful and guard your thoughts and hearts as you read this. I love you and I want you to someday, if you haven’t already, have these same desires in your heart. This IS abundance in the purest form.

• Lord, let my words be your words.
People need to hear what you have to say and not what I say.

• Lord, let my eyes be your eyes.
If you are looking at people and situations through my eyes, I will understand and be able to give what they need.

• Lord, let my hands be your hands.
I want, with every fiber of my being, to be able to touch people and them feel your healing hands. I want people’s bodies to be made whole because YOU touched them using my hands.

• Lord, let me hear what you hear.
My feeble attempts to hear and understand the cries of a broken heart leave people lacking and still in pain. You know all things.

MORE than all of these, Lord, I want to love with your abundance of love.
Daddy God, YOU loved us so much that you sent Jesus to trade places with us. I want people to KNOW your love, see your love, hear your love, touch your love, and feel your love.

1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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