Take Control Of Your Life

Take Control Of Your Life!

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Back in 2006, I was completely delivered of my smoking addiction of 26 years in an instant! The reason I’m telling you about it is because I want you to think about someone or something having control over you.

If you are very strong-willed person, you cannot stand the thought of something or someone controlling you. My husband put it to me like this, he said, “Do you realize that something as small as a cigarette has power over you? If you don’t have at least a pack of cigarettes in the house at night, you will go and buy some before the store closes! Those things are controlling you. Period. End of Story.”

I want you to open your eyes and look around you. Can you make observations about your surroundings objectively? Do you have anything in your life that doesn’t need to be there?

Do you like what you see? Is this where you thought you would be at this point in your life?

When I first started in network marketing many years ago, someone told me that we all needed to do a “check-up from the neck up” occasionally. If you don’t understand the saying, it just means that we all need to figure out where our head is at, sometimes.

If your life is going great, Congratulations!

If you are working on the areas that need help, Good Job! Keep at it!

For those of you that have let things get a little out of control, I want to talk to you!

If you need to make more money, spend less money, BE set free from addiction, have better relationships, need to have your body healed of some ailment, want to see your kids do better, or you can’t handle hearing the news anymore…. Welcome to the real world, right? WRONG! But…let me explain.

Yes, we all have problems but we have a God that is bigger than any problem we can come up with or the enemy can throw at us! When a lot of problems or issues are all piled up in one big pile, they start looking like a monster that can’t be overcome. Don’t focus on them all together. Take them apart and dissect them like you would in an experiment. There are solutions and answers! ALWAYS!

If anyone can get out of this mess, you can! If anybody can be healed, you can. If it can be done, you can do it! If it’s not humanly possible, ask God because nothing is impossible to him. You can take charge of your life and get things back under your control!

Change your mind about something if it’s not working for you. Don’t be stubborn when it’s in your best interest to do something different.

Applying the Word of God to your life is the best gift I could ever give you or you could ever give yourself. Matthew 18:19-20 says,

19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Will you join with me and agree with me for your own prosperity and good health?

Would you agree with me that God has great plans for your life and that you will leave a legacy for your children and your grandchildren?

I pray that you are blessed beyond your wildest dreams, if you will only believe how much Jesus loves you!


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’…


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 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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