Getting it Right…

I haven’t gotten it all right yet. Not even a bit but I have stayed the course. A lot transpired in 2016; it was a year of trust and faith, renewing of my mind, heart and body. God isn’t near done with me yet and He’s not done with you either. Get It Right Ladies (GIRL) isn’t meant to be a blueprint or map of success to help make all your dreams come true (although we hope that happens too). It’s meant to shed some light on the things we face in such a way that allows us to focus on Him and not what we see in front of us. “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” – ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

#getitrightladies #GIRL

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A Precious Possession


You need to realize you are special. God values you so much and wants the best for you. He’d say:

Take heart, you are my precious possession. I cherish you and watch your every move. But like a precious item at a 

 museum, there are risks inherent in sharing you to the world. I can’t selfishly keep you to myself and not let your glory and 

beauty be seen by the world. Because you didn’t stay close, the world mistreated you and damaged your beauty but I am a 

master crafter and I’ve been working diligently to repair and replace all the broken pieces so you’ll be ready to be displayed 

again. This time you’ll stay behind the protective glass and ropes  so that only those with my clearance can get near to you. Stay 

close to me so that no one can penetrate the hedge of protection I’ve set up. Then only those that truly know your value and will 

take care of you and treasure you as much as I do wil be near. 

Life in the Word…Day 1


On January 20th, 2002 a good friend gave me a journal entitled “Life in the Word” to celebrate the beginning of my salvation. I bumped into that journal today and decided to share it with you in the hopes it will help you on your faith journey. Below is the first entry:
March 17, 2002 (I’m 22 at the time of this writing)

Today is the first day of my writing about God’s miracles and workings in my life. Well, the other day during Wednesday service, the pastor cast out demons and thoughts that were leading me to lust. Particularly those surrounding [an ex]. When I came home I took all the pictures, a gold box containing misc mementos and all my jewelry that came from him and threw them away. 

That in itself is a miracle of God because I have kept them since 1997. I praise God for giving me the will power to rid my room of the evil that was corrupting me from living right by God. Today, I made a list of different things I needed to change. I’ll include that I should write in this book as often as God compels me to. I love God and pray that He will keep me walking the path he has set for me and help me to eliminate all the bad, negative influences in my life. 

I have seen from my reading that God helps you along the path but it’s far too easy to get sucked into the wrong choices. May God always show me the right way through His wisdom and love. I will devote more time to thinking and being in the Lord, my Father, Jesus Christ. I adore you.

Tiff

You Chose

The first time I read this I knew it spoke to me…and thought you might need it now. Written by Shannon L. Alder. 

You chose.You chose.

You chose.

You chose to give away your love.

You chose to have a broken heart. 

You chose to give up. 

You chose to hang on.

You chose to react.

You chose to feel insecure.

You chose to feel anger.

You chose to fight back.

You chose to have hope.
You chose to be naïve. 

You chose to ignore your intuition.

You chose to ignore advice.

You chose to look the other way. 

You chose to not listen. 

You chose to be stuck in the past. 
You chose your perspective. 

You chose to blame. 

You chose to be right.

You chose your pride. 

You chose your games.

You chose your ego.

You chose your paranoia. 

You chose to compete.

You chose your enemies.

You chose your consequences.
You chose.

You chose.

You chose.

You chose.

However, you are not alone. Generations of women in your family have chosen. Women around the world have chosen. We all have chosen at one time in our lives. We stand behind you now screaming: 

Choose to let go.

Choose dignity. 

Choose to forgive yourself.

Choose to forgive others.

Choose to see your value.

Choose to show the world you’re not a victim.

Choose to make us proud.” 

― Shannon L. Alder

What If?


As I headed to bed tonight I glanced at my calendar and it said “gym date 7:45-8:45am” for tomorrow (Saturday) morning. I set that recurring appointment with myself at the beginning of February because I was determined to get in shape and “be better”….

I’ve never made that gym date. That hard truth got me thinking about all the great ideas and thoughts I have about bettering my life and how 85% of them I never actually do. Which let to this mini moment of enlightenment: What If????

What if I went to the gym first thing Saturday mornings? Would that shape and impact my entire day? And in turn the next day and the next day?

What if I started everyday deep in prayer and kept my eye on the things of God? Would I be a better servant to the things God needs done?

What if I did one thing every month to step out of my comfort zone and have some fun (like I promised myself I’d do this year)? Would I be dating an awesome guy and day dreaming of things to come?

What if I put into practice every great tip and suggestion I got from the dozens of books I read every year? Would I be on a stage sharing my life practices with people and helping them with their “what ifs”?

I could go on for days but the bottom line is I’m not good with consistency and doing the things I know I should do. If I did?…Sheesh I’d be pretty amazing. I’ll be honest, I’m probably not going to go to the gym tomorrow morning but at some point I (and you too!) should take the “what ifs” off the shelf and be better.

What’s your “what if”????  What’s holding you back from it?
#whatif #bebetter #GIRL #getitrightladies

Green with Envy

I’ve been struggling a bit over the last couple months with jealousy. I’ve got a competitive person in my life who I feel is constantly comparing us. I don’t think I’d mind if I was the “victor” in these comparisons but I feel I constantly come up short. There are other areas I know I do well aka better but more often than not I come up wanting. 

So this morning I asked God to help me get past the jealousy and envy so I could be happier and not concerned so much about what this person was doing. God is so faithful. He leads me to Galatians 5:25-26: “But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature together with its passions and appetites. If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage–our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit]. We must not become conceited, challenging or provoking one another, envying one another.

I’ve asked for His help with these things as it really does stress me out often. I’ll let you know how the journey goes. Thanks for listening. #Girl #Bebetter #getitrightladies 

Fighting for the Truth

On Wednesday I got my review from my boss. He’s new to the company only having been with us for about six months. At any rate, I was upset and disappointed by one of the ratings I received (It was a partially successful). I chalk it up to the fact that he doesn’t know the full scope of what I’ve done and therefore couldn’t accurately assess my performance. 
I prayed about it and asked God for wisdom in this situation. I felt the Lord saying: Trust in me, have faith in me and believe in me. Trust in yourself, have faith in yourself and believe in yourself. 2016 was a rough one but you can do better, have started to do better and will continue to do better. It’s a humbling experience to be knocked down a peg or two but it’s for the best. Only when you are unable, am I able. Only when you need me can I come in and help. 

Even with the Lord’s encouraging words I couldn’t let the issue go. I’ve never objected to a score on my review before but this time I couldn’t remain silent. I’d had a lurking headache since I’d gotten the review. I wasn’t myself and I was always thinking about the reasons why the rating wasn’t right. This morning at about 2:15 I started drafting a note documenting everything. I kept writing and writing until I felt the release in my belly. Once that was complete I reread it, made a few edits and then sent it to my boss and his boss (she used to be my boss). I don’t know what the outcome will be but I couldn’t go down without a fight. I couldn’t keep it bottled up and just “do better”. I’d done good work and I wanted to make sure people saw that. 

I share all this with you because you need to have a voice. Not a quiet and meek voice but a voice that demands attention. A voice that says this isn’t fair and something needs to be done about it. If you haven’t already started, find small ways to fight for the truth. 

#getitrightladies #GIRL 

Thanks for listening. 😀❤️

3/21/17 Update: After my email and a meeting with my boss and another associate, my review was updated to better reflect my work. All is well that ends well.