Saturday, 26 September 2015

Heads Up! - Part 1

Heads Up, this series will explore a few situations when we need to lift up our heads in life and be confident and positive.

Today I was super stressed and upset and just so emotional as I was off to meet with a friend I haven't seen or heard from in 4 years, this girl was my best friend through secondary school and music concerts and everything, and then we both moved on to college and just lost contact and I was so scared and nervous to meet her again, my tummy was turning I felt sick, I felt like I was burning up and was going to pass out, then I sat down calmed myself to the best of ability and then enjoyed a weird catch up for the past 4 years, it was crazy, it was emotional and I'm still feeling poorly from the stress of it all and I'd like to say to you today that if something is so important don't let the stress or doubts in your head allow you to be poorly and unwell with it because it will be worth it in the long run, I have enjoyed meeting up with her again but also I'm emotional and just praying for peace on the situation as I need peace and I need courage from the Lord if I am to meet her again which I do hope happens and maybe not wait 4 years again!

Sometimes the devil can place these horrible thoughts and seeds of doubt in your head. The bible says
Proverbs 3:5-8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Pray to God to reveal what your path is, and what you need to do, pray for a peace if your unsure, when you ask for something from God it is given. He loves you! He gave you his only son, he will give you a peace about something if it's right.

James 1:6
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Don't let the doubts in! Be strong minded by following the next few tips;
-Study the bible DAILY
-Worship Daily
-Encourage others DAILY
-Wear Love DAILY

By following these tips you will be strong minded, your self-worth will rocket, and you will know the Lord so you know when the devil is trying to get at you. You know his method is through your weakness so be strong and make that weakness and strength.

C’mon I urge you all today to be strong minded, keep your head up! Be Christ like!
Thank you for reading today's first part of Heads Up! I hope you enjoy the next part of series let me know on 

Love Jessica Louise Xoxo 

Heads Up! Part 2

Hey everyone what a week it has been! In 2 weeks I will be venturing to Gran Canaria with Kieran (boyfriend) and I am super excited to get away and escape the day to day pressures and stress. Recently I have been letting things get on top of me and my self-confidence has been like a rollercoaster, some days I’m great, and my inner dialogue is I’m a daughter of the king I can do anything. But some days I’m not so good and my inner thoughts are maybe I shouldn’t do that because of other people’s opinions. Well today I’m here to talk you through my situation and hope it helps you overcome yours.

My situation is work based, we all know the main pressures in daily life is our jobs, maybe because you might be the only Christian or maybe because your life is totally different to people around you, or maybe you just don’t get along with the people you work with. And I’m here to tell you I understand! I understand because I am the only Christian girl in my work place and sometimes it is quite negative the comments from people around you. You know the problems, gossip and lies, just trouble.
The past few weeks I have had to develop a positive mind set, because if I didn’t I would not be working in the job I am right now. I have needed strength and courage. And lots of it.

Firstly I’m here to tell you to be bold! Get that heavy head of yours which might be filled with negative thoughts and shake the negativity away, you don’t have to live like that. When I was thinking about this blog these lyrics came into my head

‘Now my debt is paid in full by the precious blood that my Jesus spilt, the curse of sin has no hold on me, whom the sun sets free, is free’ from Man of Sorrows by Hillsong. Give it a listen, it is uplifting.
You are reading this because you want a stronger relationship with the Lord and you are wanting to follow his word… His word says this…
Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

That is his truth! Be STRONG, COURAGEOUS, NOT AFRAID, and NOT DISCOURAGED. Listen to the word, and do something about it. I have noticed the more I read the word the more I become stronger and less inclined to listen to negativity. I now have a filter in my head and heart and when people speak to me I know in the first few words if what they are speaking is truth or trash.
(I did a study a few weeks ago and loved the idea of filtering your thoughts therefore I gave it a go and 2 months on I am finding it very easy now to decide if I am going to listen or ignore it.)

Sometimes we all have a bad day, a dark season, a challenge but we are all made in the image of the Lord and he knows what you’re capable of and he would not give you opportunities like this if they weren’t important or to be used in the future maybe in a testimony to help others.

Matthew 5:16 - In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

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Psalm 18:2 - The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

And that's just it isn't it? It all comes down the Lord who is your rock, stick with him and he will help you to keep positive and guide you in the right place.

Try to find at least 3 positive scriptures to read each day and meditate on them and just live through them. Live positively, live courageously and live strongly with God at the centre.

Thanks for reading the second part of the series Heads Up!
Have a blessed week!
Love Jessica Louise Xoxo