Listening To God’s Whisper

God Has More In Store for You…Are You Listening?


When you are designed by the ultimate creator there is no limit to what you can do! If you feel like you’re settling for less, you probably are! I strongly believe that when we feel as though we are not living up to our potential, that is God whispering to us…I have more for you. If we choose to ignore Him we remain merely existing and not living authentically or embracing our purpose . One sign of not living authentically is feeling uncomfortable in our skin, because we are living a design that doesn’t fit who we are in Christ. Ask yourself these few questions?
  • Am I living a narrative that others have created for me?
  • Am I just going with the flow and letting life happen to me?
  • Am I an active participant in manifesting my vision for my life?
  • Do I hide my spiritual gifts because I don’t believe I’m talented or good enough to succeed?
  • Do I look at others who are living my dream and feel envious that I’m not pursuing what’s in my heart?
  • Am I ignoring the doors that God keeps opening because I’m too afraid to walk through them?
If you answered yes to the questions above, I urge you to stop, get quiet and start listening to the Lord’s call for your life. We aren’t here to worry about success or failure, God put us here by design! You have a purpose to pursue that is God given and perfect for your life. When we start being God reliant and put our faith in the creator we unleash the power within us to do God’s work. In my upcoming eBook “15 Tips to Avoid Single Mom Burnout,” I talk about creating your own narrative with God as the author. Why is this a chapter in a book about burnout? Nothing dims our light, makes us more exhausted, and more discouraged than living a mundane life that doesn’t reflect who we were created to be in Christ. God has carefully planned out your life to be a bestseller, a meaningful legacy that brings him glory, but you have to believe in Him.
How do we do this? We listen, we pray, we act, we stop procrastinating, we live by faith, we stop the stinking thinking and transform our minds to be filled with the spirit and the word of God. There is so much more in store for you, but do you believe it? Do you crave for a life beyond your wildest expectations? Then you are in a win-win situation, because God desires an incredible life for you as well! Believe, follow and act on God’s plan for your life and you will be rewarded beyond measure!

Make It Happen!

Sermon Inspiration Day 4: Charles Stanley How to Reach Your Goals, 10 Valuable Steps!

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Charles Stanley gives us invaluable insight on reaching our goals in this two part sermon on, “How to Reach Your Goals.”  What a perfect way to kick off the new year with this encouraging and motivating sermon based on David and Goliath and the steps David took to reach his goal. Below is the 10 Step Summary Charles Stanley gives us on reaching our goals. Write them down and commit them to memory because they are that helpful!

After you digest these 10 Steps, I suggest you visit https://getlifeyoudesire.com/best-goal-planners-to-reach-your-goals/  at Get Your Life Desire where you will find detailed information and recommendations on planners, so that you can choose the best planner for your lifestyle and personality along with tips on making your life more organized.

10 Steps to Reaching Goals:

1) Have a Clear Picture– Every goal requires a vision. If you’re vision isn’t clear you can’t accomplish the goal. Take time in prayer and ask God to give you a clear vision of the goal and how it can be accomplished. Keep this vision in front of you, so that it is fresh in your mind and is a reminder of the big picture.

2) A Consuming Desire to Accomplish Your Goal- Do you have a sense of urgency or passion to reach your goal? If there is no passion there is no action. What makes you excited? Do you think about what step you can do each day to meet your goal? Do you have a desire to see your goal through to the end? Passion is a motivator and a necessity!

3) Confidence– You have to have confidence that you can reach the goal you set out to accomplish. This confidence isn’t from our own boasting but, comes from God whom all blessings flow. David’s confidence was rooted in his relationship with God and his past experiences, he had a testimony. Think about the times God has worked in your life and use that testimony to move forward in courage.  If you do not have confidence that you can do it someone else will quickly steal your goal. We are equipped to do everything God calls us to do because it is his plan.

4) Have a Course of Action- We can daydream all day about our goals, but without action it is just that… a dream. Develop clear planned out steps of action to accomplish your goal. If there isn’t a course of action your goals will be put on hold.

5) Develop a Calendar of Events- Set a time limit. ‘One of these days, I’ll get to it,’ usually means you won’t ever get to it. Don’t be afraid to put dates on the calendar, if you miss the date that is okay, but it is a reminder of your goal and the steps you need to take. If you put a date down you are more likely to move. Put a date down by the goal and steps.

6) Cooperation-Most goals require cooperation from others. Reach out to people around you who can help you accomplish your goals. For example, if you want to write, belong to a writer’s group. Not only will you be inspired and encouraged when you are around people have the same goals and motivation, but you will learn valuable lessons from their experience.

7) Consistency– Set your eye on the goal and have a determined fixed purpose, if not you’re likely to drift. If the goal is from God then your eye will be on him in conjunction with accomplishing your goal.

8) Controlling Our Emotions- Don’t let people with their pettiness tear you down. This is a distraction! You have no reason to be intimidated because you are a child of the living God! Stay focused on God and His unlimited power to work in your life. People will steal  and diminish your dreams through their negativity if you allow it to happen.

9) Courage to Act- Fear paralyzes. Courage is the willingness to take a step. The road to accomplishing your goals starts with one small step. Once you get over the initial fear, the other steps become a little easier. Fuel up on courage by diving into the scriptures and turning to God in prayer for guidance. He is your strength when you are weak and afraid.

10) Our Conscious Dependence on God- Stop being self reliant be God reliant! One of the primary reasons we do not accomplish our goals is our independence on self. Too often we turn to ourselves for the answers, instead of looking to God who has the absolute best plan for our life.

This sermon can be found by visiting:
1) http://www.intouch.org/broadcast/today-on-radio
2) Go to search for archives and go to page 13 or go to the month and year
3) Click on How to Reach Your Goals Part 1 October August 31, 2013 and Part 2 September7, 2013

*Disclosure: I was financially compensated for a link in this post from Get Your Life Desire, but the opinions are my own.

Guest Post!

Easy DIY Sign For Your Home in 15 Minutes!

I’ve been crafty these days, especially with the upcoming workshop I’m organizing! This is one of the easiest DIY’s I’ve ever done. Since the workshop is about homemaking, I wanted a sign that said, “home,” but didn’t want to pay $25 bucks for it. So I went to Michaels and bought 3 items to make this cute sign.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Wooden sign- $8.25
  • 4 Letters at $1.50 each (regular $4.99 and I got them 70% off)
  • Emblem- .99

Then I got an extra 25% off my whole purchase. Can you say bargain? I paid a total of $11.43 which is pretty good compared to what signs cost pre-made. Take a look at how easy this was and it only took 15 minutes!

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