Category Archives: Positive

5 Ways To Fight Temptation

1. Recognize your tendency towards sin.
“But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.”
James 1:14 explains that we are tempted when we become enticed to our own natural desires. The first step towards avoiding temptation is recognizing your human tendency to be tempted by our own fleshly desires. Temptation is a given, so don’t be surprised by it. Rather, expect to be tempted. Be prepared for it!

2. Run away from the temptation.
I love the new living translation of 1 Corinthians 10:13.
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
When you’re faced with temptation, look for that way out that God has promised and then run as fast as you can!

3. Resist with the word of truth.
Hebrews 4:12 says,
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”
Though it can be helpful to read gods word when you’re tempted, sometimes that’s not practical. Even better is to practice reading the word daily, so that eventually you have so much of it inside you.

4. Refocus with praise.
How often have you been tempted to sin when your heart and mind were fully concentrated on worship to the lord? Praising God takes the focus off of you and puts it on God. You may not be strong enough to resist temptation on your own, but as you focus on God he will inhabit your praise. He will give you the strength you need to resist and to walk away from temptation.

5. Repent quickly when you fail.
In several places, the bible tells us the best way to resist temptation is to flee from it. Yet we all fail from time to time. Notice I didn’t say “repent quickly IF you fail.” Having a more realistic view – knowing that at times you fail – should help you repent quickly when you do. It’s not the end of the world when you fail. But it is very dangerous to persist in your sin.
“These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.” James 1:15

God bless,
Megs.

Are you living Christlike?

When we do sin, God has given us the opportunity to repent. And a lot of people misunderstand the term “repent”
Repentance is not just simply apologizing for the sin you have done, but it also means to change, to turn away from.
Yes, we are saved no matter what if we have already received him as our savior… But, we still should try our hardest to live a pure lifestyle. Pure from sin.

We should strive every single day to be walking demonstrations of who Jesus is.
We’re humans, it’s natural for us to mess up… And anyone can mess up, but heres the test… Do we keep committing sins and brush it off? Or do we run to Jesus and lay it at the cross?

But I think as long as our heart is in the right place, and we keep trying to perfect ourselves, that eventually were going to become more and more God like. And as you keep making those changes, you become stronger every day. I think it’s kind of like working out, you have to exercise it every second of the day. You have to become a bodybuilder in His kingdom.

It takes a strong heart to come to the realization… That if I mess up, it’s okay because I know I am already forgiven. It’s okay because Gods grace is so sufficient! Grace. I freaking love that.
I love the comfort of knowing that He loves me so much, that when I mess up and fall down, he’s there to pick me back up and tell me to try again.
That feels so good!

So much life spoken into my little heart today

I’m at a women’s conference at my home church with some of the most amazing women I could possibly be around.
This morning, an incredible speaker spoke to us about what it means to be beautiful, and how to have an intimate relationship with Jesus.
Here’s what I’ve processed this far.

Beauty.
God makes us beautiful. I am me and you are you. We should not look at other women and think…”gosh, I want to be her.” We are gods own creation. He has created us with our own type of beauty and our own callings.
It doesn’t matter what other people say about us… What matters is what Jesus says about us, and Jesus says were beautiful! When we call ourselves fat and ugly, we are speaking over Gods word and drowning him out. You are beautiful. I am beautiful. Because we have the spirit of The Lord within us.

Relationships.
Relationships are extremely important to us women. We want a man who will share his true feeling with us. When we make covenant relationship with a man, blood is shed. When we make covenant relationship with God, blood is shed. But in a covenant, we have to talk to each other. Marriage is a developmental process that happens in our lives. That’s how we need to look at our salvation with Christ. He will transform us from glory to glory to glory.
When were in a relationship with a man, we want to know every little detail about him because somehow, if we know the little things like his first crush, or his favorite teacher… It makes him more of ours. But the question is, how many of us are like that towards Jesus? How many of us are craving to know every single detail about him?
That being said, reading about someone doesn’t make a relationship. Relationships are a two way street. Relationships require communication.
God wants our hearts. When were connected to his heart, he’s connected to ours.
So when communicating with God, how do we hear him speak?
1. Quiet yourself. Be still to know that HE IS God.
2. Fix your eyes on Jesus.
3. Spontaneous thoughts ARE from him!
4. Write it down so that it becomes more clear to you.

Don’t just believe IN God. Believe him. He Perseus us to our potential. He calls us out of our identity, and into the identity He has for us.

Happy Saturday yall. ☺️

Happiness

As the weekend is approaching, I want you to know that you are in control of your happiness. No one can control how you feel. They may AFFECT your mood, but you are always in control of how you handle it.

Do something this weekend that is positive for you. Go out of your way to make someone smile. Get off your butt and go out into this beautiful world and take advantage of every breath you have!

And lastly, remember that you are beautiful in every single way, in your own kind of way. Don’t let anyone make you believe otherwise!

Have a fantastic weekend people!

Megs.

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