Distraction Tried To Take My Narrative

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There is a real danger in distractions and placing all of your attention on the wrong things. Just like Peter even though Jesus had gone ahead of him to prepare the way. Peter could see power before him but he chose to focus on why walking on water was not for him. He believed he’d surely drown and that he didn’t have the same access to next level existence as Jesus.

When Peter focused on Jesus, his natural instinct was to follow forward. This is important to stop and ponder on for a second. The moment he focused on Jesus he without hesitation leaned in and walked towards him. It was as natural as taking another breath after exhaling. It wasn’t until he broke his focus to look around and discover where his blind faith had taken him that he began to sink. Jesus was already there. If Jesus was there and he was clearly inviting Peter to join him, then “there” defying all natural laws was Peters to tap into and defy as well.

Don’t allow distractions and false security steal your truth and promise. You know the desires of your heart, you know the voice deep within that calls you to more. Don’t allow past disappointments or distractions dictate your current narrative. That way of thinking can leave you broken, depleted and looking at your situation from a perspective of less or loss. The truth is, your no less in the position you were in before the distraction so keep going. The enemy cannot create anything to really knock you off God’s plans for you but he can deceive you into thinking things that are seen through your filters of fear and doubt are real. Remember all the questions, worries and focus on lack are only there to distract you from your calling and deceive you into thinking you are not your fathers child. You do have super power. You are the offspring of the creator of everything. His gifts were placed in you, his love surrounds you, his grace protects you and he will always lead you to more. He will never lead you over water to drown. He will always lead you over to new levels of faith and reveal where your help cometh from. You can’t do it in your own strength but in partnership with him all the natural rules, gravity included can’t stand a chance against your supernatural anointing. Happy Tuesday Everyone. Be Blessed & A Blessing To Others.

Billie

 

When God's Beautiful Creations Inspire Your Own...

 Featured: Hilliard Lily Hair Broach | Hilliard Lily Cuff

Featured: Hilliard Lily Hair Broach | Hilliard Lily Cuff

If you don’t know me you will find out very quickly that I absolutely love flowers. Besides the obvious at first glance, I like to get below the surface to truly appreciate their beauty.

I am always in awe of how simple and yet complex flowers are. The lines, curves, numerous depths of perception, fragrances and hues are incredibly stunning. As I take them in and all their glory I can’t help but acknowledge their creator and how his creations inspire me to create.

Every time I take formless pieces of wax into my hands and begin to shape and mold it into a petal I imagine the attention and detail God put into every single petal that has ever been even the ones you and I will never see. It’s such a lesson in integrity and craftsmanship. With him it doesn’t matter if eyes are laid on every single floral that has bloomed and still he creates them just as beautiful and brilliant as the ones that are seen and chosen to be on display in meticulously prepared floral arrangements or in the latest issue of design and decor magazines. That understanding alone inspires me to be better at my craft and allow what’s inside to fully blossom and manifest themselves in my pieces. 

As I sit and look at these two works of art I see what God created and what he did through me and I am extremely grateful. Happy Sunday Everyone. Be Blessed & A Blessing To Others.

Billie

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Beauty For Ashes: The 61 Exchange

The weight, the shame, the fear, all of it. Only left was a sweet offering of beauty. It was all ok. It was ok to be hurt and broken. It was ok to cry. It was safe to let go, and I am so very thankful that I did. My circumstances may not have changed, but I have because of him and that changes everything. Amen!

Flowing Into 2018

 So I waited until I could sit another day in 2018 to articulate the feeling of what this year represents for me.   I brought it in differently this year which was significant and at a unique and equally significant time in my life. I have never been more of a woman than I am now, never more content with my journey and my trust and understanding of how beautiful, colorful and rich in love God has orchestrated my life experiences.  I am fortunate. My life is not perfect but I am blessed.   2017 showed me that right when I thought I’d mastered something I became a student all over again...literally.  It also showed me how I was living a life of routine and at different points throughout the year perfectly timed elements were introduced. A shaking up by a simple phone call, a tug of a hand out of a car, and decisions to leap and do it scared have stretched me far beyond my expectations. I began to reap the benefits of the situational practice of patience I learned starting in 2015 and living a life of intension and integrity that began to manifest itself in 2016. It was hard and lonely at times but necessary.  This past year I spoke up and asked questions. I spoke my mind and did my research. I was humbled by change and challenged to not run, judge or give up on people. I was challenged to see and not just look. There’s a difference. I dug deeper in order to come out on the other side a little better,  ready and open for 2018.   Now that I’m in this writing groove my outlook is becoming a bit more clearer. I find it interesting that I couldn’t quite grasp how I felt about the coming year before sitting down to write. While most people talk of wanting to leave the previous year behind and move to the start of everything new, I couldn’t identify but was unable to articulate why. Now I’m beginning to see. For me the past year has been preparation, an opening up, a lesson, a readying season. I’m thankful for it and and I will respect it by not rushing it away to be forgotten. It was good to me. Now, I just simply look ahead and continue this ordered and natural flow...  HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Be Blessed & A Blessing To Others     BH

So I waited until I could sit another day in 2018 to articulate the feeling of what this year represents for me. 

I brought it in differently this year which was significant and at a unique and equally significant time in my life. I have never been more of a woman than I am now, never more content with my journey and my trust and understanding of how beautiful, colorful and rich in love God has orchestrated my life experiences.  I am fortunate. My life is not perfect but I am blessed. 

2017 showed me that right when I thought I’d mastered something I became a student all over again...literally.  It also showed me how I was living a life of routine and at different points throughout the year perfectly timed elements were introduced. A shaking up by a simple phone call, a tug of a hand out of a car, and decisions to leap and do it scared have stretched me far beyond my expectations. I began to reap the benefits of the situational practice of patience I learned starting in 2015 and living a life of intension and integrity that began to manifest itself in 2016. It was hard and lonely at times but necessary.  This past year I spoke up and asked questions. I spoke my mind and did my research. I was humbled by change and challenged to not run, judge or give up on people. I was challenged to see and not just look. There’s a difference. I dug deeper in order to come out on the other side a little better,  ready and open for 2018. 

Now that I’m in this writing groove my outlook is becoming a bit more clearer. I find it interesting that I couldn’t quite grasp how I felt about the coming year before sitting down to write. While most people talk of wanting to leave the previous year behind and move to the start of everything new, I couldn’t identify but was unable to articulate why. Now I’m beginning to see. For me the past year has been preparation, an opening up, a lesson, a readying season. I’m thankful for it and and I will respect it by not rushing it away to be forgotten. It was good to me. Now, I just simply look ahead and continue this ordered and natural flow...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Be Blessed & A Blessing To Others

 

BH