Everyone, whether you want to admit it or not, is seeking attention. You may be a single woman, desiring to “get in the way” of your possible mate; or a writer seeking an editor or publisher – we are seeking attention from someone. I pose this question because as we are seeking the attention of others, I wonder if we are actually seeking validity because of our own insecurities.
I desire to live out a motto, “I Know Who I Am”, and in knowing who I am, I expect that those I need to be connected with will be discerned, initiated and manifested according to purpose. The danger of not knowing who you are as you’re seeking is that you’ll often fall prey to predators. If you seek, you will find; if you knock, a door will be opened – but is that door for you? What’s missing in you? Will it be found in another?
I am seeking the attention of someone, that someone is my Heavenly Father. I’m seeking for guidance from the Holy Spirit to aid me in forging forth on the path that God set before me. I’m seeking the attention of those who are “assigned” to me. I’m seeking the greater ME that’s within!
Before you go seeking again, know your why. If you’re not being led by the spirit of God, pause, reassess and pray that your reality will be revealed. Your truth is powerful, valuable, intentional and enough – seek no more.
So, he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
I’m equipped to serve. I’ve accepted my purpose, gone through the process and overcome the challenges that have arisen in my path. The following is a word that the Spirit released to me in 2013 that I want to share it with you now:
To be a part of the will of God requires a new discipline. You’ve not given in to Me, and you so want to. Just one fleeting moment of feeling insecure drives you off the ramp. I’m not about to put up some indestructible guard rails. You can stay the course- I need you to focus on the path. I have surrounded you with spiritual parents to groom you as a daughter, to strengthen you. You can do this.
Don’t step back because of insecurities and indecision. You’ve got to know who you are. Do you understand? Take time and reflect and then come back to me. I need to know that you know. Stay on the path – I’m with you. You are emerging.
Be encouraged this week as God is establishing you as a Kingdom leader. Know Him, know your truth and keep moving forward.
Taken from, My Reality Revealed – A Journey of Empowerment by Valerie Burrell
Do you ever wonder why your relationship feels challenging, no matter what you do? This feeling was a constant for me for many years. I would attempt to engage in a meaningful relationship only to sabotage it with my own thoughts and behavior. I was reminded of the word that reads in Galatians 6:7, “A man reaps what he sows.”
What I’ve learned in life is that whatever you do to others will certainly come back to you in one form or another! First, let me share with you that I am not an expert in relationships by societal norms, but I can attest to how bad relationships can affect you. It is because of my experiences that I decided to pin this book as a reality check for someone who may think that they are slicker than the next person and has the relationship “game” on lock.
Relationships are a vital part of each of our lives, and without guidance from the Holy Spirit, we can do damage to ourselves and those connected to us. I invite you to embrace these useful keys that I have realized during my journey that will benefit you in your current or next relationship.
As a way of empowering God’s people, be on the lookout for my next book release, The Seeds I’ve Sown in June 2018.
Happy New Year! Of course, it’s not New Year’s Day to the world but it is to me!
Romans 12:2 reads, “Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect.'(GWT) I changed my mind! Prophet Karena Hadden Calhoun posted this on FB a few weeks and it spoke so loudly to what I was feeling, “Beware of MANY of these people coming to prophesy regarding your upcoming new year – new season. Many of you will not be in a new season just because it’s a new year. For many; your new year has already begun and for others, your new season will not begin because you have not faithfully completed your current/past season………”
How many of you are making plans for a “new” anything yet you’ve not completed what’s currently before you nor have you planned regarding what that “new” actually is? Are you one of those dreamers who thinks that just because it crossed your mind that it will manifest without action? This evenings discussion is designed to fuel a fire in you to change your mind, see the vision, write the vision and put the plan into action!
Everyone won’t understand or appreciate your newness and guess what, that’s a really good thing! BE EMPOWERED!
How long do you walk around feeling ill before seeking a solution? I’ve encountered a lot of people lately that are walking around poisoning people with their emotional turmoil – and seemingly refusing to acknowledge that they need help. Is it pride that keeps you in that place of bondage? Are you so afraid of your own truth and vulnerability that you can’t face it?
Lately, I’m taking a closer daily inventory of my life to ensure that if there is misalignment, I get it straight quickly! I empathize for those who can’t reflect but choose to deflect their stuff onto others. Don’t you realize that HELP IS AVAILABLE?
The longer you move about misguided and toxic, the harder things become. Misalignment brings with it the “afflictions” that we read about Psalm 34:19, concerning the righteous; and then there is the “but God”! That’s HELP!
Let me empower you today with these words of wisdom from my life experience:
Forgive yourself and forgive others; this is usually one of the greatest hindrances of life
Seek the Holy Spirit for your purpose and pursue it with everything you’ve got
Find yourself a circle of influence that is where you desire to be, not where you’ve been
Find a trusted counselor
Let’s begin a new journey today. A journey towards wholeness, nothing missing and nothing lacking. Let’s seek resolve for whatever challenges we’re facing – accepting the HELP that is available.