Author: Kimberly Hobbs
Some of us are feeling so much pain that we can not feel God’s presence. Do you need a touch from the hand of God today?
“I go east, but He is not there, I go west, but I can not find Him. I do not see Him in the north, for He is hidden. I look to the south, but He is concealed…. But He knows where I am going.” (Job 23:8-10)
“I know the Lord is ALWAYS with ME. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.” (Psalm 16:8)
God said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” (James 4:8)
No matter what, if you’ve read these past 4 scriptures, I know most certainly, you are feeling better already. Your heart can hear God speaking. Listen close. God’s word is TRUTH. He does not lie.
Take comfort in the powerful word of God to ease your troubled soul dear sister. He is always with you. God knows exactly who needs these loving scriptures to comfort us wherever we may be in these tender moments.
Ladies, there is no greater calling than to make whatever is your workplace, your mission field. God is calling YOU to step out in faith and focus your efforts. The time is now!
Share true stories of God at work in your lives. It gives a very good account of biblical truths from someone who has “been there,” YOU.
You may have fears that you are not a great evangelist but trust God. He will come alongside you to show you what to do. Pray, ask God to go before you as you share. Face down your fears with Him and open your mouth and begin.
Follow a slow, natural and comfortable process of something that is doable for you. Take action on this commitment with God. Try each day to open your mouth with the words of God at work. Somehow or some way try to do this in sharing. You CAN do this! You can be an influencer for Jesus with your stories.
Be confident of who YOU are in Christ, not someone else, YOU. Be confident of the masterpiece God created in you. (Ephesians 2:10) “For we are God’s masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus to do the good things He planned for us long ago.”
This confidence can keep you about your Father’s business, no matter where you are working.
What motivates you to be a full-time follower of Christ at home, at work, with your children? What motivates you to do it even when you are aggravated or depressed? It gets a little harder, doesn’t it?
Having an attitude of gratitude is a good way to be motivated all the time. Here are some other examples to motivate:
Desire motivates us.
Compassion motivates us.
Generosity motivates us.
Guilt can motivate us. There are ways of motivation for sure.
The most sustainable motivation for “selfless behavior” and to “serve Jesus” is having a heart of gratitude. We have so much to be thankful for.
Think of the God blessings you have in the next 15 seconds flat. Did you pause and think of them? GOOD. Next, pause for 15 more seconds and thank God for each of those blessings.
..and my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in Jesus Christ….(Philippians 4:19) We need to be forever grateful for the needs He supplies.
Is that enough to motivate you to serve Him with this thankful heart? How much has your Father provided you? Truth says He will supply ALL your needs!
I feel the biggest thing you can ever imagine being grateful for is the gratitude for the cross. Some people I observe seem to clearly understand God’s love for them and they are beyond grateful for it. It really is a “supernatural thing.” To see it warms my heart. An attitude of gratitude and a motivation to serve.
If you are motivated to take your faith to work by anything other than gratitude, then reflect on your blessings from God.
Your salvation, your life, your relationships, all of them are worthy but focus on this act; having gratitude in your heart that God provided a way to eternity with Him, and that’s through Jesus. Because of Jesus, we can each be grateful.
Allow this gratitude to motivate every single day you live and give God ALL the credit He deserves for you serving with a grateful heart right where you are.
Are you feeling pulled toward worldliness, entitlement, discontentments, and shallow faith? Be careful. Don’t let go of what you know to be true. And if you don’t know who God intends to be to the storm-tossed soul, read His word and find out. It will plant you on solid ground and anchor your soul.
Don’t look down, forgetting the promises of God, look up and watch God move! Don’t doubt what you know to be true. Don’t look for shortcuts through the storm that takes you away from God’s “will” for you and please don’t develop a cynical attitude toward God when it comes to the suffering you or others endure on Earth.
Sometimes we have a tendency to listen to the voice of the enemy when God seems especially silent. If you’re in a stormy season right now and you feel completely under your circumstances, please remember this dear sister; … “stand upon the very Word of God, and His promises are backed by the honor of His name.” (Psalm 138:2)
Seek God until you find Him. Find a promise for your problem and with “pit bull” faith, hang on to what God says is true!
“Any day now, I will see the deliverance of the Lord on my behalf. ‘I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13)
Why is it when we go through grief that involves the loss of a loved one, we are reminded we have this one life to live?
It certainly makes us think about our life lived this far and what it has amounted to….having just lost my Father in law, I’m in love with the legacy he left behind for Christ!
What will you do with what Christ has offered you? Will you waste your energy trying to present an exaggerated version of who you really are? Will you strive to save face and pretend you’re not insecure? Remember, flesh gives birth to flesh.
Or will you get real, face down your fears, and embrace the God confident, significant life you were made for? Will you live in the knowledge that you’re deeply loved, powerfully called, and profoundly equipped to change your world? At Women World Leaders, we believe you are! We believe in YOU, but more so, God does!
I challenge you while challenging myself to wake up every morning from here forward with these words on your lips:
“Every day I’m in your presence, Lord. All that You have is mine. I have more than enough to live abundantly today. May the power of Your life in me energize all I say and do. Anoint my every choice and every word so when others encounter me, they encounter You. I live by faith and I am alive to God! Amen.”
The chorus of a song I can remember from long ago: “Only one life, so soon it will pass, only what’s done for Christ will last, only one chance to do His will, so give to Jesus all your days, it’s the only life that pays, when you recall, you have but one life.”
Sometimes things can go wrong in our children’s lives, we often look to blame ourselves, beat ourselves up over it, and allow guilt to set in.
I’m here to tell you, none of us are perfect parents! We can not punish ourselves for all of our grown children’s mistakes. We are learning every day through it all. The one thing that can make a difference for you is being a mom that prays!
Ladies, I’m going through this myself, I have adult children. My heart is broken. I have continuous tears. Prayer works.
God didn’t say, “Don’t come to Me over and over with the same request.” In fact, He tells us to keep on praying! I am, I’m not giving up! I trust God.
Don’t make empty repetitions in your prayers, start to pray in specifics ladies. Submit yourself to God, ask Him to help you be the parent and intercessor He wants you to be. Pray as the Holy Spirit leads you, as you listen to His prompting in your heart for your child or multiple children!
You will see the hand of God move. Look for the glimmers of “hope”. They are there and you’ll see them once you surrender your children and commit them to prayer. It’s amazing what you begin to see when you pray.
As I start out in the morning, I often ponder the day, thinking how I will approach it and will I walk in the way God has called me to live? I may say to myself, “Am I ready to meet up to God’s calling on my life today?”
God gave to me, He gave to you and He gave to all of us – His Word. He gave His Word so that we would know the right way to live our lives. His Word is our GPS. It tells us ~life will work ~ if we follow it.
God’s Word each day gives us strength, direction, guidance, hope, encouragement, and faith. God’s Words are for our benefit. Why wouldn’t we start off our days with a heavy dose of these words?
God’s Word is a weapon of spiritual warfare we can use to protect ourselves (Ephesians 6:17). To me, that’s comfort, but in order to use this weapon, you and I must read His Word, think about it, speak it, and praise God for it daily. Don’t ignore it. By not doing the above, you ignore God and the help He offers us through it!
I feel so bad if I get busy in the morning, neglecting to read before I do anything else because before I know it, I’m ignoring my Lord and onto my own ways. NO! Not happening. I can’t ignore the deepest Love of my life and His direction for me each day! If I miss reading upon awakening, I definitely make the time to do it before the day’s end. Every day must contain “His Word”, nestled into my heart.
Look at God’s Word not only as a GPS for you with each day you face but read God’s “love letter” to you for your soul continuously. YOU are the ONE that He loves the most! You will better understand His heart of love for you when you read His Words for you each morning.
Let the river of God’s life, flow into yours through His Words- each and every day, no matter what. (Psalm 1:1-3)
Ladies, are you feeling emptiness and pain today? Sometimes we can feel this at the most peculiar times…
God wants you to be healed and set free from your emptiness and pain. He wants to provide for you His rich and deep-rooted love. The Lord will give you beauty for your ashes.
The ashes are your adversities in life, and beauty refers to how the Lord can turn around those adversities that He may be glorified.
I want to declare to you, Woman of God, that everything can be taken from you including your dignity, but the power to choose what attitude you have towards the traumatic events that have happened to you, will never be taken away. Beyond the pain in life, there is always a silver lining and light at the end of the tunnel.
God is not limited by the same things that may limit us in our natural, everyday world. He operates beyond all limitations- past failures, lack of resources, poor upbringing. God takes whatever we have and applies His love and favor to it and lets it soar, causing you to excel in the most unlikely situations. Praise Him!
Telling your story may be the most powerful and effective thing you can do to inspire a person who is seeking truth to look closely at Jesus Christ.
No one can argue your story. Whats happened, happened! While God is invisible, you are not. You can share how the invisible God made visible changes in you personally.
No training is required. Everyone who has encountered Jesus Christ has a story. Will you share yours in hopes of helping another? We want to hear from you. We will help you. We will walk you through this. Please pray and watch this video. https://www.facebook.com/100001112775446/videos/3568926629821061/
We can all tell our story; we simply need the sensitivity to know the right time and the courage to act. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us? And I answered, ” Here I am. Lord, send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)
Write your story. We will help you. We would love to come beside you and encourage you to do this… Info@womenworldleaders.com. Tell us you’re ready. Tell God first, then, we can do this together!
We would love to help you get your story out to the world!