Category Archives: Adversity

Set Your Mind On Things Above

Set your mind on things above and not earthly things.

Man, I’m telling you what, I sure needed this sweet reminder. A lot of chaos with people around me. People wanting me to fix things or do things that is not my responsibility to do or fix. There’s helping someone in need and then there’s enabling someone’s toxic behavior.

I’m also reminded that all those things that happen around us, trying to steal your peace, steal your joy, they’re only distractions. New health problem, a financial need, flat tire, broken appliances, relationship issues, a clogged up sump pump that floods the downstairs, yep that one just happened lol😱🙄😳🙈😐🙊😷

The devil doesn’t have to destroy you, all he has to do is distract you! And oh how he loves to do that!! He will try, try, and try some more to do just that. Well, I am NOT just going to give up my peace without a fight any more and neither should you.

My friend, sometimes you have to fight to keep your peace and joy.

Sometimes you gotta talk back to the enemy, do spiritual warefare. I know I have too.

I refuse to let the enemies distractions steal my joy, steal my marriage or family, or steal anything else from me!

The joy of The Lord is my strength! I will set my mind on things from above.

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the victor’s crown, the life God has promised to those who love him.” – James 1:12

I love this song from CeCe Winans –Waging War

I’m tired of principalities messing with me, Waging war. I’m tired of the devil stealing from me, Waging war. I promise he won’t get one more thing, Waging war. I’m taking it back taking territory, Waging war. I’m ready for the battle. I’m ready to win, Waging war. My weapon of power He lives within, Waging war. I can’t be defeated the enemy’s gotta flee, waging war. I’m taking it back, taking territory. Going into battle. Be my sword. Be my shield, as we claim the victory over the enemy. In your name, You rule and rain, never being defeated anymore. We’re waging war💗🙏🏻🙌🏻🔥🗡

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD EVERY DAY!

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

*****I am interested in hearing how you deal with attacks of the enemy.

In what ways does the enemy try to attack you and steal your joy?

Do you readily notice?

What do you do to fight?

Sword Of The Spirit:

Proverbs 4:25 (Message) “Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.”

Hebrews 12:2  “fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith,who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Colossians 3:1-2 “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”

Proverbs 4:25 “Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.”

1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…”

James 4:7 “So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Ephesians 6:11 “Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

Proverbs 3:6 “think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.”

1 John 4:4 “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper…”

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

Won’t Stop Now- Elevation Worship

I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now
I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise
And it won’t stop now

Your presence
Is an open door
We want You Lord like never before


You are anointed for hard….

The word fortitude means courage in pain or adversity.

I believe this describes each one of you. “She endured her illness with great fortitude.” You may not see it or even feel like it but you are full of GREATNESS on the inside. There is more to you than just fibromyalgia or any other autoimmune disease. You are beautiful, strong, full of life, courageous, and capable of enduring much.

You are anointed for hard and have much to offer.

I think sometimes we get caught up in our feelings and the things that are going on around us when we need to look past those things, dig deep and press in. Feelings are fickle, always changing, and often not dependable.

You have something in you that needs to work its way out and it’s something that only you possess but someone else is in great need of. Don’t believe that lie that this is the best I’m ever going to be, I’m giving up on my dreams. I’m settling here. NO!! This is temporary and this too shall pass.

If you let it, it will make you stronger and better but if your not careful it will make you bitter.

I say you’re a Warrior destined for greatness, you have been CHOSEN to do great things! But what do you say or believe, that’s what matters. How do you see yourself?

Everyone needs a hero and sometimes that hero is YOU ❤️

Have a great day! Big hugs!

Nicole💗