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Letting Go Of Excess Baggage And Speaking Life To Your Dry Bones

Hey y’all! Hope all my TOG readers are doing great! Another beautiful hot day here in Bama.

So much has been going on in my heart lately, dealing with things and issues from my childhood, past, and present. Things that have made me who I am today. But I realize those things don’t have to keep me broken and stuck in the past. They may have had a hand in who I am but they DO NOT DEFINE ME!

In a counseling session this week, as we were going over my life timeline, and wow that’s a job let me just say. As she would repeat back to me my timeline and the things that have happened to me, I could hear it but it was hard to feel some of it. I don’t know if that makes sense or not? I’d think “Wow, yea that really did happen to me” “Oh and that too, and that too” but I’ve tried so hard in my life to shove things down and not feel the pain or emotions of life, maybe you can relate?

For me, if something happened you couldn’t talk about it….it may hurt a family member or make them angry….forget that it hurt you. That was the message I heard.

Then if you did, your feelings were wrong and not relative. So what does one do especially when you’re a child? Well, you quickly learn what’s acceptable and what’s not and then you learn to SHOVE DOWN EVERYTHING ELSE!

For me an eating disorder developed, it was something I could control, or so I thought.

I carried shame and guilt for things that had been done to me, and later things I had done. But it wasn’t mine to carry, neither is it yours sweet friend.

I have felt alone, numb, unworthy, unloved, unwanted, wrong, insecure, the list can go on and on. Maybe you feel those thing right now. You are not alone precious one, you are in good company. God is with you and He loves you at your darkest! He isn’t scared off by your brokenness, He is just waiting for you to invite Him in.

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ARE YOU CARRYING THINGS IN YOUR LIFE THAT DON’T BELONG TO YOU?

  • Guilt.
  • Shame
  • Regret
  • Resentment/Unforgiveness
  • Habits/Addictions
  • Anger
  • Past Relationships
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Fear

“And He caused me to pass round about among them, and behold , there were VERY many (human bones) in the open valley or plain, and behold, they were very dry. He said to me, Son of Man can these bones lives? And I answered O Lord God, You know!! Again He said to me, Prophesy to these dry bones and SAY to them, O you dry bones, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD. Ezekiel 37:2-4

As I’m on this journey of restoration with God, I’ve realized some things.

One, I’m not alone in this.

Two, I have to let go of the things (or people) I cannot change…I am powerless to fix it but My God is NOT! My God is BIGGER!

And three, the things that need changing, the dry places in my soul….I have to Let Go and Let God.

There’s No Way Around Pain…Feel It And Move Through It

Today, I can say I’m doing a new thing! I don’t always get it right, but thank God I’m not where I use to be.

Those dry places in my soul and in my life, I’m choosing to feel them, be more vulnerable, and speak life to them. You can do the same thing my friend.

If you need something in your life to change, let me remind you when you let God in ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! Healing and restoration are possible and I’ll even go as far to say it’s inevitable. Because where God is, there is LIFE and there is FREEDOM!

There is life and death in the power of your tongue! Speak LIFE!

The same power that raised Christ from the dead, lives IN YOU!!

Speak God’s word out of your mouth every day and call those things that be not as though they are!! Get in agreement with God’s promises!! Your life and circumstances WILL CHANGE!!

Prophesy to those dry bones!! And keep prophesying till what is dead comes to life. Don’t you dare give up!!

God bless you! I’m praying for y’all and I’d love to hear from you.

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Restoration Is Coming

God is a Restorer of ALL that has been lost and stolen in your life. He can rebuild the broken pieces of yesterday and today.

Pursue Him, don’t get hung up in the past and become resentful, angry, and bitter. Forgive and move on and trust God that he will restore to a double portion of what the enemy has taken from you!! What the enemy meant to harm and destroy, God will work for your good, Amen!!

Call those things that be not as though they are.

Big hugs.

Nicole💗

Overcoming Opposition

Opposition can come at any time, when things are going good or bad. When we’re seeing change for the good and we know we’re doing what God wants us to do, that’s when the enemy tries to step in and oppose what we’re doing.

I’ve personally experienced a lot of this here recently. Something that you prayed for for a long time and your breakthrough happens, the enemy will try anything and everything to defeat you in in that area or another area of your life.

The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy, he will do his best to bring doubt, fear, and insecurity into your mind and heart. Thats why it’s so important to renew our minds. Know the word, speak the word, let it get on the inside of you so when the enemy comes at you with his lies you speak back to him and put him in his place!

A wide door is open for great work but there are many adversaries. 1 Corinthians 16:9

When you step out and do what God wants you to do, don’t think the devil will roll out a red carpet for you and say “Go ahead, do what what you’re called to do.”

Ohhh no he won’t!! He will try to come at you any way possible to keep you from doing whatever it is, so stand your ground! Y’all talk back to the devil! He is a defeated foe!

He’s sneaky and knows your weak areas where he can get to you. It could be through people, your health, finances, your job, your spouse/family. Whatever it is KNOW this, he is only trying to distract you from doing whatever it is you are called to do.

Remember “We war not against flesh and blood….”

I have let him distract me and gotten swallowed up by his tactics at different times in my life but at least I can say they are becoming shorter and shorter times. I’m realizing what’s going on and you can too. We can’t be moved by what we see, we call those things that be not as though they are. Stop focusing on the problem or situation, lift your eyes to Jesus.

He’s the Author and Finisher of our faith. He WILL perfect that which concerns us, we just have to keep our eyes on Him instead of what’s going on around us, all those distractions.

So when opposition/enemy is coming against you begin praising and declaring the goodness of God.

Put on the whole Armor of God!

He is for YOU, not against you. He will fight your battles, all you need to do is trust and have faith in Him that he has it and REST in his presence. He loves you precious one and sees what the enemy is trying to do, NOTHING gets by Him.

Declare the goodness and glory of God in your situation and have faith that He is working ALL THINGS, NOT SOME, BUT ALL THINGS OUT FOR YOUR GOOD and NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER! Amen!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗