There She Is!

There is nothing more fulfilling than being you and being happy about who you are! So often we spend our days trying to figure out who we are because we have become what we do. Take a moment to strip yourself of all the things you do and all the positions you fill, and ask yourself, “Who am I?” When no one is around, are you laid back? Are you high energy? Do you like being by yourself? Do you enjoy crowds? What makes you happy when there is no one pulling on you? Once you find out who this person is, introduce her to the world. Yes, she has flaws. Yes, she can be a little quirky. She may be a little shy or even a bit outspoken. When she shows up, embrace her. Then you can begin to find out what God says about her. He loves her just the way she is. And since he is the creator, whatever he finds that is broken, he can fix it! Stop trying to be everything for everyone, and just try being you. The world will either love you are hate you, but the only one who matters is God. Believe me when I tell you this, he loves you! 

Be encouraged,

T Brown

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Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth but….

How many times have we heard, “Get out of your feelings?” Our feelings will fail us every time. We get angry and blow up. We get sad and go into depression. We get frustrated and give up. There is no victory in our flesh. As Psalms tells us, our flesh and heart will fail, BUT GOD! Who needs a “BUT GOD” this morning? God is the strength of your heart. When you look back at situations and can’t figure out how you survived that one, know that it was only because of God. He is your portion. Portion is not the whole thing, it’s a part. He is the missing parts in your life. Let him fill the void and be your strength. You are guaranteed to be made whole. We will all have down times in our life, but we have to choose to experience them in a better way. So, get your day started with a “portion” of God. You need a portion here, a portion there, after a while you will be filled with his love, joy, peace and all of the wonderful attributes of who he is. I hope this encouraged someone today.

Be encourage,

T Brown

Wednesday! Worth Day!

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It’s Wednesday! Worth Day! I was wondering what value have you placed on your life? Have you limited the blessings you are entitled to? Have you blocked certain avenues that should be open in your life? God values us as his children. His love is not based on whether we are saved. He sent his son just to prove how much he loves us and wants us to be in fellowship with him. We are worth every thing God has for us. We choose to devalue our lives.

We are the ones who are so impatient that we are willing to accept a man who is married and claim he will be our husband after the divorce. We are the ones who are willing to be toyed with by a player who is out with two or three other side chicks. We are the ones who choose to remain a side chick instead of being the only wife. We are the ones who limit who God can use to speak into our lives because we don’t want to hear the truth. We are the ones who choose the sin we are tempted with over the escape we can be rescued with. We are the ones who are willing to accept anything that was better than the last thing, even though it’s not what God wants for us.

We don’t value ourselves the way God does. We don’t believe in ourselves the way God does. We don’t see ourselves the way God does. If we did, we would respect and honor ourselves the way God does. Don’t try to rush God into blessing you. Sometimes he will give you want you want instead of what you’re worth. Have patience and serve until he produces your blessing. Today is Wednesday, worth day! Are you worth waiting for? And are you waiting for what you are worth?

Be encouraged,

T Brown

It Sounds Good, But!!

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Let your life speak for itself. When we try to tell the story, it sounds like a we are lying when the two don’t line up. If you go around telling people how spiritual you are, they will wait for you to catch an attitude. If you say you don’t go certain places, they will surely invite you, just to see. The world has heard enough preaching to save an entire nation, but living examples are where we fall short. Let’s focus more on living right then lying right. At the end of the day, not only do people see you, but God does too. Have a wonderful Friday!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Why Do We Hold Grudges?

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Why do we hold grudges? We have been fooled into believing if we don’t forgive, we are the ones in control. When in fact, the situation is holding you captive. You remain stuck in a scenario that has already passed. Most of the time, the party involved has moved on and don’t even realize you are still angry. Then, it makes you angrier to see them living a happy life while you are still miserable holding your grudge. Free yourself from bondage today. Even if the person does not know you are angry, forgive them anyway. When we don’t forgive we hinder our own prayers. It is no wonder some of the things we pray for never get answered.

Matt 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

There it is! Ask God to heal your heart if you have been wronged. Forgive those and love them in spite of how they treat you. You may need to put some distance between you, but you still can show love. Forgiving does not mean what they said or did was okay. It just frees you from being held up in your life.


As long as we live, we will be offended. We will be rejected. We will be misunderstood. We will be disrespected. We will be lied on and talked about. But as long as we live, we can also forgive. Don’t let people control the outcome of your prayers and your life. You make the difference by letting go of the offense. Release it today. I pray God will grant you the grace sufficient to cover the hurt. I pray for your deliverance and that you will have a peaceful rest tonight. Ask the Lord to forgive you for holding a grudge, as you forgive your offender right now, in the mighty name of Jesus!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

“Haters”

024Christians spend a lot of time acknowledging “haters” in their lives. They are always living to prove their “haters” wrong. They live to say, “Look at me now.” If everything you do is based on proving something to someone who apparently hates you, you are giving them way too much control in your life. You are constantly thinking about what they think about you. You are always wondering what they are saying about you. You are making them an idol god in your life. It shows signs of insecurities in your life. You are also allowing that little sneaky thing called pride validate your success instead of allowing God the opportunity to exalt you. How can God get the glory out of your life if pride is the source of your motivation? Pride is puffed up. Pride has to prove a point. Pride got kicked out of heaven many years ago. Pride surely will bring you down as quick as it has lifted you up.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Don’t focus on those who hate you because no matter who you are and what you accomplish, there will always be at least one you can consider a “hater.” So, continue to be you and be true! Keep God as your focus and exalt Him instead of exalting your “haters.” Stay humble and watch God prove who he says he is and who he says you are. All glory belongs to God!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Bad Day, Bad Life? or Great Day, Great Life!

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No one really breaks life down by the day. We usually have long weeks, busy months and then some. But if you think about it, your life is made up of every day that you live. Why spend an entire day depressed and crying? If you do, eventually your life will become a sad and depressed life. If you wake up with joy and thanks for life, health, and strength, your joyful day will become a joyful life. Choose how you will live your life by changing how you spend your days. Think about what you will do today and how you choose to act and react to situations. Today could literally be the beginning of the best days of a better life. You have a choice! So, have a great day and especially a great life!

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

Be encouraged,

T Broown