Being Single is not a Curse!

Our perspective of being single and being married is hilarious. Single people are dying to get married and married people are wishing they were still single! Either life is wonderful with God and miserable without him. Some equate single to being lonely. If you think you’re lonely now, wait until you are married. Having a husband does not cure loneliness, it magnifies it. It’s a miserable thing to have a mate that doesn’t make you their priority. You are hungry for all this ATTENTION from the man you’re married to and you don’t get it…..deal with your loneliness first. Only God can fill your void. But here are some amazing things about being single!

  1. Single people, you can come and go without answering to anyone. (I’m running to the store, be right back!)
  2. You can spend your money on anything you want without “Making a decision together.”
  3. You can come home from work and not have to worry about cooking for anyone. (Thank God for Zaxby’s lol)
  4. You don’t have to deal with another personality or mood swings, and trying to please somebody else. .
  5. You can lay out prostrate in the Lord, uninterrupted in any room of your house at any given time (Unless of course, you have children šŸ˜) Mommy, why is your door locked? lol
  6. You can travel where you want! (If you have time off)
  7. You can live where you want! (eeny meeny miny moe)
  8. You can hang out with your girls all night long. As a matter of fact, you can have sleepovers and watch chick flicks like Baggage Claim, Just Wright, and Mother’s Day while eating a bunch of unnecessary calories! (From my lips to my hips, yay!!)

But seriously, singleness is what you make it to be. It can be amazing or it can me miserable! Enjoy it to the fullest because if you don’t, you will find yourself being one of those married people looking back at your single life, wishing you were single again. Being Single is not a curse, it’s a blessing! And once you master the art of singleness, you will move on to the ministry of marriage. Then you will want me to blog, “Being married is not a Curse!” Just kidding. All smiles and have a Happy Friday!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

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Heal My Heart Lord

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On this journey, you may have encountered a magnitude of disappointing things. As a protection mechanism, you have set up walls. Your loving heart may have become a heart of stone. Ā Everyone can see the the anger and the frustration, but they don’t know the story behind what you may be feeling right now. God desires to heal you from all hurt, disappointment, and bitterness. He is not asking you to open up to the world. He is just asking you to let him in. It is okay to admit your fears, anger, and frustration. It is okay to cry when it hurts. One mistake we make is trying to deny our feelings and look super strong, when in fact, we are weak and broken. In order to heal, you must feel! Talk about your feelings with someone who will build you up. Let God know exactly how you feel. After you have honestly dealt with your feelings, forgive. Now you are ready to start healing. As a start pray this simple prayer:

Lord I forgive those who have wronged me, as I ask you to forgive me of all of my wrongdoings. Lord I pray for a new heart and a new spirit. I am free from all condemnation, guilt, and chains from my past. I am loosed from the bonds of wickedness and defeat. I receive a new heart and a new spirit. I am moving forward and trusting you to keep me every step of the way. Lord I thank you for my new heart and my new outlook on life. By faith, it is done, in Jesus name! Amen.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Girl, If I Were You…..

psalm-1Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Where do you get your advice from? Have you ever had a situation so messed up that you had to talk to somebody about it? Of course, we all have. The issue comes when we are talking to ungodly people with ungodly advice. I am reminded of a time I was waiting on God to save my husband. One of the sisters in the church said, “I couldn’t be you, I would have left him a long time ago.” OK, wait a minute. That doesn’t sound like faith or God. There were a few things wrong with what she said.

  1. If my desire is to see my husband saved, anything you speak contrary to that does not come from God. I am standing on his promises and his word!
  2. God hates divorce, so why would you encourage me to leave him? God can fix any marriage with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of patience.
  3. You are not me and you are not in my shoes, so you don’t know what you would do if you were me. Everyone reacts differently in their situation, one can only speak for them self.

We have to be careful of the advice we get from people. In this case I didn’t even ask any advice from her, she just started asking me questions and felt like telling me her opinion in the matter. Be careful of people who start asking you about your business. Everyone doesn’t mean you well.

  1. Any time people offer you advice that goes against the word of God, you should walk away.
  2. If they are offering you advice that didn’t work in their life, don’t attempt it in yours.
  3. And remember this, misery loves company. Some people just want you to be as miserable as they are, so they want you to be in the same predicament they are in.

Stop following the counsel of the ungodly and start following Christ. He is the only one who will bring you to an expected end full of hope, joy, and everlasting life. Sometimes we just need to walk out the situations we are in and let them mature us. If he brings us out of everything meant to grow us, we will forever remainĀ babes in Christ, with Ā no power! Seek God first and everything else will be added! He will even add godly people to your life who can give you godly advice when necessary. Position yourself around people who will speak life into you. If someone’s advice or so-called encouragement leaves you in a state of confusion, defeat, and bitterness, you just got hoodwinked! That was sent from the enemy. God is not the author of confusion. Rebuke every word planted, pull it out by the root and close your ears to the person speaking in your life. Believe me, you will be much better off!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Happy Saturday! Make It Count!

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We want to have the best life without any effort. We must wake up praying and expecting good things to happen. When things look bad we must stay positive. When it costs something to achieve the happiness, sometimes we have to make the sacrifice. Most of all remember that humility and love will be the best thing you can wear today. Make today beautiful! Make it count! Happy Saturday!

Be encourage,

T Brown

Look For The Beauty In The Beast!

Sunday-Inspiration2.jpg2-300x225Sunday morning is a struggle for many. Your body is probably racked with pain right now. The kids are acting crazy. The weather might not be the best. You might have been crying all night. Don’t let your circumstance dictate your Sunday. In every dark situation there is light. In every bad situation you can see good. Get up and celebrate the goodness of Jesus right in front of the evil of Satan . Look for the beauty in the beast! Praise the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is worthy.#HappySunday

Be encouraged.

T Brown

We Have Work To Do!

6c1651151add089d1149567655259903I have been thinking about God and how many people in the world believe in God. The troublesome thought was how the same people don’t believe his word. Many people go to church and have heard the word, but there is a thin line between hearing the truth and knowing the truth. Just because you hear it doesn’t mean you know it. Sadly, that is the state that many people are in. They believe in God, have read or heard his word, but have not accepted it as truth. People of God, we have such a great task ahead of us. We cannot be discouraged by those who reject the word. We can’t be angry because people don’t want to hear the word. The only thing we are responsible for is living the word, teaching the truth, and loving with an unconditional love. Once you release the word of truth, trust God’s plan and watch him work.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall notĀ return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

When God sends his word out, it will accomplish the mission it is sent to do. We just get anxious because we don’t see the results right away. God does not bluff. He speaks and it is so. So, while you are on your mission at work, at school or even in the grocery store…release the word that God gives you. It may be something simple like, “Jesus loves you.” If he sends you with a word, something is going to happen.

The flip-side of it is, you have to be sure that God sent the word. Just because you see something wrong doesn’t mean you are the one who is sent to correct it. It doesn’t mean that when you see it, that moment is the right time for action. We need to always be in prayer and communion with the father and wait for accurate instructions in order to be effective. Jesus did everything at the appointed time. Even when Lazarus was sick, he didn’t rush to his bedside, although he had the power to heal him. He stayed on his course and at the appointed time he showed up and his ministry was effective. Lazarus was raised from the dead. Don’t be in such a hurry to point out people’s sins, and criticize their ways. Let God direct you so that when you release the word, the word will heal and deliver them.

Psalms 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

And one last thing! God’s word is very simple. You don’t have to add or take anything away from it. It clearly states several listings of what is sin in our lives.

1Cor 6:9-10 NLTĀ Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality,or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat peopleā€”none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

The bible clearly tells is we can’t live in these things and inherit the kingdom. The message is very clear. You don’t have to threaten people because they are doing any of these things. You have to let people live the way that they choose to but let them know what the word says about it. If they don’t accept the truth, they will reap the consequences of their actions. The bible also tells us to restore those who make a mistake, not those who are living in sin. If you are choosing to live in sin, the wages of sin is death.(Rom 6:23) Ā If you make a mistake then repent and your brothers and sisters in Christ should help you get back on track.

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

In order to restore someone, it takes someone who is spiritual. If you are full of yourself, your anger, and your personal opinions you are not in the proper state of mind to restore anyone. You will bring them down and cause them to be more damaged then they already are. While you are busy telling them about themselves, you might find yourself in the listing below.

Galatians 5:19-21Ā When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

We have to be careful to consider our flaws while ministering to others because we could fall into the same things. We all have a responsibility to live the best that we know how. The more we read our word and develop a relationship with God, the more he will reveal the sin in our lives. And for those of us who live in sinful ways every and have not accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, I just pray that you will hear God and accept his word as truth and repent. He will change the way you view your life, your lifestyle, and he will change your final destination. Saints, get rid of your old mindset and take on the mind of Christ. We have work to do!!

Be encouraged

T Brown