Trusting or Tripping?

10475013-sad-womanThis is a good question to ask yourself. Am I trusting in God, or am I tripping?  Everyday we wake up and the enemy is ready to attack us. We face all types or tests and trials, and sometimes we just get sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Life throws us all types of challenges, but the thing is- how are we reacting to the challenges? Are we getting all bent out of shape, worrying about how we gone do this or how we gone do that? OR are we keeping our peace and Trusting God knowing that he is going to work everything out.

“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.”

I think that quote is so befitting to what I’m trying to relay to you guys. Are we going to choose to Trust in God and know that he is going to make a way out of no way, Are we going to Trust in God and know that he is going to provide for you when you don’t have any money left. Are we going to Trust in God when a family member dies and we feel like the world is over, Are we going to Trust in God when we loose our job and only have a few bucks in the bank, Are we going to Trust in God when God says to WAIT on him but everything in your mind is saying MOVE AHEAD of God. The choice is yours. God gives us absolute FREE WILL to make our OWN decisions. Sometimes we don’t want to be patient and wait on the Lord, and obviously doing that shows that we don’t TRUST in his timing so we move ahead of him and end up getting into something that God never intended for us to get into.

It is vital that we TRUST in the Lord. When I think of the word Trust, I think of being able to count on someone, being able to know that they have my back. Trusting someone means to feel safe with someone, feeling of comfort knowing that the person will not hurt me, not let me down. Sometimes we put more TRUST in humans than we do the Man who gave us LIFE. Now does that make any sense? We will put Trust in total strangers, and folk that we have no idea about- than to put Trust in Someone who Loves us and never leaves nor forsakes us. God knows us, he knows how many hairs are on our heads, he knows what we like, don’t like, but we still find it so hard to Trust in someone who knows the beginning and the end of our lives. God has the BEST plan for us. He knows exactly what we need, when we need it. So why Trip, and get ahead of God and end up worse off than you already are just because you couldn’t wait and Trust in him?- Sit down and Wait for the Lord.

I find myself all the time trying to getting ahead of God due to lack of patience. But in the past I have found out getting ahead of God will only set me back and keep me from his BEST! So i’m learning to wait patiently on him. What’s the rush? You will not miss anything that God has for you, Because he even says “What’s for you NO MAN can take away! What’s for you will be YOURS! NOBODY ELSE CAN HAVE IT!” But you must wait for HIM to give it to you and not TAKE it. I’ve found myself taking some things that God never wanted me to take. Or indulging in somethings that I should have never indulged in. But God is so GOOD that he will wait for you and ALWAYS come meet you where you are, and simply ask “Are you ready for me to handle this thing, because you can not handle this in your own strength?” Lord Thank you for always showing up! There has been times where I have cried out to God and just said “I SURRENDER GOD…I GIVE MY WORRIES AND CONCERNS TO YOU..I’M DONE TRYING TO FIX AND HANDLE THIS SITUATION ON MY OWN!” And sure enough that enables God to SHOW UP AND SHOW OUT on our behalf.  Recently the Lord has been showing me that I’m going to need patience in this world. Ain’t nothing worth having going to come in a few seconds with out some time. I’m so proud of the growth that I have had recently with having patience on my job, and with dealing with people everyday in the world, relationships with people God sends my way, and with my family. Everyday we should tell God that we want to Trust him, and that we want to wait on him and have patience. Ask God to help you. He will!

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As soon as we get out the driver’s seat, and Let the Lord take the wheel, thats when we will be alright. I’m tired of trying to drive this big ol 18-Wheeler Tractor Trailer that I have no experience in driving, so yes Lord…take the wheel! Let me get in the passenger side, or matter of fact, let me get in the backseat so you can watch me from the mirror and make sure I don’t move! I trust you! God knows where he’s going– His plan is way better than ours! Let him blow your mind with just simply giving all your worries and cares to him! That’s why Jesus sent the Holy Spirit down for to be our Helper! We have help, we don’t have to do this on our own!

Awww man i’m so glad I got to write today, I’ve been so busy with working, helping out the teens and trying to get ready for school! I love you guys.. you guys are awesome and God is getting ready to really show up and show out in your lives! You just gotta stop Trippin’ and start Trusting!

Let’s Pray,

Lord Jesus, Thank you for Speaking directly to me, I know I need to stop tripping and start trusting in you. You have NEVER failed me before, I pray that you will give me strength to hold on to your promises, I pray for PATIENCE, so that I can wait on you to show up in my life, I pray that you will give me more of your spirit so that it can direct my path and comfort me and counsel me in time of distress. Lord I thank you for always meeting me where I am, and taking me by my hand. Lord forgive for me ever doubting you and getting ahead of you. I want to thank you in advance for the blessings and rewards for obeying you and trusting you. Lord I love you and I thank you for just being you. In Jesus name, AMEN.

Be the light loves,

Jasmine

We are Undefeated

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We are children of the most high God. We will always be undefeated! But we must know that.

So everyday we are tested. If it isn’t right when you wake up with your thoughts, or throughout the day on the job when folk get on your nerves or whatever the case may be, we get tested. The good thing though is that we are in total CONTROL. Satan comes along and makes you think that HE is in control, he is only in control if you let him.

For me, I literally have to wake up and spend time with God because the enemy attacks me in the morning, right before I start my day– he wants to get in my thoughts and fill my mind with lies and all types of imbecile ideas that will set the tone for my day. So I put a stop to that ASAP. I’ve found that spending time with God in prayer, reading the bible as soon as you get up, listening to a sermon online [I love Charles Stanely] – all these things help. We can’t be too busy for God because you will end up finding yourself in a situation during the day all messed up and wandering why your feeling off and can’t quite get it together. You didn’t have your cup of Jesus this morning, instead you had a cup of grits and hit the road.

We gotta start making God a priority and not just an option. We sure do make him a priority when we need something. Coming to him non stop asking him for more money, better job, fix this Lord, fix that Lord. And its like dangggggg you only call on him when you need something. God wants to spend quality time with you. He loves you, He longs to hear from you – He wants to spend some JUST BECAUSE time with you. Not only when you want something, or need him to do something for you.

Back to the In control topic– Satan has already been defeated. But he still comes to his us wanting us to think that he is in control of our lives and we can’t defeat him. But honey the DEVIL IS A LIIIIIAAARR because He will not control my thoughts , he will not control my actions, I have the spirit of God that rose Jesus from the dead living on the inside of me and so do you!

Jesus sent down the Holy spirit as a GIFT and a Helper to us. When we are FILLED with the Holy spirit, it will give us direction, it will give us strength and when we are attacked, the Holy Spirit will remind us of scripture that will reassure us that we have the victory! We will not be held captive by Satan! Its very important to read the bible. Its our sword to fight the devil with! When we are at war, Spiritual war that is, We have armor that we use to protect us.

Protective Armor 


1. Helmet of Salvation ( So the enemy don’t mess with my mind and lie to me, and put all types of evil thoughts or lustful thoughts in my head

2. Breastplate of righteousness (Protecting your heart)

3. Shield of Faith ( Line yourself up behind this shield and keep your faith charged up)

4. Sword of the spirit (The word of God, Know scripture and be able to Give satan scripture when he lies to you)

5. Belt of Truth ( Wear the truth and not only just know the truth)

6. Shoes for spread the good word of the gospel (Carrying the word to others, sharing the word to others)

Brothers and sisters, I would suggest that you wake up every morning asking God to protect you  by covering you with all the Protective Armor ! Because throughout the day you will be tested, tempted and tried! So you need to stay READY so you ain’t gotta get ready. Because best believe as soon as you walk into work, into school, into where ever– there is going to be something or somebody there with one of satan’s demons in them ready to attack you. So be ready! But love, you are in Control! Let that demon know that you are COVERED! You are Protected! You are one of God’s soldiers and can’t nobody mess with you! — And when Satan hear’s that, just like scripture says – Resist the devil and he will FLEE. Satan can’t stand a strong Christian, he fails every time! We know your tricks Devil. They are olddddd. We have our Armor! We ready!

Oh yea, when the devil tries to remind you of your past, Remind him of his future!

Praise God. I love you guys, sorry it’s been some days since I last posted, been working crazy long hours, But hey I got a Job and God is able-can’t even complain! I encourage you guys to don’t let the enemy defeat you, we have already won and got the victory! Don’t let him take control over your life ! We have the spirit of God living on the inside of us- We can do ALL things! [Phil. 4:13] And God will not give us anything that we can not bear! Trust him! Fight the fight! It’s preparing you for the next Season! I love you allllll!!!

Be the light loves,

Jasmine

Be careful–Satan hears our prayers 

So I had no idea that satan could hear our prayers until a few months back. The bible says in Ephesians 2:1-2 how Satan is the prince of Air. Meaning he is all around you like how the air is around us! That being said, when we pray out loud or even in our thoughts satan can hear those prayers and those cries out to God!

So you must be careful and know What’s of God and what’s of Satan. You crying out to God that your family needs help and to save your mother or brother. Satan will use that prayer request and Test you in that very area! It never fails!!!! Every time I pray for something .. Well most the time– specifically I will get tested on it! For instance , the other day I was praying for my family . Lord save us and keep us saved , Let us be on ONE accord. My WHOLE FAMILY.  So Satan is right there listening to. Ready to come attack me on the very thing I need God to help me with!  Satan is evil and his purpose is the KILL , STEAL, and DESTROY. –if you allow him. That’s why we gotta stay prayed up , we gotta wake up and shake up our spirit , drop to our knees and pray that God keeps up throughout the whole day! Protecting us with his protective ARMOR. Because the closer you get to God and the more you start to change your life around , Satan sees you as a threat! He didn’t see you as a threat a few weeks back when you was cussing out everybody on the job and having sex with your little boyfriend/girlfriend. But now that you have picked up the card of salvation and wanna do right, Satan wants to bring you back! But trust me sister or brother This is not the time to quit and throw in the towel. This is actually the time to put your boxing gloves on and get in your fighting stance.

 Let’s fight! My uncle told me a few weeks back about this “Fight or Flight” mentality. You either going to Take Flight and Give up and stay where it’s comfortable and not try and go through this much needed process that’s going to give you perseverance, or you going to Fight and see that the Lord will be right there holding your hand walking through the pain and suffering and hurt and all the rest that comes with growth. Man if you don’t feel no pain, struggle or some sort of suffering– life might just be sitting still for you. Or this just ain’t your season for that! But like I said in my last post about Its seasons to this, everybody gotta go through them! Rance Allen (One of my favorite groups) says in a song Lifes got ups, just like its got downs, Lifes got smiles just like it’s got frowns”.  Man look at Romans 5:3-6  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. So during our trials and hardships, man we might look at it as being TERRIBLE and unbearable but this is maturing us! Building character, and giving us HOPE! Who don’t wanna grow? So I know when I’m hurting and tears are running down my face and it feels like my heart has been ripped out of my chest, I know God is strengthening me. I know God is setting me up and preparing me for the next season.

So when you pray, know that Satan hears all that your saying to God and he is going to throw everything towards you that will cause you to go back to your old ways, and cause you to fly off the edge.  So be careful to stay Conscious of your life after praying. Ladies, your praying “God send me a husband!! Hurry God because i’m lonely” — Sure enough Satan can hear your prayers and send you (test you) and bring somebody that will destroy your life and you ain’t even know it because you was too blinded by the good looks and the nice body bru-man was working with.  Satan  is so evil he comes at you at your current situations just ready to test you and destroy everything about you! — Only if you let him. Wait on the Lord. And pray that God will strengthen you. Look at 2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. In time of despair, You can say “okay Satan, I know you heard me pray to God about helping me with my attitude and my self control– so this woman that just stepped on my foot and mean mugged me — I ain’t gone trip. Because God gives me peace and joy and self control and kindness ! ” 

We must Recognize satans attacks. Your so close! God needs you to stay in this fight! This Christian walk isn’t going to be easy, it’s going to cost you something.(LITERALLY) Just know that God has never left you, he wants you to totally depend on him. You can’t do it on your own! Our flesh isn’t strong enought! But God will strengthen you if you ask! He will deliver you, if you ask! He’s waiting on you. You need his almighty strength.

Keep praying for love, joy, keep praying that God will soften your heart, keep praying for the fruit of the spirit

 it’s just a matter of time before God turns those situations around! Prayer works.

Be the light loves,

Jasmine