Priority or Option…Choose How To Be Treated…

Many mental health issues in this day and age and especially for those over 30 years has some contributions from a relationship somewhere. Whether its wounded parenting and childhood traumas, bosses, spouses or significant others. Whatever the case is, In life, we all seek meaningful connections and relationships with others. We want to be surrounded by people who value and prioritise us. However, sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we are giving our all to someone who treats us as an afterthought – merely an option in their life. This one-sided dynamic can be harmful and detrimental to our self-worth and well-being. Today, we will explore why it’s important to never allow someone to be your priority while you are their option. Until that realisation comes, you may keep drowning time and again..In Kenya, we call it “kujiita kamkutano” (calling yourself to a self actualisation meeting)

Your self-worth matters: You are valuable and deserving of love, care, and respect. It is crucial to recognise your self-worth and not settle for being someone’s option. When you prioritise someone who treats you as an afterthought, you are sending a message to yourself that your needs and feelings are not important. This can lead to a negative impact on your self-esteem and self-confidence. Remember that you deserve to be with someone who values and appreciates you as their priority, not an option.

Healthy relationships are built on mutual respect: A healthy relationship is one where both parties prioritise and respect each other’s feelings, needs, and boundaries. It’s important to set healthy boundaries and not allow someone to take advantage of your time, energy, and emotions if they are not reciprocating the same level of effort. If you find yourself constantly being put on the back burner and being treated as an option, it’s a sign that the other person is not valuing you as their priority. It’s important to have open and honest communication in any relationship and address any imbalances that may arise.

It’s not fair to you: It’s not fair to constantly give your all to someone who only considers you as an option. Relationships should be based on mutual love, respect, and investment. When you make someone a priority in your life while you are merely an option in theirs, it creates an unhealthy and unfair dynamic. You deserve to be with someone who is willing to invest in you and make you a priority in their life, just as you do for them.

You deserve better: Settling for being someone’s option is not a reflection of your worth or value. It’s important to recognise that you deserve better. You deserve to be with someone who appreciates you, cherishes you, and makes you a priority in their life. Don’t settle for less than what you deserve. It’s better to be alone than to be in a one-sided relationship where you are constantly overlooked or undervalued.

Finally, it is important to never allow someone to be your priority while you are their option. Your self-worth, healthy relationships, fairness, and the fact that you deserve better are all valid reasons to prioritise yourself and not settle for being someone’s option. Remember, you deserve to be with someone who values and appreciates you as their priority, just as you do for them. Don’t be afraid to set healthy boundaries and prioritise your own well-being in any relationship. You are worthy of a healthy, loving, and mutually respectful relationship.

And if you are stuck in a relationship or unforgiveness that you want out and your will power is not doing you any good, please get a good therapist or counsellor to assist you. God Bless You!

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Start Now and Finish Strong..

I attended a candidates class meeting today and one of the parents challenged a struggling class on finishing strong. As Christians, we are called to run the race of faith with endurance, persevering through trials and challenges until the very end. The journey of faith is not always easy, and there are moments when we may feel weak or discouraged. However, it is during these times that we are called to finish strong, relying on God’s strength and guidance. In this blog, we will explore the concept of finishing strong from a Christian perspective and discover how we can press on in our faith journey.

When we think about finishing strong, there is no better example than Jesus Christ. Jesus faced immense challenges and temptations during his time on earth, yet he remained steadfast in his faith and purpose. He endured persecution, rejection, and suffering, but he never wavered in his commitment to obeying the will of God. Jesus’ ultimate act of finishing strong was his sacrifice on the cross, where he conquered sin and death for us. His unwavering faith and determination serve as an inspiration for us as we strive to finish strong in our own faith journey.

Embracing perseverance is a key ingredient in finishing strong. It is the ability to press on despite obstacles and difficulties. As Christians, we are called to persevere in our faith, holding fast to our beliefs and values. In the face of trials, we may be tempted to give up or compromise, but true perseverance requires us to stay committed to God’s truth and promises. The Bible encourages us to persevere, as James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

We must also anchor Our Faith in God’s Word. One of the ways we can finish strong is by anchoring our faith in the unchanging truth of God’s Word. The Bible is our source of wisdom, guidance, and strength. It provides us with the principles and promises that we need to navigate through life’s challenges. When we encounter difficulties or doubts, we can turn to God’s Word for encouragement and direction. As Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” By immersing ourselves in the Scriptures and meditating on its truths, we can build a solid foundation for our faith and finish strong.

Cultivating a Spirit of Prayer is another powerful tool that can help us finish strong. Through prayer, we can communicate with God, seek His guidance, and draw strength from His presence. Prayer is not just about asking God for things, but also about listening to His voice and aligning our hearts with His will. In times of difficulty, we can pour out our hearts to God in prayer, seeking His comfort and strength. Jesus himself modelled the importance of prayer, spending time in intimate communion with His Father. As we cultivate a spirit of prayer in our lives, we can tap into God’s wisdom and strength to help us finish strong.

Surrounding ourselves with a supportive community is crucial as finishing strong is not a solo endeavour. It is important to surround ourselves with a supportive community of fellow believers who can encourage, challenge, and hold us accountable in our faith journey. We need people who can walk alongside us, provide guidance, and lift us up in prayer. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Being part of a Christian community can provide us with the spiritual nourishment and support we need to persevere and finish strong.

Finally, keeping our eyes on the eternal price is the final goal. Whatever that means for you…endeavour to start now and finish strong. God Bless You!

Nothing Is Impossible..Manifest it

As Christians, we believe that we serve a God who is loving, gracious, and abundant in blessings. We are also taught in the Bible that God wants us to live a purposeful and fulfilled life. One topic that has gained popularity in recent years is the idea of “manifestation” – the belief that we can attract and create our desires through our thoughts, feelings, and actions. But what does the Bible say about manifesting what you want? Is it in line with Christian beliefs? Let’s take a closer look.

Align Your Desires with God’s Will: As Christians, our first priority should be aligning our desires with God’s will. The Bible teaches us to seek God’s kingdom and righteousness first (Matthew 6:33). This means that before we start manifesting our desires, we should make sure that our desires are in line with God’s will and purpose for our lives. We need to pray and seek God’s guidance to ensure that our desires are not driven by selfishness or greed, but rather by God’s plan for us.

    Trust in God’s Timing: Another important aspect of manifesting what you want as a Christian is trusting in God’s timing. The Bible tells us that God has appointed times for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1), and His timing is perfect. Sometimes, we may want something desperately and try to manifest it through our own efforts, but it may not happen according to our timeline. In such situations, it’s crucial to trust in God’s wisdom and have faith that He knows what’s best for us. We should be patient and wait for His perfect timing.

    Use Positive Affirmations and Visualisation: Positive affirmations and visualisation are common techniques used in manifestation practices. As Christians, we can also incorporate these techniques into our faith-based approach to manifesting. We can use affirmations that are aligned with God’s promises in the Bible, such as “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) or “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). We can also visualize ourselves living out God’s purpose for our lives and achieving our desires in a way that is pleasing to Him.

    Take Action and Working Diligently: While manifesting involves setting intentions and aligning our thoughts and emotions, it’s also important to remember that faith without action is dead (James 2:26). As Christians, we are called to take action and work diligently towards our desires. This means putting in the effort, being disciplined, and using our God-given talents and abilities to work towards our goals. We should not solely rely on manifestation techniques, but also be proactive in taking practical steps towards our desires, while trusting in God’s guidance and provision.

    Gratitude and Contentment: Gratitude and contentment are essential attitudes to cultivate as Christians, especially when it comes to manifesting what we want. We should always be grateful for what we already have and content with God’s blessings in our lives. Gratitude and contentment keep our hearts in the right posture, preventing us from becoming overly attached to material possessions or worldly desires. Instead of constantly striving for more, we should appreciate the present moment and be content with God’s provisions, while trusting in His plans for our future.

    Well, as a Christian, manifesting what we want should be done in alignment with God’s will, trusting in His timing, using faith-based techniques, taking action, and cultivating gratitude and contentment. It’s important to remember that manifestation should not replace our faith in God, but rather complement it. By seeking God’s guidance, aligning our desires with His will and keeping our faith that God will deliver on His promise, we are assured of winning through and through. God bless you!

    Yes! You Can Heal, Forgive and Love Again..

    Many broken people live amongst us. That person could even be yourself…Forgiveness is a cornerstone of the Christian faith. As followers of Christ, we are called to forgive others as God has forgiven us. The reality is that forgiving someone who has hurt us deeply can be incredibly challenging, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. When we have been hurt in a past or even still hurting in current relationships, it can leave us wounded and hesitant to open our hearts to love again. But as Christians, we are called not only to forgive, but also to love unconditionally. Today, we will explore the power of forgiveness and how it can free us to love again, based on biblical principles and teachings.

    The Biblical view on Forgiveness is that Forgiveness is not just a suggestion in the Bible, but a commandment. Jesus taught us to forgive others, not just once or twice, but repeatedly, even when it seems so impossible. In Matthew 18:21-22, Jesus said, “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'”…Who has all those times to forgive? well, unless you are a perfect human being, the person called to forgive others is you and I.

    The forgiveness of God towards us serves as the ultimate example of how we are to forgive others. In Ephesians 4:32, we are told, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” God’s forgiveness is unconditional, undeserved, and infinite. He forgives us regardless of the severity of our sins, and He does not hold grudges or keep a record of wrongs. As Christians, we are called to extend the same grace and mercy to others, including those who have hurt us in the past.

    Theres a healing power in forgiveness as we offload all that we carry. Unforgiveness can be a heavy burden to carry. It can keep us trapped in the past, holding onto pain and bitterness, and preventing us from moving forward in our lives. However, forgiveness has the power to heal our hearts and set us free. When we forgive, we release ourselves from the emotional and spiritual weight of resentment, anger, bitterness or even the need to forgive. It does not mean that we forget or condone the hurtful actions, but rather, we choose to let go of the negative emotions associated with the offence committed towards us.

    Forgiveness is a process that often requires time and effort. It involves acknowledging and processing our emotions, confronting the person who hurt us if it is possible and sharing our feelings (it is is safe to do so), and making a deliberate decision to forgive, even when it feels hard. But as we choose to forgive, we open ourselves up to healing and restoration. We allow God to work in our hearts, mending the brokenness and transforming our pain into a testimony of His loving grace and redemption.

    One of the challenges of experiencing hurt in a past relationship is the fear of being vulnerable again. You end up blocking yourself from loving again. It is natural to feel guarded and hesitant to open our hearts to love again. However, as Christians, who are called to love unconditionally, just as God loves us. In 1 Corinthians 13:7, we are told, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Love requires vulnerability, and it involves taking risks, even when we have been hurt before.

    Forgiveness and love are intertwined. When we truly forgive, we let go of the past and make room for love to flourish. Forgiveness enables us to approach new relationships with a fresh perspective, free from the baggage of past hurts. It allows us to extend grace and mercy to others, just as God has extended to us. It also opens the door for God to work in our hearts, guiding us in discerning healthy relationships and helping us to be open to being loved.

    Even in this season of healing, may you find restoration and love, that can only come from God. God Bless You!

    The Christian Narcissist Spouse Or Partner

    Living with a narcissist spouse can be challenging and draining. Narcissists are known for their inflated sense of self, their need for constant admiration, and their lack of empathy towards others. As a Christian, navigating a relationship with a narcissist spouse can be even more complex, as you strive to live out your faith while dealing with their challenging behavior. However, there are ways to deal with a narcissist spouse in a manner consistent with Christian values, drawing wisdom from Scripture.

    Set Boundaries by Practicing Healthy Self-Care: One of the key ways to deal with a narcissist spouse is to establish and maintain healthy boundaries. Narcissists often have a tendency to violate boundaries, and it’s important for you as a Christian to take care of yourself and protect your well-being. Setting healthy boundaries can involve saying no to unreasonable demands, speaking up for yourself, and not allowing yourself to be mistreated or manipulated. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” – Romans 12:2a (NIV). If you think through this scripture, it reminds us that as Christians, we are called to live differently from the world. This includes setting healthy boundaries that align with God’s values and not conforming to the unhealthy patterns of behavior that may be exhibited by a narcissist spouse. By renewing our minds through God’s word, we can gain the wisdom and strength to set and maintain healthy boundaries.

      Practice Forgiveness by Extending Grace and Love: Your safety is key so if you are safe, dealing with a narcissist spouse can often involve hurtful words, manipulative tactics, and emotional manipulation. As a Christian, it’s important to remember the value of forgiveness and extending grace and love towards your spouse, even if they struggle with narcissistic traits. This doesn’t mean enabling or condoning their behavior, but rather letting go of resentment and bitterness, and choosing to respond with love and compassion. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 (NIV). This scripture reminds us of the importance of kindness, compassion, and forgiveness in our relationships. Just as God has forgiven us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we are called to forgive others, including our spouse. Forgiveness is not always easy, but it is a powerful tool for healing and reconciliation, and it aligns with the teachings of Jesus to love one another as He has loved us.

        Seek Support by Surrounding Yourself with a Supportive Community: Dealing with a narcissist spouse can be emotionally draining and isolating. It’s important to seek support from a community of fellow believers who can provide encouragement, guidance, and prayer. Surrounding yourself with a supportive community can help you navigate the challenges of living with a narcissist spouse and provide you with the emotional and spiritual strength you need to persevere. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a (NIV). This scripture highlights the importance of community and the strength that comes from having others who can support and lift us up in times of need. As a Christian, being part of a supportive community can provide you with the encouragement and resources to deal with the challenges of living with a narcissist spouse in a healthy and honouring way.

          As I have mentioned above, your safety is the first priority as your physical or emotional well being can be dangerously destroyed by a narcissist. Dealing with a narcissist spouse as a Christian can be challenging, but it’s important to remember that God’s word provides wisdom and guidance for navigating difficult relationships.

          Feel free to share your ideas below on this topic..God Bless you.

          Are You Armoured Right?

          As believers, we are engaged in a constant battle against evil forces in the spiritual realm. Just as a soldier prepares for war with proper armor and weapons, Christians are also called to equip themselves with the armor of God. In the book of Ephesians in the Bible, the apostle Paul exhorts Christians to put on the full armor of God, which serves as a powerful metaphor for the spiritual weapons and defenses that we need to stand firm against the schemes of the enemy. Let’s take a closer look at each piece of this divine armor and how it can help us in our daily spiritual battles.

          The Belt of Truth: The belt was an essential part of a Roman soldier’s armor, holding everything together and providing stability. In the same way, truth is the foundation of our spiritual armor. As Christians, we are called to live in truth, both in our words and actions. We should be rooted in the truth of God’s Word, which guides us in discerning right from wrong and helps us resist the lies of the enemy.

          The Breastplate of Righteousness: The breastplate protected a soldier’s vital organs in battle, and it symbolizes righteousness in the spiritual armor. Righteousness comes from a right relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, and it guards our hearts against the attacks of the enemy. By living a life of holiness and integrity, we are protected from the enemy’s accusations and temptations.

          The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace: A soldier needs sturdy footwear to stand firm in the midst of battle. Similarly, the shoes of the gospel of peace enable us to stand firm in our faith, ready to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guards our hearts and minds, and equips us to navigate difficult situations with grace and compassion.

          The Shield of Faith: A Roman soldier’s shield was used to protect against fiery arrows, and it could be maneuvered to defend from all directions. Our shield is faith, which protects us from the attacks of the enemy. Faith in God’s promises, in His goodness and power, enables us to extinguish the fiery darts of doubt, fear, and temptation that the enemy hurls at us.

          The Helmet of Salvation: The helmet protected a soldier’s head, which is a vital part of the body. The helmet of salvation protects our minds by reminding us of the hope we have in Jesus Christ. It guards our thoughts and keeps us focused on God’s truth, protecting us from the enemy’s lies and discouragement.

          The Sword of the Spirit: A soldier’s sword was a powerful offensive weapon used in close combat. The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God, which is our offensive weapon against the enemy. Through studying and meditating on the Scriptures, we gain wisdom, discernment, and the ability to effectively wield the sword of the Spirit to defeat the enemy’s lies and attacks.

          Prayer: Though not specifically mentioned as a piece of armor in Ephesians 6, prayer is an essential weapon in our spiritual arsenal. It is our direct line of communication with God, and it strengthens our relationship with Him. Prayer allows us to seek God’s guidance, protection, and provision in our daily battles, and it empowers us to intercede for others as well.

          The reality is that the armor of God is not a physical armor, but a spiritual one that equips us to fight against the forces of darkness in the spiritual realm. Each piece of the armor has a specific purpose, and when we put them on and use them in our daily lives, we are better prepared to face the challenges and temptations well armoured. God Bless You!

          Who Can You Help Today?

          As Christians, we are often reminded of the precious gift of life that God has given us. Each day we wake up is a new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around us. One of the most profound ways we can honour this gift is by being there for someone else. Let’s explore this theme through some Bible quotes that inspire us to be present for others and show God’s love in our actions.

          “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2″ God calls us to support and encourage one another in times of need. When we are willing to lend a helping hand or a listening ear, we are fulfilling the law of Christ – the law of love. It’s a privilege to be there for others, to share their burdens, and to provide comfort and assistance when needed.

          “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” – Proverbs 3:27″ God has given us the ability and resources to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us. We are called to use our blessings to bless others. Whether it’s through acts of kindness, generosity, or simply being present for someone, we have the power to make a difference.

          “Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:4″ God teaches us to be selfless and considerate of others. It’s easy to get caught up in our own lives and concerns, but God’s love compels us to extend our care and concern to those around us. We can show God’s love by being there for someone else, even if it requires sacrificing our own time or convenience.

          “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.” – Hebrews 10:24″ Being there for someone else means encouraging them to grow in love and righteousness. We can motivate and inspire others to do good works, to be kinder, more compassionate, and to live according to God’s will. When we uplift and support others in their faith journey, we are being the hands and feet of Christ.

          “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10″ God has equipped each one of us with unique talents, skills, and gifts. We are called to use these gifts not only for our own benefit but also for the benefit of others. We can be there for someone else by using our gifts to serve them, whether it’s through volunteering, mentoring, or sharing our expertise.

          God’s gift of another day is an opportunity for us to be there for someone else. By following the teachings of the Bible and embodying God’s love, we can make a positive impact in the lives of those around us. Let’s strive to be selfless, caring, and supportive, knowing that our actions can bring comfort, encouragement, and hope to others. As we live out our faith in this way, we fulfil God’s purpose for our lives and become a beacon of God’s love in the world. Let’s cherish the gift of life by being there for someone else today! God Bless You!

          You Have Another Chance..

          We all make mistakes. We stumble, fall, and sometimes find ourselves in situations where we wish we could turn back the clock and do things differently. In those moments, it’s easy to feel discouraged, unworthy, and overwhelmed with guilt. However, as believers, we have a God who is the God of another chance. He is a loving and merciful God who offers forgiveness, grace, and a fresh start. In this blog, we will explore some encouraging Bible verses that highlight the God of another chance and remind us of His unwavering love and compassion.

          Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV) “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” This verse from Lamentations reminds us that God’s love and compassion never run out. Despite our failures and shortcomings, God’s mercies are renewed every morning. He is faithful and gives us another chance each day to start afresh, no matter how badly we may have messed up in the past. It’s a beautiful reminder of God’s unending grace and His willingness to forgive and restore us.

          Psalm 103:12 (NIV) “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” God’s forgiveness is infinite, and when He forgives, He removes our sins from us as far as the east is from the west. This verse from Psalm 103 highlights the depth and breadth of God’s forgiveness. It’s a powerful reminder that God not only forgives our mistakes but also completely removes them from our record. He doesn’t hold our past against us and gives us a clean slate, a fresh chance to start anew.

          1 John 1:9 (NIV) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Confession is a vital step in seeking God’s forgiveness. This verse from 1 John 1:9 assures us that when we confess our sins to God with a repentant heart, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. It’s a powerful reminder that God’s forgiveness is always available to those who seek it, and He is eager to grant us another chance when we genuinely repent and turn back to Him.

          Isaiah 1:18 (NIV) “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” This verse from Isaiah paints a vivid picture of God’s forgiveness. No matter how deep our sins may be stained, God’s forgiveness can make us as white as snow. He can cleanse us from our past mistakes and make us new. It’s a beautiful reminder that with God, there is always hope for a fresh start, no matter how dire our circumstances may seem.

          Romans 8:1 (NIV) “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” As believers, when we put our faith in Jesus Christ, we are set free from condemnation. God doesn’t hold our past mistakes against us, and there is no condemnation for those who are in Him. This verse from Romans 8 reassures us that we are not defined by our failures, but rather by our identity in Christ. It’s a powerful reminder that God’s grace and love are greater than our mistakes and that He offers us another chance to live in freedom and righteousness. God is indeed faithful…Trust Him for a second chance. God Bless You!

          Finding Joy In Small Things..

          As a Christian woman, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, constantly striving for the next big accomplishment or milestone. Whether it’s a promotion at work, a successful event, or reaching a personal goal, we often tend to overlook the small moments and victories that happen along the way. However, appreciating and celebrating these small milestones can bring us joy, deepen our faith, and help us cultivate a heart of gratitude.

          The Bible teaches us about the importance of recognising and appreciating small blessings. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we are encouraged to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” This scripture reminds us to find joy in all things, big or small, and to give thanks to God in every situation. Even the seemingly insignificant moments can be an opportunity for us to glorify God and express our gratitude to Him.

          Appreciating small milestones also helps us to live in the present moment and not constantly strive for the next big thing. Philippians 4:11-12 says, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” As Christian women, we are called to be content and grateful in all circumstances, and this includes appreciating the small milestones that come our way.

          In addition, celebrating small milestones can be a way to cultivate humility and acknowledge that all good things come from God. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” When we recognise and appreciate the small blessings in our lives, we are reminded of God’s faithfulness and provision. It humbles us to acknowledge that we are not in control of everything, but rather dependent on God’s grace and goodness.

          So how can we appreciate and celebrate small milestones as Christian women? Here are a few ideas:

          Practice gratitude: Take time each day to reflect on the small blessings in your life and express gratitude to God for them. It could be something as simple as a beautiful sunset, a kind word from a friend, or a delicious meal.

          Share with others: Celebrate small milestones with others, whether it’s a family member, friend, or fellow believer. Share your joys and victories, and encourage others to do the same. Celebrating together can amplify the joy and help you build meaningful connections with others.

          Keep a journal: Start a gratitude journal where you write down the small milestones and blessings you experience. This will help you keep track of them and serve as a reminder of God’s goodness in your life.

          Reflect on scripture: Meditate on relevant scripture passages that remind you of the importance of appreciating small milestones. Look for verses that talk about gratitude, contentment, and acknowledging God’s blessings in our lives.

          Pray for a grateful heart: Ask God to help you cultivate a heart of gratitude and humility, so that you can appreciate the small milestones in your life with joy and thanksgiving.

          As Christian women, let’s learn to appreciate and celebrate the small milestones in our lives. They are not insignificant, but rather precious moments that God has bestowed upon us. By cultivating an attitude of gratitude and acknowledging God’s blessings, we can find joy in the little things and live a life. God Bless You!

          Be Courageous and Rise Again..

          Life is full of challenges, and sometimes we find ourselves in difficult situations that bring us down. It could be a setback at work, a breakup, a health issue, or any other life event that leaves us feeling defeated and discouraged. During these times, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, lost, and unsure of how to move forward. However, it’s important to remember that we have the inherent courage within us to rise again and heal, no matter how tough the circumstances may seem.

          Here are some key steps to help you find the courage to rise again and heal after a time of being down:

          Acknowledge Your Feelings: It’s essential to allow yourself to feel the emotions that arise during challenging times. Whether it’s sadness, anger, frustration, or fear, it’s important to acknowledge and accept these emotions without judgment. It’s okay to feel down, and it’s a vital part of the healing process. Give yourself permission to grieve, vent, or cry if needed. This can help you release the emotional weight and start the process of healing.

          Practice Self-Compassion: It’s easy to be hard on yourself when you’re going through a tough time. However, it’s crucial to practice self-compassion and be kind to yourself. Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding that you would offer to a friend in a similar situation. Remind yourself that you’re only human and that it’s okay to make mistakes or face challenges. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you navigate through the healing process.

          Reframe Your Perspective: It’s easy to get caught up in negative thoughts and beliefs during difficult times. However, reframing your perspective can help you see things in a different light. Try to focus on the lessons and opportunities for growth that the challenging situation may bring. Look for the silver lining and try to see the situation from a more positive angle. Shifting your perspective can help you find the courage to rise above the circumstances and move forward with a more positive outlook.

          Seek Support: Healing can be a challenging journey, and you don’t have to go through it alone. Reach out to trusted friends, family, or a therapist for support. Talking to someone about your thoughts and feelings can be cathartic and can help you gain insights and perspectives that you may not have considered before. Surround yourself with people who uplift and support you, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Remember that it’s okay to lean on others during difficult times.

          Set Small Goals: When you’re feeling down, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the big picture. Break down your healing journey into small, manageable goals. These could be as simple as getting out of bed, going for a walk, or doing something you enjoy. Celebrate each small victory and use them as building blocks towards your larger goals. Taking small steps towards your healing can help you gain momentum and build your confidence.

          Practice Self-Care: Taking care of yourself is crucial during times of healing. Pay attention to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, eating nourishing food, and engaging in activities that bring you joy. Engage in self-care practices that resonate with you, such as meditation, journaling, or exercising. Taking care of yourself holistically can help you build resilience and strength as you navigate through the healing process.

          Cultivate Resilience: Healing after a time of being down requires resilience. Cultivate resilience by developing a positive mindset, practicing self-compassion, and maintaining a support system. Remember that setbacks are a part of life, and it’s okay to stumble along the way.

          Don’t look back from today, instead, stand tall, look up and trust God to lead. God bless you.