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Fitness Minutes: (51,159) Posts: 7,388 10/25/10 11:20 A
Shelly, you have so blessed me with what you have just said. I also would love to spend more time with you and your sweet husband John, the time went so quick when we had our visit. Time flies when your having fun. Thank you Shelly, these pictures you took were the best thing for me. Thank you.
Bobbie you crack me up!!! I had such a nice time with you. Each time I see my profile image or yours I am reminded of that Holy spirit filled day. It was such a pleasure to be with you. My husband told me today that i was so happy while we were all together. I am looking forward to the next time we see each other!
Fitness Minutes: (51,159) Posts: 7,388 10/24/10 7:49 P
Missy, you made me laugh, I have been trying for a long time to get a picture of my on my sparkpage and it took sending Shelly to see me to accomplish what one could not do the Lord sent in the troops with the second and her husband John to make it three.
Fitness Minutes: (11,850) Posts: 23,340 10/22/10 8:50 P
God uses so many things to further His kingdom and bring glory to His name. He is so creative. He never allows our circumstances to consume us, but He teaches us, within those circumstances, to allow our hearts to be consumed by HIM. They very things the enemy intends to use to destroy us are the things God will use to lift us up, to prepare us to extend a hand of encouragement to others.
Co-leader of Can't Do This On My Own Co-leader of I Can Do All Things Through Christ
~.~There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey~
Fitness Minutes: (51,159) Posts: 7,388 10/21/10 2:55 P
I have never heard of Jonathan Suber where is he at?
@ BOBBIENORTHERN - I love Creflo Dollar and Joseph Prince. They are great teachers of the Word. You can also catch their sermons on YouTube. Another great one to watch is Jonathan Suber, he is awesome.
We can never get too much of the Word
Blessings to all .. Lisa
Leader - Pathway to Success Co-Leader - Taking Back Control
" A Woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her"
Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and say's: "Oh Hell She's awake!!!"
"Christians are not perfect, they are forgiven !! "
Pounds lost: 19.0
Posts: 9,894 10/21/10 9:26 A
Thank so much SLS-NY2IN! Your kind words have touched my heart.
Posts: 1,708 10/21/10 8:50 A
Why we need leaders? They have went through trails and are willing to share how our God got them through it. We look to leaders because we know there life has had problems; some just like ours and some harder. We know they may be still having problem areas but they are willing to share how they are still working on them. There trust is in the Lord to accomplish a solution. A leader has a testimony and is ready to share it with others. Thank you Shelly for being a real person and sharing it to help others. God Bless.
Pounds lost: 7.2
Posts: 9,894 10/21/10 8:31 A
Thank you for your support and comments.
I do take vitamin D, thank you for the suggestion. I am feeling much better. Please read my whole post and you will see I am better, I did not fall into a deep depression. I just wanted to share with you that I have been very depressed in the past. These last two years I have NOT been suffering from depression.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 10/21/2010 (08:32)
Posts: 12,504 10/20/10 9:22 P
Highly recommend you get your vitamin D levels checked!
MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)
"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."
current weight: 153.7
Posts: 3,731 10/20/10 8:42 P
I read your blog with interest. I like you, have been on meds. When our daughter was undergoing cancer treatments, I was scared to death that I might lose her! I read a book by some cancer survivor. He stredded that whenever you had those dreaded feelings, to just recite the Lord's Prayer. You don't know how many times I have done that. To this day, with her being cancer-free, I still have my times when I am over come with fear. I am a devout born-again Christian. But, I've been told, I am only human nd mother. Try reciting the Lord's Prayer and maybe hold on to the Bible at the same time. God Bless, I've been there, done that!
"All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose."
Fitness Minutes: (51,159) Posts: 7,388 10/20/10 8:42 P
Shelly, dont make any excuses for that depression. You can always get over all the things that you mentioned. Depression is a spirit and it comes straight from the pits of hell. You and your husband have to take authority over that spirit and bind it off of you and loose it off of you and cast it into the see. You can pray about it and have others pray but, you have to take authority over this spirit in the name of Jesus and claim and plead and apply the blood of Jesus over yourself and draw the bloodline of Jesus around you on a daily basis. remember what Jesus said He will give you the keys to the kingdom, and the keys to the kingdom are binding and loosing and it has to be done by your husband and yourself. You look just like Jesus to the enemy and he hates you and will do anything to get you into his grips. So, like you said the Lord told you now is the time to get into living THE LIFE. You have to talk like Jesus and act like Jesus and do not even talk about your problem just confess the outcome of what you want day and night in the name of Jesus and get some scripture to back up what you are believing in and for and claim all of this in the name of Jesus and claim the blood. and then praise and thank Him for making you free from all the forces of hell and all the evil tricks and devices of the enemy in the name of Jesus.
I am feeling completely better and I am not sad a t all now. I prayed a few times and sought after God. He has filled me with His divine being in a special way. I just want to share my feelings with you.
I Have been back from PA for a few days now. I went to PA to visit my mom and sisters, and other family members. I was so happy to be back home and be with my husband.
However after a few days passed I started to feel this funk, this funky feeling. A dread, a sinking feeling of depression. It has been in my life since a child, yet until I was 32 yrs. old I was able to medicate myself through God, prayer, and staying positive, whatever. I went on medication when I was in my mid-30s, and it comes and goes. I have not been depressed in about 2 years now. So, when that sinking feeling came on me, I knew it well. Depression usually doesn't hit you all at once. It has the ability is slowly fill you up, until you feel like you are drowning. You lack the ability to swim even though you know how to swim well. It can control your mind, body, thoughts, and actions. Like most illness serious treatment is needed. I have been there and I have done that. Through God and pills I am a survivor of suicidal thoughts and wanting to take my life without the power to do so, for my love of God controlled my body.
So, when this funk hits me I do not take it lightly. I pray for God to cover me and KEEP me covered.
I thought about why I was becoming sad. Monday was our anniversary. It was a good day, but in the evening we had gotten into an arguement. We made up after a half an hour. Little things wrecked my day, silly things. like, my hair didn't look right. I fell back in July and have been unable to lift weights with my legs and unable to do the cardio I was accustomed to do 3-5 times a week. I was not gaining weight, but when I came back home I weighted myself and had gained 3 pounds. Now, I know it was only three pounds, but 2 weeks earlier it was 2 pounds, so now it was a total of 5 pounds. My thighs have become flabby, and I can feel the weight gain other places as well. My husband measured me and my measurements have only changed a half an inch to an inch. I was confused and prayed to God to help me to understand. I know this sounds pathetic, but you see I was in peak shape when I fell. My legs were starting to really become cut. Defined muscle was all over my legs. A line of muscle separation was clearly seen on the side and on the back of my legs. I had lost more weight and I felt I was accomplishing more of my goals.
I know I am rambling a bit, I don't have much time, some friends are coming over to visit and I have not started to get ready so I am trying to post my thoughts onto this post and try to explain myself at the same time...not a good combo for me!!!
For whatever reason after I came home I could not get myself back into the swing of things. I came back home this past Sunday. I have been home for 2 complete days.
Last night my husband and I started to pray asking God to help me get it together, I told God I did not want to start to get depressed. I told Him I did not know why I was starting to feel down, but I needed His help.
When I woke up this morning I felt God's peace upon me and I found a post I wrote back in 12/09, which is below. I copied and pasted it here but added a lot to it as well to completely update it.
Sometimes when I read my words from a blog or post I can't believe I wrote it at times. My own words help me as though I was reading a book! LOL As the Holy spirit was magnified within me after I woke up; I believe God led me to my old post.
As I read my words I realized I was letting my circumstances control me. I had already realized this the day before, but my feelings were still controlling me. As I read my words God spoke to my heart and told me to do a study on Paul, about living THE LIFE, and sharing with you all what I have learned.
I will do this very soon. When I am finished studying I will create a study thread called living THE LIFE. I have never studied anything before I shared it with you. In the past I wrote a thread on the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, AND THE BE ALTITUDES but each time I was praying for God's help as I wrote each section out and posted it. This time God wants me to study it and then post it.
I am feeling completely better and I am not sad a t all now. I prayed a few times and sought after God. He has filled me with His divine being in a special way. I just wanted to share with you.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 10/21/2010 (08:25)
Fitness Minutes: (51,159) Posts: 7,388 10/20/10 5:46 P
This is how I have been living my life for years, that no matter what happens around me or to me I am standing on the word of God to confess the out come and confess the solution and not the trouble. I learned how to stand on the word and the promises of God though Kenneth Copeland Ministires and Creflo Dollar Ministries, these are the two main ministries I am still with except now I have added Joseph Prince Ministries from Singapore to my teachers and mentors in the word of God, another one who is a good and true to the word teacher is Benny Hinn. Everything I know comes from these ministries and my own revelation of my fellowship with the Lord. Confession is the cornerstone of Christianity. We have to confess the word no matter what it looks like around us, because the word of God is the truth and my life is lining up with the word of God. Thank you so much Shelly for this great post. I used to get into Joyce Meyer, but, switched right back to the above ministries.
I love Joyce Meyers. Her book Seven things that steal your joy was key in finally getting me to surrender to Christ.
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current weight: 152.0
Posts: 9,894 10/20/10 4:55 P
ARE YOU LIVING THE LIFE, OR LIVING THROUGH YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES?
It took me almost my entire life to realize something… we live life through our circumstances. What does it mean to live life through your circumstances? Living life through your circumstances means allowing whatever is happening in your life determine your happiness.
Let me give you an example. You wake up and whatever happens that morning pretty much determines the outcome of the rest of the day. Does that sound like the way you live? If so, don’t feel badly about it, because if you do this that just means you are a normal functioning person. It also means you are constantly allowing yourself to be very venerable.
I am telling you my friends; this is not the way to live your lives! This is not the way to bring fulfillment into each day that we live here on this earth! Ask yourself this simple question, ARE YOU LIVING THE LIFE, OR LIVING THROUGH YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES? Living life through your circumstances means allowing whatever is happening in your life to determine your happiness. Most people live in such a way & that is one of the reasons we are not living THE LIFE God died to give us. This is one the things apostle Paul wrote about in the bible. Paul said that God wants us to have an abundant life. (He said much more than this about THE LIFE, this was one of the things he said)
For the last year or so I have made up my mind that I wanted a piece of that. I wanted to really live the life God has died to give me. Let me tell you, living this LIFE means living your whole life in a different way.
(I typed this out on a word program, ran into difficultly, and so below the front is a bit weird. I could not figure out how to correct it.)
When I first tried to attempt this I had begun before I really knew I had started. You see, one of my first tasks was to live life without letting my circumstances affect my happiness. Now, I know some of you may be thinking, ya right, like THAT can REALLY happen! I know this because I said the same thing myself.
ONE OR TWO YEARS AGO I WAS WATCHING A PROGRAM CALLED ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE. IT IS A PROGRAM THAT JOYCE MEYER HAS. SHE USES IT, IN PART TO TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT GOD. WHILE I WAS SITTING ON MY COUCH WATCHING HER PROGRAM I HEARD HER SAY, “YOU DON'T LIVE LIFE THROUGH YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU HAVE TO BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE. DON'T LET YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES CONTROL WHETHER YOU ARE GOING TO BE HAPPY OR SAD. IF YOU ARE ONLY HAPPY ONLY WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS YOU ARE GIVING THE DEVIL WAY TOO MUCH POWER. IT WILL BE LIKE RIDING ON A ROLLER COASTER." I SAT ON MY COUCH AND SERIOUSLY SAID OUT LOUD, “YEAH, RIGHT, WHATEVER!” THEN I THOUGHT, DID I HEAR HER CORRECTLY? DID SHE ACTUALLY SAY THAT? I PRESSED THE REVIEW BUTTON ON MY REMOTE CONTROL AND LISTENED TO WHAT SHE SAID AGAIN. HER WORDS WERE SO POWERFUL I WROTE THEM DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER. IT SEEMED UNLIKELY THAT I WOULD EVER BE ABLE TO MASTER THIS TASK. I SAT THERE AND HONESTLY DID NOT BELIEVE I COULD LIFE THROUGH ANYTHING NEGATIVE AND NOT ALLOW IT TO CONTROL MY EMOTIONS COMPLETELY. I HAVE YET TO COMPLETELY MASTER IT IN MY DAILY LIFE. BUT THROUGH GOD I HAVE LIVED MY LIFE WITHOUT MY CIRCUMSTANCES CONTROLLING MY HAPPINESS.
When you start to do this it is hard. Now after I wrote those words down I was determined to live them. There had been times when I heard Joyce Meyer’s words and was inspired…. until the time came to live through her thoughts, words, and action steps she had talked about. There had been many times when push came to shove I simply caved in. I told myself, “I can’t do this, this is too hard, maybe SHE can do it, but I can’t.” So I went through a cycle of hearing how God wanted me to live, knowing how God expected me to live, and then making excuses for my behavior. Sound familiar?
So, there I was sitting on my couch and I thought, “How can you be happy when you have a big problem, how does she do it? Could I do that too?” Let me tell you something, you can read about something, or hear someone say something, you can think to yourself, " Oh, ya, I can do that. But you will never know until you actually go through it & DO IT. You will never put those words into action until you are in the middle of a situation. When you feel the anger start to rise, yet you keep that mouth of yours closed. When have a perfect opportunity to hurt the person who stabbed you in the back but you decide to love them with your thoughts, words, and actions instead. You may feel like jumping on that roller coaster and letting the pain, anger, disappointment, and sorrow control YOU. It is what you have ALWAYS DONE RIGHT? I mean, how do you REALLY live without letting your circumstances affect your happiness?
I have shared many things with you about my life. I am a real person behind these words and I want you to see me for who I really am. By sharing my life with you, this is the only way I know help you lose weight, and teach you about God
Portions of the verses listed above came from These bibles: The Message, and the New American Standard bible If anyone would like a copy of the armor of God prayer please contact me.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 10/21/2010 (08:20)
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