Freedom Lifestyle Blog

I’m super grateful that God took me under His wing and led me on an incredible life-transforming journey. Through these last few years, He’s been my mentor and an amazing companion. He’s been teaching me how to properly care for my pets and my children. He’s mentored me on how to properly build a network marketing business and led me to the company He wished me to partner with; a company that is full of integrity and offers products we use every day, but are of much higher quality than those I used to purchase. He did this so that my family and I can be fit healthy and energetic to enjoy life, live joyfully and peacefully, and be fully equipped to teach others how they can do the same.

We don't need to STRIVE or get concerned about the people we are to help and lead. God will open the doors for us when the time is right. Our job is to continually allow HIM to properly equip us with all we need; He will bring about the people we are to lead when the time is right. 

 

One important thing to remember: we are NOT to rely on our own wisdom to lead them. God is who knows how each person needs to be led. We need to come to Him for heavenly wisdom for this great task. Never rely on your own. His ways are higher than our ways.

 

Never try to "make things happen". Simply let others know you are available and allow God to open the hearts of those who He wants us to guide and lead on their journey. Sometimes it will be right away that they respond; sometimes it will take months or even years. Just love people and leave them in God's hands. They may not respond to HIS calling right away. It's not for us to decide WHEN they are ready; if we start thinking this, we will get frustrated and give up on them. Leave them in God's capable hands and keep allowing Him to work in your life, transforming you into the leader He desires you to be - one that works with excellence at all times and lives a lifestyle of integrity, relying on God's GRACE when we mess up, which we do on a regular basis, if you are like me. 

1. Get enough sleep every night. Get to bed as close to sunset as possible so you are not in bright artificial lights for so long. 

 

2. When you wake up in the morning, apply a drop of Young Living's Joy essential oil blend on the crown of your head or behind your ears, and say the affirmation in the picture on this blog post. This is to remind yourself that GOD’S JOY can overflow in your heart throughout the day, regardless of your current circumstances. Trust in Him and let HIS peace and joy SHINE THROUGH you.

 

3. After applying Joy, drink a glassful of water. **Optional: to enhance it, prepare this ahead of time: in a glass pitcher, put in a couple drops of Lemon or Lime essential oil (no more than 2) and fill it with water. Chill and then pour in glass in the morning,  or pour a glassful and add ice so it's as cold as you desire it. 

 

4. Sometime during your morning routine do 20-30 minutes of yoga to expand your lungs and get you breathing deeply. I personally like to use a routine from BeachBody's "3-Week Yoga Retreat" or from "PiYo", but pick your favorite, or join a yoga class in a gym. Your choice, just do it. 

 

5. Eat healthy throughout the day. Never starve yourself! Cut way down on sugar and processed foods and consciously pick foods and beverages that are filled with nutrients; don't just fill up with empty calories. 

 

6. Drink some water every hour. Take a mini-break after every 50 minutes to an hour, drink your water and breathe deeply, exhaling any negative thoughts you may be having and inhaling God's power, joy, peace, and wisdom.  

 

7. Take an unwinding 30-minute walk in the evening. Let go of all your negative thoughts and thank God for your day. Think of all the blessings you experienced and leave all your concerns in His hands, asking for wisdom to handle any challenges HIS WAY, not yours. He knows how to best handle them. **Optional, apply a drop of Peace and Calming on the back of your neck, or any other essential oil that has a relaxing scent to you. One of my favorites is a blend called "Release" for it helps me remember to RELEASE it all into God's hands and release all negative emotions and feelings. 

A peaceful life begins at home. If we are married, or are planning to get married.we need to make sure we possess the qualities of a noble woman and wife. In this blog post, I will lay out what I found in 2 different passage - One in the New Testament, and one in the old.

 

From I Peter 3:1-5

 

  • Pure
  • Reverent
  • **Submissive  and respectful to husband
  • Beauty doesn’t come from outward adornment like braided hair or gold jewelry
  • Inner beauty manifested in gentleness and a quiet spirit

 

** What does submissive mean? She yields to the authority of her husband, regardless of whether or not he is Christian and keeps his end of the commitment. She submits to him because God has made him head of the household (Eph 5:23). It’s easier to submit if they treat us with respect and honor, but we show an even more noble character if we are submissive even when they do not. If she chose to marry him, she knows she is to acknowledge his place of respect in the household. 

 

From Prov 31: 10-31

 

  • Has a noble character (possessing high qualities)
  • Trustworthy
  • Brings husband good and never harm, always
  • Hard worker
  • Gets the best quality products
  • Gets up early and goes to bed late, making sure everything is in order
  • Buys property from her own earnings
  • Strong
  • Has her own profitable business
  • Compassionate to the poor and needy
  • Not afraid of poverty for her family has all that they need, and it’s the best quality
  • Clothed in the highest quality clothes
  • Husband is well-respected
  • Speaks wisely and instructs others faithfully
  • Has dignity
  • Watches over the affairs of her household 
  • Is not lazy
  • Fears the Lord

 

Words that were spoken to me way back when I was pregnant with my first baby still echo in my mind sometimes, condemning me. “If I had been given the choice to choose or not choose you as a friend, I would not have picked you.” All the condemning voices of people from church when I got pregnant out of wedlock come back to my mind time and time again. The letter I received from someone I constantly was trying to please still echoes in my head “Look what you’ve become! I never expected this from you”

 

Even though I was brought up in the church, in a Lutheran home, I have had a very hard time walking in the FREEDOM God offers me - freedom from my past. It’s like I can’t let go of condemning words even though I know in my mind that God has pronounced me “NOT GUILTY” because He paid the price for my sin. He needs to continually remind me of the story in the Bible of the prostitute that was brought before Jesus. (See John 8:6-11). Just as Jesus did not condemn her, He doesn't condemn me. I need to keep remembering that when I confessed my sin, He was faithful and just and forgave it and cleansed me from all unrighteousness, as it says in I John 1:9

 

It makes me sad that there is so much judgment in the church, among believers. How can we point people to Christ if we are so judgmental?

 

I read in the book "God will make a Way" that it would be good to share my feelings with people with whom I feel safe, but there is nobody... not in my family, not in the church. Not anywhere! Anytime I open up to anyone about anything, I feel condemned as if my sin was greater than anybody else's, when in fact in God's eyes all sins are equal. We have all sinned and are in need of God's forgiveness. I have now built up walls of safety around me. 

 

I am grateful though that I've experienced what I have because it has opened my eyes to the pride and arrogance in so-called Christians, people who go to church every Sunday and feel like "good people" because they do this. I do not want to be this way... I want God's love to shine through me, projecting to others that God loves them and forgives them, just as He has forgiven me. My ministry in this world is far greater than I can imagine, I do believe.... Reaching others, online and offline, sharing my story and reflecting God's love to those who feel unlovable and live in a prison of guilt day after day is what God has anointed me to do. 

 

I will be eternally grateful for God's forgiveness in my life. I pray that He will continue to remind me that He does not condemn me. And beyond that... that I can wake up one day and walk in freedom from the past, knowing God has forgiven me and does not condemn me, regardless of the opinion of others. I cannot continue to rehearse the lies that keep echoing in my head! I need to stay connected to God and bringing to mind what GOD thinks about me: That I'm loved, forgiven, and accepted. My past simply reminds me that I need God's grace to keep me from leading a sinful life, from keeping me from falling into temptation. He has chosen to make me a great leader one day and I need to just be humbled by that acknowledgment and allow Him to continue to refine me like gold and remind me that He loves me, accepts me and forgives me. 

 

May you also remember, daily, that God loves, accepts and forgives YOU, no matter what you have done or have failed to do in the past. 

 

 

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Today | 18:40

You’re welcome! Thank you for checking out the post. May God bless you. Are you a leader waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled in your life?

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04.06 | 22:42

Thanks!
This is so true.
I like so much.

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03.05 | 11:38

Yes, He sure did. 😘

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02.05 | 15:33

This is very true. Christ came to give us life and life more abundantly.

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