Worry No More! – Use This 3D Strategy to Grasp Worry War Victory!



 

You deserve to live your life, and live it in JOY & PEACE! Find out, in (Pod)Casting Potential – Episode 29, ways that can begin to help you overcome…

  • Worry about your marriage or significant other
  • Distress regarding that job that tends to trigger so much stress
  • Concern that doesn’t want to let up when it comes to your children, health, or any other area of life that can become worrisome.

 

And, after all of that, there’s more for you:

  1. Special Announcement: (Pod)Casting Potential Show Now in Syndication & Available for Subscription!
  2. Get your “3D Strategy to Grasp Worry War Victory WorksheetPLUS TWO Additional Bonus Gifts to embark on your path of unsurpassed peace!
  3. To invoke the Power of Prayer in Unity, please go to my Prayer Request page, and I’ll be happy to stand in agreement with you!

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International, Inc.

(Pod)Casting Potential – Find Your Flawsomeness – Part 1 of 4 of Dare to Don Your Different!

 

 



 

 

In this first segment of Dare to Don Your Different – 4 Part Series, episode 20 of (Pod)Casting Potential, I talk about seeing some things that makes you different from others, even if they are flaws, as an Awesome thing, from a God point of view! You will hear…

  • Why what makes you different “up’s” your value
  • How it stretches you beyond what you currently limit yourself to
  • What enables you to facilitate significant shifts in the environments around you

 

 

And, after all of that, there’s more for you:

  1. Special Announcement: (Pod)Casting Potential Show Now in Syndication & Available for Subscription!
  2. Have question(s) regarding topics discussed in this episode? You’re welcome to Ask Coach LuKeisha!
  3. Claim your Complementary One to One coaching consultation!
  4. To invoke the Power of Prayer in Unity, please go to my Prayer Request page, and I’ll be happy to stand in agreement with you!
  5. Full story about Mr. Joe Frappolli:

    Frappolli, C. (n.d.). The Abilities of People with Disabilities. Retrieved October 30, 2017, from https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/news/insights/cfrappolli-the-abilities-of-people-with-disabilities.htm

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!

(Pod)Casting Potential – Want To Know 3 Significant Keys To Happiness?

 

 



 

 

Listen to episode 19 to hear a blessed special announcement, and discover 3 keys to happiness, unlocking your ability to:

  • Joyfully take on responsibility without fear
  • Contribute healthfully to relationships
  • Embrace peace and take on the waking day confidently and boldly

 

And, after all of that, there’s more for you:

  1. Special Announcement: (Pod)Casting Potential Show Now in Syndication & Available for Subscription!
  2. Have question(s) regarding topics discussed in this episode? You’re welcome to Ask Coach LuKeisha!
  3. Claim your Complementary One to One coaching consultation!
  4. To invoke the Power of Prayer in Unity, please go to my Prayer Request page, and I’ll be happy to stand in agreement with you!

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!

(Pod)Casting Potential: 2 Things to Stop So You Can Rise to Royalty

 



 

 

This all new episode 18 of (Pod)Casting Potential, understand more about how to follow an upward trajectory into occupying your rightful places in a:

  • Position of Respect
  • Position of Great Importance
  • Position of Nobility

 

And, after all of that, there’s more for you:

  1. Have question(s) regarding topics discussed in this episode? You’re welcome to Ask Coach LuKeisha!
  2. Claim your Complementary One to One coaching consultation!
  3. To invoke the Power of Prayer in Unity, please go to my Prayer Request page, and I’ll be happy to stand in agreement with you!

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!

Try Just 4 Things, Consistently, When It Feels Like God’s Not Hearing You

 

Through the storms of life.
Through the winds and rains.
Through the confusion and strife.
Through the floods of pain.
Through the stripping away of all that you knew.
You’re left wondering what to do.
It almost feels like it’s more than you can bear.
But know it’s not, because despite, what it looks like,
God is still there.

 

Like David in Psalms 22:1, you wonder “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?” But, I want to encourage you, that despite the chaotic sounds of the happenings around you that can make it quite difficult to hear that still small voice which indicates the presence of The Lord, He is still there. Whether it was a literal storm, the whirlwind battle with illness, a bitter cold fall out with a partner or family member, God is there. According to Psalm 139:7,9 MSG “Is there any place I can go to avoid Your Spirit? to be out of Your sight? If I climb to the sky, You’re there! If I go underground, You’re there!” Beloved, there’s no getting away from Him! You are not alone! God is there!

Yes, you’re tired. Tired of feeling abandoned. Tired of feeling too helpless to do what needs to be done. Tired of being misunderstood. This, however, is the very time to forget and forgive the people who disappointed you, never give up on life, but instead look up to God. So, I’d like to offer you a few tips on looking up to God, a little differently than how you may have been doing so up to now. You may have been crying out to Him, and not hearing Him, but here’s the thing… you haven’t been able to hear Him through the screams of fear, nor see Him through the streams of tears. Yet, God is there. And, once you receive His peace that only He can give, quieting the storms within you, He will L.I.F.T. you up. The first thing you can do is allow yourself to…

Let it All Out

Yes, He already knows everything about you, how you feel, what you think, and the words you will say before they cross your lips. Regardless of Him knowing everything, just let it out. Know that because He knows everything that He already has the comfort, healing, strategies, and solutions you need in your situation. All of the things that He will reveal to you in due time. Express your hurt & pain, the raw vulnerable sensitivities of your heart. Respectfully let Him know what you’re feeling. Tell Him why you think you feel it. Ask Him for what you think you need. Let the pressure that’s building within you out in that safe place with just you and Him. He wants to hear you, so God is there. And, then you’ll be relieved to rest quietly in His presence as you…

Invite Him Near

James 4:8 says, “Come close to God, and God will come close to you…” Beloved, it’s ok to admit to God that you need Him. There’s nothing wrong with asking Him to come near, not just to solve your situation, but to help you to feel His presence. Now, you may be wondering that if He’s really already there, why do you have to ask Him to come near? Because God is like a watchful parent, who watches their children when they aren’t even noticing. The children are off doing their own thing, and have yet to take a break to talk to The Father. Sometimes we can look and see that our parent is at the window looking out at us, but we are either too far or too distracted by the noise of what we are immersed in, to hear what the parent has to say. Drawing closer to Him will help you to experience God’s presence that you know is there, but can’t seem to currently feel.

A time may come when you have no idea what to say to “let it all out.” That’s ok too. For Romans 8:26,27 reminds us that “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” This is a blessed benefit of being in the presence of God. That even when you have no idea what to say, maybe you have no idea why you feel the way you do, the Holy Spirit can stand in the gap for you until you reach a new level of clarity in your heart. He will give you strength and strategy; restoration and resolution; and empowerment for endurance. Ask Him to let you experience His presence, since God is there. It also helps to bless The Lord at all times, including the tough ones, when you…

Fascinate in His Glory

Circumstances good and bad, come and go. They change with the shifting winds. They are up and then down. They are stable and then chaotic. God, on the other hand, is a steady Rock. James 1:17 tells us that “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.” The presence of God is a gift that embodies gifts! And, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. What this means is that despite the bitterness of our experiences, it’s possible to still praise the sweetness of The Lord; acknowledging Him for who He is, what He’s done, and what He can do. Because what you go through doesn’t and can’t change how wonderful and awesome the keeper of our souls truly is. Seeds are planted to reap a harvest of joy when you proclaim His name to others, but this is also so when no one else is around to give you renown. Thank Him for being with you, because God is there. Because when you truly worship The Lord, it’s never in what have you done for me lately, but it’s simply trusting in Him with sincere acts to…

Trace His Goodness

There’s a popular phrase that says “Trust God when you can’t trace Him.” I would like to give you a shift in perspective, however, that will help you to always trace Him. To trace someone is, not just to follow where they are going, but to also see where they have been. Beloved, God has left an impeccably impressive trail of His good works that He’s done for others! Many in His Word, The Bible, but also in the testimonies of some others around you. Many will be in the past. Some may be recent things God’s doing for others. They can remind you of how good and faithful God is, and not just for them, but for you too! Remember His faithfulness, because God is there.

 

Whatever it is you are going through. Whatever has you feeling let down. God can L.I.F.T. you up. Let it all out, bearing your heart to Him. Invite Him near and His presence will calm your fears, and incrementally turn your sorrows into Joyful tears. Fascinate in His Glory with praise and worship, because God is good all the time and all the time God is good. And, you will see this as you continually Trace His Goodness. The more you do this, beloved, the more you’ll begin to recognize and experience His hand of favor upon your life, even during trials. The more you will trust Him. The more you will realize that He is true and faithful to His Word where He says in Hebrews 13:5, “…Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Then you will be able to say, as stated in Hebrews 13:6 “…with confidence, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid…” Because, you are not alone, beloved! God is there!

 

May The Father, who loves you more than you can ever imagine, help you to sense His love that is so high and so wide around you. May you embrace within your heart that His love is a love that “… neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate [you] from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38,39) I pray that The Lord gives you His peace that surpasses all understanding, and will guard your heart and mind in Jesus so that you will gain and maintain a mind and heart of Christ no matter the happenings around you, helping you to overcome every challenge in your path. May He LIFT you up in the lightness of His Spirit, inspiring you to say on each new day in which His mercies are new, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…” (Psalm 23:6)

In Jesus Name. Amen.

 

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!

(Pod)Casting Potential: 4 Practical Tools You Don’t Know You Have or Forget to Use – 4 Part Series

 






 

 

In episodes 14-17 of (Pod)Casting Potential, discover how you’re equipped RIGHT NOW to:

  • Be Victorious in the Good Fight of Faith
  • Live in Audacious Authority
  • Take Back Your Territory
  • Walk in True Freedom

 

And, after all of that, there’s more for you:

  1. Have question(s) regarding topics discussed in this episode? You’re welcome to Ask Coach LuKeisha!
  2. Claim your Complementary One to One coaching consultation!
  3. To invoke the Power of Prayer in Unity, please go to my Prayer Request page, and I’ll be happy to stand in agreement with you!
  4. Article to read more about the Study Finds Solar System’s Water Is Older Than the Sun

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!

How to Know When to Let Go

A pursuit at holding onto something or someone you’re afraid of losing. Endeavors to attempt to regain something or someone you’ve lost. Efforts at trying to obtain something or someone you’ve never had but desire. These are all areas wherein the question that arises, after a long quest of trying, is: when is it time to let go? This may sound a little pessimistic to some, but one thing I hope you’ll appreciate is that God loves you too much to leave you on what may be a dead end road. So, hang in here with me the rest of the way, and may God open the eyes of your heart to be enlightened by His illumination of the blessings He has stored up for you. As hard as it is to let something or someone go, when it comes to what God has waiting to give you, once your hands are free, and though you may not be able to fathom it now, it will result in being the greatest thing you’ve ever done.

It can be common to feel overwhelmed, desperate, anxious, and irritable because what you’ve longed for seems like it will never happen. It can zap your energy, enthusiasm, and self-esteem, making you want to throw in the towel on everything. But, I want to let you know that two things you should never give up on are LIFE and GOD! Despite what may not be working for you, God has something greater for you ahead both right here in the land of the living and for eternal life beyond.

We know that with God all things are possible, right? So, why even consider when it’s time to let something or someone go? Because, unfortunately in the realities of life filled with the invigorating and the disappointing, it is possible to have faith for the wrong things. Unfortunately, when this happens, and faith seems not to work like a person thinks it should, I’ve seen them give up on God. This is a tragedy, when it really wasn’t anything wrong with God, who He is and how He works. It’s simply a misunderstanding of who and how He operates in our lives.

It’s helpful to begin with knowing that God is a God of progress and of growth. He is a God that provides increase. What this means is that because we are created in His image and likeness, we too, are beings whose lives undergo a growth process for progress towards all we’re created to be. Every butterfly had to once let go of its caterpillar stage to increase its ability of movement with flight. The dragon fly lets go of what’s not working for him anymore by positively responding to the pressures of a shell that’s too small by breaking through it to free his increase. No, these transitions of letting go aren’t easy. Have you ever really looked into the process of a butterfly’s metamorphosis? Before it has any view of how its future will be, within the cocoon its essence is broken down into liquids to begin the process of becoming that butterfly. Yes, it’s painful to feel like letting go will break you down. But, it’s taking you towards an authentic essence of who you are, making and molding you, to prepare you for the beautiful outcome that’s in front of you! Beloved, whatever it is you’re holding onto, it may be a shell that’s too small. It may be a stage & season of your life that’s beneath the level you are suppose to be soaring at… if only you will let go.

Now, I’m intentionally saying, “it may be…”, so how do you truly know if it is time to let go? You can begin by checking to see if you and God are on the same page.

Match of Wills Prevents Stand Stills

First & foremost, like a child wanting a cigarette verse a frozen yogurt popsicle, what you desire to achieve and receive is affected by if it is in the Will of God for you. This is not to say that what is in the Will of God will be easy to obtain or maintain. As a matter of fact, that is so far from the truth because the enemy will oppose almost every move you make, attempting to block you from doing what God destined you to do. There’s a way, however, to determine whether or not what comes against you is God saying no. Or, if He’s saying yes and it’s the enemy trying to block you.

If somehow you ended up outside of The Father’s desires for you, you’ll notice He’s lovingly corrective. In addition to that correction, you will look back in hindsight, seeing that He has already previously given you several warnings before hand by informing you with needed knowledge to enable you to make the wisest decisions. In these cases, in which you are chasing what is not in God’s Will for you, you’ll find yourself noticing and accurately saying more often than not; “It’s not working.” In sincerely seeking His heart’s desire for you, if you’re noticing these things: Let Go. He has something better for you!

In contrast, when you’re faithfully following God’s design, the enemy uses things like slander, deceit, gossip, and manipulative trickery to hold you back from what you are pursuing. If you find this is the case, remember God is Sovereign and all powerful and never needs to fight dirty to get you to do what He wants you to do! So, HOLD ON TIGHT, IN FAITH! Whatever it is for you, that God wants you to do, DO NOT DROP THIS! The Lord is truthful. He will not tell you something then change His mind. And, as does a proud parent, He will often confirm the good steps you take in pursuing your endeavors.

Right Means to an End, End Rightly

Since He is a God of Righteousness, He will not approve of steps taken in deceit or underhandedness. As you walk with Him according to His leading, you will receive Divine assistance, from God and the Angels that do His bidding. In other words, He will guide you towards taking righteous actions towards what you are pursuing. And, He will keep you safe from harm, comfort you, and encourage you when the challenges from the enemy seem insurmountable. If you are considering or actually pursuing something using means that are against the Will of God, that opportunity is not for you: Let go.

Reasons Affects Seasons

Your “Why” is BIG! Intentions are important to God. Your right motives, motivates God. Your heartfelt desire to help others. Your sincerity that if the person had none of that external stuff, you’d still love, protect, & care for them because of the goodness within them. Intentions, that clearly say, “God, this for Your Glory and not mine.” These types of respectable motives will move God to begin to move His Hand of Favor over your situations, moving out the dividing tactics of the enemy.

James 4:3 tells us that when we ask God for something, there are times, “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” At times one’s personal desire is to be seen in a good light, to look good. To be perceived as prestigious, monetarily blessed, successful, or well liked. Sometimes, it’s to appease desires of what a parent wants for you instead of what God wants for you. God gave you a creative talent that spurs you to want to be a film producer, but they insisted you go to medical school and become a doctor. Or, you’re pursuing a relationship, not because a genuine love and appreciation exists for the nature of the person’s heart, but the money they may make, the recognition they achieve, or the connects they have could boost your status. Thus, the struggles and obstacles mount. In these cases, your motives calls for a personal reflection with God so you can begin to see yourself as He sees you, which is you’re; significant, talented, and complete in Him, therefore you need not seek it anywhere else but on the inside of you! So, Let go.

Non-Stop Rise to the Top

At times, in pursuit of things, we can make mistakes, and end up in very unsavory situations. Possibly, you had right intentions to enter into a partnership, but later realized it was a mistake. Maybe, an unfortunate occurrence happened because you forgot to consult with someone on your team or seek God’s thoughts on the situation, and you or others took actions, that produced undesirable results, without pertinent information. Or, you’ve survived the worst of a personal romantic encounter, but now know it was never supposed to be. Regardless of how the mishap happened, all is not lost. We serve a merciful God who can, and is faithful to, work good out of your mistakes! There only needs to be a willingness to let Him help you. Secondly, all the regret, guilt, or shame, only holds you back, and has no place once you give Him your ashes to allow Him to turn them into a crown of beauty, so hand them over to Him: Let go.

What I’m about to refer to next, I’m sure you have heard several times; let go of past hurts. There is never a good reason to hold on to them. As a matter of fact, the plans of God for your life, once you focus on them can help you to move forward in saying as Paul did in Philippians 3:13, “…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead”. It’s easier said than done, as you still holding onto that anger towards those involved, and feel like your life will never recover. But that’s a lie from the pit! Let me tell you, beloved, thinking like that drains power from you and puts it right into the hands of the enemy. Understand, that when you yield to God, allowing Him to lead you, to heal you, to redeem you, no disappointments, no let downs, no mistakes can stop you or hold you down. You can still rise above the storm clouds that put a dreary overcast of your life in your eyes. Put down the desire to ruin someone else’s life because you think they ruined yours. Because that kind of pursuit is what would actually ruin your life. Trust that anything you’ve lost, God never made it a significant part of your future. It was in your life for a reason for a season. Then, you’ll begin to notice a relief come upon you as you: Let go and move forward.

Maybe this has helped you to confirm that you’re right on point, to hold on to all that is right for you. And, that is certainly my prayer for you. But, if you realize that you’re holding a part of your life in a cage, Let Go. Because you deserve the hopeful future that’s Divinely stored up waiting for you. You can start to align your will with Gods, letting go of anything opposite. Ensure the ways you achieve your desires have respectable means to an end, releasing methods that are actually holding you back. Secure your future with motives that motivates God to release blessings into your life, letting go of any that blocks blessings. And, remember when including God in your life, no matter what’s happened before, you can still ride with Him non-stop to the top, letting go of the past.

To evaluate a bit deeper, when you have more time to contemplate, here’s something to help you determine what or who you may need to Let Go. All questions may not apply to you, but the one or more that may, can begin to produce great breakthroughs for you!

  1. How does the endeavor or person you’re pursuing, or attempting to keep, fit into God’s Will for you?
  2. What are your motives for pursuing that goal or that person? Why do you want it/him/her?
  3. In your actions taken to achieve your desired outcome, how has each action encouraged, enhanced, nourished, and protected others involved?
  4. Without wishing for the restoration of what was good before the mistake or disappointment happened, how would you like to see your life improve from this point forward?

As you begin to prayerfully do this, being transparently honest with yourself and God, and Let Go of all that is unnecessary, I’m believing your latter days will be greater than your former!

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!

Living In Fear? Learn How To Turn It & Get Fear Working For You!

Normally, when my beloved readers begin to read my blogs, I don’t want you to stop! But, today, I’d like you to pause for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to locate a sheet of paper and a pen. Then come back and finish reading the rest of this article. What you’ll be guided to do will begin to get fear working for you!

Consider your age and stage of life at this moment. Is there something you wish you had of done before now? Maybe it’s to go on that trip to a wildlife safari in South Africa. It could be taking some skill strengthening classes. Or, you’d like to present an unprecedented idea at work, but aren’t sure how your colleagues would react to it. We, as humans, have so many fears. Research shows fears of things like crossing over bridges, flying, and social phobias, preventing doing things in front of or around people, are just a few listed in the top three categories. Fears such as these can make quite an impact upon your life. I certainly know it did for me, before I recommitted my life to Christ. Having once been too afraid to travel alone for much of my life, there are many places I’m just now starting to set my feet upon since being emboldened in The Lord. This fear is, unfortunately, not a positive one.

The side of fear just described is not the kind you were created to live by. It was not placed in your life by God, according to 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Which is the very reason it’s not helpful to you. There’s, however, a flip side of fear. That’s a fear that represents reverence, awe, and respect. Therefore, as long at you use the inherited power, love, & Mind of Christ to turn what, you thought or, was meant for your evil around for the good, it can cause your life to grow and flourish like you’ve never seen before! How can you recognize the difference between the Fear of God and the spirit of fear? Well…

Fear of God Fills You & The Spirit of Fear Empties You
Whatever years the locust and cankerworms ate up in your past that emptied you of your courage, surety, and wholeness will be restored! Proverbs 14:26 tells us that “In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence…” In honoring God in His ways, you will begin to see that He is a faithful God in whom you can trust. John 7:17 Jesus says, “If any man will do His [God’s] will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself.” In other words, God will show Himself to be True as you respect His will and His ways. Learning how to trust and lean on God fills you with dignity and integrity that the spirit of fear can rob you of, leaving you empty, due to trying to do things in your own power.

With the Fear of God, your health is preserved eliminating all the side affects of worry concern and anxiety about things that may or may not happen. And so, you are filled with long life “The fear of the LORD prolongs life…” per Proverbs 10:27. You can rest in The Lord, giving your heart a chance to be freed from being troubled.

Instead of allowing fear to empty you of the chance to step up when called up at the job, Fear of God will fill you with boldness! Psalm 138:3 says, “When I called, you answered me. You made me bold by strengthening my soul.” The spirit of fear will empty you of that chance if you shrink back thinking you’re not ready. So, step forth and trust that God will provide the difference, if any is needed. He did this with Moses in Exodus 4:1-3. Moses didn’t feel adequate to go forth and do what God had prepared him to do for the many years before that. The Lord essentially told him to use what he had in his hand, his staff that would be endowed with God’s power. In awe of God’s awesomeness, Moses began, and now you can too, to see that the…

Fear of God Shifts You Toward Reward & The Spirit of Fear Holds You Back in Regret
Too often the spirit of fear of people, being too concerned about what they may think say or do, as Proverbs 29:25 states, “Fearing people is a dangerous trap…” All too often though, this kind of fear is given to the wrong people, when it’s first and foremost to be given to God. Caring more about what others think or want from you more than what God thinks or want from you can cause you to get stuck, never moving forward. Fear of your own perceived inadequacies, using your own methods and confines of protection and provision in desperation, causing you to regret taking action that never should’ve been taken. Either because you lose trust of others, and/or your own, abilities and decisions. Psalm 112:1 says, “Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments.” Take Moses as a perfect model to illustrate this point, who was shifted toward the reward of leading others to freedom from bondage in doing something he had never done before. Another is Abraham who was shifted towards the reward of prosperity in accepting The Lord’s command to go to an unknown land. Beloved, what are the rewards you could be forfeiting because you too are afraid to embark upon doing things you’ve never done or going places you’ve never been? To revisit my traveling experience mentioned above, I lived in my birth state for, thus far, 75% of my lifetime, but learned and experienced more in the last three and a half years of having lived in two different states other than my birth state, as well as traveled to several additional locations. These experiences in having Fear of The Lord shifts you towards the reward of knowledge and wisdom, just as said it would in Proverbs  1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…” and in Proverbs 9:10 that says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…”

Seeing the difference between the Fear of God and the spirit of fear, it’s clear you’ve been held back too long! The shift towards reward is calling you to journey outside of the boundaries of your current situation! To begin to turn it and get fear to work for you, write down the following, and act boldly on the results of these considerations:

  1. What do you wish you could do, or have regretted not doing, because the spirit of fear has held you back?
  2. Taking a look at what you fear from a God perspective, what significance level rating can you assign it from a scale from 0 to 5? (0 meaning it’s very insignificant to 5 indicating it’s extremely significant) This helps you to be able to see some beauty in the midst of the battle of fears. For often, a limited human perspective limits the human. God’s perspective widens yours in that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways are higher than our ways. Thus, as you begin to reverentially fear The Lord by seeking to know what He may be doing in or through you in certain situations, the fear of other things will begin to weaken & dissipate.
  3. How would your satisfaction with life increase if you faced the spirit of fear with the Fear of God, knowing God has your back?

 

I would love to see you share your discoveries below, if feel comfortable!  And, as always I welcome you to contact me if you’d like to explore your findings on a deeper more detailed level.

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!

Bring Your God-Given Dreams to Pass Despite Opposition

keep my dreamAs one facing similar experiences as you, when it comes to opposition, I was reminded just recently that opposition is not a time to be sad. It’s not a time to give up. Nor, does it indicate that God has changed His mind about what He has told you to do or what He has created you to do. Everything you do for God will draw all kinds of antagonisms, resistance, and opposition. Some, surprisingly from many whom you would have never expected them to come from. And, at times, you probably wonder, what do I do when I feel like I can’t win?  What do I do when I feel like the enemy keeps saying to me “I’m going to stop your dream… from. ever. coming. true.”?

  • First, remember the devil is a liar! And, be encouraged to live out your Divine right to Dream BIG, Think BIG, Believe BIG, AND… Win BIG because you serve a BIG God who never asks you to do anything for Him that you could do without Him. So, He doesn’t expect you to do it without His help. Like He did with Balaam, He will cause your enemies to Bless you instead of curse you!
  • Second, stay connected to the only connection you need foundationally, “God” Himself! When Nehemiah took on the challenge of rebuilding what the enemy had destroyed, people in high places attempted to stand in his way. What did he do? He did not give up. He did not hide. He did not hesitate. He PRAYED! And, as he moved forward, he trusted The Lord to remove any opposition, and implemented the steps in bringing the dream God had given him to pass.  Brother/Sister in Christ, we must stay prayed up! Prayer is the connection to the power you need to overcome the world as Jesus overcame the world.
  • Third, wear the Full Armor of God that you’ve been given as you use the weapons that are not carnal to do your part. And, then rest in God by letting Him do the rest.  You can start with the prayer below that wields the Sword of the Spirit:

“Lord, I can’t stop opposition from succeeding against me, without Your help. I will continue to stand strong in faith, covered by the Blood of Jesus & wearing the full Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20). I will continue to use the mighty weapons that are not carnal (2 Corinthians 10:4,5) that You’ve given me & leave the rest of what I cannot do up to You; for You, Oh God are Faithful to do it.

I decree & declare no weapon formed against me shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).  And, as the enemy, his demons, & his workers of iniquity set traps for me, I decree & declare, they will fall into their own snares themselves. Nothing can thwart the plans of God. (Job 42:2)

Father God, no matter what comes against me, enable me to let love and faithfulness never leave me. May I wear them proudly as a necklace, and have them effectively ingrained in my heart. Provide me Your increased power & favor with both You & people. (Proverbs 3:3,4) Cause me to triumph over every Tobiah & Sanballat spirit (Nehemiah 4:1-8).  Make every Balaam spirit bless me (Numbers chapters 22-24).  And, cause every Judas spirit to hang itself in the spirit (Matthew 27:1-5); only the spirit, Lord, not the people, for I seek people’s deliverance not their demise.

Lord, only You see & know the hearts of people, unless they are truly & permanently repentant with contrite hearts, lift up all that covers wicked acts, expose to the world the ugly truth of who they, those who have rejected You, Jesus, truly are and have been all along, so that no Child of God shall be oppressed, suppressed, deceived, or manipulated.  And, tho I pray every plan, assignment, & task of the enemy fails, cause anything You choose to allow to expediently propel me, ready, willing, & powerfully able, into my God-given dreams of promises, destiny, & purpose.

In Jesus Name.  Amen.”

Keep praying, Child of God! (P)ray (U)ntil (S)omething (H)appens… PUSH through that opposition because God has given you all you need to breakthrough it with Grace! And, soon you’ll see the days when your God-given dreams of promises begin to collide with reality!

 

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove you with the Love of God!

Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!

Post Election – Soothing for Sorrowful Souls

american-flag-faces436x245In the aftermath of our nation’s 2016 presidential election night and intertwined through the shouts of chanting cheers “let’s make America great again”, there are murmurs in the hearts of people saying, “what’s going to happen to America? What’s going to happen to us?”  These are questions many are asking, not only in the boundaries of our nation’s boarders, but also abroad. Some are in distress for feeling embarrassed that this choice was made by the American people. Disheartened and disenchanted from the illusion that has been blown away by the harsh winds of the campaign revealing the hidden sores of bigotry, hatred, division, and disrespect, it’s important and soothing to the sorrowful soul to understand that there is still hope.

In spite of truth revealed, we must not let our hearts trouble us.  Proverbs 29:25 states “fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” So, don’t go into self imposed exile into other countries, running away from what looks to be the worse outcome.  Let’s not deny the power of God that can exponentially strengthen us to do what we can, within our reach as citizens in our political system and in our daily lives. Let’s not forget to do what’s in His will to exemplify the love He represents to fight the spread of fury that threatens to rise. Let’s not live in apprehension about things we cannot control. For even in the event of the nations conspiring, raging, and plotting, they do so in vain as we look to God, who is enthroned on high. Even in the instance of nation rising against nation, we will prevail!

What it looks like is not what it is. God is up to something that will work together for the good, even when it seems the unthinkable has happened. Order, governmental guidance, and appropriate submission to authority is needed. We, as a people, however, have a voice in what our nation’s leaders do, and as a people of God, must keep the One who is Alpha and the Omega, first in all we do, letting Him have the last say in situations where we are unable to do anything. For, as stated in Psalm 33:12; “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.” God is a God of unity. He will not stand for division.

In 1 Corinthians 3, we see how God addresses through the Apostle Paul how the fights due to preferring one leader of the church over others was causing division amongst the people. To keep the story short, they were being told that each leader has their purpose, and though some are artificial and superficial and cause division within the church, there will be fitting consequences.  And, ultimately, it is God who causes increase in areas of growth in the church.  Though many think that the church is limited to buildings, the church actually is the people who make up the Body of Christ within the nations. Whether we all go to one church building or several around the world, we are “one united” in the Body of Christ. Trust that due to it being God’s Will for us all to be one in unity, He will protect us from worsened incarceration, forms of segregation, heartless deportation, civil & national confrontation, and other deeds that disrupts the togetherness of us as a people; a people in which God shows no favoritism because He loves us all.

So, concern yourself not to the point of distress and restlessness about the leader we should have had and the leader we now have.  For, in the beginning, there was darkness.  In the beginning, there was only deep waters. Yet, in the beginning our Creator spoke forth light and land.  When He speaks, He makes things happen. Thus, He can even overturn plans and decisions of nations. The Lord can reverse any curse. Therefore, take heart, Child of God. You are chosen. Let Christ remain in you, you in Him, allowing His peace to reign. His Word will not return void, as in Psalm 33:18,20; “The Lord watches over His followers… He helps us and protects us.”  Regardless of whose hands America seems to be in, you are still in God’s Good Hands.  You are covered.

 

 

Lukeisha CarrLove you with the Love of The Lord!

Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC

Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!