Perhaps, They’re Not Out Of Your League – (Pod) Casting Potential – Episode 28



 

In (Pod)Casting Potential – Episode 28, It’s Your Time to discover…

  • Why some may not be out of your league after all
  • What it takes to determine who and what is the best fit for you
  • How some differences, originally thought a problem, may be purposed for destiny

 

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

  1. Special Announcement: (Pod)Casting Potential Show Now in Syndication & Available for Subscription!
  2. The Prayer That Can Change Your Life
  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

Battling Bullying Like a King

“Hey! Didn’t you wear that shirt the day before yesterday?!” Shortly thereafter, were snickers and laughter at what my more popular classmate taunted me about.  If I remember correctly, I was about 10 years old, living with my grandmother who was raising me alone, on a retail store sales clerk’s salary, after my grandfather passed away many years before. She was able to afford my school clothes with her employee’s discount, but with needing to maintain ownership of a two-story single family home, purchase food for us, among other things, she did the best she could to stretch my limited wardrobe by having me wear my outfits twice a week.  Though mixed and matched between those days, my classmate seemed to notice.  Stunned a bit by what she teased me about, I simply didn’t respond to her question, and continued on about my way.

Some of my experiences with teasing and taunting during my school years were quite normal compared to what some others experience when it comes to bullying. Looking at some stories today, if it weren’t for my faith that God is bigger than any bully our children will ever face, it could render an apprehension to allow them to attend school at all. Many want to end bullying, and that’s a proper and admirable thing to do.  I’d like to take a moment to say, however, that though all things are possible with God, and though we can improve upon reducing its frequency, until the New Heavens and the New Earth come forth, that’s highly unlikely.  I touch upon why a little later. Thus, I think it’s more important to focus on teaching our little ones to handle bullying appropriately when they see or experience it. And, there are a couple of Kings we can glean a little from, regarding dealing with intimidating confrontation, amicably: King David and none other than Jesus, the King of Kings.   

The first thing we can pick up after King David, when he stood under the looming Goliath is, that Bigger Isn’t Always Better. It doesn’t matter how wealthy anyone is or how important one seems, how old they are, how smart they may be, nor how big they are in stature. What we see from young David is that when your child learns to understand themselves, including their values, in light of how God equipped them, they’re able to address certain situations in the ways most fitting to them and the situation at hand, no matter how large the opposition seems. What matters is them knowing the power within them, and understanding how to translate that into what they have in hand at that moment. Take for example, how many young people today have taken on the gigantic challenge of bringing forth better gun control. Certainly, the government, the adults that run it, and the laws the adults put in place are a Goliath to these children. But, what they have in hand is their ability to speak up for their rights for safety without backing down.

Next, Young David decided to Take a Grand Stand. One thing that allows bullies to continue to do what they do is no one standing up to them. David saw this older person, seemingly more equipped, towering feet above his own yet to mature stature, but he offered to stand up to Goliath’s taunting. And, this wasn’t even David’s battle! He decided to stand up for others who were being bullied.  A sure way we and our children can be emboldened to stand up to giants, when needed like David did, is to consistently kneel before God.  Expectedly, your child may think of standing up for themselves, and much more for others, as frightening, but David knew two things: the right thing to do was to stand up for others and he knew that God was with him; for, God will never ask us to do anything that He won’t help us to do in the most fitting ways. 

Third, it’s important for your child to just be themselves, as the Best Fit Is the Skin They’re In!  It’s all too easy to fight back with the same type of arsenal of those doing the goading.  David tried on armor that wasn’t fit for him, and took it off, deciding to be himself.  This can be difficult sometimes, because what’s said directly to your child, or about them to others, can be extremely hurtful, and they may want to retaliate with something equally hurtful.  Yet, when they believe of themselves, as David believed of himself to be God’s Masterpiece in Psalm 139:13-14, where he said to The Lord; “You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.”, what others say to, or about, them won’t sting to the point of making them reach for things that don’t fit who they truly are to get through tough encounters. For, winning a battle with a bully isn’t based solely on stopping or disproving what that bully says, but more about what your child truly believes about themselves.

Earlier, I mentioned that we may be able to reduce bullying but never really rid this world of it. Why is that so?  Mainly, because Bullies Grow Up Too.  As we see, with David and Goliath, Goliath was an adult.  Unfortunately, not every child that was a bully on the playground, grows out of that role before entering a boardroom, and sometimes your adult child’s living room, depending on who your child allows into their close circle.  So, this is a great reason to teach your young child, now, how to overcome antics of those who need to invoke excessive control.

Lastly, to lessen chances of your child’s heart developing hard feelings, which can, in some cases, cause them to become bullies too, is to encourage them that Compassion Opens Way to Freedom. It’s Jesus, the King of Kings who exemplified this best when after all the hurtful things that others did and said to Him, He found it in His heart to ask The Father, to forgive them because they know not what they do. What exactly does that mean for your child? Well… most times bullies need help too, and bullying is the only way they know how to handle their fear, or their anger at what might be happening to them at school or at home. It may be the only way they know how to feel safe, or how to become or remain popular. In Jesus’ words, they know not what they do in terms of how to achieve inner courage, resolve inner or external conflicts, or how to feel confident. So, they do them in detrimental ways. Helping your child to forgive, strengthens his or her resilience by ensuring they remain flexible, never too hardened to allow these experiences to break them.

As a great start, instilling those five things, in your precious little gifts from God, you can cultivate courage, confidence, and compassion that’ll help them to be healthfully prepared for, and proud with, how they can make a difference during these kinds of confrontations; ensuring they get victory, in battles with any bully, like a King!

I invite you to start the Victory Like A King challenge with this question:

~~ Which one will you begin working on with your child, today?

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Lukeisha H. CarrLove You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International, Inc.

Three-In-One Invaluable Truths to Rising Up & Reinventing Yourself – (Pod)Casting Potential – Episode 27



 

Is there something in your life you wish were different? You can’t change the past, but with some BIG help, you can certainly impact your future! In episode 27, find out why you’re…

  • no longer are under the burden of unwanted obligation!
  • free to live a life you never thought, or always wished, you deserved!
  • prepared to envision and manifest a renewed outlook for 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. The Prayer That Can Change Your Life (Mentioned at the end of this episode as Step 1 of 2 steps)
  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

Sweeter Dreams Ahead for DACA Dreamers – God Still Speaks: The Good News on What’s in the News – (Pod)Casting Potential Media Highlight Edition



 

Curious about what’s in store for you, or the DACA Dreamer(s) you know? Then listen to this episode to discover why…

  • Sweeter Dreams are ahead for you
  • Acceptance & Opportunity is your right set by Higher Authority
  • Blessings you have are truly yours

 

Please comment with #GodIsForDreamers! Then, like & share to give hope to the DACA Dreamer(s) you know!

 

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

  1. Special Announcement: (Pod)Casting Potential Show Now in Syndication & Available for Subscription!
  2. 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

Are You Stuck? Set up Champion Swings for Better Choices with These 4 Things! – (Pod)Casting Potential



 

I pray this New Year has gotten off to a great start for you! It’s your time to achieve all of what’s Divinely planted in your heart for this stage in your journey! So, in this First of the year episode [#25] of (Pod)Casting Potential, find out…

  • How to strengthen your techniques to make more sound decisions
  • Why it matters who is at your side when embarking on a choice
  • What the ball in your hand can mean for you to make your best call

 

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!

The Best Solution For a New Walk into a New Life in this New Year! – (Pod)Casting Potential – Episode 24



 

You made it! Now, It’s YOUR Time! Your time for a New Start! In this episode, discover the best way to…

  • Hone in on your purpose
  • Put the past behind & foster restoration
  • Assuredly walk towards prosperity

 


Download your FREE Manifest a New Start Worksheet now!


 

Song mentioned in episode:
~~ Jesus Walks by Kanye West –
itunes.apple.com/us/album/jesus-w…927327?i=5926757

 

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!

7 Tips to Busting Prayer Blockers & Boost Your Blessings

What does your blessings look like to you? Casting that mountain you face out of your way? Commanding the storm around you to quiet down and be still? Does it look similar to finding a coin is a fish’s mouth that’s worth enough to pay your bills? What ever they look like for you, know that you’ve got what it takes to have patience through the mission to work with God to boost your blessings into fruition. It may not resemble a resolution in one fell swoop. Instead, it may be something God does that gets you around your mountain. Maybe He’ll place the peace inside of you while the winds & rains continue. Or, it could be provision via the unconventional while you’re expecting the conventional. In any case, no matter how God answers, He answers prayer. This is something I wish I had known about prayer years ago.

Just about a year before I recommitted my life to Christ, and during a trying occurrence that was happening in my life at the time, I had given up on prayer in that situation. I was frustrated, and had told my aunt who encouraged me to pray, “If God was going to answer, He would have answered by now.” Little did I know that God always answers prayer. He always gives a “Not Now”, a “No’, or a “Yes”, according to your best well-being. And, sometimes He answers at a time in which we think it’s too late, but because of His all knowing Sovereignty, it’s the perfect time. The problem back then was that I didn’t stay with it long enough to hear or recognize the answers He was giving. I also wasn’t aware of the blockers that often come to discourage us from praying, or those that obstruct answers.

Fast forward to the present, several years later, having come closer to God, I often say my greatest regret wasn’t doing it earlier because since I have, I’ve simply been astonished at the Presence and Power of God in my life. Even in recent times, of having a dear family member battle through a hospital/rehab back & forth cycle, totaling 4 straight months away from home, God showed Himself mighty in all His Glory, in addition to other situations, through answered prayer. My uncle is home now, getting stronger and steadily recovering, thankfully for all the prayers that went up on his behalf and opened the windows of Heaven for The Lord’s miracle and healing virtue to flow.

In Luke 18:1,7-8 ERV “…Jesus taught the followers that they should always pray and never lose hope… God’s people shout to Him night and day, and He will always give them what is right. He will not be slow to answer them. I tell you, God will help His people quickly…” But, too often, we get tired, impatient, or think He’s not listening when He truly is hearing what you pray. As a matter of fact, King David, who was a man after God’s own heart, at one time, according to Psalm 10:1, thought God had turned His ear away but David decided to keep praying anyway.  As a result, he got through some of his toughest times, conquering everything he faced!

Beloved of God, if you feel they haven’t manifested yet, I want you to see the blessings you pray for begin to flow for you, too. So, following are seven common hindrances to prayer, and tips you can start consistently applying today that’ll help you to bust away blockers to boost your blessings!



#1 – No Time For Prayer

A very common challenge is finding time for prayer. Life just seems to get in the way. Dedication to endeavors take precedent. Commitments to promises you’ve made take longer than expected. It even seems that no matter how much technological advances are available to help save time, there just no more time!

Blocker Buster Tip: Set Your Mind to Guard Your God Time! 

I’m believing for you that knowing how important prayer is to your body, spirit, and soul, to fostering that inner peace, as well as, manifesting outer benefits in your home, workplace, and other environments, with God’s help you can find some time. The Lord will help you to do anything that is in His Will. And, the bottom line is, He wants to spend time with you. He knows all about you; more about you than even you know about yourself that He wants to enlighten you about. He, also, wants you to get to know Him.

Two things that can put you at ease when trying to carve out and set aside prayer time with The Lord is first to know that you have the right to claim and guard your time diligently and lovingly. In Matthew 14:15, it says of Jesus, “After sending the people away, He went up a mountain to pray by Himself. When evening came, He was there alone.” Sometimes, beloved, you may need to politely let those around you be on their own, as appropriately as possible, so you can retreat to a quiet place to be refreshed replenished and restored during your time with The Lord.

Second, you will still get to your promise, even as you shift some of your time from pursuing your endeavors, to pursuing God. The Father would not allow your time with Him get in the way of you completing the purpose He created you to do. It will actually empower you to do it more efficiently and effectively! We can see an example of this in Joshua 3:9 in which the Children of Israel were in the midst of their journey towards their promised land, yet Joshua instructed them to, “…Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God.” For, listening is an important part of prayer too. It helps you to rest in Him by being still and taking in what God has to say about Himself and any situations you bring to Him in prayer.

#2 – Guilty Feelings

Sometimes it may be a little intimidating to enter into God’s presence when feeling like He may chastise you for something you’ve done, or thinking He doesn’t want to speak to you because of it. Whether the guilt is valid, meaning it is your responsibility to take on as a consequence for something you did wrong, or whether you’re taking on guilt for something that really is not your fault, guilt could be a blocker to wanting to pray, and thus a blocker to blessings.

Blocker Buster Tip: Pray Anyway; the Only Way to Take Guilt Away

Beloved, God has always known that sometimes you’d make mistakes or poor decisions. For that reason, He has made way through Jesus to rectify those deeds. As a matter of fact, Hebrews 10:19-22, says “And so, brothers and sisters, we are completely free to enter the Most Holy Place. We can do this without fear because of the blood sacrifice of Jesus. We enter through a new way that Jesus opened for us. It is a living way that leads through the curtain—Christ’s body. And we have a great priest who rules the house of God. Sprinkled with the blood of Christ, our hearts have been made free from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. So come near to God with a sincere heart, full of confidence because of our faith in Christ.”

This means there’s no need to feel ashamed to approach the throne of grace in your time of need. I talk more at length, in (Pod)Casting Potential’s episode 19, Want to know 3 Keys to Happiness?, about how it doesn’t matter what you’ve done, The Lord still wants you to come nearer Him. Also, touched upon in that episode is what to do with guilt that is not rightfully yours. If you haven’t already, please take some time to listen, to hear what will help you to not only remove the guilty feelings by way of prayer, but also to increase your happiness. To start you off to rid yourself of the guilty feelings that keep you away from prayer, use The Prayer that Can Change Your Life. Beloved, God is always willing to hear your prayer of sincere repentance, and move forward to use you in whatever capacity He’s purposed for you. From there, as you continue in communing with The Lord, you will begin to see great positive changes in your life!

#3 – Fear of Hearing Unpleasant Truths

Fear of hearing conviction of wrong doing, or a Divine request for you to let something go, not always things bad in & of themselves, but sometimes possibly not in God’s Will for you, may have you hesitating to pray.

Blocker Buster Tip: Accept Adaptation to Tough Truths like Taking Needed Medication

Allowing the Truth to help you is not a bad thing at all. Scripture says that God loves you like a loving father who disciplines His children. Hebrews 12:5,6 reminds us stating, “And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, ‘My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as His son.’” I remember one time speaking with a woman who told me that her relationship with her mother was so strained because she held a bit of disappointment that her mother didn’t chastise her more. Apparently, it made her feel like the fact that her mom was so extremely permissive meant that her mother didn’t care about her. My having studied Psychology and understanding various roots behind why some people do what they do, in a situation such as this, the underlying reasons a parent would do such a thing can be so much more involved, and so should not be judged. However, the point is, that God appropriately disciplines, not too harshly, but with mercy and grace. And that is love because God at His core is love. 1 Corinthians 13:6 ESV tells of love, that “it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.” So, He will at times correct you if you are going down a path that is detrimental to the great destiny He has for you. He will also correct your understanding of some things because the enemy is out to confuse and misdirect you with twisted truths, as he did with Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden. Rejoice, beloved! Not in the frequency of having need it done because God would rather you obey more than He needs to discipline. But rejoice in the fact that He loves you enough to do so.

It is part of God’s nature to correct via conviction because He is Righteous. Jesus teaches us about the Holy Spirit in John 16:8,9 saying that; “When He comes, He will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in Me”. This is not to condemn you but to keep you from condemnation because He’s given you and me patient chances to come into His presence as we are, by way of being covered in the righteousness of Christ. Yet, He does not want you to remain as He found you. He wants to heal you, progress you, and take you higher than you’ve ever been. Sometimes that means letting some things go that would otherwise be blockers, weighing you down.

Beloved, even I as one who brings you messages of The Lord, will not cheat you out of opportunities of living a Divinely healthful life by hiding the truth from you. Yes, God wants you to hear what you want to hear. He wants you to hear you are forgiven. He wants you to hear that the windows of Heaven are opening up to pour you out blessings that are pressed down, shaken together, and running over in your lap. He wants you to hear that He loves and accepts you always. AND… AND… AND… He wants you to hear what you “need” to hear to keep you out of traps that are hidden beneath words that are used as the enemy’s bait by way of “only” telling you what your itching ears want to hear. You can trust that you, as you heed, according to Proverbs 15:32; “…life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.”

#4 – Not Knowing What to Say During Trials

Tempting you to not even put in the time to pray, is not even knowing what to pray in a tough situation. But it’s not impossible to pray, as we see in Jonah 2:1 that says “While Jonah was in the stomach of the fish, he prayed to the Lord his God.” Even in the most challenging circumstances, when you are in a place you may have never thought you’d be, sometimes you may not even know what to pray.

Blocker Buster Tip: Jesus is Enough to Start; for He Knows Your Heart

Beloved, the wonderful part is that the Presence of the Holy Spirit does what you can’t, and He is wherever you are, RIGHT NOW!  According to Romans 8:26, it conveys 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.” So, in a case or situation such as this, retreat to a private place anyway. Then for as long, or as many times, as you feel the need just sit with seeking Jesus on your mind. I pray, as you do, that the ministering Angels of The Lord encamp around you to meet you where you are. You may be quite surprised at what wonders come out of just sitting in His presence. Though you may not talk, the Holy Spirit knows you inwardly, and prays to The Father for you. This is, essentially an urgency form of prayer when you have no words to pray.

#5 – Unfit Motivations

Definite hindrances to answered prayers can be unfit motivations! There are two to be cognizant of: #1-no motivation to pray and #2-improper reasons for requests. James 4:2,3 covers both reasons, conveying, “You want things, but you don’t get them. So you kill and are jealous of others. But you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You don’t get what you want because you don’t ask God. Or when you ask, you don’t receive anything, because the reason you ask is wrong. You only want to use it for your own pleasure.”

You may have heard me speak of how I had been a prodigal child, away from The Father for about 20 years. It wasn’t until I recommitted my life to Christ, and began to get to know Him and His Will, that I realized reasons why He didn’t seem to answer some of my prayers back then! I was periodically sending up prayers for things that weren’t good for me, AT ALL! Or, they were simply not for me. And, I was too far away to hear Him say, “No. You are My child, you deserve better than that.” When I think back on what I was asking for at times, I often say, “what was I thinking, asking for that?!” Now, I praise Him in thankfulness that I didn’t get what I asked for!

There’s a way to reduce these kinds of hindrances, though. Throughout this post, you’ve been given some tips on how to keep your motivation to go to God in prayer, and ask for what you want in the first place. This next tip is to help you to ensure your reasons for asking, and what you actually ask for, are a help and not a hindrance to your prayers.

Blocker Buster Tip: Be Still to Know His Will

1 John 5:14-15 NIV encourages us saying, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.”

We learn God’s Will by adding to our prayer time, Bible study via personally reading the Bible or attending Bible studies. This is equivalent to meeting someone new, and spending time with them to hear them tell you about themselves. And, as you do this, you learn what they like and dislike. You begin to recognize their voice, their patterns, their desires, and as you be still to get to know that He is God, you’ll get familiar with these wonderful things about Him too. And, He’ll assist in guiding you towards what’s best for you, from His higher point of view!

#6 – Thoughts that God Seems Too Far Away

Trust, beloved, He is right there with you!  Thinking God’s too far away to hear what you have to say is an easy thought to have when you’re not quite sure how God speaks to you. Or, you may think He doesn’t speak at all. Yes… I assure you, He does.

Blocker Buster Tip: Close the Gap by Making Frequency Taps

During the time I was that prodigal child, I wasn’t close to The Father, but I hadn’t lost my faith that He existed. I didn’t understand, however, that He is a bi-directional communicative God. For a long time, I perceived God as an arbitrary Spirit in the sky that really didn’t interact much with us on Earth. And, so prayer was but periodic, in moments of desperation, or much desired wishes at times, with no expectation for a real response. It wasn’t until I had gotten back into church, and Bible study that I realized God has always spoken to His people. And, He still does, but sometimes we are the ones who drift away, not in the space of distance between us and God, because God is everywhere. But, drifted away by way of not tapping into the frequency that enables us to tune into His Voice. Hearing the Voice of God, is a topic I discuss at a greater length than I can do in this blog post, in my (Pod)Casting Potential episode 11 called “4 Ways to Start or Improve Hearing the Voice of God”.  If you haven’t already, I encourage you to listen to it, and download the free checklist that will guide you towards getting as close to God as you’d like to be. For, James 4:8 says to “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…”!

#7 – Delays & Doubt

Experiencing delays and doubt can be serious show stoppers to prayer. At times, they may even make you think that God isn’t there, has forgotten about you, or is too busy for you. None of these are the case at all!

Blocker Buster Tip: Trust, Continuing to Confide in The One who Presides

Trust, keeping confidence, that God is a Rewarder for your Faithfulness in seeking Him through Prayer! Per Hebrews 11:6, “…believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” 

Additionally, Hebrews 6:10 & 10:35-37 NIV reminds us that “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them… So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. For, ‘In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.’”

The end of those sets of Scripture just provided says that God will not delay. And, He doesn’t. What seems like a delay to you is part of His Divine schedule. Every now and again, God may test your faith to grow your patience with what seem like delays, in the natural. Other times, it may be a case where Angels assigned to your prayer requests are caught up in some Spiritual realm tasks or battle sent to hinder them from bringing you the answers to your prayers, such as Daniel experienced in Daniel 10:12-14 ERV, which says; “‘…Daniel, do not be afraid. From the very first day you decided to get wisdom and to be humble in front of God, He has been listening to your prayers. I came to you because you have been praying. But the prince of Persia has been fighting against me for 21 days. Then Michael, one of the most important princes, came to help me because I was stuck there with the king of Persia. Now I have come to you, Daniel, to explain to you what will happen…’”

Beloved, your prayers are being heard! The Angels who faithfully do The Lord’s bidding have been assigned and are in route. At times they may be delayed in getting you the answer you seek, but believe that God is Omniscient. He is all knowing, and so knew what was going to happen before it happened, thus He worked even that into your plan to have it work out in Divine timing! And, as we are reminded in 2 Peter 3:8-9 NIV “…do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness…”

Additionally, one of the biggest tactics the enemy uses is to get you to doubt that God is Who He says He is, or that He will do what He says He will do. The enemy does things to cause you to doubt your prayers because he knows that as per Luke 10:19 you’ve been given power that is more powerful than the power he has. Prayer is the conduit through which The Lord delegates His Power to us, which makes sense why the adversary goes through extreme measures to cut off that connection. He knows that through prayer, and progression into Spiritual Maturity helps you to discern the difference between good and evil, and you receive strength and greater measures of faith to stand in the Truth of God’s Word and Ways.

We see he tried this with Job, wherein Job prayed to The Lord, but the enemy kept sending attacks against his life trying to render Job faithless and doubtful of God and the effectiveness of his prayers. I decree and declare this will not, or no longer, happen to you! As a matter of fact, I cancel break and destroy every toxic tactic that would come against the lives, and God-given endeavors, of you and yours from this point forward! In Jesus Name! As you press on in prayer, you’ll come out on the other side triumphantly, just as seen in Job 42:10,12, where Job’s perseverance in faithful prayer brought him out stronger and more blessed than before!



Beloved, your blessings are waiting for you! Waiting to be released unto you, as you use which ever blocker buster tips that apply to you, and “pray continually, give thanks in circumstances…” per 1 Thessalonians 5:17,18, never giving up. For, The Lord’s interventions are on their way, and will manifest to His Glory in your life! Therefore, as I stand in faith with you and for you, I speak forth a birthing of your own testimonies of how God shows up and shows out for you!

As you read through these tips, some questions, or other thoughts that you may like to express or get more information about may have surfaced. So, as always, I welcome your comments or inquiries, either in the comments box below. Or, if you’d like more privacy, send them directly to me via my Ask Coach LuKeisha page. I’d love to hear from you!

Also, not only does Prayer change things, but there’s Power in Unified Prayer! Is there something I can touch and agree on with you in prayer? If so, please send a Prayer Request! It is my pleasure to do so!

Through to next time, beloved of God, may using these blocker buster tips begin to boost your Blessings, ushering them into manifestation for you! In Jesus Name!

Lukeisha H. CarrLove You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC

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

3 Tips That Can Drive You Towards Being Intentional

As I was driving two hours to visit my uncle, I found it a bit difficult to stay in the speed limit. Either my foot was too heavy or too light on the gas pedal. And so, for a brief few minutes, I considered using cruise control. Interestingly, I haven’t used the cruise control feature on any of my cars since I began driving over 20 years ago! So, just as I had decided back then, after using it briefly a couple of times, I chose not to use it this time.

You see, when I tried cruise control, I remember not liking it for several reasons. At that time, though, I chose to use it because I heard it saves on expending energy. It increases comfort while driving long distances, and allows you to relax a little. And, what I wanted to use it for, even this recent time, it helps keeps you from breaking rules of safety. That sounds great, right?! Absolutely!

This is what life can make you want to do sometimes. In its fast pace, it makes us want to step out of the rat race, and just get some rest. Leaving us feeling like we don’t want to face and conquer inevitable challenges of making decisions and necessary changes. There’s a bit of relaxation that comes with not having to think on our toes all the time. And, wanting these things can cause us to put our lives on cruise control, sometimes unintentionally. But, likewise in doing this in life, I remember quickly realizing that something was reduced when cruise control was in use. It was very tempting to over relax, and let other forces take over, by setting aside a necessity, which is to Be Intentional.

Being the Masterpiece, the Handiwork of God, He was Intentional in how and why He created you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Though, our lives were predestined, it’s not good for us to ride through it on cruise control, hoping to wind up where we belong. Why? Because we encounter roadblocks, detours, and turns that require our attention, with intention, to get to where we’re supposed to be. God is our life’s designer, but He chooses to be our Partner. Therefore, we are the ones who ultimately decide for ourselves whether or not to follow that design.  This requires us to Be Intentional.  You don’t want to, for example, set out to go to Houlihan’s and wind up, for the sake of coasting, at a greasy spoon restaurant.  Instead, as you align your heart to the Will of God, and pay attention to your intentions, it saves you from living an accidental life, so you will live an intentional life!

So here are just a few tips on becoming more intentional that can help you to live your life of purpose on purpose. These will not only help you, in your overall life’s purpose and destiny but also in any goal setting and getting activities, along the way during your daily life. It’s not as hard as it sounds to Be Intentional. You can start with getting directions to your desired destination.


Tip #1 – Get Directions to Destination

It helps to be ready to take Intentional Steps. As you have often heard me say, God is our GPS, the one who has the bigger picture of the map of our lives. He knows how He has designed you. He knows what stages and levels you are supposed to be on at every phase of your life. He, also, knows how to get you there. Additionally, The Lord desires to assist you, even with the smaller task and goals that are integral parts of completing the larger whole. Partnering with Him, through prayer and listening, can take you places you never imagined! You’ll be fully operational in the fullness of who you are as a three-part being; body, spirit, & soul to plan out your steps to your aspirations and heart’s desires. The next thing, after you understand the path to take, is to Be Intentional to alertly keep your mind on the road.

Tip #2 – Mind the Road & Remain Alert

Intentional Attention is key! You see, when using cruise control, because you’re tired, wanting to relax and rest, it becomes all too easy to be tempted to simply drift, not really paying attention, at times. This can cause you to miss important turns. Galatians 5:25 encourages us that “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Beloved, God is on the move all the time; never backward, but forward. But, when you choose to put your life on cruise control, it has a tendency to take your mind off of when to slow down, or even to speed up, to keep up with the Spirit of God and where He’s taking you.

Just before my smart phone provided an update to its GPS system, I remember wishing it had a speed limit display. I had become accustom of my old one beeping at me when I was driving too fast. But, most importantly, sometimes if you’re not paying attention, to the signs, you can miss them and be driving for miles at a speed too slow or too fast. As you mind the road and remain alert, to remain in step with Divine timing, it calls to Be Intentional to make these kinds of, and other, appropriate adjustments.

Tip #3 – Appropriate Adjustments

Making Intentional Adjustments are paramount to any successful plan. For, no project is completed without encountering glitches and hitches. As with cruise control, you may face unexpected road conditions; rain, snow, road closures, traffic jams, etc. This is the not the place to try to cruise right through them on cruise control! There’s a need to Be Intentional about getting through or around them. A call to be diligent in finding out, and making, the most appropriate adjustments to achieve the most successful outcome, in that circumstance, to get to your destination as planned. During these times is not the time to turn away from God, giving up on your goal(s) and destiny! But, a time to turn to Him, and discover the impressive new ways He presents to you, towards the prize!


In your life, in your project on your job, in your personal goals, where can you begin to Be Intentional? If you have been, please give God the Glory and celebrate yourself! You both absolutely deserve it! It’s an admirable achievement! Yet, if you haven’t, that’s ok too. It’s not too late to make your first Intentional Adjustment by starting with prayerfully answering the following few questions to get and embark on directions to your desired destination; ramp up your attention to mind the road & remain alert on the path you discover towards your endeavors; and to understand where you might need to start making other appropriate adjustments to ensure no unexpected encounter, NOTHING, holds you back from finishing strong!

In any area of your life that’s most important to you right now:

  1. What necessary steps are needed to get to your destination?
  2. Where are some points, in your journey to arrive at the finish line, that have somewhat drifted, that seem to be off schedule or off path?
  3. How can you make some adjustments to ensure you get those drifted areas back on track, or go around some obstacles that you unexpectedly encountered?

As you begin to prayerfully do this, being transparently honest with both yourself and God, and put your Faith into Action on the results to Be Intentional, I’m believing your latter days will be greater than your former!

And, as your Biblical Life Coach, I’m delighted, as always, to help you further along with taking deeper dives into this discovery process, starting with your Complementary One to One coaching consultation!

 

I would love to hear from you! Please submit any thoughts or questions below in the comments area, or send them to my Ask Coach LuKeisha page! And, 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!

 

 

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Lukeisha H. CarrLove You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC

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

(Pod)Casting Potential – Dare to Don Your Different 4 Part Series


You have an expressly distinct part that only YOU can fill! In this Dare to Don Your Different – 4 Part Series,  discover…

  • Why you’re intentionally designed different than others
  • The GOOD that can be found in having been rejected
  • What look for to in your Vibe Tribe

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

  1. Special Announcement: (Pod)Casting Potential Show Now in Syndication & Available for Subscription!
  2. Special OFFERS:
  3. Have question(s) regarding topics discussed in this episode? You’re welcome to Ask Coach LuKeisha!
  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 (told in Part 1):

    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

  6. Songs played in Part 4:

I look forward to hearing from you!

Lukeisha H. CarrLove You to Life!

Lukeisha Carr

LuKeisha Carr Ministries International

(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!