Moving Forward 

Moving Forward 

How amazing is it that the month ‘ishineiwin’ comes back is the same month that my Pastor announces is the month of “Moving Forward”. 

The plan was to come back in introducing the “Word of the Month” Segment. #Destiny 🙆🙌😂.

It’s good to be back: The hiatus wasn’t planned, but then I realised I had to stop talking🗣 for moment, listen👂and gain more understanding🕵️‍♀️ before I could go on – which is what I’ve been doing the past two months and we’re back!💃.


“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7

During Pastor’s message of the month, the most important word for me which I took from it was that we shouldn’t ask God for progress and that we should make it. 


“But you, dear friends, use your most holy faith to build yourselves up even stronger.” – Jude 20a

In that scripture above, it says “build yourselves up”, that means it’s our responsibility to take the building materials God has given to us (His Word) and use that to advance in life, making our story one of success and victory. 

God has already given us everything we need, it’s already all inside of us and if we want something, all we have to do is reach in and take it and use it. Through His Word and answering His call, we have been given the ability to do all. 


“For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through [a] true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” – 2 Peter 1:3

I’m so happy that this was the word of the month because, it was like someone knocked me on the head and was like “hello? Why have you stopped building? Whose responsibility do you think it is to sort your life out, love?” For a while, I had become complacent and I was just thinking, yeah yeah, no, yeah, God knows what I want to do, he’ll handle it for me.👌

That’s like being employed and your employer gives you materials and an instruction manual, then you start working but halfway through think, “Oh, the boss knows what needs to be done, he’ll do the rest.” But it’s YOUR job😳🙄. The boss has already done his part, the rest is up to you. I was playing myself to be honest.😅

We need to put our faith to work continuously and not lose sight of the bigger plans. 


“The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.” – 2 Timothy 3:16

We should use the word of God to build up are lives, to guide us in the right direction and keep us moving forward. 

Put your faith to work and make up your mind to win, always. 

Don’t choose to be a failure and don’t take your life lightly, God gave His son for us, I’d say that makes our lives pretty important and we should spend our time wisely; helping and inspiring others; spreading the gospel and always, consistently moving upwards and forwards. 

Don’t let your story stop here. God always has more instore for you. 


“God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑
xoxo


– S.SAW

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The Best 

The Best 

God only made one you. He only made one of us each and we all have our different characters, personalities, identities and DNA. ✨

It’s okay, to want to be like someone else or admire who they are and what they do, especially if they are successful. Draw inspiration and aspire, but don’t lose yourself and who God made you to be trying to become that person. (And remember only God knows a person’s true intentions and their heart, so be wise in who you decide to follow, always make sure The Holy Spirit is your number one advisor concerning the matters of your life.)

God has blessed us all and we are all capable of being our own successful person. When we came into Christ, we received everything wonderful and great that comes with that. 

For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
– Jeremiah 29:11

God has big plans for you, YOU as an individual. Use His guidance and His word to become the best of you. 


We came into this world with our own special and distinctive personalities, with great talents and abilities.

God doesn’t make mistakes. Like, it’s not a thing. 😄 

He loves us like a Father who wants nothing but the best for his children.

Doesn’t that tell you something!? He must want YOU. He wants you to be the best version of you possible. Invest in yourself and your attitude, and add value to yourself. 

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9

You have the ability to be awesome and great and so influential. Find that thing you’re good at or that you have a passion for, work on it, for it, improve yourself and become the best of you, the you that will be an advantage and favourable to the World. The you that not only has the power to cause changes but actually uses that power. 

Love yourself and the beautiful person God has made you to be in Christ. Use all that he has given you to be the best of you and give the best. 


Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑
xoxo
– S.SAW


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Get Up 

Get Up 

Mary Mary are a Contemporary Gospel duo (no, I’m not writing a wiki for them.) They’ve sung quite a few songs those women and I think my old church dance group has danced to them more times than I can remember.

There is a song of theirs that I remember more than most and not just because it’s catchy (and it is very catchy). It’s called Get Up.

As children of God we have the power to do anything we set out minds and our hearts to, yet sometimes we choose to sit and do nothing and are content with life taking control of us, rather than the other way round, just because it doesn’t seem to be going “too bad” and I guess we could always just cry about it right?

Wrong.

God made us and he made us for success, it’s never okay to just be “okay” because we’re much more than that and there’s so many great things that we still have to do. We don’t have time to sit down and let life take its course. God has plans for us and we need to put them into action. First step: Get up!

When God was delivering the Israelites from slavery he said to Moses, “Moses, you do something!” God didn’t say that Moses should sit down, He’ll sort it out. (Exodus 14:15-16)

Could you imagine Moses just sitting down drinking Lucozade saying, “well at least we got this far😅, not bad.”? 👌

Yeah. Me neither.😂

We’ve got to change things with our faith and be like Moses and do something! Keep making progress.


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13


The hook of the song Get up is:

“What are you afraid of?
Don’t you know what you’re made of?
One of God’s greatest creations
Take this invitation now…”

The first two lines ask very important questions and as children our answer to the first should always be “nothing” automatically making our second answer “I do”👰

It’s true that fear – fear of failure is what stops a lot of people from progressing and ultimately from reaching a higher level of success.
“One of God’s greatest creations” – God doesn’t make anything, especially not his greatest creations to fail. So, that fear? Yeah, it can stop now – we’re not failures because there is no failure WITH God and God is always WITH US, therefore…you see where I’m going with this? 😀😌

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” – 2 Timothy 1:7

“He said, She said, They said, What do you say?
• It’s your dreams
• Your choice
• Your time
• Your life
So don’t you miss it”

Another very important fact the song highlights:

YOU. What do YOU say?

Don’t worry about the people around you and what they’re doing with their life or what they think you should be doing with yours. The only consultation you need is the Holy Spirit’s and He will never guide you astray.

Don’t miss out on opportunities based on someone else’s experience with it.

Don’t miss out on the life you were meant to live because you decided to take a back seat. If you’re sitting at the back, then who’s driving?

Get up, and make things happen! Don’t be afraid of life. Live it and love it!♥️

Through God’s Word you can empower yourself, acknowledge the power inside you and use it to make dreams become reality.

“24 hours, almost gone …”🕚💭
Find the link to the song referenced in this post in the Playlist or the homepage!! x

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑

xoxo

– S.SAW

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