Sometimes, You Have To Be The Bigger Person

​​​”Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

There may be times when you may find yourself in a conversation with someone, in which the conversation may seem like it is turning in a wrong direction. Before things get too out of control, sometimes you may have to be the bigger person and simply walk away. It may not be easy, but it could easily save you much more heartache and pain.

Proverb 17:14 says “Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before the argument gets out of control.” (GW)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

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Money Cannot Buy You Peace

​​​”Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

A person can have all of the money in the world, and still not be happy. There are some things that money cannot and will not be able to pay for in life, and there are some situations and problems that may arise in a person’s life that money will not be able to resolve. Money can only do so much, but God can do everything and anything a person may need in their life.

Proverb 15:16 says “A simple life in the Fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches.” (MSG)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

What Do You Think

​​”Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”  

A positive mind creates positive thoughts, as well as positive ideas. Maintaining a focused and positive mindset will help a person see and hear clearly, as well as think wisely before making quick hasty decisions that the person may regret. Thoughts have a way of controlling a person’s life; that is why it is very important for people to take control of their thoughts. Praying over your mind daily is one of the best and wisest ways for a person to take control of their own thoughts.

Proverbs 4:23 & 25 says “Above all, be careful what you think because your thoughts control your life.  Keep your eyes on the path, and look straight ahead.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Everyone Stands In Need Of Help

​​”Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”  

God blesses people, not just for themselves but so they can also be a blessing to others, as well. God desires that when we see others who may be in need, and we can help meet the need to be of assistance, and not turn our backs and walk away. No one should ever think they could be exempt from being in the place of being in a position of not needing the help or assistance of others, at any time.

Proverbs 3: 27-28 says “Do everything you possibly can for those who need help. If your neighbor needs something you have, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow.” Give it to him immediately.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

God’s Voice Is The Real Voice

​​”Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

There will be times when everyone will need a word from God in regards to situations or circumstances that may be going on within their life. People will have questions, doubts, concerns, want confirmations or even answers to their prayers. In order to hear from God, a person must be familiar and know the voice of God. A person who does not know the voice of God can be easily led astray by other voices that will tell the person anything that the person may desire to hear, even knowing that some of the things spoken may not even be true. Voices that are not of God are nothing but a trap designed by the enemy to confuse, distract and deceive a person. God is the only one that can, and will reveal and speak truth every time to a person, because He is the only one that knows everything about a person and their situation, at all times.

Isaiah 8:19-20 says “Some people say, “Ask the mediums and fortune-tellers, who whisper and mutter, what to do.” But I tell you that people should ask their God for help. Why should people who are still alive ask something from the dead? You should follow the teachings and the agreement with the Lord. The mediums and fortune-tellers do not speak the word of the Lord, so their words are worth nothing.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Do You Know What Season You Are In

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

In life, everything happens for a reason and everything has its own season. That is why it is so important to learn every lesson in each season so that you will not miss the blessing at the right season. Just like the seasons change in the natural; summer, spring, winter and fall. Likewise, you must be prepared for the seasons to change in your life, as well. Nothing lasts forever. The different seasons in our individual lives are our seasons of learning, maturing, growing up, becoming wiser, accountable and responsible. That is why it is so important to have the spirit of discernment to be able to discern and know when your season has changed, so that you may also be able to know what season you are in at each time in your life.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says “There is a right time for everything, and everything on earth will happen at the right time. There is a time to be born and a time to die. There is a time to plant and a time to pull up plants. There is a time to kill and a time to heal. There is a time to destroy and a time to build. There is a time to cry and a time to laugh. There is a time to be sad and a time to dance with joy. There is a time to throw weapons down and a time to pick them up. There is a time to hug someone and a time to stop holding so tightly. There is a time to look for something and a time to consider it lost. There is a time to keep things and a time to throw things away. There is a time to tear cloth and a time to sew it. There is a time to be silent and a time to speak. There is a time to love and a time to hate. There is a time for war and a time for peace.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Do Your Part

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

Whenever we see people who are innocent and in helpless situations, and cannot defend themself; God expects us to come to their defense. It could be a child, the elderly, someone who is disabled or someone who is being hurt, abused or mistreated. However the situation may be or whoever the person may be, we should never stand back and allow someone to abuse, misuse, mishandle or mistreat someone that cannot defend or protect themself. God holds us accountable for doing the right thing. Sometimes, the right thing is simply making a report to someone that can change the person’s situation.

Proverbs 31:8-9 says “Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Help people who are in trouble. Stand up for what you know is right, and judge all people fairly. Protect the rights of the poor and those who need help.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

God’s Word Speaks For Itself

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

Every word of God is true and each word has clarity, power and authority within it. No one should ever add to nor should anyone ever take away from the word of God. Adding or taking away from the word of God can cause an individual to start questioning the authority of God, which is a complete disrespect to God. This, in turn can cause a person to start  operating in the spirit of pride and many other different spirits which are not of God. This is why people should never argue or debate about God or His word because God will, and can always prove Himself. 

Proverbs 30:5-6 says ““Every word of God is true. He guards those who come to Him for safety. Do not add to His words, or He will correct you and prove you are a liar.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

God Uses Everyone To Be A Blessing In The Lives Of Others

​”Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions & foolishness away.”

God blesses those who are a blessing to others. Where a person is today does not determine where the person will be on tomorrow. Today, it could very well be someone else in need of assistance from you in some kind of way, but tomorrow it could very well be you who may need the assistance of someone else. No one should ever think that they will be exempt from being in the place of needing a helping hand from others. Not receiving help whenever you are in need is a spirit of pride and also not giving help whenever you can is a spirit of pride and selfishness. Help may not always come through the person or people you may expect it to, but God will send it through the person or people through whom He chooses that He knows will get the job done. Whenever helping and receiving help from others, it does not always consist of giving money. There are many ways to give and assist someone who is in need. There are so many different ways in which God can use people to be a blessing in the life of others. We must be open and receptive to whatever God speaks to us to do in the lives of others, and we must also be ready, willing and available whenever God tells us to do something for someone, without excuse or hesitation.

Proverb 28:27 says “Whoever gives to the poor will have plenty. Whoever refuses to help them will get nothing but curses.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

You Have A Role To Play

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

God connects people in the lives of others for many reasons and also in different seasons. The reason is never about us and we never know when the season may suddenly change. The reason in which God does things is always much larger than what we can see, so that is why we should always be open and receptive to what God allows in each season of our life because God is always behind the scenes orchestrating by moving things around and bringing people together so that He may get the glory, as well as be glorified even though we may not be able to see what God is doing. God will make sure that everyone has a role to play, and no one is left out and so it is with a puzzle; there is a place for each piece to properly fit. You do not have to force puzzle pieces to connect together because once you figure out where each piece belongs, they will all connect smoothly and properly, and when the final puzzle piece is inserted, you will end up with a beautiful picture allowing you to be able to see the many details and structures that you could not see while God was strategically working behind the scenes. Always, remember you never have to force anything to make it work or come together. If one thing does not work; maybe that is not the right piece or person that was supposed to be a part of your life or journey at that particular time or season, or even in your life altogether. Instead of trying to force something to happen in your life, go back and pray about it and allow God to show you so that you will not get frustrated by trying to make something work that may not be of God. All things and everything of God have a way of coming together smoothly without having to be forced into place.

Romans 12:4-10 says “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (NLT)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~