Power Friday-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

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Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

It’s the second to the last Friday in the first month of the year! Bam, January’s about gone! Whew, let’s grab our coffee and come in for a little power thought to cling to as life goes whizzing by!

I don’t think I can ever hear this mini-download He gave me more than eight months ago too much or too often. It’s a great reminder to help us harness our thoughts so they don’t come spilling out of our mouth.

I don’t know about you, but I love the gift of girlfriends with whom I can share my heart, especially in times of trouble and struggle. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the bucket of ice thrown upon me that nearly froze my words in my throat and awakened my heart to this truth I’m about to share.

I was with a girlfriend and her mom and step-dad and we were having dinner. I had never met these people before but I felt as though I knew them because my girlfriend spoke fondly of them both, a lot. They were asking me questions about me, the ministry and I relaxed and began sharing as if I’d known them for thirty years, not thirty minutes.

Here’s the problem: What I was sharing I had absolutely no business sharing! When I finally stopped to take a bite of food, her step-dad reminded me of that very truth and put me in my place in such a powerfully subtle way that I couldn’t squirm anywhere but in my conviction, powerful tangible conviction brought to me from the mouth of this stranger! It was one of life’s most humbling moments for me and that is where this power thought comes from.

The more we talk about our troubles and our fears,

the more life we breathe into them.

Oh, friend, let’s not pay tribute to our troubles by verbally perpetuating them; instead let’s remember to cast our cares on Him for He cares for us. In this way, we will have more physical, emotional and spiritual energy to invest in things that build up, not tear down!

Have a great weekend.


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