Are you on the right road?…

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As the end of the year approaches, it is a time to reflect on the past months. A time to pull all the strands together of the days and seasons we have experienced. To see everything in the right perspective it is important that we draw God into this process and ask Him to show us what He wants us to see. To ask Him to show us the things we should be pleased we have accomplished or become, as well as the things that we could/ should have handled better or worked smarter in.

There was a time I used to self-reflect using only my mind and perspective. The result was me giving myself unrealistic expectations that left me feeling unfulfilled and frustrated. Because I did not have the God Perspective, I was pretty much blind to the really important things in life and what God wanted to do in it. It was like having the wrong prescription glasses on; I could guess what I was seeing but it was hit and miss.

As the end of this year approaches, I encourage you to join me in inviting God to show us what He wants us to see and how He wants us to see it. It is simple, just pray “God show me everything through your eyes”.

Peace!

Nissi x

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When your identity is challenged…

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Things happen that make us think about who we are; what we stand for and what we believe in. If we do not have a solid understanding of ourselves and values, it is easy to be rattled and displaced but whatever we see as a challenge. During my teenage years, I remember how hard it was to know what was ‘me’ and what wasn’t. Through trial and error I am now getting a better understanding of the actions, speech, thoughts and everything else that is or (is not) in line with me.

I read something this morning talking about the way we should be constantly assessing and reassessing the way we spend our days and ultimately our lives. The point was that we should not just be working for money or for status, power etc. We should be finding and living our best selves. Living for a personal mission. That could be teaching maths, raising kids, bringing others clarity and joy through music. Whatever it is, our focus should be on being who we are…Not someone else.

I am using today and this weekend to evaluate and re-group. Join me!

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Nissi x

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Making room for the good in life.

I was listening to a sermon this morning and the point was made that the word possession in Hebrew means you  have to dis-possess something else. It may sound obvious but in life how wrong do we get it? e.g. wanting to lose weight and still eat the same with no exercise; wanting to move forward in our careers and business without putting in the work; wanting someone to love us without knowing how to love ourselves. When you look at it that way possession is maybe not as easy as it appears.

The truth is God has already possessed every good thing we need. When we make the decision to let Him lead us, the one thing we should be focused on is having Him. To let Him be the main focus. The next thing that happens is He gives us the insight, peace and wisdom to see these good things, that we already have manifest. I realised that when I am struggling to get something God has already promised me, my focus is wrong. I need to look to God and be thankful. I need to get my peace and rest in the knowledge that all good things are already mine.

I talk more about such realities in my new book ‘Lessons from Dad’. You can get it here.

NM x

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Emotions…

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Feelings are tricky things. Sometimes they convince us that we cannot do something simply because we do not feel like doing it. Or we cannot obey God’s Word because we do not feel like doing it. In reality we can do both of the above if we got ourselves together i.e. keep our emotions under-control and work according to the power of the holy spirit God has given us.

If you read my blog often you will know that waking up on Mondays for me is a struggle. Big struggle. My emotions seem to run wild and I just feel like I cannot get out of bed and do anything. I feel like just staying in bed until I feel like getting up. In these moments I really have to check myself. I literally pray for God to remove these unhealthy thoughts and give me the strength to get up. Instead of focusing on the things I do not feel like doing. I change my focus on to what I can do. I usually jump up and put on my pilates videos or do some other exercise to shake up my body and my mind.

You see without God and a willingness to be positive and think the right thoughts, life is a huge struggle. We need to start questioning ourselves when we feel down, overwhelmed, angry, not bothered…all those feelings that cut us off from hope and God’s best. God has already given us the joy we need, we just need to tap into it.

NM x

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Success without a struggle?

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These past few weeks I have been reading a lot about life’s journey; our individual story and its unique plot. Let’s stop and think for a minute about a good story. It has a beginning, middle and end. Conflict. Whether all the conflict gets resolved is debateable. Physical conflict may be resolved but the lead character may still have some internal demons and issues.

What draws us into the story? The struggle right? Growing and addressing issues with the characters makes them relatable #real. So why in life do we get surprised and ‘put off’ life when God is crafting just as good a story with our lives? Why don’t we want to be real and relateable with our struggles. The road to our individual successes is an interesting and challenging one.

Peace!

NM x

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The journey: The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

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Sometimes tasks can just seem too big. We can think of changes we want to make and after a fleeting moment of excitment, overwhelm sets in. One of the most important things to note when faced with a seemingly big challenge, is that everything in life can be broken down into manageable, achieveable steps.

The first thing that I think when I can feel myself getting overwhelmed is: how can I do this? Literally. I pray for wisdom so that God can show me each step to take. Now sometimes only the first step is given and I have faith that when I start out the rest will be revealed. These are the faith walks.

Other times it is a must for me to get the necessary advice and guidance to map out each step. I pray for the discernment to know the difference.

Remember all things are possible!

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NM x

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One of those days…

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Good Morning! I took a short break from my posts working on some vlogs and my new book ‘lessons from dad’ I have coming out the end of this year. I am so excited to see how God wants to use these new outlets. I love connecting with people and connecting them to God. The vlogs and book are another way I will do this.

Sooo… this morning I was reading the scriptures above and thought about how there is something about winter that just makes it hard for me to wake up! That feeling makes me want to make every excuse why it is not possible for me to get out of bed. Truth is, I love my job. It is a job I prayed for and God has blessed me abundantly in. I read above and was reminded that I need to cut the moaning.

You know complaining takes energy and precious time you could be spending with God; getting to know Him and taking the steps He wants you to take. By focusing on God we also lessen the chances of us being petty and finding fault with others. How great would it be to live every day making God known to people through just living our lives as God has called us to. This is an area I am being massively challenged in…

You can

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out my new vlog here.

NM xx

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New Vlog!! Watch “Are you allowing yourself to grow?” on YouTube

My new vlog is finally up!

Are you allowing yourself to grow?: http://youtu.be/yvALBa6eTi4

NM xx

My book on beauty and self – esteem is available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B009TOB9LC

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Nearly the end of the year..Make it count!

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I always find the last few weeks of the year extra tiresome because in my head it feels like I have literally been working every day 24/7. It is easy for me to get bored, distracted and in a bid to keep myself getting out of bed each morning, I may start a random new project which I will go on to drop some time in the new year. As you know I have been focusing on growing spiritually and cleaning up my inner world. As a result I am not falling into my same patterns from yester years. Instead I have chosen to look again at what I know God has revealed to me. To check my gifts/ talents: am I growing and using them or working on using them in the best way; as God designed.

In addition I am checking my environment. Who am I around? Am I being inspired and inspiring others? Am I praying for God to help me see things the way he sees so that I don’t come up with my own warped conclusions. Continual growth is essential. I find especially when you are coming to the end of a season I.e. a year, be determined to see 2014 out knowing that you didn’t grow sloppy towards the end.

Peace!

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Die Empty

Today I woke to the sad news that Dr Myles Munroe, his wife and daughter all died in a plane crash. Yesterday I was on a plane and so it really hit home for me how fragile life is and the fact that we really do not know the day or the hour God will call us home. I learned so much from Dr Munroe. It was his teachings that first introduced me to the unique yet complimentary designs of man and woman in a way that I truly understood. So today I am praying for his family amd church. However I believe the best way to honour him is to really live an empowered purposeful life. To not let his teaching be in vain. To give all God has given me to give and to die empty.

RIP.

NM x

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