Biblical Womenhood : Discipline

 HI FRIENDS!!!!! I’m giving you a big giant hug!!! I miss you — it’s been so long.

I have something special to share with you all today. (Still hugging you, btw)

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First, thank you for being here and visiting my page; I hope that whatever you’re going through unseen and seen, that these words that I’m typing will be used to speak into every aspect of that hurt, doubt, fear, and struggle.

Let me pray very quickly.

Daddy, Thank you for your beloved daughter — young or wise. Thank you for their heart and passion to know more of you. Thank you for being so faithful and such a loving Abba. You are for us and today I give you our portion. I give you the worries of today and of yesterday. You tell us in your word to cast our cares unto you because you care for us. Let these words that I type in this post be spirit led and only to Glorify your name, Lord. We love you so so much, have your way.

Amen. 

Ahhhhh. That’s better.

(FINE FINE. I stopped hugging you – I didn’t want you to be uncomfortable for the rest of this post, hehe :p ) Grab your cup of coffee, tea or hot Cheetos. Make your self at home. ❤

Okay sisters, I might have to do a series on this topic, if not it’ll be insanely long. So make sure to tune in to read more about all of this on my upcoming posts.

Today is 1 out of 5 keys of being a Biblical Women :

1. Discipline

Before I start, I want to be vulnerable with you, I don’t ever want you to think even for a split second that I’m perfect or have a perfect life.  I’m currently going through something right now and listen, when it happened I honestly didn’t have the strength to go through it on my own. That very moment that certain door closed, I fell on my knees and gave it to God, I didn’t want any control because I know that God see’s and knows all things. That very moment I finished pouring my heart out… The Lord whispered into my heart saying “Monica, I am your strength — trust me, I have you

When I surrendered my thoughts, worries, absolutely everything, there was this strength  that was given to me that I’ve never felt before. Of course , there are days where I feel like I just want to lay down and drown in my thoughts, But He is so jealous for us,  He doesn’t want our time to be in our fear, our doubts , etc. He somehow always grabs my attention and I get up and sometimes with an overwhelmed heart I proudly say

Lord, Hold every thought captive, whatever isn’t of you — I don’t want it

( I’m not just saying that to you all to seem like an over spiritual person, I legit do that. I seriously don’t want ANYTHING that isn’t HIS. I’ve already tried to do things on my own timing and own ways and that led me to doors that I probably shouldn’t have ever walked in– that may be the case for some of you. I encourage you to say that each time something comes into your mind — proclaim it FEARLESSLY!!!!! )

It’s been such a journey to experience the Lord in a whole different level — it’s truly mesmerizing.  I could have easily fallen and gave up on Jesus. But, I held on to his Word, I decided to give my whole life to Him, even the parts I have hidden deep in my soul and I’m so happy I did. I feel like a new woman.

This might even sound odd to some of you, but recently I’ve even gone on dates with the Lord. He’s even picked out my outfit, ( He picked out a floral top because HE said He loved flowers) and I actually really liked my outfit that day, haha – that day we went bible shopping. I even went to get frozen yogurt the other day.  AHH, Just being able to spend every second with Him is what keeps me going. I encourage you to do the same. I take my journal and my bible and I sit there and write as He’s sitting there with me. He is my first love. Always will be.

I’ve just been so drawn to His presence, I don’t want to go anywhere without Him. I want to see His glory just like Moses did . Moses knew that whatever step he was going to take , that if the Lord’s presence wasn’t there, he didn’t and wasn’t going to go. {Exodus 33:15 }

That’s how beautiful and tangible His love for us is.  I thought I was close to Him before, but once I completely devoted my whole being — not just a piece here and there, but when I truly gave my Spirit, Heart, and mind…my Character changed, my behavior, my ability to have this physical strength to want to be in God’s word. A hunger like never before. I’m allowing the Holy Spirit to take control of my ALL. Some of you are thinking “but, how Monica?”

Well, I can honestly just say — He is and always has been faithful. People come and go, emotions change every minute, finances, jobs, and everything else in between won’t and have never satisfied me. God has always remained the same. He is constant. He is a solid rock. I was tired of standing on sand — some of you are doing that. Always sinking, I encourage you that you make it a point to allow God to be God in your life. Allow Him to be your rock on which you stand.{ Psalm 62: 6-9 }

Also, I’ve always felt a void, like something was missing. Does that sound familiar to you in a way? Each and every one of us has a God shaped void in our hearts and many of you try to fill it with affirmation from men, shopping, drugs, unhealthy relationships. Truth is… NOTHING IN THIS WORLD WILL FILL THAT VOID, BUT GOD. What I feel now is different, It’s the very presence of God that is inhabiting in my very being. This is something I wish every women in this world will open their hearts to and will someday know that this is what the Lord wants to have with them — with YOU.

The Lord is your provider, strength, hope, joy, love – comforter and so much more. 

I totally went a little off topic, but I felt I had to share that with you.

Okay okay,  Let’s start. Are you cozy? Do you have a notebook? I want you to take notes — I’ve been doing that and I go back to them and mediate on what I’ve written and the Lord shows me something new each time.

So, I’m currently studying on what a Biblical Women looks like and I’m blown away from the teachings, quiet time and from the word of God itself of what He has shown me. I’ve been missing out on using my gift of being a true godly woman – due to the most minute things that we all do in our daily lives and I’m not going to let you do that as well. You and I are in this together!

There’s so so much that the Lord has called us women to be like and it hurts my heart to know that including myself we’ve allowed this world to steal that identity from us. The worst part? Some of you aren’t even aware of it. But, the more I read, the more I sat at the feet of Jesus – He’s revealed it to me.

So, Biblical women-hood is so important to talk about – especially in this generation of being so in tune with social media, and if we aren’t careful many of us can spend hours and hours scrolling through the feed and looking into other people’s lives and to some who we don’t even know and start to compare our life to theirs.

I hope you just said “Mhm, girl I understand you” under your breath right now, because we’ve all done it – including me .

We begin to identify ourselves with them saying “maybe if I look more like that”, “maybe if I had a thinner waist”, “maybe if my butt was a little bit bigger – did she really do all those squats or was that a bunch of butt injections?!” HELLLLLLOOOOO, AM I SPEAKING TO SOMEONE??? Maybe some of you even looked up butt injections online because you were that curious and wanted to make yourself look better. STOP!!! * I don’t know why I brought that up, but I’m sure that was for someone.

These are just some of the MANY distractions the enemy brings up in our lives and if you DO NOT know who you are the enemy is going to come in and will call you to identify yourself to this world.
There’s a constant war going on and you have to recognize that the enemy is planting seeds in your heart. Do you not see it? It’s everywhere! Television, social media, and all these other different things that are attacking us.
Some of you aren’t even watching television – you’re watching other people’s lives on social media and coveting (being jealous) of them and then you’re wondering “Why don’t I feel good about myself?” each time you log off and even question yourself from time to time and ask God “Why do I feel like I’m not being the woman of God you have called me to be?”

That’s the thing, If we’re going to be godly women it is so important that we guard our hearts against these things. Be vigilant in what our little eyes see.

I’m sorry if this seems harsh, but the Lord has put so much passion in me about this topic. Women of this generation are going through an identity crises – the enemy is a thief who is here to kill, steal and destroy, and We can’t let him!! {John 10:10}

I’ve recognized that there is so many bad seeds that come our way and can easily be planted in our hearts if we’re not careful.

One click, one scroll, one kiss, one date, one yes can be a door that the enemy placed there and made it to be something so beautiful, when God is saying “That is not where I want you” That is why it’s so important to know the voice of the Lord, to follow that still small voice in the time of confusion. His sheep know His voice. Who are you listening to? {John 10:27}

Some of you need to go through all who you follow on social media and unfollow them – some of you need to just stay off the explore page altogether, because if these people are causing you to sin and stumble, is it really worth it?

Sweet friend, God has a plan for your life, He’s trying to lead you and guide you and show you what to do. But, if you are getting so concerned and consumed with what everyone else is doing, you won’t be focused on what God wants you to do.

There’s a one way lane of where God wants you to go and where He wants you to be. You gotta get on that lane, you gotta get focused. Stop being led by how you feel, “I don’t feel good today, I don’t have a man , I hate my job, I don’t like the way I look, –I don’t know what you’ve called me to do, God”

First step:

If you really want to know what He has called you to do – Sit at the feet of the Father. Spend time with Him. Not just 2 minutes, or a little sermon. Spend QUALITY TIME with Him, Invest in your relationship with the Lord.
Many times we question God of what His plan is for us, but we don’t have the character or any type of conviction or discipline to sit before the King.

Instead some of you are going and looking for affirmation in social media in people who are encouraging you and depending so much on others. What happened with going into the word of God – diving in and letting Him speak to your Spirit HIMSELF?

I’m saying this with so much love, because I’ve been there — Don’t get me wrong, I read books, listen to sermons and worship music,  but it has a place. I first know that I must spend time in the Lord , I must sit before Him, “Holy Spirit, teach me” ” Show me what I need to do, you know my purpose

But, some of us – all of us are DISTRACTED.

What is causing you to stumble? You have to cut it off.  Really… Ask Him right now.

“Lord, What is causing me to stumble, show me what I’ve put before you, reveal my heart to me, God.” Trust me, He will show you.

We have to disconnect to reconnect with God.

A Biblical woman is disciplined. She is focused on what God wants for her life. She doesn’t get easily shaken by what others are doing.

Stop being MARTHA.

Luke 10:38-42 NLT

38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

41 But the Lord said to her, My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.

So many of you are so caught up on the next thing that has to be done, don’t get me wrong – I completely understand there are things that need to be done in our daily life. But there is a time and place for everything. Just like Martha, we have the intention to serve Jesus in our home (life) but we get so consumed with everything around us and we just leave Jesus sitting there… saying “Hold on. I’m not ready yet. Give me a second. Wait, I’ll talk to you when I have time.

Be a Mary — She understood that the King of Kings was present in her life, she made it a point to stop what she was doing and sit at the feet of the King. She wasn’t distracted, she was intentional with her time with the Lord.

The definition of Discipline is

Showing controlled form of behavior or a way of thinking”

A disciplined women is disciplined in her work for and walk with the Lord. She recognizes that Jesus died for her sins and she has a blood bought right to come boldly before the Throne and ask for help in her time of need. She knows that she has a blood bought right to come boldly and stand before God and to pray in the Holy spirit and know that He has called her by name. Her value and her worth comes from Him alone and it doesn’t come from the way she looks, degrees, clothes a relationship, etc, — all of that, she pushes it out-of-the-way.

She knows that all this stuff is temporary on this earth {2 Corinthians 4:18} and that her hope, joy strength  and her peace, comes from Jesus Christ.

She isn’t trying to keep up with so and so, because she’s trying to keep up with the Lord. She knows that she has a calling in her life.. she doesn’t have time to be distracted with keeping up with the kardasians and all these other people — instead, she says “you know what?, I’m disciplined in my walk with the Lord, I guard my heart, I’m disciplined in prayer and I sit before the Lord and I spend time with Him daily.”

The first thing in the morning is she grabs her word and at night when she has down time, she’s not sitting watching messiness that’s on television or listening to things she’s not supposed to, she doesn’t spend countless hours on social media comparing herself to others, she doesn’t have time for that.

She has vision, she’s working on something — She has a Kingdom Mindset.

A biblical women knows she has a purpose, and is confident in knowing that God has called her for such a time as this {Esther 4:14}

There’s a reason why you were born in this time, IN THIS GENERATION. Why weren’t you born in the 50’s? or 20’s? That’s the thing sisters, you were born for a specific time – you aren’t here to just take up space, no. There’s a reason why you are here on this earth and God has a plan for you. We must rise up to become the women God has called us to be.

Remember — She is disciplined in her walk with the Lord, in prayer, in fasting, in her time of serving. She is passionate for the Kingdom of God – She will do whatever it takes short of sin to reach others. She is dedicated and devoted to the heart of Jesus.

She is faithful in her time of understanding what the Lord wants, she knows she doesn’t know everything, but she trusts in the one who does. She knows she needs the helper – the Holy spirit to constantly teach her and guide her.

She understands that the Lord died for her sins and redeemed her — she isn’t searching for her worth in relationships, she knows for a fact that Jesus is for her, He has her back, He won’t ever leave her and won’t ever be against her.

She doesn’t care what anybody thinks about her, because she’s free from people and their opinions of her. She knows that people come and go, so because she is disciplined in her walk with the Lord – She knows her identity is in Him.

There will be people who will get so mad when you’re strong and so bold and when you’re confidently living out your identity in Jesus. The enemy doesn’t like that – he has no power or control over you.  People that are against you can’t knock you down , they can’t tell you you’re not worth it.

People will try to tell you things like that, but it’s not going to stop you from doing what God has called you to do. You’re focused on Him. You can’t be bullied from this world when your identity is in HIM.

You’re going to sometimes walk in the fire, but the smell of smoke won’t even be on you.

You see, When God has called you and He has — He is FOR YOU.

That is a discplined women and that is one of the qualities that I desire to have. I hope this somehow encourages and sparks a fire in you. Next post I will be talking about another quality – So pray that I am able to write and pour out what God is pouring in me.

I love each and everyone one of you. My inbox is always open.

Let me pray out very quickly.

Dear Daddy, thank you for the wonderful time we had in reading the truth that you have set for us. I pray for the heart that my sister in Christ has and what she read stays in her spirit and thst she may confidently activate it in her daily life. Show her what you have for her life. Grant her your strentgh and peace for her life. You are so faithful, God. I love you so much. We thank you for all that you do in our lives, seen and unseen. You are in control. 

Amen.

xo

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