Monday, June 28, 2010


I go through times in my life when I feel the Lord does not hear me. I guess this is what is called a dry period or dry season. Who has not experienced many of those, right? I pray and pray and my prayers seem to fall on deaf ears. I go on with my normal routine, you know what I mean? I continue to go through the motions. All the while, I'm asking the Lord, "Do you hear me? How much longer must I wait? When will things change for me?" Still, no answer..... so it seems. Sometimes He speaks the most during His silence.

I do not know about you, but although He has proved Himself to me over and over again, every once in awhile, when I think He is not listening to me, I attempt to abandon my spirit of expectancy. No, I am not perfect. I strive for perfection, yet I am still human. So, the human side of me sometimes just wants to give up on expecting to receive what I have asked of the Lord. But then, out of nowhere, He moves just before I stop believing. I do not want to think of how things may have turned out if I had stopped believing. After He answers my prayers, I certainly feel guilty that I thought about giving up on Him.

He moves just before I stop believing I will receive a financial miracle. He moves just before I stop believing I will receive the phone call I have been waiting on. He moves just when I stop believing things will change on my job. The number of times the Lord has moved my behalf is endless.

I want you to know, although the Lord may not move in the timing or way you would like, does not mean He is not listening to you. It does not necessarily mean He is denying your requests. It may take time to bring answers to your questions. You can have the wrong thing at the right time or the right thing at the wrong time. He knows what is best. We simply have to trust Him. Do not give up on expecting Him to give you the righteous desires of your heart. Man disappoints, but the Lord never disappoints.

Be blessed.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I feel as though my life is in high speed these days. I've always had a good memory, but each year, that changes. I set alerts in my BlackBerry just to remind myself of the simplest things. The old Misty would be so frantic because of all that I must do, yet, having no time to do it all. The new Misty has learned to flow......with God. There's no point in getting all frantic over what has to be done each day. I just have to learn to make my time work for me. Proper time management is what I need. I refuse to get stressed about it all. I'm just flowing.....with God.

I think more people would enjoy their lives if they learned to flow with the God. Things will go a lot more smoothly if you work with Him and not fight against Him. He only wants the best for all of us and I don't know about you, but I gladly accept the best He has for me. Yeah, I know flowing with the God means stepping out of your comfort zone sometimes. It means you must go through changes. But ask yourself, "Aren't you tired of the same old thing? Aren't you tired of doing the same old thing and getting the same old results?" I AM!! I say that with two raised hands.

In this life, there are lessons to be learned. We will take many tests, but won't always pass the first time around. One sure thing is that tests, trials, tribulations, and persecutions are a definite in life. We will be bended, stretched, and molded, hopefully into all the God wants us to be, so I've learned to just flow......with the God.

Be blessed.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Many people are walking around angry or upset up over petty things. I'm guilty of letting small things of no importance upset me, but I thank God I know now that I don't have to let those things control me or my emotions. Don't get me wrong, some things are serious and do demand our attention. Some things are worthy of causing us to become angry, but for so many reasons, we should never act out of anger or hurt. The reasons for this will come in another entry at some point.

So you're angry because someone talked about you. Well, as my pastor has stated, "Before they talked about you, they had to think about you." You're on their minds. They’re thinking about you. You’ve made some sort of impact on them. Let's be honest about something. Who hasn't talked about somebody? Jesus was the topic of many discussions. He was talked about and ridiculed. As a matter of fact, people are still talking about and ridiculing Him. Hmm, something to think about, right? So they talked about you, is it really that serious? Just let it go. The Lord has a way of revealing fact from fiction and righting those things which are wrong.

Okay, so you haven't caught word that somebody is talking about you. Maybe you’re harboring grudges over something petty from a past relationship (romantic, family, friend, co-worker, etc). You must ask the Lord to help you get over those feelings. How can you have prosperous relationships carrying a baggage of negative emotions and grudges from past relationships? Whatever the baggage is, is it really that serious? Just think about it. Hand it over to the One who can make it all better. Just let it go.

There’s not enough time or space to deal with all of the things you have to let go. If you’re allowing petty things, petty emotions, and people with petty agendas to keep you angry or upset, it’s time to make some choices. Whatever it is, is it really that serious? If it is, and you can’t seem to get over it, you have to get in prayer and deal with it head on with the help of the Lord. If it isn't that serious, JUST LET IT GO.

Be blessed.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Lately, I have found myself saying, "If only I had known this. If only I had known that. If only I had done this. If only I had done that." After these thoughts flooded my mind, although for a short time, still, they flooded my mind, I believe the Lord has me right where He wants me. I have since stopped my "if" way of thinking. I have made many decisions and choices that did not meet God's approval, but things have turned around for my good and His glory. I thank God for the transformation He has made in me. I am not the only one who should thank God for transformation!

I am sure there are many reasons why the Lord has me right where He wants me. I cannot name all of those reasons. I will say this, there is no way consumed with depression, heartache, pain, and a lack of faith could I be used or positioned for the wonderful and great works He has for me to do for the kingdom of God. Oh, I will get to my desired places, but I only want to get there if the Lord is taking me there. I know if His hands are all over the things I do and set out to do, success and greatness are sure to follow.

It is easy to become frustrated because you think He has forgotten you or because things are not happening quickly. I have been there and if I am not careful, I will slip into frustration mode. You should know in the midst of your frustrations, the Lord only wants the best for you. His best includes wanting you to receive in the proper timing or in the proper season. You may think you ready are ready for something, but are you really ready? Be honest with yourself before answering this question. You may be ready, but the people involved may not be ready or in position. I know it can be difficult to keep trusting the Lord with your desires when your heart has longed for years, but you must keep trusting Him! It would be really sad for you to give up your trust in Him now, right when He is about to bring your desires to pass.

When you have prayed to the Lord, given Him complete control of your life, and allowed Him to order your steps, you just have to flow with Him. The next time you think you should be in some other position or place in life and you are truly flowing with the Lord, I think you should say to yourself, "The Lord has me right where He wants me.

Be blessed.