Remain

Remain in God
Remain in Jesus
Remain in the Holy Spirit

Remain was a theme of a Bible study that I was doing and although I have been a little slack in getting it completed. It has been a subtle theme around me lately yet a strong reminder that when I start to lose faith and start to doubt myself and what I am purposed to do I have to remain focused, remain determined, remain productive and remain myself.  I have definitely lost myself a couple of times during my life time but I have become very wise in my growing up.  Again growing up sucks but in order to become better you have to grow up.  In order to walk in your purpose you have to grow up.  I am learning this whole responsibility concept on another level (lets be clear I have always been pretty responsible but I have never liked it).  I honestly just want to disappear into a dream most days because it is so much easier there.  But the Bible study has shown me a different way.  Too often we give up and giving up most times only sets us back and prolongs us from getting to our destination.  The road gets rough and tough.  The road gets exhausting.  The road gets dim but you have to remain in Jesus to maintain yourself.  So stay encouraged while walking in your purpose or whatever direction you are trying to move forward in.  Tough times come but they don’t last.  Remain true to you and what you believe in while going through.

Until next time live simply while making it extraordinary.

Zony 🙂

7 Ways I Got My Confidence Back

Ever had a day where you looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the person looking back at you.  Well that day came for me and it was a really painful moment in my life.  I had become a shell of a person moving in routine and it was no ones fault but my own.  But that day I realized that I had become mediocre at best and I remember texting two of my best friends and telling them my realization and I was determined to turn it around.  I sat down with my goals and decided to accomplish them and as I became consistent in my life and doing more of what I wanted to do, mediocre started to fade away.  Life isn’t perfect but it is definitely great and worth living. Here are 7 steps to get you started if you are feeling mediocre in your life.

  1. Exercise on a regular basis, I set a goal to lose 60 lbs at the beginning of 2016.  I made sure that I completed some type of physical exercise everyday except for the weekends unless I had some time.  I started to feel off balance if I missed a day.  It was so refreshing for me.  I am proud to say at the end of 2016 I lost 50 lbs. and I am loving the way that my body is looking.  Your girl is sexy around here.
  2. I started focusing on building my business, Simply My Purpose.  I have always wanted to own my own business and I threw myself into learning it, building it and trying to figure it all out one day at a time.
  3. Prayer, Prayer, Prayer…I looked up one day and I had become this prayer warrior.  I started praying everyday literally all day.  Anytime I started doubting myself I prayed, whenever anxiety would start to creep up I prayed.  I didn’t really need too much of a reason to pray.  It just became the normal and still is.  I kind of love it, it saves me and keeps me right on track daily.
  4. I exercised my faith.  My faith in God because He always brings me through no matter what I have done and no matter how I put Him to the side. He is the real MVP in my life and where my confidence is now.  Also, my faith in myself, I’m super strong and I may have my moments of despair but I always come back better than ever.
  5. I am a super introvert but I made myself reach out to my friends, my mentors, and my family.  Being able to vent to them and get encouragement and just be around positive people has definitely brought my confidence level back up to 100. 
  6. I set a number of goals for 2016 and I accomplished 90% of them.  I was super amazed looking back over my vision board and checking those things off plus some things that I didn’t put on my board.  So just knowing that you can set goals and you actually accomplish them is a major confidence booster.
  7. I really have taken the time to get to know myself.  One of my major prayers is “God show me, me as you see me and help me to grow in all areas to be a better me daily.  But God really show me who I am and who I am becoming.”  I spend so much time with myself, writing and just getting to know me again outside of everyone around me. 

I am completely proud of myself and I am completely in love with myself.  Not in a conceited way at all I just know where I was and where I am now and it truly amazes me everyday.  Let me throw this disclaimer out there, none of these steps were easy at all.  But it took me deciding to not be that shell of a person that I saw in the mirror and become who I am now and who I continue to grow into daily.  She who is me is super amazing and if you are struggling with your confidence just know that YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING AS WELL. 

That is all for now and as always thanks for visiting and reading until next time live simply but make it extraordinary!!!

Write me back and let me know how you keep your confidence at 100 or if you need any help from me to get that level to 100. 

Zony 🙂

Written Notes


“For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭6:13-15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The promises of God don’t come with a date. They don’t come with instructions on how to get them. They don’t come with any special bow or in any type of gift box. They should actually come with a warning label. Warning may cause anxiety, may cause stress, may cause doubt,  may take most of your life to receive, may not look like you want it to, may not come how you want it to, may take some obedience on your part, may lose some friendships during the process, when you think you’re ready you’re probably not, your hold time is indefinite. But also will cause strength, patience, endurance, growth, trust, faith, preparation, perseverance, peace and happiness if you follow through and wait on God to come through with His promises to you.

“2 Chairs” in Review

2chairs

Ok let me set this up…

I was in the airport heading to Mexico.  I stopped at the first little bodega after TSA to buy a bottle of water…just a bottle of water.  Before I left my home I told myself I would not buy anything or spend any extra money on anything during this trip.  I am just going to eat and enjoy myself.  But this little bodega had books on top of books on top of books and if you know me like you need to know me, you know that I love a good book.  So I started browsing through the books, I haven’t even gotten to the water yet.  This one book 2 Chairs caught my eye, there is nothing fancy about the cover, no bells and whistles to it … just red, white and black – Nothing fancy.

Look above you see it…nothing fancy.  I started reading the praises on the back cover of the book and decided to buy it.  I find my water and get to the register and as the lady is ringing me up I am still questioning my purchase of the book but I go with it.  I get to the gate, in between small talk with those around me I start to read the book.

This book is AHMAZING (no typo, say it with the little catch in your throat) and has made such an impact on my life in this short period of time.  I have been struggling understanding prayer and everyone that I talk to about it has their own versions of how it should be done and none of them are the same.  Needless to say I had way too many opinions of prayer rattling around in my head.  But Mr. Bob made it all so clear and simple for me.  This book has been an absolute game changer in my prayer life.  The best thing about this book is that he ask 3 simple questions:

1. Does God know your situation?
2. Is it too hard for Him to handle?
3. Does He have a good plan for you?

I am sure that you all know the answers to these questions…if not get in touch with me ASAP or just buy the book and read it.  Mr. Bob gives you simple instructions, simple everyday examples of how 2 Chairs works.  He doesn’t give examples of off the wall, outrageous situations where God spoke to someone about something that would probably never happen to you.  But  examples that we all can relate to and again if you know me like you need to know me you know I like simple.  He gives instruction to set up a place for you to meet with God … 2 Chairs … one seat for you and one for him and there is a balance of conversation. You are able to talk to Him about anything but you have to be willing to listen and hear from Him as well.  For so long I was missing that step, I would pray, pray, pray but I wasn’t listening at all.  But now that I am doing both wow 😯 I feel like my eyes have been opened even more.  These days my car has been my favorite place to pray so I asked God to meet me there every day for our 2 Chairs time.  I don’t put anything in the passenger seat and I just get in and say “Hey God” what are we talking about today.

Fast forward to Mexico, my first morning there I was sitting on the balcony writing in my journal and there were two chairs out there and I asked God for direction with this blog and the content that I was suppose to write and boy oh boy did the flood gates open.  I glanced over at the other chair and said “God I know that you are sitting there”.  For a while now I have been in a block with nothing creative flowing through me but He gave me some good stuff.

I am reviewing my first book on Simply My Purpose because 2 Chairs has completely changed my prayer life and it seems so much easier and more consistent.  I enjoy the time so much.  2 Chairs has been a major blessing in my life.  Before I was halfway through reading the book I was recommending the book to my friends lol… I would tell them to get the book and sent them a picture of the book so they wouldn’t have any trouble looking for it.  But I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to get deeper with God and build a stronger relationship with Him.  Mr. Bob didn’t ask me to write this, I am not even on his radar but this book will forever be a staple in my collection.  I will be reading it again really soon because I am sure that I missed some good gems the first time around.

Because of the season that I am in, one really good gem that has stuck with me from this book because of the season that I am in is ” Praying is something we do in our time, answers come in God’s time.” (Now that’s a WORD)  I have definitely been putting the full court press on God to let me know what is going on and what is coming my way but He has been cool and giving me little pieces.  But I think this book definitely put me in a place to be ready for a string of events that happened over the weekend that now have me in a quiet reflective space.   I feel different good.  That is the best way to describe it.  There is no complicated explanation for how this book influenced everything that has happened but all I can say is life has been”different good”.  I am forever grateful for this very simple book catching my attention and turning my life around within 2 weeks.

Go by http://www.2chairsbook.com/ and purchase this book it will definitely change your life and your time spent with God.

Happy Reading everyone!!!!

Zony

Apologies…

My deepest apologies for letting this part of my website slip.  It actually the most important part of the blog to me.  Where would we be with out a relationship and life line to God?  Prayer is that life line and although I make sure that I pray everyday I haven’t been making sure that I am taking this to the next level.  I will be doing better and next week the weekly prayer will be back and on a regular basis.  So again if you have prayer request please email them to me and I will be more than happy to pray for you.

prayer@simplymypurpose.com

Hope to hear from you soon!!!

XOXO,

Zony