Category Archives: Words

Created For a Purpose

Making Me In Your Image

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A brand is defined as, “a unique sign, design, symbol, words or a combination of these used to create a certain image.” Every company, product, and even most blogs have a brand.

In order to brand, a person must pick a specific age group, logo, and cause they want to target. If a company or person tries to create a product for everyone, they won’t be able to sell it because not all of their “audience” can use it.

When a company defines their brand it defines their mission. After they create their brand, then they create products to fit their cause.

God has branded us with specific gifts and talents too.

There are so many times I compare myself to others because they have gifts I feel I don’t. It’s so important for us to remember that we were created for a purpose and it won’t look very different than our sister, friend, or co- worker. If we don’t have a certain gift, that’s okay because God has given us gifts that fit the work He has for us.

God defined our mission and cause before we were born. When he thought us into being he picked our gifts based on what audience he wants us to reach.

He understood that hospitality or thinking to give a teacher a gift on the first day of school was last on our priority list. He knows that it’s okay to lack in certain areas, because in the areas He has gifted us in- we will excel.

Here’s my brand (or what I am good at): Hanging out with teenagers, mentoring, helping the broken, encouraging people through tough times, planting seeds deep into a persons soul by encouraging them in order to help them stand strong when trials come.

By defining my brand (or what God has created me to do) I have the ability to combat the adversaries lies. When I feel my friend seems to pray better than I do or that I talk too much (and trust me, i’ve beat myself up for that a lot) I simply remember, it’s okay because, God is using me with the gifts he has given.

Friend, we weren’t created on accident. God put a lot of thought into us. Don’t you think for a second that He left something out…  Have you defined your “Brand” I would love to hear it! Feel free to tell me on the comments below. 🙂

~ Lovelle ❤

Bringing Life To Our Thoughts

Words

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“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”
~ Psalms 139:17-18

We all know that words hurt, and that includes words we say about ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I am my biggest critic. The word says to give grace, love, and mercy, and I do it to everyone but myself.

It’s hard to speak life into what we do and who we are and it’s awfully easy to talk bad about our weight, body image, mistakes, and sins.

How amazing is it to serve a God that thinks precious thoughts about us? He is crazy about us. Once we ask forgiveness we are as white as snow.

Oh how easy it is to forget…

He never leaves us and even in our darkest moments He walks beside us. Today, let’s take a step back and remember what God thinks about us. Remember friends… His thoughts for us are only good.

~ Lovelle ❤

Speaking and Believing Truth

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It seems like everyday we battle with lies the adversary tries to make us believe. Between comparison and hurtful comments we hear, it’s easy to think the battle is lost. Our hearts are captivated by thoughts like;

You’re not smart enough.
You can’t do it. 
You’re not loved.
You’re not good enough

Don’t believe it. It is so important to listen to God and allow Him to speak truth into the lies that the adversary tries to fill you with. Guess what?

You are wanted (Romans 5:8).
You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
You are enough (Ephesians 2:10).

God knitted you together and he lovingly made you for a reason. In whatever messy, confused, and hurting place you may be in, God sees a purpose in you and He know’s it’s good.

Believe it.
Read it.
Most importantly…. please, please know it deep within your precious heart.

You are not the things people say. You are not what you have done in the past. You are not defined by the situation you are in right now. What you are my friend, is loved.

~ Lovelle ❤

 

Bringing Life Through Our Words

I walked out with red eyes, and a sad heart because of some words that were said to me. In this case, the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” was a lie because I was hurting, and I didn’t know how to make it stop.

They’ve made me feel like a prisoner
They’ve made me feel set free
They’ve made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king

They’ve lifted my heart
To places I’d never been
And they’ve dragged me down
Back to where I began

James 3:6 says it best…

And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. We have all said hurtful words about someone either to their face or behind their back. Words do hurt and they hurt WAY more than a broken bone. Unlike broken bones, wounds caused by words can’t be seen.

They leave scars in our hearts that can bring down our self-esteem and it can cause us to lose sight of how God sees us.

I love this song by Hawk Nelson. It really describes the effect that words have on a person both positively and negatively.

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts or
Put it out

I don’t know about you but I don’t want my words to hurt anyone anymore. The only fire I want to start with my words, is a fire full of love. I’m writing this to say, that as Christians, we need to make sure our words are bringing life, not death. In this world full of hate and disaster, we can be a light to those who need us most but we can only do that if our words are used for good and not bad.

Love Conquers All

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I’ll be the first to admit that as a sinful woman who loves to talk, gossip is something I struggle with daily. Last summer in one of my previous posts I discussed how God had convicted me on gossip and I gave some helpful steps to avoid doing it.

Together, one day at a time, and one person at a time, we have the ability to change the world through our words. I don’t know about you but I am sick of the heartache caused by words and I am going to change it by loving others and making sure my words are good.

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

Are you with me?

~Lovelle ❤