IT’S TIME TO GET FOCUSED!​

Shift your perception

You have two options, stay here or move forward. You can dwell on what was supposed to be or accept the reality and allow the Holy Spirit to guide your way. So often, disruptions in life pull you from your connection in Christ. You lose hope when the picture you’ve painted doesn’t turn out the way you would have liked. You begin complaining, bickering, and feeling like you are drowning. You spiral more and more out of control hoping to one day gain full control.

At this point, you may have decided to walk away from your decision to trust and depend on God in this hour because it feels like nothing is going as planned. You may have decided that since His plans aren’t lining up with your plans that leaving Him will be the better option. You have allowed fear and doubt to set in and now you’re stagnant. You already know that leaving the covering of the Holy Spirit isn’t the better option, but you have chosen to allow your emotions to guide the way. What else can go wrong?

It’s time to change your perception on how you are viewing your situation. It’s time to ponder on the truth. It’s time to get back in alignment. It’s time for your season of breakthrough!  God has so much more in store for you and He has blessed you with this season of isolation for the purpose of elevation. He wants to take you higher in Him, and in order to do so, He requires your undivided attention. He needs you to trust Him now than ever before. The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4).

Man looks at the outer, but God looks at the heart. When He examines your heart, what does He see? The enemy has been granted permission to put you under fire so that you can see where your hope and trust truly is (Job 1). Make the devil out of a liar. It’s time to prove that you are faithful and your hope is in Christ Jesus. It may get tough at times, but the Lord has a way of sending what you need.

If you are ready to get back in alignment and walk in your divine calling, sign up for my 8-week workshop, “Eliminating Distractions“. Your breakthrough is closer than you know. 

Happy Thanksgiving

I’ve been “Renea”, “Lady Mo”, and finally – “Rachiel Renea”. We try so hard to look like and be someone we are not. My true identity is Rachiel Renea. That’s who my parents called me to be. Once you appreciate your true identity, you learn to be who God created you to be.

I’m thankful for you not passing judgment on me as I have learned to ACCEPT me. Rachiel means motherly. Renea means rebirth. Those two words fit my description perfectly! I seem to always have the answer and I’m constantly performing self check ups. Self evaluation is key to total performance and development. I don’t know it all, but I love research and I love spending time with God which allows for increased wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

I have a beautiful family, great friends, and peace! I’m excited about what the Lord has in store for 2021. He’s purposeful, resourceful, and intentional. 2020 was created to be a season of growth. COVID-19 was brought to sever ties, break bondage, and yoke. Growth is always uncomfortable, but if you remain out of your comfort zone, then you will always be uncomfortable and ready for growth.

Instead of pondering on what 2020 “looked” like, ponder on the strength you developed, the growth you obtained, and the levels you gained!

Be thankful! You’re still here, that means there’s more work, opportunities, and abilities for you. Keep pushing!

Grace

I’ll never forget the day my parents split. Who knew that as an adult it would have such a great impact? I was torn. Part of me wanted to cry and other parts wanted to quit. The holiday season can be so challenging as a single woman. You look at all your friends and loved ones who are so in love, or at least pretend to be, and part of you is jealous because they have someone to spend this day of Thanksgiving with. My parents’ house was the “go to” house for all the holidays. All of the children and grandchildren would come together and celebrate. We would laugh, eat, play board games, sleep, and eat some more! It was the time of year each of us looked forward to the most.

This particular year, all of my sisters were married and my brothers each had someone to go to. My infant son’s grandmother had requested his presence at their family Thanksgiving function and I sat home alone. I cried and cried. I felt like everyone had forgotten about me. It was cold and quiet. Originally, I planned a family get together and no one showed up. I had never felt so empty in my entire life. I didn’t have a real relationship with Christ, so the need to talk to Him didn’t cross my mind. Instead, I sat home alone and cried. My heart grew bitter towards my family, because I believed no one remembered me or cared about me. I had ill-thoughts and ill-feelings. I felt sorry for myself. Feelings of jealousy were born. The need to separate and isolate myself took root. No one loves me. I don’t matter to them.

Looking back, I believe that what I felt was real. Today, I realize that I was choosing to lose myself in family instead of the One who mattered the most. I found the strength to make the decision to say enough is enough! Eventually, my family grew so I decided to make provisions and create a in-home tradition for my family. After my second child turned 3, I decided to have family time for just me and mine. I wanted to create memorable moments that we could look back upon and smile about. I wanted them to know that just because we don’t have a man in our home or we aren’t able to celebrate with friends and family doesn’t mean I shouldn’t give them my best.

COVID-19 has taken away the opportunity for family and friends to be able to fellowship in close proximity, but God has provided provisions for us to still say grace from miles away! Think of the endless possibilities we have through technology! Set up your phone or tablet in your kitchen and do a family Zoom or Facetime call so that everyone can cook their meals together. You can still partake in laughter and games and it will feel like you’re all together. It’s different, but the chance to connect is still available.

This Thanksgiving, think of family, friends, and neighbors that are less fortunate and ponder on ways you and your family can be a simple added blessing. Giving a plate, sending a simple card, or maybe a call to let them know they are loved and remembered. Tell them why you’re thankful for them. You’ll never know how your act of gratitude and affection can greatly impact their day!