My birthday came and went about a week ago. With the new digits the all too familiar question came falling out of multiple mouths, “Do you feel (insert new age)?” Am I supposed to feel this awe-inspiring enlightenment because of I’m a few hours older? Because I don’t. I’ve honestly felt like I was at a lull in my life. It wasn’t until this past Sunday that I received a message that gave me a new insight on life, in which I am going to share with all of you!
Five Stages of Recovery
by Bishop TD Jakes We are all recovering from something. Victory is not just an experience, it’s a process.
“So many times we fight the symptoms and NOT the real source.” Ladies, it is time for us to grab control of our lives! We all heard anything worth having is worth
working fighting for, well that includes our daily issues. By gaining control of our situations we are making room for so much more prosperity.
Sometimes we feel stuck in a rut and most of those times it just means you are ready for a challenge! You need a CONQUEST. If you want to have life and live more abundantly, step outside of your comfort zone. Not necessarily in your love life (because I got that mixed up myself), but in your interests, goals, and experiences. Get out of your static circle and get into something that stretches you. Getting outside yourself with unselfish acts will bring you the blessings you are missing.
You cannot have full recovery if you cannot confront YOURSELF. We have to go back to the source. To not confront things isn’t healthy, it makes the situation worse. Confrontation is not necessarily adversarial. There is strength in a person who can work up the nerves to confront someone without getting angry. Addressing your story is the third step. We tend to remember things to our advantage as if we are the angels, but is it true?
Conquest without confronting is a false sense of security. Anything you cannot confront you cannot conquer. So in order to conquer your challenge and move into better days, skipping the third step is NOT an option. Once you do confront the issues/road block in your way, move into winning! Conquer your conquest.
A conqueror is known by the fight he fought, but a champion is known as the winner she is. Romans 8:37 says, “We are MORE than conquers”. A champion is someone who is constantly winning. And who doesn’t want to win at life? One you win one thing you will crave that feeling of conquering. For champions, winning is instinct. Is it time for your next conquest? Or am I alone in needing a new challenge so I can win at life?
–Much Love XO
(Full Sermon here)