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Thursday, June 6, 2013

#AlltheSingleLadies: Unrealistic Expectations @MinisterCeleste



You may know what some people’s will is for your life. You may feel the pressures of culture to conform to one set of expectations, the pressure of family or friends to meet other sets of expectations. You feel the push of your inner drive to achieve this or accomplish that; to do this better and to improve on that; but getting in touch with God’s will for your life will help you to focus on what is actually important and necessary. It will help you to shed the unrealistic expectations that come from others or yourself.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

#AlltheSingleLadies: Running from Loneliness with Overcommitment @MinisterCeleste

It is easy, as a single person, to become overcommitted and not even notice that it is being used to "stay busy" and avoid what may be "lonely" moments.  However, overcommitment is not productive.  In the alternative, perhaps, some of you know you are overcomitting yourself and want to get out.  Well here are some practical steps we can take:

Do not answer immediately. Pray about it, check your calendar, and seek godly counsel if necessary. You may also try screening your calls to avoid feeling pressured into giving an immediate response.

Count the cost. Ask yourself: Is committing to this activity/performing this favor going to cut into my time with God, my family, or my partner? Will I be making a one-time commitment, or will this become an on-going responsibility?

Pray. God doesn’t intend for you to do everything.

If you do accept, communicate your limitations.  Don’t assume that people know your limitations. Make them known up front to avoid being overstretched and volunteering more time than you have to give.

If you don’t accept, give them a lead. If you decline an opportunity to serve, perhaps you can still assist by suggesting someone else who might be able to help.

Don’t feel guilty about your well-considered decision. You don’t have to justify or explain why you can’t do it. Just say no graciously and trust that God will provide the right person to fill the role.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

#AlltheSingleLadies: Overcoming Fear of Loneliness


Overcoming the fear of loneliness requires understanding God’s commitment to you. His fatherhood isn’t based upon mood, sentiment or emotion; it is based on His unchanging character and reputation. Everything HE is, and claims to be, stands. He is always faithful to love you.

I Samuel 12:22 ”For the sake of His great name the lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own.” Notice two things in this scripture: concern for His good name and the pleasure He takes in being your Father, and why He will never turn his back on you. Your problems don’t mean that God is judging or disowning you. Satan would love to convince you of that. He will tell you that you have failed God, or that God has failed you in order to make you feel unworthy, hopeless, disowned by God and abandoned.

‘Great is thy faithfulness, O God, my father’. In your circumstances and suffering, “God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness.” Suffering and adversity doesn’t cancel His faithfulness. Hebrews 13:8 ”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

#AlltheSingleLadies: Overcoming Fear of Loneliness


Overcoming the fear of loneliness requires understanding God’s commitment to you. His fatherhood isn’t based upon mood, sentiment or emotion; it is based on His unchanging character and reputation. Everything HE is, and claims to be, stands. He is always faithful to love you.

I Samuel 12:22 ”For the sake of His great name the lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own.” Notice two things in this scripture: concern for His good name and the pleasure He takes in being your Father, and why He will never turn his back on you. Your problems don’t mean that God is judging or disowning you. Satan would love to convince you of that. He will tell you that you have failed God, or that God has failed you in order to make you feel unworthy, hopeless, disowned by God and abandoned.

‘Great is thy faithfulness, O God, my father’. In your circumstances and suffering, “God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness.” Suffering and adversity doesn’t cancel His faithfulness. Hebrews 13:8 ”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Overcoming the fear of loneliness requires understanding God’s commitment to you. His fatherhood isn’t based upon mood, sentiment or emotion; it is based on His unchanging character and reputation. Everything HE is, and claims to be, stands. He is always faithful to love you.

I Samuel 12:22 ”For the sake of His great name the lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own.” Notice two things in this scripture: concern for His good name and the pleasure He takes in being your Father, and why He will never turn his back on you. Your problems don’t mean that God is judging or disowning you. Satan would love to convince you of that. He will tell you that you have failed God, or that God has failed you in order to make you feel unworthy, hopeless, disowned by God and abandoned.

‘Great is thy faithfulness, O God, my father’. In your circumstances and suffering, “God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness.” Suffering and adversity doesn’t cancel His faithfulness. Hebrews 13:8 ”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

#AlltheSingleLadies: Fear of Loneliness, @TheSISTAHSMinistry, @MinisterCeleste

Overcoming the fear of loneliness requires understanding God’s commitment to you. His fatherhood isn’t based upon mood, sentiment or emotion; it is based on His unchanging character and reputation. Everything HE is, and claims to be, stands. He is always faithful to love you. 

I Samuel 12:22 ”For the sake of His great name the lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own.” Notice two things in this scripture: concern for His good name and the pleasure He takes in being your Father, and why He will never turn his back on you. Your problems don’t mean that God is judging or disowning you. Satan would love to convince you of that. He will tell you that you have failed God, or that God has failed you in order to make you feel unworthy, hopeless, disowned by God and abandoned. 

‘Great is thy faithfulness, O God, my father’. In your circumstances and suffering, “God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness.” Suffering and adversity doesn’t cancel His faithfulness. Hebrews 13:8 ”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

#AlltheSingleLadies: Fear of Loneliness, @TheSISTAHSMinistry, @MinisterCeleste

Overcoming the fear of loneliness requires understanding God’s commitment to you. His fatherhood isn’t based upon mood, sentiment or emotion; it is based on His unchanging character and reputation. Everything HE is, and claims to be, stands. He is always faithful to love you. 

I Samuel 12:22 ”For the sake of His great name the lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own.” Notice two things in this scripture: concern for His good name and the pleasure He takes in being your Father, and why He will never turn his back on you. Your problems don’t mean that God is judging or disowning you. Satan would love to convince you of that. He will tell you that you have failed God, or that God has failed you in order to make you feel unworthy, hopeless, disowned by God and abandoned. 

‘Great is thy faithfulness, O God, my father’. In your circumstances and suffering, “God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness.” Suffering and adversity doesn’t cancel His faithfulness. Hebrews 13:8 ”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”