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REST, RENEW & RECHARGE YOURSELF!

Ah! when was the last time you took more than a few moments to rest from the daily pulls of life?  Seriously the demands of life here on earth in the current times we live in can place a strain on even the strongest people we know.  God never intended us to get so busy with the affairs of our lives that we never take the time to rest in the most sincere yet simplest forms of relaxation. When was the last time you took a long-winded walk around your neighborhood or local park just to do so? If your response is two weeks ago or longer – you may not be resting intentionally in order to renew yourself for your best interest and those family members and loved ones who are counting on you to live a long life. I happen to love running, cycling and live a very active lifestyle that also involves caring for my two daughters but even with my active lifestyle and as a vegetarian – I recently heard the Holy Spirit whisper Rest, Renew & Recharge! You see in the beginning when God completed creation in 6 days, he rested on the 7th day (Genesis 2:2). Even the Most High God knows we all need rest for he created rest. 

If I am being totally transparent, as a single mom – the word rest has always sounded a bit foreign to me because I used to believe I needed to complete a majority of my long list of action items before resting. Perhaps you too have an extremely busy lifestyle that involves working full-time, caring for your loved ones and quite possibly your parents.  Listen, Jesus knows all the past, present and future demands you will ever face but in order to Renew – you must first find Rest. Your mind, heart, blood pressure and body will all thank you in the long run! Do not wait until you are faced with a health scare before you take the necessary rest you need. Consider good rest will lead to the re-establishment of your health in Christ Jesus! While this may be easier said than done, if you lead a busy lifestyle – make sure you seek the Lord’s help in showing you how to rest. One simple way I have found rest is by purposely leave my cell phone downstairs during my much needed rest period. Yep – I simply place my device in silent mode and disconnect from the world to avoid unnecessary interruptions. Our bodies are not electronic devices powered by batteries intended to operate in non-stop mode, No! we are limited human beings created by an unlimited God so rest is found first in our Heavenly Father. 

So here’s to your goal of Recharging your body, mind and spirit. To Recharge simply means to regain energy or spirit! To fulfill all the things God has purposed us to do in the earth, we must regain energy expended during the course of our daily demands. What I know for sure is that my daughters are depending on the best version of me to take care of them. I simply cannot give them that best version unless I intentionally press pause on the pressures of this world, renew my mind in Christ Jesus by getting the much needed rest the Father intends for me to have.  Likewise you cannot be superwoman or superman to anyone while you are exhausted from the cares and demands of society.  Remember we are reminded in Matthew 11:28 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Here are a few simple ways to add relaxation back into your daily routine:

Unplug your phone for an hour; Grab your journal, favorite cup of tea and sit outside for 30 minutes while you write a letter of gratitude for the many blessings you already have

Schedule a 1 hour massage which can help to relieve tense muscles.

 Research shows those who intentionally unplug by resting purposefully are more productive in fewer hours than those who do not. 

May we find comfort in Psalms 23:2 “He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams” (NLT).  I am standing in agreement with you as you Rest, Renew and Recharge for God’s glory!  Remember, you were fearfully and wonderfully made for such a time as this!

~Amadi E. Leaks

 

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Bee Yourself!

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I saw this cute little necklace where I work at and I’m not a fan of bees, but the phrase underneath was touching.  I had to have this necklace in remembrance that we need to “bee” ourselves!

What is the point of trying to become someone else?  God created each and every one of us in His own image.  Have you ever tried to fulfill someone else’s dreams or tried to be someone else because of the better progress they are making in life? Well the most important thing is to never copy someone else’s dream or their image.  Learn to live for us because we were all made equal.

You are an authentic person who has their own dreams and goals to be filled.  I remembered when I wanted to fit in with the crowd so bad that I would join different groups on social media to feel that security.  Every since high school I would always try to fit in with the crowd.  I wasn’t popular and wanted that attention so bad.  Even though I hung out with a different crowd each week, I still didn’t felt like I belonged.  I never really had real friends growing up and I wanted to fit in with others to make me feel good about myself.

But I wasn’t listening to God’s voice when He told me that I was born to stand out.  I’m finally getting it, so now I just stay in my own lane and do my own thing.  I’m “beeing ” myself without trying to be like other women.  So stand up and stand OUT!  Bee Yourself because everyone else is already taken!  Create your own identify so others can see the real you!  I remember one of my Instagram followers post stating that the best brand is yourself.  That is very true!  I created my personal brand called “IAMPATRICERIVERS” From Pain to Blessings.  It’s about me and the struggles I’ve been through throughout the years.  I want to encourage and empower other women that they don’t have to look at their past struggles or hurt when they can start their life brand new and be the person God has called them to truly be.

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7 Reasons Why Life is Amazing

We all have one life to live, so why not live it to the fullest?!  Here are some great reasons on why life is so darn amazing!

  1. Living up to your Dreams!  You are finally getting the chance to do what you have always dream of as an entrepreneur or a visionaire.  Take one step closer to your dreams and then stand on top of the world!
  2. Doing what you Enjoy the most!  Just like what I’m doing now; writing on a motivational piece that will empower you all that are reading 🙂 Without life, I wouldn’t be able to do just that!  Whatever you enjoy doing in life, JUST DO IT! Whether it is walking your dog every day, mowing the lawn, surfing or maybe making jewelry, continue to live up to your potential and enjoy your hobbies!
  3. Having Freedom! Other countries doesn’t have this type of privilege just like in the United States, but we all have the freedom and luxury to do what we want to do (just don’t break any laws doing it lol) and enjoy them to the fullest!  Don’t you just love being free and going outside to smell the roses anytime that you want to?
  4. Being Sociable!  You can go to your favorite spot every weekend and just have a great time with friends or family.  Living your life while being sociable and having a great time! Life can be just that good!
  5. You are still alive! What a great reason this is to why life is so amazing! You always hear on the news that innocent lives are taken away from people that haven’t committed any crime or hasn’t done anything to get caught up with the wrong crowd.  From children to adults, lives are taken away every second.  So be grateful that you are still alive and that you still have breath in your body! Life is too short so never take it for granted!
  6. Accomplishing your goals! Just like your dreams, you can achieve all of your goals one day and one step at a time!
  7. Create Memories! What type of world would you live in if you couldn’t create any memories? Create special moments of your life and each year and live up to your expectations in life.  Whether they are bad memories, sad memories or good memories, it’s still part of your amazing life!

So now do you see why your life is so amazing? 🙂 Live to Learn and Learn to Live!

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