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When your change your mind, it’ll change your life!

A few days ago, a friend and I had an intellectual and intriguing discussion. We were discussing how crazy the mind works. I gave the scenario of being in a room of 1000 people, with 999 singing your praises and 1 saying you’re not good enough. Sounds like good odds right? Well, I thought so too but the truth is our minds will not even hear the 999 but focus on finding out why the 1 was not pleased. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the praises but they are overshadowed. Our minds tell us we want all to love us, like us, support and be there for us but we all know that is not possible. There’s going to always be hatred, naysayers, envy and strife. It’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s what we need to grow, be successful and get over the hump of pleasing others. Our perception must change in order for us to accomplish this.

images-47Understand that if someone is trying to bring you down they are positioned beneath you. It’s simple really. The only way for you to fall is having someone pulling you at the ankles, or maybe even hugging you around the calves but they are not hovering over you. If they were above you, would you allow them to push you down? Wouldn’t you do something to hold your position or will you just give up power to your oppressor?

Embrace the love, ignore the hate and appreciate your new way of thinking!! There’s no time like the present!!

Much Love,

Tracy B

There’s an aroma of blessings in the air!!!!….

I understand the concept of asking God for what I need in prayer privately and seeing it answered publicly. I understand the concept of seeking God daily and finding Him waiting patiently to be my guide. I also understand the concept of knocking on the doors of my dreams and expecting God to open the right ones all the time. I understand all of this. I would hear the pastor preach “Ask, Seek, Knock” on Sunday, nod in agreement, then leave the same way I came, still empty.  Sure, the word excited me. I would jump, scream, holler and shout but go home and fuss because nothing I wanted was working out. I would secretly wonder if God was even real because He surely didn’t seem to know my address to drop by with blessings. It seemed He knew where all my enemies stayed however,  because they stayed blessed. I was confused and soon realized I photo_10785507_door-open-to-the-new-world-for-environmental-concept-and-ideadidn’t understand the concept at all. So like always I went straight to the source for comprehension.

“God, you make it sound so simple. Ask and receive, seek and find, knock and doors open. I’ve done what’s required but I keep coming up short. What am I doing wrong? Should I spin around three times, jump four times and repent five? I know my enemies aren’t doing anything but making a mockery of You but You’re still blessing them. Should I just say to hell with all this God stuff, make a mockery of You as well? Well God, I’m listening!”

You are doing that already! How can I get a blessing to you if you don’t even believe I’m real or you deserve a blessing? Why pray? You’re wasting time, energy and words. After all We’ve been through!!. All the nights I’ve held you, the days I’ve carried you, the minutes I’ve kept you and you still think you can fuss and move Me. I’m moved by faith, not phony worship or fear. I bless who I desire and it’s always the ones who ask, seek and knock. You fuss, curse then deny, what type of formula is that? Even my enemies know how to get a blessing and apparently, yours do too. It’s so simple. The recipe for receiving is asking and believing. The recipe for finding Me is seeking Me and doors of opportunity open when you knock. What’s so hard about that? You and I will not go through this again. You will understand the concept and you will practice it daily until it becomes the norm. Here’s some simplicity for you, take the first three letters of each requirement and it will bring you right back to the beginning. Well Tracy, I’m listening!”  And just like lightning, it flashed and I got it.

“Father, forgive me. I know not what I say at times. I’ve been wrong for so long. It is really that simple. Each time I’ve asked You to answer, You did. Each time I sought You, You came. Each time I knocked, You opened. How did I not see this. Ask, Seek, Knock still leads me back to the beginning ASK! Thank You for being so awesome. Now I’m ready for You!”

Whoever you are that think God is not listening, think again. There’s a reason you’re reading this blog post. You’ve asked HIM what you’re doing wrong and He’s answering!.

Much Love,

Tracy B

The promise is here!

images-19In a vision I saw me standing. It wasn’t dark but there was no light either. It was a calm atmosphere. There wasn’t to much of anything going on outside of me just standing there. I started looking around and saw empty land. I took a step forward but didn’t move. I looked around again and noticed the land had grown more massive in size.

‘Where am I? How did I get here and where am I going? Hello, can anyone hear me? I’m standing right here, stuck, probably dying. Is anyone out there? Can anyone hear me?’ I called out again but still my call went unanswered. I was just about to give up and take a step backwards but I was blocked. “Who’s there?”

“Calm your fears. I’m not here to hurt. I’m here to heal. Look again with your spiritual eyes and tell me what you see.” So I closed my eyes and began to see and speak.

“My mother’s at my left, my father’s at my right, my grandmother’s behind me, blocking me and God, you’re in front of me. I see grass growing, milk and honey flowing. Birds are singing and the ground is blinging with gold. Where am I?”

“You’re in your season. This is your harvest. This is your land. I have spoken this over you and MY promise will come to pass. You’ve strayed from the path for to long so I got some help for you. I have people around who will NOT allow you to fail. I am in front because I know the way, can take the punches and clear the path. No longer will you stray. You will stay the course and inherit all the land possesses. You can only step forward. Are you ready to move?”

“Actually, I tried moving forward but something had me stuck, What is it?”

“The unknown had you paralyzed but knowledge is power. Open your eyes, see ME and walk!”

Much Love,

Tracy B

Deep down something says “You’re built for more than this!”

images-100Day after day you have to reprogram your mind to see good, think good, feel good and be good. God is always making a way when you can’t even see a way. Thoughts of faith should outweight thoughts of fear. Thoughts of prosperity should outweight thoughts of poverty. Thoughts of striving should outweight thoughts of struggling. You’re not made to crawl, you’re made to walk, run and fly.

Experts may have told you how impossible things may be but they are not God. Who said you can’t be all that you can be? I can assure you it didn’t come from God.

God is the author and creator of your life. What did HE say?

God will never lie to you. Whatever HE says IS!!!

Much Love,

Tracy B

My feet are moving but my rate of speed is alarming!
avant-garde fur brown shoesHave you ever been stuck, not felt stuck, but actually been stuck in something that you knew was better to just let go? But instead, you try manipulating the situation to where you’re not all in but still somewhat intertwined. You make yourself believe if you do things in moderation it just may work out. You even go so far as trying to compromise with God. Oh, maybe that’s just me :)  So now, you try moving forward with your plans for a better tomorrow but find yourself stuck somewhere from yesterday. You got all the necessary tools to move full speed but something is stuck and causing you to drag. You go round and round with what could possibly be wrong, even start singing ‘woe is me’ but never investigate the reason you’re stuck. You pray, you wait, you pray, you cry, you wait, and then you pray some more but you still haven’t investigated the reason you’re stuck. You try different approaches figuring it will bring about different results, and it does, but there’s hardly any movement. Finally, your heart screams – ‘God I trust you, tell me what to do?’
“It’s so simple, just let go and fall on ME. I got you! I have all you need, just fall. Your landing looks questionable but I promise it’s secure. I know you, I love you, I will never harm you. Trust me, let go, now fall!” 
Don’t be fooled, you can not reach your future dragging your past. Eventually your past will get stuck in yesterday’s traps!
Much Love,
Tracy B

Don’t fight your valley, walk into your blessing!

The valley always seem like it’s the most dreadful place to be. It can be full of misery, struggle, darkness and despair. Or it can be full of revelations, beauty, teachings and light. It’s all about how you choose to see and name your valley.

I used to see my valley as pain and experienced the same but one day one word changed everything. I began seeing my valley experience as what it was/is, an experience, an awakening, a lesson and greater relationship with God. My valley’s name became ‘refresher’.

images-112 (2)I believe everything happens for a reason. What you’re facing today will definitely help you later. The valley is necessary. If the set back or disappointment was not going to work in your favor later, God would not have allowed it. This is the time for you to learn what you need to learn, gain what you need to gain, and see what you need to see. It’s funny how we’re quick to say “I’m a work in progress” but despise the process of doing the work. The truth is we’re all going to go through valleys because trouble is inevitable but misery is a choice. I’m not saying the valley doesn’t have it’s pains and pressure but I am saying to understand that God is I AM and there’s no limit to Him. There’s no place that God can not reach or go to get you. The same God you praise on the mountaintops will also lead and protect you in the valley.  Your valley will change you if you’re willing to change your valley.

Thank God for taking the tears from my ‘refresher valley’ to water the seeds of my harvesting future! 

Much Love,

Tracy B

I will take refuge under the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed!

I finished reading the passage of Psalms and began praying. I started praying for folk I didn’t even wish to forgive. I didn’t know I didn’t want to forgive them until I started praying for them. So I stopped praying because I realized God had to reveal the enigma.

“Ok God, reveal what I need to know to grow. How can I forgive sincerely when I can’t forget the offense? My true prayer is that You hurt them for hurting me. You know what’s in my heart so why lie. However, I need to forgive? I need freedom from the chain of grudges, the quicksand of envy and the poison of self-pity. I’m listening.”

Jesus with wings-1“It’s so simple Tracy. I gave you the answer before you even prayed. I know all things.  To take refuge under My wings indicates you’re covered in a secret place that not even hell can reach. I understand your heart. It still has unforgiveness and everything else of yesterday but I got you covered today and forever. I’m working on you while you’re covered. I’m loving on you while you’re covered. I’m feeding you spiritual food while you’re covered. I’m teaching you while you’re covered.  I’m blessing you while you’re covered. It’s only heavy because you’re holding on to something I’ve let go. Just fall, I’ve got you covered. “

Take a deep breath. Inhale victor, exhale victim. Now forgive and be free!

Much Love,

Tracy B

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