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31 Journal Prompts for Boosting your Confidence (August)

Confidence is something I thought I always lacked. And then I realized all I had to do was let life happen. Confidence is something you get because of experience. Whether the experiences are good or bad, how we deal with life can ultimately help us gain more confidence. But how we deal with life absolutely depends on what types of questions we ask ourselves. Here’s a detailed list of questions to give you a boost in yourself because we all need it from time to time.

 

1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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Planners & Task Managers

I couldn’t find a planner I was happy with and  productivity apps just aren’t enough for me, so I created 6 pages to help me organize my thoughts to stay on top with managing everyday to dos/work/tasks. If this could help you procrastinate less and be more productive and focused, whether you’re a student or not, then by God’s Grace, I pray He will use your time to bless others as well.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS PDF: 

  • EISENHOWER MATRIX DAILY TASK MANAGER
  • GENERAL WEEKLY PLANNER
  • WEEKLY TASK MANAGER
  • POMODORO TECHNIQUE MARK OFF CHARTS
  • PRODUCTIVITY REVIEW JOURNAL PROMPTS
  • FILL-IN CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULES/DEADLINES

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ANXIETY SERIES – VLOGS

I received an anonymous question a few months back on God first God always.

Do you think if a Christian suffers from anxiety they aren’t true Christians?

I thought about what I had said in previous posts. How did this awesome question come about? I honestly would not know what words I would have used if someone asked me that question in person. That’s why I believe I turn to blogging because for some reason, words just like to start coming together in bands that cheer each other on. They make more sense to me as they form convictions, and sometimes I don’t even feel like it’s me writing or typing anymore. I sense as if my fingers seem to think faster than my brain. It’s questions and concerns like this that encourage me to grow. It might sound like a ridiculous question to you but to others hungry for God or just curious, I am satisfied to be that bridge for them to meet with Jesus. If anything I publish confirms your faith in Christ, I am blessed as well too!

I am not as smart or wise in person as I sound much of the time in all my posts. I like to believe I learn best when I am blogging and I learn best when I journal. I grow and therefore sound more mature and full of wisdom when I am challenged to answer a question concerning faith because I have the time to think before I publish. My fingers may be fast, but after all that, my favorite part is editing. At least that’s what I’d like to believe. I made a point in the first vlog that it really doesn’t matter if you’ve been a Christian for years and you still experience anxiety. I believe it’s when you’re in the midst of your anxiety and you know at that moment to turn to God, but you choose not to. It is that deliberate choice that makes it a sin to the one experiencing the struggle. Therefore to answer anon’s question, feeling anxious is generally not a sin, but remaining anxious is. An anxious person who is young in faith or is lukewarm might not know that they are sinning , but that’ is why spiritual growth is important.  I don’t think a Christian is any less a Christian if they live with anxiety because if remaining anxious and not doing anything about it means not trusting God enough, then all other sins for that Christian should make them less of a Christian. A sin is a sin and God is the Just Judge; He does not condemn but convict. Suffering from anxiety is a choice whether Christian or not. A Christian can experience anxiety but don’t have to suffer for it.

I would like you to know I do struggle too. I have anxieties like all normal humans experience. Perhaps maybe even more. And I am that curious kid at heart who would have asked the same question years ago if it only crossed my mind. I got anxious to answer the question when I read it….anxious because I had so many thoughts running through my mind, and I wanted to choose all the words that were jumping anxiously at me. But I waited and settled on a conviction that when my thoughts would finally calm down, God’s guidance would be much clearer, and I would leave the rest to my fingers. I had to dig deep and pray they were the words He trusted me with. The videos don’t get recorded until I’ve meditated ridiculously on what I’ve typed/written otherwise my mouth goes astray.

Why this long intro? I’m convincing myself there has to be some explanation why I have not been consistently making videos and why all of a sudden now it seems as though I am so confident to be back. I have been so guilty not making enough content. Laziness, busyness, bad time management, perfectionism, discouragement, insecurities, and anxieties. I could blame it on so many things and at the same time support my excuses. But nothing is more truer than the fact that I’m always led back to my relationship with Jesus. I’ve regretted making this blog and my channel countless times but I believe the number of times I’ve praised and thanked the LORD is exceeding that number. Hallelujah! Thanks to the anon who asked the question and to all the rest that brought up the topic of anxiety. It has given me life as a vlogger/blogger once again.

Do you think if a Christian Suffers from Anxiety they Aren’t true Christians?

There are 3 learned behaviors that govern the levels of stress and anxiety a person experiences. Okay, so I didn’t just come up with this. It’s been years of anxiety my brain and body have dealt with and I’ve come to the conclusion that my PRIDE, my INATTENTION (to important matters) or my ATTENTION (to unimportant matters), and my IMPULSIVENESS all have contributed to my woes. Woah, woah, woah! Yes, I am saying you cause your own anxiety. Unless you were diagnosed by a medical doctor, then it might be a bigger problem than the kind of anxiety I am talking about. Our PRIDE, ATTENTION/INATTENTION, and IMPULSIVENESS all affect 5 areas of life, which we must take time to examine. They are:

  1. BELIEFS

  2. INTERNAL DIALOGUE

  3. HABITS

  4. RELATIONSHIPS

  5. SPEECH

What Causes Anxiety? (From a perspective of a stubborn Christian – Me)

I believe Christian or not, we will still experience anxiety. However, we can definitely lessen it’s negative effects and practice is all it takes. In my spiritual walk, I’ve learned to be aware of when Satan’s about to shake my world, and even when I fail to avoid that, God’s grace reminds me to surrender in the midst of my struggle. In the video, I discuss steps to approach this practice.

  1. Know the difference between godly sorrow/worry and worldly sorrow/worry.

  2. Make a list of all your worries and distinguish whether your worries/anxieties are worldly or godly.

  3. Pray about your worldly worries/anxieties.

How to Steer Clear of Anxiety

In this video, I discuss Scripture for preventing and eliminating anxiety. Here are 3 keywords/points to focus on and apply:

  1. PROMOTE PEACE

  2. GIVE THANKS

  3. FEAR THE LORD/HUMBLE YOURSELF

Mini Bible Study – Anxiety

So How do I approach God with my anxiety? How do I pray about it? In this video, I talk about the importance of prayer and using an acronym (ANXIETY) as a guide.

  • A-doration & apology

  • N-otice whether the worry is worldly or godly

  • X-Explain how you feel & what happened

  • I-ntentionally forgive

  • E-xpress how you hate feeling worried & fearful

  • T-hank God for your anxiety

  • Y-ield to God with praises & end your prayer

How I pray for my Anxiety

The first part of this episode I share a breathing technique that has helped me come down from my stresses. The second part is a detox drink recipe for coping with stress.

Breathing Technique & Detox for Anxiety

Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

1 Peter 5:6-8 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.  Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

From my heart to yours. (PDF) 31 Journal Prompts for Managing Anxiety/Depression

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31 Journal Prompts for Managing Anxiety & Depression (July)

Anxiety is a hot topic, at least on God first God always it is. I get prayer requests about it and it’s a subject that comes up often enough. That’s why I’ve put these questions together in hopes that you can better cope with your struggle. I mean if you’re fed up with this common problem the rest of the world deals with, how about take a few minutes everyday to make these reflections? Maybe it can even save you from pulling all your hair out. 😛

I’ve had my share of anxiety and depression. You might argue the two are totally different. But the one word that ties them together is distress. Both words will always be associated with each other for as long as humans are alive. Have I overcome both? I wouldn’t say I’ve overcome them because I still do have times when I’m anxious or feeling sad. However, I do have more peace under pressure when things don’t go my way  compared to my old ways of thinking when I could not control my thoughts and feelings.

1 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

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Signs of Spiritual Maturity

My dad was the substitute for our pastor one Sunday and he asked me for some thoughts on spiritual growth. Here’s a few I came up with…..

  • When you are able to say “Thank You Lord for the struggles” and truly mean it.
  • When you grow concern for others’ spiritual maturity besides your own.
  • When you understand the difference between happiness and joy.
  • When you recognize times you could have surrendered or are able to surrender right then and there during a time you were impulsive or a time you were tempted. You favor the Lord’s discernment even over your common sense.
  • When you realize patience, forgiveness, and compassion are just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Your spiritual health is biblically intertwined with your physical and mental health.
  • When you find yourself talking/praying to God not just about the big decisions in life but also about the smallest details. His wisdom is more important to you than your own understanding.
  • When you receive confidence, peace, and joy by resisting all kinds of temptations instead of feeling dissatisfied, resentful, or vindictive. You see growth opportunities in your daily struggles.
  • When you become generous of the things you are grateful for in life. Even if it’s as simple as joy, you will spread it.
  • When your alone time with God becomes more and more important to you.
  • When you’re able to see God’s blessings towards others who bear good fruit. You are also aware and able to see the blessings that come from God because of your obedience to Him.
  • When you become less sensitive about yourself and more sensitive for others.

Colossians 1:10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Ephesian 4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

2 Peter 1:5-6 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

This list was not made to make anyone compare themselves to other Christians. Everyone is at a different level of spiritual maturity because everyone is responsible for their  own growth. That’s why patience, love, and understanding are some of the most valuable qualities to have. We don’t know how far along some Christians have come, Christian or not. Let us not compare ourselves to them. Let’s not judge them. Let’s pray whether that comparison was out of self pity or pride. Let’s bring whatever that judgement was to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

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A Psalm of Sheela

My heart it aches, I suffer in my youth,

My groans and moans speak for me the truth

But if my grief is caused by Satan’s lies,

What reason have I to cry and cry?

My heart it grows faint within me,

My spirit is far from free

But if my agony should lead me back to Your glory,

Lord, let my restless soul rest in Thee!

 

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P.S. No worries, I am not depressed. Just felt like writing this for anyone who might be going through something heart wrenching. I’ve been there friend.

 

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FAITH & FOOD (Devotional)

Matthew 6:24-34 – ”No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you–you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

DO YOU EVER WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU SHOULD EAT ON YOUR DIET? I DO. 

Being on the Ketogenic diet, I have to prepare what to eat in advance, otherwise I am more likely to be grab anything available in the fridge. I have yet to master meal prepping. So I try to cut out all temptations. Besides maintaining my weight, some of the reasons I have for being on this popular diet is for mental health benefits. My thoughts are much clearer, I am so much more focused, and although my memory can never be perfect, it has definitely improved.

But I’ll be honest, I do worry about what I should eat. I worry that I’m not doing it right sometimes, I worry if I have enough for the week, I worry if what I make is creative enough, I worry if others are judging because my food choices are different from theirs. I worry about my expenses on food.

Despite my worries, one truth brings me back to God. And that truth is the main reason I am on this diet. I want to be healthier for God. I am His vessel through whom His wisdom can be heard. And if my mental health suffers, I don’t have the confidence, focus, and right intention for spreading the gospel.

BEING HEALTHY FOR MYSELF SERVES ME AND NOT GOD, BUT BEING HEALTHY FOR GOD SERVES OTHERS AND HIM, AND MY FAITH THEREFORE FLOURISHES. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER THAT WHEN SOMEONE’S WEIGHT LOSS GOALS ARE FOCUSED ON FAITH AND GOD, CONSISTENT SUCCESS IS THE RESULT. 

 

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF:

  • Are my concerns righteous when it comes to food and diet?
  • Is my diet more so pleasing to my palate than to my faith overall?
  • What am I doing differently everyday to integrate my faith and mental wellness?
  • How often do I pray about self-control when it comes to food?

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I would not be able to praise You or thank You for the life you have given me if You were not my Creator. Thank you for my heart, my mind, my body, and my soul. Thank You for all the food that you provide this world with, thank You for giving me enough to live off of, for giving me every day as an opportunity to improve my health and well-being. Please forgive me for failing to thank You for Your blessings and for all the times I have not been satisfied when I have so much. Lord, I ask that You give me eyes to see how I can use my creativity and faith to make use of what I already have and help me to count it joy when I am being challenged to give in to my worries, so that I might remember to lift them up to You in prayer. Please help me to be content with what I have and be my self-control when it comes to purchasing only what I need. I want to be healthier for You, so guide me and lead me in this journey. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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30 Journal Prompts for Loving God, Loving Others, & Loving Yourself (June)

Need a little love in your heart?

I once heard a brother in church say, “Where there are relationships, there are conflicts.” And if you’re not a Christian, or if you’re a new Christian, a part-time Christian, a Christian returning to faith, or a mature Christian, conflicts are inevitable.  We all have relationships to maintain.

The great thing about conflict is the need for love. And where there is a need for love, there is room for growth. No matter where you are in your spiritual walk, you need to love, love, love!

I came up with these questions you can ask yourself to help you find balance in all your relationships, to help you make reflections, and make sense of where you’re at in your spiritual journey.

I admit I don’t always reply or react the way a proper Christian should, but the desire to be more loving never ceases in my heart. If you’re in the same boat, press that print button and give this activity a shot.

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He Gave Me Gladness

At His feet I cried, I came empty handed, 

He bled for me and died so violently, broken hearted

I said, “I’m sorry I have nothing to give You my Lord, 

I’ve squandered it all for this world;

What good am I to be redeemed and restored?”

He said, “Give Me your heart, give Me your truthful words, 

Give Me your praises, and every hurt you hoard; 

There is nothing I AM not able to do and afford.”

At His feet I cried, full of joy, full of sadness,

He bled for me and died, took my all and gave me gladness.

 

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Why Health

Home Improvement was one of my favorite TV shows in the 90s. The middle kid, Randy, was my biggest crush. All throughout high school, I idolized him. When I discovered he was a vegetarian in real life, I thought “Well that’s it! That’s what makes him stand out!” I easily justified his good looks, wit, and smarts to his diet. I admired him and so I wanted to be just like him, or at least be cool like him. I was 9 years old when I first thought of the idea of going vegetarian. I was 10 when I became part-time on the diet. I was 11 when I decided to commit. It caused my family a lot of grief and worry, thinking I’d for sure develop some kind of eating disorder, and end up dead one year later. I was already somewhat health conscious, but I look back now and I really don’t think I knew what I was doing.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas was my initial reason, but overtime it changed as I remained committed and outgrew my obsession with him. I was a weird girl. Life was difficult as a teenager. My relationship with my dad was ugly. Read my testimonyI don’t mention this in that post but I basically equated his diet to his anger. I had daddy issues and my hatred for meat grew the more hostile our relationship became. My choice not to eat meat was psychological. I came to discover this for myself when I finally decided to face my fear of forgiving him completely. You hear people going vegetarian or vegan for health or ethical reasons, but I did it because firstly, I was obsessed with a celebrity and secondly, I wanted to get attention from my dad. I was definitely more of a junk food vegetarian because I struggled with focus, memory, and sleep. I was anemic, had eczema, asthma, indigestion, anxiety, and terrible PMS. Had it not been for my pride, I would have given up on the first year on this diet. I guess it was my way of keeping my dad on his toes. WOW is right. How much more weirder can this post get? I’ll get to my point I promise.

My doctor never diagnosed me for any of those conditions because I didn’t have an option. My parents didn’t want me ever getting on any special medication, so I sucked it up. Go ahead, state your opinion, but I’m glad  that no matter how difficult I was, I never took to prescription pills. Instead, I took my health into my own hands and became my own health advocate. My parents bought a Jack Lalanne juicer for the whole family, which I now know they really bought it for me. I put that machine to good use as I came to realize I’m 100% responsible for getting as healthy as I could. Each year I became more and more health conscious, but I really didn’t step it up until a very embarrassing moment at work. I was a cashier and the person who gave their payment decided to hand me change after I had already punched in the numbers on the register. I froze and my ears turned red hot because I could not compute in my mind how much change to give back. My manager had to get off her break just to fix my problem, because it was that busy in the store that none of my mates could help me. That was one of the many awkward and embarrassing moments that pushed me to change my diet.  But taking supplements and actually eating more vegetables wasn’t going to fix me overnight.

I lasted 15 years. Do I regret giving up meat for that long? No. Despite the low self-esteem I had, I gradually progressed by committing to make my health a priority. Since JTT’s influence on me, I’ve always believed that food had a connection with behavior and thoughts. In my case, my pride and stubbornness opted to endure problems, which I totally could have prevented if I just knew what I was doing, and if I just had more discipline. I am a health enthusiast today thanks to the psychological and emotional struggles I had due to my poor diet and my relationship with my dad. After my long journey as a vegetarian, I transitioned to pescatarianism for one year then veganism for one week. Today, I’m an omnivore like most everyone else, but I transition through each eating lifestyle (in a different order) throughout each month as I revolve around my menstrual cycle. Sound interesting? Out of all this, I’ve come to develop a diet that has basically been a mental and emotional cure for me, and weight loss was just a bonus. Anxiety, depression, I’ve had my share.

I NOW SUPPORT MY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS BY INTEGRATING FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH/EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING. 

I’ve designed an eating lifestyle, which I am hoping works for all menstruating women. I know this is just the beginning of my endeavors with diet and fitness, but if you are a woman reading this and you’re interested in how I balance hormones by balancing nutrients, I’m glad to make this website available for you. Read this post to learn more. The connection between mind and body is amazing and I will never stop studying independently about their relationship, and how we are affected simply by what we consume. I also strongly believe in prevention, why and how it’s better than cures, and why diet alone has a great impact on how a person experiences life overall. Health is important to me because when I lack discipline to maintain good eating habits, my mind goes astray and I lose focus, and focus is a must to maintain. No other person but me experiences what I go through mentally and emotionally when I neglect my own health. And that’s why taking it into my own hands is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I very much strongly believe that health and Christianity go hand in hand and God proves to me time and time again exactly how my body is His temple.

My “Recipes” section is small but I am working on adding more. Check it out here. If you haven’t yet already done so, you can watch my very first video about my diet to learn more on how I’m losing weight.

I had a physical check-up 3 years ago, but that wasn’t my most recent. I told my doctor about how I experience shortness of breath a week to two weeks prior to my period. I have this weird thing that I do. Let me explain. I yawn again and again until I feel like I’ve gotten enough air, but that feeling of relief doesn’t last for long, and I have to force another yawn just to feel okay again. So anyway, I went into grave detail about this issue that I’ve had for over 10 years and asked my doctor if he knew what could be causing my shortness of breath. He responded with a look of bewilderment, saying somewhere along the lines of “It could be your asthma. I never heard of anything like that.” It was another embarrassing moment for me. It’s encounters like this that reaffirms my commitment to be my own health advocate.

*UPDATE: AS OF RIGHT NOW, I AM PUTTING TOGETHER AN EBOOK/PDF FILE OR TWO ABOUT THIS LIFESTYLE I HAVE DEVELOPED THAT REVOLVES AROUND A MODIFIED KETOGENIC DIET AND THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE. SO PLEASE HAVE PATIENCE WITH ME AND BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THAT.

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