Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wisdom Wednesday: See you At the Top

Hello Friends,

I have been doing a lot of soul searching and praying lately.  This is something that I hope all of you do.  It can definitely be in your own way and in your own time; but I highly suggest that you develop some type of way to talk to your creator.

I am not shy to say that I love the Lord.  I love the bible and his word.  However I know that everyone is not as connected to the word of God, but feels that they have a pretty good handle on life.  I need to share with you that if you feel that you have a handle on life and that you don't need help, you may be living in a space  of disillusionment.  We all need God and there is a little of him in each and everyone of us.  Therefore we all need each other.


Please, stop living in pride and realize that we all need one another.


That is your wisdom for today.  Spread it and understand it.  Each of us have something to offer this place.  Therefore we owe it to ourselves and to others to grow and to develop into the people God has created us to be.  Be the best you can be in the Lord, for the Lord.

With that said, I want to share with you a very important figure in personal development.  He is a motivational speaker, author, and entrepreneur who encourages you to live your very best life.  I recently listened to one of his talks and I wanted to share it with you. His name is Zig Ziglar and he is going to give you some words of insight in order for you to change your mind about how you are living this life.

I promote this kind of encouragement because a lot of us are in the space where we don't really know who we are.  We are not living the way that God has intended us to live.  We are living by Fear Motivation.  We do things because we are afraid that if we don't do them then we are going to be homeless or laughed at.  We also "don't" do things because we fear the unknown. We have to step out of this wrong thinking . . . This "Stinking Thinking."

Take note when he talks about the three types of motivation:

Fear Motivation

Incentive Motivation

Growth Motivation


Which one of these do you live by? Why do you do the things that you do?

Gain Wisdom and Gain Understanding.  This talk is about an hour.   Take the time to listen to it.  These are the things that we should be listening to in order to grow our minds.  God has sent people to us to help us hear and understand his word.
Respect his order and know that God does things to benefit our growth.
He wants to develop us to get to the very top.
Love you with the Love of the Lord.
Remember to live your life on Purpose.
Until Next Time







Monday, September 10, 2018

Motivation for Monday: Make Good Decisions

I receive a letter from Terri Savelle Foy the other day telling me to quit.  This was strange because I remember her sending me a letter before telling me "don't you dare quit!"  I knew there was more to the story, so let me explain. . .

Sometimes we have to make some tough decisions.  Focused people,  you know those people who seem to have it all together, those successful people;  they know how to make decisions quickly.  They can identify those things that will benefit them and the things that will not.  This is what makes them financially successful.  If there is something that is in their life that does not match up with their personal vision, then they cut that part out and find something that is beneficial to the overall vision.  Successful people know what they want and they make calculated decisions on how to get there.

They know how to quit!


Well I know I want to go to heaven and I want you to go too.  So, I want to make calculated decisions to spread the word of God to more and more people.  In order to do that, I may need to cut some activities, some people, and some habits out of my life. This means that I have to quit somethings. The Lord showed me very clearly what he has planned for me.  Now it is up to me to follow the plan he has for me.





Now, when you are following God, he gives you a vision.  A vision is something that you see that will come in the future.  The word says wait on the vision, it is for an appointed time.  So, you will learn patience during the time that you are working towards that vision.  You will also learn how to follow the direction of the voice of the Lord.  Obedience to that small still voice is key.

I am at a cross roads in life.  I have to make some important decisions that are going to help me build my relationship with the Lord.  I need to give up some things in order to make room for God.  This is where the "Quit" comes in.  The word says that you need to "count the cost,"  meaning you need to take inventory of your life everyday.  You have to make important decisions about what you are willing to give up in your life and what you are willing to sacrifice in order to follow Jesus.

I had told the Lord that I will live a surrendered life.  Therefore, I will follow him to where he needs me to go.  I imagine the possibilities of what he has for me but he is the one that will direct me to the best things that he has for me.  Therefore, I need to trust him.  So when he tells me that I need to throw away the access stress in my life, that is something that I am willing to do.  When he tells me that I need to stop watching so much TV, that is what I a going to do.  When he tells me to stop drinking so much coffee, or stop buying so many clothes, or stop living irresponsible;  I need to listen.  I need to pay attention.

Pay Attention to the voice of God.

I just want to encourage you to keep paying attention to that inside voice.  You know, that voice that is telling you the right thing to do.  This is your instinct.  This is your intuition.  This is the voice of God.  We often get in trouble when we start reasoning things out.  We start thinking about the what if's, and the "it's probably not going to work,"  or "it is not going to well right now . . ."  I am here to tell you to be bold in Christ.  Be bold and who he has made you to be and become.  It you are not happy in your current situation,  It is time to Quit!

LOL, people get me wrong on this all of the time.  I am not telling you to go out and quit your job today.  But I am telling you to start making careful and calculated decisions to change your life.  Come up with an exit strategy!!

It is time for me to change the way that I am thinking about this life and start making decisions that benefit the Kingdom.  I can no longer stay still and hope for the best.  Change only comes when you make different decisions in life.  If you keep making the same safe decisions, you will stay in the same place.  I am exercising my brain by thinking more.  We need to start thinking things through to the end. If we don't, we will continue to be crazy, while believing that everything is normal.

I want to live for the Lord.  I want to here well done my good and faithful servant.  I want to do the will of my father and heaven.  I don't want to bury my gifts and I don't want other people to use me until they use me up.  I am ready.  I am ready to Live!!  The Lord has made me free, through the death of Jesus Christ and I am free indeed.  I will not go back into slavery for anyone!!

Your motivation for Monday

You are Free Indeed

Do not go into slavery for anyone.

Start living your life free

Breathe

Live

Be Happy





   This letter was an  interesting confirmation from the Lord because I was waiting for a very important answer to a prayer I had.  The answer was quit.  The letter from Terri confirmed it.  Just taking a little time to think about what it means to quit allowed me to put somethings into perspective.  It was something that I knew already, but it had to be made clear.  I understand now.  I have to  leave something very important to me behind, so that I can move forward in the vision.  We don't have time to do everything all at once, but we can make decisions today that will benefit the vision of the future.

One of the very best decisions that you can make for your life is to live for the Lord.  This will look different to different people.  Believe me, it is the best thing that you can do.  Don't give up on life, keep living.  Do some research if you need to and learn about the goodness of Jesus.

Until Next Time
-Tamorra


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wisdom Wednesday:

The following is the premise of Wisdom Wednesday:

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
Proverbs 3:1-13

I believe that God has made each and everyone of us.  Therefore, each and everyone of us is special and has an individual frequency with God.  He uses us to communicate messages to each other.  He has communicated a very important message through me and I would like to share it with you.  I don't want to exploit it or miss use this information.  I just want to share it with you and I hope that you share it with others.

I am referring to the book that the Holy Spirit has allowed me to write.  It is called "Transition Into Life."  In it, the Lord has spoken to me about our wrong thinking and how we need to change our perspective on how and why we are living this life.  

He told me to make it available to everyone.  Therefore, it is going to be available on YouTube for your listening pleasure.  I have already started to record it.  Take a listen.  Learn what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the whole world. Enjoy.



This is Chapter 5 of my book.  It will be available soon on Amazon.



Remember to Get Wisdom, and Get Understanding
Remember to live your life on Purpose.
Until Next Time

Monday, September 3, 2018

Jesus Calling: Finding Peace in God's Presence.

This is a Motivation Monday,

God just placed this on my heart right now:  

You don't experience God through Religion, or through religious practice.  You get to know God by spending time with him.  Day by day.  You get to know him by walking with him, talking with him.  There are people who truly have a relationship with God because they did not get caught in a fake religious practice.  They may have been born Muslim, or Jewish, or Hindu, or Christian, or Jehovah Witness, but they did not get their mind trapped into limited perspectives of who God really is.  God is everywhere.  He is everything.  He presents himself as a loving father because that is how he wants us to get to know him.  Our God had a son.  He loved us so much that he sacrificed his only begotten son so that he could adopt us. 

Jesus is alive and he is calling us!


I was in the book store the other day and I came across a book that has repeatedly stepped into my life.  It strides a little, with a matter of fact "You Need Me" stroll.  I'm sure that I could benefit from it's wisdom, but I just haven't found the money to buy it.

We all make these types of excuses:

I don't have the time

I don't have the money

I don't have the resources


This is our reasoning mind that does this to us.  We often reason out of the fear that something will happen that is not in our control.  We freeze and back away from the things that scare us.  If we were to act more instinctively, we would gravitate to the things that will help us grow.  We would stop relying on our own logic, and we would trust God.  Stop thinking everything through!  Our logic is faulty and we do not think like God.  The mainstream of people do not think like God. I heard this quote somewhere:  "Do not follow the mainstream, people get lost in there!"  But, I digress because this is not the point of this blog post so let me move on.

The point is, to stop making excuses.  We need to take a more active role in moving towards things that will help us grow.  The most important investment that you can make in your self is the growth and development of your mind. Hence, I am going to go out and buy this book today.




It is called "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young.  It is a 365 day devotional that she was inspired to write while listening to the voice of God.  She writes down an interpretation of scripture that I know God has specifically designed her for.  This is what God does, he speaks through his people.  He inspires them to communicate to the world in a special and unique way.  His voice can be heard through art, music, writing, living, preaching, or teaching.  I experience God's voice through confirmation, patterns, perspectives, and through other people. What ever gift God has given you, he wants you to use it!



This is your motivation for Monday
The Lord has designed you so that he can speak through you.
He wants his true self to be communicated pure and true.
You are special!




Sarah writes as if God is responding to her questions:


"Expect to Encounter Adversity in your life in remembering that you live in a deeply fallen world.  Stop trying to find a way that circumvents difficulties.  The main problem with an easy life is it masks your need for Me. When you become a Christian, I infuse my very life into you, empowering you to live on a supernatural plane by depending on Me."

She goes on to say on this date that we have to let go and let God.  His strength and glory is shown in our weakness.  We have to learn how to stop depending on ourselves and start depending on him.

I really like the devotional style and set up in this book.  It gives the date at the top of the page then it gives you a modernized and conceptualized word from God. I don't constitute this as rewriting the bible, but instead recognize it as necessary teaching of concepts. The format of the book gives you the scriptures in the bible to look up as a reference.  This is a good way to connect and witness to the world.  This style brings about a different energy than preaching at someone.  It is a devotional that walks the journey with you.  It brings about peace in you heart as you experience his words in your current language.  You will be able to relate to the words.

On this particular page it gives you two scriptures:

Rev. 19:1

And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God


Psalm 91:1-2

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.



So, like I said, I was in the book store and I sat down to skim through this book.  I am convinced this is another gift that God has given us to get closer to him.  So I suggest that you go buy it as well.  Invest in your growth.  Let me know what you think about it especially if you read it before.  I will take a year, do the devotional, and get back to you with a full report.

I will add this post to the 

Books 4 Purpose Book Club on Google +



The world tries to distort the image of God.  We are at a time where God will pour out his spirit more and more, so that his true people can stand up for him and tell the world about how loving, true and just he really is.  He is calling out a people to himself.  You my friend are one of those people.

Do not put God in a box.  Instead, allow the Holy Spirit to minister to your spirit.  Be willing to deny yourself; the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that have been conditioned in you since you were born.  Let that go and be born again into new life.

Jesus is Calling!


I write and promote this type of information all of time.  I am in the process of recording my book on you tube now, so check it out:

Transitions Into Life 

by Tamorra Goldsboro

Start Living your Life on Purpose Today


Click to Listen

Free download to the first part of my book available on my website

Artteacher4purpose.com

-until next time

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Friday, August 31, 2018

How do I promote myself and my business on social media?



It is Freedom Friday

It is a Freedom Friday where I love to connect you to information about the mind bondage that we all are in.  We want to start to gain the insight to these systems that have been set up by the world kingdom.  We as Christians should follow the Heavenly Kingdom.  I follow people who I believe are true believers in the words that Jesus speaks.  Until they prove me otherwise I will listen to their council.  So I am going to share with you two videos that I found about how to promote yourself on social media by Rachel Hollis.

As bloggers, entrepreneurs, and business minded people, we know the importance of the Internet and the Power behind it's influence.  Although it may have been a tool designed to trick the minds of the masses, it can be an awesome resource to spread the truth about the Kingdom of Heaven.


I'm not a very social person. People always ask me why I never pick up my phone . . . because I'm either 

#1 Not near my phone and don't feel like answering calls 

#2 I am busy and don't feel like answering calls 

or 

#3 Relaxing and don't want to talk to you.  


This is why I am thankful that God sent me friends that don't mind my social awkwardness. We could go months with out speaking but then just pick right back where we left off.  This is how I feel about relationships; they should be long lasting.  Relationships should be cultivated and tested by time.  This is how you truly get to know someone.  So, why do I have to promote myself on social media?

The Answer:  because it is good for business, Kingdom business . . .

I have been asking God lately . . .why am I doing all of this? Why did I enter into this world of social media  propaganda?


I fundamentally feel that this is what Jesus was talking about when he said the end times would be full of a bunch of self loving, self absorbed,  and selfish people.  The end will be full of people that believe a lie rather than the truth.  The people of the world will be tricked by many seducing spirits.

I don't want people to stay asleep on what is really going on in the world!


So many of us stay asleep to what is really going on.  But we have directions to watch and pray:

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. . .

. . .Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.  And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Mark 13:33-37

WAKE UP!!!

His people will be those who spread the word of his coming and provide information about the Kingdom of heaven.  His people will heal infirmities, and do great exploits.  I pray that I don't become a person seeking affirmation from my social media following.   Let me just say that I care about your soul and I am not doing this for a popularity contest.

So the thing is, I am not used to this idea of having to promote myself.  Having to show people in a snap shot who I am.  Maybe I don't want you to know me in a snap!

However,

This is how people think now a days: 

Instant with Instagram
In a snap with Snap Chat
All about You with YouTube
Tweet self Talk with Twitter
Pin it quick with Pinterest

This world is an instant gratification mess!

It is all about . . .

Your Likes, Your Pics, Your following!


It is exhausting!!  It is at least for a person like me.  I don't like talking to people that much.  It is easier to stay hidden in the corner, but God called me to something greater, so I will keep going . . .

I have to get out of my box and learn that in these times, promoting myself means promoting the Kingdom.  Everyday, a person, whom ever he or she may be, is promoting himself.  His likes, his dislikes, and his beliefs.  Don't ever compromise on your beliefs.  If you are a follower of Christ, share that with the world.


You are promoting yourself!

You are promoting the Kingdom!






So, this will probably be my last post this week.  If you missed any of my post through out the week go back and check them out.  I have been promoting Rachel Hollis, a Christian Entrepreneur with a lot to offer her community.  Eventually I will be doing a book review of her book, "Girl, Wash Your Face."  I will also do a review of her new book coming out in March call "Girl, Stop Apologizing," available now for preorder.



-until next time

Oh, Shout out to Giulia!  I will check out your site and get back to you.  
Everyone, go see what Giulia is talking about, she is a fashion blogger.  Perhaps she can give us fashion advice and teach us how to promote ourselves that way!


Remember to keep living life and to live it on purpose!




Thursday, August 30, 2018

the importance of self care


Welcome to Throwback Thursday!

I have a few things to throw at you . . .


First of all,  I watched a live broadcast of Rachel Hollis and her Hubby Dave yesterday . . .It was very good and very informative.  She did a reading of her brand new book called "Girl, Stop Apologizing."  I recorded it but then lost it because I never saved it!!!

What did I get out of it?

Basically, if you need help, ask for help.  You were never meant to do this alone. . .

Here is the thing friends, we are way too stressed and way too overwhelmed with soo many things.  We really need to start taking a lot of these things off of our shoulders and let other people help us complete our purpose.  When we start changing our mind set about having to do this alone, the Lord will send you help.  You are the one that has to make the decision to change your perspective!

So, I remember writing this article about two years ago called "Prioritize Your Purpose."  It was about how to follow God's direction and make that a priority in your life.  One of those directions was to take care of yourself.  The reasoning behind this realization is simply this gist: you cannot possibly take care of other people until you learn how to take care of yourself.

Change your perspective:

Take care of yourself so that you have the energy to take care of others!


Friends, the thing is as mothers, as fathers, as business people, as volunteers for ministry, as workers in the field, and as people with to-do lists; we have a lot on our plates.  It is necessary for you to have an outlet and a down time in order to recalibrate, refocus, and rejuvenate your mind.


"And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:" 
Mark 2:27

This is not a new idea for God's people.  The Lord told us to have a sabbath day and to keep it holy.  This means that we should keep it separate from all the other days that we have.  This day should be a relaxed day.  It should be a day spent in meditation on the word of God.  It should be a day to talk to God and seek direction for your life.

Many of us may not be at that point to where we are in constant fellowship with the Lord but I encourage you to start putting a day aside that you don't have to answer to the stresses of the world.  You don't have to do everything!  You weren't made to do EVERYTHING.  You have a specific and individual gift that you are supposed to cultivate and nourish.  We all must learn how to prioritize our purpose.

The Lord will always lead you to your purpose, especially when you make it a priority.  Check out that article by clicking the link below:

Prioritize Your Purpose!


I wanted to lead with that so that you can understand my passion for mental health.  I think taking care of your mind is a very necessary thing to do in order to keep living this life.  Remember what the Lord said through Paul:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8



The following is what Rachel had to say on her about page about her life.  I like the fact that she gives her self grace.  She knows that she is only human and therefore she doesn't put a lot of expectations on herself.  She focuses on what she is good at, then she gets help with all the rest!


I’m Rachel Hollis, a proud working mama with four kids and an ultra hunky husband. I worship coffee like a deity, I read books like my life depends on it and think vodka with La Croix is one of the greatest inventions of the last decade. 

When it comes to women, there always seems to be a question about how we can balance everything. Girl, I don’t even try!

I’ve got four kids (one of which is the gorgeous queen I’m holding above) and whether I’m at home with them or at Chic HQ with the team, life is never calm and balanced. Instead, I embrace my chaos and seek only to feel centered amongst the flurry. The babies and housework and spreadsheets and meetings and 5th birthday parties to plan, along with a million other things that might overwhelm me? They are just a list of my many, many blessings.


Friends, I love sharing real people with you.  I think it is important to share with you a different perspective of what a follower of Christ looks like.  I love the fact that Rachel is a successful Christian that can share her perspective with us.  Learn more about the new book that is available for preorder "Girl, Stop Apologizing."  It will be out in March 2019.  Also, check out more about Rachel and Dave's new Pod Cast called "Rise Together," by clicking the link below.


I want to read this article, check it out and tell me what you think.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/usaandmain/2018/07/03/rachel-hollis-chic-site-author-blogger-motivating-women/749059002/


Also, this oh so cute site called "My Pint Sized Life," has some very good tips on how to have a lazy day!  Take a day, Check it out!

https://apintsizedlifeblog.com/2017/03/03/10-tips-lazy-day/


Don't try to do it all, but do what you were made to do.  Love you with the love of the Lord.

Until Next Time
-Tamorra

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Believe in your Dreams: Wisdom Wednesday

Give yourself permission to be Awesome!





Have you not done so yet?

You have to know that by this point I should have learned a better word other than awesome to describe the awesomeness that is in you, but it seems like awesome is the most awesomnest word to use to explain your awesomticity!

You are Awesome!


Hence,  God wants to make a way for you to become your most awesome self.  He gives us the tools and he gives us the instruction manual.  It is now time for us to start using these things to our advantage.  Not to fulfill our selfish ways, but to help build up the Kingdom of heaven.

I have been researching and writing down patterns of the most successful people in the world, save and unsaved.  I have found that the law is not a respecter of persons.  This means that God has set up a system for you to win!

The rules are simple:

Successful people write things down.  Successful people take time to think.  Successful people understand habits, cycles, and vision.  Successful people dream and believe in their dreams!

Get your vision:

How do you get your vision?

Start dreaming and you will catch your vision . . .
You literally have to give your mind a chance to wander. . .

Write down your vision
Write down goals to help you get to your vision
Write down strategies/ ideas and plans
Pray about it and get clear on your vision
Start out broad then hone in and focus
Focus, work, and trust that God will lead you through

It all starts by believing

Believe in God
Believe in his Son
Believe in the promise

This is a whole training program.  If you can start by believing in something that you can't see.  You can believe in anything.  You can believe in the  'Awesomness ' that is you.

Are you on the right track?  Has God given you a vision for your life?  Do you believe it?


You need to get to the point where you believe it and know it so much that you are not worried about what other people think of you.  You need to feel it in your bones and know who you are.  When you hear the word "No" you take as a sign to keep going.

You do not have permission to quit!


Here are some main points that I got from the Rachel Hollis's talk that I am sharing with you:

  • "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are"  meaning that life is all about perspective.
  • You are the only one that will light your soul on fire.
  • You have to decide to pursue your wildest dreams.
  • You should not give up on your dreams just because someone told you no.
  • Write down your dreams and goals.  Write everything down like you couldn't fail.
  • Don't compromise on your values.
  • "It is hard work following a dream"  Don't you dare give up!
  • Your dream is worth fighting for.
  • You do not have permission to quit!

I find things (like books, talks, videos, blogs, people)  that are exactly the message that the Lord gave me in my book "Transitions Into Life."  We need to know why we are here.  We need to know why God has made us.  So many of us are looking for the meaning of life and we haven't found it yet.  Why?  Because we don't take the time to dream.  We don't take the time to believe in something greater.  We don't spend time with our creator in order to hear his voice.  After you watch this video, click the link below to get the first half of my book "Transitions Into Life."  I feel that it will really help you in your journey to find your purpose.



Hope you are enjoying this series on Rachel Hollis!
Leave a comment I would love to here from you . . .

What are some of your goals and dreams?
I challenge you to write them now in the comments . . .


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-Until Next Time
-Tamorra