So, as I get older.....they're just certain things that are not appealing to me anymore. Certain things and people that I cannot allow anymore in my life. It's not just getting older but the fact that I am MATURING in my walk with Christ and knowing how one should behave. Holy Spirit Conviction is REAL. Oh, what a process this has been. I started early and got off track for a few years, got back on board, got off and now staying on BOARD. It’s been an interesting JOURNEY.
Therefore, I cannot allow certain type of behavior to be around me anymore. I'm not okay with listening to certain types of music nor watching certain types of TV Shows or Movies. My spirit won't let me do it. It's a new way of life. I do realize, we don't all have the same convictions. Some of us are held to a much HIGHER standard of living than others. I understand and know that. I was at a friend's house recently...and he said - if I am ever watching something and it bothers you. Do, let me know. He said this to me without me even saying anything about the situation. I take it the Holy Spirit told him and he was being RESPECTFUL. I appreciated that. If only all people were that way.
In my past, I was very secretive about a lot of things. Not anymore. If I am living RIGHTEOUSLY, no need to hide my life from others. How will they come to know Him if I am so secretive and in the dark. We are to be LIGHT. [“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14] No living in the dark. Not about that life anymore. When you are living for CHRIST righteously and doing as He instructs. It shouldn’t matter what people have to say. You answer to Him. Christ came so that we could have life more abundantly. [John 10:10] Live for CHRIST and be SET FREE. :-)
NO sex before Marriage... this has been quite a struggle over the years in the dating world but I've finally got it together. PRAISE the Lord! When the Lord told me: For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. [Hebrews 10:26] At that moment, when He showed me that scripture. I knew, He knew, I knew the TRUTH about His word. So, I couldn’t continue to live a life of sin.
Dating with some Believers, is a challenge because they still want to partake in this behavior. They have yet to die to flesh in this area and have not receive the FULL knowledge of GOD [1 John 3:6] or if they have they are being rebellious – refusing to die to flesh. [Luke 9:23] So, therefore I cannot date them because I refuse to go back to where I came from! The devil is a lie! I will remain SINGLE until I meet him the one willing to obey the word of God with his life and Lead by Example.
When you know the TRUTH... the Truth WILL set you free. [John 8:32] So, I made a commitment in January 2013 to wait to have sex until marriage and I'm still going STRONG on this celibacy walk and doing well in this area! Yes, Lord! Thank you for your HELP!
"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NJKV
No, I am not perfect. I have my imperfections. I don't have it all together. I make mistakes. I am not debt free yet BUT I am surely working towards that goal. I don't work out every day but I am working towards being a Healthier me. I don't wake up extremely excited every morning. I have my off days, when I just want to be left alone. I’m human. I don't do everything I need to do every day. BUT I am striving to be more responsible for my Life, to be Healthier, to be a better Mom, to be a better Entrepreneur, to be a better Writer, to be a better Friend, to be a better Steward of God's Word and to be a better Me overall. So, that when that time comes and I unite with my King - I will be ready.
AND with CHRIST, a better me will surface each and EVERY day I open my eyes and receive His goodness for my life.
1. I am planning on doing some giveaways, every so often. So, follow my blog by email [section over the right] or keep up with my Coasta Mi page on facebook.
2. I just finished my classes in Ministry school with 4 starting on May 1, 2014. Gonna have to have some SERIOUS time management, next semester.
3. I've put the selling portion of my business Coasta Mi on hold for this season. While, I focus on some other things.
4. I am planning on recording some Encouragement videos in the nearby future. So, look out for those when they come. Follow my Youtube channel. All of my Social Media profile links are above this page.
5. I LOVE you and want YOU to live your life on PURPOSE. Happy Resurrection!