Unveiling The Hidden Beauty Of Your Heart

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Greatness Starts By Taking The First Step!

When I started Heart of Refuge about five years ago, I never imagined it would grow to this point and it is still in its infant stages.

I was shy and nervous and hid behind blog posts where my emotions and thoughts would be felt by reading my words. I took blogging seriously after my brother died  in 2012 as I found it a great way to express my feelings of loss.

I know I am on my path to greatness and it started with a small step five years ago. Let me ask you a question, have you taken your first step to greatness and if not then what is hindering you?

It is so important to deal with the emotional blockages that are hindering you so you can take that first step. I pray that this blog post has encouraged you to start your journey. If you love writing, then write. If you love singing, sing. If you love designing then design, the lists go on. You were born with greatness inside of you and it is so important for you to start expressing your passion  because someone is waiting on your gift.

If this blog post has helped you please consider emailing me at admin@heartofrefuge.org to share you thoughts.

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3 Reasons To Keep Dreaming Big

 

Our imagination is something that we tend to neglect or take for granted because we have not be taught that it is a gate way to accomplishing our goals.

Your imagination is a great creative tool that can take you from seeing something in your mind’s eye to actually seeing it as a physical reality. That creative ability is God given and the bible shows us what God did with His ability in Genesis 1.

There  are so many people who dreamed big and it became their reality. Here are some examples:

  • Oprah Winfrey ~ The OWN Network
  • Tyler Perry ~ The Tyler Perry Studios
  • Walt Disney ~ Disney Land Amusement Park
  • Sylvester Stallone ~ The Rocky Film Series

Let me share with you 3 reasons why you should keep dreaming:

  1. Your imagination has absolutely no limits. If there are limits in place then you put them there.
  2. Dreaming big costs you nothing! Now….. isn’t that a bargin its FREE.
  3. Don’t allow anyone to stop you from dreaming big because of their own negativity or lack of confidence.

 

You are what you think and You are what you dream! However it is important to remember that behind every dream there is also physical work you have to do to prepare, this must never be over looked so make sure you have plans in place.

Finally… Keep this quote in mind:

BIG DREAMS

……. Start Inside

…….Take Courage

…….Involves Effort

…….Includes Mistakes

…….Builds Character

……..Are Achivable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why I was Afraid To Change

Change, who likes change?  The thought of changing can cause some people to become paralysed and desire to stay wrapped up in the blanket called a comfort zone. Comfort zones are warm, cosy and inviting but it will never bring about the much needed change you need in life.

I have gone through several periods of change in my  life because I saw first hand what staying in a comfort zone does to someone. It was so painful to watch. This gifted individual began to give up on life, they found the blanket of their comfort zone too cosy and warm to leave,  which resulted in their God given gift becoming dormant and buried. They were afraid to change because change would challenge them to do something with their life and take responsibility for their current situation.

A comfort zone can actually assasinate your potential, so I urge you to put the gun down and unwrap yourself from that blanket.

Let me give you 3 things to consider to move from the fear of change to embracing change.

  1. Its important to understand that change is a risk you have to take in order to better yourself.
  2. Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real with the key word  being False.
  3. Conquering your fears positions you to enter your destiny.

 

I lived in so much fear when I was younger about a range of things, but I came to a point where I became tired of living that kind of life and my desperation pushed me to taking the steps to change. I also realised that my fear of change was linked to my low self esteem.

So let me ask you this, are you desperate for change in your life? If you are ready then sign up to my self esteem course by clicking the link below.

 

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Flaws, Failures and Weaknesses have a Purpose

Everyone has flaws and weaknesses of some kind and everyone has failed at something. No one is perfect. Do you realise that they have a purpose? Let me share three things that will show you their value with you.

  1. Your failures are valuable life teachers where lessons can be learnt for your future.
  2. observing the failures and weaknesses of others can save you from experiencing the same pain and teaches the observer valuable lessons.
  3. its important not to condemn someone else’s weakness or failure in an area where you are strong because they may have a strength in an area where you are weak.

I want to challenge you today not to despise your flaws but to take the time to work on them and polish them into your strengths and from there your journey in life can only get better.

3 Things To Remember In Times Of Trouble

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No one is exempt from difficult times. We all go through something but it is important to remember the way we go through situations can make or break us. Let me share with you 3 things to be mindful of during tough times.

1. There is no such thing as failure only learning opportunities.

To be honest it took me a while to understand and appreciate this. I use to think that nothing good could come from failure but boy was I  wrong. I learnt so much about life, relationships and myself. I believe my failures brought out the best in me and it smoothed out my rough edges. Failure become my teacher and opened my eyes to possibilities and best good things life has to offer.

If you are currently experiencing failure stop for a moment and ask yourself the question, ” what can I learn from this to make me a better person”.  Don’t resent your perceived failure because it will teach you things you will never learn from a text  book or university.

2. Appreciate the present moment

Each moment in life is precious so do not take it for granted or waste it. I have wasted many by wishing my life away with regret  and  “if onlys”. each moment will soon become a memory so embrace them, learn from them whether good or bad and move on.

 

3. Things can and do change

Never get stuck in the trap that things will always remain the same. A storm never lasts forever, believe me they do end. However we do have a responsibility to take steps to initiate the change we desire.

In my own life I have had to make changes in order to move forward. It was not an easy journey but I did it. You can do it also, so take a step in the middle of your storm and look forward to a bright, rewarding and exciting future.

What would you do if you had no fear? – Challenge

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What would you do if you had no fear? Get a piece of  paper and a pen and write down 3 things you would do if you had no fear.

Ok now look at  what you have written as ask yourself these questions. Write down the answers if you need to.

  1. Why am I allowing fear to stop me from achieving these 3 things?
  2. Why am I afraid?
  3. Will I allow my fears to hinder my future?
  4. What am I going to do about it?

This is my challenge to you and remember your fears are shielding you from your destiny.

 

 

Conquer Your Fears ~ Enter Your Destiny! Overcoming Your Fears

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Over coming our fears is an important factor to entering our destiny or trying something new. Fear keeps you in the same place day after day, week after week and before you realise it years have gone by and you have made no progress in life.

Below are three things to consider when taking steps to overcome your fears.

  1. If your fears are a result of things you have done in the past take a moment to repent and ask God to forgive you (1 John 1:9) and move on. Remember it is also important to forgive yourself.
  2. Getting adequate sleep in critical as not getting enough can cause depression, anxiety and impedes functions spiritually, emotionally and physically.
  3. Talking to some one can bring relief to situations that we are facing. Having another persons’ perspective can help evaluate situations. Counselling is another option to consider if professional help is needed.

I John 4:18 say “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”  Fear will keep you in torment and not able to enjoy the perfected love of Christ.

So my challenge to you today is to deal with your fears before it deals with you and steals the inner treasure of your heart.

October DV awareness month – Christian Woman’s Testimony

In continuing in the vein of domestic violence awareness month, I am sharing my second story today.

The link below is from a woman who experienced domestic violence for many years and she is now using her story to empower others and train churches. her story will bless you.

 

God’s Best Kept Secret ~ Zenice Harasymchuk

The Wait

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Recently I gained a new lesson in learning how to wait. I went to an appointment and had to wait three hours before I was seen. As you can imagine I was not happy and it was a good job I had my Ipad with me as wifi was available so I decided to do some work.

I thought I had mastered the art of being patient and waiting but that experience showed me I had to dig a bit deeper. One of the things it reminded me of was how important it is to be still. We live in an age which is rush rush rush and society does not appear to be slowing down.

In what area’s of your life do you need to be still? What areas are you having to experience ‘The Wait’? Take a moment to think.

After three hours I was eventually  seen and it made me think of the many times we anticipate and  focus on the actual destination (the car, house, marriage) and never take the time to think of the actual journey and what the journey can teach us about life.  Take a moment to think of  the journey you are actually on now. What life lessons have you learnt and how  you can apply it on the future journeys life will bring you?

The wait is not about the destination it is about the journey.

Keep the Word of God in Your Mouth!

I was so encouraged a few days ago whilst I was reading Psalms 119:43. It says ” “And take not the truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgements”

I love this because it says we should not take the truth from our mouths. The word of God, the truth should not leave our mouths. Whilst thinking of this I thought of the power of confessing God’s word.

There are so many christian affirmations that we can use that keep the truth of God’s word on our tongue. I encourage you today to actively confess the word of God over your life using affirmation and confession because it will change the way you view yourself and the situations around you.

 

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