Monday, December 29, 2008

Let It GO!

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,: Philippians 3:13

In 2009, it is so important that I no longer hold on to issues of the past (issues, drama, lies and disappointment.) 2008 and beyond has been very instrumental to my development and growth, yet it is time for me to move on...

I have learned that every experience is for my good and in knowing this I have become free to be me. This is only because I KNOW WHO I AM. I am true to me. This does not mean that I am better than anyone else it means that I am using wisdom, discernment, knowledge, understanding and instruction as tools to guide me.

Letting Go means that although there haven been past hurts, they cannot be the dictator of my future. What did kill me has made me stronger.

Letting Go doesn't mean totally forgetting but completely forgiving for my benefit and my relationships in the future. I cannot make your issues, my issues and if it happened, it should be a catalyst for change.

Letting Go means finding other avenues for my personal expression and deliverance. i.e. my blog

Letting Go means that walking alone is sometimes necessary to really know who I am. Sometimes I have to be alone to know that I am not alone. I have to hear my own voice and that's not such a bad thing.

Letting Go means no re-hashing the past, it happened learn from it, use it for positive fuel, not negative energy. What good comes from re-living the hurt? I have found that when I truly got over it, I did forget a lot of the details.

Letting Go means finding the good in each situation that is working together to make me all that God intends for me to be. Yes, I have been disappointed but from that disappointment, I have become better not bitter.

Letting Go means releasing others from their pasts, their faults and looking at them with new eyes and allowing them to grow as I have grown. Although I still have to say "FOR REAL!?, I have come to realize that "But for the Grace of God, there go I".

Letting Go is letting God take control of things that I cannot change.

I am not forgetting everything that has happened to me because it has made me grow stronger and wiser but I am forgiving all of it and LETTING IT GO!

See ya in the '09!

Shoes by Type Z ~ Illusion

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mi Vida Loca! My Crazy Life

Guess What?

I didn't realized how crazy my life seems until I began to tell other people about it.

I am on a mission to do some awesome things with my life and I am trying to do it all in few hours. My goal is not to run myself ragged but to accomplish as much as I can and not to waste time. Although my pursuit may be admirable, it is not always so wise.

Let me give you a glimpse. I am working a full time job, a part time job, going to school full time, and raising three children. Whew! I am not complaining but I am realizing that sometimes I can get out of balance.

My full time job not only is my natural source of finance, it helps me to grow spiritually and stretches me mentally. My part time job puts me in touch with the world at large and allows me to extend kindness to others. My classes help me to learn more about my dreams and to gain knowledge that expands my mind. And my children, that's a mouth full.

Even when I feel that I have a lot going on, I know that God is orchestrating my life and that I must remain in tune with Him to know what He wants of me. Others looking in may see so much going on and even sympathize with all that needs to be done and I agree I am "doing the most", yet all things work together for the good of them that Love the Lord and those who are called according to His purpose. I have faith that I am in Love with Him and that He has called me according to His purpose, so this is working for my good.

I let the Lord know that tonight I will take some time for us, just He and I. I will use my time and efforts wisely. I will celebrate the birth, life, death and resurrection of the ONE who makes life worth living; the ONE who encourages me to go on and to do exploits because HE promised to give me the power.

Tomorrow is the day that we celebrate Him, in all of His glory. I am thankful to share my life with you all and my love for Christ.

Have a wonderful Christmas and celebrate Him fully.

Keep Walking,

Shoes by Jimmy Choo ~Lance
A Celebration Shoe for Jesus!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Short and Sweet

This post is going to be very short as the year end is shortly approaching.

We have approximately 15 days before 2009 officially begins. In this time, we must continue to seek the Lord for revelation of the promise(s) that He has for us. If we are aware of the purpose, then we must ask for direction, wisdom, and instruction so that we can accomplish His will.

I am a person that has many ideas floating in my head, but have difficulty putting pen to paper, so to speak. I can see a thing, plan it and execute it but writing it is often a challenge. Go figure. I am working diligently on writing the vision and making it plain and I have 15 days to do so. I intend to have the plan to paper within the month.

I look to do some exciting things in 2009 and without a vision it will perish. I have to take time to flesh out my vision and do some reality checks on what I intend to do. I will make that time work for me and not against me.

I thank God that He is so sweet and nudges gently in His coaxing and guiding. He lavishes us and sends to us people that support what we do, yet we must be doing something. Do not become paralyzed because you don't know where to start.

We CAN walk in Faith and we will be catalyst for change in 2009. I believe that we all have a mission that is greater than what we can see. So close your eyes and walk by Faith and not by sight.

Keep Walking,


Monday, December 8, 2008

The Birth of The Promise

Christmas as we celebrate it is just around the corner. We will be celebrating the birth of our Savior; born to set us free, deliver us from sin and to empower us to do great things. Over 2000 years ago, Mary birthed The Promise and through the Promise, we all have an opportunity to impact lives is a glorious way. He has given us the power to do exploits, to overcome huge obstacles and to live life abundantly. He is doing the same within us today. Read Luke Chapter 1.

I really do love this story because I see that the deliverer was birthed as promised and He did all the things that the Lord has commissioned Him to do. When He was finished, read all of the Gospels, we find that He left His disciples (those who follow) in charge of making sure that the Good News is spread and that Hope remains in the hearts of His people.

As the year closes, I reflect on the promises that the Lord has spoken to me. He promised that I would do exploits. I would do greater things. I would live abundantly. Today, I thought about my promises and realized that He is faithful and just. Everything that He has spoken to me has come to pass, so I AM exciting about those things that are yet to be revealed.

Being an expectant mother I realized that protecting and birthing a baby takes diligence on my part. I must watch what I eat, exercise properly, take your vitamins, get plenty of rest, get check-ups, get more rest and do everything in myr power to make sure that my baby will be healthy and full term. This goes on for nine months, until one day, I will know that it is time to push. The Holy Spirit will instinctively tell me when I am ready.

It was about 9 months ago, when the enemy tried to discourage me and destroy my hope and passion to live life abundantly. On April 25, 2008, I was told that the place I called home, no longer wanted my family to reside there and my son was in some very serious trouble. Much like a lot of mothers, I didn't know at the time what the Lord was conceiving within me. I cried a lot, felt sick to my stomach, didn't want to get out of bed but this was just the "morning sickness" of it all. As time progressed and after several check-ups, I found that I was definitely pregnant with possibilities. "How Can I Walk In Faith...With THESE High Heels?!" was in the first trimester. I had many people fawning over my conception and my new little bump. During the second trimester, I announced that Faith With Heels was definitely underway. There was no denying that I was pregnant with a promise from the Lord. I didn't even know myself what He was doing and like many mothers begin talking all about my baby before it was fully developed. Had to stop that quickly and protect my little one.

Now I am in what I would like to think of as the last trimester of this process. The one were I am expectantly waiting to push. I am waiting for the contractions to begin. And trust me I have had some really tough fake ones (braxton-hicks). I thought it was time, but God keeps saying not just yet.
Since I know that what He has placed in me is going to help other women to realize that the Lord is on their side and that having Faith is more than just saying it, it is living it out loud. It is hoping against hope that God is right on the other side and refusing to let go, give up or even downright quit. Faith is more than Chapter 11 of Hebrews, it must become the very essence of your life. It must be the substance exuding from within you. Everyday that we live, we are given a little more Faith to carry us into the next. Each trial strengthens us and when we overcome, when have as part of our spoil a measure of Faith.
Each week this month, I will challenge you to do something outside of your comfort zone. Last Monday, I asked each one of you to remember the dream that was birth in you. This week, each one of you to take some time and do something towards that dream. ~~I'll share mine with you. In an effort to get some recognition for Faith With Heels, I reached out to several local shoe store owners about partnering with me for a fabulous shoe event. I intend to continue to reach out and find others who will support my dream, those who do "AMEN!" and those who won't I bless and continue on.

I am waiting in expectancy to see what my baby will look like. I am glad to have women who are mid wiving me through this and telling me that the process is natural (and spiritual).

Please let me know how your doing as you reach for your goals/dreams in Faith. We are going to agree in prayer that everything that the Lord has placed within you shall be birthed out of you for His glory.

In the meantime...Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro!

My Life is Golden!

Shoes by Chinese Laundry ~ Babe

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The End is Near

I am not predicting the "END", I am saying that 2008 is almost behind us. Today (actually yesterday) is December 1, 2008. 30 more days and it will be 2009.

I look forward to 2009 with great anticipation and expectation. I am expecting to breakthrough some major barriers and to leap over some huge walls. I appreciated everything I learned in 2008 and have 30 days to reflect on the blessings of the year.

I believe that 2008, a year of new beginnings brought so much newness into our lives. We all should be able to see some type of growth and renewal in our lives at this point. I have several areas that God has stretched me and molded me. He has renewed my mind, my outlook and my dreams. He has given me an outlet to express my faith and to inspire you to have faith to do exploits. He has opened some doors and only He can close and closed some that He will not allow to be opened.

I challenge each one of you today to take out a calendar and mark down one thing each day that the Lord has made new in your life this year. Start with December 1st and put something down that God has made new, renewed or made you grow. Put something that you were instructed to do and do it. Take a leap of faith and do that thing that you are not so sure of. If it is 30 days of prayer, do it. 30 days of fasting, I'll pray for you :))), etc. I believe this challenge will make each of us really put some thought into our dreams and give thanks for the things He has done.

I am grateful to each one of you for accepting these challenges and I want to hear some of your revelations this month. Let each of us know one thing that you are working on or that you have accomplished this year. If you haven't started walking yet, don't give up a lot could be accomplished in 30 days. I am expecting to see a new you before 2009.

Strap on those heels, get out your pen and get to writing. Walk around and speak in faith what you are looking for next year. Visualize yourself in the new year and draw a picture in your mind, find a scripture that matches your dream/yourself and pray that the Lord births out of you what He has placed in you.
I am excited about what is about to happen before the year ends. Yes, the end is near but it is full of expectation of great things to come and 2009 is going to be a year of BIRTHING.

Keep Walking,