Can we have the desires of our heart without consequences?  

I am quite the observer of behavior and body language.  I don’t know whether to call it a gift or a nuisance.  I am a great judge of character and can often tell you all about yourself just be observing you for a day. 

What does this have to do with desires you may ask?  Well….let me tell you.  To desire something/someone is to crave that something/someone –  you will manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal until your desire is met.  

Desires will cause your world to flip upside down and you will lose close relationships.  You and I have both witnessed how a desire can destroy a relationship, friendship and/or marriage.  When our desires interfere with God’s purpose for our life, we have to face the consequences of disobedience.  

I desire to be a writer, but I have to first be led by the Comforter so He can place in my heart what needs to communicated. If we are going to desire anything, let us desire to walk a closer walk with Jesus.  Desire only those things that are uplifting and encouraging; stay away from people and things that try to steal your joy, peace, and purpose in life.

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Imagine sitting on your porch enjoying a friendly conversation with your loved one, when all of a sudden, you hear gunshots.  Everyone runs for cover.  You scurry in your house calling for your loved one; only to find out one of the stray bullets hit him/her.  In a panic mode of mind, you call 911.  He/she dies before the ambulance arrives.  Just moments earlier you were laughing, drinking lemonade and reminiscing.  What happened?

Gun violence, drugs, loss of jobs, homes, and loss of loved ones have placed us in a world of change.  When you walk outside to inhale the not so fresh air, do you notice a change in the air?  Not just the staleness of it, but the very life of it.  Life is dying slowly.  We are living in a world where no one cares about each other anymore.  Siblings are against siblings, children are against parents…no one is speaking to each other…someone is seeking revenge.

How did we get to this point in our life?  When do we decide to take matters in our own hands and stop loving for each other?  Have you ever wondered why natural disasters are happening and the weather just can’t seem to make up its mind?  Is it global warming or is it GOD taking back what belongs to HIM?

As a people, we need to think about what we are doing and why?  Who are we impacting with our decisions? 

I believe if we want to see change happen positively, it has to start with how we perceive the world and others around us.  We have all sinned and come short of pleasing GOD.  No one is perfect, not one.

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I am going to start my day off with thanking God for waking me up this morning.  I have learned a lot by listening to God, reading the Bible, and praying.  For one, I have learned biblically to be slow to get angry, slow to speak, and quick to listen.  Now, you may think it doesn’t make sense, but in actuality, it does.  I used to shoot off at the mouth all the time…listening to words of other people.  It got me in a lot of trouble.  Now, I seriously think before I open up my mouth and I do not jump to conclusions anymore.  If I am told something negative about someone, I wait a day or so before I respond; whereas, in the past, I would assume the person throwing all the negative punches knew what he/she was talking about.  That landed me in the middle of a lot of, “He said, she said,” conflicts.

It is always best to let things settle down before giving an answer.  And can I tell you that your loved ones can be the worse non-truth tellers.  Your loved ones, the ones you do the most for end up hurting you more than anyone else.  I don’t know why this is….I do not know why we have to lie in order to hurt another person…why we get mad at one person and talk bad about the other person…knowing full well that sooner or later, the person you were talking ‘bad’ about is going to get back to him or her.  It doesn’t make sense to put people against one another with lies.

Another thing I have learned; I can’t make anyone love me, read the Bible, pray, or do any other Christian thing.  I cannot force anyone to do or say anything that is not in their hearts to do so.  On the other hand, I do not think a person should do things or say things, just to satisfy another person because it makes for a miserable life.  You should do and say things simply because you want to do and say them…because it comes from the heart.

One more thing; if you have a goal in mind…if you have been called to do it….if it is your God given gift…do not, I repeat DO NOT let someone talk you out of it.  Has it ever dawned on you that maybe, just maybe that person does not want you to succeed.  They can think of a thousand and one reasons why you shouldn’t
 go for your dream job, career change, new relationship, and home purchase….anything negative to keep you from doing better.  Oh yes, I am going there…some folks like to hold you back…they like hearing you complaining about what is wrong in your life and they don’t mind giving you suggestions.  It gives them something to talk about.

Well, I have one suggestion for you.  Learn who is holding you back and who wants you to succeed.

  • Who are your friends
  • Are your friends adding to your life or sucking the life out of you
  • Do you often get encouragement from family members and/or friends
  • Are you still stuck in the same situation you were years ago
  • Are you often going to the same people for advice; telling them everything that goes on behind closed doors.  STOP

When you tell everything that goes on behind closed doors, you are giving people permission to crash your life.

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The Needs of a Woman

December 26, 2012

A WOMAN NEEDS TO:

  • Love herself
  • Respect herself
  • Appreciate herself
  • Forgive herself
  • Trust herself
  • Take a good look at herself
  • Take care of herself

A WOMAN DESERVES TO BE:

  • Loved
  • Respected
  • Appreciated
  • Forgiven
  • Trusted
  • Told she is beautiful on her worse days
  • Taken care of

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No Regrets

May 26, 2012

I often reminisce on my life as a kid…how peaceful and joyful times were…random road trips, an abundance of family gatherings showered with love and respect for one another; but somehow, that has all changed.  Our family is not as close as it used to be; some say it’s because of the death of a family member…I say it’s simply because we started living our own lives and stopped caring for each other.

I know things are tough and some are barely getting by, but we must not forget the we still need each other…love each other…support each other.

Let’s get past all the hurt, pain, and revenge.  The past is the past, we cannot take back what we say, but we can always make a fresh start….if you are fortunate to still have living siblings and parent(s), call them (do not text or e-mail)…call them, let them know you love them and reminisce

No one knows exactly how much time we have left…reach out now before it is too late.  No regrets.

Mimi Jenkins

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