Let me start by saying how grateful I am for God’s grace. Grace has covered every part of my imperfect self. No Business degree, Graduate, or Post Graduate Divinity Studies could ever teach me what relationship with Jesus has accomplished in me.
A Few Lessons I’ve Learned
Life is fleeting. Don’t waste time.
In Christ is overcoming power for every circumstance.
God assigns purpose but we choose it. (1 Corinthians 9:23-25).
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
From the bottom of my heart, I desire wholeness, and intimacy with Christ for every person crossing my path. Every method created (Coaching, Counseling, meetings, programs, retreats) is designed with that in mind. Nothing, can fill the space inside you that Christ alone is meant to fill.
Maturing with God
God has taken me, this reserved, sometimes shy, often misunderstood person and matured me with such a championing, and passionate spirit for the restoration and healing of people. I am the least likely God would use in this way (1 Corinthians 15:9).
Becoming Over Pursuing
The Bible teaches why becoming supersedes pursuing. In fact, God’s command is “Seek Him first above all things… My twenty-year tennis and corporate careers, along with my more resent assignment as a caregiver to my mother Mercedes put me in good company with some of God’s most remarkably trained. Decades of years choosing obedience and learning to believe God is what changed me and set my house on solid rock (Matthew 7:24).
When I think of all the junctures I could have turned right instead of left; the relationships I said no to instead of yes; all the mistakes that made me instead of killed me; I am astounded at God’s mercy and grace.
Many following me on Social Media and my 2013 speaking tour as Finalist for North America’s Next Greatest Speaker are familiar with our Courageous Clarity© movement, a movement inspired by my life-long journey with Jesus Christ. Today, Courageous Clarity© has become a revolution igniting a fresh new passion for God across generations and imparting bold fearless pursuits in people to develop the character of God and become lifelong doers of the Gospel.
Courageous Clarity© Message
“Be strong and courageous and commit your life to His good pleasure”
“Do not be afraid” – C O U R A G E O U S
“God, do Your will” – C L A R I T Y
What the Bible says about courage?
No one can become courageous without addressing fear. The KJV of the Bible addresses “fear” over 500 times. Included, are verses encouraging us not to worry or be anxious. God does not say do not “feel fear”, He admonishes us to not allow fear to paralyze us. When fear paralyzes, it not only jeopardizes our todays, but more, sabotages the promises God has made for our tomorrows.
Trust God in every circumstance life brings
Choose God’s way even when led into seemingly dark and difficult places
There is absolutely no route to spiritual clarity without first addressing the condition of your heart. Your heart is the gateway to heavenly realms. “Heart” occurs over one thousand times in the Scriptures. It denotes our center for both physical and emotional-intellectual-moral activities. In both the Old and New Testaments (NT) the word “heart” is used to refer to the “whole” of the innermost part of the human, not only emotions (soul).
The heart and intellect are closely connected, “For this people’s heart is waxed gross lest at any time they should understand with their heart, and should be converted” (Matthew 13:15 ).
The heart is connected with our thinking: As a person “thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7 ).
The heart can ponder – to consider something carefully (Luke 1:66; Luke 2:19 ).
One can set their heart on something/one literally, meaning to give attention to something, to worry about it (1 Samuel 9:20 ). A person can call to heart (mind) something, by remembering it (Isaiah 46:8 ).
All these things are functions of the mind, yet at the same time are connected with the heart in biblical language.
Why is this important? Hearts not surrendered to God cannot function with spiritual purity or clarity emotionally, intellectually or morally. If your heart (in any area of life) is not submitted to God’s will, it is surely submitted to someone’s. This can happen knowingly and unknowingly. Every decision and every action we take is influenced by something/someone.
Crucial Elements of Clarity
A fearful heart lacks clarity of mind and thought
A self-centered heart is filled with pride
An arrogant heart substitutes God’s judgement for his/her own
A hardened heart lacks sensitivity to God’s voice.
Living a Courageous Clarity© life does not require perfection, but making choices daily defined by:
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