Are We Sleepwalking? Part 3


Are We Sleepwalking?

PART THREE

When we are asleep we allow our souls to rule our emotions, to control our words, and our actions speak loud and clear what is deep on the inside of us that is not of God’s nature.  Our perspective rings true of something that is desolate, dry, and withering away.  
God is wanting us to awaken to His truth and light, His freedom and anointing power of well-being.  This begins in our thought process – we must begin by bringing every thought captive.  
Transitioning from slumber to being awaken to truth and freedom?
“When a set mind is imposed upon with a new belief, it is rather hard to accept, as it brings with it a fear of not knowing the outcome.  For some believe it is better for one to stay set in mind then to embrace the new to not continually compare their actions and live a life not trusting.  Truth is stepping out of the old into the new bringing life and freedom.  A chance to become someone better than one is.  A chance to reach higher than before.  A chance that takes one from a rigid plateau and forges onward to a new awakening.”  ~ Insightful Reflections of the Human Kind ~by Jennifer Goodson © 2012.  All Rights Reserved.
I encourage you to awaken your spirit man and take captive your mind.  Begin by thinking on the truths that God has spoken over your life.  Then, slowly set time aside to rest in the presence of the Father that He may speak to you and give you direction.  His desire for you is to be aware of Him at all times, in all areas of our lives for He has created us to be interwoven with His presence as He is interwoven with ours.  In this, we grow discovery Him in new ways.
Suggested Reading for further devotional time:
2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Philippians 4:8: Matthew 13:25; Psalm 73:20
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Brake 5's WONDER 2015 Women's Conference  February 27, 28, & March 1st www.wonder2015.com

Brake 5’s WONDER 2015 Women’s Conference
February 27, 28, & March 1st
http://www.wonder2015.com

Are We Sleepwalking? Part 2


Are We Sleepwalking?

PART TWO

In order to walk in awareness and live a fully awaken life we must line up our thinking with God and His word.  It is one thing to read the black and white pages; it is another to live, to believe, and to walk in authority.  Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will guard him and keep in perfect and constant peace whose mind (both its inclination and its character) is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”  The promise spoken here is that God will keep us in perfect peace, constant peace as long as we set our minds on Him not allowing fear or the familiarity of life’s treadmill to keep us out of touch with trusting God. 

When we are going through the motions; those things that have become our routine of thinking, speaking and acting; they create a mindset that places us into slumber mode. This opens the door for us to be unaware of the plans of the enemy for our relationships, our finances, and even our health.  As the door opens, our minds will begin to be a wandering battlefield.  We begin to question all that we do walking around in confusion and doubt.  At times, we may entertain things that could have been and the ‘if only’.  Anxiety begins to reign in our minds coupling itself with low self-esteem, low self-worth, and comparison. Fear is the passenger and we have buckled him in though unaware.  
Our discernment, our value, our worth, and even our image are attacked at this moment.  The enemy has lullabied our spirit man to sleep.  We are no longer awake to the life and love of God in its in entirety.  We are walking around numb, a dull sword, our arrow tip is broken; our bow is tethered and torn.  Leaving our spiritual weapons frozen in time – our spiritual focus is clouded and we are no longer able to see the mark ahead of us.

 

 

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Brake 5's WONDER 2015 Women's Conference  February 27, 28, & March 1st www.wonder2015.com

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February 27, 28, & March 1st
http://www.wonder2015.com

 

Are We Sleepwalking? (Part 1)


Are We Sleepwalking? 

PART ONE

As a dream which seems real . . . Everything that was done that day, thoughts, words said you can’t remember . . . It is almost like driving to a familiar destination and after you’ve arrived, you can’t remember the drive there.  Sometimes it may feel like we are going through the motions of life without putting much thought into what we are doing. 

Why is this? When we become familiar in a way of ‘doing’ and ‘thinking’ it easily becomes a habit, a routine – something we can do with our eyes closed.  
As women, we wear many hats becoming a robot in a world of demands driving us on a road towards . . . somewhere. Mindless, non-cognitive thought processes, which seemingly take us from one place to another. 
Sleepwalking . . . through life . . . going through the motions.

There was a time I felt this way in my relationship with God.  I had become so familiar with knowing He was there that I didn’t put forth much effort in the discovery of Him and His plans for my life.  The good news is that there is usually a waking point.  The bad news is we have to make sure that that waking point is not a detrimental turning point. 

Therefore, how do we go from sleepwalking to
becoming fully aware of our surroundings, God’s voice, and living a fully awaken life? 

 With all great avenues of success we must be disciplined, accountable, and passionate.  In addition, our mind plays a vital role on our path to living a victorious life. 

1 Peter 5:8  
“Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring (in fierce hunger), 
seeking someone to seize upon and devour.”
Stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3

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The Brake 5 staff and Jennifer continually hold times of prayer for those who have sent in their requests every Saturday.  To submit a prayer request  click here.

Counseling Sessions and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only.  If you are interested in obtaining counseling or joining a mentorship program with Jennifer please click here

Brake 5's WONDER 2015 Women's Conference  February 27, 28, & March 1st www.wonder2015.com

Brake 5’s WONDER 2015 Women’s Conference
February 27, 28, & March 1st
http://www.wonder2015.com

 

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Meet the Core Team of WONDER 2015


We are offering many great opportunities for women to reconnect, build their relationship with Christ, and enjoy a weekend of transparency and rest at WONDER 2015 http://www.wonder2015.com 

Below is the line up of BRAKE-out Sessions for our upcoming conference. Feel free to share this post to spread the word about WONDER 2015 Women’s Conference.

BRAKE 5 WONDER 2015 Conference  www.wonder2015.com

BRAKE-out Session & Core Team Members
Heart of Worship  ~ Worship Leader,  Shelley Roth of Yelm, Washington
Boundaries ~ Elizabeth Aronson of Yelm Washington
Women’s Health Today ~ Dr. Summer Khan, OBGYN of Sebring, Florida
Ministry Tools  (Women in Ministry) Pastor Kim Maulstby, Oakridge Ministries of Yelm, Washington
Pastor Wives Linda Pickern & Pauletta Floyd, All Pro Pastors of Plant City, Florida
Atmosphere of Intercession Pastor Maylene Candelario, House of Change of Sebring, Florida
Living in Grace  (Overcoming Addictions & Abuse) Karen Wilson, True Freedom of Crestview, Florida  & Tonya Graham of Birmingham, Alabama
You Are Not Alone!  (Single Women/Moms) ~ Maria Nott of Waterford, Connecticut
Marriages Today ~ Pastor Kim Maulstby of Yelm, Washington & Penny Hopper of Sebring, Florida
Covenant Woman (Restoration After the Affair) Jennifer Goodson of Brake 5
Overcoming Divorce ~ Jesten Peters Keys of Authority Ministries of Palakta, Florida
Unequally Yoked ~ Wendy Eberhardt of Winter Haven, Florida
Foundations for Relationships ~ Wendy M Eberhardt
Raising Godly Children ~ Pastor Pauletta Floyd, All Pro Pastors of Plant City, Florida
Identity & Purpose ~ Danielle Lawrence, Jubilee International Ministries of Pensacola, Florida
Women in the Marketplace ~ Linda Pickern, All Pro Pastors of Plant City, Florida
Brake 5's WONDER 2015 Women's Conference  February 27, 28, & March 1st www.wonder2015.com

Brake 5’s WONDER 2015 Women’s Conference
February 27, 28, & March 1st
http://www.wonder2015.com

You were made for more ~


Woke up this morning to hear my 6-year-old say,“Mommy, you know . . . dreams can be SCARY!”


How true is that! Yes, baby, dreams can be scary if we look at them through the eyeglass of fear and doubt.  When we allow our thoughts to flow freely without reflecting them upon the promises of God, fear and doubt begin to cloud our view of the journey.

If you are feeling a little like my 6-year-old, “Dreams can be scary!” then I encourage you to reevaluate what has been permitted within your thought process.  Daily we must renew our minds before we venture out into conversations with our spouse, the workplace, or even taking care of our children.  Renewal is not an easy, click of the button.  We must take the time to stop, look, and listen.

  • Stop our minds from running ninety to nothing  ~
  • Look at what we have allowed to be portrayed as truth ~ separate the truths from the lies ~
  • Listen to the voice of the Father and walk it out ~

Our mind can be the enemy of our soul that reaches in and robs us of not only our relationships, but also our destiny.  A simple way to stop the enemy of fear and doubt is to deny it access with positive words.  As we begin to speak positive declarations over our day and any circumstance, we will see the power it produces and clarity of our dreams.

What it comes down to, is realizing the most important factor of your dreams  . . .
You were made for more! 
More ~ potential ~ success ~ favor ~ greatness ~

When you realize you are worth every moment of sweat, it takes to make your dream, your desires happen; motivation is strong, and your mind is renewed.  When you proclaim you are made for more – you are taking out the negative and replacing it with positive powerful progress that becomes life changing and contagious.

I challenge you today to cast all fear aside, put your running shoes back on, and run towards your dreams!

Why?  Because . . . You were made for more!   There is a more “powerful you’ than where you are right now and in order to arrive there you’ve got to MOVE!  Remember this if nothing at all ~

“God gives grace to run the vision that is desired and designed for our destiny.”
~ excerpt from Insightful Reflections of the Human Kind by Jennifer Goodson © 2012  All Rights Reserved.
Suggested Reading:  Galatians 2:2 

All Brake 5 Blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are Copyright © 2008-2014. All Rights Reserved.

The Brake 5 staff and Jennifer continually hold times of prayer for those who have sent in their requests every Saturday.  To submit a prayer request  click here.

Counseling Sessions and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only.  If you are interested in obtaining counseling or joining a mentorship program with Jennifer pleaseclick here