How do you ever know your thinking or actions are off if no one ever tells you. Sometimes we think our learned and established behavior or thought patterns are wise and correct. Truth be told, we ALL need that someone who is unbiased and cares enough to challenge our possibly wrong thinking/behavior. Woe be it unto the man who is never challenged in that manner or never challenges those close to them. ~Iron Sharpens Iron~BHicks
I saw this photo from Shawn McKenzie and loved it. I wrote some encouraging words below it for women like this. I pray it blesses you. The revelation blessed me.
If you are this, understand that every man is not looking for this. Make sure you’re ok with that fact and remember to not take a step back waiting for someone who doesn’t understand the value of this, to catch up. They just may not be in to you, or ready for you, or just not checking for you. That’s ok. If there is only one for you that means don’t gaze into the eyes of every man in the multitude wondering if he is the one. It may sound cliche but fix your eyes on GOD. If you deal in Faith you know HE will not make you ashamed, HE knows what you need, want and how to give it to you. HE is your Father. Your greatest champion who knows and calls you by name. Speak your name and who you are and what GOD has Himself said about you. It will help you to remember you’re worthy. As for me, my name is Bridgette. Though I had strayed I am called and chosen. I am waiting, I am patient, I am grateful and I Am LOVE.
Ich Liebe Dich Alle ❤️
~Bridgette Hicks 2017
Whose slave are you?
Now I know the ways in which we normally consider the word slave, but let’s take it a step further. Consider slavery in terms of your mental, your spiritual life. Who or what consumes your thought life? Whose opinion or reactions dictate how you govern yourself? Who or what is subconsciously controlling you? Who do you think about more than GOD? Whose opinions matter to you more than GOD?
The answers to these questions will allow you to determine who your slave master or masters are. Here are a few examples:
- It’s the job that you hate that takes you away from the people you love, and is not utilizing your full potential or gifts, while subtly making you believe you’re not good enough for anyone else to hire you.
- It’s the person you had intercourse with last night that’s not your spouse, and does not view you as marriage material, yet you strongly desire to sleep with them again and an even more serious relationship.
- It’s the act of going to church, yes church, out of habit with no desire to worship and no desire to be fed, nor to be changed by the Word being brought forth.
- Its the obvious addictions: like gambling, sex, shopping, drugs, food, alcohol, porn, people, etc.
- It’s the need for attention, even negative attention.
- It’s need to stir up drama and create discourse.
- It’s gossip and slander
- It’s the need to be validated
- It’s the need to assimilate
- It’s fear, anxiety and non clinical depression
- It’s a lack of Faith
These are all things that gain us no real benefit. Now of course one could dispute the benefits, especially from the things that bring immediate gratification. If we are honest, after the immediate gratification we are still left empty, looking for the next opportunity to experience fleeting pleasure with no real substance. A slave in the sense that you work real hard, depleting all you have, or your most valuable resources: time, money, dignity, self respect, virtue, confidence, strength, body, health, etc, expending all your energy with no real, lasting payout. Nothing of real intrinsic value to take away from your labor. No spiritual value. Nothing that’s pleasure to GOD. You’re a slave….
One could go on and on, but the fact is we are all in bondage to something. Some of us know, acknowledge, seek change and pray for deliverance. Others don’t recognize, deny, make excuses, are just not ready for change and simply don’t want to involve GOD.
Truth be told GOD is our only way out from the vicious slave mentality. Stop walking around like zombies believing you’re free. Make self introspection habitual, make Prayer habitual, make positive growth and change habitual.
Some depend on the actions and responses of others to change. This means you become a slave to another persons correction for you to be better. The true mark of valuing ones self and the ultimate mark of greatness comes when you become the Master of yourself, looking inward and upward for the change. Change that you can attribute, not to man, but directly to GOD.
A slave no more….
Ich Liebe Dich Alle! ❤️
©2015 Bridgette Hicks
This is a devotional I wrote in 2010. GODS word is timeless. I hope it meets your spirit today.
Be who you are….GOD designed each of us differently. Each of us possess gifts that are different from others. You were planned and designed by the master. There is a blueprint in GODs office on his desk with your name on it. He is having his people (His Son and the Holy Spirit) work in and through you to make sure everything lines up so that when the building not made by mans hands is done… it will be complete…lacking nothing. On this earth there are going to be people put off by your intellect, your spirit of GOD, your resolve to stand firm and not waiver in the way you carry yourself, etc. Never change who you are to be a part of anything or accommodate anyone. Most times when you do this…it ends badly. Don’t waste your own precious time or anyone else’s not being true in who you are and what you know.
Stand firm knowing that you were designed by greatness. That which you possess is not for everybody to be in the presence of …to partake in. Be selective of your inner circle…and MOST IMPORTANTLY…..BE TRANSFORMED…DO NOT CONFORM. Be THANKFUL to GOD, HUMBLE and GRACIOUS. Never fall back in letting the world see the excellence in who HE made YOU to be.
Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect.
Psalm 139:14 I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.
©2010 BRIDGETTE HICKS
Guten Morgen Menschen Von GOTT!
Your vision, your destiny, your calling has little to do with those around you. You may invite them in by speaking of your visions, your goals, your dreams, things you are working on, working towards with them. And They may or may not understand but remember, that’s ok. They love you, care for you and want the best for you but cannot “see ” and are not supposed to see “your vision” with clarity. Don’t ever be discouraged by that. The whys and hows of your purpose and GODS plan are to be worked out between GOD and you. Even Sarah, Abrahams wife didn’t believe what GOD himself told her husband when she herself was directly involved. She verbally expressed her disbelief to her husband. Abraham himself strongly believed but made missteps and mistakes on the road from promise to manifestation ultimately still seeing what GOD said come to pass. The path is not perfect. And not everyone understands. But GOD.
BELIEVE without wavering, READ and SEEK understanding of GODS WORD and like the word says ” SPEAK” destiny and words of FAITH and LIFE not death and disbelief over yourself, your vision, your family, your friends and the like.
The more you talk that talk CHILD OF GOD, the more you Please GOD and will see yourself as well as others walk the walk. Doesn’t matter what it looks like, feels like, what your shortcomings are, whom doesn’t believe nor understand. Your destiny, your dreams, your prosperity, your protection, your provision, your health, your wealth is not tied up in any mans hands.
Its all in your MASTERS HANDS….and in Your Mouth!
THE FATHER IS interested in your Total Prosperity and your unwavering FAITH in HIM. Show you believe by SAYING “it is so” and watch that chain reaction your words set off in the spiritual realm manifest in the natural.
Talk that Talk!
Ich Liebe Dich Alle!
I’ve learned that there are a lot of people to see, a lot of things to do and I can see and do them all. But the most important value that I’m learning is that I must invest some time in ME. I can do everything but not Master anything if I can’t Master ME! My MASTER is training me in this and HE will make sure I get where I need to be. I am open to HIS teachings.
What are you a master of? Who is your master? Whose teaching are you open to? Who or what have you submitted your mind/life to?