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Soulful Sunday – P.P.P.

This weekend, I had a wonderful opportunity to minister on a panel of three women at an annual empowerment conference. The theme of the event was entitled “Its Time To GIFT Yourself Away!”

As a believer, when that statement is pondered on alone, it’s nothing short of deeply powerful and thought provoking!

I was commissioned to facilitate the panel discussion that had an audience of nearly 150 attendees. It was also being audio recorded. I was simply honored to do this for a ministry that has completely changed my life. I give credit for my maturing experience spiritually to this platform fully equipped with a visionary and leader of great integrity!

As I prepared for the conference, I sought the Lord for instruction on what He would have me and the ladies share with the people. We had to elaborate on how each one of us have been able to step into and operate in “The Gifts” that God put in us.

I’ve been blessed over the past 3 years to identify my natural born gift as a writer. Then God filled my life with mentors who have pulled associated talents out of me that I didn’t know were there! Speaking, internet radio, television and becoming a columnist for a Christian Magazine. Within the next few months I will finally be able to add published author to these accolades. It’s all for the glory of God and nothing I saw coming my way just a few short years ago.

Personally, operating effectively in “The Gifts” was a process I call The PPP – Painful Purposeful Purging. Had I not challenged myself to stay the course through my PPP, I certainly would not be doing what I’m doing today!

I want to share what has been involved in PPP for me as I have experienced it. Prior to discovering my gifts, I was a woman full of low self regard, a sufferer of chronic depression for nearly 30 years, a person easily intimidated by others who I thought were stronger than me and didn’t value my life for I had no clue who I was or aspired to be.

When I became affiliated with The DOE Ministry, I instantly discovered that I was at a spiritual crossroad. The ministry demanded in love that all attendees rise and take their rightful position in the body of Christ.

As I looked around at the other women there, the enemy tried to make me feel that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t good enough, that I would never be as effective in ministry as the others, and a whole host of other lies.

I would either return to my comfort zone of despaired isolation or stay the course and go through A Painful Purposeful Purging. This meant, in a nutshell facing ME! Looking myself in the mirror and deal with my damage! I had to visit some very difficult areas from my past that I had stuffed and suppressed. It hurt like nothing ever has but I could not fathom another 30 years of what I had already endured! There HAD to be more!

Like a boxer in a ring, I decided to roll up my spiritual sleeves, put on my gloves and fight for my life! My opponent, an invisible enemy was clearly trying to take me out! The battle was with no one else but myself!

Committed to being Uncomfortable

Being an introvert and not feeling comfortable around people due to deep trust issue, I had to fight my flesh that wanted to flee every circumstance and environment that would force me to grow up and address my weaknesses. I forced myself to show up consistently and stay to the end. This was so painful in the beginning for I would leave with tremendous headaches at times but felt pride that I conquered something that has had me in bondage for years. The more I showed up, the less uncomfortable I became.

Cleansing My Soul

As comfort came, I was now able to address finding out who I am in Christ.

I began to control my thoughts and renew my mind.

I had to forgive and stop blaming others for my circumstances.

I stopped looking back at my past failures and successes and began looking forward to a future with possibilities!

Most importantly, I started understanding the Spirit of Adoption to deal with my rooted issues of rejection.

My PPP has taken 4 years and is still being refined. I have scaled away layers upon layers of mental mess that has kept me crippled in the Spirt. What is now exposed are my “Gifts” that I can flow in more freely due to heavy weights being lifted. I won in Christ with a major T.K.O.!

For someone reading this, you MUST go through your own person PPP. It will NOT be easy and does not happen overnight. However if you fight hard and long enough, a life is waiting for you filled with abundance! There are also others who desperately need what God put in you!

While you still have time, life and chances, gear up for the purge and start to Gift Yourself Away.

Until next Time, Happy Sunday

Soulful Sunday РRoad to Forgiveness 

The topic of forgiveness is never ending. As humans we face decisions almost daily to either release people from matters that hurt us or forever hold them captive with mental torture. We hold on to their offenses great and small. Many truly struggle with the simplest matters in this regard. 

However truth is, when we don’t forgive, we pollute our own spirits and souls which ultimately begin to affect other areas of our lives. Our marriages, friendships, business connections and other critical relationships will suffer as the poison of unforgivness begins to leak and contaminate our futures. While those who caused the discord in our lives have either moved on, don’t realize they hurt us or a combination of other factors.

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a woman with an overwhelming testimony about forgiveness. Her name is Cindy Griffiths. Nearly 20 years ago, her beloved mother and 11 year old daughter were killed in a tragic car accident by the hands of a drunk driver. Cindy responded by conducting herself as a true representative of the Gospel and forgave!

Cindy’s story gained national attention and was even featured on the Oprah show. She exudes the love of Christ as she sat next to the woman who shattered her world in a blink of an eye. Cindy’s demeanor, compassion and expressions of comfort toward her offender is nothing short of operating as Christ Himself!

Join me on Monday November 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm EST on the Realboldtruth talk show on http://www.heartministryradio.com. I am truly honored to have an intimate discussion with Cindy about her step by step account with this heart wrenching process. This is the first of a two part interview with the last airing on Monday November 14, 2016.

Ministry has been birthed in Cindy as a result of this extremely difficult time in her life. She’s documented it all in her book entitled “The Road to Forgiveness “(Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2001) She has become an exceptional Inspirational speaker as she continues to honor the lives of her mother, daughter and help others to move towards the process of forgiveness. Visit her website for more information.
http://www.cindygriffiths.life/

Finally, a movie production is in the works that will certainly minister to the hearts of a multitude.

http://www.theroadtoforgivenessfilm.com/

RBT – The Talk Show on Heart Ministry Radio

Hi Readers!

RealBoldTruth, the talk show made its debut on Heart Ministry Radio last week! Yeah!!! 
The show airs every Friday at 6pm EST and can be accessed by downloading the app or visiting http://www.heartministryradio.com.

If you missed the introductory show and want to check it out, the archives are available on the radio’s website.

Tomorrow is the first REAL show and is just as Bold with Truth as the written blog articles. Tune in and let me know what you think! I’m looking for guests to come on future shows so if you are ready to tell your RBT, let me know!

Blessings and thanks for your support!!