When I get really quiet, usually early in the morning when I am having my coffee, I get what I call God Downloads – this is where I feel like God is speaking directly to me. These are the teachings, wisdom, and impressions that He shares with me, and I now share them with you. They are messages of encouragement, hope and inspiration aimed at bravery, character and all things leadership. They are the leadership tools for everyday living.
When you read these, I encourage you to think about the message. Focus on:
What catches your attention,
What you can do,
What you need to change and
What speaks to your heart.
Life lessons: success in progress
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Don’t run from lessons or be afraid of them. How will you grow if you don’t take the time to learn from them?
Have you noticed patterns in your life? Have you noticed how some lessons need to be repeated? They are lessons you never finished. Once you have successfully finished your lesson, you can move on to the next one. You will never go higher than the last one you completed. If you stop or shrink away from them, you will remain stunted, stuck, and hardened.
When you continue to learn, you will grow, prosper, and become strong. My teachings will make you a better person, to equip you for life and work.
I have come that you might have an abundant life and having the abundant life means that you need to learn what I have prepared to teach you.
Everyone repeats lessons. Some lessons are easier than others. What I have designed for you, requires your faith, patience, mental agility, and trust. Your personality and character determine which lessons bring out your best qualities and which will be the hardest for you.
Don’t see the lessons as failure of character or weakness, see them as opportunities to learn, grow and become the person you were designed to be.
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, so that it will be even more fruitful.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
October 17, 2021
You are intentional and you matter!
My goal is to change how you see yourself. You are intentional and you matter. You deserve more, bigger, and better than you believe. You need to see yourself as I see you. You may have been told that you are nothing, you don’t matter, or you shouldn’t exist. YOU ARE NOT AN ACCIDENT! I created you and designed you for My purpose. You do matter. I love you and everything about you.
You have been hiding for too long, but you can’t hide from Me. I let you hide for a while, but now you need to complete my purpose.
You have been living in fear and shame, afraid that someone would see that shame. You have done everything to hide the fear, shame and rejection, but you have nothing to fear, to be ashamed of, and you do not need to fear rejection from Me.
You were not ready to face the truth that you matter. You have been told a lie, that you don’t matter, you are not worthy, or that you shouldn’t exist. Recognize it as a lie and call it out, do not listen to this message any longer. You are wanted, loved, and needed. I have always loved you and shown you that love.
When you don’t know love as a child, feel it, or see it, it is hard to understand and accept. You have built up thick, high walls to protect yourself from further hurt and rejection. I will not reject or hurt you. Those walls no longer serve a purpose. They keep you in the past. I have torn down the walls and revealed your hiding place.
Don’t panic! Sometimes a radical move from Me is the only way to heal. This is your time to heal. The barriers are down and there is nowhere to hide. Come out and face your future. You have My love and purpose tattooed all over your body. Nothing will stop the beauty and purpose from emerging.
I have dealt with you over the years and you have responded and changed your ways. BUT, you have kept this part from Me; the part that says that you don’t matter. Each day it hurts you more and more, and is interfering with your purpose. Turn it over to Me and let it go. Open your heart and let the walls come down.
John 15: 16. You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you] that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain and abide] so that whatever, you ask the Father in My Name, [as presenting all that I Am], He may give to you.
September 15, 2021
Transform your Mind
I am the originator of transforming your mind and it is time to remind the world. Science and psychology have finally caught up with Me. So, when you wrote about Neuroscience and neural pathways, it wasn’t new to Me.
I have spoken many times about the need to renew your mind and to transform your thinking. I have talked about the new man.
The world did not listen to Me when I spoke of it over 2,000 years ago, and now a new generation of leaders are teaching about the power of transforming the mind.
The power of a transformed mind can lead to many possibilities. That is why, when you change your thinking, you can change your life.
I have taught you to take your thoughts captive, and to think of more positive things; to think of things that are true, lovely, and of good report.
I have taught you to have the mind of Christ. This is your inner life; it is who you truly are. It is the mix of character traits that make you who you are, and those things that I teach you that can make you a better, kinder, gentler, more peaceful and joyful person.
Leaders will tell you to think about what you want to manifest. They tell you to speak it into existence. This is not new. I have proclaimed it since the beginning of time. I spoke the world into being. I called those things that didn’t exist into existence.
The world thinks that God and science can’t exist in the same space. I tell you they can, and they do because I also created science.
There is power in your thoughts, your words, and your actions, so you need to pay attention to them. What you think about can turn into actions that bring about a new reality. When you think about something and take action, you are applying the principle of sowing and reaping in your life.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
The seed is the Word of God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
That, regarding your previous way of life, you put off your old self [completely discard your former nature], which is being corrupted through deceitful desires, and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude], and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation].
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
August 20, 2021
What if you left Me?
I would still be here waiting for you.
What if you took your path and not Mine?
I would gently lead you back to your own predestined path.
What if you felt abandoned by Me?
I have not abandoned you. I am here, waiting for you to trust Me. This is Me seasoning you for your destiny.
What if you stopped loving Me?
I would be here waiting for you to come back to Me, loving you in spite of yourself.
There is nothing you can do or say that will make Me leave you. I will give you your space and I will wait patiently for you to return to Me. There aren’t enough “What ifs” to keep Me from you. Only you can keep you from Me.
Matthew 28:20 “… I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
July 12, 2021
Self Reliance or Trust in Me: Which is it?
You rely on your own knowledge as a proxy for trusting Me. You mentally calculate the pros and cons of a situation and lean on your own understanding. This is not My way, so I will knock out all your props. You know this! I have done it before. I want you wholly trusting Me. I want your total surrender, and your total trust. When you come to Me and tell Me that you trust Me no matter the outcome and mean it, I know that you have fully surrendered yourself to Me. Remember, I know the heart.
I know that you want to surrender, and I know that it is hard for you to do so. Some may find it so easy, but you have always struggled with this. Some surrender everything once and for all times, others surrender in bits and pieces.
Your level of surrender and trust reflects the level of trust you have had with those in your life.
If the relationships in the past have been trusting ones, the easier it will be to trust.
The more untrustworthy or hurtful the relationship in the past, the harder it is to surrender.
The more you have had to rely on yourself, the harder it is to trust.
You will know the moment of complete surrender and trust, at that moment I can enter your life to restore, rebuild or make new.
I will use many ways to show you that I am trustworthy: through others, My word, and through past experiences. My word is My final say and My final promise. I only want the best for you; want it for yourself!
Let go of what you think the answer is to your problem and give it to Me. I promise you that you will not be disappointed. You will have more than enough:
You will be raised high from lowly places, you will lead and not follow, you will lend and not borrow, you life will be a beacon in the dark to draw others to Me.
I have no limits on answers. I can do miracles and will when necessary, but I prefer to work in the natural. I let the miracles of trust, love, forgiveness, and generosity flow through My people. That is the true miracle-the miracle of trust is what draws people to Me as I work in the everyday lives of My people.
Now I ask you: Do you trust Me?
But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
For the Lord your God will have blessed you just as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.
June 7, 2021
I am here!
You wonder where I am. I am here where you left Me. I haven’t gone anywhere, you have.
I love spending time with you My child, but I will not hold you against your will. You must want to spend time with Me and learn from Me. I will never impose Myself on you. I will gently lead, guide and teach you. You must be the willing student and child.
My ways are always the better way, but I understand that you will always try your way first before you realize that there is a better way, a higher way. When you come to the end of yourself you will find Me again.
I know that your trust in Me and others is sacred. It must be earned, and once earned it is unshakeable. I also know that it takes time. I am not offended that you need this time.
I am the parent that delights in how My children learn and grow.
I know that your experience with trust is different from that of other’s. I give each one of My children the room they need to grow and learn and trust.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
April 18, 2021
I created you for a purpose, to be My special vessel, one that is holy and life giving.
Yes! I have placed you in your own special wilderness all these years so that you could learn the things required to fulfill My purpose. Don’t reject My teachings and teachers. They have been specially selected to give you the experience and skills you need to carry out My purpose. Sometimes My teachers are gentle and encouraging, and sometimes they are harsh and critical.
Some lessons will be harder than others, but all lessons lead to the same place. Your designer education makes you uniquely qualified for the job I have given you. Be an eager learner.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.
March 14, 2021
Saved for a purpose: Almost moments
You have been saved for a purpose. You will never know the times of “almost.” The times when I have intervened on your behalf to save you for My purpose:
The almost car accident,
The almost fatal walk home alone at night,
The almost fatal relationship,
The almost fatal heart attack,
The almost suicide,
My hand of protection has been on you. I have removed you from danger and saved you because I need you and I need your voice. I need you to share Me and your gifts with the world.
I have given you the opportunity to see how I prevented an “almost” moment like some invisible hand of protection.
These moments serve to remind you that I saved you for My purpose. You have work to do for Me, go out and do it, for you are My messenger.
It is urgent and people are waiting for you to share your gift. Don’t delay. You won’t be disappointed. The world will gain from this gift.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” 1 Peter 4:10.
September 15, 2020
Why God Downloads?
“Your life is intentional, it is no accident. You have been brought into this world for My purpose.”
When I was young, I came across a series of books by Francis J. Roberts a Christian author who wrote godly inspired books, the most notable was “Come Away My Beloved.”
I gained much comfort from her books – they were written in a way that felt like God was speaking directly to me. I’ve read and reread them to the point where they are falling apart.
The messages were always timely and comforting. I was amazed that God could reveal himself to someone in that way, I longed for God to speak to me like that.
He did! God Downloads are what He has chosen to share with me and wants me to share with you. His messages to me have lifted me up and encouraged me when I was feeling down. They have inspired me and have given me wisdom.
I hope and pray that God touches your heart and mind through his thoughts and words in the same way that He has touched mine.