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LIVE PURPOSEFULLY -F4AP 9-2017

Goo morning,

Join me at 5:00 a.m. EST everyday in the month of September for a 5-minute moment on discovering your purpose.

Click here to watch videos: https://www.facebook.com/fit4purposellc/

Here is the 5-day Recap: 

  • Day 11- Restructure your day: There are 24 hours in a day which equals 168 hours in a week. The average person spends 40 hours a week at work. If you sleep six hours a day (42 hours) that leaves 86 hours in the week. Calculate how much time you dedicate to commuting, practices, meetings, etc. and figure out how much time you dedicate to your purpose. It’s important to restructure your day in such a way that you give consistent dedicated time and attention to your purpose. What can you organize differently in order to spend more time to your purpose.
  • Day 12- Reevaluate your decision: Reevaluate is a careful appraisal of your career, ministry, hobbies, etc. Assess the value of the things you do and the positions you hold. Are they worthy of your time? Are they adding or taking away from your purpose? Take inventory over the decisions you have made and see how you can change them.
  • Day 13- Remove distractions: Removing distractions is easy, right? Not really. This is something that has to constantly be worked on. Whatever diverts your attention off of your purpose is a distraction. Who are those people or what are those things that make it difficult to focus? Distractions diminish your ability to receive valuable information concerning your purpose. Recognize them and remove them.
  • Day 14- Relinquish Fear: Relinquish means to get rid of. On your journey to living purposefully, you must get rid of False Evidence Appearing Real (F.E.A.R). Fear convinces you that things will happen based on distorted perceptions and cause you to run from your purpose. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. God has given us three things to conquer fear.
  • Day 15- Research the Process: Take time to research the actual process of going back to school, starting a school, starting that non-profit, starting that business, etc. Look at what is required. Connect with successful people to ask them some questions about the process. This is where you focus on the standard process. Don’t reinvent the process. See what is necessary to take the next steps.

I pray you are finding this 30-day journey helpful. Thank you for joining me.

Blessings.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

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Hurricane Donation Relief

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Hurricane Harvey and Irma have left; however, their devastation is felt by many. Just because the storm is over doesn’t mean everyone is in the clear. Your prayer and support is needed. Perhaps you’ve been looking for a way to contribute to those affected by the storm, but have been unsure of how to go about doing that. This FILL THE TRUCK effort organized by Refuge Nation Church is a great one to join.
Pack up your gently used clothes, buy new clothes, shoes, sanitary products, soap, towels, wash cloths, sheets, comforters, etc. If you need it then chances are someone else needs that item as well. Pastor Joe Baker is a well-respected man of God and I trust this effort. A lot of people are trying to capitalize on the sufferings of others and you may have been hesitant to donate because you don’t know if it’s legit. Well here is one you can give too.
Leave the excuses behind and get your items together and donate. You have something that could really bless someone else today.
~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA
P.S. Prideful products collected in June-August 2017 will be going to support this effort.

LIVE PURPOSEFULLY -F4AP 9-2017

Join me at 5:00 a.m. EST everyday in the month of September for a 5-minute moment on discovering your purpose.

Click here to watch videos: https://www.facebook.com/fit4purposellc/

Here is the 5-day Recap: 

  • Day 6- Pose a Question: Our greatest battle isn’t with other people, it’s within our mind. Ask yourself a series of questions regarding your purpose. What are some of the mental roadblocks you face? What are some of the “excuses” that you make whenever you start pursuing your purpose? Write these things down and remember them for when you try to sabotage yourself in the future. Recognize the patterns and resist the urge to give up.
  • Day 7- Unearth your gifts: Dig up the things that set you apart. These are the special things that make you great. Unearth the gifts that are connected to your purpose. Overtime you’ve buried the gifts that make your special, perhaps in an effort to please man in ministry, on your job, etc. Now it’s time to dig up you gifts.
  • Day 8- Understand the connection: Take time to understand the connection your gift has with your purpose. If anyone lacks wisdom ask God who gives generously… (James 1:5). Ask God to help you understand how your gifts that you unearthed are connected to your divine purpose.
  • Day 9- Uplift Yourself: Elevate and stimulate yourself morally and spiritually with words of affirmation. You have to encourage yourself on your journey to live purposefully. Death and life are in the power of the tongue…(Proverbs 18:21). What are you saying to yourself concerning your passion? It’s often easy to speak life and encourage others about their goals and dreams; however, we struggle to speak life to ourselves. Take time to uplift yourself.
  • Day 10- Urgency to Grow: Where do you place importance in your life? Is it on fulfilling man’s dreams? Is it staying comfortable in your current position? Or is it in pleasing God? You have to have a sense of urgency to grow in your purpose. Someone is waiting for you to become great. When you walk in your purpose, you become the vehicle God uses to fulfill a prayer request. How long will someone have to wait for you?

Thank you for joining me on this journey. God wants you to be who He created you to be.

God bless.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

Prayer

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Good morning,

Let us keep the people in the path of Hurricane Irma in prayer. This storm is moving fast and has ripped through the Caribbean Islands. We pray God’s protection over the people. As the storm moves to the United States, let’s also pray for people to use wisdom and follow instructions in order to remain safe. Let’s continue praying for the people recovering from the devastation of Harvey. God calls us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and we have to get in position and remain in a position led by prayer. Prayer changes things. Just because it’s not happening to you, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pray. Intercede for those who can’t do it for themselves. Let’s bombard heaven with petitions in JESUS NAME!

God bless.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

LIVE PURPOSEFULLY -F4AP 9-2017

Good morning,

I pray your Labor Day weekend was a blessed one. I pray for all of the teachers, administrators and students returning back to school today. May the peace, protection and favor of God cover you all. I declare and decree this will be a great year in Jesus Name!

Live Purposefully

Join me at 5:00 a.m. EST everyday in the month of September for a 5-minute moment on discovering your purpose.

Click here to watch videos: https://www.facebook.com/fit4purposellc/

Here is the 5-day Recap: 

  • Day 1- Posture of Prayer: Posture means  particular way of doing things. Get in a habit of leading, following and ending everything with prayer. Make prayer a priority when discovering your purpose. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  • Day 2- Ponder the Possibilities: Carefully consider the things you would like to do or are purposed to do. If fear wasn’t an option, what would you do? (1 Timothy 1:7)
  • Day 3- Process your passion: A process consist of a series of steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. Now that you have carefully considered your possibilities, what are some steps YOU think you need to get started? Dream on paper. Consider this a rough draft to your destiny. (No research, just what you think)
  • Day 4- Prioritize YOUR Process: Rank in order of importance the steps you wrote down in Day 3. You wrote down what you believe are some steps, you didn’t consult with anyone, you didn’t do any research. So prioritize YOUR process. Don’t get caught up in someone else’s process-focus on what you believe you need to do. (We will get to THEE process later)
  • Day 5- Position Yourself to Leap: Position can refer to the mental attitude of a person and leap is to move or act quickly. You have to get your mind focused on taking action. If you continue to wait for the stars to line up with the sun and moon, you’ll be waiting forever. It’s time to stop procrastinating. Take action on your step 1 from Day 4- TODAY!

We are on a journey to discover your purpose and I pray you find this helpful and will join me for the remainder of the month.

If it’s the Lord’s will, I’ll see you all tomorrow!

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

Wives Only Prayer Call

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On August 24, 2015, I held my first prayer call. I had a heavy burden on  my heart for marriages and God gave me instructions and I followed. We have prayer every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 9:00p.m. EST.  The only requirement is that you are a wife and you have a telephone to dial in. The prayer call is only 30 minutes. Find a quiet space in your home or in your car and eliminate distractions. If you would like to join and get the dial-in information, text @wivesp to 81010.

Share with others.

God bless.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

P.U.R.P.O.S.E

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TFTD: LIVE WITH PURPOSE

  • P-Protect your Time

    • Stop being everything for everyone else and nothing for yourself
    • Stop wasting time on things that don’t matter
  • U-Utilize Your gifts

    • You were created for a purpose-use the gifts that God has given you
    • If you don’t know your gifts, discover them
  • R-Rest in the Word

    • Sit with the Word of God and allow it to saturate your mind, body and spirit
    • Be Still and Hear God speak instead of always running with the first word you receive
  • P-Pursue your Passion

    • Think about the thing(s) you would do for free and now GO FOR IT
    • Actively chase your passion
  • O-Oppose the enemy (actively resist)

    • ACTIVELY resist sinning – be accountable when you sin and repent OFTEN
    • Stop giving Satan free reign over your life
  • S-Stay Focused

    • Stop allowing distractions to dismantle your desire to live with purpose
    • Set a schedule and commit to it
  • E-Eliminate Excuses

    • Everyone has 168 hours in the week, stop saying you don’t have time
    • Find more reasons to accomplish a goal vs. creating excuses to avoid achieving the goal

LIVE ON PURPOSE!

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

Wash Me With the Word~

Greetings Blog Family and Friends!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog. However, I’m still writing, encouraging and inspiring.

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Thought for the Day (TFTD):

Wash Me With the Word

Titus 3:5New International Version (NIV)

he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

During cold and flu season, the doctor’s stress the importance of washing your hands. A normal part of ones routine consist of taking a shower, washing your face, brushing your teeth and so forth. To wash in the natural requires using water and some other liquid (soap, detergent) for the purpose of cleansing. Cleansing can be accomplished by dipping, rubbing or even scrubbing. The purpose of showering is to remove the dirt off of your body. The purpose of washing clothes is to remove stains and dirt from clothing. In the spiritual, washing refers to freeing from sin, guilt, shame, etc.

When you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior, He, who is the LIVING WATER frees you from the penalty of death, hell and the grave (Read John 3:16). Since Jesus is the Word made flesh (Read John 1:1-18) when you are washed with the Word, you are cleansed from your sin. Sometimes you have to be dipped or totally submerged in the Word through studying, praying and fasting. Sometimes you have to be scrubbed with the Word, which offers correction and rebuke. Sometimes you have to remove yourself from the filth of the world and say “WASH ME LORD!”

I challenge you not to just read the Word, but to be washed over with the Word. Allow your mind, body and spirit to be cleansed daily.

God bless.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

 

BE the Salt and Light

Sunshine’s Reflections

 

Good morning! I pray your week is going well.

TFTD: BE the Salt and the Light

Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV)

Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Attention Christians:

Scripture tells us that you ARE the salt and light of the earth. These are spiritual characteristics of a Christian. And while being the salt and the light of the earth are in your spiritual genetic make-up, it will not be effective unless you activate those things within your life. You have to go from spiritual knowledge to actually becoming who scripture says you are.

Why are you here? To be the “seasoning” that brings out the flavors of God to the world. But what happens if you lose your saltiness? You become useless and pretty much garbage. Scripture tells us that useless salt is only good to trample underfoot. Imagine roasted potatoes hot and fresh off the stove and they look delicious, but when you taste the potato it taste bland. So you reach for the salt because your expectation is that the salt will enhance the potato and pull out all of the hidden flavors. You have that expectation because you know the purpose of the salt. Now imagine your disappointment if after you sprinkle the salt, you taste the potato again and discover the salt is old and has lost it’s saltiness. The same is true of the witness of Christians to unbelievers. Your life should be lived in such a way that you PULL out all of the God-flavors on how to live in this earth. When unbelievers see you they should have the EXPECTATION that you will enhance their situation or life, but oh if you have lost your ability to season others then you are useless.

The Word of God also tells us that you are the LIGHT of the earth. You are basically here to illuminate and bring out all of the colors of God in the world. We should not keep God a secret from others. If all of the power went out on a stormy night and you reached for a flashlight, you would expect it to illuminate the room. You wouldn’t turn the flashlight on and then put a bucket over it, right? Well the same is true for you as a Christian. You are the light of the world. You shouldn’t get saved, grow in Christ and never share His goodness with others. There are people who are living in darkness daily and you should shine the light of Christ to them in your Christian walk. You can do this by sharing your testimony, being generous with your time, talents and treasures. By opening up to others, you will prompt them to open up to God.

Today, I’m challenging you all (myself included) to go from intellectually knowing you are the salt and light to actually BEING the salt and light of the earth. You may be the only Bible someone “reads”, so live in such a way that you bring flavor and light to their life.

God bless.

 

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

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