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Good morning, the journey continues. Here is the 5-day recap.

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  • Day 21: Restrain Your Speech– Read Proverbs 17:27-28 NIV. Everyone has experienced putting their foot in their mouth one time or another. Just because you have an opinion doesn’t mean you have to share it all of the time. Practice restraint over speaking your mind. The author says, “It is a fruit-bearing exercise to just hold your tongue in some conversations and not have to give your opinion or experience.”
  • Day 22: Use Words that Free – Read Proverbs 6:2-3. If you are not careful and prayerful with your words, you will become trapped by them. When you 40 day word fast by Tim Cameronspeak, be sure to release words that heal and set others free.
  • Day 23: The Taming Work – Read James 3:8-10. It’s amazing how a person can proclaim the love of God and the next moment judge, criticize, gossip and more. Take time to cry out to the Lord to tame your tongue. The Lord is the ONE who gives us power over this tiny member of the body.
  • Day 24: Crying In Your Distress – Read Psalm 3:4. Everyone has experienced moments of turmoil, trauma and disappointment. These moments don’t often yield warm and fuzzy feelings or words. Instead of running to complain cry out to the Lord. He can turn your mourning into dancing. He is the ONE who can give you PRAISE on your lips even while in moments of distress. Give your tough times to Him.
  • Day 25: Do Your Words Build? – Read 2 Samuel 23:2. Take inventory over your words. Do you speak words that build people up? Be honest. When was the last time you encouraged someone? There is something special about using words of beauty. Speak words that build people up each and every day.
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Good morning,

Happy Wednesday. I apologize for the delay. I was traveling and entered a busy season; however, I wanted to provide you with the remaining days of the word fast. The busy season is over.

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Days 16-20

  • Day 16: Speech 101 – Read Proverbs 10:19 (NIV). Sometimes it’s best to remain silent. A common misconception is that you have to respond to everything or that40 day word fast by Tim Cameron you have to respond with a lot of words. The more you talk, the greater the risk of offense. Speak less and pray for times to remain silent.
  • Day 17: Keep It Covered – Read James 4:11. Do not slander one another. When you speak against someone in judgment, condemn them, curse them, gossip about them, etc. you are operating like the world. As Christians, we should encourage, pray for one other, correct in private with love and keep the confidence of others. If you see someone sinning or know of an indiscretion it’s not for you to blab it to others. Keep your mouth covered and don’t judge or gossip. Go to God for guidance. Pray don’t run your mouth.
  • Day 18: The Words of the World – Read Ephesians 5:3-4. As Christians we have to be careful not to joke like the world or talk like the world. We live in a verbally toxic culture where even leadership speaks recklessly. Social media allows people to share obscene and blatantly filthy comments with no remorse. We hide behind a negative post. We should choose not to participate in foolish talk because we will give an account for EVERY idle word. (Matthew 12:36)
  • Day 19: Post a Watch – Read Proverbs 13:3 (NIV). Posting a watch also means to set a guard over your mouth. People who enjoy speaking their mind with no consideration for other people’s feelings are destructive. When you take time to keep watch over the words that you say, fewer people are hurt and God will be pleased. Just because you have an opinion doesn’t mean you have to always share it.
  • Day 20: Find the Secret Place– Read Hebrews 11:3. The Word of God controls the spirit world and the natural world is controlled by the spoken word. In order to speak the words of God, we have to spend time with Him in the Secret place. When we find the secret place of abiding in Christ, we SUBMIT our souls and spirits to Him. When we are led by the Spirit our words won’t wound, but heal.

Have a blessed day!

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

Speak life 40 day journey

Good morning,

Sorry for the delay. We are still walking this 40-day journey out.

Here is the 5-day recap.

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Here is a 5-day recap:

  • Day 11: An Encounter with the Holy– Read Isaiah 6:5-7. When we have an encounter with God we should see ourselves for our sinfulness in comparison to His righteousness. We should understand that our words when not led by the Holy Spirit will continue to defile us, but through Christ and only Christ can we be saved in spirit and in word. Let the Lord cleanse the negativity out of your heart.
  • Day 12: Wise or Foolish? – Read Proverbs 14:3. The words of a fool brings harm to others and himself, is full of pride, spoken rashly and causes him punishment. Whereas the words of the wise bring life to others and protects himself, is humble, spoken with care and brings him honor. Wisdom is the key to life and peace. Are your words wise or foolish?
  • Day 13: What Comes First – Read Psalm 5:1-3. What do you do when you begin your day? Get in the habit of being fruitful by staring your day crying out to the Lord in praise and prayer. By directing your first words to Christ, He can guide the rest of your words during the day – IF YOU SEEK HIM.
  • Day 14: Behind Enemy Lines – Read Romans 12:14 . We all have encountered an enemy attacking us with words and deed or perhaps you have been the enemy. Their words pierce like a sword and our natural response is to cut back. Yet, the Word of God tells us to bless those who persecute us. “Can you imagine being so refined through the fire that you respond to persecution with words that bless those persecuting you?” ~Tim Cameron
  • Day 15: Set a Guard– Read Proverbs 21:23. Guarding your mouth means taking time to speak the truth, being free from fights, protecting what goes in and what comes out. The word fast means “to cover the mouth”. Use wisdom and cover your mouth to determine what you should release.

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God bless.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

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This picture symbolizes me holding on the promises of God and releasing them to others. We serve an AMAZING GOD.

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~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

Speak life 40 day journey

Good morning, the journey continues. Here is the 5-day recap.

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This has been a TRUE learning experience.

Here is a 5-day recap:

  • Day 6: Hearing and Speaking God’s Words – Read Isaiah 50:4. When you fill your spirit with the Word of God you will Speak words that come from God. The Lord gives words of encouragement, grace and life to hurting people. These type of words sustains the weary.
  • Day 7: Life or Death You Choose – Read Proverbs 18:21. We have the power to speak death or life. The choice is our. We can’t blame other people for our words. No matter what we speak, we will eat the fruit of our words. Do you want to eat the rotten fruit of death or the blessings that come from the fruit of life?
  • Day 8: Words of Praise – Read Psalm 34:1. Praise the Lord at all times. No matter what you are going through, use words to sing praises to the Lord. Don’t fuel your life with negative words. Give God praise and watch your attitude and language change.
  • Day 9: Don’t be Reckless – Read Proverbs 12:18. Reckless words pierce like swords and can severe relationships. They spread like wildfire and are impossible to contain. Look at what happens in social media today. Even if people forgive, the residue of the damage remains. Pray for God to give you the wisdom over the words you choice.
  • Day 10: The Snare of Gossip – Read Proverbs 16:28. Gossip is destructive. Gossip can spread and do more damage than what was intended. When we gossip we break the confidence of others. Christians tend to use gossip as a subtle way of entrapment, by asking for information to pray for you; however, they end up telling others. Whether it’s intentional or not it’s still GOSSIP and it’s a sin. Don’t spread other people’s business. Ask yourself how will someone be ministered to if I share this information? BE HONEST- CALL GOSSIP what it is and stop it.

I encourage you to catch the replay online and to join me at 5:00a.m. EST.

God bless.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

Speak life 40 day journey

I’m on a journey to eliminate the toxic words from my life and would love for you to join me Live at Fit For A Purpose, LLC. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fit4purposellc/

This is a awesome fast that is STRETCHING the lives of those who are willing to change.

Here is a 5-day recap:

  • Day 1: The Fast Begins – Read Isaiah 58:6,9. Be mindful of pointing the finger and using malicious talk. Think about the things or people you are so critical of or negative about and focus on playing the blame game or hurting people with your 40 day word fast by Tim Cameronwords.
  • Day 2: Meditate Well – Read Psalm 19:14. Take time to meditate on the Word of God. Before you speak ask God if He is pleased with what is about to leave it. Don’t make excuses for your sin.
  • Day 3: Lord, Guard my Lips!- Read Psalm 141:3. Ask the Lord to set a guard over your mouth. We are incapable of speaking the right thing without the Lord checking what goes in and out. Let the Holy Spirit check your words at the “gate:.
  • Day 4: Which Kingdom Rules?- Read Matthew 12:34. Out of the Abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and it truly speaks horrible things if you don’t submit to the Lord. If you speak negative words, criticism, judgement, gossip, sarcasm, complaining and more than you allow the world to rule. However, if you speak love, peace, compassion, grace and more then you are allowing the Kingdom of God to rule. Your speech will indicate what kingdom rules in your life.
  • Day 5: Use Seasoning Salt – Read Colossians 4:6. Ask God to cover your tongue with grace before you speak. Grace is unmerited favor. It’s giving others what they don’t deserve. So even when someone speaks poorly to you, speak blessings to them. Give them EXTRA grace. Sprinkle your speech with salt.

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God bless.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

 

 

 

40-day Word Fast

Speak life 40 day journey

Words have the power to give life or death. Words uttered are released into the atmosphere and at the appointed time they will manifest in our lives. What seeds have you sown with your words? Do your words keep you entangled with sin? Do you desire to have a speech that is pleasing to God’s nostril.

If you struggle with judgement, negativity, criticism, gossip, sarcasm and/or complaining then this is the fast for you. Join me on this 40-day Word fast. I highly encourage your to purchase the book below.

40 day word fast by Tim Cameron

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God bless.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

LIVE PURPOSEFULLY -F4AP 9-2017

Good morning,

Thank you for joining me on the 30-day Live Purposefully journey. Can you believe it’s been 30-days. WOW!

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Here is the 10-day Recap: 

  • Day 21 – Seek Support: Matthew 6:33, says to seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and ALL these things shall be added to you. Seek God first in all you do and seek Him to lead you to godly support. On your journey you need good people to help bear the weight of your calling. Ask God and He will lead you to people who will believe in you and your purpose.
  • Day 22 – Sow into Yourself: To sow means to scatter or plant deep seeks. It’s important for you to invest in yourself. How can you expect others to sow into your purpose if you won’t sow into yourself? Set time and money aside and invest in yourself.
  • Day 23 – Stay Focused: To be focus is the ability to have a clear vision for what you are doing or where you are going. As you walk in your purpose, you have to keep your eyes on the prize. Don’t go off course. Ask God to show you a clear picture and put your spiritual blinders on and stay focused.
  • Day 24 – Surrender the Guilt: Perhaps God has given you instructions relating to your purpose years ago and you have sat by and did nothing. Well yesterday is gone and today awaits. Surrender the guilt of being disobedient and complacent. Don’t beat yourself up. You have another chance to move forward. Don’t allow guilt to keep your purpose hostage.
  • Day 25 –  Energize your Purpose: To energize means to give vitality and enthusiasm. It’s time to infuse your purpose with excitement and energy. Connect your purpose to the power source (GOD) and become the spokesperson for your purpose. Get excited about what God is doing and what others become excited.

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  • Day 26 – Evict InefficienciesWhen something is ineffective it’s not achieving the maximum productivity. As it relates to your purpose, get rid of habits, relationships and activities that don’t allow you to maximize your potential towards achieving your purpose.
  • Day 27 – Eliminate Excuses: Simply put, stop making excuses about why you can’t operate in your calling. “I don’t have any time, I don’t have any money, I’m tired, etc.” These are all excuses. Find reasons, COMPELLING reasons to why you MUST carry out your purpose.
  • Day 28 – Exit Strategy: You must carefully devise a plan to get out; 1. of the places that are robbing your of your purpose and depleting you of productivity and 2. of your own way. Pray for God to give your strategy for getting out of your stubborn mindset, complacent attitude, fearful disposition and more. Your purpose will continue to suffer if you refuse to change.
  • Day 29 – Execute Your Purpose: To execute means to carry out and put into effect. It’s time to get to work and walk in your purpose. You’ve conceived and now it’s time to give birth to your purpose.
  • Day 30 – Empty yourself: Daily seek God to fill your cup so when you pour into others you are pouring from the overflow and not your reserves. What goes in will come out. So first make sure you filled with the right stuff. Be sure when living out your purpose you give your all. When the Lord calls you home, allow people to say you died empty. You gave your best and you gave your all. Don’t hoard your purpose. Share it with others.

I pray you found the 30-day journey helpful. Thank you for joining me.

Blessings.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

 

LIVE PURPOSEFULLY -F4AP 9-2017

 

Good morning,

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

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Here is the 5-day Recap: 

  • Day 16 – Push aside Procrastination: Procrastination is the avoidance of doing task which need to be accomplished. When you procrastinate you spend more time doing things that are pleasurable to your flesh than the urgent things that will benefit your purpose. It’s time to stop procrastinating and get focused on tending to the urgent matters that are NECESSARY towards living a purpose driven life.
  • Day 17 – Reclaim your time: Representative Maxine Waters educated the world on a congressional way of cutting through someone stalling and trying to monopolize your time. Reclaim means to retrieve or recover something that was lost. It’s time to reclaim your time for your purpose. People have held your hostage on their agenda long enough. RECLAIM YOUR TIME.
  • Day 18 – Observation is key: Observe means to watch carefully and attentively. Take time to study those who are successful at what you are called to do. This is a great time to “shadow” or follow others as they function in their purpose. I’m not saying copy off of them; however, I am encouraging you to glean from others.
  • Day 19 – Organize your station: Organize your “Purpose Station”. This is a place where you work, study and dedicate time and a schedule to your purpose. This purpose station houses your journals, applications, etc. Get your documents in placed and create a system that works for you. Dedicate a space to your purpose and get it in order.
  • Day 20 – Own Your Purpose: It’s time to acknowledge your purpose as yours. Recognize that you have full claim, power and authority over what God has called you too. When you believe you own it, you will take proper care of it. You have “skin-in-the-game”. You are vested in your purpose. Stop treating your purpose like a leased item and recognize it is YOURS!

I pray you are finding this 30-day journey helpful. Thank you for joining me. Don’t forget to catch the recap. We only have two more days left. The recap will be posted this weekend.

Blessings.

~Nicole L. Ellis, MBA

LIVE PURPOSEFULLY -F4AP 9-2017

Good morning,

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

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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