Faith, Family, Fitness

imageWith Your Help…. I can do anything I put my mind to.

I need to be determined!
More determined, serious and focused.
I let myself go. My goals, ideas and passions.
My drive declined because of affliction… That should have made me stronger NOT weaker. But this is a learning experience for me. If I did it before, I can do it again. This time to be my own motivator with a better focus. In the right way and for all the right reasons.

It is time for me to take serious care of ME!

My devotional today by Shauna Niequist in “Savor” started and ended with this verse and food for thought:

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands. —Psalm 90: 17

IS THERE anything in your life that you’ve been talking about, but not yet living on a deep level? What step could you take today toward practicing, not just talking?

I need to take care of myself on a deeper level. My top three:

A deeper level.
That has got to be.

Friendship is on my extra list, feeding others through faithful fellowship and being MORE fruitful in my professional environment. I also want to further educate myself and pursue my master’s degree this fall. Let’s see!
Let’s get to them. It doesn’t have to be a new years resolution. It just has to BEGIN when you set your mind in alignment with those goals. Much like that painting piece from 5/28, I know it will take proper time to achieve if I keep consistent as before. I know I am going to see some lasting results in all of these areas… Faith, family & fitness.

Now, I am just going to be more strategic and practical about my goals. I wont frustrate myself with timing, speed, enormous expectations or over-exerting myself. I am not this huge faith giant, superior 5am Proverbs 31 woman or remotely close to the top 10 model! I am my own version of me. The one God has given me the divine ability to be successful at. There is always that key word for me called BALANCE:

1. mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc.
2. the power or ability to decide an outcome by throwing one’s strength, influence, support, or the like, to one side or the other (

I can decide an appropriate outcome for myself, given my capabilities, tools and obvious limitations! I know my own strength. I know the influence I have, need, or can provide. I know when support is necessary! I will use all of that to the best of my ability and will no longer hold myself back.

I am not a quitter!
I can do ALL things THROUGH Christ, who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 NIV

“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Let’s get to it! 😊

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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