Internal Sunshine

I sat down and thought today about what truly makes me happy. I thought about what set my soul on fire and how I could share that with everyone I came into contact with. I also equally began to think that it’s not about what sets my soul on fire, but why? I picked up my bible and read Mathew 5:14 “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

It brought me to the realization that internal joy isn’t just happiness, it’s a permanent feeling of peace. Having internal sunshine brings you a certain type of calmness so even when you feel like everything around you is falling apart, you still have joy on the inside.

I also thought about the things that I want for my personal life. I thought about my mental state; what I truly wanted out of my life and I could only really think of internal emotions. Internal joy. Internal sunshine.

 

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As a follower of Christ and still imperfect in many ways, I believe its important to understand how God speaks to you- because he can do this in many ways. I’ve come to realize that God speaks to me, personally through his word. There are a couple of things I’ve come to understand.

 

  1. We are the salt of the world – we are the seasoning, bringing the best out of people. Like salt, we are also a preservative – keeping his word true.
  2. We are the light of the world. The light is God-given and we, as Christians should keep our light on. I’ve noticed, that its easy to be swayed away from truth. But when you allow God to plant himself in your heart, there is nothing anyone can do or say to separate you from the love of Jesus Christ.

One light in a darkened room can make a difference. When there is light you find clarity, understanding and you dispel darkness. You cannot have darkness where there is light. “let your light so shine”. It’s okay to not “fit in” because you chose to carry the light of Jesus in you.

When you have light, you walk with confidence and assurance knowing that you have the best player on your team! As you anticipate what is ahead of you, understand who is with you now, and always.

There’s something about the love of Jesus that will make you want to do things for others without needing credibility. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” -Mathew 5:16.

Keeping your light on is a daily process. I believe you have to constantly pray for it and transform your mind every single day. Trust God and the process to be made better for you present, future and to be made better for your loved ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Motivation

Self-Motivation is defined as,”finding a reason and strength to complete a task, even when challenging, without giving up or needing another to encourage them.”

Not only should an individual require motivation from others, but from themselves. Self-motivation increases confidence and knowledge. Self-motivation should keep you going from day-to-day. It is the only form of motivation that will last a lifetime. It’s is the only form I accept in my life because it is the purest. 

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I’m feeling myself

It would only make sense start this blog entry “correctly”, because we have never met before and you’ve decided that THIS entry is your first impression of me. Hello Reader! My name is Dai’Jona and I’m the girl who is slowly taking more and more time away from her blog. “I’m being super irresponsible/ unreliable.” Continue reading “I’m feeling myself”

You Matter To Me.

global love

To the ladies who became business women, scientist and inventors, 

Thank you for teaching me this is a woman’s world.

To the African Americans who were beaten, whipped and even killed, 

Thank you for fighting for my future & inspiring me to make my life worth it.

To the protestors who stopped traffic and simply held their signs,

Thank you for teaching me violence isn’t the only solution to injustice.

You Matter To Me.

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I Exposed Myself.

Week Ending: March 19,  2017. 

“Life isn’t always easy, but the journey you take allows you to become who you are meant to be. Life is also far too short to not appreciate every single aspect of it. The best and happiest moments of your life often occur when you realize that even the smallest things matter. They sometimes hold the most value.”

 Grow with me. 

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New Beginnings

 

A pencil begins unsharpened, but only becomes sharpened when a writer desires to create.  If the pencil is to break, what was previously created is not altered. The broken end is left and the creator has to decide to either leave it broken, or resharpen it. This is true with life. If you break, you still have the ability to resharpen and create. The benefit now is that your life will carry your experiences in beautiful grooves. True creators do not allow their obstacles to hinder them. They use them to grow, develop and become advanced. 

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