Happy New Year! I’m Not Focused on Resolutions, I’m Focused on my Daily Walk

I shared this on my Natasha Foreman site earlier today, and I decided that it was more than appropriate to share it here on BBWN. I’ve added to the message so that it can lovingly poke some of you who are struggling with the storms of life’s past and present.

I hope that something that I share in this message helps….

I’m going to focus on today, today. What can I do, see, and be today? That is my focus.

If I have one foot in the past and one in the future, that means I’m straddling the present. If I’m straddling the present then all I can possibly do is take a dump on today or choose to move both of my feet into today’s space. I don’t know about you but I’m tired of dumping on my present. I want to thrive each day. I want to wake excited about what the day will bring, and I want to fall asleep at night pleased with all that I experienced, learned, and shared that day.

I want my life to be about healing reflection not regret. I want to make the most out of my days so that I’m excitedly sharing the greatness of now, and not dwelling on my hay day of the past successes. I want my setback to be a learning setup for bigger and better success, not a cesspool blame game of what-went-wrong.

Yesterday is behind us. Last year is behind us. So are all of the years past that you can’t return to and fix. What happened has happened. You don’t have a time machine to change things; and if you did, would you truly change every thing that happened in your past? Because you would have to in order to get your desired outcome, which means there’s a lot of great people and experiences you would miss out on all because you wanted to change one or more series in your life’s story.

Think of how much precious time you would then lose in the present and how that would then affect your future. There’s a better way to deal with our past….Learn from it and move forward. Stop dumping on your present, or that gift will no longer be your reality.

This isn’t a new year’s resolution, this is my daily affirmation. Focus on being, doing, and seeing all that God has called on me to be, do, and see today. What you plant and nurture today what will be reaped tomorrow.

My self-talk for today….

Maybe it will help someone else who needs a loving push. Yes, I can reflect God’s love in more ways than the traditional space that I’ve used for BBWN over the past 10 years. I can also share boldly with affirmations such as this. Maybe it will resonate with you and allow God’s words, meant for you, to pierce the bubble that you have placed yourself within.

I love you all!

~Natasha

Copyright 2019. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.

BIG Announcement Coming Soon!

Hello Breaking Bread Family!

I just wanted you to know that I have a BIG announcement to share in the upcoming days. God has touched my heart to share publicly, and at the time He sees fit. So I will be obedient, which I’m oftentimes not—but I most definitely will this time [*smile*]

Hey, I’m in training, being molded, and extremely flawed. He knows this. Hopefully you can simply laugh and accept this and me too. 

I love you all!

Your sister in Christ,

Natasha 

Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4/14/14 to 4/18/14

Happy Saturday family!

Tomorrow is Easter. There is so much more to be grateful for and reflective of than food and Easter eggs. Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for all of us should be celebrated this weekend, and every single day.

If you missed any of this week’s messages or you want to go back and re-read any of them, here’s your opportunity. Below please find a recap of this week’s posts. Please share these posts with others, and also take a few moments to provide me feedback. Thank you.

Love,
Natasha

Monday- 4/14/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-4-14-14/

Questions of the Day:
1.When you read the verse from Psalms, how do you see yourself?

2. How would you like to evolve from your current view of yourself?

Tuesday- 4/15/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-4-15-14/

Questions of the Day:
1.Would you consider yourself a person who is stubborn, easily swayed, naive, or fearfully obedient?

2. The majority of times do you knowingly walk with darkness, or do you find yourself naively on that path?

3. When do you normally realize that you have strayed, and what has commonly been the end result?

4. Do you share your learned lessons with others with a desire to help them avoid making the same (or similar) mistakes?

Wednesday- 4/16/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-4-16-14/

Questions of the Day:
1.How have you traditionally dealt with change?

2. Have you ever asked God “why?” when things go wrong in your life?

3. How do you ‘snap out’ of your ‘funk’ called sadness/depression?

4. How have you grieved and then celebrated the passing of a loved one?

5. When you read today’s message what were your initial thoughts? What do you think now?

Thursday- 4/17/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-4-17-14/

Questions of the Day
1.What is your biggest obstacle blocking you from praising God and showing gratitude in every situation?

2. How confident are you in your ability to let go and trust God in everything?

Friday- 4/18/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-4-18-14/

Questions of the Day
1. Do you have a testimony to share about how you allowed God’s light to shine through you instead of allowing darkness to overcome you, tear you down, and allow you to act like your enemies? If so, please share.

2. Please share any testimony of when God helped you through a dark moment in your life, and you know that without Him it would not have been possible.

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Easter and Sunday Sermon Share Day. If you hear or take part in an awesome Easter sermon, please share your notes, highlights, scripture, or reflections with the rest of us. I don’t care if it’s a sermon from an online or televised broadcast, please share with us. Just post it as a comment or send a message to my new email at: BreakingBreadWithNatasha@gmail.com Thank you.

God bless you all and happy Easter!

Natasha

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Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 2/17/14 to 2/21/14

Happy Saturday family!
 
 We’re several days shy of March. Can you believe that Spring is right around the corner? Amazing. This just reinforces why we must make the most of each day, because we can’t make up for the lost ones!
 
 This past week we read, prayed on, and discussed the act of confessing our sins, acting immediately when God calls on us, and living holy as God is holy. If you missed one or more days, or just feel the need to return to one of the posts, below you will find the links for each day. Read slowly the parts that hit home with you. Read slowly the parts that you normally shy away from.
 
 Change is always awkward and difficult. My husband always says that people don’t change in good times, we change in bad times. We change when the discomfort has become too intense. So read the parts slowly and embrace your change.
 
 Love,
 Natasha
 
 
 Monday- 2/17/14
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-2-17-14/
 
 
 Tuesday- 2/18/14
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-2-18-14/
 
 
 Wednesday- 2/19/14
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-2-19-14/
 
 Thursday- 2/20/14
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-2-20-14/
 
 
 Friday- 2/21/14
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-2-21-14/
 
 
 Don’t forget that tomorrow is Sunday Sermon Share Day. If you hear or take part in an awesome sermon, please share your notes, highlights, scripture, or reflections with the rest of us. I don’t care if it’s a sermon from an online or televised broadcast, please share with us. Just post it as a comment or send a message to my new email at: BreakingBreadWithNatasha@gmail.com Thank you.
 
 God bless you all!
 
 Natasha
 
 Copyright 2013-2014. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com
 
 Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.