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Don’t speak

2014 is almost over.. Crazy!

I’ve been reflecting (I know it sounds clichΓ© this time of year but I really have ha) looking at old photos and remembering everything I did this year.

I traveled: honeymoon in Hawaii, 2nd honeymoon in Disneyland, mission trip to Barcelona, vacation from mission trip to Disneyland. (Yes, I love Disneyland)

I endured: losing my job, first year of marriage (transitions can be tough at times), first time leading a team in Spain, staying without a job and learning to be ok in the season Papa had me in.

I seen a dream come to life: this ministry and blog πŸ‘‰ S.H.E (has been on the dream list since I was 18)

I had FUN: growing, learning, adjusting, adventuring, &
LIVING.

Sorry for giving you a run down on my year, I just wanted to get your desire stirring to think back on yours.

Certainly I went through some tough times, but I choose to remember the GOOD that came out of them. πŸ˜‰

Ok now that you’re finished reflecting, lets graze the arrival of 2015..

It’s 3 days away! 😱

We see all these “new year, new me” memes and the “resolution list” posts , etc, etc.
All surrounding the common factor πŸ‘‰ transformation.

That’s a great thing to desire of course but with action behind it.

Every year it comes up… And then sadly, every new year it fades.

The dreams we dream up, the list of things we want to do, the number of pounds we want to lose, the characteristic we want to start walking out..

It all sounds good right? We get it out of our mind and release it with our mouth and think.. “Yes!

And slowly but surely MAJORITY of us lose the echo of our spoken word and ultimately motivation to see these declarations come to life.

So let’s stop SPEAKING about it.

Let’s LIVE.

As women we have the supernatural ability to talk anyone’s ear off. A percentage of the time we are repeating ourselves, but the huge chunk is us just having lots of things to say. (πŸ˜„)

So for us it’s easy to speak such beautifully-wrapped with intention-words. But let’s be quiet for once about all that in 2015 and let’s shock the world by action.

Let’s take the plunge into the highlighted dream for this upcoming year and make time to hear the plan for it to awaken!

Let’s just get healthy without having to tell the world that we are doing so.

Let’s embrace growing. Letting go of the thought of losing ourselves and get excited about the truth in actually discovering ourselves.

Let’s cross those things off our “2015 things to do” list in documentation making the world excited to see what’s next.

Isn’t that surge of energy that provokes action brewing now?!

Heroines we are capable. We were wonderfully created. We scare the naysayers more than they intimidate us. We were born for this. We were hand chosen to live in these times. So let’s LIVE THE GREATNESS OUT OF IT!

Don’t speak. Do.
S H I N E.

Be a living declaration of what you want your 2015 to look like. πŸ’ͺ

Papa, I thank you for being with us in our 2014. For being faithful, for loving us through the hard times, the stretching points and the amazing ones. As this new year approaches I pray we wouldn’t be inwardly consumed with working on ourselves, but consumed with you and the plans you have for us. I pray we would gain all the transformation you laid out for us to receive in 2015. I just thank you for choosing us for such a time as this, to be a representative of your kingdom, your name, and your son. This year we will go for it. This year we will put hands and feet to our declarations and bring even more glory to you Papa. You’re so worthy of our lives. Help us remember why we get up in the morning and whisper our assignments for the day. 2015 will be the year our words become life. Thank you papa! In Jesus name, amen.

Happy early new year beautiful, it’s going to be JAW DROPPING!

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni πŸ’œ

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The wish your heart makes

My fellow Disney lovers knew what the title meant, but for those who don’t.. Here it is:

🎢”A DREAM is a wish your heart makes…”🎢
-Cinderella

(I don’t know what it is with the Disney inspiration lately, but just go with it..)

Have you ever spent longer than a daydream dreaming up your dream? Have you ever had the courage to Dream out loud?
Sometimes when we get a little inkling of something awesome stirring up in our imagination.. We let ourselves think, “Eh.. It’s only my imagination.. It wouldn’t be like that.. It probably won’t even happen..” Etc.

And then there goes our dream, floating away for someone else to reach out and grab it.. That’s sad. But don’t worry cause, ‘You gon learn today’ (πŸ˜„)

Story time:
When I was little my imagination was impeccable..thanks to my grandpa. He would push the envelope with me so much so that I had imaginary pets at one point.. (I won’t get into the horrid details of their tragic death, but if you want to know ask me when you see me..) I seen those pets.. I fed and played with those pets.. They even had names! Hah, why am I telling you this? Because it was my little young heart’s dream to have a “kitty cat”, But I didn’t. So my grandpa taught me such a valuable lesson on how to envision something that wasn’t there, as though it was.. And then out of that vision (my imaginary pets that I kept feeding..) the miraculous manifestation happened… I got a REAL “kitty cat” !!! 😍

I imagined my heart’s desire,
I dreamt OUT LOUD,
And then I seen it come to life.

Lesson #1:
Your imagination is the best incubator for dreaming.

Our imagination has to be boundless.. To be completely childlike in this area, is GOLD to our dreams. Nothing was impossible when we were little princesses, and today that truth hasn’t changed… Our imaginations did.

All those boarders that block off certain areas your imagination could go.. I command them to vanish NOW in Jesus’ name!
(Oh you’re welcome πŸ˜‰)

One of my aspirations in life is to have daily lived out this next favorite quote of mine, “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Get your imaginative juices flowing.. Do imagination workouts.. See the lava on the ground again and don’t you dare slip off that cliff of a couch cushion..

Lesson #2:

Dream out LOUD.

Not only did I see the imaginary pets, but I called them by name, told my grandpa who was who (there were 6) and proceeded to walk out what I was seeing..taking care of them (action), etc.

Last Friday I noticed I did something similar…
It was our first S.H.E night out; (’twas totally fun I will make a S.H.E moments post on it later.)
During the night, I wanted to take pictures with each of the girls that showed up and my reasoning was this, “WHEN S.H.E gets big, I’m going to put these pictures on the archive wall of being the original girls who were there when it started..” I dreamt out loud. Not only did I hear me, but everyone around heard me.. And you just read it. This hasn’t come to life yet, but I’m not afraid to dream it. I’m not afraid to allow my imagination to go there.

Allow yourself to say it out loud for everyone to hear. Speak it. Write it. Pray it. Sing it. Live it. (Sing it is just for kicks and giggles but whatever works! πŸ˜„)

Lesson #3:

Be amazed and grateful watching your dream come alive.

When that kitty cat was brought into the room, I felt like I was floating. I had so much excitement in my little body I didn’t know what to say, but I remember hugs were given and I was just beside myself because of my first ever dream becoming reality.

If it hasn’t happened for you YET, be excited in your dreaming out loud season.. It’ll come.

My “little” dream of having a cat doesn’t have to make sense to you or anyone else.. It was my dream. So when you’re getting stirred up.. Dream for YOU, don’t dream to make sense to everyone else. Dream period. NOTHING is exempt.. Dream it ALL.

Let’s make things official,
Jeremiah 32:27 says, β€œI am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” Nope.

So my beautiful dreamers, what’s it going to be?

I’ll leave you with a challenge:
Write down 50 dreams. They don’t have to all pertain to what you want to become, just get those dream engines revving. (Trust me 50 isn’t anything, you’ll write more as you gain momentum πŸ˜‰)

🎢 “… If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish, WILL come true..” 🎢 😊

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni πŸ’œ