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Celebrating Family! Celebrating Thanksgiving!


As I approached this Thanksgiving, I was somewhat melancholy. I found myself missing so many family members and friends who were no longer here. Yes, I longed for Thanksgivings of yesteryear. I realize this was and continues to be my most favorite time of the year, the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Although I lived hundreds of miles away from my family, I always managed to travel back to share in the holiday festivities. Rather than allow myself to be pulled into a place of melancholy, I decided to celebrate their lives by enjoying the holiday season.

Many are experiencing the loss of loved ones as they celebrate the first Thanksgiving without them. Others just missed their loved ones, even if they made their transitions in previous years. Nevertheless, it causes you to reflect on how much you miss them, love them and cherish their memory.

As you celebrate Thanksgiving and the rest of the Christmas season, garner joy in knowing how much their lives touched yours and brought meaning to you and how much you touched theirs. Don’t be afraid to remember all the great times shared. I am not minimizing the intensity of the loss, I know it quite well having lost mother, father, five sisters (one rhis year), a niece, two nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, two pastors, and friends. I am no stranger to it.

I realize celebrating their life, contributions and legacies is more beneficial for my well-being. Remembering them is all of part of moving forward. They are as much a part of me as they were before they exited this life. Love and memories live in the heart and can never be destroyed. If you want to cry and shed some tears, that’s all right. Go ahead and do it. But also, laugh about the good times as well. Cherish and delight in the memories. Don’t allow the melancholy of the loss to consume you and push out the great memories you shared. Make a concerted effort to celebrate their life with joyful appreciation of how it brought meaning to yours.

If you have never lost anyone, reach out to someone who has. Spend time with them in celebrating their loved one. Don’t become impatient when they talk about them too much. They just need a compassionate listening ear. You’re there to help them through a difficult process. What an awesome gift to give—the gift of you.

Whatever holiday traditions you had, believe me your loved ones want you to continue with them. They enjoyed them while they were here with you and they want you to continue to enjoy them. Not to mention, for you to pass on to subsequent generations the importance of family and upholding family traditions.

That’s my commitment. Not to focus on what is a perceived loss, but that I am and have been so blessed with family, both then and now. In our hearts, each one is always with me. Won’t you join me in celebrating Thanksgiving for every blessing of family God gave each of us!

Enjoy Your Family!

Have a Happy Blessed Thanksgiving!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

Love-Lights in the Marketplace| Showers’ Blessing Inspires | Jacqui Showers

“I was afraid of you and avoided you,” a colleague once told me. Again, I received those same words from another person who attended my church. Wow! I learned their feelings after I got saved. Even then, I was amazed at their words, and even more that they avoided me because of fear.

I thank God for those whom I met along the way who represented Christ to the point I coveted what they had. They were not brow-beating me with a fire-brimstone message trying to force me to being saved, but they simply displayed love and devotion to God through their actions and deeds. Neither were they afraid to engage in conversations with me that included a broad spectrum of topics including faith.

Every day we encounter people in the marketplace. We cannot be afraid to interact with them. We cannot become so holy that we can’t even hold a decent conversation with them, because we use religious jargon that repels and not compels. Love and kindness is what draws, not pious conversations that are steeped in condemnation and judgment.

You want to make such an impact that you love people to want what you have. How do we love people to want to serve the Lord through business? How do we become that person of influence for someone to say that I want to live for the Lord? You may never say that you need to be saved, but your life speaks volumes that causes them to want to be saved. It worked for me!

We have to be that way in the marketplace where people covet what we have. Not because we are beating them down and not because we are afraid to associate with them, but because we love them. Love and kindness, have I drawn thee. As they watch us, they see God through us in our actions, our work ethic and how we extend love to them regardless of how they treat us. God is calling for us to go out into the 21st century mission-field, the marketplace, and draw them through love and kindness.

How loving is your light? Do your words align with your actions and deeds? Are you afraid to engage others in a conversation?.


Celebrate Memorial Day! | Showers’ Blessing Inspires

Our patriotism for those who fight and sacrifice so much, even their lives, for us is grossly under celebrated. Not long ago, I remember the patriotism of America for those who had given their lives. Flags hung from houses as we were proud Americans honoring our war dead. In school, we learned the battle and celebratory songs in celebration of our country and those who gallantly served this country with honor and dignity. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance with pride knowing it united us not just as a nation, but as a country committed to God.

Today, most of our children don’t know those songs because of cuts from our music departments and we don’t sing them at home as we once did. Most them don’t know the Pledge of Allegiance because God’s name is mentioned. We are more concerned about offending, than uniting in a nationwide commitment to our country and our freedom.

Many are not sure why we celebrate Memorial Day and just find joy in having another day off work. It is a time for us to celebrate our war dead. These are the women and men who unselfishly gave of themselves and sacrificed the ultimate in battle, their lives, so we can have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They exhibited the greatest love by dying for us to be free.

Join me this Memorial Day to celebrate the millions of women and men who died so we can enjoy freedoms unlike any other nation. Pray for the strength of their families who lost their loved ones, some during battle and others later with lingering wounds acquired during battle.

Let us join together with pride knowing that their efforts and sacrifice were not in vain and will never be forgotten. We salute each of them throughout the history of America for their bravery, their courage and their sacrifice for us to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Celebrate those who died for us! Celebrate Memorial Day!


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Celebrate Our Mother’s Legacy | Showers’ Blessing Inspires

Every May I celebrate life! I celebrate my mother and the legacy of her life. This year would have been my mother’s 100th birthday. Even though she has since left the earth realm almost 20 years ago, I continue to celebrate her life and thank God in His infinite wisdom I was born as her 10th child. Or in the words of my mother, “I am her baby and will always be her baby.” In this week, I celebrate both her life and my life.

A few years ago one of my grand-niece’s mother celebrated my mother’s life in a prayer. She extolled my mother’s life because of her offspring. She never had a chance to meet her, but because of what she instilled in her children this young woman was reaping the benefits of my mother’s legacy.

I remember reading some notes from one of my mother’s notebooks where she had written a plea to the Lord, “Please let my life count.” When I read the plea it brought me to tears. All I could think about was how much her life did count and was continuing to count with each life that our lives touched. Naturally as this young woman prayed and thanked God for my mother’s life, it took me back to that plea. I was overcome with emotion.

Although my mother had been gone from the earth realm for more than a decade she continued to touch and inspire others. Oftentimes we are so consumed with the here and now we lose sight of the fact that one day we are all going to leave this earth. Our entrance from the wombs of our mothers is the first step as we journey towards the distance horizon of the day we leave this earth.

All that we accomplish from the day we were born to the day we leave here should have some impact on someone else’s life. Oftentimes we find ourselves stagnated because we don’t fully comprehend that when we pour into someone else, where they travel and all the lives they touch we impact as well. Wow! Each one does truly reach one.

More than any of my other siblings I have my mother’s physical features and often peer into the mirror and it is as though her reflection is gazing back at me. Each of us has some parts of who she was and this is not just limited to the physical. All of us have the same compassion and love for others as my mother did and extend ourselves to nurture and help others along the way.

So it is with mothers. They instill so much in each of us. Along the way others are blessed by our mother’s, regardless if they are alive or not. Continuing our mothers’ legacy keeps them alive.

Today, celebrate your mother’s life and all that she poured into you. Regardless if your mother is still living or not, you are the most precious of her legacies. Make your mother’s life count by spreading the love and compassion she gave you, not just to your children but to others as well. That is how you keep your mother’s legacy alive. That is how I keep my Mother’s legacy alive.

Happy Mother’s Day


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Don’t Believe the Hype: Against All Odds | Showers’ Blessing Inspires | Jacqui Showers

“No one can ever tell me that a woman cannot raise a man,” my only brother stated at my mother’s 80th Birthday Celebration. “Because my mother raised me,” he added. On that day I don’t remember anything any of my sisters said nor can I remember anything I said, but my brother’s words continue to resonate loudly in my ears.

My brother communicated so eloquently all that my mother had taught him. Over the years in one conversation after another he has shared even more. I remember when he said that he told my mother that he wanted to be a “pimp.” According to my brother, my mother sat him down and explained in detail that was not a vocation he wanted to pursue. She told him the importance of loving and treating women with respect. After that conversation his mind was changed as well as the vocation he would pursue. He went on to attend Center for Creative Studies and became a Graphic Designer.

In a family where he was the only son of ten children—and a twin at that, he could have easily accepted the dismal statistic associated with a male growing up in a single parent home headed up by a woman. It would have been easy to use this as an excuse to treat women badly and not to excel in life.

Sometimes you just can’t believe in the “hype” of statistics; because if you do, they will be the governing force of your life. Yes, statistics have their place. You have to determine within yourself that their place is not to direct you down a pathological path of destruction, but one that catapults you to supersede the limitations inherent in the numbers.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe in research and I understand its importance. However, far too often it is used as an excuse not to excel. Behavioral issues are always qualified by statistics. When in actuality it is taking responsibility for your actions. Unfortunately, our society has provided a scapegoat for many of the ills that plague our communities. Repeatedly, via the media, our community, and yes our families, these limiting statistics are talked about even more than the liberating Words of God.

What if we transformed our words to quote God’s promises of an abundant life rather than statistics? What if, rather than presenting the glass half empty, we illustrate that it is three-quarters half filled? What if, we drowned out the negative statistical numbers and focused on those that defied the odds?

You know what would happen? I do! Those statistics would not determine the outcome of children, but the positive words we speak. You know what, all those jails that have been built to house young men, most notably young African-American men, would have to be torn down and money poured into colleges and universities because they would have chosen another path. Why? Because the transforming words spoken would propel them to choose a better alternative.

When we no longer glorify negative lifestyles depicted in the media and ultimately emerge into our society, we will begin to see transformation happen. Don’t believe the hype! Our words have power! Our lifestyles have power! Believe me they are more powerful than statistics.

My mother didn’t believe in them. Thank God, neither did my brother!

Are you allowing statistics to determine your destiny? Are you overcoming statistics? 

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Celebrating Mothers! | Showers’ Blessing Inspires

SB-Picquire-Celebrating MotherEnjoy this encore post, Celebrating Mothers, written a few years ago celebrating my Birth Mother and my Spiritual Mother.

This past weekend I celebrated motherhood with my spiritual mother who turned 80-years old. I remember not so many years ago celebrating my biological mother’s 80th birthday. Naturally, the celebration caused me to reflect on a mother’s love and how blessed I am to have two people who nurtured my growth and loved me unconditionally.

Mothers have an awesome task regardless if they are your natural mother or not. What I realize is that there are those who become surrogate mothers for whatever reason. It has nothing to do with age, because I was over-grown when I met Arneta Supples, my spiritual mother. My birth mother, had recently made her transition. Never did I ever think that I could embrace someone else as mother.

My Mother

You see, my mother, Rosie Showers, means the world to me. I simply loved and adored her and continue to do so even to this day. I, according to my mother, was her baby and would always be her baby. I took such pride in those words. The mother-daughter relationship and friendship we shared was priceless. I continue to grow and increase daily from her life’s lessons.

My Spiritual Mother

Mother Supples embraced me as one of her own daughters. She was always there, similar to my birth mother, with a quiet-confidence offering advice and guidance through the good and tough times.

Interestingly enough, I celebrate both of their birthdays this month along with Mother’s Day. I look just like my birth mother. It is unbelievable when I gaze into the mirror and it is as though she gazes back at me or I look at my hands and I see her hands. Ironically, my middle name is the same as the first name as my spiritual mother.

Yet these two women have been instrumental in my natural and spiritual maturation process. I celebrate both of their lives, Rosie Showers and Arneta Supples, because of how they touched and influenced my life and each of them loved me unconditionally.

Celebrate the mothers in your life. Without them where would we be?

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Father, Bless me with the boldness to ask and not just assume that all of my customer’s needs have been met. Bless me to do my due diligence in understanding, assessing and anticipating my customer’s needs. Bless me with the initiative to uncover and provide new opportunities and solutions for my customers, as You expand and enlarge my territory for optimum growth. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess

Your Twelfth Day of Chirstmas Gift| Showers’ Blessing Inspires

The “True Love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, but it refers to God Himself. The “me” who receives the presents refers to every believer. The twelve drummers drumming represent twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles’ Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell [the grave]. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:2-3 (KJV)

I do hope that you enjoy this gift of love on the twelfth day of Christmas. It is my desire that these words of encouragement will propel you further down your path of success.

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An Awesome Gift

Over the past couple of decades we have witnessed an increased effort to eliminate the true reason for the Christmas season. Rather than identify Christmas as such, people feel the politically correct word is “holiday”. What is that all about? Let’s view it as Holy-day in its true reflection of Christ.

We have experienced an escalation of battles waged to not have the nativity scene or the Ten Commandments in public places, or even on private property. Believers are afraid to display or reveal their affiliations at work because of the perceived separation of church and state that is not a part of our Constitution.

More and more we find that our society is moving further away from the Word of God in which this country was founded. In its departure we’ve seen an escalation in crime, divorce and the deterioration of our families, communities and moral attitudes and actions. It appears as though drugs and guns became the substitute when prayer was taken out of schools. We have gradually embraced the opacity in discerning what is good and what is not. Our society finds itself exclaiming that evil is good and good is evil and forcefully defending the misconceptions.

During this holiday celebration, I wanted to share that some of the perceived pagan rituals and symbols that for years we thought were just that, are in fact symbols for us to share our Christian faith. Societal propaganda has hidden and muddied the true meanings of these symbols. From the Christmas tree, to the candy cane, to the Twelve Days of Christmas and more we can use them to share our faith to provide hope, healing and life.

Just like those who came up with a nonsensical rhythmic song to share their faith hundreds of years ago, we are finding ourselves in a similar situation. Some of the reason is our lack of knowledge when it comes to our unalienable rights as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. As a result, it is hard to even help our children understand what their rights are as citizens attending school public schools.

Oh yes, they have the right to practice their religion, to assemble and the freedom of speech. If we don’t educate them, which in many instances we don’t because many of us are not aware of our own rights, how in the world can we help them?

One feeble woman orchestrated an effort that took prayer out of our schools. Yet, we who serve a massive God has not been able to get prayer back in; not even through the back door by training our children about their rights in establishing bible study and prayer groups. Our tax dollars ensure that they must be given a place to assemble on the school grounds. Most of us don’t know about that.

When I embarked on this journey 12 days ago, I did so because my family has been committed to singing this song every Christmas. A few years ago my inquisitive nature caused me to research it to find out its true meaning. I just wanted to share with so many that we can never lose sight about why we celebrate this holiday season.

It is more than Black Friday, (for many consumers it’s actually Red Friday). It is more than going into debt buying gifts that you can’t really afford. It has nothing to do with drinking yourself into oblivion. It is more than becoming holiday gluttons when we eat so much we almost burst open. It is so much more than that.

Rather than get so caught up in religious dogma that we miss opportunities to share Christ and our faith, let’s be open-minded to truly understand the meaning of these symbols before we simply dismiss them. Let us learn so we can share the gift of life with others.

Give someone the gift of true life! It doesn’t matter if it is Christmas or not! God gave it to us through the birth, life and death of His son Jesus. And, what an awesome gift!

This is your 12th gift of the 12 days of Christmas.

It is my prayer that you have enjoyed these 12 days of Christmas. I do pray that your appreciation for this nonsensical song has made you realize it is not so nonsensical, but chocked-full of meaning for believers in walking in compassionate love in sharing the faith. Each and every day throughout the year, embrace the greatest two commandments to be your guiding force to live out your purpose in the marketplace. We are marketplace influencers on a Kingdom agenda. Allow God to reveal to you who He created you to be and the assignment that He has for your life as a Kingdom marketplace influencer.

Please visit our website at to listen to the complete 12 Days of Christmas. Have a blessed prosperous year.

Enjoy Your Gift!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

Special thanks to Dennis Bratcher, CRI/Voice, Institute for excerpts. Visit this site for more in-depth information.

Your Eleventh Day of Chirstmas Gift| Showers’ Blessing Inspires

The “True Love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, but it refers to God Himself. The “me” who receives the presents refers to every believer. The eleven pipers piping represent the faithful Apostles: Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James bar Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas bar James. The list does not include the twelfth disciple, Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus to the religious leaders and the Romans. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. Acts 1:13 (KJV)

I do hope that you enjoy this gift of love on the eleventh day of Christmas. It is my desire that these words of encouragement will propel you further down your path of success.

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Walking on the Water

In August 2001, I received these words of faith, walk on the water. Every week since that first occurrence I hear these words and when I need it the most I hear them several times a week. These words have and continue to propel me to operate in faith regardless of what is happening.

Without faith you cannot please God because he has given each of us a measure of faith to succeed. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. It is hard to have faith, if you do not intimately know God’s Word. It is faith that brings into existence your hopes and desires.

Many don’t understand the process of faith. We know faith is the substance of things hoped for; so what is the substance of hope? Hope is the trials and tribulations that increase your patience as you experience life’s many twists and turns. It is this hope that never disappoints us as we walk in great faith.

Faith is action. Faith is fluid. It is forever moving forward and never moves backward. Faith is the main ingredient to renewing your mind by transforming your thoughts. One positive thought can chase away 1,000 negative thoughts and two positive thoughts can chase away 10,000 negative ones. Transforming your thoughts through positive daily biblically-based aspirations will transform your world. Negative thoughts no longer have dominion over your life as you team up with God to unleash unlimited possibilities.

Faith is seeing the unseeable…believing in the unbelievable. It is speaking into existence what the human eye cannot see, but the spiritual eye acutely envisions. Faith breeds miracles. With faith you walk in the realm of miracle-working power every day. It is that same miracle-working power that brought my sister Patricia back from the dead and gave her a second chance. Faith keeps you from attending the pity party, because you always have an invitation at the prosperity party. Faith is the process to manifestation. God provides the vision, but it takes faith to get you to the manifestation of that vision.

Faith is what makes you sit down and take a look at yourself to make sure you are still in His will. Being in His will is all about Him and not about you. Once you realize His thoughts are higher than yours and His ways are higher than yours, than you truly can surrender to Him.

True, He provides glimpses of your future, but only He knows the complete story. Faith is about trusting Him in such a way that you know that He always has your best interest at heart. On yes, there are times when unpleasant situations may come towards you, but it takes speaking and walking in faith that propels you through them.

Faith wards off the fiery darts thrown at you with exceeding joy, peace that passes all understanding and to love those who have waged all manner of evil against you. It takes faith to move forward when devastation hits–rather it is death, joblessness, divorce, strife, confusion or whatever; faith exclaims, I can do it because God says I can do it! Faith is that overcoming power that propels you to live an abundant prosperous life, not just here but for all of eternity.

  1. The more you connect your words in prayer it will escalate your faith. When your faith is propelled into another stratosphere, there is nothing that can prohibit you from operating in the miraculous realm of impossibility.
  2. Fear of failure immobilizes your faith and paralyzes you causing you to refuse to dream and prevent you from embracing life.
  3. How we maximize the “now” determines our success in fulfilling our potential. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Potential is the unseen that propels us into the manifestation of our hopes and desires. Everyday (evidence of things hoped for) is the fulfillment of the potential God envisioned before we were born. It is impossible to please God without faith.
  4. Our words frame our world and they are a representation of the image we want to project. Our daily vernacular either builds us up or tear us down. Faith words bring life and fear-based ones don’t. It is as simple as that.
  5. Never underestimate God. When you do, you no longer defy the gravitational pull of fear with great faith, but you succumb to doubt that inevitably will destroy you.
  6. Faith begins in your heart. Out of the heart the mouth speaks. Put faith in your heart with the words that you speak because out of it flows the very source of your existence.
  7. Words of faith produces a bountiful harvest of increase; words of fear do the exact opposite.
  8. Faith principles rooted in prayer culminates in a new perspective and a winning attitude that translates into winning actions.
  9. The valley experience is a death experience. You have to die to the fears of captivity in order to walk on the liberating path of faith.
  10. The valley is the battleground of two wills, fear and faith, your decisions and actions will determine which emerges victorious in your life.
  11. Fear blinds you to the greatness inside you. Faith enables you to not only see the greatness God saw, but to take bold actions in living the great life God envisioned for you.

This is your 11th gift of the 12 days of Christmas.

Enjoy Your Gift!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

Special thanks to Dennis Bratcher, CRI/Voice, Institute for excerpts. Visit this site for more in-depth information.

Your Tenth Day of Chirstmas Gift| Showers’ Blessing Inspires

The “True Love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, but it refers to God Himself. The “me” who receives the presents refers to every believer. The ten lords-a-leaping represent the ten commandments: You shall have no other gods before me; Do not make an idol; Do not take God’s name in vain; Remember the Sabbath Day; Honor your father and mother; Do not murder; Do not commit adultery; Do not steal; Do not bear false witness; Do not covet. I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. Ex 20:2-17 (KJV)

I do hope that you enjoy this gift of love on the eighth day of Christmas. It is my desire that these words of encouragement will propel you further down your path of success.

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Begin With the Person in the Mirror

Michael Jackson’s hit single, “Man In The Mirror,” places the responsibility of transformation on each of us, not just for ourselves but our environment as well. The song included the lines, “I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. . . If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change.” What a powerful message to propel us to look at ourselves and to make a change.

How many of us look in the mirror and see our true reflections? I’m not talking about outward blemishes, but inward character flaws. These blemishes require more than over the counter or prescription remedies.

Our looking-glass first and foremost has to be the reflection of the Word of God. When you peer into the Word of God, who gazes back at you? Is the acne of lying, jealousy, selfishness, envy, self-centeredness, hatred, and arrogance ruining your spiritual complexion? Have you noticed any discolorations caused by your lackadaisical attitude and inability to trust in God and step out on faith?

Are you practicing a daily cleansing regimen of washing yourself in His Word and exfoliating with prayer, fasting, meditation and consecration? When was the last time you applied the Word of God to cleanse your spiritual pores of all the strongholds that clog them up? Do cakes of makeup prevent you from really getting to know the authentic person created in God’s image? How often do you sift through the looking-glass of God’s Word to remedy the issues that causes unwanted wrinkles from worry, fear and anxiety?

There comes a time when you have to make a change. These changes all begin with you. It begins when you take a critical look at who you are in Christ, and begin to apply the true cleansers, purifiers and beautifiers only God’s Word can do. It is then that the image in the mirror illuminates with the glowing power of Christ’s image and God’s glory.

Make the change. You’ll be glad you did. The world will definitely be a better place for it.

  1. Embracing God’s commandments is the first step towards transformation and changing the reflection that gazes back at you. His commandments always includes loving Him, others and ourselves.
  2. You’re responsible for your own actions. No one else is responsible but you. The finger always has to point inward more than outward.
  3. God has given us the mandate to subdue, replenish, increase and take dominion in creating a better world for those amongst us and those coming behind us. Our lives are linked to each other as well as our success.
  4. We are to treat others as we would like to be treated. That means everyone who comes into your sphere of influence.
  5. Being on your best behavior is more than just when others see you, it’s even more important when its only you. If no one else sees you, God does and you see yourself. One thing for sure, you cannot escape you.
  6. Put forth effort to make a change every day. The only way true transformation takes place is that you have to make it a part of your daily routine. You have to be committed to change.
  7. When you change from the inside out, others will change around you as well.
  8. Change is lifelong. It is the constant of life. The more things change the more they stay the same.
  9. Change your attitude. Change your world. Improve your circumstances for you and others.
  10. Sacrifice and surrender is at the crux of change. The more you sacrifice in a state of surrender, the more you realize that the mandate on your life is bigger than you and exceeds you.

This is your 10th gift of the 12 days of Christmas.

Enjoy Your Gift!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

Special thanks to Dennis Bratcher, CRI/Voice, Institute for excerpts. Visit this site for more in-depth information.
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