TIPS FOR OVERCOMING INSECURITY AT SCHOOL

August 27th, 2015

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School has begun; so much is new and unfamiliar. Classmates, teachers, schedules, not to mention finding your way to the right classroom, the list goes on and on!

Thoughts of inadequacy are flying through your head at a rapid pace. You are trying to keep focused, but you are concerned if others will notice how SCARED you are!

Here are some tips that will help you overcome those feelings of insecurity.

TRUTH: Insecurity is invisible! No one can see what is going on inside of you but you. Because you feel insecure doesn’t mean you are a walking billboard publically displaying “insecurity”.

RELAX: Everyone is nervous, so you fit right in. Other students have the same fears, concerns and doubts racing through their minds as well. They are so concerned about their own insecurities, they aren’t aware of your insecurities.

REACH OUT TO SOMEONE ELSE: Just like you, others are waiting for someone to make the first move; to say hello, extend a smile; ask what class they are going to. Make a decision to be the one to reach out first, it is a great way to make friends, and silence those voices in your head.

SMILE: Let others know that you are warm and friendly, even if you are feeling scared, a smile is contagious! Your smile could brighten someone’s day. I challenge you to take notice of how many ‘return smiles’ you receive by being the initiator.

PRAY: Don’t leave for school without prayer! Be in agreement with God’s promises for your day. Pray for your teachers, classmates, friends and safety. Leaving for school with prayer is a wonderful discipline!

My Prayer For YOU: May you know you are loved, and special. May angels surround you to keep you safe. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. May you be a bright light shinning throughout your school, may others be attracted to you, so you can let the love of Jesus work through you to impact their lives. May you have favor with your teachers and friends. May you know that God will never leave you or forsake you. May God’s wisdom flow to you as you learn and study. May you be disciplined in all your studies and activities. May the joy of the Lord be your strength. May you overcome any insecurity by embracing the truth that you are AMAZING!

Have an awesome day! Share in the comments below about your day; we are here to support one another. Share this article with your friends! God Bless You!

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~Pastor Lucy Ann~

New Season

August 20th, 2015

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Hi girls...I’m back!   Our blog has a new look… Be sure to write in and tell me how you like it. You know I love to hear from all of you!

I have missed sharing with you and connecting with you.  God has been speaking to my heart and giving me clear direction in which to inspire and encourage you.  I believe you will also be challenged to grow in your relationship with God through the upcoming articles…so stay tuned in and tell your friends to sign up to join our community. Forward the link below to them. We were designed to walk this journey of life with others, not alone. If you are feeling lonely, stay plugged in here, I want to get to know you and you can get to know the other amazing young ladies that are part of our Girl Talk Community. Follow the link below to sign up for our article notifications. Click here: http://prayerforyouth.org/article-notification-sign-up/

Are you ready for a new season of Girl Talk?  A season in which God is going to speak to your hearts in a fresh way. A season where you will be challenged, encouraged and supported by a loving community. We will continue to talk about topics that are relevant to your life while building a community of friends that we can be real with. We all grow as we discuss our thoughts and experiences with each other, so feel free to leave your comments.

Are you feeling as though your life is not a reflection of your faith? Often this is the case with young ladies, as life seems to pull you in many different directions throughout your teenage years.  Ask yourself this question…If I were truly thinking about my relationship with God, would I _________? Fill in the blank with something you are currently involved in or thinking about getting involved in, or an attitude you are stuggling with.  As I will be challenging you to press into your relationship with God in this new season…let’s start off by being real with your struggles. Share in the comment section below,  how you would answer the question above, what you would fill in the blank with (sex/drugs/jealousy/anger/fear…  etc).  We can discuss these things and together, we can get a clearer understanding of God’s perspective.

Have an awesome day, and remember God loves you and you are special. Don’t forget,  you can leave a prayer request for us as well at: http://www.prayerforyouth.com/prayer-4-youth-requests.html  Your prayer request will be read and prayed over. If you desire a response, leave your email address and we will send a reply to you directly.

You can also connect with me on Instagram at : https://instagram.com/lucyanncq/

You are valuable and you are loved

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all yours ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

~Pastor Lucy Ann~

Seek

March 2nd, 2014

sundown-1438381-mIt has been some time since I have posted a blog… I have missed chatting with all of you girls.  I look forward to writing and sharing with you once again.  God’s word is full of wonderful things for us to learn; and through sharing together, we all help one another grow in our walk with God.  Over the past six months I have been on a personal journey with God!

God has been revealing more of Himself to me and more of His purposes for my life.  Proverbs 8:17 “I love those who love me and those who seek me find me.”!

Have you ever taken time away from your hectic schedule to spend significant time alone with God?  It is amazing what God will reveal to us when we make time to be with Him. Spending time with God may seem like a foreign concept to some of you. You may not even know where or how to begin. First off…no worries…you are not alone. Many people do not know how to spend time with God. In the coming months we will explore this concept as it is critical to your spiritual growth. I believe what God has put on my heart to share with you, will make a significant difference in your life.

I will be working on redesigning this blog site with a ‘new look’… so you can anticipate that in the near future! I encourage you to keep checking your inboxes for notifications of new articles. If you are not signed up for notifications you can do so on our home page at  prayerforyouth.org.“

May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

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