Fireside 2.1 (https://fireside.fm) The Dash with Matrilla Blog https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles Sun, 10 Mar 2019 18:00:00 -0400 The Dash with Matrilla Blog en-us Travel With A Purpose https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles/travel Sun, 10 Mar 2019 18:00:00 -0400 thedashwithm@yahoo.com c10bab91-c4cb-4cc9-a436-5f19bd5e0538 The World owes you an Experience, Travel is how you collect your payment DId you know that travel is a great avenue for an experience? Through travel you can experience new culture & even meet new people. If you never leave your house, the only experience you'll have is confinement. There is so much to experience outside of your own comfort zone. God create this huge world, not for you to just wish and hope you could experience it. Think on this, the Lord Jesus walked the earth over 2,000 years ago, guess what you can go to the very places his feet stood upon. Yes, you could walk in the same places that Jesus walked, the places you read about in the bible, the places that helped to transform you life through preaching & inspiration.

There are a vast number of islands you could explore that could put you in a peaceful state of mind, while offering your soul a place to revive from all of the negativity, depression & fear of your normal surroundings. You could cruise the river or the sea and experience regions that offer healthy living lifestyles from a natural perspective or you could be amazed by locations that live happy and stress free from modern day technology. There is so much you could experience, but again, you've got to be willing to explore it all. People owe you NOTHING, but the world owes you an experience and travel is how you collect your payment.
~Smile It's Contagious
M.

**_Travel with " The Dash With Matrilla" we are all about the Experience!
Travel retreats and tours is what we do.... for more information about the retreats & tours that "The Dash With Matrilla" are apart of email bleutrinitytravel@gmail.com ( in the subject line put " I want to Experience Travel") _

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Who Am I? https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles/who-am-i Wed, 06 Feb 2019 12:00:00 -0500 thedashwithm@yahoo.com d93a6c9d-07bd-491c-acd4-07e7dae22229 To succeed in life one must know who they are. Knowing who you are sets the stage for people to understand who you are not. No one can truly be successful playing the role of someone else. Have you ever had a desire so strong that it made you question who you were? I have and what I learned was this... that desire is apart of you for a reason. The question is, how much of this desire is who you are and how much of it was forced upon you? Most times when asked " who are you?" People tend to give their title's " I'm a fireman, I'm a nurse, I'm a teacher, etc." But guess what, none of those are who you are. They're what you do for a living. Who you are is so much deeper than that which you get paid to do.
Examine your lifestyle. What is your daily conversation about? Who do you hang out with? What are the things that bring you pleasure and you can't wait to share it with others? These are just a few questions that you dig into to validate who you are. Don't worry, God made sure you had room to grow. Meaning, there is always room for improvement when it comes to perfecting who you really are :-)

Now with who you are not! You are not a loser ( that title was giving to you, you can give it back whenever you're ready). You are not a failure ( things happen. Start over). You are not a fool ( fools NEVER look for ways to improve their lives). You are not a wimp ( with God on your side you have more power & strength than you know). I could go on, but you get my drift. Stop calling yourself someone you're not and stop allowing other people to call you who you are not. It doesn't matter how long it takes for the real world to see who you are, jsut make sure you know who you are and who you are NOT!
~Smile It's Contagious
M.

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Strength & Courage https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles/strength-courage Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 -0500 thedashwithm@yahoo.com a2a18c7a-e095-46b2-b1cd-b10468949426 When God commands you to move forward don't hesitate to move your feet. Your good destiny is attached to you obeying the commandments of God. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. This is a very powerful scripture when applied correctly.

Have you ever really thought about the true plans for your life? What if told you life owes you something, would you believe me? What if you could have total control over your life, would you go for it? I'm going to let you in on a not so secret, secret. Your life was planned out for you before you were born. How do I know this to be true? Well the word of God teaches us that He ( God ) already put every " good" thing in place for us. The problem is we tend to put more trust in what man ( other people) say about our life rather than what God's word say's is already in place for our life. The word of God is our blueprint for a " good life." Stay encouraged to find your life paths in the word of God and when you do, follow it accordingly. Be STRONG and know that there is a Good plan in place for your life.

Life does owe you something, it's called am experience. The best approach to life is going after the experience that will provide you the best "good" experience. Don't run from experience's that appear to be linked to failure, setbacks or detours. All of which help to build you up, push you futher and set you up for greatness. Life is not as complicated as we make it out to be....learn to see each day as an opportunity to explore, learn & grow. The sooner we can accept the occurence in our lives as eperiences, the sooner we could learn to enjoy life the way God intended. You see the fight was fixed in your favor...you WIN! Your enemy is hoping you never find this out. To late, I just let the cat out of the bag! I challenge you to start living your life like a winner and nothing less. Have the COURAGE to face each experience head on.

News flash, you are in control of your life. A large part of your life experiences comes from the words you speak. If you speak lack, depression, shame, guilt, etc. that's exactly what you can expect to encounter in your life. If you keep your focus on never making it to the top. Never being successful, that's what you'll get a " Never happening" lifestyle. Focus on what the word of God says about you and your life. All things are possible with God (Matthew 19:26). He ( God ) wants to give you the desires of your heart. God did not give you the spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7), so stop being afraid to go after what you believe is yours. God makes it clear if you ask you can have it (Matthew 7:8). Learn to manage your encounters in such a way that leaves you in the driver seat verses the backseat. There will always be someone or something that will challenge your peace, joy, happiness & success, but you've got to learn what's worth fighting and what's worth walking away from. Sometimes we fight to hold on to things that serve no real purpose to our present or future success...but because of sheer fear of looking like we failed, we choose to hold and suffer quietly in silence. I say get rid of anything that threatens your peace, joy, happiness & success. Fear, shame & guilt steals your control and forces you to be a slave to mediocracy.

To inherit your promise land do as Joshua did, line up the troops ( stength, courage, confidence & power) and start moving in the direction God has shown you. Your future will thank you later.
~Smile It's Contagious
M.

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The Promises Of God https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles/promises-god Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:15:00 -0500 thedashwithm@yahoo.com bd4a8145-b1a2-4981-8b45-5c74e39279e2 When your expectations are connected to the promises of God, nothing can stand in your way of getting to your next best level. I thought it was only proper to make the first post of the new year a post worth talking about.
Last year is behind you and will never be seen again. But if you don't want this year to be a reminder of last year, make the promises of God a part of your everyday conversation. The promises of God produce good health & good wealth. It can bring strength to your life and the life of those around you. It can fill your heart with joy and peace like you've never experienced before. But there is a requirement for seeing the promises in your life. That requirement is called "FAITH." You must have faith to see the promises of God alive and active in your life. Today people tend to put more trust in their material things and other people's material things, when in fact they should be trusting solely in God and his promises. God is the creator of everything, not somethings, but everything! So why not trust your everything to Him? God has already searched your heart, which means he already know what's on the inside of you. I know this to be true, because one of his promises is " I will never leave you." The promises of God can be used as a weapon to put the devil back in his place.
Be encouraged to expect the promises of God to show up and show out in your life this year. I refuse to allow anyone or anything to hinder the promises of God in my life....neither should you!
M.
~Smile It's Contagious!

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Hold tight, help is on the way https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles/help-is-on-the-way Sat, 22 Dec 2018 15:00:00 -0500 thedashwithm@yahoo.com db1b9cc0-49e5-4de5-8c2f-9de5de2eb92d God's plan for you life is good. No matter what you're facing right now in your life, don't accept anything less than what the word of God says you can have. In life we face twist and turns that make us feel as though God has forgotten about us. Minor and major setbacks can make us question our actions " did I make the wrong choices? Could I have done it differently? Is this really for me?" These are questions many of us have played over and over in our head when things seem to go south. Let me share this with you, when God gives you a desire to do something you get a burst of energy that makes you feel as though you could conquer the world. And you could, if you wanted to :-) . It's only when the enemy sneaks in and starts interjecting negativity into your thoughts, you start to question your ability to achieve what you've started. Just because you hit a bump in the road doesn't mean it wasn't a good idea or you made the wrong decision. The bump is designed to slow you down, not stop you. Learn to examine the bump in the road for a positive outcome. Tunnel vision is important when moving toward your destiny. Don't let bumps and detours push you off the road, HOLD ON TIGHT, YOUR HELP IS ON THE WAY! Matter of fact it's already there, all you have to do is calm down long enough to identify it's presence. Stay on the road, you're almost there!
~M.

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My Soul Has Power https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles/my-soul-has-power Fri, 21 Dec 2018 21:30:00 -0500 thedashwithm@yahoo.com 0209133b-a889-441e-b69b-118c71275024 Learn to redirect your conversation about what you want. Stop talking your way out of good health, love, prosperity & happiness. Heal your soul and heal your life. The soul is where our emotions are housed ( good or bad). Now more than ever is a good time for individuals who are serious about living their "REAL" good life to evaluate the status of their soul. When the soul is sick the whole body is sick. You may not feel sick, but sickness in the soul will present itself in the lifestyle of a person through their actions, conversation & atmosphere.
A lot of people are destroying their lives, but are totally unaware. A sick soul is usually a reflection of a spiritual strong hold. #Spiritual strong holds are real and if you allow them to rest easy within your space they will utterly destroy your life. What if I told you what was going on in your life could be a reflection of whats going on in your soul, would you believe me? I'm not talking about the things you have no control over. I'm talking about the way you think. The way you view the world. The way you talk about yourself. these are things you can control. So many times we talk ourselves out of living a good life. Are you struggling with finding or keeping love? Having trouble keeping a job? Battling with keeping your finances in order? etc. These are all things you can control. " I will go on this date with you, but I'm not letting my guards down. I got the job, but I don't know how long I'll be there. He/She treats me really nice, but I'm sure they will change soon. Yeah I'm working right now, but I know three years from now they are probably going to cut my hours." These are all conversations that make you sick in your soul. The best way to heal your soul is to speak well about your life, about your finances, about your family. I challenge you to build yourself up in a postive way. Forgive others, it'll free up room for happiness to rest in your soul. Command your soul to line up with your expectations. Stop using negative words/conversation to describe your life and stop other people from doing the same. This is about your spiritual #well-being, protect it like your life depends on it....because it does! The enemy is after your mind, because he knows if he can control your thoughts, he can control your life.
3 John 1:2 says "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." Here is your proof that God wants you to prosper in every area of your life. The questions is do you want to prosper in those areas as well? Heal your soul and heal your life.
~M.

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No Fear Zone https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles/fear Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:00:00 -0500 thedashwithm@yahoo.com 067fa6f7-4bef-470b-b9f1-cb634c5baee5 Come out of hiding and reintroduce yourself to fear. Unsubscribe to his daily emails. Fear is like glue, it will stick with you until you find a way to get it off. The word of God is like goof off, it can remove anything you come in contact with. There is no way to really enjoy life when you're filled with fear. Fear of what may or may not happen. Fear of who will find out. Fear of not having enough. Fear of making a decision. Fear is the devil's high card. He is the master of fear, but you can overcome his fiery darts. 1. Gain control of your thoughts about fear. 2. Stop entertaining the fear. 3. Don't allow anything or anyone into your personal space that evokes fear. 4. Lastly, lean on II Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us (YOU) the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Reintroduce yourself to fear, by leaning heavily on this scripture. The sooner you do the faster fear will leave you alone.

Fear can not live where courage & confidence reside.....
M.

~Smile It's Contagious

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Breaking Through Clutter https://the-dash-matrilla.fireside.fm/articles/breaking-through-clutter Sat, 01 Dec 2018 18:00:00 -0500 thedashwithm@yahoo.com 2dc60a80-06a5-477a-9891-c1c2aeb34259 Taking control of ones thoughts can be daunting for those who entertain idle chit chat within their own mental space. Change your thoughts, change your life. The mind is the boardroom for creativity. Be mindful of what you allow to enter this space. Negative chatter, conversations without substance & gossip about your past mistakes are all space clutters. They are an enemy that comes to block you from reaching your destiny. If you plan to experience a life worth living I suggest you get some new board members. Confidence, Courage & Forgiveness are powerful partners in any boardroom when given the opportunity.
Your ability to live an abundant & prosperious life the way God intended is just around the bend. All you have to do is Breakthrough the Clutter in your mind and expect God to SHOW UP & SHOW OUT!
M.

~Smile It's Contagious!

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