In The Beginning – Eve

Genesis 3: 1-5 I always say that when I get to heaven I am going to punch Eve. I really have never had a whole lot of compassion for her. I mean seriously, she was living in paradise and gave it all up for a bite of an apple. But as I began to read Genesis again I started to feel really bad for her. See I know what it’s like to have your purpose shaken and questioned. And when you read Genesis 3 you’ll see that the devil caused her to question her purpose with a lie. When I was 18 I dated someone who caused me to question all I knew, so I gave away my heart and fell into sin. When I was 26 I was diagnosed with cancer and I questioned the faithfulness of the God who’d delivered me from sickness years before. Weeks after my 30th birthday I was told I’d never be able to have children and all I knew came crashing down. Like Eve, my purpose and all I believed was shaken and it caused me to question the truth that was living inside my heart. The truth is God is faithful and sovereign and He is for us. The Truth is NOTHING is impossible for God. The truth is that our lives should be a reflection of Christ’s love and we should be walking out a spirit led lifestyle. That’s the truth… I don’t know what your walking through today but don’t allow the lies of the enemy to cause you to question all you know in your heart to be true. -Charise]]>

Patient Endurance

Mino gave me that has batman and robin running and reads, “Batman & Robin, Hurry!!” It’s my favorite. I feel like my whole life I’ve been screaming “Hey Jesus, Hurry it up already!” I never enjoyed the season I was in, and I was so goal oriented that I missed the life lessons I was being asked to learn because I felt like I was always in the wrong season. While I was drinking my tea the other day I rushed to drink it and burned the BAJEEZUS out of my tongue and after I said a few choice non-Jesus-like-words I felt like God so lovingly whispered, “See what happens when YOU hurry things up.” You have to understand that I am literally in the last week of a very long season. Next week things will drastically change and I am sitting on my couch hoping with all I am that I didn’t miss the lessons the Lord was trying to show me.

“Patient Endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that God has promised.” – Hebrews 10:36
Why am I sharing this you might wonder, well because If I know anything at all it’s that my life is not my own and the things I walk through are to bring Christ Glory AND I am a sharer. I share these random tid-bits of my life so you the reader might realize that whatever season you’re in is super important. I tell you so you’ll understand that God’s timing is perfect and if you rush things you’ll get burned.

Also, Last week I spoke at sisterhood about the Call, the Will, and the Purposes of God and how Emotional Stability is a by-product of understanding what you are purposed for. You can watch it below.

Dream Bigger <– God is all for that! Charise Charise Orozco – Embracing Individuality, Employing Teamwork, and Establishing Boundaries from Celebration Church on Vimeo.]]>