Attention Seeker? Here’s How To Get The Right Attention!

Attention Seeker? Here’s How To Get The Right Attention!

Have you ever been an attention seeker?

I know I have in my school days, when I would try to make everyone laugh and would love to hear people’s validations over my life until God had to change me.

In our school/college days all girls wanted attention – one would outdo in make-up, one in pranks, one in-jokes and so on. However, I have learned – To have King Jesus’ attention is far more worthy than to have people’s attention which is futile…

The attention for likes, comments, and validations from people is not what Soar Girls seek, but all we desire is God’s attention.

Attention Seeker

 

So, if you find yourself to be an attention seeker, let us learn from King Ahab’s life how to get the right attention.

In 1 Kings 21:25 -26 the Word of God says: There was none who sold Himself to do what was evil in the sight of the Lord like Ahab, whom Jezebel his wife incited. He acted very abominably….

That means King Ahab was the worst sinner! He did the worst things in the eyes of the Lord that it really displeased God.

The Word and Consequences

What next ? God then sends Elijah the Tishbite to prophesy King Ahab’s doom.

I always believe when God sends you a Word, if you don’t it hear once, He sends it twice or thrice and that is God’s mercy. When God sends you someone to correct you, again it is God’s mercy for you. And when someone comes with that correction, know that someone really loves you.

But then if you don’t listen and refuse to hear, consequences of sin come upon you. Proverbs 1:29-31 (AMP) says:

Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of the Lord [that is, obeying Him with reverence and awe-filled respect],
They would not accept my counsel,
And they spurned all my rebuke.
“Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own [wicked] way
And be satiated with [the penalty of] their own devices.

 The Response that counts

1 Kings 21:27 says And when Ahab heard those words , he tore his clothes and put a sackcloth on his flesh and fasted and lay in sackcloth and went about dejectedly. _
And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite ,saying ,Have you seen how Ahab has humbled Himself before me , I will not bring the disaster in his days but in his son’s days I will bring the disaster upon his house._

I love how the Lord says to Elijah ” Have you seen how Ahab humbled himself before me“.

This is what I want to draw your attention to. King Ahab was the most wicked person living that time, and yet he could capture God’s attention because of his response to the Word of God delivered by Elijah.

If the most wicked king can get God’s attention by his response to the Word of God then how much more we?

When we humble ourselves before God and repent i.e. change our thinking, or change our ways, it gets God’s attention. Remember seeking the King’s attention is far greater than seeking the world’s attention.

This week may we be intentional in responding to His Word and changing our thinking! Will talk about this more in our next post.

 

XOXO
Alisha Jose

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4 Tips for Single Girls Before You Marry!

4 Tips for Single Girls Before You Marry!

From a single woman with fewer worries and a lot of dreams, I transitioned to a wife with a little more responsibility and then to a mother of two with a lot more responsibilities. Time is more precious to me than ever before. As a single woman once, if I had seen into the future, I believe I would have done things a lot differently.

From this point in life, I want to share with you 4 precious tips for single girls before you marry.

4 Tips for Single Girls Before You Marry!

 

Value Time

The time you have as a single woman will not come back once you get married, and even more so once you become a mother.

The world is designed to woo you into things with zero value. But I encourage you to utilize your time to learn and grow in every area.

Use your time to build your relationship with Jesus. Use it to learn new skills and strengthen what you already have. Don’t fall into the trap of temporary pleasures that do nothing except rob you of your time. When you value time, your own value increases.

Treasure your time with the Lord.

It will benefit you tremendously when you enter seasons of significant responsibilities.

I am incredibly grateful for the season before I became a mother, where I took time to grow in deeper intimacy with the Lord through the Word and prayer.

The time I sowed then into growing in the things of God helped me during the busy, tiring days to stand strong in the Lord.

Trust God and His timing.

Don’t fall into the pressure trap. Pressure from family and peers makes us feel obliged to get married. But I urge you to trust God and His timing.

Take a piece of paper and write down what you desire in your future husband. Now take that to the Lord and pray over it. Then believe Him to bring to you the right person at the right time. Meanwhile, work on yourself.

Work on yourself

Let me say this upfront: marriage doesn’t cover up your insecurities or weaknesses. Rather it exposes and, at times, amplifies what you haven’t dealt with.

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you areas, be it a character problem or habitual problem, that you need to work on before entering marriage.

I’m not saying you have to be perfect before getting married. But when the Holy Spirit convicts you of an area that needs to be dealt with, it is best to deal with it.

Singlehood is a beautiful season. A season to grow and learn; a season of preparation.

For every good work you sow into in this season, you will reap a harvest in the next.

So, instead of looking down on yourself or comparing yourself to your peers who are getting married, embrace your season of being single, because it is a passing season.

I believe, dear single girls that this post has blessed you and that you will take heed to these 4 tips before you marry.

 Do write back to us and let us know how this blogpost blessed you… You can reach us at [email protected]

 

XOXO
Ria Jobin

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FREE! The 5 Day Prayer Journal (New launch)

FREE! The 5 Day Prayer Journal (New launch)

Hello Girls,

How has your daily time with God been?

Struggling to maintain consistency or does it feel like an empty ritual? Hmm… but we are sure deep down you have this desire to connect with your Creator like never before.

Well, we can help you in being intentional in your pursuit of God.

Prayer Journal

 

A Customised Prayer Journal for You

 

Presenting our new launch “My 5 Day Prayer Journal” to help you enrich and transform your daily time with God with Bible verse illustrations by Author Kim D’Souza.

Journaling your insights during your time with God is a practice that has been proven beneficial to many. Here are three immediate benefits to journaling:

  1. It brings clarity to your thoughts.
  2. It builds your faith as you see God speaking to you consistently through His word.
  3. It will eventually become a recorded milestone of your spiritual life.

 So, go ahead and download the FREE My 5 Day Prayer Journal by Soar Girls and write back to us at [email protected] how it changed your time with God.

XOXO
Sheryl Gadre

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Feeling Hopeless? Or Desperate?

Feeling Hopeless? Or Desperate?

Hey, daughter of God. Are you feeling hopeless? Or are you in the midst of a situation where you’re desperate for help?

Well, here’s what David did when he found himself in a similar situation…

 But David found STRENGTH in the Lord!! 1 Sam 30:6

 Yes, the situation was desperate; the enemy had taken their families and not just their belongings. They were taken captive and not just RANSOME. They were gone, nothing to the sight, a hopeless situation. And they were ‘AS GOOD AS DEAD’, actually WORSE than dead. Death closes the chapter, captivity meant they were alive but none knew where they were.

 Ever been in that situation, where you see your loved one being dragged away from you ? Or everything you had was lost or was taken from you?

Go to God

 

The husbands, the fathers, the mighty men of valor in David’s army could do nothing but cry and moan. They lost even their senses as they wanted to stone David believing he was the reason for their children and wives missing. David was left with none, alone, pressed down, he was in despair but he knew the GOD he believed in HAD NOT LEFT HIS SIDE!!

This is a reminder if you are feeling hopeless or if you are in a desperate situation when you are losing strength and peace – GO TO GOD!

David “FOUND” “STRENGTH” in the Lord!

We later see in this story how he eventually gets back all that the enemy had dared taken from him and more!!

David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives. Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back. He took all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock, saying, “This is David’s plunder.” 1 Sam 30:18-20

Be encouraged, go to GOD, and FIND your STRENGTH in Him!!

 Xoxo,

Ruta Miller

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Should I Consider Marrying a Boy Who Watches Porn?

Should I Consider Marrying a Boy Who Watches Porn?

So, you like this boy and he likes you too. You have genuinely kept your emotions aside and are seeking God for His will for your marriage. Along the way, this boy confides to you that he is addicted to porn. What would you do? Should you still consider marrying a boy who watches porn?

Should I Consider Marrying a Boy Who Watches Porn?

 

Considering the shame that is associated with porn, it is credible that the boy has openly shared his struggle with you.

But the question is what’s his motive behind sharing? Is it because he is genuinely seeking a breakthrough in this area? Or is it because he is making you aware of his addiction to gain your sympathy and also so you don’t get a shock later. (We have heard people addicted to porn plead mercy saying: I don’t know what to do. It gets better of me every time)

Politely ask him some direct questions like: Why is he sharing it with you? Since when he has been addicted? Is he aware of the end road to porn? Has he taken efforts to overcome it? Has he opened up his struggle to someone mature and godly who he can be accountable to?

Porn is driven by lust and looks at sex as a commodity, thereby devaluing love, sacrifice and honour that are foundations to a godly marriage. It is as good as virtual adultery. Addiction to porn is progressive and unless dealt with in an aggressive manner, it can wreck relationships.

Walk away

As hard as it may sound, it is advisable at this juncture that you stop pursuing this relationship and move away in an amicable manner (without putting the person down or hurting him).

Clearly the boy is not ready for marriage and needs time, space and lot of “Word” to get delivered from the grip of porn. The root of pornography is often about one’s inner health and a broken identity than an external desire.

Give him space to take account of his life and take intentional steps to get to the root of this addiction and eliminate it.

Please don’t start mentoring

If he is asking you what to do, please don’t take up the task of mentoring him, rather direct him to a godly and mature man who can genuinely help him through the Word of God. If he doesn’t seem to have someone like this, he needs to make sincere efforts to find one.

Getting free from porn often is smoother and faster when you have an accountability partner.

Should I Consider Marrying a Boy Who Watches Porn?

 

One can’t be making excuses like, “I don’t know what to do. I am bound etc.” If one is capable enough to search and hide stuff in their gadgets to feed their addiction, then one should also be capable enough to search for a remedy for their problem. There are many sites/ apps like Covenant EyesMoral Revolution that deal exclusively with porn addiction and it’s roots, and provide long term Biblical solutions.

Marriage is not the solution please

Porn is fuelled by lust and marriage is not the solution to porn, if you are thinking that way. In fact research shows that marriages are two times more likely to fail if the man looks at porn and three times more likely if the woman looks at porn. We have seen cases where porn and it’s subsequent effects has broken trust in marriages and scarred the opposite person tremendously.
Marriages became miserable because it was not dealt with and it spiralled from one level of perversion to another.

 

Thank God that He Opened Your Eyes

It is hurting I know. But don’t cry or sulk over it. In fact you should thank God that you came to know the facts even before marriage was in the picture and not after you got married!

If the boy is serious about you, he will make efforts to change and if not you will soon figure that out.

Above all, trust God, if He has to bring you both back, He will, but right free your heart from any expectations and emotional attachments and let go…

XOXO
Author Kim D’souza

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