Upgrade

Kimberism: If we settle for the lesser we will forfeit the greater. Several years ago I had a dream that a friend and her husband were attending a clinic that helped people rewire their minds so they weren't affected by allergies. When I woke up from the dream I was excited and knew that God wanted to deal with my plaguing allergies.

Fast forward two years later when my family and I were offered a house sitting opportunity for a couple that needed care for their home and dog. The crimp in the opportunity was that I was extremely allergic to dogs. Interestingly I was told an amazing story about the family’s housekeeper and her gift of healing. Apparently on the same day that she had been diagnosed with cancer she returned home to find that her two sons had drowned in the pool. Miraculously she prayed and they came back to life! Later she was also healed of cancer herself.

Having been offered this house sitting opportunity I believed I was being offered the opportunity for a divine upgrade. The first day we moved in I immediately asked Anna the housekeeper to pray for me about my allergy to dogs and asthmatic problems. Ever since Anna prayed for me I have had no problem!

This experience has challenged new areas of my faith and thinking. What issues are you tiptoeing around, or tolerating in your life that need a faith upgrade? Look at the opportunities around you that need an expansion. Are you in need of a divine intervention in what seems impossible and ready for a faith upgrade?

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Intangible Love

Kimberism: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoine de Saint-Exupery Deep below the surface of my inner being there lingers an invisible hole that can’t be filled by human love, tangible fluff, or visible matter. There is only one love that fits in that peculiar space and it’s hard to describe how this invisible love romances a heart when it can’t even be seen. Yet, this love has infiltrated the barriers of my heart more times than I can relay.

Like the time when I was a single mom and my girl friend Kelley and I were shopping for my new home in Charlotte, NC. As we drove around we stumbled upon a model home and decided to see what it had to offer, but only after I shared about my dream of being in Paris the night before. I also told Kelley about the large canvas I planned to paint of a huge pear.

As soon as we walked into the model home and began to ascend the stairs to our surprise we saw a magnificent painting of a huge pear. Then we went on to the first bedroom and saw an easel with a sketchpad on it and a drawing of an Eiffel tower and the word, Paris! As we entered the second bedroom we saw a whiteboard with childlike drawings and in the middle of the board the word, Kimber! Kelley grabbed my arm and we both screamed in baffled amazement. No one knew us, or that we would be dropping by that day.

That night as I soaked in a hot bath pondering the events of the day, I realized that I had been romanced by a perfect love that had gone ahead of me to leave surprises and tokens of love pertaining to things no one else knew about me. This was no human love. This was a supernatural, heavenly love.

When you least expect it you too may find signs of a mysterious, all knowing, supernatural love wooing and pursing you. Take time to recognize the gifts all around you. There is no love like divine love.

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The Most Direct Route Is Not Necessarily The Best Route

Kimberism: "The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence." William Ames My personality type is such that I am results oriented. I like to get things done without lolly-gagging around! Even when carpooling my young children I remember picturing the shortest route between point A and B to get to where I was going.

Recently when plans to go in one direction were divinely intersected with an opportunity that took us in the opposite direction I initially baulked. Then I remembered the assortment of opportunities I had received in my life that were doled out in anything but a straight line.

For instance, when viewing land for building our first house, I said, "Absolutely not! This is too far out in the country." It turned out to be the perfect location. When I came to my senses we purchased it and built our beautiful home in New Hampshire there. I did the same exact thing years later when viewing the second parcel of land where Mark and I built another beautiful home. I even had the same reaction when considering marriage, so its no surprise that my initial reaction was similar when presented with an alternate living solution that was entirely different from our original plans.

My plans have now been intercepted so many times that its comical. The truth is that every great thing in my life has come about through a divine curve ball, or alternate route. My husband Mark is a testament to that.

God's ability to orchestrate our lives is not limited by time, space, or a seemingly indirect route. Amazingly God orchastrates the best routes despite our lack of comprehension and the appearance of detours. When we align ourselves with the things divinely initiated in our life, we will always experience an upgrade of blessings and benefits we could have never construed on our own.  How open are you to the unpopular indirect route?

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The Three Default Modes

Kimberism: “He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts.” Isaiah 40:28-29 When we’re being stretched beyond what feels like our limit, we often fluctuate between three default modes I define as; the inclination to lie down in the middle of the intersection of life and cry, or get mad, throw a tantrum and blame someone else, or finally the ability to exercise faith concerning what cannot be seen with natural sight.

Let me confess upfront that there are times when I have laid down in the middle of my particular intersection of pain and donned the ugly face, thrown a few fits and stomped my way through my circumstances. To be honest, I have often felt my life was the inconsistent wobbling of a yoyo, but truth be told, I have recoiled time and time again into the safety and surety of an enduring love that has never dropped, or failed me.

Faith can’t be measurement according to perfection, for perfection implies works and nullifies faith. However, every seasoned athlete knows the importance of running for distance, rather than merely a sprint.  Are you measuring your life according to perfection, or endurance and growth over the long haul? © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss!

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Jump Into Ransacking Love

Kimberism: Fear masquerades as levelheadedness. 

Have you ever considered that exaggeration doesn't exist in heaven’s economy? Sloppy exaggeration is a hallmark of heaven’s standard—abundant, audacious, overload! We can never fathom or think big enough for what God has in mind. Just when I think I've gotten a bigger vision, it suddenly appears microscopic! When I settle for a measly portion, I forfeit what is truly available. There is no dribble, no sprinkling, no drop in the bucket with God—we are talking about high tide, overflowing, all consuming love that ransacks emptiness and fills to over flowing.

Aren't you tired of settling for getting by, settling for poverty of spirit and mind, poverty of belief, poverty of hope, poverty of comprehension—the miraculous exchanged for levelheadedness? What has levelheadedness ever transformed?

Witness a birth of a child (I have witnessed several other than my own four births) and you can't help but be awe struck. There is nothing neat, tidy, levelheaded, or in small measure about a brand new life bursting forth!

Are we so lulled to sleep and preoccupied with our own agendas and grabs at success that we miss the daily miraculous? Nothing about the miracle of life should be run of the mill, or commonplace. We need to wake up and marvel at the divine possibilities that love conceives. Jump into the generosity of the Ultimate Visionary, the Ransacker of small mindedness, the heart stopping displays of Extravagant Love and never stop being surprised! © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss!

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Divine Appointments

Kimberism: Earth crammed with heaven and every common bush a fire with God. But only he who sees takes off his shoes-the rest sit around it plucking blackberries. Elizabeth Barrett Browning I knew had a Divine appointment this week while my entire family was away. As you can imagine it’s quite infrequent that a brood this size would be away all at once! Although I could have missed it and busied myself with numerous activities and invitations, as I was tempted to do, I got the message loud and clear that this time had been "setup". Come to think of it it’s the only time in all my years as a mom and wife that I have ever experienced this. Although I knew I needed to place presidence on this arrangement, unfortunately it hurt some people’s feelings when I declined invitations

Did the heavens part and the thunder clap the moment my last child left the property? No not exactly, but I knew that if this time was arranged, it wasn't so I would be stood up, or blown off.  I became mindful of the time my son Josh banished himself in his room until he had an encounter with heaven, and boy did he!

After rounding the bend at 7:00 am on my morning walk I saw a large crowd lined up in front of a studio in hopes of getting their prized seat for a show and then not too much further down the street I noticed an old poster in a window of an antique store depicting the first couple, Adam and Eve with the word “lovers.”  That image caused me to reflect on the notion that the world began with a love relationship, first God with man and then the first created couple. Yet in our busy lives how little attention we give to this heavenly relationship. Would we wait all night in line for an appointment with heaven? If you’re like me you like your sleep way too much!

If the world began with this focus it’s hard to imagine that there would ever be an intended departure from it. Yet how much time and consideration do we give to this Supreme relationship and believe me I’m not talking about rote church attendance, rituals, or formula? Is a heavenly relationship an after thought for you?

Why not get “setup” for your heavenly encounter. Knock on heaven's door until you get an answer!

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Are You Attempting a Bypass?

Kimberism:  If we imagine we have any great ability apart from God we are only fooling ourselves!  Bypasses are common structures effectively designed to move traffic around busy cities. Another useful bypass is used in heart surgery. Although there are modern bypasses that are great additions to our lives, there is one bypass we should be weary of taking. The bypass I am talking about is the route that attempts to bypass the realm of the heart altogether. Living from the head, intellect and self-sufficiency is one method that attempts to avoid the heart yet won't be able to in the end.

Although many would say they've gotten to where they are by their own hard work and utter self-reliance this route not only attempts to bypass the heart, it inadvertently attempts to bypass God. Remember the mishap in the Garden of Eden? Eating the apple from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was man's attempt to make it on their own and out think God. Have you ever tried to bypass God in hopes that He didn't notice?

In these uncertain times willpower will not sustain you. Are you tired of trying to take a bypass and make it on your self-reliance? Do you want to get connected to Divine inspiration?

1. Invite God into the driver seat and bypass the bypass!

2. Ask God to reveal Himself to you and don't stop seeking until He does!

3. Begin to develop a relationship with heaven (authentically communicate and listen, rather than tossing up rote prayers, agendas or formulas.)

4. Find a mentor that demonstrates they walk the talk.

5. Avoid quick fixes that promise a bypass!

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How Stable Is Your Foundation?

Kimberism: "If you have a strong foundation...you can build or rebuild anything on it. But if you've got a weak foundation you can't build anything." Jack Scalia

Being married to a man who was in the home building industry for years has helped me understand the necessity of having a strong foundation. After experiencing foundation problems in our own home I came to understand first hand the importance of a strong foundation.

When winds of adversity come its common for structures without solid footings to be blown away. Even those with sure foundations can experience devastation from the storms of life. Yet those that have established a strong internal foundation will always rebound.

The time to shore up ones foundation is not in the midst of a storm, but prior to it. Its too late once the storm hits. How stable is your foundation to date? Are you actively strengthening your foundation so you will be protected through difficult times?

Money may vanish, governments may fall, homes may topple, but an inner foundation can never be stolen if it is built on indestructible material. What is your foundation built upon? To learn about securing your own foundation listen to my interview with expert Cyndi Fine here.

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Has the Carpet Been Pulled Out From Under You?

Kimberism: Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to. Author Unknown While having coffee with a girl friend I reached into my purse to find a pen and managed to pull out pieces of shredded tissue, wads of paper and who knows what else. Laughing I exposed the hot mess I currently am! A few minutes later I looked down to realize that my fly was open!

Do you ever feel like your life is seeping out from the seams like dough oozing out from a can of Pillsbury biscuits? In the past I have done a pretty good job of controlling the seepage. However, like most everyone I know, I am in a season of letting go of control in a deeper, more profound way than ever before. The days of scurrying to keep a perfect house, having every article placed neatly in my purse and completed Christmas shopping by October are gone. Since my natural power grid is being altered I am tapping into a Superior Power Source!

To tell you the truth I am relieved not to have to hold my breath as if holding in my "muffin top"! I am able to laugh at my dishevelment with friends that love me because of my shredded-tissue-laden purse. Tell me, are you bored with perfectly coiffed lives as much as I am?

There is nothing as refreshing to me as other Lucille Balls whose carpet has been pulled out from under them, their heels are over their head, having let go and given way to a Superior Power Source.

Isn’t it time to let go and let God?

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Is the Parade Passing You By?

Kimberism: “God can dream a bigger dream for me, for you, than you could ever dream for yourself. When you've worked as hard and done as much and strived and tried and given and pled and bargained and hoped...surrender. When you have done all that you can do, and there's nothing left for you to do, give it up. Give it up to that thing that is greater than yourself, and let it then become a part of the flow."— Oprah

Have you ever felt like everyone else was participating in the parade, while you we’re forced to the side lines? Maybe you've noticed conception has come easily for others; while you've unsuccessfully struggled to conceive a child, or your dream of marriage lay dwarfed by reality.

As a single mom I felt a similar discouragement when couples paraded before me, or when others enjoyed lucrative business ventures and I received a heavenly message to sit down and wait for new instructions.

However, every time the anchor was dropped on my vision, it wasn't long before the old vision was swallowed up by a much bigger vision. Sure, in the process I squirmed, baulked, cried and agonized, but when I finally surrendered and moved into faith the rewards were better than I could have imagined.

That’s what happened when I gave up the desire to be remarried after loosing my first husband. After seven years of trying to scratch an itch that wouldn't subside, I quieted my soul, gave up striving and believed that something bigger could do for me what I could not do for myself. I never gave up the desire, but I gave up the control. From a place of surrender the man of my dreams entered my world without one ounce of effort or striving on my part. 

Are you in a season where you have been ushered to the sidelines in preparation for something greater? Are you resisting change and struggling for clarity? Surrender is a great place to start.

Although the sidelines may not be where you want to set up residence, it is the place to grow your faith. As you exercise faith in Some One bigger than yourself watch your old vision organically morph into something new. 

You will never receive greater vision if you are willing to settle for a lesser one. It's only when you pull away from the crowd that you position yourself for a vision upleveling. Do you need to let the parade pass you by?

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Effortless Bliss

Kimberism: Makeovers start on the inside with a willing surrender. I have spent years of my life convinced that an intentional ,direct pursuit was the ticket to great results. However, despite my best efforts, the greatest results in my life have not come through my most strenuous efforting, but through effortlessness!

That throws a wrench in most of our ideologies. We tend to think if we do the work we will reap rewards. Funny thing is, my effortlessness has produced far greater results than any amount of hard work! I believe you might be able to say the same things if you really take a good look.

There are those that vehemently resist this kind of thinking showing glowing proof of their hard earned efforts. You can look around and see that many have found success through an ego driven win-at-all-cost-approach based on sheer will power and determination. Although success is possible with this method, in the end it is not satisfying.

Nevertheless, there are countless people who have experienced great results in the past who are suddenly feeling as if they are in the Sudan and their water supply has dried up. At a certain point we all face the inability of our own powers to do for us what we wish they could. We hack and hack and hack to fell our own forest, but at some point all woodsmen swing their last blow to sink back in exhaustion. The energizer bunny eventually burns out.

Interestingly in times like these, life has away of helping us acknowledge our need for something greater than ourselves. We have the opportunity to be ruined in a positive way. We have the opportunity to depend on something bigger than ourselves.

Imagine if instead of feeling shoe horned into these places of lack of control and limitations, we came at them from a place of effortless surrender. What if we merely tapped into a strength that far surpassed our measly offerings and effortlessly hooked up to receive a power-transfusion?

Instead of bull dozing our way through life, we can follow the trail of effortless bread crumbs, positioning ourselves at the spout to the mother-load of supply, blissfully engaging in the party, choosing to be romanced by life instead of being a slave to it.

We can enter into the feast that is already available, instead of laboring to make our own. We can be a blissful recipient of radical generosity. Instead of searching for a sip of water we can choose to bath in a geyser of joy.  Yes, we can experience the effortlessness of this kind of bliss!

The key is living from a place of child-likeness, loosing control, embracing the tension of the unknown, being willing to live in the foolishness that faith requires, while anticipating undeniable goodness as a child anticipates Christmas. We can get smart- and decided to accept the invitation to surrender to effortless bliss.

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Are You Playing for the Right Team?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberism: "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” Bruce Schneider

I've settled many times into new cities with hopes of new opportunities and new friendships and faced the challenge of believing in what I couldn't see.  Once when it seemed I couldn't be more challenged I came into a direct collision with an artist of a spicy line of note cards who suggested I close my eyes and pick from her hand-held-spray of cards. When I glanced up at the message I had chosen it said, “Goddess of Vision: If you can see it, you can be it!”

That was a profound confirmation of what I already knew to be true and the encouragement I needed in that moment. However, I could have rejected it and chosen to bat against the home team. But because I understood that it was a conscious choice, I chose to come into alignment with the message my team leader (God) affirmed in my life. I chose to agree with His good intention toward me.

Sometimes it seems we are playing on opposing teams with ourselves! One part says, “Yes! I embrace that life giving message!” and another part says, “Who are you kidding? I confess there have been plenty of times when I've had to dig deep for hope, through widowhood and more. However, I am no fool. I know which team to cheer for!

Are you playing on the right team, or are you batting against yourself? Yes, pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional! What you choose to do in difficult times is truly a choice. I bet that you want to hit for the home team too and receive inspiration from the Team Leader. In what ways do you see the Team Leader encouraging you to believe in the unseen? If you are in a difficult season, how are you lifting your vision to embrace new possibility?

Empty Systems

Kimberism: "Our blissful destiny is to be swallowed up into the oceans of perfect love." Benjamin Dunn There is a lot of talk about systems these days, talk about: business systems, belief systems, support systems, operational systems. Business coaches regularly tout the importance of putting in place the correct systems for a smoothly functioning business.

Although systems can be beneficial, sometimes people end up with a lot of empty systems and a short supply of substance to fill their systems. What we might need more accurately is a little cocktail of grace and faith rather than systems.

I see many people in a season when their nicely ordered systems are failing them. Have you noticed that those who have put their trust in their systems are suddenly coming up empty? 

At times I too have let my life become consumed by empty systems and I’ve hit the wall in frustration when my systems have failed me. Look around and you can see a world of failing systems.

That’s why I've returned to the Strife Free Zone! If you are tired of trusting in your own nicely ordered systems and want to connect to something bigger than yourself you might start at the perfectly effortless place of ceasing to strive. In fact I am implementing a: Cease Striving Campaign!

I recognized that everything good in my life has come about effortlessly, not because of what I initiated, but because of what was initiated in my life by grace. Let’s take my husband for instance. After my first husband Bill passed away and I wanted to be remarried I was pretty darn convinced that there wouldn't be a man brave enough to marry a woman with four kids. Yet one night I had a dream in which I heard the word Beulah. When I awoke I researched the word and found that it means married! That was a little divine encouragement don’t you think?

Then oddly a child randomly told me what she believed was a message for me. She said she saw me like Jasmine in the movie Aladdin. She said she believed I felt like I was in prison, but not to worry, because I was going to be brought out of prison. (In the movie, Jasmine was held captive.) By the way, the young girl's assessment about me was correct.

After seven years of raising my four children alone Mark entered my world. When he was about to accept a job offer that would have taken him out of town he told me a dream he had about a girl he believed to be me. I gasped when he told me that the girl's name in his dream was Jasmine. He said the girl had a lot of kids and he rescued her! I could have dismissed these events as consequences had I not been a welcomer of grace.

Imagine what a confirmation this was to me, knowing that no one knew about these previous experiences, except God! Certainly I could have orchestrated none of that! Imagine the joy of embracing this gift in my life rather than striving to produce it. Impossible! Yet there are unimaginable graces available if we can receive them. Striving can never do what pure grace and love longs to do.

Are you exhausted from your own effort and ready to ceasing striving? Where can you see grace being initiated in your own life and jump on board? Join me and follow along in the Cease Striving Campaign. More to come soon!

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Inspired Leaning

 Kimberism: Never settle for a lesser version of yourself! One thing concerning moxie that you may not know is that from time to time I have struggled with revving up my moxie just like many of you. In fact, I have been guilty of repeatedly down-playing important aspects of my life, something many women acknowledge.

Have you noticed that sometimes a switch gets flipped and you’re not even aware that it’s causing you to morph into a lesser version of yourself? It usually looks like striving! Do you ever feel exhausted because you’re trying to tow a barge of goods that aren't yours to tow?

Comically a girl friend had a dream once where she and I were in a boat when the motor broke down. Immediately I got out of the boat and with sheer willpower and determination pulled the boat to shore myself. I have never forgotten that dream, because it is so telling. Although my tenacity has been very helpful in overcoming difficulty, my faith has produced far more power.

Since I help other women own their voice and stand in their own space, I decided I needed to do some reclaiming work myself and rev up one of my top strengths.My husband says that the reason he fell in love with me was because he never met anyone with so much hope. Although I am aware that I am some what of a Pollyanna, I think I overlooked the fact that what I possess is a special gift, a gift of faith. Hope exercised leads to faith.

I do a disservice to others when I don’t share this gift. However when I share my own miraculous experiences of leaning into faith others are strengthened. You see that’s how my life was recreated after widowhood through a lot of leaning and applied faith. As much as we like the notion that we can take care of ourselves, I have found much better results when I lean into divine help. 

I know there are many who want to live into their destined moxie and passion, and also explore faith. Although you know that I am passionate about unearthing and releasing women’s greatest potential, there is nothing I like better than to season the conversation with faith. Not because I have all the answers, (let me tell you straight up that what I possess at best is imperfect faith), but because without it I wouldn't have made it.Moxie Me helps women own their moxie and uplevel their unique giftedness, because the world needs what women possess, but I also invite you to stay plugged in and exercise new muscles and dimensions of faith.

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Opening the Conversation

Kimberism: Faith puts God in the midst of our circumstances. Catastrophic earthquakes have pillaged parts of the world and then I read about more devastating storms sweeping across the country prompting the question, “What do you do when earth quakes shake your life, or business?”

It’s obvious that in frightful times rescue is not found in the removal of difficult circumstances, but by the presence of something move powerful in the midst of the circumstance. When business and every day life are overshadowed by the vastness of a new day life requires faith.

I know I have been there. I have faced many devastating storms in my life that threatened to take me down, and although none were easy they expanded my moxie and upleveled my faith! As much as we like the notion that we can take care of ourselves, in horrific times we begin to understand our need and become open to divine help. 

I've heard it said that faith is never denial of reality. It is belief in a greater reality. Talk to a parent holding a sick child, or a woman left in the dust by her spouse. Talk to a man who faces bankruptcy and you will see the need for something greater than oneself. You will see the acknowledgement of God.

You might be in the midst of a terrifying storm, be it financial, relational, health, or other that is more than you can bear up under. There might be many Band-Aids offered, but when its all said and done, Band-Aids do little. When life is threatening to sink you, who are you going to call?  It’s a great time to press in, reinstate, or open up a conversation with God for the first time. Invite Him into the flood waters and see if you don't learn a few new strokes.

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