5 Steps to Unstuck Praise and Some FREE Goodies!

Greetings friend, welcome to my little home in cyber world. You may have taken the extra time to hop over here from The Unstuck Woman Club of Facebook and our 24 Days of Prayer and Praise Challenge. If you did you already know I was a bit “wordy” today on my video. I just couldn’t help myself as God settled so sweetly and deeply in my heart today about the importance–the MANDATE in fact–of our UnStuck Praise!

Unstuck Truth #14

I promised you on the video to share a bit of my prayer chair journal entry today. As I shared in my book Life Unstuck, and on the video today–I have been “working out” of a STUCK place in my life that started last year.

My ‘wrestling” with the Lord has been about the process and requirement of FORGIVENESS.

I have done all I know to do in my own strength to “forgive and forget” some things that occurred but I have known my HEART was not obeying my mind and mouth. What God showed me this morning was that what I was left with was not un-forgiveness but the remnants off a broken heart. We can not heal our own hearts friends. Only God can heal a broken heart.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

What we CAN DO is stay in praise!

Here is the “revelation” God gave ME today for my personal prayer journal.

I hope it helps YOU on your journey today towards Life Unstuck!

THE SECRET to staying in PRAISE! 

#1–Knowing what God’s Word says about our situation, our needs, our desires and trusting His truth, not our own.

#2–CHOOSING to be content and satisfied right where we are today.

#3–Releasing everyone and everything from UN MET EXPECTATIONS, demands, judgement, anger,

#4–Forgiving yesterday for it’s loss.

Trusting tomorrow for it’s gift.

Embracing TODAY!

Today’s people.

Today’s assignments.

Today’s challenges.

It’s ALL a gift worthy of God’s praise.

Nothing I have is earned, deserved, entitled to me. It’s all a GIFT from God.

People are a gift.

Love is a gift.

Talent is a gift.

Open doors are a gift.

Closed doors are a gift.

Lessons learned are a gift.

Yesterday was a gift.

Tomorrow will be a gift.

Today is a gift.

#5–Live Life UNSTUCK!


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Hugs and blessings,


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  1. Today started off a bit rocky, forgetting an vetinary appt., forgetting to schedule an appt to have my car serviced, a wire snapped on my son’s braces forcing us to have to drive 2 hrs to get it repaired, having to make that appointment, struggling to get homeschool completed so we can go out of town next week on vacation….I am a bit scattered. Thank you for reminding me that , although it is crazy, it is all a gift. We can do this. I am just frustrated at how fast the days go and my mind doesn’t seem to keep up with it too well.

    1. Tona, I so get this! Our busy lives may be our greatest challenge for staying in praise! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I messaged a person last night telling him that I forgave him. He may not ever get it because it appears that he doesn’t use fb, and it was the only way I could contact him at this time. Only through Jesus am I able to have the strength to forgive this person. Now I need to take this journal entry of yours and use it to work through other areas of my life. One step at a time, right? 🙂
    Much love to you and to anybody who finds their way to this comment. <3

  3. I’ve been struggling lately, recently was put on a medical leave at work for a heart related issue and yesterday my son had three seizures back to back. I’m giving it to God like I know I should, but having a hard time letting it go and giving it to him. I know everyday is a beautiful gift that he has given to my son and I and that our health issues will always be a challenge that we must fight. So today even though I’m struggling I’m choosing to give thanks and praise to our God for blessing us with another day to enjoy this beautiful and sometimes crazy life of ours.

  4. I have been struggling with being stuck in a state of unforgiveness for a certain person. The Lord is speaking to me in so many ways lately, teaching me more and more about forgiveness. Wow, He is sending me His message loud and clear. 🙂 God is softening my heart, even as I resist. I am so thankful that God has patience with me. Thank you, Pat, for this book. I love your prayer chair. 🙂

  5. You know when we have a “mountain top” experience there comes a slide down to the valley. After getting out of the cave this week, my husband and I went yesterday to do a once a month grocery shop. I was getting dressed and thought why am I so anxious??? Well as we walked out the door I told my hubby my panic attacks were starting again and I’m glad we got more mintues on your phone. He said my phone is dead and charging. We both laughed. Today I’m going to take our dog to the Vet for his Annual check up and I forgot my hubby was helping others today, so I prayed God I’ve got to put on my big girl panties and make this 25 mile drive. Then I felt a peace putting the groceries away and my hubby dropped in to say, he would drive to the Vet. Thank you Lord. Due to chronic health I haven’t driven in quite awhile but with God we can do all thing’s through him.

    Pat, your video’s have made a huge impact for me. Your calm, relaxed and excited twinkles for God and helping women become all God has called us to be has shined through and blessed me so much. Thank you!!

    1. Tracy, I am so proud of you–YOU DID IT AFRAID!! Yeah friend! I truly believe that God meets us when we step out in faith to do what we believe HE has called us to do! Good Job girl–YOU are Unstuck!!

  6. I found your site through the link-up over at Holley’s. I love the truth you share from God’s word. I signed-up for email notifications and liked your Facebook page. I know you are fourteen days into the prayer and praise but I plan to follow along. Forgiveness can be hard but so needed for our hearts. We are never more free when we walk in forgiveness. Thank you again for your inspiring words and encouragement to my heart. Beautiful blessings, Tammy

    1. Yeah!! I finally took a chance and joined in on Holleys’ Link up LOL!! I am so happy to have you!
      Blessings to you new friend, I am so glad you came!!!

  7. I didn’t get to read it very well because my foster kids are sick and needed mom. But what stuck out most was the forgiving if the past.

  8. I love your transparency and how you share so openly. Today was something I really needed to hear. Thank you!

    1. Thank you Elaine I am SO happy to know I am not looking like a complete DORK for nothing LOL!!

  9. I wrote this whole thing and thought I submitted it but now I do not see it. I will try to remember and comment again.

  10. Oh my soul Pat,
    I stand in amazement at how wonderful God is to come and meet me in my muck and mire and offer His hand to help pull me out through the sweet, encouraging and very REAL words of a precious sister in Christ. Thank you for being so willing to reveal your heart and thus God’s heart to us. I’m so blessed by your post!!! Gonna work on the thankfulness and the right attitude. Truly giving the negatives to God and letting him heal my heart! Love you so much sweet sister!!!!
    Lots of Prayers

  11. Great post! I especially liked the statements “Forgiving yesterday for its loss” and “It’s ALL a gift worthy of God’s praise.” I tend to over-think yesterday’s mistakes and over-look the gifts of the ordinary, which in truth aren’t ordinary at all when I view them as gifts.

  12. I have a problem with letting go of the anger I have toward only one person. I know in my mind that I should…that I HAVE to, but I just don’t seem to be able to do it. When this person’s name is mentioned, my blood pressure goes up. It really does, we tested it to see, so this anger I have has gotten to the point that it affects me physically.
    My daddy died in 2009. I have always been my daddy’s girl and I didn’t think it was possible that he would die even though he was in the hospital because he was my hero and hero’s don’t die, right? Not to mention he was only 65. He was in bad health, though.
    Anyway, my brother had stayed with him at the hospital the night before and I was supposed to go the next morning and stay but be died in the night. When I found out, I immediately thought of his coat. It was the last thing I saw him wearing. It wasn’t expensive, just a coat from Walmart. When I went to get it, I found padlocks on the doors. My uncle had locked everyone, but himself out.
    That is the only time in my life I have been so mad I went blank. My husband said that my pupils had blown out to the point that my eyes looked completely black and that I grabbed a door and snatched it so hard I bent the hinge at the top.
    After that, I found this overwhelming rage growing for my uncle. He was a coward and a selfish one at that. The only good thing was that, while he was going through my daddy’s things, he didn’t take everything that had value to me. He took a computer and a television and a radio. But my daddy’s coat was hanging on the chair where he’d left it, his Bible was still on the table. Those were the things of value to me that Wayne overlooked in his greed and cowardliness. I have prayed for help letting go of this and it has moved from rage to anger and hate. I just don’t know how else to deal with it.

    1. Beth–I read this a good while back and thought I had responded. Please forgive me. It took a lot of courage for you write this. It seems that so much is being written about forgiveness these days,…what it IS and WHAT it is NOT!!
      I would encourage you so strongly to join the Summer Bible Study going on at Proverbs 31–the book is Susie Eller’s “The Unburdened Heart”.
      I was just rereading it this week. It is AWESOME!
      Then join us for Summer Sizzle, here on my blog–we will talk more about this!
      Blessings and Prayers,

    1. Thank you Bella –I LOVE your name, my youngest “G” baby has it but I guess you know that LOL!

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