When Others Mistreat You

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Have you ever dealt with difficult people in your life before? Did they make you just want to pull your hair out, scream, or cry? Think about that for a moment. I would imagine that you probably didn’t have to go that deep in thought. But let me ask you a couple of quick questions. Can you think of a few people in your life currently, that may be a little difficult to deal with right now? Do [...]

Conquering Complaining

Yes! I am so glad that you clicked onto this link! If you are here right now, then you, I, and GOD (for that fact) all know that you want to be delivered and set free from this negative emotion. And that is a GREAT thing! So, let’s talk about conquering a complaining attitude. The best way to start is with the Word of God. It has been my lifeline for life-change, and it will do the same for you if you apply [...]

Controlling Your Tongue

I would venture to say that this is not an easy thing to do, right? I mean, this can be tough for anyone, especially when you’re hurt, angry, offended, or just have something that you deem necessary to say. Yet, God wants us to control our tongues, especially in moments as I just described. So, let’s talk about how to control this unruly part of our mouths in this week’s post. Now, before I get started. I want to warn you to brace yourself, because [...]

When People Are Cold to You

Have you ever encountered a person who was just plain rude, mean, cold, or distant towards you and you didn’t quite know why? If so, how did you handle that type of behavior? Are you dealing with it now? If it's happened to you, know that you are totally not alone, sister! The Bible tells us in 1 Peter 5:9, “Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.” That’s right! Suffering – [...]

Feeling Blocked?

For starters, I’m not talking about being blocked from someone on Facebook or Instagram. However, if you are feeling blocked in that way, shake it off, my sister. Don’t even worry about it. Keep moving forward, instead. Don’t let that blockage be a hindrance to all that God is doing in your life. Forgive and move on. Amen! Okay, now for the real reason that this post is being written this week. It’s actually a bit of a blast from the past, because initially I [...]

Let God Fight for You

Tired of fighting a battle that you feel like you can’t win? Exhausted from screaming, fussing about it, or being upset, fearful, or worried about things that you feel like is totally out of your control? Let me ask you one more question. Have you ever heard that your weapons of warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds? Well, it’s true. Second Corinthians 10:4 tells us so. Listen sis. As you press to live right and do what [...]

How to Tell Your Friend the Truth

Lately, God has been showing me some pretty fresh things about friendship. One of the things I’m learning is that friends can be lifelong and seasonal. For instance, like a close friend, close sister, co-worker, friend from school, sister in Christ, mother (as an adult relationship), or even an acquaintance. However, something the Lord showed me a while ago is that no matter who they are or how long they’ve been in my life, I must have integrity with them. And this means telling them the truth, [...]

When Someone Disagrees with You

How do you handle when someone disagrees with you about something? Especially something that you’re passionate about, or feel that you are right on. Do you respond calmly or do you get upset? I think the reality is that people are going to disagree with us sometimes for one reason or another. Yet, I believe the deciding factor is really more about how we deal with it vs. whether they agree or disagree. When it comes to disagreements, God is looking at our response to [...]

How to Make Things Right with Others

Have you ever been offended with anyone or ever felt like someone did you something wrong? If so, how did it make you feel? Were you angry, sad, or just plain hurt? Or what about when you’ve actually been the one to do or say something that could have had the same effect? In either scenario, no matter what, we need to know how to make things right with other people as Christian women. Jesus tells us through Matthew 18:15-16, “If another believer sins against [...]

How to Stop Grumbling

If you opened this post or clicked onto this blog link, then you know that you need to stop grumbling. LOL! If you find yourself talking negatively about people to others or even under your breath, that’s grumbling. Again, it’s simply not a coincidence that you’re here. God knew! So let’s jump right into how to stop it…shall we? Okay…first of all the actual term in Greek means to “whisper, murmur, mutter, in muffled undertones, and to show smoldering discontentment and constant murmuring.” It’s also [...]