February 18, 2019
When adversity comes knocking on the door or calamities occur, some people immediately think they have done something wrong, that God surely must be punishing them. They don’t understand that God has a divine purpose for every challenge that comes into our lives. In 1st Peter 4:12, notice the trial is intended to test your character and faith.
I’ve discovered that God is more interested in changing me than He is in changing my circumstances. God deliberately uses some situations as a mirror, so we can recognize the problem in ourselves and learn to deal with those problems. 1st Peter 4:12-5:10.
February 11, 2019
Perhaps you live or work with somebody who is always putting you down and criticizing you. Let that misinformation go in one ear and out the other. Constantly remind yourself that you are made in the image of Almighty God. Remind yourself that He has crowned you with glory and honor, that you are God’s own masterpiece. Don’t let other people play games with your mind, deceiving you into thinking that your value is diminished.
Psalm 40:1-5 and Psalm 27:10.
February 4, 2019
It’s vital that you accept yourself and learn to be happy with who God made you to be. If you want to truly enjoy life, you must be at peace with yourself. Many people constantly feel badly about themselves. They are overly critical of themselves, living with all sorts of self-imposed guilt and condemnation. They have a war going on inside. And if you can’t get along with yourself, you will never get along with other people. The place to start is by being happy with who God made you to be. You have something to offer this world that nobody else has.
January 28, 2019
No matter what you are going through or how difficult it may seem, you can remain standing on the inside. It may take courage; it will definitely take determination, but you can do it if you decide to do so. You may be sitting around waiting for God to change your circumstances, but God is waiting on you to get up on the inside. When you do your part, He’ll work in your life, if you allow Him to do so.
Please read Ephesians 6:13, 2 Chronicles 15:7 and 1 Samuel 30:6.
January 21, 2019
Whatever we do, we should give it our best efforts and do it as if we were doing it for God. If we’ll work with that standard in mind, God promises to reward us. Start making the more excellent choices in every area of life, even in the mundane matters. In everything you do, attempt to represent God well. (Colossians 3:23-24).
January 14, 2019
Each day is full of surprises and inconveniences, so you must accept the fact that not everything is going to always go your way. Your plans are not always going to work out just as you scheduled them. When that happens, make a willful decision that you are not going to let the circumstances upset you. Don’t allow stress to steal your joy. Instead, be adaptable and adjustable and seek to make the best of a bad situation.
You don’t have to have your way to be happy. Make up your mind that you are going to enjoy each day whether your plans work out or whether they don’t. Remember, happiness does not depend on your circumstances, it’s a choice that you make.
January 7, 2019
To stop living in the past, to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit, you must get up and move toward your future. Consider these short motivational thoughts.
· The secret of getting ahead is getting started
· You can't have a better tomorrow if you're still thinking about yesterday.
· A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.
· Never give up on a dream just because of the time it may take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
· Someday is not a day of the week.
Luke 6:37 and James 5:16