“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” — Soren Kierkegaard
Life is as real as it gets! There are times when your mind will play tricks on you and make you feel as if nobody cares. One day you’re strong, but the next, you might spend it crying out for help. But what could be so drastic that would cause you to shift from one extreme to the next… at the wink of an eye? The short answer to this question is, “The Enemy!”
It’s not just you. Since the beginning of the creation of humanity, Satan has set out on a vicious mission to deceive us. Many times, the brilliant ideas and wonderful thoughts that come across your mind may seem so real and necessary, but all they are… are gruesome tricks by the enemy to trip you up in repeated attempts to hinder you on your Christian walk. Continue reading “6 Tactics The Enemy Will Use To Trick You”
“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
To some people… sometimes the idea of GOD makes a lot of sense. Yet, to others, the idea of GOD does not make sense at all – none of the time. GOD is able to do all things. Believers understand that point clearly. However, the problem arises when the same believers have faith to believe GOD will bless everyone else… but when it’s time for GOD to fix their situation… their faith somehow dwindles.
If all of the ramifications of believing in GOD seems hard to swallow, or if you find yourself wishing you could believe GOD, you’re not alone. It all comes down to activating your inner faith… and allowing GOD to prove Himself. GOD is the perfect example of the PERFECT GOD who is able to make every situation perfect. If you feel you are having one of those moments where your faith in GOD seems non-existent, don’t give up just yet. To help, consider praying this prayer:
“LORD, I don’t know if you’re out there. I’m not sure how I feel about you… or even if you are real. But if you do exist, I’d like to know more about you. Reveal yourself to me. Help me to find you.”
It says very clearly in the Bible that those who seek GOD will find Him. Ask GOD to reveal himself to you. Be honest about your reservations. God is not offended by questions or doubts. He is more concerned about your desire for Him. More so, GOD loves to show Himself strong to those who have faith in Him. Therefore, that alone is enough reason to have faith.”
Faith activates GOD’s power
Living by faith brings freedom
GOD will prove Himself through faith… and work miracles
Living by faith brings peace
Living by faith gives you an eternal inheritance
Faith in GOD will do… what you cannot do
All things work together through faith
One thing you can depend on in life is this… nothing ever stays the same! Whatever is good and positive… will be tested by negative people and negative things. And, whatever is bad… will somehow get better – sooner or later.
No matter who you are… or who’s with you or not with you… whether you’re already successful or are searching for success with every ounce of your being – you have to be willing to accept positive change. CHANGE WILL COME! And you must be willing to give up some things you hold close to your heart, in order to achieve the greater things GOD has for you. Change sometimes… involves pain. Not just physical, but mostly mental pain. Yet, change can bring you lasting rewards. Continue reading “Understanding Change”
What’s your passion? As we grow and our lifestyles change, sometimes we forget what we love as we go through the motions of each day.
But, it’s good sometimes, to reflect on some of the positive things you loved doing… just to get the motivation you need to go forward. People love different things. Some love to play sports, play the piano or the guitar, read good mystery books, sit in a quiet place and daydream, or travel and enjoy sight-seeing. Continue reading “Go After Your Dreams”
Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher. Higher in GOD… higher in faith… higher in life.
I love having fun. But that’s not all that life is about. This one life we have… we have to take it seriously; and redeem the time which GOD gives… and somehow find a way to be the best we can be.
I’m sure you have a bright idea hidden somewhere in the back of your mind that you just can’t wait to test out. Of course you’re not the only one with a bright idea. So what motivates you to churn those creative, or even inspiring juices to its utmost flavor? Continue reading “Impossible is Just a Word”
No matter what your definition of success is, there are steps you can take to achieve that success. If you are patient, anything is possible!
When you were younger… you cried at first, then, you learned how to crawl. After repeatedly falling down and crying and crawling some more, you learned how to walk. As your legs gained strength and you became more confident with the process… you eventually learned to run. As your legs got stronger, still, you probably picked up the bicycle… you might have fallen many times… got numerous bumps and bruises from running into things, but you learned to ride in spite of the pain. When that wasn’t satisfying or fast enough, you became bolder… and got in the driver’s seat of a car… and learned to hold it in the road. No matter how nervous or afraid you were… you learned to drive a car. From CRAWLING to DRIVING – YOU MADE IT! Continue reading “Be Bold About Your Future”
What are your dreams? No, seriously! What do you dream about? This is not a personal question to ask about the dreams you may encounter while tossing and turning in the middle of the night. I’m referring to the things in life that you aspire to do. The dreams you have during the day… all day!
Sometimes, our inner desire to succeed can become so strong that it will cause our heart and mind to be overwhelmed with enthusiasm; continuously pressing us to strive for success – to do something significant! Continue reading “5 Things That Can Help Make Your Dreams A Reality”