GOD Can Turn Bad Situations into Something Good…

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen

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Bullied youngster sitting alone.

When I was a kid, boys my age loved to brag on their dads. It was a daily thing on the playground. In those competitive conversations, every boy claimed his dad’s rightful place on the throne as “The World’s Toughest Dad.” I can still hear them saying, “My dad is bigger than your dad!” or “My dad is smarter than your dad!” But the best one of all was, “My dad is stronger than your dad!” But the last one I mentioned, was only used in threatening situations… when a fight was about to break out. It was a clear scare tactic. And, it was a fair warning that, “If you mess with me… you’d better beware, because my dad will come and deal with everybody out here… and handle everyone’s dad, later.” Of course it never happened! But, all the little fellas had confidence in what they were saying. Continue reading GOD Can Turn Bad Situations into Something Good…

FAITH… Can Help You Through Any Situation

Do you sometimes find it difficult to trust GOD? Does your faith sometimes fail you? If so, just remember… no matter what you cope with, it’s how you handle stress that’s important. And what you turn to in times of trouble is even more relevant.

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Some people thrive under pressure… while others cannot handle the heat. Also, many people turn to methods of coping… like smoking or drinking. Others seem to thrive in the midst of trouble. But, regardless of how you cope, your faith can help you through any situation. It can allow you to see a different perspective and while you continue to have faith in GOD. Continue reading FAITH… Can Help You Through Any Situation

Life Is Not Always Perfect. Still, Enjoy The Journey.

“We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered… we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect.” ― Steve Maraboli

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It’s sometimes hard for us to admit we’re just human… and not in charge of everything. It’s even harder for us not to know everything. Yet, we must somehow learn to become comfortable with our reality… learn to live with our limitations, and find happiness in striving to be better. Continue reading Life Is Not Always Perfect. Still, Enjoy The Journey.

How To Transform Your Life Through Prayer… and Faith

When you pray… and pray… and pray, and it seems like nothing is happening, you have to know GOD is still with you. That’s faith! But, it helps more when you understand… GOD does not operate on a time-table – but on faith.

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The problem is never GOD. In many cases, then, it comes down to your personal faith… and patience. Saying, “I have faith,” and actually having faith, are two opposite things. Therefore, you should never allow true faith to be overshadowed by a confession of faith that’s filled with an arsenal of charismatic clichés.

Faith is more than positive thinking. Faith is a mindset… and a way of life. So, faith cannot be tricked into being. It has to be lived – daily. Confession of faith must be the Word of GOD spoken from your heart. When you believe, speak, and act on the Word, that’s faith. And that’s what GOD responds to, and nothing else.

What do you know about faith? Sure, I know you constantly hear the clichés people use… such as:

“Faith is the key.”

“You just have to believe.”

“Wait on GOD.”

“GOD responds to faith.”

“Without faith, it’s impossible to please GOD.”

“You just need to take it to the Lord.”

Those are all true. Still, how do you see faith? Daily, do you “Walk by Faith?” If so, surely you understand how faith pleases GOD. Your mindset is a powerful thing, and it has a big effect on your life. It has the ability to control you, persuade you and even hold you back from doing or achieving great things. It can be the difference between personal happiness and unhappiness.

The only way to develop a mind-set of faith is to: 1. Make good choices… 2. Learn to combat fear, and take action… and 3. Take GOD at His Word. Because no matter how positive your mindset is on any given day, you have to commit to a cause that’s much greater than who you are. Faith can’t be in your mind alone, you have to commit to faith with action and an ultimate goal in mind… to please GOD. 

Nothing That Has Happened To You Is A Surprise To GOD

Nothing at all can surprise GOD. GOD is omniscient. And, GOD will give you what you need, and He will get you to where you’re supposed to be… no matter what you go through. GOD knows exactly what to do, how to do it, and exactly when to move.

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But now…. IT’S YOUR MOVE! Turn your back on your fears. Turn your face to GOD. And, open your eyes to FAITH. GOD has given you dreams to fulfill. You have work to do. But, you can’t live your dreams if think you’re going to fail, even before you ever try.

With GOD, you can do anything. When you believe it, it will make all things possible. But you have to have FAITH. GOD requires it. Your dreams require it.

Faith will help you keep your EYES OPEN.

Faith will help you keep your FEET MOVING.

Faith will help you keep your HANDS WORKING.

Faith will help you keep your MIND THINKING.

Faith will help you keep your DREAMS GROWING.

GOD has a devised plan for your life. It’s called PURPOSE. It might be that HE gave you the vision for it in your dreams – while you were asleep. However, HIS intention is not for you to continue to sleep. So, don’t sleep on your dreams.

Never allow your fears to cradle you… and rock you to sleep. Don’t be scared! The dream is free… but the hustle is up to you. So don’t miss what GOD has for you. Wake up before it’s too late!

Get moving! You can’t fulfill your dreams if you’re sleeping… and you can’t sleep if you are striving to fulfill your dreams.

GOD’s Plan For You… Is Better Than You Can Imagine

GOD has a greater plan for you that far exceeds what you are experiencing right now. So don’t be fooled by what the enemy is trying to make you think about life. Life is good. Keep pressing your way… and keep your hope in GOD.

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  • Never think… you are a failure.
  • Never think… you are a nobody.
  • Never think… GOD does not love you.
  • Never think… you are not good enough.
  • Never think… you are of no use to anybody.

Marrianne Williamson said it best with this quote: Continue reading GOD’s Plan For You… Is Better Than You Can Imagine

Don’t Allow Your Fears To Own You

YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE! Go ahead and try it. Try it by faith. But, you will have to do it while staring fear directly in the face. Why? Because Fear is never going to leave you alone. Still, don’t let fear own you.

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Fear was waiting for you the moment you woke up this morning… ready to bully you – and pick a fight. However, you don’t have to continue to give in to it… and give away all your goodies – like the timid kid does when the bully approaches him on the playground? If you keep giving in… Fear is going to continue to come back – tomorrow, and the next day… and the next – and take everything it can from you.

There’s a reason the Bible says, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” It’s because GOD protects you… against fears “Seen and Unseen” – and even the ones that are Imagined, which the enemy uses in an attempt to defeat you. But how would your life be if you had no fear at all?

Would you follow your dreams… knowing you cannot fail?

Would you be more willing to take risks?

Would you speak up more often?

Would you talk to more strangers?

Would you dive into those ambitious projects you’ve been putting off?

Would you Trust GOD more?

Actually, Fear only exists to the extent you allow it to exist; so make up our mind to walk boldly through fear… and your life will change.