How To Find A Balance Between Pain and Possibility

Be free! Don’t allow the story or the past events of your life to define your future. Sure, acknowledge the pain… because after all, it did happen. But don’t dwell on it in such a way that it stops you from being happy now – and in the future. And don’t let the pain define you. It’s time to look beyond the pain… and see your possibilities. Because your story is not yet finished! 

Balance__550x550

Take some time. Notice your thoughts. Pay more attention to how you react when you think about your past. If you can, somehow, learn to focus your attention on the now rather than on the past, you can change your life today. There’s always something about you… that you’ll want to change. But to be happy, it’s important that you become happy with who you see when you look into the mirror. Continue reading How To Find A Balance Between Pain and Possibility

You Are Not Alone

When you’re going through trials… everyday can seem like the end of the world. But when your spirits get low, encourage yourself! Each day, be reminded that GOD has not forgotten you… nor will He ever forget you. Whatever you endure, remember too, that GOD’s care is certain, His love is unfailing, and His promises are secure. Sure you might feel a little down sometimes… a little lonely here and there… or broken from time to time; but see GOD in it… so you can see enemy working against you. Then, you won’t be so distraught when things happen to you… and you will know how to better handle each situation you go through.

Holding Hands 550x365

Sometimes, when you’re at your lowest point… it can actually be the best moment of your life. Because that’s when GOD works best… when you’re broken! GOD searches for people who are hurt, broken, lonely, confused and overlooked. He says to them, “They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength.” And if you can believe what GOD says… you’ve already taken care of half the problem… just by believing. Continue reading You Are Not Alone

You’re Broken, To Be Made Beautiful

Everyone feels empty at some point in life – even if it’s only for a brief moment, here and there. Then there are days when everything seems broken altogether. Still, you smile on the outside… while at the same time, you feel lost and hurt on the inside.

Butterfly (550x331)

You, me… and everyone else; we hate those moments of emptiness. If someone asks, “What’s wrong?”… It might be kind of hard for you to explain. And everything you try to do to make yourself happy, only lasts for a brief moment, if at all. Somehow, you end up at the point where you don’t know, one way or the other, what to do. But all you know is you are empty and you just want to get rid of it so you can feel like your life has some sort of purpose. Continue reading You’re Broken, To Be Made Beautiful

Why Bad Things Happen To Good People

Let’s face it. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. It doesn’t mean GOD is angry at you or loves you any less… it’s just a part of life. And no matter how you try to explain bad things with the idea that, “Everything happens for a reason,” it hurts. A lot! It hurts at the very core of your being. The pain begins in your heart and radiates throughout your entire being. And repeating positive affirmations and phrases will not make it stop hurting.

confused_man

Life happens… and it happens fast! There’s no rewind button, and there are no “Do-overs.” It also doesn’t matter how positive an attitude you have or how balanced and centered you are, there will be times when you will get knocked down. Continue reading Why Bad Things Happen To Good People

Something To Laugh About

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” ~ Bob Newhart

iStock_000003321792Small copy

Don’t be overly serious all the time! So go ahead… laugh! You know you want to – sometimes. Especially when you do something funny – in a serious moment. It may not be funny at the time, but you have to look back and find the humor in it. Really, life would go so much better, so much smoother, and be so much more fun if you can laugh at yourself – be more carefree – and not take yourself too seriously. You just have to remember at all times, that failure is not final, unless you give up altogether. Continue reading Something To Laugh About

Is Unconditional Love Really Necessary?

You are good enough. But trying to prove to others that you’re good enough… is not necessary. Really, it doesn’t matter… and it won’t change a thing. Some people won’t like you regardless of how good of a person you are, or how good you are to them.

Love

And no matter what you do for them or how you try to please them… it won’t make a difference in how they feel about you. In fact, they may become even more critical of you. But, none of that’s important. What’s important and necessary, though, is that you love yourself – and everyone else – unconditionally; because unconditional love pleases GOD. Continue reading Is Unconditional Love Really Necessary?

Happiness Is A Choice

It’s always nice to share our individual happiness with others, but we can’t depend on another person… or anything outside of ourselves to make us happy; we have to do that on our own… with the help of GOD.

woman resting in a chair

Naturally, most people think of “Happiness” as the good life, freedom from suffering, prosperity, well-being, joy and pleasure. However, in daily life we have to really understand that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but it’s being grateful… that makes us happy. Therefore, we should never confuse having less with being less, having more with being more, or what we have… with who we are. Life is so much more, so we should think “BIGGER.”

Continue reading Happiness Is A Choice

The Battle Belongs To GOD – Winning The Victory Over ‘Self’

The biggest battle we can ever win in life… is the victory over self. Nothing else in life is even a close second.

istock_000001115184small_man_with_arms_raised

I’m reminded of an old song we use to sing in praise service that says, “Victory is mine, victory is mine, victory today is mine… I told Satan, get thee behind; victory today is mine.” It’s a happy ‘war cry.’ In daily life, we have to fight with spiritual weapons, and allow the ‘Spiritual General’ Himself – JESUS – lead the way. No other being or power is qualified to lead us. Under JESUS’ authority, we are trained through the willful submissiveness of our spirits. And naturally we can do nothing for GOD, if we won’t allow Him access to our heart, mind and spirit. Continue reading The Battle Belongs To GOD – Winning The Victory Over ‘Self’

“Someday”… Is Today

“Don’t put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.”  (Click to Tweet)

Procrastination

There’s no better time than now. Today is an exciting time for change! As a matter of fact, today is the “Someday” you’ve talked about for years. Do You Remember? Some time ago, you set some major goals for yourself when you said, “One day I’m going to try this, or do something BIG thing.” Well that day is here. Now that it’s here… are you excited? What will you do with it? Continue reading “Someday”… Is Today

Impossible is Just a Word

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.

iStock_000005754119Small

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