Life Is Not A Race. It’s A Journey. Enjoy The Moment…

Slow down. Calm down… and don’t worry about the hurry. Don’t allow it to control you. You don’t have to rush through life. Take a break from the ‘hustle and bustle’… and be present. Find happiness now, in this moment, instead of waiting for it. Take a moment for yourself. Be still…. just for a moment. Listen to the world around you. Listen to your thoughts. Explore the details of your surroundings. Take an opportunity to be at peace with being still.

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In our modern world, activity and movement are the “default modes,” if not with our bodies then at least with our minds, and with our attention. We rush around all day, doing things…, talking, emailing, sending and reading messages, clicking from browser tab to the next, one link to the next. Continue reading “Life Is Not A Race. It’s A Journey. Enjoy The Moment…”

How to Be Happy…. “Real Talk”

Many people feel as if there is something missing from their lives, and despite having everything they need, they aren’t happy, aren’t content, and cannot find satisfaction.

It’s simple. Wake up Every day in Expectation of GREAT THINGS! Happiness is a personal decision. In the best of circumstances, or in the worst of circumstances, you have to be accountable to yourself for your own happiness.

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Things… are great. But things – an incredible house with a swimming pool, a wonderful spouse or significant other, beautiful children, a great life of leisure activity – do not equate to a happy life. Actually, there are times when those things can cause more headache and heartache, than happiness.

Many people feel as if there is something missing from their lives, and despite having everything they need, they aren’t happy, aren’t content, and cannot find satisfaction.

I’ve been through stages in my life like this, and I’ve also climbed out of such ruts more than once. I know it isn’t easy, but I also know that it’s possible. Looking back on these times in my life, when I overcame discontentment, I’ve realized there are three things you can do:

1. Change your attitude and perspective.

This is huge. I can’t overstate the importance of how you look at things. And I know, the power of positive thinking is a cliché in the self-help world, but that’s because it works. And, by changing your attitude, you can become happy, almost immediately. Yet, it’s a choice.

2. Take some kind of positive action.

It doesn’t matter what the action is, as long as you’re doing something positive. Start small — just take a tiny little baby step. But start.

And you know what? Taking that little baby step will feel like a victory. Then take that feeling of success and use it to take another tiny baby step. And another. And then, yet another. And so on, until you look back and you’ve actually taken a series of baby steps that add up to a whole great amount of traveling. It’s amazing how the power of little positive steps can add up over time.

3. Do something that gives you meaning.

Often we feel dissatisfied with life because while we might have a good life — at least, all the comfort and leisure we need — we might not be doing anything that feels worthwhile. It might feel meaningless. The cure: find meaning, do something meaningful.

Spend time with loved ones. Volunteer. Create something meaningful. Do something to make the lives of others better.

And you can do one of these things or all three, all at once, one at a time, or in whatever combination that best works for you. They can work alone, or together. The whole idea is to…. Just do it! 

You Are An “Unrepeatable” Miracle!

You are blessed. No kidding! GOD takes your life and your future seriously. So, remind yourself every day you get out of bed – for the rest of your life – that you are “Fearfully and wonderfully made”… in the image of GOD.

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On those days when you’re feeling a little “less than” normal… continue to fight fearlessly against the enemy that seeks to enter your mind and steal your happiness. Continue reading “You Are An “Unrepeatable” Miracle!”

You Have Every Reason To Smile

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” ~ Author: Unknown

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Enjoy your day! Smile… to show the world that you are happy with life, and that you are happy being you. If you have been feeling down lately, cheer yourself up with a smile. Remind yourself that you are a child of GOD. And because you are royalty – a child of the KING – you can be reassured that GOD will always take care of His own.

So, enjoy your day. Celebrate life. When you know how much GOD cares for you… you have every reason to smile. EVERYTHING you need will come to you in GOD’s time. Therefore, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and HE shall strengthen thine heart…” ~ Psalm 27:14.

Trust GOD’s ability. Patience is power! It defines you… and it proves how much faith you have in GOD.

TODAY, whatever you want… don’t chase it or run after it. There’s no need to do so. If GOD intends for you to have something… it’s already destined that HE will give it to you. No worries. In all things… BE PATIENT!

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Be patient with yourself

Be patient with other people

Be patient with life

Be patient with your situation

Remember that, 1. PATIENCE leads to faith. 2. FAITH leads to GOD. 3. GOD leads to RESULTS. And… 4. GOD’s RESULTS lead to HAPPINESS. It might take months… weeks… or even days, but whatever is meant for you, GOD will make a way for it to find its way to you. All HE requires you to do is trust HIS process.

GOD Has A Plan With You In Mind

Look forward to today. And tomorrow… and the next day. Enjoy this amazing life journey that you are on. Find your smile.  Stay connected to GOD… and stay in His will. GOD has BIG plans for you. And, He is ready to take you places… and create some miraculous, new avenues for your life. So go ahead… get excited about it.

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Stay with GOD’s plan for your life, according to what is written in His word for your direction. Plan your life around it. Don’ lose hope.

Let the first entry in your mental life journal each day… read like this, “Seek GOD first.” Because that’s the plan GOD has had for you since the day you were born – that you would choose Him.

Other things might impress your eyes…

Some things might appeal to your senses…

Many things might move you emotionally…

But, a relationship with GOD should be the first order of business in your life. It will help you to see, clearer, the path GOD wants you to take… in order for you to get where He wants you to go. That is was GOD’s Divine Plan is all about. Everything else:

Your dreams

Your desires

Your family and friends

Your relationships

Your profession…

… All of these things are necessary in life. Yet, they are all secondary to GOD’s will for you. Therefore, everything about you should center on GOD.

Today, look at your life only from an objective point of view. Use real-world thoughts.. Think in real-time. Forget about what should be, and plant your feet solidly on what is. Be spiritually-minded…. and be spiritually reminded that “GOD is able to do above all you can ask or think.” Build on that. Be happy where you are, and know that from here, GOD is taking you to better places. It’s all a part of a well-designed plan.

GOD Is Making You Stronger: Accept What He Is Doing In Your Life

Out with the old… and in with the new. This is a new season for you. Allow GOD to have His way in your life. When GOD takes something away from you, He always has a reason. Therefore, never fight against the great things He’s trying to do in your life, when you lose something dear to your heart.  Sure, it feels a bit uncomfortable… and you’ve never experienced anything of its magnitude before, but allow it to take place anyway. Allow GOD to work His perfect work in your life… to make you better than you have ever been before.

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Remember your prayers. In the past, you prayed about some things… and now GOD is taking you through the process – so He can bless you with what you prayed for.  What might look like a problem… will actually end up being a blessing. It seems strange, but GOD’s ways is not like that of humankind.

What are you willing to sacrifice to get the best of what GOD has for you? Because the answer to every prayer… and every miracle or blessing – comes with sacrifice. Therefore, this is the season – right now for your “Utmost sacrifice”… for “His highest” blessing in your life. Don’t mess it up. You can make it… and you will make it.

GOD put strength in your bones for this season in your life… and He knows what you can take. Now He is refining you to make you better. He wouldn’t put you through the test if He didn’t think you could pass it. Remember, “He won’t put more on you than you can bear.”

  • Go through the hard times
  • Live through the turmoil
  • Pray your way through disappointments
  • Fast your way through trials
  • Praise GOD in the midst of storms
  • Worship GOD during the process

GOD is giving you a testimony. Be strong! This test is going to make you stronger. YOU will be better than you’ve ever been before – after this.