When looking to instill confidence in others, you first need to have it yourself. But where do we get it?
You’ve all been there… At the end of your rope with no hope. Delaying what you feel is inevitable, with futile attempts to stay relevant to your goal. As you hang in the balance and your mind shifts towards giving up, to save yourself the embarrassment of failure, there’s one more thing you should try…
Christians pray and ask God for help with problems. Some people think that means sitting back and doing nothing, waiting for God to magically work it all out. That sort of faith will get you nowhere. The Bible clearly teaches in James 2:17 that faith without works is dead.
There is no big secret. There is no magic pill. Things in this life worth having require counsel with the Most High, dedication and hard work. That’s it.
Sometimes, we are our biggest opponent to completing the mission. We are blinded by temporary obstacles, unable to see the potential within ourselves. Having faith means that we tie a knot and hold on at the end of our rope. This mindset becomes habitual and success, inevitable.
Getting started isn’t enough. As I recently heard Kai Greene put it, one must string together consecutive days of efficient action on a basic level, in order to achieve desired results. This implies the need for consistent action steps toward your goals, everyday. Personal accountability and follow through are vital.
No matter how big the obstacle, you can surpass it. By the Lord’s grace and mercy, you are a creature made with a spirit of power and not one of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). You just need to talk to God, find your purpose within your spiritual gift and be ready to work.
No weapon formed against you will prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)
Get your shovel ready, God’s waiting.
Jesus has haters. From before he was born, all the way to now, his haters are all around us. He reminds us that while living for him, we will experience this fate as well. Seems like a shame, but there is value in understanding that not everyone is going to like you. Read on for three specific things haters can do for you. Continue reading “3 ways ‘haters’ can help you.”
I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.
1. Accept the mistake.
2. Don’t beat yourself up.
3. Find value.
4. Have a main goal to shift back to.
5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Today, let’s start with #1. Acceptance.
This is going to be short and sweet. I prayed this morning, back in my normal spot at home. It was a very nourishing session of prayer and meditation. God not only spoke to me, but reminded me about a gift He gave me.
There are things I’ve learned about myself which can only be described as character defects. Flaws that at times, can make my life more painful than necessary. As a result, I have made up a lot of sayings, quips, analogies and acronyms to remember who I am and my purpose. I’ll share some of these things with you.
I genuinely want to help others and this platform seems like a good choice. As I spend time writing posts and reading your blogs, I realize I am only one of many bloggers. Then I realize that wordpress is only one of many platforms for bloggers. With so many choices, can I ever make a dent in this world? How can I compete? The answer shocked me.
Living in a world where everybody likes you and your choices is not ideal or realistic.
There is a person at my job recently who disagreed with something I did in a very strong way. He basically yelled at me and told me how wrong I was for making the decision I made, partly because he felt like it affected him. Continue reading “Validation – Who needs it?”