God wants us to utilize His power, but sometimes we forget to ask him for it. Why? Maybe we think we can handle it. Maybe we think God doesn’t care. Maybe we’re afraid. This list can go for awhile, so let’s get to the heart of this article. Here are 5 reasons why we should remember to ask God about everything.
Came across this verse as I was reading tonight. I wanted to write an article that was short and spiritual. Something like this:
It is a very rare thing for me to make promises. I simply don’t want to break them. I don’t want my words to be taken lightly. I say something and I’m sincere about it. As a boss in the middle, we should all follow this model.
That, however, is an irresponsible and untrue representation of the truth. Let me explain who I really am and what I learned tonight.
As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, we are always focused on something. Sometimes it’s exactly what we should focus on, sometimes it’s not. But we are always focused. Basically, we need to focus, on what we focus on. I am purposely saying the word “focus” a lot. It should be a focal point. Read on for my perspective of proper and improper focus.
Do you want to get better? Do you want to lead people effectively? Do you want people to believe in you? Do you want to align people around common goals? Well, if the answer is yes, here are 5 things you must do.
The simple truth is, you can’t have it, just because you want it. You’ll hear a lot of people say, “you can have it, if you want it”. If you believe it, you can achieve it. That’s why motivational speakers do so well because people that listen to them are searching for anything to latch onto. Anything but the truth.
As a leader you’re going to always be searching for ways to empower your people to grab the brightest future possible. you want to encourage and inspire them to levels of performance far above anything they can imagine. We are of course, supposed to be developing leaders. One motivational techniques is to let them see the future. A peek at the future may be a great way to get someone out of their comfort level and enable them to grow. My question today is, should that picture be more positive or realistic?
So today, I woke up and prayed. I will be honest and tell you that I did it in bed again and I don’t remember getting a specific word from God. Maybe He didn’t want to talk to me this morning? Maybe I should work on getting out of bed and getting in my “war room”? I did however, decide to focus on two things. Anger & Effort.
You can do it! You’ve got to believe in yourself, before anyone else does. Stay in the game and hunt down your fears, until they can no longer exist in the same space as your dreams. If you believe in God and lean on him, you’ll have access to true power. He is the one who will remove stumbling blocks and increase your level of life. All you need to do is submit to His will. It’s funny how we all learn this as young Christians, but for some reason, we decided to take our will back. Then we get mad that we’re not where we want to be or feel like we’re behind in our mission.
We set ourselves up for failure by not following his simple rules for an abundant life. If you’re off track, start off by praying to God for 10 minutes every morning, before you do anything else. See how your week goes and then increase to 15 minutes the next week.
Come back here in two weeks and tell me what happened. I’ll do it to and report the results on my blog. Let’s call this a “prayer challenge”.
I’m excited! I’ll let you know how it goes.
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.
Proverbs 27:17 states that as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Sharpening others requires us to use our influence. With this influence comes great responsibility. We should always be aware of what we are sharpening.