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Proverbs 1:32-33

32For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them; 33but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

That dream that you have had since you were young, that things that God has lit a fire in your heart to chase. Do it, and do it with everything you have, then as God to give you more strength to pursue it! This world will make you second, triple, even quadruple that mission. The devil will climb in your ear and whisper time and time again,” you can’t do it, you are too weak, too worthless, not good enough.” To some degree he is correct, we individuals cannot, but he isn’t accounting for God all mighty being with us and letting us in on his power! So the next time the devil whispers in your ear, yell back that he is up against more than just you, but a God that will destroy him!

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Facing Conflict

2 Timothy 2:22-26

22So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
23Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.
24And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,
25correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,
26and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

The world has given me scares, it has made me go as far as hating someone. That is not the way God or Jesus want, the love us and are kind and gentle to us. In order to be close to God we must reflect the same. That is what to think of when someone does you wrong or hurts you, remember to react as if it were God that you were speaking to. Show the world kindness and love, that is a desperate need of that kind of reaction. That is the difference you have been asking God to use you for, to show kindness and love.

Lonely and Suffering

Psalm 25:16-18

16.Turn the into me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted (lonely and suffering) 17. The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. 18. Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
Are you lonely? Are you suffering? I know we all have a time and a place where we are. Maybe it was in your past, maybe right now. The thing to remember is that we are never truly alone, God is always with us. For instance, we have all most likely been in a place in our life where we were a #2 priority to a friend or family member. We would do anything for them and help them through a rough patch or bad situation. For some reason though, it was as if we were invisible to them. They say I’m fine I’m ok and yet you know them go neat themselves up while they are alone. This is how we can become if we are not careful. If you think back to that situation that you were there for your friend but, they never came to you, is that what you are letting happen to God? Are you trying to handle the whole issue and beating yourself up when it isn’t working out? God is that friend for us! He loves us unconditionally and does not have any interest in what we can do for him, just wants us to come to Jesus and ask for forgiveness of our sins.

If you have been like me and tried to handle it all without God I ask you to try and pray to him about the situation and see how he changes it and can help you! Ask him to hope you feel his presence and to help you through you suffering. I can attest that he has helped me and changed my situation on many many occasions and I still sometimes have to remind myself to let him carry the load of struggles. Don’t be like me and forget to use your Heavenly Father!

Feeling

Dig deep inside, feel the burning desire? Do you know that feeling that makes you feel invincible, ten foot tall, unstoppable, like nothing else matters? Yeah that thing…do that!

All You Need

What I have really seen change in my life recently is that all I need in life is the love of God and Jesus. I don’t need everyone to know me, I just need my heavenly father to know me and he has known me since before I was born!(Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”) 

“Be your best self! Instead of doing something because of how many likes, comments or shares it will get, do it because it will make your father smile down at you” is what I continue to remind myself. If I do my best for his glory he will bless my life because I’m blessing his!

Deuteronomy 8:10-14

Deuteronomy 8:10-14 (NIV) When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.
Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,
and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,
then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
This is pretty straight forward, put God first and remember without him you would not be who you are or as successful as you are. Give him thanks in EVERY situation. He will continue to bless you! He loves you and is always with you.

Find Peace

In our lives we have tons of things that requires our energy. Sometimes I find myself feeling depleted of all of my energy. I feel like I have a huge boulder of problems and tasks on my back. When I find myself feeling like I cannot take anything more, I realize that I haven’t been spending enough time talking to God. When I am talking to God and telling him about all of the things in my life he gives me peace. He reminds me of Philippians 4:6 (NIV)  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. That very gets brought into my mind. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life right now, just take it to God and let him give you peace and promise.

Deuteronomy 1:30-31

Deuteronomy 1:30-31 (NIV) The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes,
and in the desert. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

God has gone before each of us in our lives, he already knows what is in store for us, whether we choose to follow his will or whether we try to make our own path. If we follow his purpose it will be a much straighter path. As we follow him, he will do the fighting for us that we will or never have noticed. He is our loving father and will forever love us and protect us, we just need to take the steps in faith that are presented before us.

The Happiness Is Yours For The Taking

Are you happy right now? Are you sad, stressed, mad, alone, overwhelmed, desperate, missing yourself, lost, any other emotions? Whatever your situation Jesus is your answer. He died on the cross and overcame death so that we would have the choice of happiness! Without him, we would simply be doomed and would never have hope of happiness, no light at the end of the dark tunnel that you may be facing. Let him shine the light in your situation and show you that the end is in sight. He loves you, God loves you! God sent Jesus to earth to fulfill his purpose of allowing us the ability to choose. Will you choose Jesus today? He is waiting with his arms wide open! Ready to love you embrace you and take the chains and break them. All that we have done, felt, and faced he can make better, we just have to choose him and ask him to forgive us. Accept him as your Savior and let him love you. I promise your life will be forever changed, mine had been.

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