How Do You Know When It’s Time For Change?

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I feel like this needs repeating.

A lot of times we live a hesitant, tentative life, totally unaware of the strength and power that we have to get much more out of our lives. Today I want to challenge you to NOT be one of them.  Don’t wait until you have drained yourself of life completely before paying attention to the signs it’s time for a change.

I want to share with you some tell tell signs, when it’s time for a change.

You’ve forgotten you have choices. Learn to recognize when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to stop hitting your head against the proverbial wall and move on. You don’t have to continue living in the drama just because it’s familiar.

Allow yourself to let go of people and situations, ideas and feelings that aren’t conducive to the nourishment of your growth, or your soul. Let go. Let go now.

You’ve forgotten that you’re deserving of the best. Not everyone will look at you the same. But everyone deserves to have someone in their corner who appreciates them just as they are. Feelings of worth will never flourish in an atmosphere of criticism, where mistakes aren’t tolerated and differences are belittled.

If you’re besieged by people who are discouraging and critical, the spark of inspiration and hope that allows you to be in touch with your deepest potential is not easily recognized.

You’ve lost your passion. You’re lifestyle no longer fits the person you’ve become.  There’s no spring in your step, no joy in your heart. Life is just one ho hum day at a time. You’ve forgotten a time when you jumped out of bed with a smile in your heart.

External motivation doesn’t last long. Material possessions and money all have their place…but if you want to live a passionate life it’s the internal motivation that will get you there. And it’s rarely exhausted until the dream comes true.

Life is too short to continually go around the same mountain over and over. If you find yourself in the above, IT’S TIME TO MAKE A MOVE!

Life Questions?? Part 2

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve for those of you who celebrate the American Holiday! For those of you who don’t Happy Wednesday to you just the same.

Have you ever looked at a person and their actions and wondered, What are they thinking? Don’t they know that the consequences for those actions will yield a series of events that will affect them for a lifetime? People are so now driven, that they forget that they have their lives to consider. As a society we tend to get so emotionally driven that our intellect or better yet our good common sense goes down the drain. I’ve seen people get caught up in the moment and have unprotected sex with a casual acquaintance recently met, now they have created a life together and are connected to each other for a “lifetime”. I’ve heard of stories of folks being curious about drugs, got high once and now battle addiction which controls their entire life to this day.

I always have to ask these people, What Were You Thinking? Typically they don’t have a proper response, as if their thinking was hijacked and they were totally not in control. Now knowing what I know about life, I believe that is true. To that point, I need to uplift the power of thought. Good ole’ fashioned rational thought. – it’s extinct –

We need to employ thought back into our lives, our minds have gone dull through over sensationalized stimuli such as social media, TV, games, movies, sweets etc that we are loosing our minds LITERALLY. Before we know it, we have found ourselves making financial, relationship, and/or career decisions that go in the exact opposite direction we intended.

I want to challenge you today to recapture your thoughts, find a good book to read or a good mental game to sharpen yourself. Thinking or the lack thereof can change the direction of your entire life.

Have You Been Storing Up?

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Hold fast to what you have learned – it will be a valuable treasure later as the days get darker.

I have a question. Have you been storing up? No not money or food.

I’ll bet my bottom dollar that you are learning lessons presently that is not meant for now but meant for tomorrow. (figuratively that is) God will allow things to happen to you, a series of events or messages given through conversations, movies, street signs etc. Encoded in the series of events or messages is the wisdom we need for our next testing or trial. The key is that we have to be sensitive enough to the flow of the universe to decode the message from God.

With that being said, if you find yourself in a situation that you don’t have the wisdom to handle chances are you haven’t been paying attention.

So now back to the original question – Have you been storing up? Have you been sensitive enough to discern that a test is coming and everything around you is diligently preparing you for what’s next? I’m reminded of the ants who store up what they need for the winter time, so during the time that the earth stops producing, they’ll have enough to survive off of until the seasons change.

Do you get the parallel? Well I hope so.

I want to hear your thoughts — have you been storing up?

Being fast does not matter, but enduring does!

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This morning I sent this statement out to those that are a part of my text membership. “Being fast does not matter, but enduring does!” We live in a world where everything has to be done SUPER fast, even if that means harming others or the lost of quality. We have faster internet, faster automobiles, we even have apps that connect us to people faster than ever.

I believe we have taken that same mindset into this Kingdom Race. There is no rush in the Kingdom, God would rather you take your time and learn the lesson then end fast. See in God eyes, he’s trying to get you ready to come back with him. He will send test your way consistently until you have the right insight and character to be Heaven ready. The funny thing about it is you can’t trick God, you can’t cheat on the test. You have to pass, if you want to last!

So breathe, relax and don’t rush through life – take your time, learn the valuable lessons because the kingdom race is about finishing, not speeding!

Let him without sin..

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Hey Guys!

I hope you are well and had a great holiday if you are from the U.S.

I want to talk to you about casting ungodly judgement on others and the effects it has on you. Read the following passage of scriptures and lets talk below. 🙂

John 8: 1-10 (KJV)

Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

This story really is full of life lessons that we can apply in our everyday life. In life it’s easy to get caught up in looking at the next man in their woes that we easily forget ours. Really it’s a form of displacement, it takes the “feeling” of the burden off of us. I emphasized feeling because that’s all it does, it doesn’t remove our issues it just causes us not to feel the burden of them. Some people call out others faults and sins as a mean of empowering themselves. For whatever reason you put focus on other folks, the more you do it, the more you bury your issues. The problem with that is when you finally decided to focus on yourself you’ll be so far from your own issues it almost will take a third party to help diagnose yourself. When severe, displacement can cause mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or multiple personalities disorder.

If you are a part of the rock throwing club please realize that you’re hurting no one BUT yourself. It’s time to take on the arduous task of focusing on YOU!

Trusting God

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As in anything in life, most things are easier said than done. I believe on the onset of trusting God it’s the same way. I want to put emphasis on “on the onset” because trusting God is like a muscle, the easier it is to be used. I want to talk about this today because a lot of us pray, fast, speak in tongues, and some of everything else we can think of to try and coerce God to move for us. The question is do you really trust him? Trusting God is not a external act primarily, it’s internal. It’s a posture that’s taken, and most times has to be reaffirmed at least daily. Now I don’t want you to get me wrong, when I say I’m trusting God, it isn’t always as pretty as it sounds. Sometimes that means, pulling all of my emotions, thoughts, and sometimes deeds into a place of submission. It means at times going against the natural course of things, but do you trust Him? If you do, then you’ll do whatever it takes to remain in that posture of trust. Below are three important truths to have with you at all times when you are in a waiting situation, and ONLY God can bring you out.

  1. God’s Perfect Will is GOOD. I know it can seem like you are all by yourself, and that the entire universe is against you, but the reality is God is watching your every step. All things work together for the good of them that Love the Lord
  2. Worrying Won’t Fix a Thing. When it comes to attracting the wrong things in your life- keep on worrying. If you want the good of God you will have to learn how to channel that automatic negative nagging energy into positive belief and Faith. Yesterday we talked about heightening your expectation and giving God something to work with. He can’t work with your negativity.
  3. Remember God’s History. Has he failed you yet? Well ok then, I need not say more. 🙂