Monthly Archives: June 2013
June 30, 2013
Discouragement is a state in which someone gives up on his or her destiny.
Are you facing challenges or difficulties today? Maybe something has happened that could easily discourage you and cause you to give up on your destiny. I want to remind you today that where you are is not where you are going to stay. God has a good plan in store for your future. When you stay in step with your destiny, you’ll walk right into victory. God wants to take you on an awesome, incredible adventure. Even if you are between victories right now, keep your passion. Keep your enthusiasm. Focus on the fact that God has another level for you. Never stop moving toward your destination. Today I encourage you, go out with a smile on your face. Give Him your best. Keep doing what you know to do. Don’t give up because you are so close to seeing some wonderful things happen in your life. Are you moving toward your destiny today?
June 29, 2013
If you get to a place where your thoughts are concrete, simple, and focused, and you take deliberate action, then your thoughts become reality.
Transforming something in your life whether it’s your attitude, mindset, financial situation or bringing change into a relationship can seem like an overwhelming task. But as the old saying goes, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” The way you change your life is one thought at a time. Your thoughts set the direction of your life. If you need to change the direction you are headed, you simply need to change your thoughts in that area. When a thought comes to your mind that “you’re never going to get well; this is your lot in life,” don’t dwell on that. Don’t sit around and have a pity party. No, immediately reject it and replace it with the truth. I encourage you to be aggressive in taking every single thought and making it stand in truth. Stay determined, stay focused and keep stating the truth because you can change your life, one thought at a time. Are you shaping your thoughts by the truth today?
June 28, 2013
By worrying you are actually praying for what you do not want.
So many people today live with stress, anxiety, pressure and worry, but that’s not God’s plan for your life. He wants you to live in peace, confidence and rest in hope. Think about that for a moment. How can you rest in hope? It’s sort of like when you’re watching the replay of your favorite ball game. You already know the outcome. You don’t have to worry about what’s happening, you just enjoy the plays. The same is true in life. When we know God’s Word, when we obey His commands, then we know the outcome for life. We know that He is always for our good. We know that He has plans to prosper us, not to harm us. Don’t waste another second of your life worrying. Are you ready to live in hope today?
June 27, 2013
The mind achieves not only what it conceives and believes, but it also advises the senses. Life will live up to the thoughts and images you see.
Has God spoken things to your heart that haven’t come to pass yet? Anytime you step out to believe God, the enemy will try to distract and discourage you in order to get you off course. But when you receive that promise by faith, when you hold it in your heart, when you picture it in your mind and declare it with your words, you begin to feel more confident. You feel empowered and settled in your heart. You begin to have joy and peace because you know God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. I encourage you today, grab hold of the promises of God and don’t let go! Can you see it in your mind’s eye? Can you see yourself healed? Can you see yourself paying off that last debt? Can you see yourself at your ideal weight? Ask the Lord to give you a vision for your future. Open your heart and allow His thoughts to become your thoughts. Receive His promises by faith, and just like it says in today’s verse — whatever you ask for in prayer will be yours. Are you using your mind to see your life fulfilled?
June 26, 2013
Living in our vision doesn’t eliminate problems, but it does strip them of their authority.
So many people today are stuck in a rut. It’s not because they aren’t talented, it’s because their vision is limited. They can’t see beyond their circumstances. They don’t see themselves accomplishing their dreams, being promoted or living healthier. They just see more of the same because it’s what they are focused on. What you see is what you’re going to move toward. The truth is, we all have vision. Every one of us has a picture in our mind of our self, our family and our future. The question is: what does your picture look like? Do you see yourself rising higher, overcoming obstacles, living an abundant life? Do you dare to dream beyond your circumstances? Today, why don’t you change your focus? Lift your eyes beyond your circumstances. Get a higher dream, a greater vision for your life. See yourself the way God sees you and move forward in the abundant life He has prepared for you! How is your vision today?
June 25, 2013
How often do you stop and think about what you are thinking about?
So often, we live with our minds on autopilot, taking in whatever thoughts come our way. But, if we are going to live with purpose, we have to determine to make sure our thoughts line up with the truth. Seven times in the Bible God asks, “What do you see?” God is interested in our vision. Before your dream comes to pass, you have to see yourself accomplishing that dream. You’ve got to get a picture of it. Before you lose the weight, before you break the addiction, you have to see it happening in your imagination. Today, instead of thinking about your problems, think about God’s promises. Get a vision for what He has in store for your future. Imagine yourself living in victory. Imagine yourself healed. Imagine yourself walking in destiny. Imagine yourself blessing other people. Just imagine what God has in store for you because nothing is impossible with Him. Are you using your vision today?
June 24, 2013
If you don’t dream first, the higher place will never happen.
I want to remind you that you are full of incredible potential. When God created you, He deposited seeds of greatness inside of you. He’s given you your own dreams and desires. You have something to offer that no one else has. But too often, we allow adversities, disappointments and setbacks to push these things down, until one day, we find that we’re not pressing forward anymore. We’re not stretching; we’re not believing to rise any higher. When adversity comes, it’s easy to think, “Why is this happening to me?” The answer is because the enemy knows what’s on the inside of you. He’s going to do everything he can to keep that seed from taking root. But, he will only be successful if you let him. He can’t stop you unless you quit. During the difficult times, remember that the gifts and callings God has placed within you are still there. Don’t become stagnate in pursuing your dreams. It’s time to get your fire back! It’s time to press forward. It’s time to dig deep inside and take hold of the marvelous destiny God has prepared for you. Are you dreaming big dreams today?
June 23, 2013
Get your thoughts, actions and words aligned to bring out of you what is in you, not only to do more, but to be more to others.
I’ve heard it said that you can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving. Love isn’t just about our words or thoughts, it’s about our actions. Love is about reaching out and meeting the needs of others. Sometimes meeting someone’s needs is as simple as a smile or sharing a word of encouragement. There are many ways to show love to someone. Can you pay for someone’s gas or groceries? Do you see a need in someone’s life that you can meet? The Lord wants to bless you today so that you can be a blessing to others. He wants to work through you to show His love and compassion. Today and every day, look for ways to put your love into action. The Bible says that it’s His kindness that leads people to repentance. He wants to show His kindness in the earth through you. Step out and sow good seeds of love by meeting the needs of others. God promises that those seeds will produce an abundant harvest in your life in return! Are you showing the love to someone today?
June 22, 2013
Shine your light and in the process, help others shine theirs.
Think about the people God has placed in your life. They’re not there by accident. God brings people to you for a purpose. We should live with this awareness that, “I am here to add value to people. I am here to help them succeed.” Don’t go around always thinking, “I wonder what that person can do for me. I wonder what they have to offer.” No, we should have the attitude, “What can I do for them? How can I help them come up higher? Can I teach them something I know? Can I connect them with someone who can help them?” Don’t make the mistake of going through life ingrown. Instead, be a dream releaser. Use your talent, your influence and your experience, not just to accomplish your goals, but to help release a dream in someone else. Remember, there is nothing more rewarding than to lay down at night knowing that you helped someone else become better. You not only fulfilled your purpose for that day, you did your best. It may have just been a two-minute phone call where you encouraged someone; but when you live as a dream releaser, you’ll see your own dreams come alive as well. Are you helping others shine their light?
June 21, 2013
What if you had just one play in you, one opportunity? What would it be?
We are not guaranteed tomorrow, not even the rest of today. With that in mind, if you had one more play left in you, one more opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life; what would you do? What is it that is still inside of you that needs to be shared with the world? What can you do to make a difference in a person’s life? There are people that need you, need your gift, your talent. Don’t put off another day what you were created to do. There is a passion, a burning inside of you right now. There has been something already run through your mind. Go out and do that one thing. For you make only have one more play left. Make the best out of the years, days, minutes that you are here. Today is your day! What is your one play going to be?