November 9, 2017
Have you ever considered the power of the statement, “I am”?
What follows these two simple words will determine what kind of life you live. ” I am strong. I am healthy.” Or, “I am slow. I am unattractive. I am stupid.” The “I am’s” that are coming out of your mouth will bring either success or failure. All through the day the power of “I am” is at work in our minds. Many times we use the power of “I am” against us. We don’t realize how it’s affecting our future. Here’s the principle. What follows the “I am” will always come looking for you. The good news is that you get to choose what follows the “I am.” When you go through the day saying, “I am unstoppable,” you become unstoppable. “I am talented.” Talent comes looking for you. You may not feel up to par but when you say, “I am healthy,” health starts heading your way. “I am strong.” Strength starts tracking you down. You’re inviting that into your life. Get up in the morning and invite good things into your life. Declare “I am relentless. I am strong. I am talented. I am disciplined. I am focused. I am a Champion.” And always make sure the truth follows “I am”! What is your I AM today?
April 12, 2013
Every word you speak matters. Something you say may seem insignificant to you, but to someone else those words can be life changing.
When you use your words to lift someone’s spirit and speak words of vision and life over them, you are depositing seeds that will last throughout eternity. It’s especially important to speak vision into our children. As a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher or friend, the children in your life need to hear on a regular basis that they can do something great with their lives. As parents, our words carry incredible weight. That’s why you should never put a child down. Don’t ever say, “You’re slow, clumsy or dumb. Why can’t you make good grades like your sister? Why can’t you hit the baseball like your cousin?” Those words are seeds. They can take root and affect that child many years later. Too many people have been crippled by low expectations. But today, all of that can change. Today, you can start to speak vision over yourself and over the people in your life. Today, you can call out the seeds of greatness in others and stir up the gift of God inside. Today, speak life, speak hope and speak vision. What you are speaking today?
August 17, 2012
Have you thought about the people in your life who need your blessing? They need your approval.
They need to hear you say, “I’m proud of you. You’re going to do great things.” That’s speaking the blessing. That’s releasing favor into their future. When you say to the people you love, “I’m so glad you’re in my life. You mean the world to me,” you just gave them the blessing. When you tell one of your employees, coworkers or a student, “You amaze me with your ability. You have such a bright future,” those are not just nice compliments. When you speak the blessing, you’re releasing God’s wisdom, protection, favor and abundance into their future. You can literally help shape their destiny. One word of encouragement, one word of approval can be what helps them to really step up to who God created them to be. Choose to speak the blessing. Sow good seeds into the lives of the people you love. Remember, what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. As you sow the blessing, you’ll reap the blessing and experience His victory and favor all the days of your life! Is there someone in your life today you need to speak the blessing into their life?
June 4, 2012
We continue birthday week at the Wimberly house. Today is my awesome wife Melissa’s birthday. Let the celebration never end.
I have learned a lot from our daughter, Gloria, but I have also learned much from my wonderful wife. She has told me and then demonstrated to me unconditional love. She has modeled forgiveness so many times. She has faithful and loyal when it was not easy. She has been the role model for being a wife and mom. She has believed in me when I didn’t believe I could finish. She has stood by, with, behind and in front of me at the times I needed her the most. She has been selfless when I was being selfish. No, she is not perfect and she will be the first to tell you, but she is a woman of excellence. I love that about her. She does her best in all she does. She is a friend to many, especially those that are friendless. She treats people with respect no matter who they are. I am learning basic life lessons from her, how to be a people person and how to love others. Thank you Melissa and Happy Birthday.
December 11, 2011
The “silent times” are never fun, but just wait, your “suddenly time” is coming. Don’t hate the time in the wilderness, but grow and mature.
When you are going through a time in your life when it seems like no one sees you, no recognizes you, you feel like you are alone and no one cares; know that it will soon be over. We all go through the “silent times” during our life, but don’t give up. Your day is right around the corner. Know that very soon you will have a breakthrough “suddenly” time. Take this time to build your character and integrity. Work on the things that will enable you to be the person you were created to be. Don’t focus on the negativity of this time, but know that it is a time of growing and building. There is a positive side to the “silent times.” Your breakout day is close!
December 10, 2011
I want to declare words of blessing over you. I want to call forth your seeds of greatness. Someone may have told you what you can’t become, but I’m here to tell you what you can become.
You are a person of destiny. You are equipped. You are talented. You are creative. You were designed for a purpose. You are loved, chosen and accepted by God. There is nothing you can do to make Him love you more and nothing you can do to make Him love you less. His grace is sufficient for you. His angels have charge over you. You are blessed coming in and blessed going out. You have uncommon wisdom. You have uncommon joy. You have uncommon peace. He is your vindicator, and He will fight for you!
December 9, 2011
God knew you before you were even born! He saw you and said, “I have a purpose for this life. I have good plans for them!” Then He breathed His life into you and sent you through your mother and father. They may have had issues, but that doesn’t have to stop you from becoming all that God intended you to be. You have been handpicked by God to be here at this time in history!
Sometimes we hear parents say, “We weren’t expecting this child. They were a surprise. They were an accident.” No, that child may have been a surprise to you, but they weren’t a surprise to God. No child can be born without God breathing His life into them. You may think, “Well, I was unwanted. I was an unplanned pregnancy.” No, you wouldn’t be here if God didn’t give life to your seed.
In God’s eyes, there is no such thing as being illegitimate. Remember, He knew you before you were ever born! Find confidence in His love knowing that you are a person of destiny, and you are part of His mighty plan!
December 2, 2011
With so many people in the world telling us we can’t succeed, we need to hear people telling us we can. Too often we think it’s our role to inject a dose of “reality” into someone’s life. We think it’s our job to protect people from the pain of failure and defeat. We think we must point out how bad the economy is and how horrible the job market is and how the sky is falling. We think that dreams were meant for others.
I say there are enough pessimists and “realists” in the world. The world doesn’t need more negativity and impossible thinkers. The world needs more optimists, encouragers, and inspirers. The world needs more people to speak into the hearts of others and say “I believe in you.” “Follow your passion and live your purpose.” “If you have the desire then you also have the power to make it happen.” “Keep working hard.” “You’re improving and getting better. Keep it up.” “The economy is tough but you can still grow your business.” “The job market is not great but I believe you’ll find the right job for you.” “We’ve hit a lot of obstacles but we’ll get the project finished.” “Even if you fail it will lead to something even better.” “You’re learning and growing.” I encourage you today to encourage someone during your day.
November 17, 2011
Do you need some freshness in your life today? You may simply need to stir up what God has placed on the inside of you. Stir up those gifts, stir up those dreams, stir up those talents inside. Start stretching yourself. You were created to be a dreamer and pursue the desires God has placed in your heart.
If you don’t have a dream or vision for your life, you’re not really going to reach your fullest potential. Maybe at one time you had a dream, but you went through some disappointments or setbacks. Things didn’t turn out the way you planned. But here’s a key: when one dream dies, dream another dream. Just because it didn’t work out the way you had it planned doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have another plan. You cannot allow one disappointment or even a series of disappointments to convince you that your dream is over. It’s time to dig in your heels and hold on to the promises in your heart. Stir up those God-given dreams today and watch Him pour out His favor and blessing upon you and fulfill every desire in your heart!
November 4, 2011
Just like we pack our bags for a trip, making sure to leave nothing out, God has packed our bags for our destiny. He has left nothing out.
God has anointed you and equipped you with everything you need to fulfill your destiny. You have the right gifts, the right talents, the right personality. Everything about you is right. He has anointed you to fulfill your destiny. That means because of his strength and power in your life, you can do all things though Him and be successful in life. Sometimes there are gifts and talents inside of us that are not easily recognized. Maybe they don’t come as natural and easy as our other gifts. But, they are still on the inside in seed form placed by God. They may be in the form of a desire, a dream, or a hope for the future. Those seeds are developed by believing God has equipped us and anointed us. They are developed by stepping out and stretching. They are also developed through perseverance. When situations become tough, life tries to push you down, and people try to talk you out of your dreams, you have to push through in God’s strength knowing that you have what it takes. When you understand your value and worth and realize you were created by God, that you are lacking nothing, that’s when you will get a new perspective for your journey and God-given assignment. That’s when you’ll being to step out in faith and see God do amazing things in your life.