January 8, 2014
In this day and age, people are considered to be important for so many different reasons—titles, position, possessions, where you go, what you drive.
God’s value system is very different from the value system of the world. God cherishes and values you so much today simply because He made you. You are the apple of His eye; the center of His world! If you’ve ever thought that God has too many other important things on His plate to be concerned with you and your life, know this today—you are God’s number one priority. There’s nothing you can do to be more important or less important to Him. He values you today and your value will never change. You are significant. Your life is significant. The things that concern you, concern God. He carefully watches over every detail of your life, and there is nothing too big or too small for His attention. Today, don’t be afraid to take your concerns and cares to the Father. He loves to hear you call upon Him. He is waiting to show Himself strong on your behalf. Do you realize how important you really are?
May 14, 2013
All over the world, there are people who are lonely, they’re hurting, they’ve been through disappointments; they’ve suffered heartache and pain.
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God has given us something to offer them. We have life-giving, refreshing water in us. With our words, we can bring healing. With our words, we can lift them out of depression. With our words, we can tell them, “You’re beautiful. You’re amazing. You’re talented. God has a bright future in front of you.” Those life-giving words will break the chains of depression. They will break the chains of low self-esteem. You can help set people free from the strongholds that are keeping them back. You may not know all that is happening, but God can take one compliment, one encouraging word, and use that to begin the healing process and set that person on a brand new course. And when you help break the chains off of others, any chains that you might have will be broken off, too! Today, choose to speak encouragement. Choose to speak life. Tell others what they can become, give compliments, and live life as a healer. Pour out that life-giving water with your words. What are you speaking to others 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?
April 5, 2013
Throughout life, people are constantly sticking labels on you, telling you what you can and cannot become.
You have to remove the negative labels that can keep you from your destiny. People may label you as not good enough, too slow, too old, too many mistakes or wrong nationality, but God labels you strong, talented, valuable, a history maker, well able, and more than good enough. As you remove the old labels–not believing or thinking about them anymore–the bondages that have held you back for years are going to be broken, and insecurity and inferiority are no longer going to have any effect on you. Today, begin to remove the old negative labels and replace them with the positive, correct labels. Don’t answer to the negative label name any longer, but answer to the truth, the correct and positive labels. What is your label saying?
December 5, 2012
A process is a concrete series of thoughts, words, images, prayer, you use to mentally and physically drive yourself back to your core, foundational picture.
Everyone has some form of a process operating in their life. The difference is the quality of the process, the foundational principles of their process and how well they work their process. If you have a negative, low self-esteem, self-degrading, failure based process then you will have a difficult time in your life. Nothing will ever seem to go right for you. You will always come out on the bad end of relationships, business deals, and life in general. However, if you have a positive, God-centered, faith based, hope filled, and unconditional love based process; then nothing nor no one will be able to stop you from reaching your destiny. Also, while you are reaching your destiny, you will be making a positive difference in the lives of others. Before 2013 arrives, do a process quality check. Are you where you had hoped you would be in your life at this point? If not, then your process may need tweaking. Make sure you are speaking truth filled words, your prayers are sound and your mental images of yourself are positive. Then work your process, it won’t do it by itself. Get ready for the greatest year of your life. Is your process what it should be?
July 29, 2012
Encourage someone every day. Everywhere we go, we should be depositing love and hope into people’s lives.
One of the best ways to share God’s love is by encouraging others and lifting them up. Look for opportunities to make others feel good about who they are. Write them a note, send a text or an e-mail. Let others know how you appreciate them. Our thoughts don’t bless others until we tell them. Love is not love until you give it away. That’s why we should be free with our compliments. If you’ll live outward–looking for those you can bless or make feel better–then those seeds you sow will always come back to you. As you help others rise higher, God will help you rise higher too. There is no better why to demonstrate God’s love than encourage other people. Is there anyone that you can encourage today? Are there people in your life that need to be loved?
July 28, 2012
There is no shame in failing at something, filing bankruptcy, losing again to that addiction. Not taking responsibility and being responsible is another story.
We are all going to face situations in life where things don’t go as planned. You may have failed at a marriage, lost a business, not made it through school. These things do happen, but it’s how we respond that determines whether or not we really failed. Take responsibility for your actions, your mistakes, your bad decisions. Then do what needs to be done to make things right. Sure, some people will focus on the what, but you focus on the why. When you focus on the why then the what will change. Failure is part of life, but it does not make you a failure. Don’t make excuses, just tell the truth and learn from it. There is nothing you can do about the past, but you can learn from it. Make the decision today to make peace with your past, take charge and keep moving toward your destiny. Is there an area in your life that you need to take responsibility for?
July 19, 2012
When you go about your day, are you looking for God’s favor? Do you expect His goodness to overflow?
Many people wake up and just believe to make it through the day, but God has so much more in store for you. What He has laid out for your future is more than you can imagine! What He’s got arranged for your family is more than you’ve ever even dreamed of. I believe that if you will take hold of this truth by faith, you will see supernatural doors begin to open. You’ll see promotion like you haven’t seen before! No matter where you are in life, no matter what’s happening around you, start looking for more of God’s favor. Don’t settle for where you are. Don’t settle for just barely getting by. Believe that God is good, and He wants to do more in and through you. Remember, what you seek, you will find. So go after Him first, and He will pour out His supernatural favor upon you!
July 16, 2012
Are you determined to forget the past? Can you remove the thoughts that hold you back?
I know many people don’t fully understand what that means. They wonder, “How can I forget something that’s happened to me?” One definition of the word forget is to disregard intentionally or to overlook. In other words, you have to choose to disregard your past so that it doesn’t hold you back. That means the good and the bad. Sometimes our past victories keep us from rising higher as much as our past failures can. If we don’t let go of the old, we’ll never be able to embrace the new. It doesn’t matter what’s happened in your past, it’s time to forget what lies behind and make the choice to look forward. Trust that God has a better future in store for you. Trust that He’s working behind the scenes on your behalf. Trust that He who promised is faithful — as you forget what lies behind and press forward, you’ll experience His power and blessing in a fresh, new way. Are there memories you need to let go of today? Does your past keep knocking you down?
July 10, 2012
Who told you that you aren’t good enough,not smart enough, not loved, not appreciated? Says who?
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Who told you that you don’t have what it takes to succeed? Who told you that the best grades you could make in school are C’s not A’s? Who told you that you are not attractive enough to have a personal relationship or talented enough to have a great career? Who told you that your marriage will never last? Who said you will never break that addiction, just learn to live with it? Who told you there was something wrong with you? Who said everything is your fault and no one will ever forgive you? They said; is the biggest lie ever told. Be very careful who you are listening to today. Your life does depend on it. The power of your life is in your words. When people are speaking negative, curse filled, demeaning words to you; get away from them. Get around those that build you up with the truth. Sure, you have weak areas and faults, but they don’t have to define you. Make the changes you need to make, no more excuses for the way you are. You have to speak words of life, truth, encouragement to yourself. There is so much power in words. If you can believe all the negative words, then you have the ability to believe the positive words. Get up from there, you are blessed and favor is with you right now. Begin speaking up lifting words to others. Is there someone you can speak to right now to build them up? Will you use your words today to be a life speaker to someone?