When creating a world of creativity and success it’s important we remember the value in resting. When you rest you allow your thoughts and body to reenergize. There is a scripture in Psalms 46:10 that says be still and know that I am God. Working all the time weighs on your heart and mind especially if you are doing work that is primarily a service for other people in the community. I wanted to remind someone today that it is OK to rest. Take an hour, half a day, 30 mins to quiet your body and thoughts and tune into a refreshing peace.
This year has been one of transitions, one thing I have learned is to have the stubbornness of a mule when it comes to the things of God. I call it my “God-given backbone.”
Sometimes we feel as Christians that it is our responsivity to be meek and passive when God is calling for us to stand up and be bold; Acknowledge Him in all we do with the utmost confidence and courage. The time has passed for the passive Christian, get to know God so that you can stand on His shoulders and live the victorious life you were destined for. Say YES when you mean YES, and say No when you mean NO! we are accountable to God, and if you are listening to the direction of God then, in the end, it …. will… be… OK! So, take a deep breath and choose strength, courage, and truth today. Work out that Back Bone. Selah.
Today was rough, this season has been difficult, and this year is coming to a close. But… You have made it. In our walk with God we are not promised a stress free life, instead we are given a gift of peace, long suffering , love, self control, and much more. What does that have to do with the struggles in life? Well, the gifts are our line of defense against the struggles that want to bring us down. God doesn’t abandon us during rough times, instead He offers the ability to overcome and even flurish. Pinpoint what gift you need in this time of pain from Galatians 5:22 , pray and ask God to show you your life vest.
When I was in the military, we had to get up in the morning and do what’s called “PT” which is physical training. Every day whether you wanted to or not you are required to push your body to the limit doing long runs, pushups, sit ups and much more. Why? Because there was coming a day where you will be tested, and the test controls your progression or digression in the level of work and pay.
Much like the military you and I have tests coming up in our lives. In this season we have an opportunity to do “PT” meaning reading books, taking classes, cutting television consumption, praying, worshiping, working out mind and spirit… but are you choosing to sit the exercise out?
Your next success is failing because you can not see past today’s effort. If you only realized the discipline it takes for you to get up and do what is required to succeed, then maybe you would stop skipping today’s PT. You see, over time when you choose not to work a muscle out it gets weaker and weaker until it takes twice the effort to get it functioning again. So before you take another nap, another bite, or watch another meaningless show think about your future. Choose today to work on the unseen and watch yourself trail over any obstacle that comes in the future because now pushing yourself is simply a habit.
Selah #SLiM Speak truth Live truth
In life, we come full of reasons why things are not going the way we would like them to; But what if you decided to accept the truth that God did not make a mistake when creating you? What if you decided today that God and His Kingdom full of peace, prosperity, and love is meant for you? The word of God is full of His promise and love. Accept His love and say…
I choose to say, “why not me.”
A blessing is coming, why wouldn’t I expect it to be mine?
Opening a business…. Why would it succeed?
In a relationship… why wouldn’t you be happy in it?
Today I encourage you to say why not me…. If you want it, Go after it!!!! God wants the best for you… and when you believe it, really believe it then your entire life will change for the better!
#SLiM speak truth live truth
Just because you can’t see in front of you doesn’t mean that God can’t. What God has for you no man, woman, job, finances, can take from you. The word of God says “greater is He that’s in you than that’s in the world.” Don’t give in when you can’t see God, and you think the world is surrounding you. Instead, my friend when darkness is all around you, that is the time to plug into the only light in the situation… which is God.
Selah- speak truth live truth