I was pointing out to my mother the other day how there are a few places in the Bible where suffering and endurance are mentioned before having the victory and I think it’s important to pay attention to that purposeful piece of scripture, because God wants us to know that suffering and struggle are inevitable, but if you keep hoping for a better tomorrow and hope with joy in your heart, then you will be perfect, established, strengthened and settled.
I used to work with an organization where I felt the leadership was not doing enough to guide and mentor the younger members of the organization, especially when it came to overcoming roadblocks. My co-worker and I would present a project proposal and we would often be told about why the project would not work, but I always believed that we should not doubt or completely throw away an idea because it appears to be impossible. I believed we should have been encouraged to find ways around the obstacles to
What is one thing in the world you would like to see improved? What can you do, to help make this improvement happen? Lao-Tzu has a quote that says: “The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step” and I would add that it also starts with at least one person. Whatever the challenge, it starts with you, it starts with your first step and it can start today.
There is so much more to us as individuals than meets the eye. Below our social or professional exterior, we have a mental and emotional capacity to create the lives we desire, overcome obstacles, endure struggles, transform negative situations into positive, love one another (even our enemies) and to rise above our suffering to be greater than it and conquer it.
Many don’t know this but at some point and time in your life, you’re going to face struggles and challenges. You can’t escape it and there’s no way around it. You can pray and be nice to others and give back and do all kinds of nice and wonderful things for yourself and everybody else until you’re blue in the face and you will still have rainy days, like everybody else. Thankfully, we’ve been given strength and patience to endure it and it’s all about the attitude you have towards
There was a time when I would let myself get worried over things that were either out of my control or already taken care of. It wasn’t until I began to let myself trust that God was going to take care of my needs, that a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. I knew that if there was something I needed like food or clothing or a roof over my head, God was going to make sure I had it and I knew He would do this because He
I can almost guarantee that if you get something you really want quickly and in abundance, you can lose it just as quickly and it will be hard on you. But when we receive joy in a ‘slow drip’ which shows through our blessings, it opens the door to more blessings over time. It’s only when we begin to appreciate the small and simple things in life that we begin to see how much love and abundance we have around us. Open your eyes and learn to accept the daily joys
Ask anybody who has achieved their goals in life and they’ll tell you that it wasn’t an easy road. I think too many of us face struggles and challenges on the way to achieving our dreams and we let it deter us and force us to walk away from the lives we desire and that’s because we walk into our dream with an expectation that everything will fall into our lap tomorrow, when the reality is that you have to work your butt off before you even begin to see
It’s not too late to start the world again. I believe it’s a very simple formula of practicing love, forgiveness, kindness, courtesy and giving to others. If we look outside of ourselves and develop true and genuine concern for our neighbors, not only will we find a way to help improve one life, but we also find a way to improve our own lives. You know that feeling you get when you help somebody or give back in some way? That’s the feeling you want to aim to have on
I have recently begun to learn what it is to cast all my fears, worries and doubts on the Lord. Not only can he bare my burdens better than me, but He is more than willing and able to do it. In fact, it is His pleasure and a great joy to Him when you finally do turn to Him for support and guidance. Turn to Him now for whatever you need. He is waiting for you.