Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Endure and Be Successful

My encouragement for you this week is to be OK with your struggles because they weren't meant to last. Life will always have problems. God made you able to endure. Keep praying and FAITHFULLY work at your problems. You will always be successful!

I know that sounds insane to be OK with your sruggles but it is a necessity if you want to move forward. By no means am I saying to get used to it but stop stressing yourself insane. No struggle was meant to last. Ever. Your struggles were never made to carry on and on. Life will be full of problems. After you conquer one feat, in due time a new problem, big or small, shall rear its ugly head. Do not let yourself be discouraged to keep going forward and trying. Be OK with the struggle and start working hard on the solution soon.

God made you able to endure. You've survived the worst of times. God is always on your side. God will never leave you. But God made you strong. God made you able. God hasn't given you a spirit of weakness. God hasn't given you a spirit of defeat. God has been winning victories for you even before this problem or these problems surfaced. God made you strong. God made you able to take on those problems to leading up to your current trials and tribulations. You can and WILL endure and keep driving yourself forward. You have to do it. There are times we feel we are trying with no end on sight and no direction. It takes great faith to understand our efforts have an end are guided if we keep going. Stand on the word of God in His promises!

Keep praying on it. Place your burdens at His feet and let God have His way. You may feel tired all the time but stop groaning and start praying and acting. Groaning will do nothing for you. I promise you that all it will do is slow you down from the productive things you need to be doing. D. L. Moody said this: "Whatever your burden is that caused you to search for strength, give it up to him now. Do not let another minute go by without completely surrendering your burdens to Him. God wants to be your strength. Surrender to Him in your weakness and let Him show Himself strong. Remember if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!" Don't go another minute with complaining and not giving it over to the One who can change it in our favor. This means FAITHFULLY working at your problem. Not, "I tried once or twice and nothing seems to work." NO. You are going to have to stick with a plan for solution. Stick with it and I know you will see success. Stick with God and you will never see defeat. You may lose a battle here and there but you will NEVER lose the war. Check God's resume in the Bible to those who remained faithful to Him if you don't believe me...Be Blessed...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Make the effort! Trust God to be a Success!

My encouragement to you this week is to put your goals into action. Nothing can be accomplished without sacrifice and effort. Trust God to make things happen and they surely will. Root your faith in God's promises for your prosperity. You can keep crying with no results. Or start trying waiting on the results.

Put some of those goals you have into action. The time is now to get to work on what you really want to happen for yourself. I have stressed this before to you all but this is something I feel can't be stressed enough because there are many of us who are still sitting in place. There are many of us who are sitting around waiting and waiting for some thing special to happen for us. We feel that one of these days something is going to turn it around in our favor. Let me tell you something. You will keep waiting forever if you are not making some type of effort for SOMETHING to happen. It is very, very,very, rare for things to happen without you doing anything. You know that! What you really want requires effort! It requires a try! It may require you failing initially until you get it right! It requires you to sacrifice to be successful. You can have most anything you want in life if you are willing to sacrifice what is necessary for it. Your time and effort are worth  the sacrifice to put your goals in action. Stop saying, "I want this"  or "I want that" but still doing the exact same thing which has proved unsuccessful! And if that is nothing, what do you expect? Put some action on that goal!

My next part of this to you is to trust God! Root some faith in God and His promises! I am telling you stand in the word of God! Jeremiah 29:11, it says, " I have plans for you. For your your welfare, not for disaster." Jeremiah 33:3 it says, " Call me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you don't know." Are we seeing in these two verses how God is saying that we can trust Him. He has no plans for our disaster, only what is best for us. Trust in God and He will take you places. He will take us places that to everyone else we have no business being. Get to know the word of God ad stop letting it go when hard times present themselves. If you do not stand i the word and promises of God when trials come, you will be taken over by your trials. Lets, look at the story of Daniel. Daniel was sentenced to death buy he world. Placed him in a Lion's den. Daniel stood on the promise of God in an almost impossible;e situation and look what He did for Daniel. Some of us may be thinking, well that was then and this is now. I'm not Daniel. You don't have to be Daniel! Be you. The same God Daniel turned to is the SAME God that you call today! The Lord always cares for us. the Lord always will be there for us. Stop sentencing yourself to death in your situation! Stop forgetting the Lord is near! Trust God to make things happen but He surely will do it for you!

Saints, it's OK to cry about what pains you. I promise you that it is OK to cry. Let it out. It's OK to feel. It is OK to be hurt. But saints, crying day after day with no action will keep you in those same tears. Crying with no action will only make it hurt worse as you see nothing is happening for you. I'm not trying to be harsh but this is true. I want you to understand this is a reality. therefore, I encourage you to start moving. I encourage you to trust God! Hold on to His promises! Get to work on what you want to see done. Please! If you work, you know you are going to get answer to what you have been working on. Initially, there may be push back. Stick with with it! God has not lied to you nor has He ever. Plans for your welfare, not for your disaster! Get to work! ...Be Blessed...