Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Peace in God's Love

My encouragement to you this week is to live in the peace of God's unconditional love. God understands you completely. He knows your faults, fears, failures. Despite that, God will NEVER withhold His blessings, grace, and love from you.

We all pray for the peace of God which surpasses our understanding to come down on us. Why does it surpass our understanding? A lot of times we are so wrapped up in our problems, we can't fathom peace coming into our situation. We have already decreed and declared our situation just way too much already. Sometimes we do this even after we allow God into our situation. Where is your faith?? In your problems or in His promises? Because our God has a peace for us. In the midst of our calamity, God surely has a peace for us. Sometimes we want to breakdown but accept God's will regardless. His peace can truly overwhelm you. His peace can truly put you in a place you may have never seen yourself. If we seek God, peace shall find us.

God understands completely as well. He knows what is in our minds. He knows what's in our hearts. He knows why we are what we are. He loves us so much despite all that. That doesn't mean He doesn't want you to push yourself to be better but God truly understands your situation. When a blessing comes in the midst of your calamity that made no sense, you know He understands. God loves you. He knows you needed that. Despite all of your faults, mistakes, character flaws, etc God still loves you so much and wants you to still dwell in His peace. God still wants you the best for you. God remains faithful to you. God won't disappoint you. We have disappointed God so much. In the way we treat each other, deny Him, forget His promises, weak character, etc. But God is still there!

God won't hold a blessing from you if you seek Him honestly. If you call to God with a full heart ready to receive, God will answer you. God will never forget you or say "forget you." “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” -Isaiah 49:1, 6, 15. Perhaps you have allowed the spirit of condemnation to rule in your life, not allowing God's forgiveness to have complete control. Then this message is for you. God's love is bigger than your faults and mistakes. He understands you! Take peace in God truly loves you with no limit. He loves you regardless. God will act on your behalf. He lets no sin against Him separate His grace and love from you. We serve that good of a God! Take peace in that! Take example from that! Let us to be blessings to other people...Be Blessed...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Get Out of God's Way...

My encouragement to you this week is to get out of God's way if you want change. God can't fulfill a promise to those who won't stand on His promise. Believe with your whole heart God can make a difference. Turn it over to God. He has YOUR solution!
Get out of God's way. Some of us don't even realize that we are in God's way but our unbelief is the problem. I said it above, if you can't believe in a promise for God please don't expect God to fulfill it for those who can't believe. Don't get me wrong, God performs MIRACLES at our lowest when we can't see a way out. That is by His grace. However, if you want the best of what God has to offer, then get out of the way with unbelief. We have tried and tried to fix ourselves and it hasn't worked. So we do the wrong thing and say, " God if I can't do it, nothing can be done." I am not saying we do this overtly but take a look at our actions. We get despondent, discouraged, angry, and a slew of other negative emotions. We profess the greatness of God. But can't live it when trouble comes. We become the barrier to God. We become the barrier to change we are waiting on that hasn't come yet. In the Bible it says James 1:6-8 "But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do." But this world constantly stirs us up. Makes us want to fix things our way- brings troubles that seem so huge and overwhelming- I feel like just standing by leaves me helpless. We want to do, and to act- and yet sometimes the most powerful act can simply be to lay all our cares and concerns at the feet of our Savior. Sometimes we get so busy doing- fixing- we forget to seek God first.  To come to Him for guidance and strength- to hear what He has to say. That is probably best thing that we can do to get out of God’s way. Just let Him take the lead!

Here are some things we can do to get out of God's way. We must learn to truly rely on God. We must learn to really want to see God at work. The most important part of getting out of God's way is trust God. Faith is more than positive thinking. Positive thinking will NOT produce faith. Faith is trust in God, and the only way to develop faith is to learn to know God. Since He is trustworthy, as we learn to know Him, we spontaneously learn to trust Him. Faith is trusting God when things don't turn out the way we expect. God rewards those who really seek Him. Trust will allow you to say, God "I can't but I know you can." Another aspect is staying in prayer.  it is important to focus.  If you loose focus, even for a millisecond, a flip can become very dangerous.  Walking in faith is equally demanding.  When you choose to follow Jesus, you have to discipline your mind, focus your thinking, feed your faith.  You have to keep your mind’s eye focused on where God called you to. Prayer helps with that immensely! Another thing to do is for each of us needs to develop a discerning spirit, rooted in a strong relationship with the Lord and the knowledge of right and wrong. We must also ask God to show us how to apply His truth to our lives so we can live in obedience to His Word. The truth of the matter is that the right thing to do is to let the Spirit move you. Move you out the way. Move you to submission. Move you to trust in God the way we are called to do. Next, we can accept God's correction. When someone hears of correction, he may wonder how such a subject can be a “blessing” as our title has it.  But if God has given us a great amount of instruction on how to correct others and much instruction on how to respond to the correction of others, we can know that God considers admonishment, reproof, rebuke, and correction to be vital to our life and work as Christians.  Others can be blessed through our correction of them and we can be greatly blessed in rightly responding to others’ correction of our own faults and failings. Correction hurts at times BUT it changes us. And we may need that to move out of God's way. We see that God is showing us where we are wrong and we must recognize God's voice. The most problematic part of hearing God is the fact that it takes time to learn to distinguish God's voice -- and it takes a humble heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13 says, "Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." We can't make demands on Almighty God. We can't shake our fist at the sky and say, 'all right God, let me hear you.' But we can ask, seek, and knock, and the Bible promises that God will open the door. God will expose Himself to those who humbly search for Him. Lastly, KNOW GOD IS YOUR BEST FRIEND.  God wants to be YOUR best friend! No matter what qualities you look for in a friend, God is overflowing with all the qualities that make best friends the best!God listens – “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation” – Psalm 5:3.God is honest – “A faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time” – Titus 1:2. God is encouraging – “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” – Jeremiah 29:11. God enjoys spending time with us– “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” – 1 Timothy 2:3-4. God loves us even when we make mistakes – “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” – Romans 5:8. No better friend is he!
Turn it over to God! He has your solution. Whatever you are going through God has your answer. Every problem already has an answer. I know things can look dark and you might not can see your way out, but there is a way out. God had the answer before you had the problem and his answer will deal with the problem. For instance, a centurion came to Jesus for his servant he was seriously ill. He came to Jesus to heal his servant, but on the way there he said "Speak the word only and my servant shall be healed" Frank Broom says it so well," God says in Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge". Notice it's not the problem that destroys you, but your lack of knowledge of the answer. Notice "Lack of knowledge" so God already has a solution. Sometimes we can get so focused on the problem, but 2Corinthians says "While we look not at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal(temporary), but the things which are not seen are eternal". So your problem can change. Notice in each instance they were full of the answer and not the problem. You may not know the answer, but ask God to show you the answer and He will guide you into all truth by his spirit (John 16:13) or by his word which is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path (Psalm 119:105). For He is your shepherd(not just your shepherd, but the good shepherd that laid down his life for his sheep). So be encouraged your path out is already made you just have to find it and walk it...Be Blessed...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Let God Make You Whole

My encouragement to you this stop looking for everything else but God to fill the voids in your life. Your peace comes from His grace and His love. Depend on God to make you whole. This decision is LIFE CHANGING with no regrets!

1 Peter 5:10 HCSB

Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory  in Christ Jesus, will personally  restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.

Our God is full of grace. Our God is so full of love. Our God is full of all the things that we need to make us happy. He is full of all the things we need to he successful. Alas, we still look for all of our needs to be filled elsewhere. We look for a new activity, a new person, a new job, new clothes, a new habit, etc to fill the voids of our life. Half of the time, we can't even communicate effectively how these things are going to fulfill us. People look for a new activity to fill their time in their time of trouble rather than focus that time on fixing the real issue. We may struggle with our self-esteem but feel buying things will make us feel better about ourselves. We are looking for direction in our professional lives and want God to move us into a new job just to remain unfulfilled. We try to convince ourselves this is what God wants us to do. Or we look for people to fill the voids of our unhappiness. If you're unhappy alone, can you provide happiness to another person? You have no peace but look to find peace in someone who may have their own problems. How wise it that?

Saints, the Bible says it in 1 Peter 5:10, our God who is full of grace will restore and establish us! How awesome is that? Our peace and happiness is only found in God. There is no debate and no discussion. Think about when you have prayed and prayed for God to make a change in your life that happens? Doesn't it feel like a burden has just been removed? I know when that happens for me I can't stop smiling. I can't stop praising. I feel at so much peace. Man can't do that for me. Because man will fail you. But our God never fails. He will never let us down. He is our source of peace.

God wants you WHOLE, complete, nothing missing nothing broken! Physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, financially, etc. The Bible talks about wholeness as something that starts in the center of our being and organizes our lives rightly from the inside out. It works through our basic relatedness to self, to life, to others, and to God. It begins with coming into a right relationship with God. You must depend on God. Lean on The Bible. Trust in His promises. Cast your cares on God. You may have heard this a million times, but are you even doing that?!?!  Know that God wants you to be a whole person. If you can get physical health, do it. But if you can't, remember that God can make you a whole person in spite of a physical illness. An amputee has to discover that he or she can be a whole person without the limb that has been lost. A divorcee must discover that he or she can be a whole person without the former partner. An unemployed person must discover that he or she can be a whole person even though unemployed. God wants you to be a whole person and God is working to help you become one. Work with God. Depend on Him in a way you know you  should! We ALL can do better!

You will never regret this decision. Never ever! It will change your life. Think if you depended on God just to lead your as much as you do to take care of your mess, would you regret that? Think of the feeling you get when He acts on your behalf. It is such a rewarding feeling. You deserve NOTHING but God wants to give and be your everything. Are we so foolish to deny Him that? Are we so foolish to deny ourselves that? Let us really change our lives. We really want to see God, then let God fill our voids. We want to feel God at all times, invite Him at all times. Life won't be perfect. Life won't always be happy. But you know that He is there and He will restore you again. He will establish you again. He will strengthen you again...Be Blessed...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Change your Thoughts to Change your World

My encouragement to you this week is if you ever want to change where you're going, start by changing the way you think. Don't become a prisoner of fear, doubt, and discouragement. Have faith. Believe the best is coming to you. Believe God will send provisions to your vision!

It's time to reprogram yourself. Many of us need to be reprogrammed. Myself, I can say that. God has been extremely good to me. He has opened doors for me that I can't believe have been opened. He has made provisions for me I can't even explain sometimes. God is so good to me. But I haven't been so good to myself. I was talking to someone recently that I can feel like my own detriment to my peace and my happiness. Decisions I have made exercise barely a remnant of wisdom and good judgment at times. That really gets to me. It has been a sore spot for me for a long time. But that can't remain an excuse. If I want to change, I have to change the way I think. I need to be reprogrammed.

I became a prisoner of fear, doubt and discouragement, in some ways I still am.I have done some things that I am not proud of. Made decisions I can say cut me deep and cut others deeper. There are times we will need serious changes in the way we think to shape our world the way we want it to be shaped. Don't be a prisoner to your fears because you want to hold on to something. Don't be afraid of doubt because you may not get what you want in return. Do not be afraid of discouragement because that is a big part of life. All three of these things hurt us so much but we can't be bound by them. You have to change the way you think now before you continue to sabotage your life.

God will be there. If you need to be reprogrammed, get in the Word and really trust in the Word. I always tell my Sunday school kids the.right things are ALWAYS the hardest things to do but God will be there the whole way. Therefore, you have the right to expect the best for your life. If you are willing to do His will and live a life He loves, expect the best. God only gives the best so feel free to expect the best.God will make the necessary provisions to help you achieve your vision. If you have visions of good health, peace, etc..give it over to God. Give it all to Him and let Him make the impact you are looking for in your life. But that starts with you changing your mindset. Changing how you approach things in your life...Be Blessed...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

God knows, God cares...

My encouragement to you this week is God cares about your situation. Even when it seems like nothing is coming your way, God always knows how to miraculously provide. Things change when you invest in God. Invest your whole trust in Him to care about you. God never comes up short!
Many of us have wondered or currently are wondering where is God? God why have you forgotten about me? God why won't you listen to me? What did I do to you to deserve what I'm getting? All type of thoughts in your head. We essentially believe that God has stopped caring about us. Friends and Saints, God has not forgotten you for one minute despite whatever you are going through currently or have been through.
For those of us who have come out the storm, you know if it wasn't for God you probably would have given up a long time ago. You would have been given over to your depression, your circumstance, the prison of your mind, etc. But God had no plans for you to be taken over. He stuck with you. He provided for you. He made a way out of no way for you. Everything  looked bleak. It was one disappointment after another but in the end, you walked away a winner. Sometimes it may seem there is no way out. You have no clue how to fix this. You are all alone. Stop! If you read the Bible, God clearly says Isaiah 41:17 HCSB The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I, the Lord , will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. He won't let us down. He won't forget us. God cares.
Things change when you invest in God. God can send a lot of help to you if you reach out to God. It can come in the form of resources, a friend, family, counsel, a church home, etc. But pouring into God and into the Word is very important. You have to invest in God. If you believe in God, you can't take God in doses. He does this for me but can't or won't do this other thing for me. He won't let me life turn around but He did this for me. No! Have real expectations of God and you treat Him like you do. Because God has real expectations of us and expects us to get it done. He is all-powerful. He steps in on time. You must invest in His saving power. That comes through you actions. You can profess it but what do the actions say? Do they speak to a Christian? Do they say I believe in God thoroughly? Take that all into perspective. Keep all that in mind. Are you trying to be helped by doing your part? Or are you waiting for God to be a genie? No. We have to work for it through investment of a relationship with God. We have to do our parts in our redemption.
God will not come up short. He does exceedingly and abundantly beyond anything we can ask of Him. He has promises that He won't break. Will never break. Trust in those promises. Please trust in those promises. Seek God to show up in your life and ask Him what to do. Seeking God is so key. Jeremiah 29:13 HCSB, You will seek Me  and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. With your whole heart. Not begging God but actually looking for God. God will show up and God will have a solution to your problems. He will change it around. Invest in God...Be Blessed...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

God's Image of You

My encouragement to you this week is to build yourself to beeverything you would like God to see. Build yourself to be obedient, trusting, faithful, a servant, and anything else that matters to you annd pleases God. Pray to reach your mark. Give God a servant to take joy in.

Do you ever take the time to think how God may view you? What does God see when He looks at the life you are living at this time? Does He see someone who is standing on His promises? Does He someone who is living in accordance to the precepts set for to us in the Bible? Does God see a person whom He would be pleased with? Or does He someone who has let go of His promises? Someone who is losing faith in His ability? Someone who doesn't want to obey?

I pray none of the latter applies to you. I know sometimes life can turn us around and really get us looking through a lens of hopelessness. We get so discouraged by life we stop obeying the commands set out to us by the Lord.We all will have times in our lives when we get discouraged, depressed and upset with ourselves. We will feel like we’ve let our families, ourselves and God down. But, God is a redeemer. He is waiting on us to admit where we are not strong so he can come in and fill that void and strengthen us through his word and his love. I have been there before. I let alcohol be my God. And it's sad when I think I about it. I do so much in the church. I do my best to promote the word of God and all that He stands for but behind closed doors I wasn't even standing on the very foundation I was promoting. I really had to evaluate is this the way I would want God to look at me if I were to meet Him soon? How can I really push the Word when I myself am not standing on it and all of its promises. I was very angry with life at that time. But that is no way to handle any problem. Like my favorite song in church says," Everything to God in prayer." I want God to see me as a child of His who won't quit on Him. I want to stand on all of His promises. I want to be obedient to the Word. I want to serve others with a clean heart. I want to be a doer and steward of the Word. I want God to take notice and be delighted with me. I want to handle my stress with the Word and the people He puts around me for my counsel.

I pray still to reach the mark because while I have made progress, I know that there is ways to go. I want God to be pleased when He looks down on me. So I have to actively press myself to do what pleases Him. I have to be trusting of Him. This means when hard times come, I have to fix my attitude of life. An attitude of despair in all parts of my life is not one He would be pleased with no matter how much He loves me. Why? Because that's not the spirit He put inside me. That spirit of any despair I grow in me is one I cultivated, not of God. I need to be obedient. I need God to know that I receive His word and I will follow because I know He loves me and that is a way for me to show that I love Him too. Another way is to be a servant. Jesus led a life of service to others no matter how hard He had it. He knew people were out for His life and He still pressed forward to be there for others. Sometimes when we hit hard times, we act like we can;t do a thing for others until we are OK. There is always a little thing you can do. Something as simple as a phone call to someone going through a hard time even though you are in your own mess. Can you sit self down? Think of another. What if God told you to wait in line while He took care of someone else? You see God in many lives simultaneously.

So build yourself up Saints. We are all children of God. We are to be an example of who watches over our growth. I pray everyday we think about being seen through a lens of God as we take on the day...Be Blessed...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Position yourself with God

My encouragement to you this week is position yourself with God so He can position you in places of His grace. God will soothe your doubts and elevate you when you stand firm with Him. Be obedient and persevere in prayer. God's provisions are always exactly what you need.

Have you positioned yourself with the Lord? Are you standing firm with God? Many of us will say yes we have positioned ourselves with God. Amen!!But have we actually? Let's think about it in terms of war because that's what you may be going through in some way now. There is a General and there are soldiers. We are the soldiers of course. The General sends the troops into battle. The troops know there is a chance for victory or a chance for defeat but no matter what, they trust this General to make the right call to win the war. And sometimes it may look very bleak and all will be lost but do they give up on the General? No. They keep fighting til the end. Now when bleak times come, ask yourself do you stand with the General as faithfully?? Some of us can only say this when things are looking promising. But when it isn't, we wave our white flag on the General and the battle. When you position yourself with God, our General, we see it through the whole way. The difference between God and an earthly General, God will always remain undefeated.

Like a good General, when things aren't looking their best, they will push you and try to soothe your doubts. They will continue to reassure you that something good is going to happen if you stay the course. When you position yourself with God, that's not a wish, it's a promise. Things will actually be OK. The turning point is approaching. Stay the course. God will elevate you to victory. He will place you in places you never dreamed. He will heal your situations and make you better than what you even expected. We all say, " With God all is possible" but do we live the life that represents an unrelenting faith in that statement? When it's hard, do we turn our back on the greatest strategist in history? If you have seen God in victory, then you know He can and will secure another victory when He is in charge.

Be obedient and listen to the General when He speaks. God is telling you don't fear. Listen to Him. God says cast your cares on Him. Listen to Him. God says He will provide. Trust Him. Go to your battles in prayer and persevere in prayer. There is nothing prayer can't change. Perseverance in prayer is a key means of overcoming obstacles. Don’t stop praying about something just because it hasn’t been answered yet. Keep pressing on. This is exactly what Jesus commands us to do in Luke 18:1. He says "Pray and don't lose heart.." God will supply you with all you need to win this battle. But that only comes from a firm positioning with God...Be Blessed...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Trust God with no Delay!!

My encouragement to you this week is don't be afraid to trust God completely. If you believe in the power of God & His ability to change, believe TODAY with no doubt or delay! Nothing is impossible with God! God can & will keep a promise. Believe God won't fail.

Saints, the message is loud and clear. Don't be afraid to give God the whole issue because you are afraid. There is nothing to fear. All of our help will come from God. All our hope should and will come from the Lord. In Hebrews 6:19 it says, "We have this [hope] as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain." Our hope is the Lord. Our hope is the freedom to trust God.

We cannot be afraid to trust in God! We are so afraid to trust in God because we have our doubts that what WE want will not happen. WE want a blessing our way. WE want God to show up the way WE want it. Instead of just wanting to see God show up and bless us, it has to come in our fashion. That can lead us to much doubt. A lot of doubt whether we should trust God. Stop it. Stop delaying. We have a responsibility to trust God. We are free to trust. If we lay our issue at His feet, He will make a way out of no way. It may not come on our schedule and how we want it, but if we look for God, we will see God. He may not give us what we want, but it doesn't mean we won't get what we need. Jehovah is a Provider and HE WILL provide for you!

Nothing is impossible for God. God knows no failure. Luke 1:37, "For NOTHING is impossible with God." You may not have the answer, God does. You may not know which way to go, God will show. You may feel too weak, God is always strong! Lay it at His feet and trust Him to get you where you want to go. Tell God the desires of your heart and ask Him for a victory. You can't ask God for anything unless you see where you want to be first. Envision what your victory looks like, and ask God to get you there according to His will and His way. The road may not be easy but Jehovah will provide. If you believe in His power to change, then let Him turn it around in your favor. He's going to do something to blow your mind. But you must trust in the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understandinh: think about Him in ALL your ways and HE WILL make your paths straight." This is a promise of God told through David. Heed the words. Please Saints, don't be afraid. You were not given a spirit of fear. God will not fail...Be Blessed...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013. New Year, New You. Refresh Yourself

My encouragement to you going into the new year is to refresh your soul, mind, heart, and passion. Be determined to leave your 2012 in 2012. Make 2013 a special year for you through prayer, action, and sacrifice. Reflect on God's faithfulness in 2012 and trust in it in 2013. Make way for God's favor!!

It's 2013 people! It's a new year to refresh ourselves and start anew! It is time to start anew! It is time to refresh ourselves for a new year of opportunity. And this year has to be a new year of opportunity for all of us. It is time to refresh our souls, our minds, our hearts, and our passions. It is time to get back to the drawing boards on all of these things.

Many of us lost a lot on encouragement last year. Many of us lost our passion last year because of a lot of our circumstances. We let so many things from 2012 tell us that we are doomed, this year isn't our year, we aren't capable. Well Friends, 2012 is over! The tear is no more. It is time to work on some real change in your life. It is time to get back to being a success. One thing I want you to remember this year as it start off is; THERE IS NO FAILURE IN GOD! Again, THERE IS NO FAILURE IN GOD!. Some of us may not want to admit it, but we gave up on God last year when our hard times came. We say that we trust Him, but our faith was no where to be found when our hard times pressed on us. 

Make 2013 a special year for you. Be Specific About Your Future.I can't any more specific than this line. Be very clear how you want your 2013 to be different for you. Figure out why you want it to be different. If you can answer what you want to be different and why do you want it to be different, I guarantee that you will figure out how to make it happen. Prayer will get you there. You may not know immediately how to make it different from 2012 but I guarantee through prayer God will show you the way if you trust Him. When we work, we work, when we pray God works! Prayer always works. Sacrifice those bad habits you picked up in 2012 and let God replace it with His goodness. Sacrifice for those dreams you have. Sacrifice for your peace. It may be letting go of the anger, others, your routine, etc. Do something different. You know the alternative.

Leave 2012 in 2012! Don't come in this new year doing the exact same thing that left you down and out in 2012. You have to look forward to a newer beginning and open your heart for God to do something special. Reflect on God's faithfulness and miracles He made for you in 2012. Even if you don't feel 2012 was a great year for you, it doesn't mean God wasn't good to you. God will always remain committed to you . Think about things that God did do for you and treasure those miracles. Treasure His faithfulness from 2011 if you have to. No matter what, God is good. God is faithful. God is wonderful. Treasure these FACTS and fuel yourself with these facts going into the New Year. Trust in His goodness. I guarantee you, this doesn't mean life will be easy. Again, THIS DOESN'T MEAN LIFE WILL BE EASY. But the battle you go into, you won't be a lone and as I reiterated earlier: THERE IS NO FAILURE IN GOD. Make this 2013 special. Even if you have met a few challenges as we are three days in, don't be discouraged. Put on a good and expectant attitude that the Lord will guide you EXACTLY where you need to be! The Lord will not fail you. Don't fail yourself by not making the changes you need to make in 2013...Be Blessed...