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...