Living for God Is All That Matters
“All of us enjoy being well thought of, it is not possible to be liked by everyone all the time. In God’s economy, we usually have to be willing to lose something we have in order to gain what we really want in life, and that means we have to stop comparing ourselves to other people’s standards and start living for God. Real friends will encourage you to make God number one in your life. ” – Joyce Meyer
Don’t take life without an understanding that our life is NOT our own, our life belongs to God and we should want to love to honor Him on a daily basis!
Don’t live your life trying to please others…. others are bound to let you down! But God will NOT let you down!
Getting Rid of Unrealistic Expectations
What a quick way to steal our joy…. thinking of something or feeling as if something greater or more will come to fruition…. but He is a God miracles, right? Why put ourselves into a false sense of reality and feel as though something is coming before it does without His blessing?
But we have to remember its HIS time and HIS plans for US!
“If only in a perfect little world, we all know that isn’t reality. In reality, only God is perfect and the rest of us are under construction. The devil knows what steals our peace and he sets us up to get upset when our unrealistic expectations fall apart. I have discovered that if I don’t let those things impress me, then they can’t depress me.” – Joyce Meyer
God can give you the power of strength! Don’t falter because life doesn’t go as we, your family or even just yourself may have planned! I have been there myself, pity party for one, please! Why go through that, depress yourself, distance yourself not only from ones that love you, but THE ONE true God that loves you and accepts you as you are 24/7!?
Don’t give up! Brush it off as best as you can and flow with the storm ⛈. There is a purpose and He will provide ALL the answers you need, in time!
A Life of Discipline Will Bring God’s Peace
There is so much that competes for out time and energy… and our concentration…. how much is too much….
One might wish for more time, or more ability to do this and that, but aren’t we the ones that determine our schedule (in a manner of speaking). We can make more time if we choose to do so.. we have to find what is more important to us! We need to be more disciplined!
“I had to discipline myself in order to simplify my life. Ask the Holy Spirit for help. He can guide you, showing you what commitments to make and which ones to turn down. Begin disciplining yourself today, and you can begin to enjoy the peaceful life that God has waiting for you.” – Joyce Meyer
Discipline today = fruits tomorrow!
1. KNOW that you are a direct reflection of Gods light to this world
2. LIVE in a way that attracts people to His light
3. SHARE His light always
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Learn to Trust God’s Plan for You
Is there a problem to being independent? Too independent? Feel like you simply can’t relay on anyone else or because you haven’t in a long while or maybe you rely too heavily on someone else and not on God. I think we have been there far too often … I speak for myself when I say I have been on both sides and have to conquer that daily to understand each and everyday of my life isn’t MY LIFE!
So what can we do? Who do we go to? Friend? Husband? Parent? Close… our one true Father in heaven! God! He will meet our every need! We don’t have to rely on ourself or anyone else so heavily or even understand everything that happened, just knwktnjng who has control of our life!
“Now trust won’t just magically happen. Trust grows as we take steps of faith and experience God’s faithfulness. You have to tell your doubt, your fear, your insecurity, or maybe even your fierce independence to make way for a life of trusting in God. When you do that, you won’t have to struggle so much to make your life work. So even when it doesn’t make sense, trust Him, and experience His freedom and rest.” – Joyce Meyer
Life isn’t always going to be easy or understandable! We listen! Pray! Lean on Him and know who holds your future day in and day out!
Experience a new beginning
“Choose to think according to God’s Word, not how you feel. Receive His love and experience a new beginning. Life will become so much sweeter if you live with an attitude that says “God is completely changing me from the inside out. He’s giving me a new beginning and there are greater things ahead.”” – Joyce Meyer
Short and sweet for today friends… accept Him and have faith…. everything will fall into place!
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Give him your ashes
Our mistakes are apart of our past, but they make US! We are Gods children, we are represented by Jesus, loved and accepted! We can ask fifty times for forgiveness and God will continue to do so because He loves us! Don’t fall trap into believing you have to be something greater, you just have to repent and believe in God and that Jesus died for us and for our sins and that He is in control of us and our life!
From dust we became and dust we will go….
“Isaiah 61:3 says He will give us “beauty instead of ashes,” but I find that many people want to hold on to their ashes, the cinders of the past, as reminders of their shortcomings and failures. I encourage you to let go of your ashes and reach for something new. God is full of mercy and long-suffering. His loving-kindness never fails or comes to an end. Jesus came to lift burdens, let them go, and believe He is greater than your mistakes. Give Him your ashes today.” -Joyce Meyer
Trust Him through the process
Do we trust God only for what we need or want or do we really trust Him for what is really going to put us beside Him and in his presence?
It’s a process… and trusting God is apart of what He wants from us!
“Trust Him enough to walk through situations with stability and with a good attitude on a consistent basis. He needed me to learn that He may not always rescue us when we want to get out of circumstances, but He is always with us as we walk through them. God does not always deliver us from everything when we think He should, but He is always with us. Today, instead of focusing on just the end result, realize that God is with you now. He is near to you, so trust Him to walk with you through the process.” – Joyce Meyer
Follow the little promptings
“God wants to bless the people in your life. I encourage you today to keep your heart sensitive to God’s voice. Follow the little promptings. He will speak to your heart and lead you in the way you should go.” -Joyce Meyer
When the spirit tells you a little whisper of something near and dear to someone else’s heart, that spirit will touch you in a way you’re going to understand… so if you feel a tinge of “want” to help, make sure Its the spirit….
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Move Past Regret and Make New Choices
Regrets makes it hard to move past and move forward… retreats can make you feel inferior to the world and make you feel less than and or that you’re not worthy!
“If you find yourself regretting some of the unwise choices you have made in the past, don’t be deceived into thinking it is too late to do anything about it. Just start doing what’s right and then stick with it. As you start making better choices, you will come to experience a life in which you enjoy God’s blessings every day.” – Joyce Meyer
Pray! Ask God for guidance and know that you’re covered and accepted, no matter what mistakes you have made!
Choose God’s Standards, Not the World’s
“We need to encourage one another to live by godly standards and resist the pull of the world. A well-known quote offers some good advice: ‘Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.’Make a decision to serve God wholly, putting Him first in everything you do.” – Joyce Meyer
What better way to just be respectful to ourselves and everyone around us than to be God honoring and following his word and his ways!? I can’t think of anything better than following along side God and being one of his teachers, encourages, leaders, and most of all, guarding our own temple!
I have a lot to learn, I can’t say I don’t….
Put God first and the world to the side… man can’t do for you what God can and has done for you!