Believe in Yourself

Pssst! Have you heard the recent news that believing in yourself may boost your self-worth and value?

It is a fundamental rule to have the utmost trust in ourselves in order to accomplish our dreams.  Often times, agendas or past opportunities steer us from believing that we can do this or that.  Periodically, our actions can often abet self-doubt and low esteem.

In our ever-growing society, self-esteem is one of the major problem that affect us on a daily basis.  We may have the tendency to wake up some mornings with self doubt, “Am I going to make it?” or “Am I good enough?”  Undoubtedly we begin to go down this negative spiral of hopelessness which sometimes affect our confidence and personal life.

Believing in yourself does not come overnight but begins with a process.  In order for this process to work, it is often a good idea to recite positive affirmation each day by repeating it all day until you actually believe it! Seek scriptural advice through the Word of God daily. He will direct your path. 

Oscar Wilde once said, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance”  and rightly so!

Today, take the first steps to believing that you can do all things; when  you believe in yourself the world will see you as you see yourself; awesome!

First, make a feel-good list about the things that you deem as bad and secondly, make a note of the good things that you are good at.  Secondly, forgive yourself of past mistakes. Learn from them. Allow yourself to be the person God created you to be.

Receiving compliments from people can be good medicine for the soul.  By listing at least ten, both negative and positive, you can focus on the positive attributes.

Today, is the day that the Lord has made and YOU shall rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).

Treat today as a brand new day by believing in yourself and self-worth.

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God’s Divine Purpose

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Have you ever wonder what it would be like not having a purpose, having no hope?  No hope of fulfillment?

Some years ago, I have often wondered about it.  Questions would always fill my mind,

“Why am I here?” or “What was the purpose of me being here?” 

I remember, when I was not yet a Christian, I would often asked myself those questions. I did not feel as if there was any significant reason to be here; here today and gone tomorrow was my answer.  However, my life journey began to change my perspective on life and on the Creator.

It dawned on me, some years later, that I was actually here for a purpose and that God made it quite clear. He made us for His pleasure and He is worthy for our honour and praise.

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being” (Revelation 4:11)

Sometimes we feel discouraged and rejected by situations and circumstances that becomes our obstacle to move forward. The very obstacle that may come to rob us from the very blessing that God has promised us. 

Last month, I went for a routine checkup and my morning turned out pretty stressful. To cut a long story short, I was, by God’s intervention, began talking to the doctor about our  purpose and faith.  He began to say that many people with little faith are worried about the unknown when they leave this world.

When my time was up, the doctor said that he would begin to practise his faith daily now and after.   I knew at that point there was a purpose for me to be there that afternoon, even though the day had turned out stressful.  I left him knowing that he had a purpose to live, a purpose to know that nothing is done before the time.

Our identity in Christ gives us the understanding of purpose, and His purpose calls us in a unique way.  God’s divine purpose, His love and His favour is what propel us to move closer to Him.

Every struggles that comes our way, comes with a purpose! Purpose that steers or move us to greatness that succeed the plan of God.  His purpose is not defined by our past nor is He limited to our lack of knowledge.

Pay attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you will not have the need to compare yourself to anyone else (Galatians 6:4)

When life itself begin to take its toil on us or our back is against the wall, we should only look up!  By looking up it will remind us that we are not far from God and His right hand is holding us up in times of trouble.  

Guess what!  We all fall short of His glory sometimes, but the Good Shepherd will gently bring us, once again, back into line, because we are far from perfect.  But one thing for sure, everything that we may face will act as a test for us to challenge ourselves.

God in His infinite love knows exactly how much we can handle and He knows where, in terms of our destiny, where we need to grow in wisdom. So when we are tested we will, in the end, come out as pure gold if we  stay obedient (Job 23:10).

Another thing came to mind; a mobile phone. Imagine having a mobile still in its box; wrapper and all!   Not being used for the purpose intended;  just sitting in a box.  See, when we sum this up we can now look at this in a analytical sense.  If our purpose are not met and we are not going forward with God’s intention in mind, we will find ourselves stuck in the same box; wrapper and all.    

No growth or knowledge cannot be sustainable in a closed box.  Once out of the box the full purpose of what your life was meant to be used for, will now be open to be used for His glory.  

We have to also take God out of the box, in order to receive our blessings.  By taking God out of the box our purpose and our lack of knowledge will be strengthened according to His Word.

So, no matter what life throws at us today, we will, we shall, remain victorious and stand strong in Christ.  We serve a great God because He IS our strong Tower and many who run to it are saved.

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Fresh Oil: New Beginnings

imageNow the year 2016 is now underway, while we wait in anticipation. What will it bring? Will it bring gladness and  unspeakable joy full of glory or will it bring unhappiness and strife as the battle of excess baggage, piled on us year after year, becomes unbearable!! Oh, my back!

imageThis is the Year of Fresh Oil and New Beginnings that will be pour out abundantly over your life.  In order for this to happen we must:

“Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first and ALL things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

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Take Heart

The God of more than enough

(2 Kings 4)

Have you ever wondered when we take the limits off God we will see things happening in the supernatural. Things that will happen and could not have happen on our strength alone, we will be amazed by what He can truly do. 

His appointed time are never the same as our time, because He is a timeless God whose strength is not measured by our own.  He said in His Word (Bible) that He will supply our needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). So what more do we want that God cannot do?

His Word also said that we should ask and it shall be given; seek and you will find; knock and the door will open (Matthew 7:7).  Moreover, He feeds the birds of the air who do not sow and reap, neither do they store away anything, but God still feeds them (Matthew 6:26). So why do we worry about what we should eat or drink? 

Take heart!

God does not lie and His words does not come back to us void. He is the God of more than enough! When we trust Him at His word He will come through for us. No matter what the problem is He will keep His word, if it is in His will.

“Fear not, for I am with you; do not be afraid, I am your God, I will protect you and I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10).

Today, take God out of the box and see Him at His best. When we ask of Him we will see an overflow in our finances, our homes and our children.

Our overdraft will become an overflow in abundance because He is the God of more than enough.

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Abundance of Blessing

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I decree and declare that God will cause a downpouring of blessing to come down in your season; there shall be showers of blessings on you today.

His blessings rest on those who are faithful to Him. His blessings brings righteousness (Psalms 24:5).

It does not matter where you are in your circumstances; there will always be a portion of blessings available to you, if you trust Him.  He will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches (Phillipians 4:19).

We all have gone through the motion of life where we have felt we needed to ‘throw in the towel’ at times. But you only have to wait and be encouraged.

Your situation or circumstances that you are facing right now will not be always like that.  Your blessings is just around the corner; wait and receive it with a grateful heart.

At times when we are not feeling at our best, we find that we cannot wait for the blessing that God has promised us. Just when we are about to receive it, we “…lean on our own understanding“, and find we have missed our blessing.  If only we had only waited a little longer. We get so impatient of waiting, because God’s timing is not the same as our own.

We read in the Old Testament that the people of Israel missed out on the very promise that God had promised them; the Promised Land. Instead of them trusting God at His word, they grumbled and complained (Numbers 14:2).

In today’s society nothing has not changed from the days of old. We blame God for everything that is going on in the world.

Be encouraged: God will make a way when it seems to be no way.

“I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing” (Ezekiel 34:26).

We decree and declare we will dwell in the midst of infinite abundance because the God that we worship is the God of Abundance.  As we open our hearts to receive what He has promised, we will not be amaze by what He will do in His appointed time.

We will not be burdened by the thoughts of our past or future, and by our actions and our deep rapport with God; our abundance will be made manifest.

I pray that the person who is reading this blog, will receive His overflow of abundant blessing from this day forward. Not only will they be blessed in their finances, but they will be blessed at work and in their family. Showers of blessing will overflow as we receive it, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Tarry a little longer, no matter how long the road ahead seems, He will bring you through it if we wait.

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Why Worry?

Have you ever wondered how birds manage to just get on with it without worrying what they should eat?

…do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?  (Matthew 6:31 NIV).

When we put our faith into action we will see the works of God in a supernatural way.

Often times we worry about the slightest things, when all we can do is,  look up.  We  should lean on the assurance that God always look after His own, like a Shepherd who’s sheep has gone astray.

Take this opportunity and be thankful today…

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