There are many instances where we want to do great things with our life,
but we listen to the pessimistic voice in our head telling us why something
can't be done and instead of pushing those thoughts aside and being
determined, we give in to them and quit even before we have begun. What
we must remember is that we can be overcomers in life no matter how strong
the urge is to want to give up and not believe in ourselves. When we gird
ourselves up as the Bible says and dig our heels in with unmoved
determination, it is then that positive results will come our way. We
cannot allow our negative or pessimistic point of view to keep us stagnant
in life. We are meant for greatness. The Lord didn't create us to barely
get by or only enjoy life a little bit. He created us with big plans in
mind and as proof, He gave us dominion over all that He has created.
(1 Peter 1:13-19) (Genesis 1:26-28)
The Lord wishes for us to stand in our authority and has already given us
the required tools to be successful, but it is up to us to take hold of
that authority and move towards victory in confidence. There is nothing
new that God needs to do. All that's required has already been fulfilled.
It is now simply up to us to believe God to be successful and victorious in
every area that we are now lacking. Be encouraged to break the strongholds
over your life and believe in yourself again just as God believes in you.
He sees you as a Victor and not a victim. The question is, How do you see
yourself? (Luke 9:1) (Luke 10:19) (Jeremiah 1:4-9) (Revelation 12:10-11)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to go forth in life
dreaming a bigger dream than you've ever dreamed before and then believe
that it is within you to take hold of that dream.
We humans experience two kinds of limitations: physical and mental.
I had a remarkable conversation with a woman about physical limitations.
Nancy was a sufferer of M.S. She could no longer walk and spent her waking
hours in a wheelchair.
“I'm not 'confined' to a wheelchair,” she insisted one day. “It doesn't
confine me. It sets me free.”
She asked me, “Do you want to know my reason for living?”
“What is it?” I wondered.
“To liberate people. To set them free. Before I got my wheelchair,” she
explained, “I had trouble getting around. Now I can go places! However I
can free people, I want to do it.”
“People speak of being 'shut in,'” she continued. “People who are confined
to a room or a house or a bed are not 'shut in.' They're 'shut out' - shut
out of activities and shut out of people's lives. So my mission is to
liberate people, to set them free, however I can.”
Because of her disease, Nancy now helps people find ways of gaining more
physical freedom. But we humans suffer from other kinds of limitations,
too. We need liberation from enslaving beliefs and attitudes.
“Almost everybody walks around with a vast burden of imaginary limitations
inside his head,” says J. H. Brennan. “While the burden remains, personal
success is as difficult to achieve as the conquest of Everest with a sack
of rocks tied to your back.”
What burden of limiting beliefs and attitudes are you walking around with?
Do you ever say, “I can't do that” or “I can't change this or that?” Do
you ever think that you'll never be able to pursue your passion or achieve
a cherished dream? Do you believe that other people can experience the
good things of life, or simply be happy, but not you? These patterns of
thinking are as much of a burden as a sack of rocks tied to your back.
Listen to these words from Darwin P. Kingsley: “You have powers you never
dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no
limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.”
Okay, certain limitations are a part of life. You may be more able to see
those that are physical. After all, “stinkin' thinkin'” can be easily
hidden. But, as Kingsley says, when you get rid of limiting attitudes and
beliefs, those rocks tied to your back, you'll discover powers you never
dreamed of. You'll do things you never thought you could do! And you'll be
Besides an unhealthy mental outlook, what have you got to lose?
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 8:31-32 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us,
who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him
up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart.”
Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but
this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching
forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: HARD TIMES
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Today's Selected Testimony: HE HAS A PURPOSE FOR US
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry