Have you ever tried to talk to someone and for some reason or another they just didn’t get it? No matter how you tried to explain things or ‘break it down’ to their level it would not sink in. Then you decided to actually show them instead, thinking maybe if they see it they will finally understand and they do. What I am getting at here is that people are more likely to do something if you show them instead of tell them. There comes a time when your actions have to be about business so much so that you won’t have to ever say a word.
April 20, 2014 people all over the world celebrated something that embodies just that, Resurrection Sunday. Also known as Easter. We celebrated the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus walked among many people on this earth and told great stories and examples of how we are to live. In fact, the oracles of God are depicted throughout several books of the bible. And if His words weren’t powerful enough, He took it to the next step by putting those words into action by dying on the cross. When Jesus died on the cross every situation, every infirmity, every financial burden, every sickness, every disease or anything else you could possibly think of died with Him. Beautiful thing is however, is that’s not how His story ends. He died but three days later rose with ALL power.
Even more important is why He did it, simply put…because He loves you. He loves you so much that He knew simply telling you would not be enough. He had to show you by sacrificing himself. Can you say you’d be willing to do the same thing? I know I wouldn’t and I consider myself to be a pretty loving person.
In spite of what they have heard or even see for themselves, there are many people who rejected Jesus back then and still do today. If you are one of those people, I challenge you to make a decision today to take action and change. Change your perception and your mindset of the one who died to set you free. And who did so knowing that you would one day reject Him. Take action and decide to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Decide to live for Him, if for no other reason than because He died for you.
“But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7 NKJV
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The environment you are in can and will have a tremendous impact on the course of your life. If you are around people who make it a point to strive for success, nine times out of ten you will do the same. Likewise, if you are in an environment of failure and excuses odds are you’re bound to be trapped in the same net. You have the power however, to change this. Do not allow your environment to define you in any way, shape or form. Do not let what you think to be inadequacies or faults hold you back from seeking your full potential. Do not be a product of your environment, break the cycle. I speak this over your life right now and say YOU are an overcomer! What does it mean to overcome? To be victorious. To conquer. To defeat. To prevail over. Yes, that’s YOU!
In addition, it is essential that you have high expectations. Expect good. If you look around no matter what your surroundings are, it can hard to find a whole lot of good, but your hope and expectation should be in the things of God. God is your source, not the things of this world. He is your peace. Your happiness should be found in Him. Although you live in this dark world, you are not of this world. Expect greatness. Expect happiness. No matter what is going on in your life personally, rejoice in knowing that trouble don’t last always. If you are in an atmosphere of failure, remove yourself. Silence all excuses and seek goodness from within that will give you the grace and sufficiency to move forward in exuberance each and every day. Choose to have tenacity. Choose to act responsibly. Choose to make the best of things that you have no control over. Choose to persevere. Remember, you’re an overcomer. Therefore, failure is not an option. ~letstalkaboutlife365.com~
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—ourfaith.Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:4-5 NKJV
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1 Timothy 6:17 NIV
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV
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Wisdom is a God given gift, but He only gives it to those who earnestly seek it. God offered Solomon anything he wanted, but all Solomon wanted was wisdom. Why is that? Because Solomon knew he had a great job to do. Instead of trying to figure it out on his own, he needed God to give him the wisdom for how to do it. How many people now and days would have asked for the same thing? The roles have changed quite a bit. Most people ask God for what they want and not what they need. Then again, some people don’t ask because they think they already know everything. No matter how old or young you are, you must always have a teachable spirit.
In the book of Deuteronomy Moses said that a reputation for wisdom comes by obeying God’s word. You gain wisdom through a constant process of growing. Growing closer to God. Studying his word. Spending time in prayer. When you are on the pathway to wisdom, you discover that true wisdom is God’s and that you cannot create it by your own efforts. You cannot solve your problems with the same thinking you used when you created them. True wisdom goes beyond amassing knowledge; it is applying knowledge in a life changing way. Wisdom is the quality of being wise. It is both the ability to discern what is best and the strength of character to act upon that knowledge. You should not ask God to do for you what He wants to do through you. Instead you should ask God to give you the wisdom to know what to do and the courage to follow through on it. Seek wisdom today and watch how quickly your life changes!
“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honor you.” Proverbs 4:7-8 NLT
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 NIV
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