Asset or Liability??? You Decide!

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When you come in contact with someone, whether it’s for the first time or not would you consider yourself to be an asset or liability?  Most of the time when you hear these words you think about insurance, finance or investments.  I brought this topic up because it has been on my heart lately about the impact that I can make on this world.  My desire is to do the will of my Heavenly Father and in doing so make a difference in the lives of those individuals He places in my path.  I want to add something to the life of every person I meet.  This is what I mean by asset and liability.  An asset is a useful or valuable thing, person or quality.  A liability on the other hand is an obligation or debt.  You ever have that one person who only calls when they want something or every time you are around them they are asking for something?  I know quite a few people who fit this description and those are the people I would consider to be liabilities.  They do not add any thing when you come in contact with them, instead they consistently take away.

Adding to someone can be something as simple as always smiling when you see them or having a kind encouraging word. Exemplifying this type of behavior will cause people to be happy and excited when they are in your presence.  Also, think about some of the events that have taken place in life, good or bad.  Instead of keeping it inside, you can share your experiences and help them.  Sharing your experiences can either help prepare them for something they may go through or help them overcome what they are already going through.  You just never know. The point is however, you are pouring into them what you have on the inside of you to help them.  Hopefully, they will do the same for someone else, so the cycle will just keep going and going.

Think for a moment about the question I initially asked and be honest in your answer.  What I am talking about is in the core of who you are.  No one knows you better than you, this includes your motives.  Not only that, but the truth of the matter is no one owes you anything.  You might want to take, take, take all the time because you feel you have a sense of entitlement but I promise you that if it hasn’t already it will come right back around to you.  As the word says, you reap what you sow.  So you might think you are doing something by constantly taking from others, when really you are only enabling yourself.  Bottom line, asset or liability? Which one are you? Whatever it is, be mindful that it’s your choice. #iDeclare #AssetorLiabilityYouDecide

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, please help me God to be an asset to people all over the world. I decree and declare that the only thing I will take back is what the devil stole from me.  I will be a blessing and change the life of your people by simply being in their presence.  I will encourage, I will support, I will edify, I will operate in a positive spirit at all times.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Romans 12:3-5 NLT “Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.  Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.”

First Things First!!!

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 What are the things that seem most important in your life?  What do you spend most of your time doing?  I ask these two questions because a lot of times what we spend the majority of our everyday activities doing does not even involve the things that are most important to us.  Family is very important to most people, yet we spend so much of our day at work we don’t really get much time with family.  The busyness of today’s society can sometimes make life seem like a blur.  Now and days so many people are stressed out, feel pressured, and overall just have way too much to do.  We must set priorities in life.  No matter what you have going on, make time for what is important.

Before I get out of bed every morning, I always say a prayer and talk to God.  I spend time with God first because I know that when I roll out of bed there is no telling what life may throw my way.  My little girls make things very unpredictable for me at times.  Starting your day right is a great way to help you stay on track.  Talking to God and hearing what He has to say.  Following His lead all day will help you stay focused. It will also help you keep the right perspective to set priorities.  In my life, it’s God first, Husband, Children then everything else has to get in where it fits in.  I believe that if we set priorities in life and be lead by God, the stress and pressures of life will be minimal. If for no other reason, when you build your relationship with God, you have such an immeasurable amount of peace in your spirit that remains there at all times.

Walking hand in hand with God will allow you to enjoy every day of your life, not just weekends or vacations.  Think about what your priorities are.  If you don’t have any, make some.  Make it a point to do things that are not just on your to do list, but things that actually matter.  Things that have a purpose and have meaning.  When you wake up in the morning, set the tone for each day.  The peace that God gives will give you pleasure and relaxation even when things are not going the way you want them to.  God is just good like that.  So I encourage you to set priorities and start by making HIM first then everything else will fall into place.  #iDeclare#FirstThingsFirst

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Prayer:

Father God, in the name of Jesus I thank you blessing me to see a new day.  I decree and declare that I will set priorities each day and not do things to just waste time.  I will use my time wisely, and make time for what is important.  Lord God YOU will forever be the head of my life and my number one priority.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Luke 12:34 KJV “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Matthew 6:33 NLT “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

Don’t Neglect Your Emotions!

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Emotions are a part of who we are.  God gave us emotions when He created us, so obviously they can’t be too bad.  We must learn, however how not to let our emotions get the best of us.  It is so easy to get caught up in the moment and just go off.  We have to have the self-control to remain calm, get our thoughts together handle the situation accordingly.  We cannot allow the cares of life to cause us to get overly emotional.

I am not saying we should ignore our emotional needs.  I believe that God gave them to us for a reason.  At the end of the day, you end up hurting yourself more than helping yourself by ignoring them completely.  If you are feeling frustrated or aggravated don’t let it fester and build up in your mind.  First and foremost you must acknowledge that those feelings are not of God at all, Satan is the author of confusion and frustration.  Acknowledging it gives you the opportunity to use the power that God has given you over the enemy.  The minute you see him operating in your life, you rebuke him and put him in his place.  Next, you must get to the root of the issue, whatever the root is.  What is the bottom line behind the issue you have going on?  Then lastly, deal with it.  Now and days seem like it’s easier for people to just brush stuff off, which in the end makes the small stuff turn into great big stuff.

Communication is also a great remedy.  If you feel down or discouraged, get around or talk to loved ones who you know will encourage you.  Maybe you can’t talk about it like you want to, try writing it down.  Do whatever you need to do to express yourself.  Acknowledge that the issue exists, dig up the root (get to the bottom of it), and deal with it.  This is how you overcome.  Always remember that you are a whole person, this means body, soul and spirit.  With the body, soul and spirit there has to be balance.  You can’t focus on or pay more attention to one and not the others.  Ask God and he will instruct you on how to be strong in all areas of your life, particularly in regards to dealing with your emotions.   Whatever you do, don’t neglect your emotions.  With His help, we have to learn how to use everything He gave us in a manner that is pleasing unto Him.  #iDeclare #DontNeglectYourEmotions

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Prayer:

Father God in the name of Jesus, I thank you for the emotions you have given me.  Help me to know how to deal with my emotions properly.  I decree and declare that I will not get overly emotional about the cares of life and I will also not completely ignore my emotions.  I will acknowledge, dig up the root and deal with all situations in my life.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

 

Scripture Reference:

1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

Proverbs 16:32 ESV “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”