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I have been posting quite a few bits of truth to Twitter and Facebook over the past few days. Truths that really motivate me, and keep me focused on where God has me headed. I have noticed a lot of things that try to get in the way as I strive toward my goal. As I start making progress toward my goal I notice that I am learning to tune out the voices that hold me back the most. It is Godís truths that gets me through, pushes me forward, and makes me have an attitude that doesnít ever want to quit. As faith grows there are no limits to what you can do with God. I hope you find as much encouragement in the following words as I do.
I have always loved Philippians 4:13 (I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength), and it is a verse that I put to memory a while back. The verse came to me in a different way. ďI am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me; I am self- sufficient in Christís sufficiency.Ē It is Christís strength that has been infused into me that makes me ready and equal to anything. By myself I would never be ready or equal. I am sufficient, not due to myself, but due to Christís sufficiency that is also in me. Anything opposite of all this is straight from the pits of hell. Period!
ďGod is watching everything that concerns you. Worry is limited faith that must be increased.Ē With Christís strength infused in us there should never be a worry, which to most (including me) is easier said than done. I have really been focusing on this the last few days. When I find myself worrying I think ďGod knows that concern, so just talk to Him about it.Ē The worry lessens, or even ceases a lot of the time.
My biggest obstacle my whole life has been letting negativity get the best of me. I think this is true for a lot of people, and sometimes it can get to a point that we donít notice and just believe all the negatives. Over time negativity can just overtake us. When you have self-defeating thoughts you should create an alternative that will lead to positive outcomes. When you flip the negative thoughts upside down, it diffuses the power in it, and creates an escape plan. So replace the negative words with a positive or opposite feeling.
Philippians 1:6 is another verse that I like to keep close; ďbeing confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.Ē This came to me a while back-God will see you thru! Whatever God starts, he finishes; and whatever God does, He does well. It is all a process, and nothing happens overnight. Faith grows when you live for something bigger than yourself, when you line up your actions with Godís vision for you, and when you discern Godís voice and act on what heís saying to you. Faith builds up more faith, and gives you confidence to do (or try) something bigger. I picture a snowball effect.
Now back to the voices. I have found that over time I have learned to identify the voices in my life. There is always a decision that has to be made which one has the most power. Fear is always the most powerful voice. The bad thing about fear is that it causes faith to move in the wrong direction. Fear is the voice that stops you from moving forward. To move ahead in sync with Godís vision for you, then you have to leave your fears and failures behind. If you are going to live for something bigger than yourself and grow your faith, then you have to tune into the right voice. The correct voice, of course, is Godís-for He is your companion, guide, security, and confidence today and forever. Tune out fear and tune in God.
My dream seemed impossible a few months back. Now I am focused on reaching it. Our dreams are meant to be achieved. You have to believe that you were created to achieve your dreams. ďYou canít change your yesterday, but you can create your tomorrow.Ē Choose to make choices today that you want to see manifest tomorrow. Just keep plugging away! Go for it! You are ready and equal to anything. Press on and donít look back. It doesnít matter where you started-what really matters, is where you end up. You deserve to be on top! You are a champion, and you were born to be successful. Believe in yourself, and go get it! There is no limit to what you can do with God.
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