Friday, January 17, 2014

don't settle

We all face challenges, difficulties and times when things don’t go our way. God doesn’t send these storms, but He will allow us to go through certain things in order to shape our character and prove our faith. Really, it’s in our times of difficulty that we grow and develop.

God wants to use the tough times in our lives to do a work in us. He wants to strengthen and develop us. Our attitude in times of adversity is the evidence of our maturity. Are we going to treat people right even when we’re being mistreated? Are we going to stay full of joy even when the bottom falls out? Are we going to be faithful even in the dry seasons of our lives when we don’t see anything good happening?

It may take more effort. You may have to work harder to keep a good attitude, but remember, attitude and faith in God is the key. As you keep that positive attitude of faith and expectancy, even in times of adversity, God will deliver you and move you forward into the destiny He has prepared for you!
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This has been the craziest & most challenging week in a loooong time. I guess, in a way, it's good to be challenged & know where I have to improve. Even if there are lots of times where I'm completely taken aback by my inadequacy, where I do insanely stupid things to the point I wonder if I will ever be able to survive as a HO in a few months time, where I just plain feel CHUI, it may feel uncomfortable and honestly just really horrible. BUT, its better to know earlier rather than later. I would rather this than think I'm doing everything right and get a huge shock later on.

And the feeling of satisfaction as my ho told me that she thinks im improving is worth it :) Esp since I know she has high standards. One last week of SIP, then 3 weeks of revision, then that's it.

Last lap cmon I can do this!!!!!!!

re: future

He who was seated on the throne said, ’I am making everything new!’… Revelation 21:5, NIV.

Can you remember the time when you first discovered a big dream in your heart? Maybe you were determined to excel in your career, excel as a parent, or even excel in your walk with the Lord. You probably started out strong, but maybe things got a little difficult and didn’t happen as quickly as you would have liked. At that point many people decide, “Let’s just settle here. It’s not exactly what we wanted, but at least, it’s good enough.”

Friend, I want to remind you today that you were made for more than good enough! Maybe things haven’t worked out the way you planned, but now is not the time to stop and settle. Now is the time to dig your heals in and begin again. And even if that dream has died—it’s time to dream another dream. God has so much for you in your future.

If you’ve settled in any area of your life, take that first step by lifting your eyes to the Father. Let Him renew your strength. Let Him make things new in your life. Trust that His Word is directing your steps. Thank Him and worship Him because He is making all things new in your life!

Prayer for Today:
Father in heaven, thank You for this new day. Thank You for the opportunity to begin again. I choose to press forward and keep believing for the dreams and desires You’ve placed in my heart. I trust You today with everything that I am in Jesus’ name. Amen.



DON'T SETTLE.

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