Smile, chest out,chin-up, get up and move forward!
Smile, chest out,chin-up, get up and move forward!
If your answer is ‘No’ then you need to get someone to put you into a Pressure Cooker and get you cooked and done nicely.
This is because you are not going to really get far in life if you do not go through pressures that will bring out the best in you. Ever heard of the Refiner’s fire?
So instead of feeling discouraged, feeling low, feeling de-motivated or feeling down because of the things you are going through, you ought to stand up! Shake yourself up and move forward! It’s time to make progress! It’s time to make advancement and it all begins with your mind.
You’ve got to change your thoughts, don’t think victim, rather think victory. Instead of seeing your environment as an obstacle, see it as a stepping stone. Think how you can make things better.
See, a car is made to run irrespective of the environment it finds itself. Whether in New York City or in Haiti, a Rolls Royce would move, this is because it is wired to move from inside and not from the ‘poshness’ of it’s environs.
Take a moment to do this, bring out a currency note, what is the value of the note in your hand? Throw it on the floor and step on it. Pick it up again and crumple it in your hand (currency abuse you are thinking, right?) Bring it out and look at it again. Has the value changed?
The answer is NO! A hundred dollar bill is a hundred dollar bill no matter what you do to it. It would actually appreciate in value if taken to some environments.
What does that say about you? You are not an ordinary person, there’s more to you than the flesh and blood that everyone sees. It’s the inner man. That inner man does not depreciate in value ever!
You’ve got to make up your mind never to be discouraged or de-motivated for one more second! Don’t waste your energy being angry with the system. The system was created by men like you, look for ways you can increase in relevance and very soon you would have opportunities to positively impact the system.
Whatever you do in life, you are really doing for yourself.
Think about that for a moment and decide if you want to continue on the paths you’ve chosen.
If you decide to make a change for the better, then do so now! Stop the procrastination because the Clock is moving and so is the time.
The glory of God that’s been deposited within you isn’t meant to be hidden. God’s dream is to see you search out the hidden treasures in your “earthen vessel” by means of the Spirit, so you can have that glory unveiled and made manifest to the world.
Many have lived and died without having the glorious one in them unveiled. They lived and died as the weak, outer earthen vessel only. All the world saw of them was the outer case that had covered the glorious one within. But there’s a greater “you” within that no one has seen yet, and God’s dream is that you’ll discover him and let him out. All the success, victories, and glories you could have are in that greater “you”; therefore let out the greatness encapsulated in your spirit.
Speaking concerning the Word, John declared, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9). God’s Word is the only light that can help you locate that greater one in you. That light will show you who you really are: a king that has the power to decree a thing and have it established unto you!
Yes, you might have made mistakes and experienced some disappointments, so you think you know yourself and your limitations; but you’re looking at the wrong thing. Take your eyes off those limitations and look into God’s mirror (His Word). As you look at the glory of God in the mirror, you’re metamorphosed into the image of God’s glory that you see (2 Corinthians 3:18). The more you look at that image, the more you’re changed to become what you see.
This change will happen to you everyday as you study God’s Word, as you look at that image in the mirror of God and meditate on it everyday. Soon enough, that seemingly weak, timid, failing, limited man that had been out there will give way to the glorious, successful, and powerful new man within. Start today to discover the greater “you” in you from the Word and unveil him to your world.
Culled from Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional. http://www.rhapsodyofrealities.org
I testify today that I have the Spirit of power, love and a sound mind. I have the mind of Christ. I am super intelligent and have high amplitude of comprehension. Because as He is so am I in this world. I am divinely, supernaturally and marvelously helped of God. I testify today that I have understanding more than my teachers. I testify that greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I testify that the weapons of my warfare are not man made but mighty THROUGH GOD to the pulling down of strongholds. I testify today that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength and by the Spirit of God. I testify today that I walk in faith and victory. My faith is producing results even NOW. I testify today, that I am strong in faith giving glory to God; that God is my exceeding great reward and He crowns my efforts with success always!!! That ministering angels are dispatched to see to my necessary good. This year of Favour, today I testify that this is my set time and the loins of Kings are loosened in my Favour. I testify today that the sons of strangers shall build up my walls and kings are coming to the brightness of my rising. I testify today that am full of the Holy Spirit and His word is fire shut up in my bones. The Holy Spirit parambulates my mortal body, restoring, refreshing and renewing me in every Fibre of my being, every bone of my body and every cell of my skin and every cell of my blood!!! My waters do not fail. Nothing on, about or that proceeds from me fails. I do not fail. Halleluyah am filled with the maximum load of God!! This is my Testimony…..Glory to God!!! Halleluyah!
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Just because you prayed, you thought everything would suddenly change…
Just because you declared the word once, twice, or even thrice…
Just because you spent a day in fasting and prayer, you walked out the door expecting everything to turn out differently.
And just because it didn’t happen the way you said it would when you said it would, you got discouraged!
Just because the storms got fiercer, the waves soared, the skies darkened after you prayed…
You cried and said praying was of no use…
I’ve been there, you probably have too.
Everything was ‘peaceful’ till you started to pray.
Nothing extreme seemed to be happening, till you got serious about declaring the word.
And then, it seemed the burden got heavier, the tunnel got darker, like the night got darkest…
Just when you prayed, your child seemed to sink deeper into crack…
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