Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Ephesians 2:8-10 New International Version (NIV)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF ~
After you have given your life to God, you are a new person.
Philippians 4:13 New International Version (NIV)I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
God has given us his word (Bible) to guide us on this journey called life. We can look into a mirror and what we see matters. If you see yourself defeated and weak, you will find yourself defeated. If you see yourself strong, it is like this cat in the picture above who see's a Lion. Sometimes in life when being strong is your only choice, you become stronger than you think. Turning your thoughts to God and allow him to guide your life.
EXCUSES ~ Do you make excuses why you can not do something?
I make excuses of why I can not write a book. I can write a blog, but I get comments about my spelling or how I write things. Yet, I know without one doubt that God has called me to write. My words, my experiences and my life can help someone else. I told myself yesterday, I can write a book. I just need to do it.
CONFIDENCE ~ BOLDNESS ~ COURAGE ~ WISDOM
God has given me wisdom to see things. Courage to face hard times and an overcomer attitude. I don't know my number of days on earth, but I need to get busy about what my life is about. I see others to step out and do it. I want to be that person who is a doer and not just a person who talks. I do believe in myself today and I know I can do all things through Christ.
How about you? What are you waiting for and you need to begin today? Life is numbers of days and we are not promised the rest of today or even tomorrow. Let God use your life and shine with his glory daily. So many hurting people in the world and just maybe your journey will help someone else. Just a small amount of encouragement can travel so far in one's mind. Face today with the attitude of I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST......
As a child, I struggled with spelling and reading. I was teased as a child and was told that I wasn't very smart. One 4th grader teacher stands out in my mind still today. I remember being afraid that she would laugh at me again. I raised my hand to ask a question and she laughed because I couldn't spell a word. She asked the class to help me spell, they laughed too. It was a simple word, a site word to many but I just didn't know it. It took years to build my confidence and courage to face reading in front of people. As an adult now, I encourage kids and make sure I tell them they are smart. Overcoming words can last a life time my friends.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF ~
I love it when my Granddaughters want me to put a CD with Mandisa in the car. The like singing, "you are an overcomer". I notice how their voices get louder at a certain part of being that overcomer. We listen to positive things in my car and sing. Singing brings joy and sometimes we just need to hear words. It's time to believe in ourselves readers of my blog. We have too much to gain than loose in life with Jesus. Our attitudes determines our today. Choose to see yourself th eway God does daily. He wants to use your life in a way you might not even realize.
You might have heard negative words as a child too. Maybe even negative words as an adult. I am writing you today with some positive words. Let go of what you can not change and change the things you can. Each day is a new beginning and a chance to live in freedom of negative thoughts. Think positive and see how much greater this day can be. You are important and you can fullfill your purpose by saying yes to God. One day at a time, moment by moment and we learn a new way of thinking.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.