Don’t Confuse A Season for A Lifetime

 

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When going through difficulties, we often wonder if this season will ever end.  During this time, we tend to get desperate, become blinded, and lose all hope.

When things are bad, it will pass!  But the fact that it will get easier doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt right now.  For those of you hurting and walking through a difficult season, here are several reminders I’d like to share with you.

  1. Pray without ceasing!  God hears you and He is carrying you through it.
  2. Nothing last forever, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
  3. Get your focus off your problem and focus on helping others,  It works wonders!
  4. Spend time in the beautiful outdoors.  Exercise, read a book, or simply take time to be still in a quiet spot outside.
  5. Remind yourself, that although your situation may be a difficult one, you are not the only one.  There is always someone going through similar situations, or even worst.
  6. With God ALL things are possible!  God doesn’t tell us, “some things are possible,” rather he promises that  “ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.”   Remember that!
  7. Consistently, hope in the Lord and soon your perspective will shift.
  8. And, finally, don’t confuse a Season for A Lifetime.  Things will change, they will get better and this season you’re walking in, without a doubt, will come to an end!

Have a Blessed Easter my friends!

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“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

 

 

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Less Is More

 

pexels-photo-288583.jpgHappy New Year Everyone!

I don’t know about you, but for me, each year I feel an overwhelming excitement to ring in the new year. The prospect of leaving the “old” year behind and starting a “new” one fills me with such joy!

There are several reasons for my enthusiasm, however.  For one, at the very moment the clock strikes twelve, for me it’s as though a shift happens.  Like I’m automatically given a clean slate. Whatever mistakes, misunderstandings or faux pas I’ve gotten myself into the past year, they are instantly erased.  The new year signifies an opportunity for a fresh and new start. I see it as my life’s reset button.

Being that this night is of great significance, whom I share it with is of equal importance.  I’ve always celebrated the new year, but not always in the same way.  This year I wanted to do something completely different.

So, I followed my heart and decided to invite a small group of VIP’s to my home to ring in the new year.  And these are not just any VIP’s, no sir ree bob.  These “very important people” group of friends are truly special!  You see my VIP’s have stuck by me these past two years.  In the middle of my difficulties they rode the train with me. They were my confidants, my strength when I was weak, and my sunshine on rainy days.

This past year goes down in the books for the year with the most lessons. So, at the stroke of midnight my VIP’s and I embraced.  With a smile on my face, hope in my soul, and love in my heart, I quietly danced into the new year.

And this time around with less, but NO DOUBT more.

 

“And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater”

Hebrews 7:7

YOUR STRENGTH

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STRENGTH does not come from winning!

Your STRUGGLES develop your STRENGTHS.

When you go through HARDSHIPS and decide NOT to surrender,

THAT IS STRENGTH!

 

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

Be the Miracle!

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Never pray for an easier life . . . Pray to be a strong person!

Never pray for tasks equal to your power . . . Pray for power equal to your tasks!

Then doing your work will be no miracle . . . YOU will be the miracle!

 

~Phillips Brooks

 

Ten Things to Remember!

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TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN GOING THROUGH STRUGGLES . .

1.  This too will pass.

2.  Pray or worry, don’t do both.

3.  Allow yourself time to break down, but don’t stay broken.

4.  You are stronger than you think.

5.  Experience is a great teacher.

6.  Don’t lose hope.

7.  Guard your mind from negative thoughts.

8.  Surround yourself with people that help without judgment.

9.  Spend time outdoors.

10. God is walking alongside you.