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Determined, Pt. 1: WORK!!!

Part 1 of Our "Determined" Series: It's time to take an honest look at ourselves.  I know I can look at myself extra hard in this matter.  It's important that we work and it's important that we work "well".   In our efforts to succeed at life, we must have a sense of determination.  What better place to start than with ourselves?  We must ensure that we are first doing the "work" necessary to become successful.  What work is it that we should be doing?  Well, let's start with what we're doing now.  Solomon is stating in this scripture that the best time to work is NOW before we go to the grave. Maybe you aren't in your dream job.  It is possible that you aren't on a job at all.  What are you doing?  Do you take care of your home?  Do you help people?  Do it "well".  Work well at listening to people, being helpful, cleaning your home, taking care of yourself, reading your Bible, studying it and praying.  Start working…

Perfect Timing...

Stop waiting for the perfect time to do something.  You will not get it done.  I said it.  It won't happen.  If you truly want it to happen you should start now.  Write it down, start taking baby steps to making it happen.  Begin the transformation.  Start talking about it.  Start living it.  Begin to work at it.  What good is it to wait?  How much have you waited for already?  Why are you doing this to yourself?  Write your plan and dissect it into the smallest bits that you can begin doing now. Find the school, the course, the class that will teach you what you need to know.  Fill out the application.  Begin the daily routine.  Practice. Practice. Practice.  Try it out.  Whatever you do, stop waiting on "perfect" timing.  You really won't find that.  The time is now! Ecclesiastes 11:4 KJV - He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:4 (ERV)4 But there are some things that you cannot be sure of. You mus…

I'm Good!

Good Morning!
Today and everyday, the LORD is my Shepherd! He gives me rests and restores me. He gives me direction and when I follow, He comforts me. He takes covers me and protects me in the midst of harm and chaos. He loves me better than anyone can ever love me and will continue to do so forever!

Are You Being Judged?

It hurts when people judge us.  Passing judgment in and of itself is not bad, it is how the judging is done.  There are times in our lives-lots of times, in my life, when judgment is helpful.  If the judgment is fair, right and true, if the judgment is helpful to your life and will only result in you doing better in life-this is judgment that you and I need.  Judgment that is detrimental, condescending and discouraging should be unwanted and is, without a doubt, unnecessary. Judging should be according to Philippians 4:8: Philippians 4:8 KJV Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Phil. 4:8 (New Living Tra…

It's Monday!

It's the 1st Monday of October.  It's time for you to start again.  Whatever it is that you need to begin again in your life, now is the time.  It's the 2nd day of a brand new week.  It's another chance to do it again.  Pray for direction.  Pray for guidance.  Pray for strength to do what YOU need to do.  Pray for your family and friends, pray for co-workers and classmates.  Pray that the impending storms dissipate and cause no harm.  Expect the blessings that this new day will bring to you. Have a Great Day!