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1240th -- Three Keys To Successful Living


One thing that should never be a part of our life is stagnation. We should never allow our past mistakes or failures, our discouragements or setbacks to make us believe the lie that we can't be used to better our own life and the lives of those around us. When we delve into God's Word and see what the Lord thinks of us, we will never allow any self doubt to infiltrate our being or make us question our life's purpose. When we continually meditate on what God says about us, we will have the strength to face any difficulty with a renewed determination to never give in and never give up. We simply must have the belief that God is for us and not against us. He wishes to see us prosper and be in health, to be the head and not the tail, to lend and not borrow, to be above only and not beneath. (Joshua 1:8) (Deuteronomy 28:13) (3 John 2)

No matter what you have gone through in times past, I want you to know that a new beginning is always possible with God. He can forgive our shortfalls, He can heal our broken hearts, He can birth within us new dreams and aspirations, He can use our life in a significant way that will make a lasting impact upon this world. We simply must believe in ourselves again. We must realize that our life is not a mistake. Our life has relevance, has significance, has meaning, and our life is meant to be used up until there is nothing left except to meet the Lord face-to-face. (Isaiah 26:3-4) (Psalm 118:4-6)

Be encouraged to take God at His Word and strive to be the best that you can be. Meditate on the Scriptures that are most relevant to your situation and in prayer continually confess what you would like the Lord to do with your life. Don't allow yourself to stay stagnant, don't have a pity party, but rather believe that your greatest days are ahead of you. Stop looking in the rearview mirror that is small and insignificant compared to the wide and open road that is ahead of you. Look to the future with hope, with eagerness, with anticipation knowing that your future holds within it hope, healing, restoration and wholeness. Look forward to the days ahead because they will be your brightest and best. (Philippians 3:13) (Psalm 105:1-5)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to always believe in yourself and know that your life is meant to be great.


A funny story tells about three high school seniors who went to New York for their senior trip. When they arrived in the city, they went immediately to one of the finest hotels and registered for a room. They were assigned a room on the 30th floor.

After settling in, they decided to go see the sights. They toured Manhattan, the Empire State Building, Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty. They finally returned to their hotel utterly exhausted.

When they asked the desk clerk for the key to their room, he said, “I am sorry, the elevators are not running.” He told them that they could either wait or use the stairway. The thought of a soft bed was irresistible, so they decided to climb the stairs -- all thirty stories.

One of the boys had an idea. “On the way up, each of us will tell the funniest story we know for ten flights of stairs,” he suggested. The other two agreed and started to climb. When they reached the tenth floor, they were still going strong. By the twentieth floor, their legs were rubber and they panted for breath. The steps grew harder to climb and the one whose turn it was to tell a funny story said, “I'm sorry, I'm just too tired to talk.”

They trudged on in silence. When they reached the 29th floor, one of them began to laugh. He sat down on the steps and laughed hysterically. Finally, he said to his amazed companions, “I just thought of the funniest thing that could ever happen.”

“What is it?” they asked.

He said, “We left the key in the lobby.”

Many people feel as if they have lost the key to getting what they want in life -- meaning, happiness, success, peace, security. They have been trudging and toiling at length but feel as if they are locked out of that place they really want to be. They think, “If only I had the key to a whole and happy life!”

That wise and amazing woman Eleanor Roosevelt gave three keys to meaning, happiness, success and peace. “One is that you do whatever comes your way as well as you can,” she said. She knew that the key to satisfaction in life is to take pride in whatever you're given to do, regardless how grand or humble the undertaking.

“Another is that you think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people and about things that are interesting,” she continued. Eleanor Roosevelt knew that those who take a genuine interest in the concerns of others and in great ideas lose their desire to worry needlessly about themselves.

“The third is that you receive more joy out of giving joy to others and {that you} should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give,” she concluded. She was aware that the key to finding happiness is in giving happiness -- wherever and whenever possible.

These are three keys that should neither be lost nor locked away in a safe place. Learn to use them -- every day -- and you'll open doors to those important and wonderful things that will make your life worth living!

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.”

Romans 15:13 “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Psalm 31:23-24 “O love the LORD, all ye His saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.”

Psalm 107:6-9 “Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”

Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus says,
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: WHAT YOU WILL BE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem178.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: MADE STRONG THROUGH WEAKNESS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony183.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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