It is important that we always believe in ourselves and make it a point to look on the bright side no matter what difficulty may come our way. When we are grounded in our faith, we won't allow any temporary trial or setback to make us murmur and complain or make us question God's plan for our life. We will have the foresight to know that all things will work together for our good in the end. We have the promises found throughout the Word of God that says we are blessed coming in and blessed going out, we will be the head and not the tail, the lender and not the borrower and that we have all sufficiency for all that we may need. When we lead our life in this manner, nothing that may happen to us externally will be able to discourage us from our life's mission or dissuade us from fulfilling all that God has placed within our hearts. (Philippians 2:13-16) (2 Corinthians 9:8)
I encourage you to be a believer and not a doubter. Always remember that it takes the same amount of energy to stay in peace as it does to stay in worry. So why would you worry? Why would you choose unrest over peace? I believe many people do so because it is easier to question the unknown rather than trusting in the One who knows all things. But that is a discipline that we must surrender our will to. We must choose faith over worry, peace over uncertainty and rest over questioning. When we believe what the Bible says about us, I believe we will lead our life in like manner. We will have found the same faith as Job who said “...Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity.” (Romans 8:28) (Job 2:10)
Know that you are valuable to the Lord. He loves you so much that He willingly suffered and died so that you might become righteous through Him. See your life as valuable. Believe that greatness lies within you that is meant to come forth to change this world for the better. When you allow faith to answer when worry comes knocking, you will see how the peace of God will infiltrate your being. Rest in God's love and peace and do not allow the enemy to make you question or worry about your future. Just know that it is brighter than you can think or imagine. (1 Peter 1:17-21) (2 Timothy 1:7)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to be one who is quick to see the best, believe the best and rest in the knowledge that the best is yet to come.
Writer Norman Cousins tells about a football game at which a doctor found himself treating five spectators for stomach disorder. Each complained of nausea, dizziness and cramps. Upon checking, the doctor learned that all five had previously consumed soft drinks from the arena's concession stands. In the interest of protecting public safety, an announcement was made to the crowd that it would be wise to forego drinks in the stadium because certain people were becoming ill.
By the third quarter of the game, 200 people – all of whom had been slurping sodas – were reporting the same symptoms. Half of these hurried off to a nearby hospital. Later in the afternoon the doctor determined that his five original patients had also eaten potato salad from the same delicatessen on the way to the game. The potato salad, not the drinks, was apparently the culprit.
An announcement was made. Almost immediately those who were sick felt remarkably better. The fans taken to the hospital were sent home as their symptoms quickly disappeared. All of this goes to show the tremendous power of belief. What we believe to be true will often become true.
The power of our beliefs will dramatically affect our future. Like automaker Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or not, you are right.” If you believe you will succeed or fail, you are probably right. If you believe strongly enough that something good or bad will surely happen to you, it likely will.
Mahatma Gandhi found this principle to be true in his own experience. “If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it,” the Indian leader said. “But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even if I did not have the ability in the beginning.”
Where did that ability come from? Was it the sheer power of his belief that gave him the capacity to do what seemed impossible? He was sure that was the case.
Great belief is great power. And probably more than any other single factor, great belief that something just might be possible…can bring about what we want in life. Believe it.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.”
Psalm 34:11-15 “Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.”
Psalm 103:2-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.”
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: ALWAYS WITH ME
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Today's Selected Testimony: PRAISE THE LORD
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