When something isn’t working the way I think it should, I can think about the slogan, “Easy does it”. Instead of re-doubling my effort, I can slow down and reassess the situation. The answer I seek may be staring me in the face, but sometimes I have to let go of what I’m doing before I can see it.
I was trying to zip a removable lining back into my coat, but it wasn’t working. I pushed as hard as I could, trying to force it to slide, but it wouldn’t budge. Finally I saw that I had been trying to fit the lining zipper into the coat’s front zipper. No wonder I couldn’t make it work!
How many times in my life have I done the same thing: forced A solution? I’ve tried to zip myself to people and situations that didn’t fit me, becoming frustrating and disheartening in the process. But I’ve learned that easy does it. I can take that time to see if I match what I think I want before I jump in and start zipping. My life is more serene because I’m not pushing to make myself fit somewhere I don’t belong.
Today’s reminder… if my plans hit a snag today, I will step back for a moment and take a come look at the situation before moving ahead.
Easy does it… Think about it when you’re in a hurry to do something and everything seems to go wrong… you’ll be surprised how much this little one idea I can do for you.
Good Friday… Today for many Christians- is a sacred day. This is the day Jesus dies. It’s sad but also joyful because the mysteries of faith are found in death.
As we go through this very uncertain time, please remind yourselves that the silver linings in our everyday life are what we need to focus on and appreciate. The set backs are here for us to grow from and become better people- the people God or your higher power wants you to be.
You won’t solve a problem by continuing the same behavior that caused it. That seems like an obvious truth, yet it is ignored every day.
It’s tempting to think that some magic factor can create the results you want without any disruption in your routine. Yet reality is not so convenient.
If you seek a different destination, you must follow a different path. Hope is a powerful motivator, but hope alone is a poor strategy.
The first step in successfully solving a problem is to take full responsibility for it. The next step is to immediately stop doing whatever caused the problem in the first place.
Then, once you’re no longer sliding backwards, figure out a workable way forward. Transformation is available to you when you choose to invest yourself in it, when you’re willing to change.
Rather than cursing your fate, instead of empty wishes, act to make a difference. Be willing to change, and go in a direction that leaves the problem far behind.
Stop judging and evaluating yourself, for this is not your role. Above all, stop comparing yourself with other people. This produces feelings of pride or Inferiority, sometimes a mixture of both. God puts you on a path that is uniquely Tailor made for you. Comparing is not only wrong; it is also meaningless.
Don’t look for affirmation in the wrong places: your own evaluations or those of other people. The only source of real affirmation is the faith within yourself. Many people feel God is a judge angrily searching out their faults and failures – nothing could be further from the truth.
Your path is where you are supposed to be. Every day embrace what happens to you and focus on your goals and your faith to get you where you want to go.
The positive mental attitude towards emotional well-being makes the person sensitive to the differences between negative and positive feelings.
The possibility thinker gradually gains the ability to recognize and reject negative feelings, then intuitively and self-consciously senses and submit to the positive feelings! All forms of emotional input – relationships, books, magazines, religious teachings, lectures-affect our emotional well-being for better or worse. We begin to sense whether our thoughts and experiences are giving us joy, health, confidence, courage, love. If these positive emotions are stimulated, we ourselves will remain in the groove. But if ideas, individuals, institutions, activities, or experiences tend to leave us with negative feelings – discouragement, depression, anger, guilt, shame, we take immediate corrective action to extract ourselves… if this is not practical then create shields to protect ourselves from negative impact.
My own personal shields to avoid negativity are prayer, readings with Bible verses and talking to those who have the knowledge and experience to help me grow beyond.
Today stay positive and use your shield to be a better person.
True story- Today I was walking my dog and met a man with his dogs. We started chatting and he shared the following with me.
“If one lives in doubt, one lives without. If one believes one receives. By faith, prayer, obedience in service you can live your life to its fullest “
This is Brother Steve’s Street ministry
Is of God
Is of the world
Must have it now
Get out of my way
Evil words destroy
Difficult and challenging
Please be quiet
Good Godly words restore
Intention transforms empty time into a fulfilling life. Supply yourself with intention, and you’ll provide your world with achievement.
You are highly capable, yet mere capability doesn’t put food on the table. Intention activates your capability, with results that seem miraculous.
Everyday you can make a choice to do something to get your message out. Call people, post to social media, email new or past clients, give out your business card- do something today with intention to be the best real estate broker you can be.
Know with clarity what you are choosing to do. Harness all your energy, focus it, apply it, with intention.
Shield yourself from meaningless distractions, with intention. Put your time, your attention, your skills to worthwhile use, with intention.
Set an ambitious intention, and discover how very much you can accomplish. Live the day with intention, and give yourself cause to be thankful for the way you’ve made use of your time.
Live with the power of intention. Decide what you’re going to do, and let that intention continue transforming time into achievement.
I have no doubt that God has a plan for every life and he has a plan for you.
“I have a plan for your life; it is a plan for your good and not evil; it is a plan to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11
You didn’t ask to be born – you weren’t your own idea. No human being ever had the chance to decide whether to be born or not. You were Gods idea. Therefore it makes sense to go back to the God who conceived of your conception as a person. Ask him – what was your plan for me? What do you want me to do with my life?
We all read stories of explorers who took cameras and recording equipment into primitive areas only to have them destroyed by the natives. Threatened by the unfamiliar equipment, these Natives became frightened. They didn’t understand the purpose of the invention or of the inventor.
God created you and allowed you to be born because he wants to use you where you are.
He is the inventor, and he has a specific purpose for each of his inventions- for you and me. He wants to do something beautiful with your life and not be afraid.
When you think about your day today, know you are here for a reason. You can get through any trouble thrown your way, you can achieve any goal you want, because you are here for a reason.
Make your purpose happen.