Your Words

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All words hold power.
They set the tone, communicate vision, encourage and lift up or they destroy trust, discourage and complicate the situation.
It is usually the words we plan that help people and the ones we don’t plan that hurt them.
Before you speak, ask yourself if your words are going to help the situation or hurt it?
Also,
It’s okay to say you don’t know.
It’s okay to say nothing at all.
It’s okay to choose to be proactive instead of reactive.
When in doubt, don’t say anything at all.
“Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Spend your time planning the words you want to say and applying self-control to the ones you don’t.
My friend, may your words bring healing to those who desperately need it today and empower those around you to be courageous in pursuing the potential God has put in them. 

You Choose

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Don’t let a situation dictate your reaction.

You choose how to respond.

You decide what words you speak.

You choose how you do your work.

You can’t always choose what you do but you can always choose how you act doing it.

“Well-spoken words bring satisfaction; well-done work has its own reward.”
‭Proverbs‬ ‭12‬:‭14‬ MSG

Before your day even begins, get with God and choose together how you will react to the wide world you live in.

Burden Bearer

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Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Psalm‬ ‭68‬:‭19‬ NIV

Every day brings something new:

  • New choices to make
  • New challenges to face
  • New fears to conquer
  • New burdens to bear

Every day brings old things:

  • Old memories that linger
  • Old mistakes still bearing consequences
  • Old fears that refuse to die
  • Old baggage that demands space and attention

God will bear your burdens every day. 

Old, new, heavy or light.

Everyday.

You may not know what burdens will be thrust upon you today but God does.

He stands with open arms and strong shoulders to bear them for you.

What new burden do you need to give to God? 

What old burden do you need to give to God? 

How can I pray for you today? 

Your Choice

  

Every day you get to chose which life you are going to live in: an old life of self centered obsession or a new life of love in Christ. Both are readily available to you every day. Both are initiated by focus.

What you focus on determines your perspective.

When you focus on what you need, what you deserve, what you should have, a self centered perspective dictates how you see your world and it fails to meet your needs.

When you focus on Christ first, His grace, His gifts, His love, your perspective shifts to see the world around more clearly. You begin to see what others need, who needs grace and who needs support.

When you look to God to get what you need instead of expecting others to fill them, you are free. Free to grow, free to give, free to pursue your purpose instead of chasing after the empty pursuit of getting acceptance.

“So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.

Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.

Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” (‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭12-14‬ MSG)

You have been chosen by God to live a life of freedom and purpose.

Choose to walk in it by putting on what God has already given you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength and discipline.

Right Work in the Right Season

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It is important to do the right work in the right season.

Seasons of life can shift in increments or in miles but either way, you need to adjust to it. You need to know where you are and what your priority is during this time.

If you don’t, you will be expecting to harvest something that you never planted, protected, nourished and pruned.

What season are you in right now?

What is the most important thing you need to be doing?

At the end of it- what do you want your harvest to be?

Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭20‬:‭4‬ NIV)

Work the land you have been given now and plant the seeds in it that you want to harvest later.