While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
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Enjoying Who God Created You to Be
By: J. Meyer
Start believing today that you are a
rare, one-of-a-kind, valuable and precious individual. To help you learn how to
be successful at being yourself, I want to give you some easy-to-follow
good things about yourself.
Declare what God’s Word says about you.
For example, say to yourself, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ. I am
made acceptable in the Beloved. God formed me with His own hand, He loves me,
and God doesn’t make mistakes.”
Avoid comparing yourself with others.
God must love variety, or all of us
wouldn’t look so different. He has created each of us differently right down to
our fingertips. We can look to certain people as good examples to follow, but
even then, good traits if duplicated will manifest differently through our
Focus on your potential instead of your
Refuse to concentrate on your weaknesses
except in an effort to turn them into strengths. Keep your flaws in
perspective. People with a high level of confidence have just as many
weaknesses as those without confidence, but they focus on their strengths
instead of their weaknesses.
Learn to cope with criticism.
If you dare to be different, you’ll have
to expect some criticism. Going along with the crowd when you know in your
heart that God is leading you in a different direction is one of the reasons individuals
don’t succeed at being themselves. You won’t be comfortable in your own skin if
you go against your own convictions.
You are a person who is perfected and
complete in Him. When you start to believe that, you will no longer feel that
you are lacking anything or that there is anything wrong with you.
Remember this: God will never anoint you
to be anyone other than yourself. Let now be your time to go forward and be set
free from the torments of comparing yourself with others and trying to be
someone you’re not. God is proud of who He made you to be!
By: D. Delay Our family enjoys the fun andrefreshment of water slides and lazy rivers during hot summer vacations. At
most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead
filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full,
the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike
wait for the outpouring. Then SUDDENLY the bucket tips and a great flood of
refreshment crashes down on all below! In the Book of Revelation, the Bible
describes golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints
(Revelation 5:8). In other words, the prayers of God's people collectively fill
heavenly bowls with sweet aroma, much like the burnt offerings did in days of
old. In Revelation 8,
we discover what these bowls are used for: "Then another angel, having a
golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he
should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter w…