Take Action

Life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, struggles and victories, bad and good times, ugly and beautiful situations, and the list continues.

The vast majority of the outcome of life is what you do or fail to do, how you choose to respond. You are always taking action because even if you decide not to act, is an action probably in the wrong direction. The question however, is, are your actions propelling you in the direction of your goals and purpose? You see, if you fail to take deliberate actions that produce the results you seek consistently, life will get pretty boring.

If you want to live your best life then you must stand up for what you believe in and act accordingly. Become the change you want to see and act on those things that you are passionate about.

Maybe for you it’s giving encouragement to those who need it, honestly, who doesn’t need to be encouraged?. Or maybe it’s standing up for the oppressed and defenseless. Or maybe it’s tutoring others at school who have a hard time understanding complex materials. Or maybe it’s being there for a friend or family when they need you. Or maybe it’s helping a mission that supports the hungry and/or homeless.

What is that one thing in your community…that you know you can do something about right now?

You are not here by accident, you are a divine orchestration and God made you for a purpose. He has created you to do good things that will enrich your community and by extension, the Earth.

So go out and do something that impacts others positively and watch the effects of the law of reciprocity on your life.

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Bibobra

The Power of Persistence

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge

Nothing can stop a man or a woman of determination. However, your determination must be garnished with persistence to continue pushing when you’re tempted to quit in the face of uncertainties and difficulties.

You must regard failure as an opportunity to extract actionable insights, learn, and advance toward your goal more intelligently.

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Focus On Possibilities

“When you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.”Zig Ziglar

From my experience, this is so true. Such a mindset draws your energy and attention to the problems with a focus on complaining, rather than accepting the realities and chosing to device a response mechanism that is solution oriented.

Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills are things everyone should hone. Life doesn’t get any easier, and if you choose the broad road of whining, complaining, and blaming everyone else but yourself, then you won’t go far.

Accepting that challenges or as I like to call them “character building opportunities” are a part of our journey as human beings will help you embrace them with the mindset of not to shy away but face them head-on.

Decide today to focus all your energy and drive on facing and solving the challenges life has placed on your path, because, they are your growth opportunities. If you dont work it out, no one will, and advancement will only be a dream that cannot be.

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Bibobra

In the Midst of Trouble

The cross stands as the final symbol that no evil exists that God cannot turn into a blessing. This is the power of God. It is a mystery to the world how God would show forth his Glory on a cross. For had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.

God is working on the things we suffer to bring light out of darkness, joy out of pain, life out of death. This is the great mystery of God, to transform the cross you bear into an object of Glory.

We must offer all of our suffering to the transforming power of God. A man was born blind. The disciples ask Jesus who did sin, the man, or his parents? John 9:1-3.

Many times when in the midst of trouble we may ask, why this sickness, why pain, why loneliness, why should I bear a cross? Jesus offers a very different perspective on the question of suffering, and that is, what will God do with my sickness?

What will he do with my pain to show forth his Redeeming Power? How will God bring good out of the evil I have suffered? How will God bring joy out of pain?

Let us, through the power of faith, trust God to work it out. The strategy in crisis is not ours; it is God. In every way, we must acknowledge the will of God. If we seek his direction, God will reveal what steps to take, what course of action to follow.

God is working through our circumstance to perform his word in bringing you out of whatever crisis you face. The desire of God for your life is always peace and the gift of grace.

As we seek the Lord in prayer, we know that he hears and will answer. “And ye shall seek me, and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jer.29:13, 10-14. The temporal is the instrument of the eternal.

Joseph is an example of how God can use your circumstance to show forth his glory. Joseph was hated and envied by his brothers. They cast him into an empty pit to die. God redeemed the life of Joseph by allowing the Ishmaelites to take him into Egypt as a slave.

Potiphar saw that God was with Joseph and the Lord had made him prosper.

From the house of Potiphar, he went into prison because of a false charge on the grounds of rape. In prison, God was with Joseph and showed him mercy, gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. Joseph would use his gift even in prison to the glory of God. Pharaoh made Joseph Lord of his house and ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

The cross is where we wait for the hope that is against all human hope. We have this hope by faith. I can safely trust my life in the hands of God, for he knows what is best for me.

No circumstance is beyond the power of God. “There is no pain that heaven cannot feel, no sickness that Jesus cannot heal.” Nothing can stop the will of God for your life.

“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him, that loved us.”

when I am in the midst of trouble, I will trust in His power to keep me because He loves me.

By Ronald Lee.

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10 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Handle Rejection

  1. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  2. “Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” – Marcus Aurelius
  4. “We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.” – Henry Rollins
  5. “Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli
  6. “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.” – Harvey Mackay
  7. “We will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way.” – Earl G. Graves
  8. “Rejection doesn’t have to mean you aren’t good enough; it often just means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer.” – Ash Sweeney
  9. “I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours – so enjoy the view.” – Michael York
  10. “Have you had a failure or rejection? You could get bitter. That’s one way to deal with it. Or you could just get BETTER. What do you think?” – Destiny Booze

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Bibobra