“But he said to me, my grace is sufficient in you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christs’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
~ II Corinthians 12:9-11
Wow. What a powerful verse. It is within our weaknesses, that God makes us STRONG. The challenges that we face are there for a reason because it is in those hard times that God wants us to lean on him for strength; and that he will give us. Think about this in the aspect of weight lifting. People lift heavy weights to get stronger. Lifting weights builds us more muscle, thus making us stronger and able to lift even heavier and heavier weights. When God puts the weight of a burden on us, it is not meant to break us down but to build us up. God is conditioning us to be stronger and better.
Believing in yourself makes the dream work. You can do anything your heart desires. It doesn’t matter how many obstacles are standing in your way or how big, small, old, young, or smart you are. It doesn’t matter how many people tell you you cant accomplish your dreams and that you should quit and do something else or how many people criticize you along the way. Success first starts with believing in yourself. Success is like a recipe. The recipe is the idea, and the ingredients are will power, determination, faith, and hard work. Mix it up and throw it in the oven and wallah! It’s a recipe for Success. You will reach your goals! Everybody’s path to success is different. One person’s story is not the same as another. So just because you see someone doing one thing, doesn’t mean that you should be doing the same thing as them. For example, did you know that Kevin Hart had one of the biggest names in comedy tell him that he wasn’t funny and that he should give up and start a completely whole new career? Did you know that Kevin Hart had to drive to New York from Philadelphia every single day to pursue a career in comedy and sometimes didn’t even have a way to get there and sometimes wouldn’t even make a dime that night? But Kevin Hart had one dream in mind. He didn’t let any of these things hold him back from his goal. Why? Because he believed in himself! He never once listened to the people along the way criticizing him and telling him he should quit. He believed in himself and through will power, determination, faith, and hard work; wallah! he came up with Success! and that’s what its all about. believing in yourself! Don’t give up on your dreams. Stick with it. You will see progress, you will get a breakthrough, and you will see success!
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
God gives rest to the hard working. All you have to do is go to Him. Where there is God there is peace and rest.
Having faith when you feel like you’re going in circles.
“Just Keep Swimming”- a saying made popular by the movie Finding Nemo that has extreme importance in our everyday lives and our walk with Jesus. Do you ever feel like you’re getting stuck in a routine, or you try and try to close a deal but just can’t make something shake, or like all your efforts to achieve something fall through? Sometimes we may feel as if our lives are spinning and not getting anywhere. It’s easy to lose our passion and get discouraged. What do we do when we feel this way? Just keep swimming! Stick to the routine you are in. When God says the time is right, He will provide a breakthrough for you. I recently was listening to a sermon by Joel Olsteen on TV; it really spoke to me. He said to have faith in the routine. Have faith in God. Be faithful when nothing new is happening. You’re working hard but not getting the credit, have faith in the routine; keep working hard. Keep doing the same thing you have been doing. You must trust God and stay passionate when you feel like you’re going in circles. Why? Because your character and spiritual muscles are developing. You are being prepared for where God is taking you. This is your training time. Routine may not be exciting, but it is necessary. You need to be your best every day and on every ordinary day. David was anointed to be King as a young man, then God sent him back to the shepherd fields. He had a King’s anointing, yet was taking care of sheep day in and day out. David was faithful in the routine; if he had not passed this test, he would not have become King. 13 years later, King David suddenly took the throne. Passing the test in ordinary days leads to extraordinary days. Being faithful in the routine is what prepares you for promotion.
WHEN YOU ARE FAITHFUL IN THE ROUTINE GOD WILL MAKE THINGS HAPPEN that you couldn’t make happen. God is closely watching you. He sees your hard work. He acknowledges your hard work. That fire ignited in your soul that you call your passion, your life calling, God implanted that in you and God will see to it that you get to it. Your time is coming; suddenly, unexpectedly. Ordinary days will be turned to extraordinary days. God has explosive blessings for you and He will get you to where you are supposed to be. For example, the story of Jericho in the Bible was a test. When Joshua was leading the Israelites towards the promised land, they came to the city of Jericho but couldn’t get past the walls. God told Joshua to have them march around the city in circles. They literally were walking in circles for days around Jericho. They didn’t know why but they had faith in God and on the 7th day, suddenly amidst walking in circles and blowing their trumpets, the walls collapsed. A great miracle. God will collapse walls for you too, you just have to trust in Him. Trust God when you are going in circles. Do the right thing when it just seems ordinary. Why aren’t you making any progress? It is a TEST. God is testing you and preparing you. Keep being faithful where you are and those walls will come down and doors will open. I know a woman who worked as a janitor in a hospital and is now running the hospital. She is the head of the hospital, the doctors take orders from her!! No bad break can stop what God has ordained for you. No person can discourage you. Disappointment and betrayals are apart of God’s plan to push us into our purpose. When things feel like they’re spinning out of control, they are spinning IN control. Sometimes buildings need to be torn down to make a new and better building. God is renovating you. He won’t allow the spinning unless it ultimately leads to your advantage. Trust Him in your spinning. God says “Never will I leave you or forsake you” Hebrews 13:5 God says “Do not be afraid for I am with you” Isiah 41:10 God says “Do not worry”. Mark 6:25-34. So why do we worry, why do we get anxiety, self doubt, why do we become afraid? God always has our backs, He wants us to TRUST in Him. Trust Him in your spinning, trust Him when you don’t feel encouraged. The right people are going to find you. Promotion is going to track you down. When you are faithful in the ordinary, God will make you extraordinary. God saves the best for last so just keep swimming, eventually you will reach your God ordained destination.
Your Beautiful Purpose by Susie Larson.
This book awakens the spirit within. Susie Larson uses the power of God and the Word along with personal stories to show us we all have a purpose and how to find and follow that purpose. This book is inspirational and once you open this book you won’t want to put it down. This book is a definite must read and will you help you get closer to God.
There’s always gonna be some densebot that can’t see what you bring to the table. That’s when you flip it in their face. Whattttttt??? You want me to flip a table in their face???????
What do I mean by this?
Obviously I don’t want you to literally flip a table over in somebody’s face. “Flip a table in their face” by just doing you and stunting on them. Keep knocking balls out of the park and doing the impossible. They will notice this and realize what a blind bimbo they were being. Be great in their face. Do great in their face. Did someone deny you of something because of some minor abnormality? or maybe for no reason; they just didn’t see the star in you. Did you get denied of a job you knew you were more than capable of doing? Take a job with their competitor and exceed them in sales. Have you been denied of some opportunity because of your weight? Go hard in the gym and turn your fridge into a surplus of fruits and veggies. Then strut on the beach like you own the ocean once you’ve achieved your goal body. They gon’ be like whaaaaatttt. *table flips* Always remember, Micheal Jordan didn’t make the high school basketball team. You know how many tables he has flipped on people by going to the NBA?? Many! He is a pro table flipper. Did someone say you’re not good enough? not smart enough? Not talented enough? Show them that you are better! Dunk on them, ace your test, beat them in competition. Show the world how GOAT you are. (GOAT= Greatest Of All Time) Bask in your accomplishments. Be confident in yourself. In fact, ignore their misconceptions of you. Their blindness is their problem, not yours. And that my friends, is how you flip a table in someone’s face.