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In spite of us, God manages to make some good in all of us

We may thing we make a positive contribution in all we do, but do we really?

God has plans for us, but sometimes we think we know better and do what we want to do instead of what He wants.

Have you noticed that when we go our own way, that’s when things don’t normally work out well. Yet God puts up with our stubbornness, and continues to find the good in us, despite our best attempts to sabotage His plans for us.

Imagine we were left to our own devices with no belief or knowledge of God…do you think you’d be half the person you are today?

Looking back on my life, there have been several times in my life when I could have completely turned away from God and gone my own way. However I’m pleased I stuck with God and allowed Him to mould my life further, as I believe I would never have achieved what I have without God by my side.

I’d urge you today, work with God, not against Him as He will help us find the good in ourselves.

Fear of failure – A scary feeling, but what causes us to be scared of failing?

There can be multiple reasons why we feel afraid of failure – Some may be because of something thing which happened in our childhood, or maybe an event which has happened more recently, in our adult life.

Is there something in your past that you can identify as your trigger which has subsequently caused you to be afraid of failure? There may not be a single event, but a series of events or situations that together cause you to fear failure.

Whatever our mistakes in our past that have triggered these feelings in us, we need to move on, wipe the slate clean, and remember we can make a new future full of positivity and confidence. We can choose to be afraid, or we can choose not to be.

Have you ever been so afraid of failing at something that you decided not to do it at all?

Have you ever felt that you’ve subconsciously undermined your own efforts, simply because you’ve been trying to avoid a failure on an even greater scale?

I certainly can answer yes to both those questions! How about you?

Without even realising, we can find the fear of failing stops us in our tracks, causing us to do nothing. When we let that happen we stop ourselves from being able to move our life forward, meaning we can miss out on opportunities to learn and grow.

We mustn’t let our fear of failure stop us from moving forward. We can choose to be afraid, or we can choose not to be. Which do you choose?

How many times have you asked yourself that question?

I guess your answer to that question depends on the context because while we may not feel we are good enough, we are always good enough for God. That doesn’t mean God doesn’t want us to continue to be more like Him, it simply means God accepts us, just the way we are, faults and all – He doesn’t care that we have our faults and failings, because He still loves us.

Do you realise you are capable to perform a miracle today and every day?

Nicky Gumbel recently shared this photo on social media:

I think in all the running around we do these days, going from one task to another, we can easily forget we’re here for a reason – God placed you just where you are to make an impact.

Matthew 5:16 ~ Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

No matter what happens in life be kind to people. Being kind to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. ~ Nicky Gumbel

It doesn’t cost us anything to be kind to someone, so no matter how others treat you, be kind.

What a fantastic legacy to leave behind when we leave this world, kindness.

All around

Posted: October 4, 2017 in life, music, quotes, religion, Salvation Army
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Is God present in your life?

Do others see God’s presence in your life?

If we live our lives with Christ at the centre of all we do, others will see Christ in everything we do. If He is our all, others will see His presence in our lives.

God placed us on this earth.

God made us who we are today.

Let’s remember to thank Him each day for giving us life.

We live because God gave us life, so we must give our all to Him in return.

That’s something I need to remind myself of often! We can get so caught up in the events, relationships, emotions that go with every day life, that we can be guilty of looking our focus. Our focus must always be on God, and not on ourselves.

Are you focusing on the right person?