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Captain – a person who is at the head of, or in authority over others; chief; leader.

Even when there is a leader, a captain, in charge it doesn’t mean everything will go smoothly for the team they are in charge of.

When you’re in a war and fighting a battle, and you have God as your captain, there’s no way you are not going to win! ~ Joyce Meyer

For us as Christians, God is our captain. However, even that doesn’t that mean that we won’t have to fight any battles?

Far from it, every day is a battle against evil! But it is a battle we can win if we keep following our captain, God.


Posted: February 15, 2018 in books, life, management, religion
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When you build something some scratch, whether it be decorating a room, building a wall, writing a book, a computer program or something else, you feel pride in what you’ve built, and probably a little bit protective of it as well.

Likewise, when it’s something we’ve built, we are the ones who know better than anyone else how it was built and how it actually works.

Similarly, when it comes to us, the person who created us, God, knows us far better than anyone else – He knows what makes us happy; He knows what upsets us; He knows what worries us as well as knowing our talents; He knows every little thing about us.

Because God knows us inside out, doesn’t it make sense that we turn to Him for help and guidance, just as we would turn to an instruction manual when we have a problem building something.

To be continued

Posted: December 5, 2017 in depression, Health, life, planning, religion

Well if you’re reading this, you’ve made it to today!

Have you ever been going through a time when you didn’t think you’d still be here today?

Well, you’ve made it to today because God planned your life that way, and the fact you’re still here suggests He’s still got work for you to do for Him.

Each of us are far from the finished article we want to be, we are still God’s ‘works-in-progress’, so watch this space, our lives are to be continued!


Are you a ‘real’ Christian or are you just going through the motions?

If you hold back any part of your life from God, you haven’t given Him your all. So give God your all, your hurts, your heartaches, your memories and dreams, your plans and your desires, but most of all, give Him your heart.

The last couple of days I’ve been talking about the fear of failure that affects so many people. Having talked about why some fear failure, I now want to focus on some possible ways to help overcome a fear of failure.

It’s all about goals and targets!

Start by setting small achievable goals that will help you build your confidence. Having set a goal, start thinking about all the possible outcomes, positive and negative, and rationally consider what may happen, developing contingency plans as you go. As you go through these possible outcomes you’ll hopefully find answers/solutions to all possible negative scenarios, in turn helping you thinking positively.

Repeat these steps by setting another goal, and then another goal. By moving forward slowly and steadily, you’ll begin to overcome your fear of failure.

Good luck!

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

Today I’m following up on from Saturday’s blog post (Volunteers) where I asked you to support and encourage those who volunteer in our communities and churches.

Everyone in a leadership role in our communities or churches, whether volunteering or employed, have to make decisions about the group or community they are responsible for. That in itself can be difficult, as just like in any walk of life, not everyone will agree with decisions they make. However that doesn’t give us the right to challenge or confront the leader, as just as I said on Saturday, they are the one that has been approved to have the leadership role, and therefore their decisions should be respected.

For example when it comes to leadership of a music group, the leader may want the group to sing/play a piece of music at a faster or slower speed than the music indicates, or maybe they want it played quieter or louder than the music states – Does that make the leader wrong?

Of course it doesn’t! The leader hasn’t simply decided to lead the piece of music in a particular way for no reason, they feel their interpretation of the music will add to the performance, and therefore their the group should accept their leader’s guidance.

Respect your leaders, regardless of whether they are paid or volunteers, because they do a difficult job, and therefore need your support and encouragement.

In so many areas of life we find people who freely give up their own personal time and talents to help others, expecting nothing in return except the knowledge that they’ve helped others.

Whether it running a kids’ football team, working in a charity shop, taking on a position within your church, helping those with disabilities, helping to educate others by leading evening classes, or some other voluntary act, people do these things voluntarily, and that is what others need to remember.

We can all be quick to make derogatory comments about the ability of the person who has volunteered. Many will think they can do better than the person who is in charge, but can they?

From experience, probably not! Even if we were capable of doing a job better than the person who has volunteered, we should be supportive and helpful towards the person, after all they have given of their time and talents freely, while we haven’t! They may not be perfect at the job they have undertaken, but they are doing their best – They wouldn’t have been given the job if those in charge didn’t think they were capable of doing a good job.

Volunteers aren’t in it for their own glorification, but are there to help others, so if you find yourself putting your trust in volunteers to lead, help, train or educate you or your family, don’t put them down or tell others you could do better.  Instead, always give them your support and encouragement.

So which of these steps are you on?

Have you got ‘stuck’ on your current step?

When you haven’t reached even the 1st step, it can seem like there’s no point it trying to start climbing the stairs. However once you start to learn and are able to take another new step, you gain confidence; with confidence comes optimism; with optimism comes targets and goals and when you have targets/goals you aim higher and higher until you reach the top of the stairs, your goal.

So don’t feel dejected if you’ve not started onto that 1st step yet, but have confidence in your ability, and you can achieve great things.

When you face choices in your life, do you:

  1. Think things through on your own before making a decision
  2. Talk the choices though with your family and make a joint decision
  3. Take the situation to God, and wait for Him to direct you

We probably all try to do a bit of all these options if we’re honest, but as Christians we must always go for option 3. Remember God will never ask you to do something you’re not capable of – You may just not realise you are capable of it before you start!

So leave your life choices to God, and He will do the best for you.