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I often listen to music in my car from on usb drive. It’s got thousands of music tracks on it, and I tend to just play things randomly so I never really can predict what I’m going to hear next.

Last week on my way to work the song The best is yet to come by Mike and the Mechanics, came on, and although it’s not a Christian song, I felt as though the words of the song were God himself talking to me. It’s an upbeat song, and as it was on my way to work I heard this, I found it actually raised my spirits and really set me up for the day.

I hope you too will find the song and these words uplifting – Just listen to the song and imagine God is speaking the words to you.

Are there days when you’re feeling
Days when you’re feeling down?
And you’re looking for hope but
Hope can not that be found?
Are there nights when you’re falling
Nights when you’re falling fast?
Can you take a hold of my hand
Let go of the past?
Can I take a hold of your heart?
That’s all I ask

And if you say yeah
You give it one more chance
You see, the best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come

If there’re times you’re the winner
Times you’re the loser too
Are there times when you question
Everything you knew?
I don’t want you to give up
Don’t you give up now
Gotta keep your feet on the ground
And your head in the clouds
Can you just be true to yourself
And make me proud?

And if you say yeah
You give it one more chance
You see, the best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come

Whenever you feel alone or rejected, remember these words

For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own. ~ 1 Samuel 12:22 (NIV)

Others may never forgive us if we turn our back on them or do something to hurt or upset them, but God is different – God made each one of us, and so he will never turn his back on us, even if we have turned our back on him.

It true isn’t it, we can each be our own worst enemy can’t we!

Why do we do that to ourselves? We make things so difficult for ourselves don’t we?

I know for myself, I can easily convince myself that a decision I make is wrong, even when it’s blatantly obvious it is the right one.

Why do we do that? For those of us who are Christians, it’s clear the person who makes us doubt our every decision, every belief, is the devil. He is the one who will do anything and everything he can to make us do and say things which we wouldn’t normally do, to make us turn away from and doubt God.

So beware our worst enemy can come from within.

From the moment we are born, we learn words and actions from those around us. That trend continues throughout our lives, our thoughts and feels are moulded by how the people around us react to situations.

That’s why we need to be careful that we surround ourselves with those who are good influences on us. Otherwise we will get into the habit of saying or doing things which we would normally not want to do or say. So be careful what you see and hear, because they will influence who are become.

I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve found myself thinking about my life now, and how that compares to what my life was like when I was much younger.

In doing that, I’ve wondered, if I was able to give my younger self some advice or information to help them, what would that be. So today I want to share with you another three bits of advise I’d want to give my younger self:

  1. Love, laugh and enjoy life – you only get one chance at it
  2. Spend as much time as possible with those you love, because you never know when it might be the last time you see or speak to them
  3. Forgive and forget as no good can come out of holding grudges

How about you, what advise would you give your younger self?

I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve found myself thinking about my life now, and how that compares to what my life was like when I was much younger.

In doing that, I’ve wondered, if I was able to give my younger self some advice or information to help them, what would that be. So today I want to share with you another three bits of advise I’d want to give my younger self:

  1. Don’t let work rule your life, there are far more important things in life.
  2. Don’t let others tell you what to do or say, they don’t own you or rule your life.
  3. Pray, pray and pray some more – even when it feels as if God has deserted you

How about you, what advise would you give your younger self?

Ever wondered what really matters in our relationships with others?

What counts is what we do today.
No one really remembers anything else.

Our most recent interaction with a person is the one that’ll be foremost in their mind, so make sure your interactions are always good ones – I’m sure we all want to leave a positive impression on others not a negative one!

Obsessed

Unable to stop thinking about something; having a complete preoccupation with someone or something, to an extent that seems extreme to others.

Obsessions come in lots of different forms

  • dieting
  • going to the gym, fitness, sporting activities
  • trying to keep looking youthful
  • health supplements
  • working
  • being the best at everything
  • religion

While the description above of being obsessed may seem quite extreme, obsessions do not need to be bad things. In fact, once we acknowledge our obsessions and know when they’re taking over our daily activities, we’ve regained control.

Having said that, I hope that others can see I am obsessed with God, because I love Him, and I know He loves me. I therefore try to do all I can to repay God’s love for me each day but living my life for Him. That I know to some, may seem like I am obsessed, but to me, it’s no obsession, it’s simply my way of repaying God for all He’s done for me.

I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve found myself thinking about my life now, and how that compares to what my life was like when I was much younger.

In doing that, I’ve wondered, if I was able to give my younger self some advice or information to help them, what would that be. So today I want to share with you three bits of advise I’d want to give my younger self:

  1. Don’t be so concerned about showing your emotions, they show you’re human, and that you care!
  2. Hug those you love and tell them daily how much you love them, as tomorrow is not guaranteed.
  3. Trust God, no matter what situations you’re going through.

How about you, what advise would you give your younger self?

Believe

Posted: April 13, 2019 in personnel characteristics, self improvement, words
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Is there anyone in your life that you truly believe in?

How about yourself? Do you believe you are capable of achieving all you want to achieve? We must believe in ourselves, that we can do all tasks we set before ourselves. After all if we don’t believe in ourselves, who will?