Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Politics: making the right decision

Politics: making the right decision

This is a very interesting political year for Democrats and Republicans and independents I like, we are all looking to see and to make the right decisions, this time of the year is very hard to cipher through all of the hoopla and make a good decision based off of the information we are receiving, there is so much negative campaigning going on between both parties it is very hard to see who's telling the truth, My suggestion is to do your own check, All of this is public record, if You are like me I love politics I love a good debate and I love going back Through history, History shows us how far we have come but it also shows us how Divided we are as a political party But I also have confidence in our political system I think it is a very good system that has been put in place I don't know what the outcome may be but I know the American people will put in place the president they vote for, but the main thing is make sure you get out and vote I will be blogging about this all the way up until November talk to you soon

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

God doesn’t want us just to know who we are in Him; He wants us to become it.

God doesn’t want us just to know who we are in Him; He wants us to become it. Whenever we see ourselves being something, doing something, or going somewhere, and we believe that God’s power in us will bring this glimpse of our potential to pass, we tap into God’s power to accomplish His will. This power of God is at work in us to save us and to call us to a holy life in Christ Jesus (see 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 and 2 Timothy 1:8-10). Satan knows that God “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20) and he is threatened by potential that is transformed by this power. Therefore, we must diligently defend God’s power within us so that our vision can be changed into mission and God’s potency may be revealed in us. God’s power in us is a second treasure to be

Friday, September 28, 2012

Many dreams die because they are shared with the wrong people.

Many dreams die because they are shared with the wrong people. Remember, others do not see what you see. They cannot completely understand the vision God has given you. Protect your potential by choosing carefully those with whom you share your dreams and aspirations, and by maintaining an environment in which your potential can be fulfilled. To maximize your life you must manage your environment and the quality of the people and resources that influence you. Your greatest responsibility is to yourself, not others.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Opinions of Others

The Opinions of Others Most of us have had the experience of sharing a great idea with friends only to have them tell us 50 reasons why it won’t work. Too often such criticism prompts us to abandon our ideas because we wanted those with whom we shared our dreams to approve of our plans. Forsaking dreams because others belittle them or say we are crazy for trying them wastes potential. So does changing our plans to suit the ideas and expectations of our family, friends, and business associates. Satan uses those closest to us, whose opinions we value, to get to our potential. He kills our vision by shaking our faith in God and our confidence in ourselves. Satan uses those closest to us, whose opinions we value, to get to our potential. Because the destroyer uses those you trust most to keep you from translating your vision into reality, you must accept that no one is for you except God. No human being can be trusted to defend your potential. You alone are responsible. By refusing to allow the disparaging comments of others to discourage you, by removing yourself from their influence when your vision becomes threatened, and by clinging to God’s commandments and directions, you can unleash the totality of God’s power within you. Jesus demonstrated the importance of disregarding the opinions of others when He went to Jerusalem one Passover and the crowds believed in Him because of the miracles He performed. But Jesus would not entrust Himself to them, for He knew all men. He did not need man’s testimony about man, for He knew what was in a man (John 2:24-25). He had a good reason to be cautious about accepting the affirmation of the crowd: He knew the fickle nature of people. He didn’t trust their cheers and their pats on the back. Accolades should be appreciated but never required. The events of the week preceding His death confirm the wisdom of His decision. One day the people in Jerusalem received Him with great joy and hailed Him as the Messiah. Several days later they clamored for His death. Had He relied on their praise and good will, He very well may have lost the opportunity to fulfill His God-given purpose to be the Savior of the world. You too must beware of allowing the opinions of others to influence your decisions. Do not trust others to work for your good. Too often folks you thought were for you will turn against you and destroy what you have been working to accomplish. Remember, you are required to perform for an audience of one, the Lord Jesus Christ. When He applauds, then you are successful. Get your encouragement and promotion from God. Tap into the heavenly realm and receive the confirmation of your plans from Him because His opinion is the only one that counts. The opinions of others can destroy your potential if you permit them to touch your dreams and visions. To maximize your life you must declare independence from the opinions of others.