Matthew 11:28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”.

We can’t control what happens to us, but we can control how we react to it. Remember that even when life knocks you down, you don’t have to stay there and let it run the show. Get up and fight back, because that is the only way you can keep going in life.,,, Discover the Champion in you #fight4c

Why Do You Do Good?

I do good NOT because I want to go to heaven (Heaven itself does not motivate me to be good).
I do good NOT because I’m afraid of going to hell (There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.).
I do good NOT because I will be receiving my rewards from my heavenly investments (Greed can’t manipulate and motivate me).
I give and do good NOT because I will be receiving ten folds from what I give (Once again, greed, wealth and prosperity can’t motivate me).

I do good NOT because I have to be good in order to be called a good christian. (Praises of men does not motivate me to be good)

I do good because… of the fact that I have been given what I don’t deserved. I have been given Jesus Christ in midst of my ignorant, backsliding and rebellious heart, I have been shown mercy and love continually, He was FAITHFUL to me even though I was not to Him. I’m motivated to do good because of what He did for me upon that cross. I do good and will be continuing to do good and glorify Him because my heart is driven by His love.

And lastly, I do good because I finally understood what “John 3:16” really meant in my life…..The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

Feeling Dejected? 

Ever wake up feeling incompetent?, feeling dejected ? With thoughts of doubt in complete control of your thinking? Thoughts such as: I can’t do it all. I don’t have enough time. I don’t have enough energy. I don’t have what it takes to do all God’s called me to do? 
Well let me tell you this, if your thoughts are against you, your feelings are too!! But we do have a choice. We can choose out thoughts? Start by setting your thinking to how God thinks about you. What are His thoughts for me today? When you get that feeling, stop and isolate that thought, “the I cant do it” one and compare it to God’s thought towards you. Are they in line? If not look for a promise in the bible to replace the lie that his filled your thoughts with negativity.

 To help you on your way I have listed a few examples of what Champions do when they have negative thoughts:

 1. When uncertainty comes against them, saying I’m not good enough – they will focus on the truth that God is for me! He says I’m fearfully and wonderfully made; all of His works are wonderful and I am one of them (Ps. 139:14).

 2. When hesitation comes against them, saying I shouldn’t get my hopes up because I’ll only be disappointed -they remember God is for me! He has plans for my life that are filled with purpose and hope (Jer. 29:11).

 3. When misgiving comes against them, saying nobody loves me – they cling to the truth that God is for them! He loves me so much that He gave His only Son to live and die for me, and He chose me to be adopted into His family. ( John 3:16, Eph. 1:4–5).

 4. When doubt comes against them, saying I can’t do something because it’s too hard – they remember God is for them! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)

Is New Years really a New Beginning?

Is New Years really a New Beginning? I mean we make promises and resolutions. But how many of us wake up the following New Years Eve to the realization that we harbour the same grudges, same animosity’s and same bad emotions as we did the year before. That we accomplished few positives in our lives?

You see, I for one have let so many bad relationship’s, circumstances and situations weigh me down like an anchor year after year. I allow it to drag me down to the point I feel like I am drowning. I mean on both sides of the isle, how many time does somebody owe us an apology for the same thing, how many times should we have to apologize for the same thing? Once! is the answer, and if it can’t be let go at that point, then we truly don’t understand forgiveness.

However, there is a point that when people continue to pile on new offenses you have to sit back and say, wait a minute, I don’t need this all of the time, where is my peace? So at that point let go and let God. Forgive them and walk away. Because letting them be an anchor around your neck, letting them hurt you time and time again then becomes a choice, our own choice to allow it’s continuance.

God demands forgiveness, but in that he never tells us we have to remain in the lives of those we forgive. Because forgiveness is for ourselves, especially when we are forgiving the “same people” for “different acts” all of the time. There comes a time when your happiness matters, that your feelings matter, even if it means walking away from a parent, sibling or friend. If people cannot treat you with respect, cannot love you for who you are, and cannot be a positive in your life, tie the anchor around that relationship and drop it in the ocean. Wash it away, and truly start a new life.

Trying not to look back will be hard, but worth the effort. I guess in all of this my opinion is, if your at fault, own up to it, apologize and ask for forgiveness, if you do not get it, walk away, you did your part! But! Never take blame or responsibility for something you did not do! Never apologize just to end a conflict! It will never end well.

And for those in your lives that don’t apologize or ask for forgiveness for their offenses against you, don’t wait. Forgive them, walk away, and live your life to the fullest! The best revenge in life is the life we lead! Our happiness and Success, will be the best weapon against people that wish you ill will, and that always cause conflict for you. Be nobody’s whipping post, emotionally or physically. Rise above the conflict! In an evil world, Noah listened to the word of God, and at the end of the storm, evil was washed away, and his life began anew! Build your own personal ARK and let the bad in your life be washed away!

This year, I am building that ARK, and want to look back 356 days from now, and see a true change in my life! I wish the same for all of you!

Much Love, and Happy New Years to everybody

Write Your Goals for 2017

“And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it,” (Habakkuk 2:2).

Take the time to write down carefully what you want to accomplish with your life.

Writing down your goals makes you more decisive. The
30 minutes you invest in making a Daily Schedule will be multiplied 10 times before the end of the month.

Visualisation of a goal builds confidence so Goal setters can predict their success.

One of the secrets of those who set goals is they link their tasks to their calendar.

Get in touch if you would like some help in setting your goals…