Spiritual

Faith Road SignFEAR IS TIED TO FACTS

The facts:
The facts say that life is rough.

You won’t make your dreamed goals because the whole world is working against you. Chaos is the order of the day. The economy is down. The job market is failing as a structure. Nobody and no organization is safe. Even the school systems are cutting teachers.

What is the world coming to?

In short, looking at the facts that-revolve-around-life can get downright depressing. I understand why people are afraid to get married, start a business, have a child, move to a new city, change career paths, etc.

All of the facts point toward failure and unlimited risk. At this rate, it makes perfect sense that any rational individual put away their rose-colored lens, bury into a hole in the ground, and hide from all of the pitfalls that stand to engulf them. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

FAITH IS TIED TO FUNCTION

The function:
If you know what your function is (as God has decreed) then all of the facts mean nothing.

The TRUTH (not the facts) says that you’re the head and not the tail. You’re the lender and not the borrower. You’re above and not beneath. You are destined for great things which include holding prized positions and leaving lasting impressions. Every place that you set your feet God has ALREADY given to you. If you function under this anointing with this authority then the rest of the universe will bend to ensure that God’s will is fulfilled in your life. Continue reading “Facts vs. Function (continued)” »

It is your FAITH that will make you "whole!"

… and I Believed in Myself.”

Yes, you read correct. I believe in myself.

Why?

Not because of some of the reason that you’ll probably hear from many other human beings. I do not believe in my talent, knowledge, strength, or wisdom that I’ve acquired through random life experiences to carry me through challenges. I’m not banking on my good looks (beauty is vain), my emotions (the heart is deceitful), or my intellect (lean not to your own understanding). As evident in the last line, all of these means are flawed in the natural sense. Using them alone will only lead me to dissapointment, heartache, and frustration. Which, in turn, will lead to fear of challenges and -ultimately- a lack of desire to achieve. Many people who have lived in this state for a period of time are overwhelmed with apathy and complacency… the desired which once burned bright now holds the strength of a failing match.

THERE IS HOPE

But don’t despair, a transfer of foundation is all that is needed to put one back into the proper position in life.

If one is willing to revisit their broken dreams or shattered ego it is possible to find that the root of the problem wasn’t the dream at all. It was what the dream was founded on. If faith is not a catalyst in the process of meeting challenges then it is a good chance that the challenges will go unmet. Fortify your persuits with faith and even through setbacks, they will eventually come to past. Believe in the God that you serve. Believe in the God in you. Not in shallow things or natural things… but in deep, supernatural things!

That belief is all that is needed to see challenges as large as mountains removed and casted into the see.

P.S. Once you have achieved your goal… don’t forget to BOAST IN THE LORD!!!

Out with the Old…

One of the hardest things to do as a person is to know when to close a chapter and start a new one.  Yet, all of the universe, including the calendar system, lends itself to starting over. Every 365 (and a quarter) days the earth completes a cycle around the sun. Does the Earth stop, stutter step, or drift afterwards? No!

It keeps right on spinning!

Contrary to popular belief, every trip is different than the one before. This is a New Year. The old has passed away; behold, the new is here. So the question becomes, “How does one make this year count?”

Start with examining the Author of your Goals

If you, in and of yourself, have unilaterally come up with expectations and goals that you desire to achieve in life then there is a good chance that you didn’t invite a higher power to help you sketch the picture of your tomorrow. Without a guided hand your dreams, though still attainable, may turn out to be well planned nightmares. I say this because many of the things that we desire out of life have little to do with the ultimate reality of life. We spend years trying to get an expensive house instead of nurturing our families and establishing strong homes. We break our necks to purchase high-end cars to take ourselves and friends places but won’t invest the time or the energy to tend to the emotional needs of ourselves, let alone our love ones. We fight to climb the corporate ladder and care little about nature, the sick, or the elderly.

Let’s face it, we major on the minors.

And, no, it is not 100% our fault. Some of these behavioral patterns have been modeled before us and taught to us by the people we trust the most. They tell us to be doctors, not to cure the diseases of the world -so we can have job security and good salaries. They tell us to be lawyers, not to convict the guilty and free the innocent -so we can wear the best clothes and have the highest status amongst our peers.

Yes, they taught us (and taught us well I might add) how to focus on the material world. However, I hope that you will see that these are merely the goals of last year. Life has revealed that any pursuit sought after for the wrong reason holds little REAL reward. These pursuits grow fruitless and empty quickly and your spirit honestly will desire more.

So what’s next?

Now it is time to dig a little deeper and reach for a little more than the expected financial stability and social standing that our society proclaims as success. We are stretching towards wholeness. Ironically, when this approach is pursued the rest of the expectations in life usually fall into place.

Here’s to getting the old thought process out and working with a new game plan.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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A Fresh Start

Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,       Because His compassions fail not.       They are new every morning;       Great is Your faithfulness. Every year people all around the world make New Year’s resolutions. Their goal and intention is to make the current year that they are entering into the best year of their life. They […]

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