Discipline brings structure and stability into your life. When you’re not disciplined you pretty much do whatever you want, sounds fun, for someone who is an adolescent.
If you are like most of us, there are people and situations in your life that get under your skin. What do you do when others push your emotional buttons?Do you let your anger take over and lose control of your words and actions?Do you stuff your feelings by acting as if everything is okay, while quietly resenting the other person?
It is the lot of many and please don`t be too quick to consign yourself to the belief that you are 'a square peg in a round hole.'
If God said He has given you rest, which He has, then you need to get that truth down into your heart by meditating on it. When I say heart, I don't mean the muscle in your chest that pumps blood.
The question I am asked most often is, "How do I deal with the loneliness?" The reality is there isn't anything quite like the gnawing empty feeling you experience after losing someone you love.
Some people die from a physical heart attack. Others recover but know they have to be very careful not to have another. Two disciples of Jesus had their spiritual hearts attacked by Satan. One died from it - physically and spiritually. He will experience what the Bible calls "the second death." The other recovered because he was repentant and was forgiven.
By Tina Tessina The problem with toxic friendships is that other people tend to dismiss it, but friends who are more like enemies, or “Frenemies” can be very abusive. Frenemy relationships tend to be more emotional (controlling, passive-aggressive or demeaning) than physical. It’s usually not as intense as domestic abuse, because friends have an easier […]
I now realize that my weakness - my total helplessness in that hour prompted God to reveal His Strength in my life as I had never seen it before.
A breakup is unarguably always really hurtful but how it's handled is very important. A lot of people tend to make a lot of mistakes after a breakup and that is why this article is a must read. It will guide us on things to do after a break up.
I think it is absolutely imperative that we have faith in ourselves and our ability to achieve what it is we really want to achieve. Because if we don't have that, then all the divine help and spiritual guidance in the world can't help us
An individual with biblical integrity is a principled person who becomes salt and light by living according to God's word and walking in the Holy Spirit. The result is uprightness, sincerity, honesty and trustworthiness.
The two-faced person wants to obtain something from you, but is either too jealous or lazy to get it for themselves. The thing they want from you may vary, but the motivation won't -- they have chosen deception in order to get it. They behave in a manner that is not Godly, but that is petty, deceitful, and self-serving.
Is your life working for you? Do you need a fresh start in life, but you don’t know how to get that? Are you frustrated because you have tried to “hit the resend button” and instead of moving forward you go backwards?
By Tope Banjo Serving in the Helps Ministry is giving a hand of service towards the fulfillment of your Pastor’s God-given vision. And being effective makes you relevant. It makes your leader consider a job “well done” just because it was committed to you. Through your service, a public image or impression is also created […]
Are you afraid of death? Many people for fear of death have taken wrong steps and decisions, yet death has no power over a Christian believer, except he or she allows it.
Have you ever waited on someone else to grant you permission or approval? Are you tired of the wait? Although you carry on with your daily life does it feel like you are living in limbo. Unable to do what you really want and need to do yet, you are not acknowledging that you're waiting on someone else.
A few years ago I went and got my mass shooter certification. While I seldom do crisis work anymore, I thought the skill-set would be beneficial even if only on a personal level. But as the number of these shootings continue to increase, I have found myself taking more and more training's. I'm not sure how or why it has gotten so bad, but it is a subject that we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to.
Say sorry to your 'enemy' because you are really saying sorry to God. Go and do it. Go with your head held high, giving them eye contact, go there with dignity, and say it like you mean it. Account for what you can account for. God does not ask you to account for what they are expected to give. But, likewise, have no expectation of them.
Many of us want to be nice people. Nice people are polite and helpful. Nice people try to be considerate of the feelings of others. Nice people don't want to offend or upset anyone and are uncomfortable "causing a scene."
“This is just great!!!” That was what I was thinking in my heart as seven hundred people pressed to the front of the building to be prayed for. I had never seen a leper before, but the leper colony on the outskirts of Katmandu, Napal was no stranger to the disease. Some that belonged to […]
Looking back, was that the epitome of idleness, or what? My act of digging up the past from the grave of yesterday never failed to fatten me with grasps of bitterness. By the time I was through with this sheepish ritual that I find hard to believe I used to partake in, there were always two consequences.
During a cross country trip traveling with my daughter, we sat in a roadside restaurant somewhere in South Dakota. As our attention was directed to a little girl about 3 or 4 years old. I am not sure anymore what she did to get our attention, but I remember commenting to her father about how cute she was. “Well, she is definitely a leader” her father commented, and with a chuckle he continues to tell us “I said to my wife, we better make sure she goes down the right road, because if we don’t she will be taking a lot of people down the wrong road with her”.
Times have changed, to be sure, but man has not, and conflicts similar as this go on all the time over a multitude of matters. Every serious minded Christian is concerned about the will of God, and must stand for his convictions. The problem comes when equally serious minded Christians have opposite convictions, and both are justifying their convictions by saying they are following the will of God.
We are warned in Scripture to discern the spirits to see whether they are of God. Never was this gift so needed as in today’s violent society. And it is not simply criminals and con artists who warrant this exercise; oftentimes everyday citizens do as well.
There's nothing wrong with doing those things, but if you never set aside time to focus wholeheartedly on prayer or the Bible, your relationship with God will feel cluttered and superficial. It's not too late to develop new spiritual habits.
Sin first comes as a temptation. The devil does not force anyone to commit sin. He entices, dangles sins and exhibits pleasures of sins but we can choose either to resist or yield to them. He did same with Christ but Christ chose to resist him.
So many of us give up easily out of fear of the two-lettered word NO. Opportunities, promotions, increase, respect, and more have slipped away from us because of the surge of discouragement within us when the word “no” slips into our ears. For those who are conscious of their authority to trample the word “no” under their confident feet, even the sky is not their limit.
Do you complain or thank God with a heart of gratitude?
Life doesn’t usually go the way we planned. Awkward, uncomfortable and embarrassing situations show up from time to time. What do you do when things don’t go according to your plans? How do you respond when both your Plan A and Plan B option meet with a roadblock?
After long, long endless days of thinking and searching, I heard a trusted friend speak recently about getting some peace back into our lives by being a difference maker. What does that really mean though?
Focus and specialize to gain a competitive edge. While having general knowledge in your field can be useful, today is the day of the specialist. Find what interests you and laser focus on it. It's very easy to get distracted.