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CONFIDENCE

I was reading my Bible this morning from Joyce Meyer’s The Everyday Life Bible which has Life Points on the side. After I finished reading Romans 1 I looked over, I started reading the life points afterwards, and this life point just jumped off the page at me, so I decided to share it this morning.

In ministry, I learned to remain confident in God when someone got up and walked out while I was preaching. In the beginning of my ministry, that type of occurrence brought out all of my insecurities and practically destroyed my confidence. Due to a lack of properly understanding God’s Word, some of our friends and family members told me that a woman should not preach the Word of God. I also knew that some people, particularly men, had difficulty receiving the Word from a woman. This was confusing to me because I knew God called me and anointed me to preach His Word. I could not have done it otherwise, but people’s rejection still affected me because I lacked confidence. I had to grow in confidence to the place where people’s opinions and their acceptance or rejection did not alter my confidence level. My confidence had to be in God, not in people. (Meyers, 2006)

When the growth and progress of my ministry seemed painfully slow, I had to practice being consistently confident. It is easier to remain confident when we see progress, but during times of waiting the devil attacks our confidence and attempts to destroy it. We must resist him. (Meyers, 2006)

Have you ever been here before, with lack of confidence? I know I have. Just stepping out and beginning to do this blog take confidence. Stepping out with my Life Coaching took confidence, and now I’m stepping out with doing workshops and that is taking lots of confidence. Having confidence (faith) in God that I know he will never bring me to a place and leave me there.

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WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

If all you had to do was wish for something and you would have it, life would be pretty boring, wouldn’t it? God placed barriers between us and what we want, so we can enjoy interesting and satisfying lives. God hid our biggest rewards behind the highest barriers – our deepest fears. God wants us to face our fears, and hold ground in their presence, and let them go, and that’s how we get out biggest rewards. What are you most afraid of? Say it, just start by saying it.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in Change, Listen, Love, Roadblocks

 

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LISTEN: Is God talking?

Have you ever been with someone that just seems to have the personality that just does not match you. Maybe your quiet and they are loud. Just image how Jesus feels sometimes. We walk through life everyday sometimes we are so busy or it is so loud that we can’t hear the voice of God. Have you ever been there before? Go ahead raise your hand, no one will see. Sometimes God just needs us to be quiet in him. I believe when this happens God is able to talk. Just be sure to listen.

Psalm 37:7 Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

 

 

 
 

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ROADBLOCKS: FEAR (Part 2)

I believe roadblocks come in different forms. Been praying today on whether or not to continue on roadblocks or go on to another subject. While listening to an old CD (Kenneth Copeland) on my way to Gainesville today for an appointment, he was talking about fear. Fear doesn’t have control over us unless we allow it to. Something one of my pastors said stuck with me. Your past can’t control you if you don’t look back. Fear is always trying to get you to look back.

Joyce Meyers said one time that God never said, “Feel not” or “shake not.” He said, “Fear not!” He wants us to confront the spirit. We are not to run—not to take flight; but stand our ground and realize that God is with us.

Have you ever found yourself at a place in life that you were wondering if only you had done something or even maybe if the decisions that needed to be made were correct. Some people drag their feet all their lives out of fear of making a wrong decision. Confront life and start finding out what is right and wrong for you. Don’t spend all your life wondering. Fear of man can cause people not to fulfill their future.

Luke 12:4-5 (MSG) “I’m speaking to you as dear friends. Don’t be bluffed into silence or insincerity by the threats of religious bullies. True, they can kill you, but then what can they do? There’s nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Roadblocks

 

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