Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality! – words uttered to Les Brown by a teacher & these words changed his life.
A must watch video!
It is a reminder that greatness is often born on the bed of adversity, trials come in to sharpen us & make us stronger & winning is an attitude.
Let the naysayers keep at what they do best BUT don’t let that affect YOU!
Just go ahead & work on making your dreams come true!
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…
“When you don’t give up, you cannot fail”
Powerful, moving & a brilliant tribute to Parenting!
“…My people will be filled with My bounty,” declares the Lord.
“…But the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.”
One of the most powerful messages by Bishop TD Jakes-
“Don’t Give Up, Something is about to Happen!”
“God’s method of bringing you out may not be the method that you would have chosen”
“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.” (John 9:1-7)
Great words from Bishop TD Jakes –
Even the most even-tempered, mild-mannered person will at some time rock someone else’s boat. Offenses do come. We must choose to let it go!
Too many people become trapped in the “hell” of their experiences long after the wounds were inflicted. Just like your body, your mind and spirit are designed to heal and recover.
The real test of faith is in facing the silence when God places you on “hold”.
When the promise of God has grown in the fertile ground of a faith-filled heart and reached the time of maturation, it will come to pass.
If you can’t fix it…stand there! If you don’t understand it…stand there! If tears are running down your face…stand there! When you want to walk away and quit…stand there!
The enemy will try to stop God’s will in your life, but “HE who began a good work in you shall perform it until the day of JESUS CHRIST”
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
I recently read the book Stormie – A Story of Forgiveness and Healing by Stormie Omartian.
In the book Stormie describes her troubled childhood, being brought up by an abusive Mother who would keep her locked in a closet & the cruel taunts, verbal abuse she endured all through her childhood, even into adulthood.
This is the moving account of her battle with depression, the occult, alcohol & drugs that were a part of her life as a young artist in Hollywood, often performing on the Glen Campbell Show. With a miserable first marriage that followed, which made a bad situation infinitely worse, the anxiety attacks & recurring depression…hers was a tragic life to say the least.
Stormie’s mentally ill Mother was later diagnosed with schizophrenia; the book painfully describes a mind that had simply become sick. Amazing is the steadfastness of her Father, who refused to have his wife committed & endured her insults & insane behaviour till the very end.
What comes out so powerfully is God’s deliverance of a life that was hurtling down the cliffs of destruction. It is a story of such amazing power – the incredible intervention of Jesus Christ as He entered the scene of a devastated life, how He delivered her & restored her to fullness…eventually. Jesus built something beautiful out of a life that was in ruins. It’s awesome what the Master Potter can do!
He has made all things beautiful in its time (Eccl 3:11)
Powerful & inspiring, this is one book which is a must read.
For more information visit her website.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~ Romans 8:38,39
God sometimes wants to shut a door completely before He can open doors to new possibilities. Maybe you have had some doors close in your life. In spite of everything, know that God is stirring you to accomplish His purpose in your life. God knows what it takes to bring order back to your life. Trust Him. He’s working on something and when He’s done, everything around you will be made better.
~ Bishop TD Jakes
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Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
~ Psalm 30:5 ~
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~
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Some poems have the ability to inspire & strengthen. If by Rudyard Kipling is one of those poems I have never tired of reading…
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!