Racing Against Yourself

Racing other people in life does you no good. The race is against yourself; it’s not about anyone else. In addition it’s really not a race it’s more of figuring out the direction you are to go. Be steady and consistent in your pace to make sure you finish.

You try to control everything but none the less it doesn’t go your way. Fear will set in at this point, but tell yourself it’s temporary. Stay positive, continue to move forward because right over the hill of fear is a reward.

What do you believe? Do you believe it’s a race?

The older you become the wiser you will be. You learn that there’s no way to race to a place you can’t see. Life has many surprises for you as a matter of fact you can’t plan for it. People get sick, friends and family die, jobs get lost and it switches the trajectory of life.

Racing is an illusion because under popular belief people think certain things should be done at certain ages. During your life you will sometimes move fast and other times be in a holding pattern. The world around you plays a big role in the speed you can move. Sometimes you will be waiting for the circumstances around you to shift. Once the shift happens it will either open up opportunities or close them depending on your path.

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Don’t Give Up

You aren’t the only one who is going through something tough. I know it feels like you are alone but you aren’t. It’s a temporary situation that is guiding you to where you need to be. It could be that you are meant to become a new person to deal with the situation. The only way to become the person is to be introduced to the situation you are in.

Don’t focus on the bad thing that is currently happening. Do what you need to do and cry, scream or yell but continue to see what good things you have going for yourself.

In the bible there are many situations where someone found themselves in tough times. Each time they didn’t rely on themselves or even their friends or family. They called out to God because he was first in their life. He was the only one that could truly pull them out of their situation.

“People who do what is right may have many problems, but the Lord will solve them all”. PSALM 34:19 NCV

You aren’t alone even though it feels like it, in addition it feels like you are walking a path and everyone is judging you. When you feel like everyone is watching you it’s because you have their attention; which is the platform God needs to everyone how he’s helping you. Use your spiritual gifts to show that God has your back.

“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.” PSALM 31:24 KJV

Situations Aren’t Accidents

Situations are in your life to teach you, to get you to learn a lesson. You must be open to what life is trying to teach you so you can move forward. If you don’t accept what life is showing you it will keep bringing the situation back to you.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking a situation is an accident or coincident. In addition, accept the situation right then as a learning moment. Furthermore, know that whatever is happening to you it’s there to help you. It may not feel like help right now, but you’ll look back at some point and see how the situation pushed you to be better.

Bad Situations can easily take your happiness if you let them. Don’t get bogged down and let complaining about situations take over your life. Complaining builds negative momentum; as well as steers your life to attract more trouble. Have you ever noticed when you are complaining it’s like one thing bad after another keeps happening?

Pray to receive wisdom to understand what you need to do. Practice prayer daily until you clearly understand how to find relief. If things start to get worse stay steady and don’t lose faith. Continue praying about the situation and believing that you will get the answer in due time. You don’t want to stop if you do you’ll have to start over from the beginning which will take you twice as much time to find relief.

No approval needed

Approval dependent upon what others think will lead to your unhappiness. It will put you on a road that leads into a direction that you don’t want to go; away from your dreams. You are giving your power away to someone else; which you should never do.

The only approval that you need is between you and God. He’s given you a talent and vision, it doesn’t matter if anyone else understands it. The uncomfortable feeling that you get when others don’t understand will test you. In addition there will be times that people close to you will distance themselves. Don’t get frustrated or angry thinking negative thoughts towards these individuals.

People will try their best to protect you from something they don’t understand. They want to make logical sense out of things and if they can’t they assume it is wrong. You may have a vision that doesn’t fit into logic because it has not come into existence. It’s your job to bring the vision into its place of existence.

Regardless of what happens you must push to reach the vision you were given. When you feel that you are struggling or unclear of what to do next is when you should pray. Be clear on what you are needing during the prayer as well as making sure you are open to receive the answer.

In conclusion, you and your spirit are one, whenever you are seeking someone else’s approval you have lost your dependency on the spirit. Without the spirit you cannot reach the promised land or vision. If you reach this place, re-adjust your thoughts quickly. Get your thoughts into a place where they are positive towards the things that you are trying bring into existence.

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Thank your Spiritual Gifts

To get the full usage of your gifts be grateful for them. When you are alone or around others don’t hesitate to show your gratitude. This will open the door for your gifts to be improved or for you to activate additional ones. You won’t always be aware of all your gifts at once. Some spiritual gifts only show themselves when needed or when you reach a certain point in your life.

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You aren’t supposed to know all of the answers

You’ve been taught to always have the answers to problems. You struggle or feel inadequate when you don’t know the answer. Remember, you aren’t supposed to have all of the answers; that’s why faith exists.

Rely on faith when you are unclear on what to do. Don’t force a solution because it will turn out negatively. Forcing things is what creates some of the stress in your day. You are dealing with something that was never meant to be. Sometimes the stress is self inflicted and other times it’s created by others such as your children or relatives.

When you don’t use faith you are telling the universe that you don’t need help and you’ll take care of it yourself. When you rely on faith mixed with prayer you are reaching out for help like a beacon.

When things start to get tough

Tough times are a sign that you are starting to get closer to reaching your goal. The tougher it gets, the stronger you must become to push through. This is when you will want to give up and feel alone. It’s the time to rely on your prayer to reach further into the depths of your soul for answers.

You know what life is like when you don’t pray so what do you have to lose to pray multiple times in a day? Pray like you’ve never prayed before and you will get a message of what to do next.

In your prayer make sure to ask for something specific. Don’t be vague, don’t be shy because your life depends on it.

Faith will help you reach your potential

Your potential is the possibility of what you could become. Deep inside you have a dream of what you think it should be. It’s truly not a dream but a nudge from your spirit to get going. You struggle because you are looking for reassurance from your friends and family. They cannot help you because they can’t see the vision/dream that was given to you by the spirit. Until you decide to take a step towards that potential of what you can become nothing will change for you.

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You are not a victim

Today, is the day for you to stand up and use everything that you have to grow. You are only a victim because you see yourself that way. Reverse what you think and believe that you will win. Don’t worry about how long it will take you to win just know that you are going to win. You can’t fail if you believe the spiritual gifts you have inside are enough.

Happy Thursday

When you discover your gifts you would think it would get easier. It will actually get a little more difficult. Something will come against you but you have to continue yo push and pray. Refuse to give up because your gift and the desire that is burning within you is all that you need.

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