CHRISTIAN WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT BLOG
This is why, even Jesus said, “No one of you can be my disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.” (Luke 14:33 KJV) When you have the attitude that you are willing to give up whatever it takes to be successful, it will produce great result.
The Greek defined character as a “branding mark” on products, an
engraved or stamped mark on coins or seals. It’s a word that may refer to any artificial symbol or sign and it often refers
to human moral character involving assessments of mental qualities and
moral virtues or lack of them.
How you act is “your brand.” If you examine
a commercial or any advertisement closely, you will notice that it has a distinguished label, look, or mark. You’ll know
whether it’s pushing Pepsi or Coca Cola just by the advertisement. You can recognize a pair of Air Jordan gym shoes just
by the logo. If someone labeled you, would it be in the form of a winner? Would
it be negative or positive? Would it capture the attention of another person?
These are some of the questions you need to ponder when developing your character, and if you don’t like your answers,
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So many of us wrestle
quietly in frustration, hoping for the trouble or misery to disappear into the
blowing wind. Some people wish and hope for something grand to happen to them
without putting in the hard work it takes to prosper in life. That’s why
gambling in America is a multi-billion dollar industry. American gamblers
lost—are you ready—nearly $120 billion in 2013.
Think about that for a moment. Those gamblers are probably like many people who
look for a miracle worker to come and tap them on the shoulder and instantly make
them successful people. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could make you
successful with a simple yet magical touch? Imagine
reclining on your sofa surfing channels when a miracle worker comes shows
up of nowhere slightly tapping you on the shoulder. Then suddenly, wealth and prosperity are overflowing your life. Wow—it’s
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It can be challenging to get rid of the
destructive voices inside your head when you are surrounded by people who are
cynical. Once you start to hear negative words all the time or feel negative
attitudes, it's difficult not to agree with them. Oftentimes you won't evennotice
negativity and your positive outlook on things start to dissolve. While there
are many way for you to deal with negative people, it simply may be best for
you stop communicating and interacting with them. People who are verbally
negative all the time are most likely having negative thoughts, too.
Individuals like this can be toxic and you don't need that in your life when
you are trying to improve your thinking and your life.
Instead of dwelling on a bad thought,
substitute it with a positive affirmation. Positive affirmations are positive
declarations that are said with confidence and a perceived certainty. By saying
them, you begin to overcome negative thoughts in your subconscious mindin a healthy way by putting a
optimistic spin on it. You have to completely have faith in the words that are
coming out of your mouth and use statements that you know will steer you to an
improved attitude. Don't just say, "I am a successful person," but
say things like: "I am young, powerful and rich” or
“every day in every way I am getting better and better. When you become more
specific, it will support you in seeing the outcome much more clearly.
To begin, you have to become more mindful of
the thoughts that you continuously have. When you are more mindful of your
negative thinking, you start to recognize just how often those thoughts can
creep in. It might take some time to examine this, but once you realize what
triggers your cynical thoughts and why, it will be much easier to turn the thoughts into positive
With cell phones, laptops and computers, and
endless cable channels, the lives we lead do not always lend time for inner
stillness and reflection. We're going at such a hectic pace that we don't make
space for prayer and meditation. We don't really look within.It can be challenging at first to recognize our
internal heartbeat, but recognizing it determines what will give you success
and satisfaction. Think of it as an inner show of appreciation for every minute
where you feel in harmony with yourself, and when you hear it—be it loud and
clear or soft and slightly muffled—you'll know exactly what it is and what
you're meant to do on Earth.
You were created for this
day and time. By avoiding these common mistakes you will surely be on the right
path to live your best life.
Typically, when things annoy us, we're taught to
walk away or ignore it. But occasionally it can benefit us to take a closer
look. For example, if somebody does something wrongly, and their error drives
us crazy, we shouldn't criticize the person—we should look at what our incapacity
to stand their error can show us. What you cannot stand to see done badly is correctly
where you ought to work. For example, if you can't stand it when there are
typos on the church programs or when
company emails are not sent out in a timely fashion—if you want things in
order—maybe you should consider working in an area of leadership or administration.
Other people might not even be concerned by
these things, but your inability to put up with anything less than quality
means that you have an interest there. You need to recognize, "This is an
area I have a natural passion about."