Empowering Self

Keep your focus on your joy!

Even when there is turmoil on the outside world, don't let it get in the inside of you and ruin your true sense of inner peace. We can't stop the trouble in the world or all of our problems and hurts but we can, however, refuse to allow them to penetrate into the depths of our mind or inner being. It is very important to stay conscious of where you are placing your thoughts and stop them from entering on the inside of you.

It's time to come to a place of inner peace

Worrying is the thief that often catches you unaware! It will rob you of a peaceful night sleep and it will create tension during your days. Don't let worry and sickness or financial difficulties become your ruler but instead let those feelings spur you to take some positive action. Worry can be helpful when it reminds you that you need to take control of your mind, tell it what you want to think about and let it know that your worry is too often debilitating and false.

Messages of the Heart Matter

We are shown daily how we can life a happier and healthier life but I have discovered that most people refuse to listen to the messages of their heart. You cannot be self-righteous, proud or unwillingly to hear the truth, you need to believe that you have flaws; you have shortcomings and need the mercy and guidance of your Creator to get you through. He wants to always come to our aid but if we turn our heart only to material gratification, we will always miss the mark.

Is your hope alive and well?

Could you imagine where people would be if hope didn't exist? That's a valuable and priceless commodity. Many people today have allowed themselves to sink into depression and loneliness. I realize that you can't build a life on "hope" alone. Part of this is true - you can't build anything on just hope, but it's a good start to a solid foundation. Hoping for something to happen, and then actively pursuing your hope is the ideal way to achieve greatness. All successful people started out hoping to achieve something great.

Use your obstacles for your good

When you maintain the right attitude, your Creator will use your difficult times for your good. Nothing happens for a worthless purpose, but rather is divinely planned. Life actually happens on purpose! That is why you need to stay positive and know that when you maintain the right attitude, things will, with time, begin to shine brightly.

Believe that you are never alone.

Sometimes we want to move forward in our lives but we feel inadequate or unsure of our own knowledge and strength. If we would stay in hope and trust in a Source far greater than our own strength, nothing is impossible. When you have unshakable faith, that is, believe without a shadow of a doubt, something different and wonderful will come into your life because you are receiving the favor of your Creator, who is your partner - nothing is impossible. Please note, however, you cannot simply sit and ���Hope', you also must take appropriate action and be prepared for your success.

Do you know what your purpose is for your life?

It is important to distinguish between the truth and error. If you cannot make that determination, you will falter often and feel deeply challenged and/or defeated.To be able to discern truthfully for your life really starts at early childhood. We are taught by our parents first to know the truth and speak the truth but if you have not had that advantage, it would greatly serve you and your life if you were prepared now to make right choices and valued decisions for your life.

Don't let anyone control your mind!

In this world that we live in today, we are continually bombarded by powerful forces who are trying to control our minds, to squeeze our thoughts, ideas and reasoning into their mold. They want us to see life through their eyes and therefore, accept what they say as the truth. Please stay alert and refuse to take someone else's thought as the gospel truth!

Difficulties are a part of life!

You are not weak but rather strong and able to go through the difficulties of life. Don't allow your mind to tell you otherwise! There is always a purpose for the pain and harsh times. This is the moment to stand tall and push through it in the best way possible. Believe there is always a lesson for you to learn. Don't be hard headed and continue to go through the same pain again and again. Learn from it, grow from it and remember that if you don't want to go through that same experience again, something has to change!

Stay in Faith!

Faith is key imageGod can set a miracle into action. Stop praying for your life to change and start praying in gratitude for all the goodness in your life. In other words pray as if your miracle has been answered. Suddenly things will fall into place. Believe that God has already given you all that you have asked for. Do your part and remember to be in appreciation for God's goodness.