STOP ACTING LIKE THE WORLD

Romans 12:2 Don’t be like the people of
this world, but let God change the way you
think. Then you will know how to do
everything that is good and pleasing to
him. – The way we think comes before we
act. When you accepted Jesus as your
personal Lord and Savior, your mind
should be on the path of renewal, the way
you thought before should be transformed,
the way you acted before should be
completely changed.
Acting like the world should not even be
considered anymore. If you have slipped
back into that worldly thinking, let God
change the way you think so you can
please Him the right way and live a true
Christian life like you are supposed to. It
may not always be easy, but with the Help
that God provides you will succeed and
win.

DO YOU FAIL TO PLAN?

There is a saying that you may have heard
and it says: People don’t plan to fail, they
fail to plan. Are you in that category? If
you want your business to be successful,
you must plan your strategies. How to start
the business, how much money do I need,
where do I get the products from, how can
I make the sale or what happens when
someone says no.
These are just a few of the things that you
have to plan for. Without a plan you will as
many have done in the past failed. To
make sure this doesn’t happen to you start
writing down the questions you will have
to face as well as the answers that will
keep you going until you reach your
desired goal and achievement.
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IS YOUR OWN WILL POWER ENOUGH ?

Will-power versus God-power. It is good to
have will-power when it comes to the
ability to do things or stay away from
temptation, but sometimes will-power is
not enough. It can fail you when you need
it the most.
God-power on the other hand will NEVER
fail you if you have faith and believe. God-
power will take over when your own will-
power just can’t continue on. So let us
pray each day that God give us His power
when we need it the most.

DON’T LET OPPORTUNITIES PASS YOU BY

There are many opportunities that come
your way, but if you are not in the right
frame of mind at the time, you can easily
overlook them and let them slip right on
by. You have to start today to be on the
lookout for opportunities that can make
your life better in some kind of way.
God can open a door to a business
opportunity, an opportunity to meet
someone, an opportunity to learn
something new or an opportunity to gain
more knowledge and wisdom on a
particular subject. Whatever it may be, you
need to take advantage of it right then and
there.

EMBRACE YOUR SEASON

God has ordained seasons and cycles in
our lives. Sometimes, when our dreams
aren’t coming to pass on our timetable, we
can be tempted to get frustrated. But we
have to be careful not to allow our
attitude to keep us from moving forward.
Understand that in God’s kingdom, every
season is not harvest. There are plowing
seasons, planting seasons and watering
seasons. Sure, we would love for every
season to be a time of increase; but
without the other seasons, we wouldn’t be
prepared. It’s during the plowing seasons
when God’s bringing issues to light that we
need to deal with. He’s getting us prepared
for promotion. If you’re not making as
much progress as you would like, the key is
not to lose any ground. Don’t go
backwards. Hold your position by keeping
an attitude of faith and expectancy, even
when it’s hard. Keep plowing by speaking
the Word daily. As you do, you’ll pass the
test, and God promises your due season is
coming!

STOP MAKING EXCUSES

Day in and day out, week in and week out,
month in and month out you keep doing
everything except what you need to be
doing. You need to write that book, start
that business, clean that office,clean that workstation ,  make
those phone calls and put things in order.
When you first said it, it was ok, then after
the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time it started to
turn into excuses.
You know you have the power and the
ability to get it done. Stop talking yourself
out of doing it. Stop saying it’s too hard, it
will take too long or I don’t have enough
resources. When you have God on your
side, you only need your own desire and
determination to add to it and it will get
done.

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CALL YOUR FRIENDS

They laugh with you in your face but talk
about you behind your back. They say they
are happy for you but their fake hug tells a
different story. You would think they would
be glad to see you do what you love to do.
That is not always the case. They feel like
since they are not fulfilling their dream
that you shouldn’t fulfill yours.
If you let them, they can destroy your
dreams with their negative words and
sarcastic remarks. Be careful who you call
your friends. You’ve come too far to let
anything and anyone take your dreams
away from you.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THE GIFT GOD GAVE YOU?

I heard a Pastor say before, if you don’t
use the gift God gave you, He will take it
from you and give it to someone else. Now
that wouldn’t be a good thing would it?
Your gift is something specific that God put
in you to please and praise Him with. Your
gift, also when used for God can open so
many doors for you but you would never
know this because you are not using that
gift. You are letting it go to waste.
Question: If you give a person a gift and
they take that gift, don’t open it and just
place it the corner under some other
things, how would you feel? When you
don’t use your gift, it is like you are saying
to God, thanks for the gift but since I’m
not going to use it, I’ll just put it over here
under some other things.
Bottom line. Pick up that gift, open it and
use it. There are literally thousands of
people waiting for you to use and bless
them through your gift. Don’t pass up this
opportunity. This is the time to praise and
glorify God through the gift He gave you.

FAVOR! The most common word in Zambian Gospel songs…

One definition of the word “favor” is an
advantage for success. When you put God
first, when you obey His commands, you
open the door for His favor — you have
the advantage for success! Even if
someone has wronged you and it looks like
they have the upper hand, even if it looks
like things are never going to change, you
need to keep reminding yourself, “I have
an advantage. God is in control of my
destiny. He’s fighting my battles for me. He
is my vindicator, and it’s just a matter of
time before things change in my favor.”
I love the scripture in Hebrews that says,
“Don’t cast away your confidence.” One
translation says, “…for payday is coming.”
In the difficult times, you have to remind
yourself that payday is on its way! God is a
faithful God. If you’ll keep doing the right
thing, honoring Him and expecting His
favor, God has promised He will pay you
back. He will restore everything in your life
that the enemy has stolen so you can live
the abundant life He has promised to you.