A godly and biblically-based devotional to help people with their faith and confidence; to encourage, educate, and inform. Come everyday for inspiration. Almost everybody is going through something and you can get through it with Jesus. I am a witness to that fact. Never give up on the great blessings God already has lined up for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
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Did you know you are an expert? Did you know you are more diligent than you may think? The question is, what are you doing with all that diligence? Proverbs 22:29 says, do you see a man skillful [diligent] in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men."
Well if you have been diligent and consistent, more than likely you should be close to standing with powerful kings (ie, important people who are impacting change). That's right, if you've been doing something for at least 10,000 hours, studies show you're an expert and you are great at your craft because you have practiced for a long time. In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in any given field. I did the math regarding how long it would take someone who worked at something for 3 hours everyday, and it would take them about 10 years to reach 10,000 hours. Imagine that.
What's my point? It's simple really -- "the soul of the sluggard [lazy person] craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent [hard/smart worker] is richly supplied (Proverbs 13:4).
Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. When I was going through a dark time -- when I had nothing -- there was a certain person who helped me sometimes. She helped me whenever she basically felt like it, but she did help, and for that I'm appreciative. But, something interesting happened after I started growing out of my despair. Something interesting started happening when I no longer needed her for anything. And something interesting happened even though I remained kind and grateful towards. The interesting thing that happened was that she started hating on me. She started treating me differently. At first I was really bothered by it, because I thought she and her husband were nice people I wanted in my life. I liked that they had a sense of compassion and were interested in helping people who were down and low. That really appealed to me, because I was raised that way; my mother was raised that way; her mother was raised that way, and it goes back to as fa
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Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. Do you know you have the power to speak things into existence? Do you know you have the power to change your atmosphere? Oh yes, so speak life to your life and know that the Lord's Word never comes back void. It is always alive and active. It's never too late to start speaking over your life. In Mark 11 :24 Jesus says, "therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours" and Proverbs 23 :7 says, "for as a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Those verses are proof that when something lives in our heart, all we have to do is open our mouths and speak those things as if we already had them. It's amazing how much power we really have, but we throw it away, because of our lack of faith. I've done that for years and let me tell you, it's not happening anymore. I'm not giving no thing, no one, and no place another inch of m