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HE Didn’t Ask Us To Move IT!

Life is indeed a paradox. While we are often instructed to examine ourselves – to see if we’re in the Faith [2 Corinthians 13:5] – we are discouraged from evaluating ourselves. There is a difference.

Once upon a time, there was a man who was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Saviour appeared. The Lord told the man He had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might.

 

Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Seeing that the man was showing signs of discouragement, Satan decided to enter the picture placing thoughts into the man’s mind such as: “You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t budged. Why kill yourself over this? You are never going to move it.” Thus giving the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.

 

These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man even more. “Why kill myself over this?” he thought. “I’ll just put in my time, giving just the minimum of effort and that will be good enough.” And that he planned to do until one day he decided to make it a matter of prayer and take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.

 

“Lord,” he said, “I have laboured long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock a half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?” To this the Lord responded compassionately, “My child, when long ago I asked you to serve me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was only to push.

 

This parable reminds me that so many times, we estimate and attempt to give an account of our selves and “our” service toward God. At the moment we begin to make calculations – then we open the opportunity for discouragement. Since our estimation is very limited – we will only come up with a very limited estimation of ourselves.

Isaiah 55:8-9King James Version (KJV)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Yes. Giving accounts, and making evaluations is very good for business; it is not so good when it comes to ourselves. And here are some of the reasons why I say this:

  • We can “under” estimate ourselves (as we so often do) – by thinking that we haven’t made any improvements in the area of our desires. A thought like: “I should be further along by now” is an indication of an “under” estimation and calculation of ourselves.
  • We can “over” estimate ourselves (this we do also) – by thinking, that because “we obtained” (actually we didn’t do it, but GOD did – Deuteronomy 8:18) the desired results that we’re doing the right thing. [Proverbs 16:2 / Proverbs 21:2]

In either calculation – this opens the door for Satan (Our Accuser – Revelation 12:10) to “come” in. Now the word: COME – is in quotations – because Satan is not some outside entity – but represents our very own EGO. From this, we can infer – that Satan (our ego) – is on the inside of us. Satan, is that part of us, that arises when our “why” or motive is not truly obeying God.

For example, in the above parable – the man (by his own accounts) thought that he wasn’t doing what God had instructed. Simply, because he wasn’t moving the massive stone. Therefore, Satan (his ego) began to become more relevant – than  obeying God. God just said “push the stone…”

I said all of that – just to say this: Our job is to obey God – PERIOD! Not give an estimation of ourselves, or to determine if Life is unfair or not – our job is only to obey. Because, while we’re busy calculating and giving accounts for ourselves – we leave no room for God to “do it” (for lack of a better). Quick Question(s): Would you rather give an account or estimation of yourself – or – would you rather God do it?! Better yet, whose estimation do you REALLY trust – Gods’ – or your own?!

1 Samuel 15:22 (KJV) – And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams….

The bottom line is this: Once we stop evaluating ourselves – we will stop evaluating other people. Or Better said: Just Love and Obey God…Period!!! And, this is how we can easily determine if we’re doing what is “asked” of us: IF WE’RE LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS AS OURSELVES!

Again, Our Neighbor! Meaning our racist neighbor – our ugly neighbor – our rich neighbor – our poor neighbor – our Christian neighbor – as well as our Muslim neighbor – our straight neighbor – and our gay neighbor – our married neighbor – our single neighbor….etc. I think you get the picture. All of these labels, in the final analysis are nothing but evaluations (judgements) – and our only job is to LOVE them as we LOVE Ourselves. If we find ourselves, not LOVING others (and this includes LIKING) – for whatever reason – then our self evaluation is very simple: We Don’t Love God – Neither Do We Like (LOVE) Ourselves!!!

Mark 12:30-31King James Version (KJV)

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.


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Why Don’t We Say This Ourselves?!

If Faith is the substance and evidence of the things that we hope to have, and desire to become (and it is) {Hebrews 11:1}; And if Faith Comes by what Hear (and it does) {Romans 10:17} ….then wouldn’t it make “common sense”, for us to speak to ourselves Faithful words of self-empowerment, hope, encouragement, and Love ❤?!! I mean that only makes sense….Right?!

I do, however, understand, that paradoxically commons sense, ain’t COMMON! (With all things being consistent) Our ONLY drawback in life – is that we don’t speak – from “ourselves” (from the God within) – to ourselves (to the human part of us).  Do we not know – or have we forgotten: THAT GOD IS WITHIN US?!!! {1 Corinthians 3:16} 

By speaking from ourselves – TO – ourselves (using the power of the I AM) – we activate the nature of God within us. With God on our side – Any and Everything is possible. However, it is our duty and job to induce GOD into ACTION, and we do so by calling on “Him”! 

REMEMBER: Within you is the power to motivate yourself !!! 💯 You are the Captain of Your own Ship….So Forget What Others Are Saying About You — WHAT ARE YOU TELLING YOURSELF?!! {1 John 4:4} 🔑🔑 

Happy Monday Kings and Queens…Let’s Make It An Awesome Week (on Purpose)!!!! 


Today’s Winning Affirmation:I AM the Captain of My Ship and the Master of My Fate!!

Scripture(s) for Today: 

  • Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 
  • Romans 10:17 (KJV) – So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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Receiving vs. Taking

There’s a big difference between Receiving “our” desires, and Taking what we believe to be ours. The distinction lies in HOW we are allowing. There’s an allowance that comes primarily and solely from God. Once we receive this “type” of allowance – God then gives us the desires of our heart – or better said, “He” (meaning the Light of God) gives us what to desire – a right desire – a whole desire. 

  • Psalm 37:4 (ESV) – Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 
  • Proverbs 10:22 (KJV) – The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. 

Then there’s also another kind of allowance. The kind that also comes from God – but IS NOT primarily and solely from “Him” (I say this, for lack of a better term). You see, when we don’t allow God to “do ‘His’ thing” – then we are erroneously taking – what’s already meant and intended to be for us (again, I say this as a man and for lack of a better term). To clarify, my point, let’s visit the King James Version of Matthew 11:12

Matthew 11:12 (KJV) – And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 

The word suffereth here means: allow – and the kingdom of heaven is The Manifested World of Action (aka the physical world – as separate from the spiritual). From this knowledge, we can surmise: That God allows the ACTION of violence – and those who are violent take what they desire – instead of receiving it from God “himself”

Yes, taking is allowed. The problem with taking, however, is that when we do – we open ourselves up to experience sorrow and negativity. Taking is not the Blessing of the Lord – because while we may obtain [IT] (our desires) – they come with side effects, and will be difficult to maintain or hold on to. 

Jeremiah 2:13 (VOICE) – My people are guilty of two evils: They have abandoned Me, the spring of living waters; And instead, they have settled for dead and stagnant water from cracked, leaky cisterns of their own making. 

Other than the aforementioned – here are a few other reasons why TAKING is so dangerous: 

  1. When we take – we are not prepared to handle the energy of [IT]; therefore we short circuit our blessings – due to the overload! It’s best that we receive our desires in small increments, so that we can be in control of our lives (or least that how it will appear to us – make no mistake: GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL). Remember, patience is a virtue. {Luke 21:19}
  2. TAKING blurs “common sense” and we then take for the wrong reason(s): James 4:3 (KJV) – Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. — To only please ourselves – and – not to glorify God!
  3. We actually might take something, that really doesn’t belong to us (Isaiah 55:8-9Proverbs 3:6)!!! This is especially the case when we befriend or marry “the wrong” person. Not that person in and of themselves is bad, evil, or wrong..etc. They’re just “wrong” for us. When we take, we just may have to consider terminating our friendship or getting a divorce – simply because we took what didn’t belong to us in the first place {Matthew 24:38 / Luke 17:27}! 

When we don’t receive – we often get impatient or frustrated – and begin to take. Again, when we take – the focus of our desires is only for ourselves – and not God. TAKING allows us to disregard the process – by not having to adhere to the Laws of the Universe (well, at least from our limited mindset)! 

RECEIVING allows us to effortlessly manifest our desires, in the most truest and authentic way – because we are then allowing God to reveal them to us – in “His” Perfect Time and in “His” Perfect Will! 

The bottom line is this: RECEIVING is allowing that which is essential; TAKING is allowing that which is optional! Heed the Wisdom: What is Essential will ALWAYS outweigh what is Optional — ALWAYS!!! 

Shabbat Shalom Kings and Queens!!! And A Happy Fathers Day to All Dads & Father Figures!


Today’s Winning Affirmation:I AM Allowing GO(o)D to Flow into My Life…I AM RECEIVING!!

Scripture(s) for Today: 

  • Psalm 24:7-10 (KJV)

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

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I AM WORTHY!

Fighting for your dreams isn’t always easy – but it’s worth it – and so are you!! Yes, You Deserve “The Best” (whatever that means to you)! Whatever our definition of The Best is – the Universe offers it and we must BE Worthy enough to receive it!!

GOD is ALREADY aware of our worth – which is why “He” gave us these desires in the first place. {Psalm 37:4} It is ALWAYS GO(o)D Wisdom to remind ourselves, that we are worthy of the things – that we desire most in life.

Especially when our dreams, goals, desires, needs or wants seem impossible; and hard to come by. It is during those times that we must FIGHT FOR OUR DREAMS!!  Remember:  YOU ARE WORTHY!! And in the good fight of fight – there will be times that we – are required to fight – even though our best desires are ALREADY ours. Sounds like a contradiction but it’s not.  Life is a paradox; and when we put of fight – God “begins to fight for us” (for lack of a better term).  {Exodus 14:14 / 2 Chronicles 20:17}  

“Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you!” ~Paulo Coelho

The whole wisdom  🔑🔑 is this: Never settle for nothing less, count yourself out or play yourself small – and be willing to fight for what – you’re Worthy For!!! NOTE: This doesn’t prove anything to God – only Yourself!!!


Today’s Winning Affirmation:I AM Worthy of All my Dreams and Desires!”

Scripture(s) for Today: 

  • Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV)For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
  • 1 Timothy 6:12A (NIV)Fight the good fight of the faith.

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I AM Purpose!

Purpose is our DNA. In other words, Purpose – like ACTION – is a predetermined manifested state. For example, you don’t purposely do stuff, so that you would be human – BEING human is who you are – it is ALREADY in the creation genetic code that God would make you after “His” image.

So why do we constantly do stuff, to validate our “purpose” or seek out reason(s) for BEING here?! The simple answer is: because we don’t know who we are, or better yet, whose we are. Again, we are purposes of God…Specifically and purposely designed, to carry out the Will of God in our lives.

If we truly desire to ‘find our purpose’ (for lack of a better term) – then we must first discover who we are – and then we will discover our purpose. And here’s a hint: Our Whole Life Expression and Purpose for Living isTo Give God Glory (or better said, to Give God back the Glory that “He” has given us)!!! That’s All!!

Anything, other than – Giving God Glory – is not who you are; nor were you “meant” or “purposed” to become! We in our very essence: ARE THE GLORY OF (unto) GOD!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – surmises that there is a time for EVERY Purpose under Heaven – and – it is YOU that is that Purpose!!! Quick Question: Is It Your Time?! Only YOU can answer that question; and you do so by the way – in which you “choose” to live your life.

Now, it’s time to turn this knowledge – into ACTION (living wisdom) – by living life as a Purpose; and BEing that which we ALREADY are: The Glory of God!


Today’s Winning Affirmation:I AM Purpose Expressed in Human Form!”

Scripture(s) for Today: 

  • John 17:5-26 (NIV)And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
  • Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

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I AM….Celebrated by the Universe

Whether we believe it or not – there is a ‘Cloud of Witnesses’ cheering us on so that we can reach our goals, dreams, desires and destinations. It is important that we remember this; especially during those times when we don’t get the support, we’re looking for – from our friends and family. We should also keep in mind, that GO(o)D is IN us! And has – and – ALWAYS WILL have our back! 

David encouraged himself in the Lord! This is the Power of I AM! I AM is not only a personal statement of our BEING – but it signifies and directly points to – the God that is within us! Again, I AM is NOT just about me(us) – it is about God with me(us)!!!

So go ahead Kings and Queens – celebrate yourself – if no one else will celebrate or encourage you. Remember, you are not alone! You and God make a powerful team; and are a force to be reckoned with. Also take into consideration: King David, Moses, Abraham, Matthew, Paul…etc. – and – we dare not leave out Jesus; all of these are examples of GOD HAVING THEIR BACK! If “He” did it for them, surely “He” WILL do the same for us(in fact it’s ALREADY done)!!

Therefore, take those blessed hands of yours, reach up….and then pat yourselves on the back (encourage yourself) – knowing, that as you do – you are receiving help and support from the Universe! Because what this simple act ACTUALLY means is: THAT THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE PATTING YOU ON THE BACK (after all it is GOD that is IN and WITH You – and don’t you EVER forget it)!!! 


Today’s Winning Affirmation:I AM Surrounded, Encouraged and Celebrated by the Universe!”

Scripture(s) for Today: 

  • 1 Samuel 30:6 (KJV) – And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
  • Hebrews 12:1 (CJB) – So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us, too, put aside every impediment — that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement — and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us….

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Arise & Shine

The main reason, God woke you up this morning – was for you to honor “Him”. Paradoxically, we honor God – by making the most of ourselves. It is vital that we follow these 10 “rules” on a consistent, habitual and daily basis:  

  • Wake up Early & Get Up On Time!
  • Always Give Thanks (First to God and then to Others)!
  • Arrive 15 Minutes Early to any scheduled appointment (i.e. job, meeting, date…etc.)
  • Consciously take Care of “Your” Body (which is God’s Temple): Exercise, Drink Plenty of Water, Eat Healthy Breakfast…etc.
  • Visualize and Meditate on Todays Successes
  • Take on the “Tough Challenges” First!
  • Make a conscious effort to laugh
  • Proactively share and give to others
  • Remain Focused!
  • Reinforce “your Light” through daily affirmations and making a habit of practicing the 9 aforementioned principles! 

At first glance, these “things” may seem selfish or personal at best. However, if we take for instance: taking good care of your body – means that (1) you can better serve others when you – yourself is fit; and (2) (without being too judgy) people who DON’T take care of themselves are actually being selfish – because then they have to rely on your energy and light when their body begins to fail them. 

Just something to consider!


Today’s Winning Affirmation: “I AM My Own Sacred Light! And I Honor the GOD that’s Within Me!” 

Scripture(s) for Today: 

  • Isaiah 60:1 (KJV) – Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. 
  • Matthew 5:16 (KJV) – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  

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Our Preventive Maintenance Plan

Life doesn’t happen to us – life happens through us. Most of what happens in our life could have been prevented. Nothing happens just “all of the sudden” — there are signs along the way that tell us, that this person is no good for us; but we try to make it work and stick it out anyway. That the foods we crave might not be a good option for our health; but we eat them anyway. 

Again (and this is worth repeating) there’s no such thing as “…all of the sudden” or “out of the blue”…”out of nowhere…” etc. — NOTHING happens Suddenly. There is ALWAYS a sign, warning or indicator that s person, situation or thing is – the way that is is. However, because many of us are distracted, we don’t play close enough attention to them. 

The check engine light comes on before a vehicle stops operating; and the low fuel light will illuminate when you’re low on gas. So many times we disregard these signs, thinking we can get by until the next tune up, or we make it few more exists before we refuel. For the most part we do get away or get by it — but why leave it to “chance”?! 

We shouldn’t wait until our car breaks completely down, before we have to have it towed to the mechanic – or wait until we’re completely out of gas before we put gas in our cars. Neither should we wait until things, and circumstances become completely “bad” – before we pray. Praying without ceasing is preventive maintenance for our Souls. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV) – Pray without ceasing / Luke 18:1 (AMP) – Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart

Prayer maintains our connection to God as our Source. So it is vital that this becomes a daily habit. Now I’m not here to tell you what or how to pray: For instance, affirmations are a form of prayer, meditations are a form of prayer, and the “greatest” (in my opinion) form of prayer is that of praise! — My only advice is that you do, what resonates with you; and that you do this often! 

In this way, prayer doesn’t become a “quick fix” or some type of manipulation to get God to do something on our behalf. If we make prayer habitual, it will become our lifestyle, and it is in this lifestyle that prevents not only our Soul from breaking down — but stops “bad” things for happening in the first place. 

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Action Equals Success

PUT YOUR PLANS INTO ACTION:
“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.” – John C. Maxwell

Luke 14:28-29 (Complete Jewish Bible) – [28] “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Don’t you sit down and estimate the cost, to see if you have enough capital to complete it? [29] If you don’t, then when you have laid the foundation but can’t finish, all the onlookers start making fun of you…

I AM: The Light of the World!

The Hebrews prophets, with their perfect knowledge of the Supreme Law, always related outward events to inward thought…The knowledge of the causal power of thought is the basis of all their prophecies, as it is the basis of all real wisdom and power. ~James Allen

YOUR TRUE SENSE OF SELF: Marianne Williams {The Law of Divine Compensation}

On the mortal plane, none of us are perfect all the time. But on the spiritual plane, all of us are perfect all the time. Who we really are – perfect creations of God, unchangeable and unlimited, none of us more or less brilliant than anyone else – is the most positive self-concept possible. To self-identify according to your spiritual rather than material reality is enlightenment.

From this perspective, you see that you are the light. No thought or condition of darkness – that is, lovelessness in your own mind or in anyone else’s – has any bearing whatsoever on the truth of who you are or what the universe has planned for you. Your past, your mistakes, other people’s opinions about you, even your failures do not in any way limit who you are or what is possible for you now….All of us carry the mark of God, yet we carry that mark as one. No one has any more or less capacity than anyone else to be used as a conduit for the genius that pours forth constantly from the Mind of God.

This genius pours into us as one, but is accepted by us separately. God’s greatness is a gift that is offered to all of us, but it’s our choice whether or not to receive it. We lack faith in what exists within us because we lack faith in Who exists within us. You are a child of God, carrying the eternal mark of your perfect Source. You are naturally entitled to miracles because love is what you are. This is not an arrogant appraisal of the ego, but rather a humble acceptance of God’s truth. You just happen to have within you the eternal power of the universe.  

—> Matthew 5:14-16 (Complete Jewish Bible)

14 “You are light for the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Likewise, when people light a lamp, they don’t cover it with a bowl but put it on a lampstand, so that it shines for everyone in the house.

16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they may see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. 

—> John 8:12 (English Standard Version) – Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I AM the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 

—> 1 John 1:5-6 (KJV)

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

Armed with this incredible piece, we can proclaim and affirm as Jesus did: 
“I AM The Light of The World” and then begin to live and operate this Divine Truth as an ACTION in our lives!

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