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So you fell flat on your face- Ahh!

There is no need to throw your hands up in the air when things don’t go as planned. Resist the temptation to embrace frustration or to have a meltdown. There is no need to hide from the world to disconnect, and there is no need for you to try to find someone to blame for the failure. Frustration is the everyday bread to those who give up and that is not you!

So you fell flat

on your face… Oh no!

What to do?

Just get back up! Go back to the drawing board and do things God’s way. He is more than able to help and lead you to success if you follow His lead! He will make your path strait. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

There is one thing to keep in mind. We do need people in our world to speak truth and to counsel us as we prepare to make big decisions. We don’t know it all. If you ask God, He will lead you to these people so that you have all the insight you need. Even though you make your own decisions, remember as well that you can’t ignore God’s council and expect things to go right. A one-man band is only good for entertainment…

P.L.A.N.S.

P– Pray for direction.

L– Listen to counsel.

A– Always let God have the final word.

N– No need to rush. God’s timing is the right one.

S. Success should always be measured by God’s
standards and not men’s standards.

–>Wisdom from Proverbs

Proverbs 16:3 Proverbs 4:26

Proverbs 16:20 Proverbs 15:22

Proverbs 3:6 Proverbs 11:14

Proverbs 16:9 Proverbs 4:18

I drew the acronym for the word PLANS from these verses. It is not meant to be your ABCs of life, but more as key components that should be part of your decision-making process.

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If you Fail under Pressure your Strength is too Small.

 

If you fail under pressure

your strength is

too small. Prov. 24:10

Be encouraged by His word.

Your strength is in the Lord!

Bible Verses to encourage you today~*

I Peter 5:7 – Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

Psalms 46: 1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

Psalms 119:28 – My soul is weary with sorrow: strengthen me according to your word.

Isaiah 40:29 – He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.

II Timothy 1:7 – For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love,and self-control.

I Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalms 138:3 – In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul.

Hebrews 13:6 – So that with good courage we say, “The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

Romans 16:20 – And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Psalms 27:1 – Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahwehis the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?

Ephesians 3:20 – Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

Psalms 18:32-33 –   The God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect? He makes my feet like deer’s feet, and sets me on my high places.

John 16:33 – I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.””

Isaiah 40:31 – But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 41:10 – Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed,for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

I Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

You are strong in THE LORD!

STOP! DON’T BECOME DISTRESSED

Guard your heart!

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down.  

stop
DONT BECOME DISTRESSED

There is a process toward the place of distress.

It looks something like this.

(1) DISBELIEF in the PROMISES requiring faithAnd without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 **Other verses for encouragement -> Matthew 24:35 2 Corinthians 5:7, 1 John 5:4

(2) DISCOURAGED by the PROBLEMS opposing faith I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 **Other verses for encouragement ->Proverbs 3:5-6, Galatians 6:9, James 4:7, 2 Thessalonians 3:13

(3) DISENGAGED from the PEOPLE and PLACE of faithLet us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 **Other verses for encouragement ->Proverbs 27:17, Mark 3:25

(4) DISTRESSED as a PERSON without faith*Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.Psalm 43:5, *May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 **Other verses for encouragement ->Psalm 18:2, , Ecclesiastes 4:10-12, Prov. 12:25


>>>>>KEEP BELIEVING GOD’S PROMISES<<<<

God is FAITHFUL TO FULFIL His promises.

ABOVE ALL ELSE guard your heart, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23

Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed,for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

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Follow the Leader?

Only if they are going the right way!

My child, if sinners try to lead you into sin,

turn your back on them and do not follow!

Proverbs 1:10

My child, if sinners try to lead you into sin,

turn your back on them and do not follow!

Proverbs 1:10

When tempted or invited to do what is wrong, there is always a powerful moment where you can choose not to go the wrong way, but if you miss it, it is ok to make a u-turn and move yourself away.

It is easier said than done, only when we try to do it in our own strength, but with God’s help and commitment on our part it can be done. With every good choice we make we will feel more and more confident in our daily walk. We can be strong with His strength!

In Christ we can do all things!

Don’t be a Holiday Pooper! :)

It Is the season to be jolly…

Create a chain reaction of kindness.

Be kind to yourself first, and be kind to others as well.

When you are waiting in line to pay for your merchandise at store, you get to do a little people watching.

You get to witness how a rude remark can spread bitterness through the line in seconds, and when all purchases are done, and people are gone… there is one sad, frustrated, and unappreciated cashier left behind.

How about we take a stand and do some damage control with kindness. We can’t control what people say or do, but we can stop a fire from spreading in a line. We can break the chain of rude remarks and not pass them on. Don’t contribute to holiday bullying. Be kind and follow the old saying—If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t anything at all!- *The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 *

We have the power to transform our own lives and the lives of others through simple acts of kindness. So, go ahead and dare to make the world a better place one purchase at a time.

Take a moment today to show kindness. Treat people with respect and share a smile as you go by.

Happy Shopping!

You are a Sluggard if…

What is a Sluggard?

Sluggard is defined by the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as an habitually lazy person. *A few synonyms for sluggard are lazybones, deadbeat, do-nothing, drone, idler, lay about, loafer, lotus-eater, slouch, slug, slugabed, and couch potato.

Do you know anybody that fits this description? Shhhh! Don’t tell!

If you are not wise with your time you will find out how quick time flies. Observe the tiny ants and learn. Be a person with initiative, be a self-starter, and don’t waste time.

Start, finish, and do things right because time flies when you are not wise.

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Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways and be wise!–Which, having no chief, overseer, or ruler, Provides her food in the summer and gathers her supplies in the harvest. How long will you sleep, O sluggard?

When will you arise out of your sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down and sleep–So will your poverty come like a robber or one who travels [with slowly but surely approaching steps] and your want like an armed man [making you helpless].

Warnings for Sluggards or Lazy Peeps !!!!!

The Book of Proverbs is filled with wisdom concerning laziness and warnings to the lazy person. (Sorry but no easy links for these verses. This time you will have to actually use your Bible. ) 🙂

A lazy peep hates work.~ Proverbs 21:25

A lazy peep loves sleep.~ Proverbs26:14

A lazy peep gives excuses.~ Proverbs 26:13

A lazy peep wastes time and energy.~ Proverbs 18:9

A lazy peep believes he is wise.~ Proverbs 26:16

The Book of Proverbs also tells us the end in store for the lazy peep:

A lazy peep becomes a servant or debtor. ~Proverbs 12:24

A lazy peep’s future is bleak.~ Proverbs 20:4

A lazy peep will come to poverty.~ Proverbs 13:4

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Ants are good team players, each doing their part always working together for the benefit of all.

You are wise as an ant if…

you understand your gifts and work within your specific abilities.

-you don’t need to have an overseer pushing you each day to get your tasks done.

-you can work with others.

-you are single focused when needed.

-you can help and share with others.

-you take rest seriously.

-you understand and respect timing.

-you are self motivated.

-you are creative.

-you are not lazy!

Go to the ant consider her ways, learn, and be wise!!

hc

~ Game P.L.A.N.S. ~

How to get it right?

~decisions, decisions, decisions~


From the moment we wake up in the morning until the moment we lay our heads down at night, there is one thing we all have in common regardless our personality traits and/or inclinations. This would be that we all make decisions, from the most immediate things like; What clothes will I wear? to more complex things like, Who will I marry? We all make decisions and making decisions can be challenging.

There are many variables and challenges that come our way everyday and without God’s guidance we cannot be on the top of our game. We need His help to get it right!

Only in Him can your path be straightened and only in Him will all things work to your benefit. Never give up in your pursuit to follow His lead because His ways are higher and better than yours. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Remember, it is good to have plans, but follow His directions. When in conflict, your plans should always yield to His plan.

I would like to encourage you today with some verses from the Book of Proverbs on this topic. Please read them. From these verses I drew an acronym for the word PLANS. It is not meant to be your ABCs of life, but more as key components that should be part of your decision-making process.

P.L.A.N.S.

P- Pray for direction.

L- Listen to counsel.

A- Always let God have the final word.

N- No need to rush. God’s timing is the right one.

S- Success should always be measured by God’s
standards and not men’s standards.

–>Verses to read

Proverbs 16:3 ~ Proverbs 4:26 ~ Proverbs 16:20 ~ Proverbs 15:22 

Proverbs 3:6 ~ Proverbs 11:14 ~ Proverbs 16:9 ~ Proverbs 4:18 

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

huayni ~