Staying In The Safety Zone


                                                       There’s A Balance Of Good And Evil
The truth is that in life there will always be a mix of good and bad things. If you’re searching for a perfect life filled with just good and happy days, you’re having unrealistic expectations and you’re in for being disappointed. There will always be days that are less than perfect and people who will act less than perfectly. But you can make imperfect days better and better by having the right kind of attitude. Even though there are bad days and difficult times we can choose to stay unaffected by them.

You can never be so righteous that bad things won’t happen to you. Bad things are a part of life even if we do everything right.

Having faith is not to avoid trials, difficulties, or tribulations, but it is to go through them and overcome them easier, knowing that everything happens for a reason and that everything will turn out fine.

The truth is that you are perfect, exactly as you are right now. The word perfect means “complete in all respects.” Since you are a full quantum being, you have an equal balance of positive and negative traits, thereby making you a work of perfection, both in body and in mind.
Remind yourself daily that no matter what you have done or not done, you are worthy of love.
John DeMartini

                                                                                   Safety Zones
Many of us had a good, safe childhood because we were protected by our parents or other adults and we stayed in their safety zone for us. Then we grew up and got into messes we don’t even understand how we got into.

Like our parents, God has guidelines and restrictions for us that can keep us safe and happy; if we keep them, we are protected inside of His safety zone. If we go away from His guidelines and safety zone, we most likely will end up in trouble. God’s safety zone is made to keep us from evil, darkness, misery, and messes.

Many people are deceived into thinking that the safety zone is boring, that God’s safety zone is keeping us from having fun or “living our lives.” But the truth is that God’s safety zone is what helps us to “live our lives.” It keeps us living our lives happily and safely instead of miserably and unhappily.

                                            Living Life God’s Way Or Living Our Life Our Way
God created the commandments as boundaries that He wants us to follow so that we can be happy and fruitful in life. But He has also given us the liberty to have free will. Unlike animals that are controlled by instincts, we have a mind of our own and have the ability to think and make choices on our own.
But even if those commandments and boundaries are there, we are the ones who have to choose to keep them or not. We still have the choice and the ability to walk outside those safety zones. But if we choose to use our free will to walk outside God’s safety zone, it will have consequences.

If we use our free will to commit adultery, we can end up in a mess of unwanted diseases, pregnancies, or other problems. If we use our free will to steal, manipulate, or lie, we can destroy our relationships with the people around us, or even worse, we can end up in jail.

If we use our free will to do things that go against the commandments, it will have uncomfortable consequences that really aren’t worth it. Have the troubles and the messes you’ve created been worth the momentary joy and comfort it brought you?

 

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The Battle Of Good And Evil


Not believing in the battle of good and evil is like not believing in God, because in God’s word it says that a battle between good and evil exists. It’s not only physical; the greatest battle is in the mind and in the spiritual world.

Here on earth, two main forces are working. It’s one good force and one bad force, in the Bible they are described as God and the devil. And these two forces work through people.

We can choose to be led and controlled by God and let Him lead us and work through us by being good, righteous, and compassionate, and through spreading love, healing, encouragement, and positivity. Or we can choose to be led and controlled by the devil by being evil, sinful, negative, discouraging, immoral, hateful, and jealous.

We have all heard about people who have been possessed by evil spirits, just like we all have seen movies, and TV shows about the battle of good and evil. Most people living in ignorance think they’re just stories and that there’s nothing more behind it.

There is a spiritual battle going on that we don’t see when we live in ignorance, but when we become enlightened and God opens our eyes, we see more things than others. For some people, these truths can be too hard to handle when they don’t have the right foundation of wisdom to rely on.

Many people are not able to draw a line between the real world and the spiritual world, something we can clearly see in drug addicts and in mental institution patients. They have seen things they don’t understand, and they don’t know how to deal with it. Because they don’t have the proper foundation and the right knowledge about the spiritual battle between good and evil. But if they get the strength, the power, and the right knowledge from God’s word, they will be able to deal with it. The only thing they need is the right wisdom and understanding.

There’s a spiritual battle, the battle is in your mind and the battle is for your soul.
But you can win the battle if you get the right knowledge by reading God’s Word, by spending time with Him, and by getting your strength from the Holy Spirit working on the inside of you.

Ephesians 6:10:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

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Your Calling Is Greater Than The Criticism You Get From People


 

Jesus said in Mark 6:4 that “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.”

It’s often difficult for the people closest to us to accept it when we change our lives and when we try to live a better, godlier and more righteous life. It’s uncomfortable for them when we go from living a “normal” and “acceptable life” in the eyes of men, towards trying to follow our calling and live a life that is more acceptable in the eyes of God.

Change is always uncomfortable in general, and it’s especially difficult for people around you who are living in sin and who get convicted by your new and better way of living.

They instinctively know that the way they are living is wrong, and they feel even worse about it when they see you trying to live a right life. They know that they should change their lives, but they are too comfortable in sin and ignorance to want or try to change. That’s why it’s important to understand and know that your calling is greater than the criticism of the people around you, and that the opinion of God is more important than the opinion of men.

People will always have something to say about you and the way you are living, but if you learn to value God’s opinion more than the opinion of those around you, then it will hurt less when they don’t approve of you or the things you do.

When Jesus was starting his ministry and was teaching in the synagogues in his own hometown, people criticized him and not everybody approved of him or liked the things he did or said. Because they knew him and his family they were thinking “How could this little boy we’ve known since he was little, do and say these great things? How can he be the son of God?”

Mark 6:1 says: “Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.”

“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,a Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.”

Since they “knew” him and had known him since he was little they underestimated him, who he was and the things he could do.

You’re not alone, and you’re not the only one struggling with being accepted by your friends or family or the people around you. No you’re not normal and yes you are different, and that is a good thing, because God has not called us to be like the world.

God has called us to be different, special, unique and different from the world and the people and the things in it. We are supposed to be in the world but not of it.

God has chosen You out of this world, and to walk the narrow path in life that leads to Him and that leads to life. Choose to follow God, choose the Narrow Path, choose Life so that you and your children may live a good life in the Promised Land.

 

Deuteronomy 30:19
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

Deuteronomy 14:1:
For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. You shall not eat any detestable thing.

John 15:19

If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

John 15: 21

They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’

Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

John 4:4

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 2:15

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.

1 Corinthians 1:27

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Matthew 7:13

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

 

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Why Does God Allow Evil?


Genesis 3:4:
The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

We are all here because of the sin of man; we could be living life in paradise, in Eden. But since we chose to believe the serpent’s lies and ate of the “forbidden fruit,” we are now being shown the consequences of not keeping the commandments. God told us to keep His commandments and to not eat of the tree of life, because then you shall surely die. The serpent told us that God’s truth and commandments were “keeping us from having fun,” and keeping us from being like God, and that if we ate of it, we would be like God and see all the good and the evil.

The serpent claimed that by not following God and being under His authority and rules, we could have better lives by being in control and living our own lives after our own lust, will, and desire. So now we are going through the testing of whether this statement is through or not.

What do you think? Are we good at controlling and managing our own lives alone, without God? Are we happy and satisfied with our lives? Are we reaping a good harvest?

We’re also being tested in our faithfulness towards God and His commandments. And those who haven’t been faithful in keeping them, because they believed the lies of the devil, that it was keeping us from having fun and “living our lives,” are now learning the lesson “the hard way.”
That God’s commandments were for our own good, to keep us away from the wickedness, pain, and suffering we are seeing in the world today.

Instead of keeping the commandments and living a peaceful, comfortable, pain-free life, we are now instead going through the consequences of not keeping them, like diseases, unwanted pregnancies, abortions, cheating, heartbreak, anger, jealousy, resentment, war, hate, and all of the darkness and wickedness we see in the world.

God keeps the devil here to separate His good people, who are righteous and who want a place in heaven, from the ones who choose to disobey Him and who are following the devils wickedness.

When God allows evil things to happen, it’s usually to test our ability to forgive, to practice unconditional love, and to have faith in God and our willingness to be righteous regardless of what has happened to us and what people have done to us. It’s also at times to test our strength in resisting temptations and to keep a good attitude through difficulties.

 

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Powerful Affirmations And Visualizations


Powerful Affirmations

Affirmations are powerful, they change your thoughts, expectations, and your belief of what you deserve and are worthy of. Affirmations are positive thoughts repeatedly uttered in your mind. They give you the right state of mind that’s needed to attract good things into your life. Here are some powerful positive affirmations you should use daily to attract better things and events:

“I expect great positive changes in my life and in my surroundings. I expect my future to be great, and that good things will happen to me. Today will be a great day, and something good will happen to me!”

I believe that the best is yet to come, that God has great miracles and blessings in store for me; I believe that my miracle is just around the corner.

“I expect to attract loving people, friends, and a partner who makes me happy and brings out the best in me.

I expect that God is now sending trustworthy, good, loving people into my life and that He’s surrounding me with friends of godly qualities. Friends who are inspiring, wise, fun, compassionate, and loving, and who are trustworthy, honest and want the best for me.

I expect my baby to be calm when I hold her/him and when we are out. I expect my children to be good, protected, and safe. And that they will listen to me when I speak to them and respect me when I discipline them.

I expect to be safe and protected by God and that all of the people I love will be so as well. I expect God to work everything out for my good and that I don’t have to worry, I believe that He’s got angels on every corner watching over me, protecting me, and sending me light, strength, help guidance, and love. I believe that God is going to take good care of me and that I don’t have to worry about a thing.

I expect to attract a career where I can use my God-given qualities and abilities to the fullest, where I can be happy, and where I can be my best and be appreciated.

I expect my business to be successful and prosper. I expect to attract lots of customers and buyers.
I believe that God is pulling strings that help me reach my goals, fulfill my dreams, and live my dream life. I will not give in, and I will not give up, I will keep on pressing on until I reach my goal.

I expect to be in the right place at the right time, meeting the right people, who give me the right opportunities that I need to be happy.
I believe that I will meet people who can help me achieve my career goals and rise to the top in every area of my life.

I am not afraid of making decisions, I am not afraid of making mistakes, I believe that every choice I make is the right choice. And if I make the wrong choice, it isn’t that big of a deal, everything’s going to work out fine in the end.

I believe that right now God are solving my situation; I believe that He is working behind the scenes to make everything right. I believe that right now God is removing my enemies and problems; I believe that He’s removing obstacles from my way and that He’s removing every person around me who doesn’t want the best for me and who doesn’t have good intentions.

I believe that I will live my dreams and overcome all obstacles or difficult situations or people who come in my way.

I believe that no matter how things look now, everything’s going to be just fine, I just need to have faith and patience. I believe that very soon all of my economic problems will be gone and that my account will be full of money. I believe that my life will overflow with wealth through and with God’s help.

I believe that I communicate my needs clearly and that I’m clearly understood. I believe that my communication skills are getting better and that I will have good conversations with others, without arguing, discussing, and disagreeing.

I believe that from now on, I will receive and clearly understand the messages that God is sending me and understand what He wants me to do. I believe that I’m getting better at listening to my intuition and my inner guidance and that I am developing a strong connection with it.

Powerful Visualizations

Just like affirmation is a powerful thing, visualization is a strong tool to use as well. When we are visualizing our dreams in our minds, God starts working behind the scenes towards making them into our reality. We should always remember that God is the one who is making things happen, and that behind the scenes, God is working to build our dreams. Always be grateful for everything He’s doing to help you reach your dreams and goals. Here are some powerful visualizations that can help you to succeed in many areas of your life:

I visualize myself being in a job I love, where I can be the best I can be, using all of my talents and qualities. I see it in my mind, I see myself being successful and at the top of my career. I see my workplace, the clothes I am wearing, I see my colleagues, employer, or employees. I believe that this dream is reality, and I have faith that it will happen.

I visualize myself being surrounded by loving friends, family, and a loving partner who allows me to be myself completely and who brings out the best in me. I see our house, I see my partner and the children we are having, I see myself happy and all of my family as well. I see it in my mind, I believe that this dream is reality, and I have faith that it will happen.

I visualize all my economic problems gone, I visualize myself as wealthy having everything I need and that all debts are paid and gone. I see it in my mind, I feel it in my heart, I believe that this dream is reality, and I have faith in that it will happen.

I pray that You will make these prayers, affirmations, and visualizations true. I know and believe that all my success is being brought to life by You, God. I value, appreciate, and praise you for your goodness, mercy, and grace. Thank you for all the things you have done, are doing, and are going to do in my life. I pray that you will do the same for everybody around me who needs it. Let It Be, Amen.

BEHIND EVERY SUCESSFUL MAN OR WOMAN, IS GOD.

 

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Don’t Panic, It’s Just A Test


 

Some of the greatest minds in history were able to stay calm and unaffected by their surroundings no matter what their circumstances where like. In the midst of battles and storms they were able to maintain their inner peace.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you felt like panicking? And wondered how you were going to be able to handle the situation? This is the time you more than ever have to just stop, take a deep breath, silence you mind and body, and just trust God.
To give God the ability to guide and speak to you, you have to silence your mind so that you can hear His guidance and see what your gut feeling is telling you.
Panicking won’t get you anywhere, staying calm will. By staying calm it will be easier to deal with difficult circumstances, and it will be easier to hear God’s Guidance.

Stay Still In The Storm

Whenever there’s a storm in your life and it rains with difficulties, tests, and trials, you have the choice to panic, worry, and fear or to stay still and trust in God. You cannot still a storm with a fearful, stormy, and stressed mind.

“Jesus Stills the Sea”
Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!”
And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”

Jesus could still the storm because He was still and peaceful himself and had faith that the storm would still. The disciples were stormy, stressed, and fearful and had no possibility of stilling the storm.
And this is something we can learn from when there are life events happening that are frightening or distressing; we can stop, take a deep breath, and say to God, “I trust you; I know you will take care of this and work everything out for my good.”

Faith is the only thing that can keep you peaceful and free of worries. And you cannot be fearful and faithful at the same time; fear cannot take control over and still a storm, only faith can. Don’t tell God how big your storm is; tell the storm how big your God is.

God Can’t Take The Test For You

God can’t walk the steps for you, but He can give you the strength to walk them and walk beside you.
God can’t take the test for you, but He can patiently wait for you to pass the test, like a teacher sits and waits until you finish when you take your exam.
He can guide you and give you strength, but you have to use the wisdom God has given to you in theory and put it into practice. We never learn anything if we don’t go through hardships, or if others always do the hard work for us.

You have been given the strength you need to overcome every test you’re being put through. In God’s world you don’t fail, you get to take the test again and again until you pass it and succeed. The only way to fail is to give up; never giving up is a guarantee of success.

Revelation 3:10:
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

Keep Calm And Carry On

 

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10 Things You Can Do To Shine Your Light


When we do good unto others, we sow seeds that will bear good fruits for us as well, and it will come back to us when we are in need of help. If you are wondering why you are unhappy, feeling empty and dissatisfied, look at what you are doing for other people; if you make other people happy, happiness will come back to you.

Doing good things for others doesn’t mean you have to do something big and drastic; sometimes it can be small meaningful things. What about making an extra sandwich tomorrow and giving it to a homeless person before or you go to work or after? Or maybe som dinner leftovers?

If you’re out of ideas of what you can do to help others, here are some examples of things you can do to shine your light and spread some joy and a helping hand where you live:

 

10 Things YOU Can Do To Be A Light In The World

1. Join a charity organization, either by helping physically or by donating money to help the organization.
2. Donate things you don’t need to those who need them more.
3. Give a meal, blanket, clothes or some money to a homeless person on the street.
4. Babysit for a friend in need of rest and relaxation.
5. Compliment a friend, a family member, a colleague, or a stranger.
6. Smile, be positive and happy. It may be contagious.
7. Open and start a business, organization, prayer circle, bible study group, or a website where you can shine your light in your own unique way. Be creative!
8. Make a nice homemade meal or dessert for somebody. Or invite somebody out for a walk to get some fresh air and change of scenery.
9. Plan a birthday surprise or baby shower, or just surprise somebody without any occasion, just to make them happy.
10. Recommend our book ‘Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover’ to people you know that are in the need of a change and need the guidance to do so.

 

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