Learning To Say No


You are allowed to say no. You don’t have to say yes to everything and everybody all the time. Sometimes saying no is more right than wrong; if you are saying yes to too much and it is damaging your health, it is not the right thing to do, because we are not told to exhaust and destroy the body that we have been given. We are told to take care of it.

Saying no is also about prioritizing the right things, to say yes to things of God and no to the things that are not of Him and things that don’t add anything to our lives.

You can say no to sin, to being like everybody else, and to doing what everybody else is doing. You can say no to drugs, smoke, alcohol, and any unhealthy lifestyle.
You can say no to that friend who keeps using you for your money. You can say no to people who are negative, abusive, manipulate, and dishonest. You don’t have to surround yourself with this kind of people. It’s not a sin to say no to be used and abused.

 

Follow Your Own Intuition And Keep Your Own Values

We all have that little inner voice that tells us what’s right and wrong, what we should and shouldn’t do. This is God speaking to us and guiding us, and if we listen to our intuition, we will be guided in the right way. But often we forsake it or block it out and listen to other people’s voices and opinions instead.

Each time you’re about to make a choice that makes you unsure if you should do it or not, ask yourself about the motive behind the choice first. Am I listening to my inner voice? Am I doing this because of what other people would think or say? Am I doing this because of loneliness or insecurities? Am I doing this out of feelings of anger, frustration, or jealousy?

And then you can take a calm, sane, and right choice, with a good conscience knowing that you’ve thought it through. When you get too dependent on listening to other people’s advices and what they think you should do, you will never learn to listen to that little inner voice that guides you. You will never learn to be confident in making your own decisions. And you may be walking paths that are not intended for you.

Other people don’t always know what’s best for you, but your inner gut feeling, also called the intuition, does. And it leads you towards the path that is meant for you, towards the happy, fulfilling life you were meant to live. Follow your voice and your intuition, and you will follow the path that is right for you, the path that helps you to be all that you can be and live your life happily.

 

Follow Your Own Voice

Your intuition is telling you that it is not a good idea to get back together with this friend or partner, but still you do it anyway, because of loneliness or insecurities, and you end up choosing bad company rather than being alone.
You know it’s not good to smoke, drink, or use drugs, but you do it anyway because of what others think you should do. And maybe you have a certain group of friends that you are afraid to lose if you follow your own will and intuition? You know you shouldn’t lend money to a friend who always borrows and borrows but never pays you back and doesn’t really seem to care. But you end up doing it again and again anyway, and this is because you are not listening to your own inner voice, but this other person’s voice. If you had listened to your own inner voice, you would know that it is not wrong or selfish saying no to this person, and maybe help this person stand on his/her own two feet.

Sometimes the best help we can give others is saying no to them, forcing them to change their lives, hopefully for the better.


It’s different saying no to a poor man or lady living on the street because we do have a responsibility to help those who have nothing. But we don’t have a responsibility to help others waste our money, which we could use on people who really need it. You are allowed to say no when somebody wants to borrow money to party or buy new clothes or gadgets that you can barely afford yourself. When people are starving or need your help to survive, you should say yes to help them.
When you learn to know yourself and listen to God and your intuition, it will be easier to make choices that are more right for you. Learn to listen to your intuition, and learn to make wiser choices.

 

 

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Why God Is Silent Sometimes


You may feel like God has been silent for while like you’ve been stumbling around in darkness, but this process has been necessary for God to check and see how far you’ve come in your walk with Him, it’s also so you can see your own progress. It’s in those stumbling days you learn what weaknesses and strengths you have and what does and doesn’t need to be improved. When you’re taking your driver’s license test you have to be ready to drive alone after the test is finished in order to pass the test and to get your license.

That’s how it also is when God is testing you to see if you’re really ready and prepared to fully start your ministry or not. You have to be able to lead and do the right thing even when God isn’t leading you as much as He used to in the beginning of the ministry preparation process. When you’re able to do the right thing alone without God’s hand directing every step completely, then you’re ready and fully prepared enough to begin your worldwide ministry. You may be impatient want your ministry to be fully grown right away, but you can be glad that God doesn’t let that happen until you’re fully prepared. When you’re fully ready, you can be sure that God will increase and bless your ministry greatly.

 

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What You Need To Do For Your Ministry To Reach The Next Level


Right before Jesus began his ministry he was tempted in the wilderness, and it was only after he had passed and overcome these temptations that his ministry could really begin. Because to run a worldwide ministry there’s certain characteristics and strengths that needs to be in place in order to run a successful ministry. Just like Jesus needed to be strong enough to overcome his temptations before he could start his ministry You also need to be strong enough to overcome your weaknesses and temptations before you can really and fully do what God has called you to do.

Some of the things you may be tempted with is the temptation to get easily sad, frustrated and angry. Or the temptation to be too affected by what other people say or do, or maybe it’s the temptation to be scared or worried instead of having faith and trusting God.

You have to pass the test by staying calm during pressure and adversity, by staying in faith and persevere through difficult times and by trusting God even when it doesn’t make sense. You have to forgive when people hurt you and try your best to not be affected by what they say or do. You have to overcome the temptation to take the easy way out and the temptation to quit when the going gets tough. If you do these things you will surely pass the test, you will surely begin your ministry and you will surely succeed in anything God leads you to do.

If you’re reading this message know that God Still loves you and He Still wants you to do what He has called you to do. You may have made some mistakes and missteps but so does everybody, so did also the people we read about in the Bible who God also called to do great things for Him. God knows that just like it takes time for a baby to learn to walk without falling, so it will take time for you to walk correctly in His way. God is patient and kind and you need not worry, because He is Still For You and Always Will Be There For You. God’s Love For You Always Wins.

 

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God Will Adopt You As His Own


Psalm 27:10:
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

If you didn’t have parents to protect you and guide you, God says in His scripture that “He will adopt you as His own” and that He will guide and protect you. But you are the one who have to make the choice to seek Him, and ask for His help. A lot of people were born and raised without a present mother or a father who’s been there for them to guide them and to be good role models in their childhood. And often the people who grew up without a male or female role model struggle to find role models to look up to.

Women who grew up without a father struggle to find men who treat them good and respectfully, and as a woman who are worthy of love. And men who grew up without a mother may struggle with finding good women who love and treat them with honor and respect. When you are raised as a woman without a present mother, you search for a female role model to look up to out in society or on television and you try to adapt, learn and figure out how a female should act, talk, dress, or behave.

The same goes for young boys growing up without a father figure; they try to find role models out in society from whom they can learn how to act and behave as a man. But unfortunately in this society there’s a great lack of role models for the younger generation, who are looking for someone to look up to, somebody to teach them good values and morals.

It’s important to have the right role models to look up to, for if you do, you’re most likely going to strive for the right things, and if you don’t, you’re most likely going to strive for the wrong things. Whether you look up to a preacher or a rap star, you’re most likely going to adapt good or bad behavior from this person. Make sure you look up to people who can lead you the right way in life.

Girls learn how to look and behave from television and magazines and learn that you have to dress sexy and wear make-up to be liked or loved. They also learn unhealthy values that are not presenting the real them. And nobody ever told them: “No, you don’t have to be perfect to be loved,” “you are good enough, and I love you just the way you are,” “you should be yourself and learn to love yourself, because you will never be happy living life trying to be somebody else,” “don’t you know that you don’t have to be thin, wear a lot of make-up and wear tight, short, or sexy clothes to be loved?”

And boys learn that the only things that they should focus on are sports, cars, women and partying, and they think this is the right way to live, but it doesn’t feel right on the inside. And they walk around bitter and resentful for the lack of their father’s presence in their lives. Because they never heard or learned the things they needed, and should have learned and heard from their father, like:
“I am proud of you, you are doing a great job,” “it’s alright to show feelings, you don’t always have to be tough, strong, and in control,” “I love you, and I know I should have been there for you when you grew up, and I am sorry for the pain, bitterness and resentment my lack of presence has caused you,”

“Nobody’s perfect, and no parent is perfect. I am sorry that I wasn’t there when you needed me the most.”
Everybody deserves to have a happy family and two loving parents, but if you didn’t, don’t spend your whole life resenting the first part of your life. You may not have had the best beginning, but you can have a great end. The choice is yours; you can choose to make it better, your past does not define your future, your beginning does not define your end.

If you’ve lacked a present parent or a role model growing up, it’s time to ask yourself if you have adopted good morals and values from the people you look up to. Or are you living a life out of your purpose, being something that’s not really you but rather something you think you should be? Is it time to go within yourself and see if your life is in agreement with your true inner will? Is it time to be the kind of person that you were really meant to be and live a life with purpose?

Your children will eventually learn from what you do, rather than what you say. If you want your children to be happy, then you need to teach them by being a happy person yourself.

 

BE THE KIND OF ROLE MODEL YOU NEEDED WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG.

 

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Walk With The Wise And Change Your Life


Proverbs 13:20:
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

It’s very important whom we surround ourselves with; even if we think a certain kind of people won’t affect us, they will affect us if we surround ourselves with them long enough.

Don’t hang around people who are hindering your growth or people who are negatively affecting your morals, values, and relationship with God. Remove yourself from people who are making you compromise to be with them and who don’t allow you to be the best you can be.

Choose to stay around people who believe in you, people who love and respect you and God, people who are good, wise, and righteous and who are having a positive effect on you.

 

Change Your Environment, Change Your Life

It doesn’t help changing yourself and your life if you don’t change your environment or the things or the people who contributed to your problems.

We often hear about people coming out of jail, and they end up right back where they started, they get back to using drugs, getting problems, and many end up back in jail. Usually it’s because they go back to the same people and the same environment that caused them to start with drugs or getting in trouble in the first place. And that’s how it is with most people who can’t seem to change their lives for the better.

The changes we make will not have a lasting effect if we do not remove ourselves from the things, the people, and the environment that made us this way.

If you’re in jail and you get out, don’t go back to the same old friends and the same old places you used to if you want a new, better, and improved life. Find new places and environments that are fresh, new, and different, that can help you change into a better, wiser, and more mature person than what you were before you got yourself into trouble.

You can use your lessons to teach others do the same thing; you can be a role model for other people who need or want to change. You can use your mess as a message for other people to learn from. 

The very thing that you’ve been struggling with the most, or the very thing that has caused you the most pain is the very thing you are meant to help others to overcome. When you heal and help other people, you are really healing and helping yourself.

CHOOSE WISDOM OVER FOOLISHNESS, CHOOSE LONELINESS OVER BAD COMPANY.

 

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Are You A Person Of Humility?


A humble person has no need to impress others and to be the best. A person of humility willingly serves, pleases, and cares for other people. The humble person let other people go first on the bus, before them in lines, let others get the best piece of food and let other people watch the television program even though they have something they want to watch.

Humble people work to bring comfort and peace to the people around them, they don’t argue, discuss, and fight. They don’t get easily offended, don’t gloat, brag, or feel better than others.

Humble people easily apologize and say they’re sorry; they easily forgive and let go of other people’s mistakes. They don’t count or keep a record of wrongs done to them and don’t count good deeds done towards other people. They don’t always have to be right or have the last word. They are able to sacrifice and go through discomfort so that others can enjoy comfort.

1 Corinthians 10:24:
Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.

1 Corinthians 10:33:
Even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

 

Humility Is Freedom

 

What  freedom you’re going to have that day you let go of the pride and the need to impress everybody and let go of the need to do everything perfectly. So that everybody can think that you don’t have faults and weaknesses, and that you’ve got it all together all the time.

What a freedom it is to stop arguing with people and always being the one who has to be right, have the last word, and always to have to have everything your way to be happy.

What a freedom it is to not stress with being the first and the best all the time, to relax and just let others go first and be the best at times. When you grow your personality into a character of humility, it’s easier for God to work in your life. Pride and ego separate you from God, and humility brings you closer to Him.

Psalm 149:4:
For the lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.

GET HUMBLE AND GET CLOSER TO GOD.

 

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Stay Calm, God Will Never Leave You


(Article from Joyce Meyer.org)

Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today . . . The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.
—Exodus 14:13-14

When troubled times come our way, one of our biggest challenges is to stay calm. Our natural tendencies are to fear, to worry, and to try to do something to fix the situation or solve the problem. But we must learn to get our emotions under control so we can think clearly, act wisely, and pray in faith.

Moses often had to help the Israelites calm down. When Pharaoh’s army was gaining ground on them, they kept running, but knew they were headed straight into the Red Sea. Death seemed certain! Exodus tells us the people were frightened and angry with Moses, and they decided they would have been better off as slaves to the Egyptians than trying to outrun Pharaoh’s forces.

Moses was saying in today’s scripture, “Stop it! I know the situation looks hopeless, but don’t be afraid. Just be still for a minute and watch what God is going to do for you.”

Before Pharaoh’s army reached the Israelites, God rolled back the waters of the Red Sea so His people could cross over on dry land. When they were all on the other side, the sea closed again and Pharaoh’s fight¬ers drowned. This same miracle-working God is on your side today. He still fights for His people. Your job, if you belong to Him, is simply to “hold your peace and remain at rest.”

Love God Today: “Lord, I will not fear. I will stand still, stay calm, and watch what You will do on my behalf.”

 

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