Stop Making Excuses


People have a lot of excuses for wrong behavior. But excuses don’t make up for responsibility. We all have a responsibility to love, respect, care, and have compassion towards each other. We have a responsibility to be honest, truthful, loving, and kind and help those around us who are in need. We also have a responsibility to follow God’s word. We all make mistakes, but when God speaks to you and convicts you to change your ways, you should do it.

People make many excuses not to get involved with helping other people and lending them a helping hand. God is not asking you to be used, abused, manipulated, or walked all over, but He’s asking you to reach out a hand for those who really are in desperate need of help.

Don’t make excuses like: “Why should I do it? Nobody else is doing anything.” Why not you? Why shouldn’t you be the one who does something to uplift another person’s life? You won’t be held accountable for what other people did or didn’t do; you will only be accountable for your own actions.

They will be held accountable for not keeping their responsibility, and so will you if you don’t do what you should do. Why shouldn’t you be the one to forgive and apologize? Why shouldn’t you be the one who makes a little sacrificial discomfort in your own life to help make another person’s life better and more comfortable? It won’t bother God if you do your best to spread positivity and goodness around you and to the people you meet. Just because other people are living selfish, wicked, or unrighteous lives, it doesn’t mean that you have to do it as well.

Do your best so that the day you’re face to face with God, He can be proud of you and so that you won’t have any regrets. It’s better to do too much than too little. Try your best.

God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa

 

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You Are Forgiven


Hebrews 8:12:
For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

God is not mad at you. God knew everything you were ever going to do or say long before you did it. And still He loves you, and still He has chosen you to be A Valuable Child of His. Making mistakes does not make you lose God’s love for you. God is still here, and He’s still helping you to become a better person and to be the best that you can be. He sees the potential in you and wants to bring it out of you; He wants to see you shine and wants to see you happy. Guilt and shame won’t do you any good, and it’s unnecessary. Why beat yourself up and resent yourself for something God has already forgiven you for the first time you asked for forgiveness? Have faith in God’s love and forgiveness for and towards you. There’s nothing you can do to make Him lose His love for you. God’s love is unconditional and everlasting.

Your debt is cancelled, your past is forgiven; you can now freely move on to and focus on the future. It was all cleared out the moment you decided to follow God and be obedient to Him.

Being obedient to God doesn’t mean that you are never able to do anything fun for yourself. It means that you are allowing God to lead you to a life that is right for you and good for you and that brings you more happiness and peace than what you are having now.

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The More They Were Afflicted, The More They Multiplied And Grew


Exodus 1:12 says:

“But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more the Israelites multiplied and spread, and the more alarmed the Egyptians became.”

Sometimes God allows difficulties to happen in His children’s lives so that they can grow stronger and so that their strength, faith and power can multiply. The more the kingdom of darkness attacks our kingdom of light, the greater our light will shine, spread and multiply. Don’t give up, because Great Changes Are Happening all over the world now.

If you Have Your Eyes Open, then you will see and understand that everything that has happened the last few years has been for our own good, and for the good of all of the children of God. Trust and believe, and you will see miracles happening on Earth in this lifetime.

We are already seeing great changes happening on earth, there are more than thousands of inspiring, encouraging and motivating Facebook and Twitter pages, and millions of followers on these pages. We can see more and more celebrities shining their light and shining light on the things that are wrong in this world. More and more people are awakening and being enlightened to the truth about themselves, the world and our Creator.

More and more people are starting to understand the individual power we all have to change our world through changing our minds, our thinking and our behavior, and through following God and His guidance.

Great things are happening, so this is not the time to give up, this is the time to PUSH (Press Until Something Happens), until the birth of the Promises God has given us has come to Life. Don’t Give Up, You’re Almost There.

 

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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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