Wisdom Wednesday “Don’t Worry About The How”

Wisdom Wednesday “Don’t Worry About The How”

Everywhere you turn, there are people striving to live their dreams and their best lives. Some even turn to God, looking for some guidance on how they can accomplish their goals, and experience a better way of life. The answer is in this week’s Wisdom Wednesday lesson, and is much simpler than you might think.

 

In Proverbs 16:9 of the King James Version of the Holy Bible, the scripture reads:
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.” A quick thumb through the dictionary reveals that to devise means to plan or invent by careful thought. That leads us to gather the understanding that each of us chooses our what, while God handles the how of it all. I don’t know about you, but that gets me excited! All you have to do is choose what you want to do with your life. Then, dedicate that thing to God, and he will make it successful.

 

If you want to be a performing artist, a doctor, lawyer, athlete, it doesn’t matter. Have fun! Just make sure that God is at the forefront of whatever you do. You don’t have to worry about the how at all. Psalm 119:133 says, “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” As long as we study God’s word, and meditate on it every day, we can rest assured that our steps are ordered by God, and that whatever path we are on, we are headed in a prosperous direction.

 

Are you on the best path for your life? After watching this week’s episode, how will you change what you have been doing? Let me know, in the comments below, what your biggest takeaway was from this week’s lesson.

The Power of Veto: Overcoming Negative Thinking

The Power of Veto: Overcoming Negative Thinking

Whether you know it or not, you have the power of veto over your thoughts. Many people falsely believe that the thoughts that cross their minds belong to them. Some even believe that there is something wrong with them, because negative thoughts seem to come frequently and flood their minds. The truth is that you don’t have to allow any thought to occupy space in your mind, if you don’t want it there.

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What to Do When You Fail at Faith

What to Do When You Fail at Faith

For the most part, those of us who claim to be spiritual all believe that we have strong faith. That is, until something happens in our lives that actually tests our faith. Then, the truth comes out. Those who truly believe see positive results, while everyone else falls into a dark hole of doubt and frustration…and if you are reading this, you might fall in the latter category.

 

Whenever you find yourself in a situation that shows you that your faith isn’t where you thought it was, you might feel terrible and even start to question spirituality in general. Do any of the following questions sound familiar to you? What the heck are the answers? Why can’t I get it right? How did other people figure it out? Why is this stuff so hard to understand? Can’t it just be laid out plainly? How do I know if I really have faith? I don’t know about you, but I know I’ve asked all of these questions before.

 

Faith is something that takes a lot of practice to strengthen and to grow. While it is normal to feel bad when things don’t turn out the way you wanted, you shouldn’t stay in that space and beat yourself up about it. I’ve come up with the following things to help you to stay encouraged and to get back on the track of your faith walk.

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What to Do When You Fail at Faith

 

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Remember that there are levels to this. The bible even states that certain types of works through faith only come by fasting and prayer (Matthew 17:21). There are some things that we can speak and see come to fruition. There are other things that we have to pray on several times. And then there are things that we need to fast and pray about. If you don’t see what you’ve applied your faith to, try again, and keep trying until you do see it.

 

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Ask yourself if you’ve been specific enough in your request. My husband and I play a game, where we always say that there’s a check in the mail, whenever we go to collect it from the mailbox. We finally realized that there was always a check in the mail, but it wasn’t what we were looking for. There would be refill checks for our checkbooks, check order forms, advertisements that look like checks, but no checks addressed to us that we could cash. We laughed about it, and decided to be more specific. Just when we did that, we received a check in the mail from our bank, saying that we had overpaid in fees. Be very specific about exactly what you want.

 

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Remember that faith always should be applied with works attached (James 2:20). Some people pray for things, but never make any effort to obtain them. When you apply your faith to something, you absolutely must jump into action. You can’t ask God to give you a college degree, and then sit at home in front of the TV, expecting to receive one. Right? Decide on what you want, apply your faith to obtaining it, and then get moving toward whatever it is.

 

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Never give up on expecting to get the results that you want. Sometimes, you will learn things along the way that let you know that what you want is a little further off than what you were hoping for, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not coming. Learn and make adjustments so that you can get to what you want. If you want to lose weight, and you continue to educate yourself and make healthy choices, you definitely will lose weight. It may also help to enlist the help of someone else to believe with you (Matthew 18:20).

 

If these four things seem too simple to you, it may be that you have been overthinking things. Nowadays, we want what we want, and we want it immediately. Some things come to us immediately, but other things (a lot of things) come on a different schedule than our own. Just stick with it. Your faith is fine right where it is. You can always strengthen and grow it. Take it one day at a time, and you’ll see just how far you’ve come on your faith walk.

 

Also Read: The Only Time It’s Okay to Look Back at Your Past

 

What have you applied your faith to lately? Has it come to fruition yet?

Don’t Force It

Don’t Force It

Everybody is on their hustle, trying to make some thing happen, but there is one problem with this. Forcing results is not the right way to go about handling your business. I know you’ve probably heard the saying “grass doesn’t try to grow, it just does.” That’s what it was created to do, right? We were all born for greater purpose, and we were all meant to be great.

 

There is no reason to force anything. If you have educated yourself, and put a plan together, all you have left to do is execute. Sounds simple, huh? I’m not saying that there isn’t a lot of work involved in whatever your project may be. I am saying, though, that you can just work your plan, instead of worrying and stressing at the same time.

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Don’t Force It

If you find that something isn’t to your liking, or that something should be tweaked a bit, you can go back and make changes. When you are committed to your business, and you plan to be in this for the long haul, you shouldn’t feel the need to force anything. I know that we all want to start a business and become millionaires within the first few months, but patience is key here. Think about how it feels when things are flowing well, and then compare it to the feeling you get whenever things are slow and choppy.

 

Don’t force it. Be patient and work your plan. It works, I promise! One thing that gives me crazy inspiration and motivation to keep pushing is taking a periodic look back at my career so far. It’s so cool to see how far I’ve come in such a short time. That makes me want to continue on my path. With that kind of motivation and attitude, success is inevitable.

 

Have you been trying to force things to happen with your endeavors?