motivation (398)

by Dudley Anderson  

 

1 Peter 1:25
“But the word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

This motivational thought is based on God’s words to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the return of the Jews to Jerusalem after 70 years of Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah said, “This is what the Lord says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Within its his

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 by PamFord Davis  

 

What’s your idea of the good life?

Maybe you have a page long bucket list; there are things you’d like to do and places you want to do.

Many think of the good life as living in luxury and rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.

They'd have household servants at their beckoned call.

We don’t have to be wealthy to experience the good life.

The good life is a blessed life.

“Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners

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 by Bobby Bruno  

When I was a child, I didn't want to go to school. In fact I hated it, and I barely made it through by the skin of my teeth. I even tried a semester of college because I believed that it was expected of me, but I didn't return because I was bored with what I was learning. Now I go to school because I want to, because I have found something that I am passionate about learning. I liked when the video said that we as adults are" active, interactive, and proactive" in how we apply

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by Angela Willingham  

 

When Starting a New Challenge it is important that you have a strategy and motivation.

A rock climber cannot just start climbing the side of a mountain without first examining the terrain. They must find the best route to the top, which way will be the safest? As we start a new challenge we must determine what our Goals are and what will keep us going when we get tired? A rock climber cannot decide what to do after they get tired. You cannot decide what to do after you ge

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Nothing is impossible in the eyes of your heavenly father, he alone created the world. He alone brought all life into existence. If he can do this, he can turn your situation around, because nothing is too difficult for him. Do not let your earthly pain and advice from others stop you from running to God in your hard and difficult moments, because what God cannot do doesn't exist. Ignore that doctor telling you that your sickness has no cure; that boss that tells you that you're not qualified fo

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God will never take something away from you without the intention of replacing it with something much better. Trust that God will put the right people in your life at the right time and for the right seasons. God's plan is always the best. Sometimes the process is painful and hard, but don't forget that when God is silent, he's doing something for you.

Romans, chapter 8:28, says,

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to

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The Bible admonishes us as Believers to trust in the Lord. Do you know why? Because even God knows that it is hard to trust without knowledge, information or physical evidence. However, true faith is tested when you do not understand the full scope of things, but choose to believe that someone has your best interest at heart. Trust is a choice. One that is made actively and not passively. The same way a man would accept to be joined to a woman forever, knowing full well that this woman can chang

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Trust is a necessity in both human and spiritual relationships. We lean towards people who have our best interests at heart. Trust is simply the ability to rely on something or someone. God is our maker and our heavenly father in the same way that a child would put all their trust in their parents to guide them. That's why we, as Christians, should put our trust in God to guide us. There can be no relationship without trust. Trust Works hand and hand with faith, because we can't have faith in so

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Sin has caused an eternal war between man and his maker, Yahweh. Sin is the complete opposite of everything our God stands for. The first man and woman created by God, sinned against him in the Garden of Eden by eating the tree of knowledge, which God had instructed them against sin, is complete disobedience to laws and rules. It can be caused by several reasons, traced to selfishness, lust greed, anger, pride and laziness. A sin is an immoral act, considered a transgression of Divine Law.

Every

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Life is full of the unknown. We cannot know what will happen tomorrow or next week. One of the biggest shockers that most people got in this generation is probably the coronavirus and the lockdown that had to happen. No one saw it coming. This is how unpredictable life can be. Only God is referred to as the Alpha and the Omega. This means that only he knows what will happen at the beginning and the end life will always be filled with unpredictable events. No one expected the war in Ukraine and R

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Today's topic is relatable and applies to so many youths at this age. Let me share the story of one of my closest female friends. For this illustration, I'll call her CL. So CL is a vibrant young lady who passionately loves God. She sought to please him and live in his love for her. She had a male best friend, who also loved God extremely. CL, and her best friend would challenge themselves, go on evangelism, win souls and get them saved and disciplined. They did so many great things togeth

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We may need moments to feel happy, but to always experience the joy of the Lord, we need faith in all of God's promises:. When you look through the scriptures, we are often told to rejoice, always be full of joy in the Lord, or be of good cheer. You will notice that these statements do not come as a recommendation, but rather as an instruction. This shows us that joy is something we must practice as believers.

 

Therefore, whatever the surrounding circumstances or situations, your disposition sh

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The promise of God's presence is constant and never changing. The light of his presence shines on you daily. Even in that dark situation or circumstance that seems overwhelming. As Believers, we do not work by feeling or sight, but we move with the eyes of faith. The fact that the Bible reveals that the current Heaven and Earth will pass away one day should give you confidence that your present negative situation or circumstance can also be rolled away in the Winking of an eye, regardless of the

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Sometimes we wonder why we don't get the things we want as soon as we want them. Unfortunately, we are in a generation that desires to see this happen instantly. We have fast food and transportation. We have minimized the time taken to do longer tasks. This generation considers time an asset and will always improve on having things done efficiently and effectively. We pat ourselves on the back because, in truth, we have done an amazing job.

 

Unfortunately, as we advance in technology, we decli

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As much as rejection is a very frequent occurrence in life, we are quick to feel bad about it. Each time it happens to us almost forgetting that God can still work out good from any situation. I like to think of rejection as an opportunity to get access to something even better. Yes, it hurts it may look like we gave something all we had and still got rejected. However, if there's better which there always is, then the rejection keeps us open to receiving that better opportunity.

 

After every r

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Life will knock you down and laugh at you. Life will hit you when you're trying to live for Jesus. Life is no respecter of persons. But that's when you say, "you know what, I'm getting up, I'm not going to quit. I'm not. I may get knocked down nine times, but I'm going to get up 10 times. I'm not going to quit." In the words of the great theologian Rocky Balboa, - and I quote, "it's not how hard you can hit that makes you a winner, but it's how hard you can get hit and get up and keep going".

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As you build your faith, you block out the spirit of fear. Fear and faith do not mix, they are complete opposites. So, if you'll take just one thing away from my message today, let it be this, God has not given you a spirit of fear, he has given you a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. Deuteronomy 31:8 says

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

 

Everything God has for us is contained in thes

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It is difficult to understand that pain has a purpose when you are the one suffering it. It is very easy to say it to someone else, but admitting it to yourself might be quite challenging. Despite this, the truth is that your pain has a purpose. The truth is, God is aware of the pain you are passing through. He is aware of the difficulties you are faced with and while he does not enjoy seeing you in pain, he is working out. Even the pain for your good, in fact, some of those circumstances only o

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It's not always easy to stay motivated when you're trying to achieve a goal. Some experts say that the "goal" itself should be enough to inspire unwavering diligence toward achieving it...and there is an element of truth in that. However, the reality is that the discomforts of striving for a particular goal can sometimes cause us to lose focus.

 

Want to get in shape, save for a large purchase, "make the grade" in your studies? Don't worry...whatever you're trying to accomplish, the following ti

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In this journey of life, you need to learn to not force things because God has already made a plan for things to go a particular way.
When you have to travel the difficult roads of life, do you let go of the wheel, give it to God and let Him navigate the way as well or do you try to maintain control on your own? Giving all our trials and worries in life to God and trusting Him in those difficult times is often easier said than done! In fact, it is downright frightening at times.
Most of us ha

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