For many of us trusting God is hard, because that means giving up control and a say and in how things can go. However when we become great a trusting God, that gives God more to bless in our lives. We must know, God know best, is best and is never changing.
We have all sorts of boundaries in our lives. Some Temporary, some perminant. Whatever the case, we have to determine the trigges of the boundaries, the source of the boundaries and what we should do if anything. Boundaries for: 1. Growth in relationships 1. protection 1. setting expectaitons in relationships
Sometimes it so easy to find a reason to quit, but finding a reason to continue takes work. Reasons to quit come in different forms and we must quickly identify these and recognize they are for something bigger.
Many of us don't realize how big of a part relationship in the past play a part in where we are. We also don't understand how big the relationships of the present will place a part as to where we will go. Three things to remember about relationships: 1. Our relationships should each serve a purpose 2. Relationships need cultivation and we should not rely on organic growth. 3. We must be able to identify unhealthy relationships before the impact us and our other relationships. Need daily...
We tend to focus more on others issues than our owns. God wants us to recognize our own issues before we help others with theirs. -Do you focus more on others because it brings up a discomfort from you childhood? -Do you focus more on others because you don't want to be found out because you deflect.
Through life it can become easy sometimes to imagine the grass is greener on the other side. Plenty of times we don't know the road traveled to get there. Just know if you don't mind your own grass who will? God has given us each a measure of grace for our own mess and not for some else's.
7 step goals 1. 1. know what you goal is specifically 2. Pray-include God in the planning process. 3. Plan-Put something in place to fall back on when laziness sets in 4. tell someone- tell someone that will hold you accountable and keep you on track 5. count the cost-what will this goal take away from 6. sacrifice-What will I need to give up to maintain priorities and accomplish this goal 7. Work-It wont be easy but you have to start
God’s in control Knowing and accepting who you are is invaluable. Not everything is thing is life or death Involve God in all your decisions and seek him daily. Risk are apart of life and growth and taken by faith. Surround yourself with people with like minded values Whatever you put in your relationships you’ll get out (this includes God) Be to those around you who you expect them to be. Love and give freely- when we give these conditionally they becoming chains and then becomes walls...
Sometimes we allow our fears, doubts, sin, emotions and pride to get in the way of God's plan for us. We wants to be more, he wants to give us more, but he needs less of us for that to happen. Three ways we get in our way: 1. Pride-We don't allow others to help, and attempt to do God's will alone. 2. Bias- We allow how we were raise and view life to limit our relationships and how we treat and love others. 3. Feelings-We allow our feelings and emotions to dictate we think others might...
In life we often have things that force us to change and are out of our control. Not everything is out of our control. When we don't find ways to be proactive about change, the consequences of not making proactive changes when in our control, become coupled with the randomness of life. When the randomness of life becomes coupled with things caused by changes we could have made we enter a state of constant reactivity and render ourselves ineffective.
Knowing all that God is, all that he knows, we still end up in situations where we a trying to build for ourselves. We see stuff we want, we covet and desire glory. We consult with each other rather than praying to God. We build things for ourselves expecting them to work and last. We want to find another route to attain justification and heaven. We allow fame and Glory to be our primary motivator.
We all have opinions and they can be great when considered. However when we allow opinion to out weighthe power of God's Grace wehave a shift we need to make. Gods Grace makes us who he wants us to be. Opinions make us who people want us to be.