Follow God’s Wisdom, Not Your Own Feelings

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Follow God’s Wisdom, Not Your Own Feelings 

Life is no fun when we let our feelings run the show. Feelings change from day to day, hour to hour, even moment to moment. They often lie to us. In short, we cannot trust our feelings. 

But we can choose, as Christ followers, to ignore false emotions and live by truth and wisdom. Let me give you some examples. Perhaps you have found yourself in a crowd of people and felt as though everyone was talking about you. That doesn’t mean they were. Maybe you feel that nobody understands you, but that doesn’t mean they don’t. You may feel misunderstood, unappreciated or even mistreated, but that doesn’t mean you are.

These are only feelings. We need to be mature, disciplined, Holy Spirit-controlled people, determined to walk in the Spirit. It takes a constant act of the will to choose to do things God’s way rather than our way.

Even though we may feel occasionally bombarded by negative emotions, we cannot allow those feelings to control and spoil life. Instead, we can choose to follow the truth-godly wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

Prayer Starter: God, my feelings often go against Your wisdom and try to deceive me, but I won’t let them run my life. Guide me with Your truth so that I can stay connected to You, and not be run by my constantly changing emotions.

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Do you ever feel like God is disappointed with you?

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Do you ever feel like God is disappointed with you? I used to feel this way until one day He said, “You know, DjMAYBOY, you’re no surprise to Me. I knew what I was getting when I got you.”

Think about it! God knows the end from the beginning, and all the days of our life are written in His book. Every decision we’re ever going to make, good or bad, God already knew them before we ever showed up on planet earth. He already knows today every word in our mouth that is still unuttered, even what we’re going to say a year from now.

Sometimes we go around thinking that God is so disappointed with us all the time. It’s true that we make mistakes. And we’re not supposed to be lighthearted about them, we need to take them seriously. But in spite of our mistakes, God has hope for us and knows that He can change us if we’ll stay close to Him. 

God’s not disappointed. He’s full of hope where we’re concerned! He believes in us more than we do ourselves.

Prayer Starter: Lord, Your hope for me is so encouraging and inspiring. Even when I don’t believe in myself, I know that You do, and that gives me the strength to overcome my mistakes and follow You.

Don’t Do Anything For Your Partner–The Best Relationship Advice?

Don’t Do Anything For Your Partner–The Best Relationship Advice? 

If you want a truly fulfilling relationship, don’t do anything for your partner.  Yes, you read correctly. What do I mean by this outrageous statement?

When we do things for our partners there is a strong possibility of being attached to their response. We cook dinner for them and we think they should wash the dishes. We wash clothes for them and they should fold them. We buy flowers for them so they should do something nice for us. If they don’t respond the way we think they should, we become disappointed. We may even say to them, “I do so much for you, why can’t you do something for me?” This trap is so easy to fall into when we believe we are acting for another.

If we are not supposed to do things for our partners, then what are we to do? The key is to do things because that is who we want to be in the relationship, rather than holding the perspective that we are doing it “for” the other. When we act because it is an expression of who we truly are (which is the same as our deepest desires for ourselves) we are much less likely to become attached to how our partners respond. We don’t need our partners to respond a specific way anymore because acting this way is the reward in and of itself. It becomes the joy of being aligned with who we truly want to be. The paradox, of course, is that when we don’t need them to be a certain way, they are much more likely to act in ways that are pleasing to us.

Ask yourself the question: What kind of a person do I want to be in my relationship? And then act accordingly. Whether it is going to work and supporting the family, cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, buying a gift, etc., do it all because these are expressions of your true self. Then it won’t matter how they respond because you are not doing it for them anyway. So take it from me, if you really want to be fulfilled in your relationship never do anything “for” your partner again. Of course, telling them you’re never doing anything for them again might not be such a good idea! Can you imagine that conversation?

 

 
 
 

 

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Success

Success

HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE

Intro:
Pastor prayed the 3 businessman and after 5 years they bankrupt, divorce, hardened his heart against God…

* WHAT IS SUCCESS?
Definition of Success according to successful people…

Ford Madison said that Success is a direction not a destination; a process not an achievement.
Larry Burkett said that success is surrender to God’s Authority, Obedience and persistence in pressing on to God.
Anthony Campold said that success is fantasy is wealth, power and prestige while these are not evil, yet they can be destructive when abused and over-emphasized
Geolin Franklin said that success for Christian people is a daily process a balanced life lived on God’s terms in the power of the Holy Spirit…

These are a great difference between the ways the world sees success in the way God sees it. The bible tell us the ultimate success is to hear what our Lord say’s to us at the end of our earthly pilgrimage “Well done, good and faithful servant,” Success depends on our continuous obedience to God and walking in the center of His Will for our lives.

*Worldly Success

There are 3 types of worldly success that we can be tempted to obtain. 1John 2:15-17

1 ACCOMPLISHMENT or ACCLAIM it is a temporary king Solomon say’s it provides little satisfaction in Ecclesiastes 2:10-11
2 ACCUMULATIONS we to ask ourselves how much is enough? We need to be contented with what we have Luke 12:16-21 warn us about greed and lust for more.
3 FILLING OR FEEDING our appetites with things and pleasure (their God is their stomach. Phil.3:16

Mature Christian who have God through life come to this conclusion success is not found primarily in the position you hold, the position you obtain, or the prestige you are given-rather success is the person that you are “ We should aim for Spiritual success…

The world “SUCCESS” and its synonyms appear many times in the scripture: for example; Joshua 1:8, Samuel 18:13-14, 2 Chronicles 26:5 Joseph

.* To be Successful we need to know the Will of God, to do it and to be pleasing unto Him
To be a successful we need to surrender our motives, ambitions and priorities to Christ

S _ C C E S S

What’s missing? Even God can’t spell S_CCESS if without U. It is a team work between God and U.