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Fail To Plan And You Plan To Fail!

It is amazing how many people want success, victory and blessings, yet so many of us never ever take the time to actually plan for these things. We just think that by wishing for them every now and then, that we might get lucky and everything fall into place as if by magic.

Every 24 hours we are given a day to do with as we please. If we are wise, we will make plans for every day we are blessed with and if we are careful and conscientious to follow those plans, then our plans with guide us strategically through the maze of busy activity to a place of accomplishment and fulfillment. If we are not careful to lay out a plan at the beginning of the day, then before we know it, we will be at the end of our day and at the mercy of coincidence and chaos.

‘In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” -Proverbs 16:9

We have been created to accomplish the divine stuff of the supernatural, if we will take the time to plan and then commit to work that plan. A failure to plan, will allow procrastination to sit on the throne of our decision making and cause us to be disoriented and lost from the very beginning.

What is the big things you want to get done, need to get done today? Try to pick at least three things that need to be accomplished to help you make progress toward your big goals in life. When you figure out your big three, break each one of them down into action steps and prioritize the steps and you have a plan for your day. This is what makes the impossible become possible. When we get this right, the unmanageable, becomes manageable and helps us to get unstuck and back on track.

Taking the time to plan your day will give you the insight you need to live the blessed and incredible life you were created for. Take some time today to think about your week, which is made up of seven days. Think about what you need to do during those seven days to accomplish the goals that move your forward and give you the progress you were created for. If you will do you part, God will do His part to help you and miracles will become a naturally occurring reality in your life and living…

The Action Of Affirmation!

Matthew 18:19 – “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”

Affirmation is agreement. It might be agreement with yourself, someone else or even God. Affirmation is a another powerful gift we have been given that most of us fail to utilize. When we do utilize it, we tend to utilize it in the wrong way.

Here are three ideas to help us get affirmation right for ourselves and others…

Get Rid Of The Negative! The old saying is very true: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” This is good advice and it’s true when you are talking to yourself or others. If it’s not good, positive, uplifting, encouraging, challenging, motivational or inspirational, then get it out of you head as fast as possible, because we don’t want that stuff taking root.

Grab Hold Of The Positive! The Scriptures are honestly one of the best places to start for affirmation. I love what Philippians 4:8 says: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” If it fits into the above categories, then grab hold of it and share it with everyone in every way that you can…

Go Be Affirming! This is one of those things we need to stop thinking about and we need to start doing. The sooner we get around to affirming ourselves and others, the sooner our world becomes a better and more blessed place…

It’s really a simple process and the secret is to just start! 🙏🏻

Activate Appreciation!

My word for today is appreciation and it’s one of those words you actually have to think about a little bit. When we think of appreciation, we often think of someone else appreciating us or our appreciating someone else, but appreciation is so much more. Appreciation is an attitude of gratitude, an acknowledgement of action and an admiration of accomplishment.

When we think of the word appreciation, it is usually attached to something that you have done for someone or something that someone has done for you to help make life a little better and/or easier. It really is a beautiful thing and the truth is, we need a lot more of it in our world today. The cold hard reality is that many people that should be appreciated, never are and many that reap appreciation are really getting someone else’s reward. The other sad thing is that many of us have allowed ourselves to become to busy and distracted, which leads to our missing the opportunity to live in the power of appreciation.

As I was thinking of appreciation today, it was not so much from the stand point of wanting it for myself, but to try and make sure that I do better at expressing it, offering it and sharing it with others. In my own life, I have found that appreciation received, motivates me to want to do more and better. I believe this is true for almost any of us. We want to know that what we do matters.

Appreciation Is An Attitude Of Gratitude! It is a small way of saying “thank you”. An expression of appreciation spoken or written is one way of counting our blessings. Taking the time to think about who and what we appreciate helps to fix and shape up our attitude and a good attitude is key to living the blessed life.

Appreciation Is An Acknowledgement Of Action! When we let someone know that we appreciate them or we let others know what we appreciate, then it is an acknowledgement of appreciation for whatever action touched us enough to motivate us to say this is something that matters to me and has made a difference in my life.

Appreciation Is An Admiration Of Accomplishment! Taking the time to in some way express appreciation shows that we admire and value the person or thing we are appreciating. When we admire something, we are giving it value and making it matter even more in the grand scheme of things.

I encourage you to take some time to think about the people, places and things you appreciate and let it be known. You will be amazed at the difference it will make in your life and in the lives of others…