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Breaking Free Of What Holds You Back!

Every day of my life I get to make a choice. In fact, every moment of my life I get to make a choice. Am I going to be judge and jury or am I going to leave the heavy lifting to our Creator and Giver Of Life – God? I know it surprises us sometimes, but we do have a choice!

We get to choose if we are going to be upset, mad, disapponted, frustrated, angry or mad. We get to choose if we are going to judge and what our judgement is going to be. We get to choose our focus and this power of choice makes all the difference in the direction of our life.

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” -Matthew 7:1-5

I choose not to focus on what is bad, but to look for and find whatever good there is. I choose to focusing on how to bring blessing and not curses into this world. I choose not to place blame, but to work for the discovery of solutions that make a difference.

I have discovered that the choices I make have the power to determine my own experience of myself and the world in which I am living. What I choose to see in others is what I feel in myself. When I release my need to see what is wrong with others, I am able to let go of what is wrong in myself and experience healing that brings wholeness which empowers me to live at a higher place and experience greater breakthrough and blessing.

There is A God and God does not need us to do His job! God only needs for us to rceive His love, so that we can share His love with others. This brings glory to God and all of us blessing!

Control Is An Illusion!

Who says you have to be in control? Who says you have to have all the answers? Who says everything has to be lined up perfect for you to be happy? Who says any of the things that you keep telling yourself? The stuff that makes you crazy and threatens to drive you insane. Who says? You do, but you can change what you say, if you really want to???

I’ve got some good news! You don’t have to run the universe! In fact, you can’t, because that job is already taken by the Creator of the universe. Stop thinking you have to control everyone and everything, because the truth is: Control is an illusion! No one ever really has control of anything and it’s not your job anyway!

The only responsibility that you need to concern yourself with is making sure that you show up to every moment with the best of yourself! So stop trying to fit into the mold of everybody else’s creation and enjoy just being you and doing what you were created and gifted to do.

I have often heard people say: “Well, I feel better, because I have finally given it all to God!”, only to be right back at a place of chaos by the afternoon. We cannot focus on our part and do it the way we were created to, until we let go of and stop trying to do God’s part. It is very good advice to give it all to God, especially the part that is already His.

1 Peter 5:6-7 says “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Release, surrender, let go, give up everything to God, who lives in you and let God give back to you what you need to be. God will guide you, direct you and bless you in ways that you cannot even begin to imagine, if you will just get out of His way. He will help you to cultivate the right thoughts and commit to meaningful actions that produce results and bring about outcomes of blessing.

You don’t have to run the universe, the universe is quiet capable of running itself, because that is what it was created to do and you get to be in a meaningful relationship with the ONE who created it all. Focus on that, sit back, relax and enjoy living in the protective arms of your Creator and you will soon discover that life is good!

Letting Grace Flow!

God’s grace becomes powerful in our lives when it is received and when it is shared.  Don’t allow grace to stagnate in your life.  Make sure that you do your part, so that it can flow freely and powerfully.  Don’t miss the miracles that God wants to do in and through your life everyday.  

Here are three very necessary steps to help you do your part:  

1. Replace negatives with positives!  We need to get rid of negatives and replace them with positives.  Negative thoughts, people, situations all need to be replaced with positive.  It does not work to simply get rid of negatives, we must replace the negatives with positives for it to really work!

2.  Decide what you want!  What is it that you were created for?  What is it that God wants to accomplish in and through your life?  Fulfillment comes from doing what you were created for.  Accomplishment opens the door for even greater blessing, so make sure that you are accomplishing your purpose.

3.  Make a plan and work on it!  Most people have desires, but it takes much more than desire for us to live the blessed life.  How are you going to get from where you are to where you were created to be?  Answer that question and then begin to do that work and your life will become miraculous.

Grace is powerful and can accomplish amazing things in and through your life!  Let grace do it’s thing and live blessed!