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Jump Into The Deep

Walk outting ouf of the zones of comfort may be scarry but touching

We love comfortable. It’s true our beds must be just right, our coffee brewed to our heart’s delight and perhaps fluffy sock are preferable. We have to admit that sometimes comfortableness can be very very good. Then on the flip side, it can be very bad. When you are building a legacy, changing the game, building something that will outlast you requires stomping out it’s the greatest enemy and hindrance – comfortableness.

All the great people that have done great things before you probably weren’t so comfortable. They may have had ideas that were less than popular and that went against the grain. They destroyed the box that had a pretty prepackaged way of doing things, and they discovered the ingenious – the limitless possibilities of just daring to be different. Daring to dream things that took great doses of courage nobody else had. The power of believing that they were created for more and that the more wouldn’t come to where they were comfortable but to where they were drawn out into the deep where there was no certainty.

 

 I never knew that I could swim and not sink until I was so deep in that there was nothing to hold me up but the courage that I must swim or drown in these waters of comfortableness.

What will you gain by taking a step?

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Scripture Point Friday | Magnify

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I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice. O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.  Psalm 34:1-3

Have you heard what you magnify increases in your life? Certainly we are reminded in this Scripture to magnify God and his goodness – to give him praises at all times.  Sometimes the all times can feel like a bit of a tall order. The truth of the matter is that when you magnify (enlarge) his presence in your life – you also enlarge his power into your life. When you cause him to increase in you – something is forced to decrease. What do you need to decrease in your life today?

Shift your focus – put him first at all times and he will show up in your life in more ways than you ever imagined.  Decrease me Lord – that you may increase in me!

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I Believe I Can Fly

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Do you believe that you can fly? Actually do you believe that you can soar? I know your probably scratching your head wondering about what I’m talking about. No, I reckon you don’t have wings on your back. Gravity would bring you back down to lower ground if you leaped from a high place to see if you could stay in air. No – I really wouldn’t want you to try that. Please leave the stunts for stunt men. Yes, you really can fly. You can rise above the mediocrity of life. You can learn to do things that were once foreign to you. Most of our hindrances would you believe starts within our mind? We have been trained to think and behave a certain way. Remember being given a picture that was already drawn for you?  Your only job was to color within the lines. Learning to live within limits was taught very young.

Why do we limit ourselves when we serve a limitless God? The Bible tells us that through him – all things are possible. Maybe this is worth repeating ” All things.” What would it take for us to grasp this truth? Perhaps we need to view our God as more than enough. The supplier of our needs. This basic truth tells us who the guider and director of our life is. He being all knowing – has infinite power and intelligence.  The good news is you have access to it.

If you could soar where would you go? How does it look? Remove what you see and replace it with what you desire, but have yet to see. Change all of your I can’ts, if only, it’s not possible and replace with I can, I will, it’s possible. Retrain thinking patterns that hinder you – for more powerful propellant ones. Fuel yourself with things that will give you lift. Make your mind obey and stay in step with the truth of God.
Step out upon the ledge – I see your wings spreading that will take you places you have yet to see.

Sunday’s Declaration: I am made to soar and rise above. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. My thoughts are powerful – my walk is powerful.  Greatness resides within me. My wings are are ready!