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A great worship song. Our God is indescribable, incredible, wonderful, all powerful. There’s no one like Him.
“The future is always brighter if you cut off the lights on the past!” ~ Bishop T.D. Jakes
“Get ready; things are shifting in your favor. Don’t talk yourself out of it. Believe this is your year for acceleration.” ~ Joel Osteen
One thing that the enemy hates us having joy. That’s why everyday he tries to take it from us by disappointments, having someone to mistreat us, and having things to go wrong. It’s so easy to lose your joy over small things – traffic or having an argument with your spouse. But the bible tells us to keep our joy. Joy isn’t the same as happiness. Happiness is an emotion we feel when things are going our way. We feel happy when we get a promotion or receive a blessing. Happiness is temporary, but joy is everlasting. In fact the bible highlights joy as one of the greatest fruits of the spirit we could receive among with love, peace, forbearance, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
The Lord wants us to remain joyful even in adversity. James 1:2-3 says “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” Paul and Silas were jailed because of their faith, but still kept their joy. In fact they sang praises to God in prison. God heard them and freed them. (Read Acts 16:16-40 for the full story). The fact is nobody can steal our joy – we must give it away. The time when we let the enemy upset us or take our eyes away from God, we have voluntarily gave him our joy. It’s at this point where the enemy can steal, kill and destroy us. We can not allow him to steal our joy. The bible warns us and let us know to be alert and of sober mind. I Peter 5:8 says “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” Once he devours our joy, he has us.
Don’t let the circumstances of life steal your joy. Have joy even when things aren’t going right, have joy when all hell has broken loose, have joy when feel like giving up for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
“Positive energy attracts positive things & people. Negative energy attracts negative things & people. Simple as that.” ~ The Single Woman
Dreams give birth to vision. Vision gives life to dreams. A person will never live to their potential without vision. Towards the end of the year, a friend of mine told me to build a “vision board” which would be pictures of goals I would like to achieve. This was an amazing idea because most of the time our dreams die because we can’t visualize it. That’s why images are so powerful. Once we see what we want to do, we work towards it. However, if we don’t have an image of a goal we want to achieve, it’s hard to work towards it.
The bible highlights how important vision is. Proverbs 29:18 says “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” People perish without vision. Without goals, we aren’t fulfilling our purpose. God might have a purpose for you to fulfill, but we have to walk into our purpose. Our purpose in life is most likely not going to fall into our laps. God gives us the tools, but it’s up to us to use it. Unfortunately many people die with their purpose because they lack vision.
So I encourage you to create a vision – either write it down or build a “vision board”. Have it in front of you and review it often so you can achieve the purpose God has for your life.