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How to keep a good attitude

‘I will praise You seven times a day.’ Psalm 119:164 TLB A bad attitude is like a flat tyre; you won’t get anywhere until you change it. Few things in life are more important than your attitude, and here are four ways to help you keep a good one: (1) Realise your attitude needs to be constantly […]

Seek God’s approval, not people’s

‘Fearing people is a dangerous trap.’ Proverbs 29:25 NLT If your life’s goal is to have the approval of people, you will never really feel secure. Why is that? Because the time will come when you do something they disapprove of; then what? The Bible says, ‘Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means […]

Feed your mind good stuff

‘I have taught you in the way of wisdom.’ Proverbs 4:11 NKJV Every day we are bombarded with messages from the media, employers, co-workers, people we meet, books, music—and from our own thoughts. Satan works in two ways. First, he tries to feed you with stuff like temptation, depression, and worry. Second, he tries to keep you […]

You belong to God

‘You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people.’ Ephesians 2:19 NIV ’His purpose was to create in Himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility. He came […]

God has placed you where He wants you

‘You were made queen for just such a time as this.’ Esther 4:14 NLT The story of Esther teaches us two important truths: (1) You need mentors to guide you. Because she was willing to listen to Mordecai, Esther discovered that her calling wasn’t just to be a queen but a deliverer of her people. So, who […]

Go overboard for the Lord!

‘He jumped into the water.’ John 21:7 CEV ‘At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who He was. He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?” “No,” they replied. Then He said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, […]

Overcoming discouragement (3)

‘Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.’ James 1:22 NKJV To identify the source of your discouragement, it’s helpful to talk to someone who can offer you insight and guidance. But be careful—you can talk your problems to death and get nowhere! That’s why the Bible says, ‘Be doers of the word, and not hearers […]

Overcoming discouragement (2)

‘He will have whatever he says.’ Mark 11:23 NKJV To overcome discouragement, here are two things to help: (1) Speak the right words. One of the main causes of discouragement is negative self-talk. In his book Spiritual Depression, Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, one of Britain’s finest heart surgeons, writes, ‘Most of your unhappiness in life is due to […]

Overcoming discouragement (1)

‘Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.’ Jeremiah 32:17 NIV If the issue you’re wrestling with has discouraged you and got you down, here are some things to do: First, take a short look at the problem. Someone once said, […]

All the charges are dismissed

‘He cancelled the record of the charges against us.’ Colossians 2:14 NLT When someone is arrested for a crime and brought into court, the prosecutor will say, ‘The charges against you are…’ At that point, they hope their lawyer can get the charges dismissed. Well, God has a record of every sin you have committed from the […]