Let Their Criticism Strengthen You

‘Listen to what they are saying. Afterwards, you will be encouraged.’ Judges 7:11 NIV Are you being criticised? Has it shaken your confidence? God told Gideon, ‘If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp… and listen to what they are saying. Afterwards, you will be encouraged.’ (Judges 7:10–11 NIV) Why did God send Gideon and his …Read More

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The Reasons For Your Discontent

‘They have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!’ Jeremiah 2:13 NLT Let’s take a moment to understand some reasons for our discontent: (1) Looking for happiness in the wrong places. God said: ‘My people have done two evil things: They have abandoned Me—the fountain of living water. And they dug for …Read More

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You’re In A Time Of Testing

‘Joseph remained a slave until his own words had come true, and the Lord had finished testing him.’ Psalm 105:19 CEV God may not respond exactly when you want Him to, but He is always on time. ‘No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.’ (Psalm 84:11 NKJV) It’s difficult to watch God blessing others while …Read More

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Take The Initiative (3)

‘Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.’ Proverbs 29:25 NIV Fourth, change your mindset. Does risk scare you? Are you discouraged by past failures? Do you not see the potential that opportunity offers? You won’t be able to move forward until you discover what is holding …Read More

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Take The Initiative (2)

‘Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.’ Jeremiah 17:7 NIV Second, take action. There is an old saying ‘you can if you will’. Initiators don’t wait for others to motivate them. They know it’s their responsibility to move themselves forward beyond their comfort zone, and they make it a practice. President Theodore Roosevelt said, ‘There …Read More

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Take The Initiative (1)

‘Be strong and of good courage, for you must go.’ Deuteronomy 31:7 NKJV When God gives you an unconditional promise, all you need to do is wait for it. But when He makes a conditional promise, you have a part to play in its fulfilment. Sometimes that calls for taking the initiative. For Israel, it meant being …Read More

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The Danger Of Rising Too Quickly

‘Never be in a hurry about appointing a church leader.’ 1 Timothy 5:22 NLT Before David became the king of Israel, he spent years tending a flock of sheep in the wilderness. That’s not an impressive start. But that’s where he built his relationship with God and honed his skills as a strategist and warrior. If you …Read More

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Positioned For God’s Blessing

‘And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me.”’ Exodus 33:21 NKJV God told Moses, ‘I will make all My goodness pass before you.’ (Exodus 33:19 NKJV) But in order to see that promise fulfilled, Moses had to be properly positioned, so God said, ‘Here is a place by Me.’ When you function in the place where God …Read More

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Don’t Get Ahead Of God!

‘In due season He will honour you with every blessing.’ Psalm 37:34 TLB When God gives you a promise or a vision for your life, it’s like a seed; it needs time to take root before it can bear fruit. It’s like the birth of a baby. First conception, then implantation, then pregnancy, and finally the day …Read More

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You Must Know Truth From Error

‘An enemy has done this!’ Matthew 13:28 NLT Jesus said: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. …Read More

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