It’s OK to talk to Yourself…if You Do it the Right Way

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When we look in the Bible, we see that Paul went through many trials.  He had been shipwrecked, spent the night on an open sea, and gone days without food.  He was falsely accused, beaten with rods, and thrown into prison.  If anyone had a right to be negative, bitter or complain, it would have been Paul.  He had been through and seen a lot.  Amazingly though, his faith for God never seemed to waiver.

Paul’s attitude was, “I can handle it.  I am ready for and equal to it.  Why?  Because Almighty God, the Creator of the universe has infused me with strength.  He has equipped me, empowered me, anointed me, crowned me with favor, put royal blood in my veins, and called me to reign in life as a king.”

Paul wrote many books found in the New Testament, including Philippians.  This was a book that he wrote specifically to the church found in Philippi.  In chapter 4 of the Book of Philippians, Paul writes these amazing two verses:

Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)

12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

We can do all things since we have God within us in the form of the Holy Spirit.  We are all set up for greatness.  All we have to do is be willing to take it and that means doing it through God.  We won’t get very far by ourselves, but through God, who gives us strength, there are no real imitations to what we are capable of.

When we face difficult times in our lives, like Paul did, it is important that we talk to ourselves right away.  If we don’t talk to ourselves, our thoughts will talk to us.  We can’t let those negative, self-defeating thought play in our minds or we might be tempted to believe them.  Instead, declare that you are more than a conqueror, and you will boldly embrace the life of victory God has in store for you.

 

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Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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