~* Enough *~
Please give me...
Enough tears to keep me human,
Enough humor to keep me wise,
Enough setbacks to keep me humble,
Enough accomplishments to keep me confident,
Enough waiting to teach me patience,
Enough hope to teach me trusting,
Enough friends to give me love,
Enough memories to give me comfort.
Doubt Vs. Faith
Doubt sees the obstacles,
Faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night,
Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step,
Faith soars high.
Doubt question’s “Who believes”?
Faith answers “I”.
Happy moments, Praise God.
Difficult moments, Seek God.
Quiet moments, Worship God.
Painful moments, Trust God.
Every moment, Thank God."
Never again will I confess "I can't," for "I can do all
things through Christ which strengthens me"
Never again will I confess unmet needs or poverty, for
"My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory"
Never again will I confess fear, for "God hath not given me
a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind"
(II Timothy 1:17)
Never again will I confess doubt or lack of faith, for
"God has given to every man the measure of faith"
Never again will I confess weakness, for
"The Lord is the strength of my life"
Also . . . "for the joy of the Lord is your strength"
Never again will I confess supremacy of Satan over my life,
for "Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world"
(II John 4:4)
Never again will I confess defeat, for "God always
causes me to triumph in Christ Jesus"
(2 Corinthians 2:14)
Never again will I confess lack of wisdom, for
"Christ is made unto me wisdom from God"
(I Corinthians 1:30)
Never again will I confess sickness, for " . . . with
His stripes I am healed"
And "Jesus Himself took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses"
Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for I am
"Casting all my cares upon Him who cares for me"
(I Peter 5:7)
Never again will I confess bondage, for "where the
Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty"
(II Corinthians 3:17)
Never again will I confess condemnation, for "There is now
no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus"
GOD WON’T ASK
God won’t ask what kind of car you drove;
But He’ll ask how many people you drove
Who didn’t have transportation.
God won’t ask the square footage of your house
But He’ll ask how many people you invited into your home.
God won’t ask about the clothes in your closet
But He’ll ask how many others you helped to clothe.
God won’t ask about your social status
He will ask what kind of class you displayed.
God won’t ask how many material possessions you had
But He’ll ask if they dictated your life.
God won’t ask what your highest salary was
But He’ll ask if you compromised your Character to obtain it.
God won’t ask how much overtime you worked
But He’ll ask if it is was for yourself or for your family.
God won’t ask how many promotions you received
But He’ll ask how you promoted others.
God won’t ask what you did to help yourself
But He’ll ask what you did to help others.
God won’t ask what you did to protect your rights
But He’ll ask what you did to protect the rights of others.
God won’t ask what neighborhood you lived in
But He’ll ask how you treated your neighbors.
God won’t ask how many times your deeds matched your words
But He’ll ask how many times they didn’t.
God won’t ask how many friends you had
But He’ll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.
36 Christian Ways to Reduce Stress
Go to bed on time.
Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
Say "No," to projects/activities that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
Delegate tasks to capable others.
Simplify and un-clutter your life.
Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
Take one day at a time.
Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you to do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
Live within your budget.
Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
K. M. S. (Keep Mouth Shut.) This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
Get enough exercise.
Get organized so everything has its place.
Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
Write thoughts and inspirations down.
Everyday, find time to be alone.
Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until its time to go to bed to try and pray.
Make friends with Godly people.
Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus!"
Laugh some more!
Take your work seriously, but yourself not at all.
Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
Sit on your ego.
Talk less; listen more.
Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.
How to Love Yourself
by Louise Hay
STOP ALL CRITICISM. Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes. When you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.
DON'T SCARE YOURSELF. Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts. It's a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you pleasure (mine is yellow roses), and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.
BE GENTLE AND KIND AND PATIENT. Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.
BE KIND TO YOUR MIND. Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don't hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.
PRAISE YOURSELF. Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
SUPPORT YOURSELF. Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.
BE LOVING TO YOUR NEGATIVES. Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs. So lovingly release the old negative patterns.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY. Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise can you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you live in.
MIRROR WORK. Look into your eyes often. Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself looking into the mirror. Talk to your parents looking into the mirror. Forgive them too. At least once a day say: "I love you, I really love you!"
LOVE YOURSELF... DO IT NOW. Don't wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or the new relationship. Begin now - and do the best you can.
Self-love, loving yourself and real love
Self-Love comes to people when they become more aware of themselves. Self-love is seen when someone learns to accept themselves for who they are and doesn't try to be someone else. Some people consider self love a bad thing or an arrogant thing but it is not. Loving yourself is like loving someone else you deeply care about. Of course, you must also be a good person in order to like yourself as well (socially considerate, respectful etc). Well, here are a few ways you can learn to love yourself better.
Inspirational reasons to love your self
1. Know that self love comes from within yourself and not from the outside. People are different and that beautiful in it self.
2. Kiss yourself often...and caress yourself too (you would do it to someone you like or love so it's okay to do it for yourself.
3. Learn to enjoy being by yourself because you will spend the rest of your life with yourself...other might stay or go but you'll always be there for you.
4. Realize that you don't need to look like anyone else...you can only look like yourself. There's no need to look like anyone else unless you really want to.
5. Know that you do not need make up to be attractive or beautiful. Make up is just a decoration (in my nicest words) not something that brings out true beauty.
I know He is the beginning, so why do I worry about the end.
I know He is the creator, so why do I wonder who will destroy.
I know He has forgiven me, so why can't I forgive myself.
I know He is a healer, so why do I speak of sickness.
I know He can do all things, so why do I say I can't.
I know He will protect me, so why do I fear.
I know He will supply all my needs, so why can't I wait.
I know He is my strength and my salvation, so why do I feel weak.
I know that everything and everyone has a season, so why when someone's
season is over do I weep instead of rejoice.
I know He is the right way, so why do I go the wrong way.
I know He is the light, so why do I choose to walk in darkness.
I know that whatever I ask of GOD, GOD will give me, so why am I
scared to ask.
I know tomorrow is not promised, so why do I put off for tomorrow
what I can do today.
I know that the truth shall make me free, so why do I continue to lie.
I know He gives us revelation knowledge and understanding, so why do
I lean on my own understanding.
I know I should live in the spirit as well as walk in the spirit, so
why do I choose to live in the spirit but walk in the flesh.
I know that when praises go up blessings come down, so why do I
refuse to praise Him.
I know I am saved, so why do I refuse the word He has given me.
I know He has a plan for me, so why am I rushing it because I am
eager to do His will, when it is His time not my time.
-- Author Unknown