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Remember, God will never waste anything you go through in life. If you’ll keep the right attitude, He’ll turn that situation around for your good. It doesn’t matter how you got there, whether it was by your own poor choices or maybe someone else treated you unfairly, God wants to use that situation to do a work in you. He’ll take that evil and turn it around for your good. You may be uncomfortable at times, but you’ve got to know that you are growing, and God is building your character.

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Remember, God will never waste anything you go through in life. If you’ll keep the right attitude, He’ll turn that situation around for your good. It doesn’t matter how you got there, whether it was by your own poor choices or maybe someone else treated you unfairly, God wants to use that situation to do a work in you. He’ll take that evil and turn it around for your good. You may be uncomfortable at times, but you’ve got to know that you are growing, and God is building your character.

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Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise…
(Micah 7:8, NIV.)
Anytime you set out to do something great in life, there will be critics. If you’re going to be a great businessperson, coach, student, leader or employee, there will be opposition. The more success you have, the more opportunities there will be for distractions. The higher you go, the more haters will come out. When you start stretching to a new level and pursuing what God has placed in your heart, the jealous people, the critical people, and the small-minded people come out of the woodwork and start making negative comments, but you don’t have to let that distract you.

If you are under pressure today, if the critical voices are coming against you, know that it’s because you are making a difference. Don’t let them throw you off course. Instead, dig your heels in, set your face like a flint, and say, “I will not get distracted. I will not get drawn into battles that don’t matter. It doesn’t matter what others think; it matters what God thinks!”

Today, look beyond the critics. Stand strong in adversity. Press forward to what lies ahead and win the prize of life that He has prepared for you!

Prayer for Today:

Father, today I choose to let go of the negative voices, offenses and hurts from critical voices. I choose to focus on You and the good plan You have for me. Give me Your peace and joy as I move forward in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise…
(Micah 7:8, NIV.)

Anytime you set out to do something great in life, there will be critics. If you’re going to be a great businessperson, coach, student, leader or employee, there will be opposition. The more success you have, the more opportunities there will be for distractions. The higher you go, the more haters will come out. When you start stretching to a new level and pursuing what God has placed in your heart, the jealous people, the critical people, and the small-minded people come out of the woodwork and start making negative comments, but you don’t have to let that distract you.

If you are under pressure today, if the critical voices are coming against you, know that it’s because you are making a difference. Don’t let them throw you off course. Instead, dig your heels in, set your face like a flint, and say, “I will not get distracted. I will not get drawn into battles that don’t matter. It doesn’t matter what others think; it matters what God thinks!”

Today, look beyond the critics. Stand strong in adversity. Press forward to what lies ahead and win the prize of life that He has prepared for you!

Prayer for Today:

Father, today I choose to let go of the negative voices, offenses and hurts from critical voices. I choose to focus on You and the good plan You have for me. Give me Your peace and joy as I move forward in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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Sometimes, people get discouraged in life because things didn’t turn out the way they hoped on the first try. Maybe they put energy into a relationship but it didn’t work out. They tried that new business venture, but they are still struggling with their finances. Now they think it’s never going to happen. But, one thing we have to learn is that God honors perseverance. On the way to your “yes” you may encounter some “no’s.” You may encounter some closed doors, but that doesn’t mean it’s the final answer. It just means “keep going.”

Remember, if God promised it, He’s going to bring it to pass. Scripture tells us that through faith and patience we inherit God’s promises. This is where patience comes in; this is where perseverance comes in. This is where trust comes in. Just because you don’t see things happen right away doesn’t mean you should quit. No, instead, rise up and press forward. Keep believing, keep hoping, keep enduring and keep asking because our God is always faithful to His word!

spiritualinspiration:

Sometimes, people get discouraged in life because things didn’t turn out the way they hoped on the first try. Maybe they put energy into a relationship but it didn’t work out. They tried that new business venture, but they are still struggling with their finances. Now they think it’s never going to happen. But, one thing we have to learn is that God honors perseverance. On the way to your “yes” you may encounter some “no’s.” You may encounter some closed doors, but that doesn’t mean it’s the final answer. It just means “keep going.”

Remember, if God promised it, He’s going to bring it to pass. Scripture tells us that through faith and patience we inherit God’s promises. This is where patience comes in; this is where perseverance comes in. This is where trust comes in. Just because you don’t see things happen right away doesn’t mean you should quit. No, instead, rise up and press forward. Keep believing, keep hoping, keep enduring and keep asking because our God is always faithful to His word!

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James 1:2-3 
Dear brothers & sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 
"Let Me help you through this day. The challenges you face are far too great for you to handle along. You are keenly aware of your helplessness in the scheme of events you face. This awareness opens up a choice: to doggedly go it alone or to walk with Me in humble steps of dependence. Actually, this choice is continually before you, but difficulties highlight the decision-making process. So, consider it all joy whenever you are enveloped in various trials. These are gifts from Me, reminding you to rely on Me alone.                                              —Jesus Calling

Consider it joy… …reminding you to rely on Me alone.

I don’t know about you, but my go-to instinct when faced with a trial is not to be joyful but to worry and stress over what the outcome will be. This is something I daily struggle with - worry… am I doing the right thing? did I pass my test? what do they think of me? When you think about it, worrying is leaning on myself, not on God. It’s not walking with Him, but walking by myself. We face these trials, not because God wants to punish us, but so as we go through the trials, we learn to fully lean on God. Trusting Him with whatever the outcome, whether it be good or bad. There is peace in knowing God is in control and is going to work for our good.                                     So… consider it joy!

James 1:2-3 

Dear brothers & sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 

"Let Me help you through this day. The challenges you face are far too great for you to handle along. You are keenly aware of your helplessness in the scheme of events you face. This awareness opens up a choice: to doggedly go it alone or to walk with Me in humble steps of dependence. Actually, this choice is continually before you, but difficulties highlight the decision-making process. So, consider it all joy whenever you are enveloped in various trials. These are gifts from Me, reminding you to rely on Me alone.                                              —Jesus Calling

Consider it joy…
…reminding you to rely on Me alone.

I don’t know about you, but my go-to instinct when faced with a trial is not to be joyful but to worry and stress over what the outcome will be. This is something I daily struggle with - worry… am I doing the right thing? did I pass my test? what do they think of me? When you think about it, worrying is leaning on myself, not on God. It’s not walking with Him, but walking by myself. We face these trials, not because God wants to punish us, but so as we go through the trials, we learn to fully lean on God. Trusting Him with whatever the outcome, whether it be good or bad. There is peace in knowing God is in control and is going to work for our good.
                                     So… consider it joy!

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"Trust in the Lord and do good…     I am not subject to limitations…I am everywhere at every time working ceaselessly on your behalf…     …your best efforts are trusting Me and living close to Me”                                                                     Ps 37:3-4, Jesus Calling

I have been feeling a lot of uncertainty… Like I’m at a crossroads of sorts. I worry — am I making the right decision? am I doing what I should be? 
Lord, I turn my worries and concerns over to You. Draw me close to you. I long to delight and live fully in Your presence. I KNOW You created me for a specific purpose. I know I am created to worship and bring glory to Your name in a way no once else can… Open my eyes, show me what that is. 
"Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your hearts desires. 

"Trust in the Lord and do good…
     I am not subject to limitations…
I am everywhere at 
every time working ceaselessly on your behalf…
     …your best efforts are trusting Me and living close to Me”
                                                                     Ps 37:3-4, Jesus Calling

I have been feeling a lot of uncertainty… Like I’m at a crossroads of sorts. I worry — am I making the right decision? am I doing what I should be? 

Lord, I turn my worries and concerns over to You. Draw me close to you. I long to delight and live fully in Your presence. I KNOW You created me for a specific purpose. I know I am created to worship and bring glory to Your name in a way no once else can… Open my eyes, show me what that is. 

"Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your hearts desires. 

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