The book of Esther is the story of a young Jewish girl who had so much favor with the king that she was chosen to be his queen. But it wasn’t just a random coincidence that she was selected for that position.
The king didn’t know she was Jewish, but God did. She was divinely appointed to be in that position at that specific time in order to keep the Jewish race from being annihilated. Her uncle, Mordecai told Esther, “Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 NLT).
Make your resolutions stick this year, by anticipating the roadblocks, so they won’t stop you.
The definition of resolution is “a firm decision to do or not do something,” and a second definition is, “the action of solving a problem…”
In our effort to change our results in 2016, we will encounter roadblocks that can stop us if we don’t prepare for them by knowing what they are and what God’s Word says about them.
Here’s what they are…
New Year’s resolutions – most all of us make them. We hope to make a change in ourselves or our situation.
Do you know God will help direct you in all of your plans? That means your college plans, marriage plans, family plans, business plans, and even vacation plans.
If you’re in the middle of something today, make sure you’ve taken it to God. Sometimes, we can get so caught up in “solving” our own problems that we limit God because we’re thinking of our ability to fix it. Continue reading…
Having a sense of purpose will cause you to attempt things you never thought you could do. It will cause you to reach beyond your own natural abilities, trust God, and tap into the ability of the Holy Ghost inside of you.
If you don’t know why you’re alive on this planet, you’ll be an easy target for the devil. You see, the devil doesn’t want you to know that God has a specific purpose for your life, and that you’ve been equipped with special gifts and talents designed to help you fulfill that purpose. Continue reading…
If you have no vision, then you’ll lack discipline, and your flesh will become real dominant.
You won’t be motivated to get out of bed in the morning. You’ll call in to work sick whenever you can. You’ll live a T.G.I.F. (Thank God it’s Friday!) life, and your life’s goals will be to somehow endure another monotonous workweek and make it to the weekend.
Every person on this planet has been given some kind of gift or talent by God. However, it’s our job to find out what that is and then develop it.
As believers, we have the opportunity to function in not just one economy, but in two different economies.
We function in this world’s natural economy, but we have an advantage because we can also function in God’s economy. In order to be successful in both, we have to accept the responsibilities that come with each economy.