Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye received them, and ye shall have them – Mark 11:24.
Sometimes, whether we’re believers or non-believers, we are discouraged in our Christian walk or by life and the issues and circumstances it brings.
Perhaps the year or years didn’t begin the way you thought it would, or maybe you haven’t been consistent in your commitment to press more deeply into the things of God or the goals you planned to accomplish for the year. This happens to everyone; the task is, will you continue to go forward or stay where you are? God has given us 12 months when we begin a new year and 24 hours when we begin a new day.
And every day is a new opportunity to be developing good habits. When these habits are practiced consistently, you will succeed in God and in your desired goals. Life brings issues and disappointments, and Satan brings stumbling blocks and hindrances, but just because he brings them, you don’t have to stay where you are because Greater is He that lives within you than he that lives in the world.
God has placed greatness in everyone, whether they are believers or non-believers, because He placed a portion of His Spirit in everyone, the breath of God is what made man a living soul. When the spirit leaves the body, the breath of God has departed from that person.
Sometimes we’re attacked in the early stages of life by the people that supposed to bring out the best in us through words spoken such as you’re “stupid,” “lazy,” “you will be nothing,” and “why can’t you be like your sister or brother,” words are actions. They will bring forth negative or positive reactions in our life. No matter what has been spoken over you, whether it was good or bad, God has given you the empowerment to change your life if you desire to. You don’t have to carry out the actions that were spoken to you or about you.
Before you were born, God spoke destiny over your life. His thoughts towards you are not evil but good to bring you to an expected end. Acknowledge God, and He will acknowledge you, pray and ask God for His plans to be in your life; seeking to be in the center of His plan will enable you to do above what you could ask or think because He is greater than what you can ask or think.
You may have gone aside God’s plans for your life, but that does not mean whatever you have done that can’t be restored. When we ask God for forgiveness, He forgives and places our sins in the lake of forgetfulness, and we and others continue to keep our actions current. Decide what you want out of life, make a plan, and ask God to give you a plan if you don’t know how.
Work on your success daily, even if it’s fifteen or twenty minutes a day; eventually, you will reach your destination, it will take longer when you only put a little time into it, but the more time you give to your goals, the quicker you will reach them.
Don’t give up, no matter what stage you are in life, don’t give up on your dream home, education, business, purchasing a home, more money in a bank account, or lifestyle. God has given you a mind that will enable you to do whatever you want!