Pay The Price! There Is No Short Cut To Holiness And Financial Success.

If you want to achieve something different, you have to do something different. Do not be the average, mediocre Christian who compromises and follows the patterns of this world. Set yourself apart as fully committed to Christ and His word.

Start acting, start doing. It is in acting and doing that God will bless you. Without acting and doing, you deceive yourself. It is the work of your hands that God will bless not idleness. God does not encourage or reward bad behavior, so, stop being idle and lazy if you have formed that habit. Habits can be broken.

You need to help yourself and God will supply the grace as you pray and desire change. If you have decided that you will not train and equip yourself for success, what do you want God to do? Will He come down from heaven and do what you are supposed to do for yourself?

If you keep on reading and watching things about relationship and marriage, yet you lack the necessary skills to sustain a marriage what do you want God to do?

If you are always criticizing, judging, and blaming your spouse to the point of stifling his or her emotions and causing harm to their emotional health which will in turn damage their physical health, you only have yourself to blame for the failure of your relationship. Train and equip yourself for spiritual, mental, health, financial and marital success.

You need to make effort to know and apply the skills that will make you excel in what God has called you to do and in the relationships that God has placed you in.

If you want to achieve something different, do something different and improve yourself in skills that you lack. Also make sure that you do and act. Too much reading without application won’t help you. Wisdom is the right application of knowledge. Get knowledge by reading, listening and watching and also have the wisdom to apply the knowledge that you acquired.

Some people read the Bible all day but do not know how to apply it or act on it. They hardly pray. They do not have passion or desire to obey the word that they have read. So, if you want to be different, start acting differently today. Faith gives birth to action. Read your Bible and also act on it. Do not just say Lord, Lord but also walk in the will of God.

Do not spend too much time on YouTube and social media except you are using it to learn academic, educational or creative work that you can use to improve yourself and make money. You can spend time on YouTube and social media for entertainment, inspiration or other things if you like, but not too much time. More of the time you spend on Youtube should be on educational, academic or creative content. Spend more time being active and working. If you run out of money, those blogs, shows and entertainment content that you watch won’t pay your bills. Too much play is not good, and all work and no play is also not good. Be balanced and wise in all that you do including the way you manage your time on social media.

Also, put on the complete armor of God and pray without ceasing. Pay the price! There is no short cut to holiness and financial success.

Defeat Evil Thoughts Laura Bon

Evil thoughts will occur however, it is how we handle them that matters. Remember that Jesus said to Peter, " Get behind me Satan." Jesus was able to recognize that what Peter was saying originated from the devil. Peter himself was not even aware that he was passing across Satan’s thoughts. The devil always tries to make us disobey God and go against God’s will and His plan for our lives by flashing his own thoughts across our minds. Learn to recognize Satan’s thoughts the way that Jesus did, and aggressively reject them. 1. Know the word of God thoroughly like the Berean believers Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11 2. Be constantly led by the Spirit, like Jesus and know God’s plan for your life — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/laura16768/support
  1. Defeat Evil Thoughts
  2. May God Defeat Every Enemy That Is Frustrating Your Destiny
  3. Pay The Price! There Is No Short Cut To Holiness And Financial Success.
  4. Faith Is Also Part Of The Perfect Will Of God
  5. Some Deliverance Secrets – When you walk in the Spirit, God shows you His secrets

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Never Bottle Up Anger

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Never bottle up your emotions. When someone hurts you, express it respectfully. Be assertive. Let that person know that his or her words or actions are harmful to you and your emotional wellbeing.

If you do not express it, that person will continually behave negatively towards you, and will not behave that way to others that do not put up with harmful words or actions.

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Don’t Build Toxic Relationships

Messages And Revelations From Christ

Don’t build toxic relationships. A relationship that you cannot express yourself in, is a toxic relationship.

A healthy relationship will allow you to express your hurts, disappointments, and expectations. If you are upset, the other person allows you to express yourself without counterattack or shutting off with anger, verbal assaults or silence. You should also allow the other person to express his or her hurts without negative reactions. You cannot dictate to someone how to feel especially if the person is hurt and something triggered it.

A healthy relationship will allow you to talk through problems and work things out. Any relationship that does not allow you to talk through problems and creatively resolve conflicts is a toxic relationship.

A relationship where the offender refuses dialogue, and conditions for peace to be negotiated and met, is a toxic relationship.

Biblical Example and Case Study

Matthew 18: 15

15 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.

  1. An aggressor must be willing to change and embrace peace. If not, he has failed the conditions for peace.

Hagar and Sarah

The Angel of the Lord appeared Hagar and commanded her to go and submit to her mistress. Hagar had introduced toxicity into the relationship and there was simply no need for that. Sarah dealt harshly with her and fled fled Sarah’s presence. When she left the relationship died but God intervened, and she changed her ways and conditions for peace was met.

An aggressor must change for peace to reign. There was no way that Sarah was supposed to put up with abuse and die of heart ache just to please Sarah or for peace to reign. It was not a case of Sarah please forgive Hagar, it was a case of Hagar please repent, behave yourself and give peace a chance.

If you are a Hagar, bringing unnecessary toxicity into a good relationship, please stop. Repent and give peace a chance.

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Get Rid Of Meaningless Relationships – Surround Yourself With People Who Love You

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Living To Refresh Others

By all this we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you. 2 Corinthians 7:13

God has given us power as humans to be able to refresh other human spirits. In this Scripture, Titus’s spirit was refreshed by the good actions of those around him, and those he ministered to.

Let us try to always be positive, and good towards one another, so as to give them joy, encouragement comfort and happiness. We must not deplete others or drain their spirits.

Constant negativity and bad attitude depletes people around you and nobody wants to be around a negative, judgmental, critical person. Attitude matters a lot, so let us constantly develop ourselves to have healthy positive attitude and mindset.

May we live to refresh other people’s spirits instead of dampen, drain and deplete them. That is a critical way to fulfill God’s commandment to love one another.

May great grace be upon us in Jesus name. May grace, mercy and peace be ours, in full measure.

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Nobody can complete you. Nobody can make you happy if you are not happy from within. Some people have everything they need – spouse, children, money etc, yet they are very depressed and some even take their own lives.

This is evidence enough that it is not what you have that makes you happy even though what you have can increase your happiness.

Happiness is from within and comes from God. The joy of the Lord is our strength. Someone can be happy and joyful even in the absence of the bare necessities of life.

Paul leant the secret of being content in every circumstance. You can ask for God’s grace.

Stop waiting for someone else to make you happy – learn to be happy. It is a life skill.

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