… only opportunity!
… I have no time for this!
… I have run out of time!
… If only I had more time!
Sayings that we so often use,
… yet they are actually incorrect,
… the only thing that time causes – is pressure!
Stop and think!
In God’s creation, in Heaven and in eternity,
… there is no time – only events!
So how does this work?
I have no time, because I need no time!
However what I do need is
and a goal (Him)
Then I have all that I need
and it didn’t take any time!
Have a great time – living without time (pressure)!
Behold, now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Cor 6 2
… in His power!
Life is full of challenges
… and no one can live your life for you,
but you have available to you, what it takes for you to win!
be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armour of God. – Eph 6 10-11
But what is this armour of God all about?
Your Lifestyle – living what is available to you!
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth,
Surround yourself with the knowledge of His Word.
having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Become sure in yourself that God IS for you!
shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace,
Then go and share that peace that is in you!
above all, taking the shield of faith
If YOU dare believe, all things are possible (Mark 9 23)
you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one
Because what you have in you is bigger than your problem!
And take the helmet of salvation
And don’t let any thought or pressure take what YOU have!
and the sword of the Spirit,
The Holy Spirit is there to be your helper
which is the word of God;
Take hold of and believe what He promised
… then simply speak His word into every situation!
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit
STAY connected and His power will flow
… in and through your life!
being watchful to this end.– Eph 6 14-18
And NEVER let your guard down!
… in Him you are a success going somewhere to happen!
… take it!
Air is free
… but you have to breathe it (yourself).
As Jesus said to us,
I have come that they may have life,
and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10 10
Life is available,
… but it is up to us to take hold of that life in Jesus,
… to use the abilities we have been given
and to live the potential God has provided for us.
However, God not only gave us abilities,
… He also gave us responsibilities.
As with the air, although it is free,
… what am I doing with it?
Am I using it or abusing it.
If I do not use the abilities that I have been given,
… I will NOT benefit in the way I should!
If I don’t creatively use and develop the potential I have,
… I will not touch the lives of others as I should!
if I don’t care how I use or even abuse what I have,
… the potential given me will be lost!
In other words,
We need to use our special creative abilities
… that we have from God,
and walk in the fullness of life that is available to us.
Air is free!
Abilities are free!
Wisdom is free!
Success is free!
They are all there in Jesus …
So, what about taking and using what is yours!
… are YOU ready?
This world wants change,
and everyone knows this world needs real change,
… socially, environmentally, economically and politically.
Yet most everyone is waiting for the others to change!
We all want things to change,
… but if we are honest with ourselves,
… we don’t really want to change!
Why is it so difficult to take the initiative to change?
Since the time of Adam and Eve
… we put the blame on others,
and expect the other person to change!
Why are we so afraid of change?
We are afraid to lose what we have (or what has us).
Therefore we hold on to our security,
… to what we are used to,
and what we believe we can control.
That is why change is so elusive!
So, if YOU want things to change,
… get ready to change YOU!
… to win!
Life is full of challenges,
… and we should never back away from confronting them.
… how we see and how we confront challenges
will determine whether we successfully meet them.
Much too often we want quick answers and quick results,
… and as often the real goal is not achieved.
Run the race … to win!
Think of it as running a real physical race.
If you want quick results,
… you will see the challenge before you as a sprint.
In a sprint, the race itself is all that matters,
… you will put all your efforts into the goal,
… and consider nothing else, but winning!
However, if you are determined to succeed and win,
… you will see overcoming the challenge as a marathon.
In a marathon, you cannot see the end,
… and you therefore have time, not just to think about winning,
… but to consider the opportunities and possibilities.
This way you take time
… to contemplate what is necessary to achieve your goal,
… and put your efforts in what you are doing,
in what is necessary to reach your goal … and win!
Life is a marathon, not a sprint,
… take time, consider the way, and reach your goal.
… instead of obstacles!
People often complain
… that it is not possible for them to change their lives,
because there seems to be few opportunities,
… with many obstacles in the way!
Opportunities do NOT come with a sticker on them,
… Here I am, just push the start button!
No, opportunities require
… input, ingenuity, creativity and effort!
Life therefore is about how you see things,
… and about what you do with what you see!
Sure, life often does throw stones in your path,
… yet those stones are not necessarily obstacles,
because more often than not,
… success comes through what you do with those stones.
You can use them to build a wall,
… which will hinder your vision and limit your progress!
You can use them to build a bridge,
… which will increase your vision,
… bridge the obstacles and bring you success!
Don’t trip over those stones that seem to be in the way,
… pick them up and use them to help build your future!
The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses
and in all to which you set your hand,
Nothing you see… is new!
Nothing is new!
There are no new things inside something ‘new’ you made,
… all the ingredients you used were already there before!
So why are you calling it new?
It is not about what you put inside it,
… it is also not actually about how it looks,
… it may even have a new look,
but that still does not make it new!
What then is new?
It is about application,
… and what it can do.
It is about what you can use it for,
… that gives it a value
It is about the change it brings,
… that makes it brand new
The creativity in us!
There is creativity in all of us,
… that we need to release,
A creative ability that when used,
… will make something new
… out of stuff that is old!
… the process of living!
The journey in life,
… the process of living,
is much more than the mere acquiring of information,
… or the accumulating of things!
What is of value are the life experiences
… those challenges we encounter that impact our lives
… and how we overcome them in our journey through life.
That is what helps shape our lives,
… and ultimately makes us who we are,
that special person that God created you to be!
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God
He created him; male and female He created them.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them,
“Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it;
have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air,
and over every living thing that moves on the earth.“
To be who you are,
… you need to live what you are,
… you have to express what is in you,
for that is what reveals the real you!
… money and power!
It’s all about money
… money and power!
In this generation,
… as it has been in most other generations before,
no matter if it is about business
… or whether it is about politics,
it has and it still is all about money and power!
Sure money can buy you power,
… but it always comes at a cost,
and more often than not,
… it is you who eventually suffers the loss!
I spent a lot of money paying my utilities bill,
… and all I got was electrical POWER!
It’s near and it’s new
what it becomes … is up to you!
At the start of anything new,
… there’s excitement, anticipation, even apprehension,
knowing also that effort, creativity and external input are necessary,
… to activate and to release the potential there is.
for any venture to truly be successful,
the driving force is not on the outside but on the inside!
Even so is that great opportunity that comes around every year,
… that potential to do something new in the ‘New Year’.
However, just making a new year’s resolution,
… as you did the year before and the year before that,
… is not going to bring anything new,
because the potential does not lie in the decision,
… but in what YOU DO with that decision!
So, with a new year right at the door,
… make just one New Year’s Resolution,
to put your all into the potential the future holds,
… and the way to achieving it is as good as done!