It Has Your Name On It

Whatever has your name on it, is meant only for you. Whatever God has for you, it is for you, and whatever He has started for you, he is going to finish. If it’s not meant for you, stop trying to force it to be for you. God knows what he is doing.

No matter what one may say, or do, God has the last word, the final word. Even if the odds look like they are against you, know that God is still in control, making a way for you, and still has the last word.

If it has your name on it, don’t let others talk you out of the promises of God. Whatever God has put in your heart, is for your heart, not someone else’s.

Philippians 1:6 (KJV) – being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

John 8:47 (KJV) – he that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

What Do You Want From God

What do you want from God? He will give you what you ask for. But, of all that we want or ask, do you ever think about wanting a personal relationship with God our Father?

God is our refuge. He is our strength. He is our present help when we are in trouble. We are his sheep, and he knows us. When we draw closer to him, to know him, he will draw closer to us.

Get to know God my spending time with him, listen to him, and he will reveal himself to you.

Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) – now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

Psalm 46:1 (KJV) – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 95:7 (KJV) – for he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice.

James 4:8 (KJV) – draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

I Corinthians 14:25 (KJV) – and thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

Great Risk Great Reward No Risk No Reward

Taking risk can mean a variety of things, like facing your fears, having faith, trusting God, and moving forward in our life. Yet, they all have one common result — reward.

We have to be willing to take risk not just for ourselves, but for God, To see God work a good thing in us. The smaller the risk we take, the smaller the reward. The greater the risk we take, the greater the reward. No risk, nor reward.

Most of us, want something for nothing. We have to put in the work to achieve what we are trying to do. We can’t expect God to reward us with something if we don’t want to take any risk for the reward.

God wants us to step outside of our comfort zone and take risk — good risk. To do so, we must trust him, have faith, and do the work. He wants to show us it is him that is working in us for his good pleasure, not our own.

Let God show you where he can take you. Have faith, and be unmovable!

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) – but without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Matthew 5:12 (KJV) – rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

James 2:26 (KJV) – for as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Philippians 2:13 (KJV) – for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Mark 11:22 (KJV) – and Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Feed Me

A plant needs to be taken care of in order for it to live, and to grow. Taking off the dead leaves, giving it water, feeding it plant food, and giving it some sun. But, if it’s not fed, it slowly dies.

We are the same. If we are not fed the word of God, we slowly die to self, to the ways of this world.

But, if we are fed the word of God, our light shines, God sheds away old bad habits, our minds are renewed, and our paths are directed by God.

Be fed daily, by reading the word of God. Let God live within you, and know that God is the true way.

II Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) – therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.

Romans 12:2 (KJV) – and be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Matthew 5:16 (KJV) – let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 6:11 (KJV) – give us this day our daily bread.

John 14:6 (KJV) – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Its Between Me And God

We have all been persuaded to change our minds to what someone else wants us to do. Some of those times, we wished we would have stuck to our own decisions, and some, turned out to our advantage.

The roads we travel are taking us to our next step in life. If we choose the road everyone else chooses, the way of the world, we will end up like the world; envying others, having idols, fornicating, and other worldly things. But if we choose the road less traveled, we will end up being more Christ-like; having more faith, peace, love and other godly things.

Just because the majority does something, doesn’t mean it’s the right way, or it’s the right way for you. We have to learn to be stern in what we believe is right. We have to stand strong in our convictions and not be moved by what others may say about the choices we make.

Be convicted in doing the right thing regardless of what one may say about you. They talked about Jesus. What makes you so special that they won’t talk about you? If they talk about you because of your right choices, don’t be fearful, but be glad. You will be reward for doing the right thing.

Everything you do is between you and God, not you and the other person. Choose based on what’s right, you will win every time!

Galatians 5:19, 22 (KJV) – now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.

Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV) – enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Ephesians 6:10 (KJV) – finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

I Peter 3:14 (KJV) – but and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.

Matthew 5:10 (KJV) – blessed are they which are persecute for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

I Corinthians 11:32 (KJV) – but when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

I Know What Im Doing

We are the work of God’s hands, not our own. We are the clay which he is molding. But most of us don’t want to be molded by God. We want to mold ourselves, by doing what we think is best for us. We walk around saying things like; “I know what’s best for me”, “I know what I need”. Little do we know, we don’t.

Most of us don’t have a clue of what’s best for us. Our daily habits are normal to us, therefore we don’t see anything wrong with a lot of the things we say and do. We are therefore, on the inside looking out. But those, who see us on the outside, can see our insides — our flaws.

If we can be honest with ourselves by accepting constructive criticism from others, who we believe are not being judgmental, we will see God revealing to us those things that do not belong within us. Seeing it as coming from God, our thinking will change, our ways will change, and we will see God stretching us, pruning us, cleansing us, and molding us.

God wants you to be like him. He knows you are not perfect, but through him you are perfect. The good that is within you, is not of the flesh, but of the Spirit. And the flaws that is within you, is not of the Spirit, but of the flesh. Know that, you can do nothing without God, but through God. Let Him mold you.

Isaiah 64:8 (KJV) – but now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Matthew 6:8 (KJV) be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Deuteronomy 18:13 (KJV) – thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

Galatians 5:16 (KJV) – this I say them, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

John 15:5 (KJV) – I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Give Them Grace

Do you hold on to unforgiveness? Do you deserve to be forgiven?

Satan will tell you things to prevent you from wanting to give grace to others. He will remind you of how you were hurt, to make you hold on to the anger, the bitterness, and the pain.

If you have done someone wrong, and have hurt someone, you would want them to have grace for you, and forgive you. It is not God’s will for us to withhold that which is good. Treat others like you want to be treated. God has given you grace, why not extend grace, and give it back to the ones who have hurt you by forgiving them.

Forgive those that hurt you. God’s grace is undeserved to us, but God gives it to us anyway. God loves us so much, and no matter what wrong we have done, He still gives us grace. He still loves us.

Don’t hold on to anger, bitterness, past hurts and pain. For God’s grace is sufficient.

Proverbs 3:27 (KJV) – withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

I Peter 4:10 (KJV) – as every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Mark 11:26 (KJV) – but if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

II Corinthians 12:9 (KJV) – and he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.