5 Tips To Overcome Distraction

Distraction is the biggest problem you face. Yes, I’ve thought about this long and hard and I can’t think of a bigger problem in the world! Bigger than poverty and bigger than injustice. Imagine if everyone focused on what they were created to do. There would be no fear or jealousy, no hatred or greed, and frankly, no sin! You see distraction is simply a force that pulls you away from everything that is rightly yours. Everything good and everything helpful that God designed for you is always threatened by distraction. Even when it comes to sin…when you think about […]

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Winning Every Day!

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” The first time I heard that I believe I was in 3rd grade. A kid in my class was teased horribly and I remember him saying that to the point of him shouting in tears, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!” The words obviously did hurt. His name was Nathan and the kids (o.k, me too) would say, “Nathan David, Nathan David..” as at that time there was a running commercial on t.v that would repeat those words. As adults […]

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When tragedy hits…

This week started with some bad news. I heard of a couple of deaths of people. Even though I did not know them personally a few people that I do know were shaken up. In the face of tragedy, many times you’re not sure what to say. I sat in my living room thinking about the situation and then I felt the Lord share something with me. He said: “In the midst of tragedy, feed on my faithfulness”. I immediately knew what that meant. In the midst of a time of grief the best thing you can do is to […]

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Where do you stand?

“He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the Lord will be prospered.” Proverbs 28:25 Would you consider yourself to be a proud person? Pride isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it can be as we see in the context of verse 25. To be honest with you, I never considered that someone who doesn’t trust in the Lord is showing a form of pride. But as I look carefully at this verse I see that’s exactly what’s happening when we do not trust in Him. This verse compares two people: the first […]

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Take the reins

Day 25 of 31 Days of Wisdom “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls” Proverbs 25:28 A city that is “broken down, without walls” is open for exploitation: no security, no order, and no protection. It is vulnerable and easily taken advantage of. This is also true for someone who has no rule over his own spirit. What does it mean to have no rule over your spirit? It means that you are not in control of your emotions, the peace you walk in, and the thoughts you entertain. Such a […]

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Is it right to physically discipline your kids?

“Do not withhold correction from a child, for if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with a rod, and deliver his soul from hell” Proverbs 23:13-14 I’ve accepted the fact that I’m getting older. By virtue of me using Proverbs 23:13-14 as today’s key verse says a lot. When I was younger this would be the last verse I’d want to hear. But maturity shows me that when parents neglect to correct their kids, and sometimes even to the extent of physically disciplining them, they are doing their children a disservice. Throughout […]

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Only the best

“Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.” Proverbs 22:29 If there is one thing I’d like you to embrace today from Proverbs 22 it would be the value of excellence. Excelling is not only getting better but going beyond average. The promise we see in this verse is that the person who excels will not stand before unknown men but will instead be brought before great and influential people. So what is it that you do? Are you a student, a career woman or man, […]

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10 reasons you should plan your life

Day 21 of 31 Days of Wisdom “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 Lack of planning is something many of us can probably relate to. Planning takes effort. It takes time. You sit and write and think and map out and so on and so on. This is why so many people don’t do it because it’s easier to just go with the flow, take it one day at a time, live in the moment, and any other cliché we can think of. Spontaneity is […]

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Living lavishly

“Luxury is not fitting for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule over princes.” Proverbs 19:10 Are you a fool? If not, I have good news for you: you were made to enjoy luxury! God made this world beautiful. He poured all precious kinds of stones in the earth. He decked out the earth with breath-taking waterfalls, springs, oceans, and lakes. He placed an innumerable amount of stars in the sky. He created all sorts of wonderful plant life, flowers, scents, spices, foods, and all the richness one could ever imagine. Why? Because God has no problem with […]

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A Good Thing

Day 18 of 31 Days of Wisdom If I had to guess the top three verses quoted in the book of Proverbs, I’d probably say all three are found in this chapter. The first would be verse 10 which says, “the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and they are safe”. The second would be verse 18: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it will eat its fruit”. And the very last one is verse 21 which says, “He who finds a wife finds a […]

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