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Are You Enjoying the View?

One of the most popular daytime shows is The View.  If you’ve ever watched the show, you know that there are 5 women who sit around a table and discuss the most interesting topics, the latest headlines, and the breaking news.  At the end of each show, one of the ladies says, “Take a Little Time to enjoy the View.”

What does your view look like?  Or what do you have in view?  Proverbs 17:24 says, “A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”  One of the problems that many of us face in life is that we tend to focus on things that lack importance.  Your future is a product of what you focus on.  If you fail to focus on the right things it could derail your destiny.  Perhaps for many, it is not a lack of talent, skill , anointing, or opportunity that is keeping us from reaching our dreams. In all reality, we have been innately gifted with the ability to do what we need to do to reach our dreams, we have what we already need to make it. 2 Peter 1:3, says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”  God has already given us the tools!   We have to admit that the Lord has blessed us with the gifting and fortitude to reach our dreams. We have had chances to elevate ourselves and access opportunities to reach our dreams. So what is it that has up not achieving our full potential?

Let’s be completely honest, many people never rise to the levels of success that has been reserved for them because of one central problem, lack of focus.  Many times we miss our dreams because we are so consumed with everyone and  everything else that we can’t concentrate on what is right in front of us. Focus allows us to see how to use our gifts, access the blessings of God, and seize the opportunities as they arise. When we are focused we are able to keep in view the ultimate goal, and not let our eyes wander anytime a distraction comes by. The wise person remembers having varied interests is good, being diverse is admirable, but always have what is most important steadily in view. It will be the difference between reaching the places of God and continuing to run in circles.  So today, take a little time to enjoy the view!  You might be amazed at what you see coming!

Enjoying the View,
DP

Prayer:
Father, I thank you for each and every reader today!  I pray that you will help us to stay focused and to utilize every gift, every idea, and every talent within us to accomplish what’s in our heart.  We decree by faith that as we stay focused on your plan for our life, we will see every blessing manifest in our life.  We will Stay focused!  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen!

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

You’re Better Than That

Have you ever found yourself complacent in life?  Complacency is the enemy to forward progression.  Many times most people confuse complacency with contentment.  But if you observe closely, you’ll never truly be content if you just settle for what does not fulfill you.  You can easily recognize complacency when you finally realize your lack of forward movement.  You’ve become complacent.  Often we become complacent in life when we surround ourselves with things, people, or even in careers where we’ve resolved that we are don’t deserve better or not capable of achieving more.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Too many times complacency causes us to act beneath the position that we occupy in order to fit in, we simply just settle. We are doing things and acting in ways that make other people comfortable not realizing that by making them comfortable you are becoming more and more uncomfortable. You are uncomfortable with what you’re doing or where you’re living. You are uncomfortable with where you are. You are uncomfortable with the people who are around you. Your discomfort comes from one place within, you realize you are better than this.

I may sound a bit arrogant, but the truth of the matter is, there are some things that you are above. Minimizing your stature or your influence to make others comfortable is never the way to go. You abandon your standing, and your position just to be with the crowd. Be clear, you have a special place in God’s eyes and you are allowed to act like you are special. If other people can’t handle you don’t lower yourself but raise your standard of friends.

I challenge you today to take the opportunity to live above some thingsj, some people, and some places. Move out of a place of complacency and be who God created you to be.  Now that does not come by fitting in but by standing out. Be as smart as you are. Be as confident as you are. Be as beautiful as you are. Be as sophisticated as you are. Be the wise you.  Be as handsome as you are.  Be as anointed as you are!!  There is nothing wrong with these things, they are just who you are. So embrace it. Live it. Be it. After all you were made for it.  You’re Better than that!

I’m Better Than That!
DP

Prayer:
Father, I thank you for every person reading!  Help them to know that they are better than the circumstance or situations in which they have found themselves growing complacent.  I ask that you will give them the power the raise the bar and raise their standards in every area of their life.  We decree by faith that they were made for the high places, now take them there!  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen!

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

What Are You Waiting For?

Many times when God speaks to us, it will often challenge us to think beyond our normal scope or paradigm.  Change is challenging at any level.  Whether it’s applying for a new job, searching for a new apartment, stretching beyond your normal thoughts…change is challenging.  The challenge often comes at a greater level of difficulty when something upon which you are dependent can not live up to your needs. 

I believe success in life is intentional and we must surround ourselves with individuals that have the capacity to only be a catalyst to the work of God in our life, but not the deciding factor.  All of us at one point or another in our lives, have leaned or  depended upon something or someone who was only meant to be the scaffolding in our lives.  Scaffolding is never meant to be a permanent structure, it’s only there to assist the builder in achieving what he ultimately envisioned as a finished product.

I recently re-read the story in John chapter 5, about the Man at the Pool of Bethesda, who was paralyzed for 38 years.  His situation is not much different from most of ours.  We spend too much time confined to something that God never intended for our life.  Can you imagine 38 years confined to a state of paralysis, and yet so close to the healing.  Jesus meets this man and asks him, “Do you want to be healed?”  The man’s response was not a yes, but an excuse…. “Sir, I have no man to put me in the pool…whenever I try someone always gets in front of me.” 

Many times we are waiting for others to do what God has put inside of us to do.  What are you waiting for?  We cannot continue to wait on others to get us to our place of blessing, healing or destiny.  You’re right on the cusp of healing, breakthrough, and deliverance.  Therefore, we must release all excuses and let God make us whole.  Remember, man can only give you confirmation, but God will give you the ultimate affirmation.  Don’t wait for people to do what God has called you to do, make a move!  So my question to you today is, “What are you waiting for?

Praying for Your Change,
DP

Prayer:
Father, I thank you today for every person reading.  I pray that you will allow them to release all excuses and see that the power to achieve their greatest hour is within them.  We give you praise for their season of healing , breakthrough, and deliverance.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen!

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2011 in Uncategorized