Tagged: Challenges

May 15 ASK GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN 3 Comments

ASK GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN (3)

When Rich Stearns became engaged, his fiancée wanted to order some china. But he said to her, ‘As long as there are children starving in the world, we will not own china, crystal, or silver.’ Rich had remarkable gifts of...

May 14 ASK GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN 2 Comments

ASK GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN (2)

God has a mountain with your name on it. Do you know why? Because you only flourish as you face challenges! Joshua and Caleb both brought back a good report, yet only Joshua was promoted to leadership when Moses departed....

May 13 ASK GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN 1 Comments

ASK GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN (1)

Why would someone ask God for a mountain? Because when you tackle something bigger than yourself: 1) you grow; 2) you learn to depend on God; 3) you get to celebrate big victories. Caleb said: ‘…here I am today, eighty-five...

January 6 When Fatigue Threatens You 1 Comments

When Fatigue Threatens You (1)

Ruth Haley Barton coined the phrase ‘dangerous tiredness’. Its symptoms include: 1) Irritability/hypersensitivity. Things that wouldn’t normally bother you, like another driver cutting you or a friend’s irritating habits, put you on edge. 2) Restlessness. A vague sense that something...

January 5 Time to Move On Comments

Time to Move On

No matter how bad things look, always remember the words, ‘it came to pass’, not ‘to stay’. Life doesn’t stand still; there will always be challenges. Don’t let them destroy your confidence; instead, use them as opportunities to grow. Once...

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God Is Fighting with You

Jesus said, ‘A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, “Occupy till I come”’ (vv. 12-13)....

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Three Principles of Success

God wants you to succeed in life (Joshua 1:8). Once you’re convinced of that: 1) Take into account your temperament. A fillet steak cooks best at a very high heat for a short time, but a roast joint cooks best...

August 16 Comments

Love Your Church—Jesus Does! (6)

Notice what Solomon prayed for at the dedication of the temple. ‘If there is famine in the land…if Your people’s enemies are in the land…whatever disaster or disease there is…hear from heaven…Then they will fear You and walk in Your...

Aug.8 Comments

Don’t Quit

Paul writes: ‘Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me…All of us…who are mature should take such a view of things’ (vv....

Prepare Challenges ahead Comments

Prepare! Challenges ahead!

The path to your God-given destiny will have different challenges, so you must expect them. Better yet, prepare yourself to face them. Solomon wrote, ‘A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them.’ Wouldn’t you rather look ahead...