Tag: change

Life is full of building patterns  and cycles that goes on and on, until it becomes so difficult to change.  You become so used to these habitual patterns and in worse cases restrained by them. There are good and bad habits.  What bad habits, patterns or cycles have you cultivated that has hindered you from fulfilling God’s purpose driven will over your life?

You might have dreams and visions of aspirations but what have you done to keep the passion alive?  Change is inevitable, you move with it, it affects your lifestyle, spiritual and mental perspective.  Making life changes is a matter of choice, you can choose to remain where you are, making the same mistakes, going round in cycles and building habitual patterns.  Or you could take a step of faith and make changes.

Making changes in your life, business, family, dreams and visions could be challenging but if you keep persevering in persistence,  it causes a positive life changing impact.    It takes time for changes to take effect and more time for it to be a permanent change.

5 KEY REASONS TO MAKE CHANGES

#1   INCREASED EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY

When you make a positive change, your performance level increases to a new level. Write down your goals and objectives with a mission to fulfil them all.  Plan ahead and be determined to excel in all that the Lord has called you to do.  When you keep your mind focused on the vision with a mission, you will arrive at your destined destination.

#2   AIM TO FULFIL YOUR  DREAMS AND VISION

Write down your vision and run with it.  Share the vision with others who would support, impact, influence and encourage you as you progress on the right direction.  Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.  For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.  Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry Habakkuk 2:2-3.    A vision or dream without a mission is dead..  A vision or dream that does not impact or add value to lives is dead.  Heal The Broken Hearted Ministry has a vision to impact lives and in the process of impacting lives nations are transformed

#3    INFLUENCE AND INSPIRE OTHERS

You life on earth is to be fruitful, multiply and subdue the earth.  God has given you dominion, power and authority to set His will on earth as it is in Heaven (Genesis 1:28).  We all have a purpose, it is important to discover what your purpose is and run with it.  Your purpose displays your uniqueness and peculiarity in Christ image to inspire, encourage and transform lives.   It is His desire that we live a purpose driven life within our domain to cause changes in lives starting with those close to and around us.  Your gifts and talents makes room for you and brings you before great men (Proverbs 18:16).

#4 AIDS COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION

To be committed you need to be disciplined and passionately dedicated to the new improved changes.  There has to be a firm determination from you never to give up even in hard times but persevere through it all.   When you practise this process consistently changes begin to happen gradually and eventually.  The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway Proverbs 15:19.  The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing Proverbs 20:4.  There is no room for laziness or sluggishness when it comes to change.  Keep your eyes fixed on the goal, vision and end results for the end is always better than the beginning when you walk in alignment with His will (Ecclesiastes 7:8).

#5 OPENS NEW DOORS

Your effective authoritative actions in response to change activates doors of new opportunities that creates new avenues in the areas you desire.  Be prepared to walk into the door with boldness and confidence of who you are in Christ and possess all that He has in store for you.  It is one thing for a door to be opened and another to walk into it.  The opened door accelerates you to a new level of increase, empowerment and enablement to fulfil His will

 

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What changes have you made that has impacted your life?  Be encouraged to comment as this could impact someone else life 

 

 

 

 

There is so much to think and worry about that leads to excessive processing of information for the best quickest solution.  You think about how you are going to pay your bills, monthly mortgage payments, put food on the table, pay  the children school fees or even yours.  As the day passes by pay the worries escalates,your mind continues to process, analyse till it reaches a point of total confusion and mental depression.  The mind is the battlefield to overcoming every trials and tribulation that the enemy throws at you.

My thoughts during my youth were thoughts of rejection, unforgiveness, bitterness, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, pains, hurts and so on that lead to depression.  I allowed my past to control my future and would not let go of the past.  I did not have a strong relationship with the Lord and did not know where to start.  My mind was full of confusion, frustration and was close to mental breakdown.

Until I encountered Him in whole new dimension that changed my life for the best.  I began to hunger and thirst for the spiritual food and cleansed my mind through the precious blood of Jesus from every toxic thoughts that oppressed and depressed me.

My thoughts pattern changed from negative to positive, despair to hope, sadness to joy, confusion to sound mind, fear to faith and pains to perfect healing in Christ Jesus.  For as he thinks in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23:7a.  What are you thinking of that God can’t handle?  It all starts with the mind, the mind is the battlefield.

It is time to take control of your mindset not giving the devil an inch of space any more.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2   It is a process that requires change, change in the way you think, act and react.  This is a spiritual warfare not of the flesh therefore do not set your mind on the physical but the spiritual, meditating on the Word day and night , eat, drink and sleep the Word until it becomes a part of you (Romans 8, Joshua 1:8, 2 Corinthians 5:7).

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

The Word of God is a powerful weapon used to destroy every stronghold, cast down every thoughts that are not in alignment with what the Word says over your life or any circumstance that you facing, bringing them down under submission to the obedience of Christ.  It is time to confess His Word over your life, marriage, that situation that never seems to go away. When you confess with your mouth believe with your heart and so shall it be according to His promises (Romans 10:10, Job 22:28)

Would you start now to make a change?  Change your thought patterns, let the Holy Spirit lead you, fill your heart till it overflows and gradually you shall see your life transformed for the best.  Don’t you give up, do not let circumstances or the challenging storms of life frustrate you to the point of hopelessness and helplessness.  It all starts with the mind, the mind is the battlefield.  Take that big step of faith and trust God to see you through it all.

  

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When the Lord breaks you, He remould’s you back to the way He wants you to be. There are challenges in life when God had broken, crushed me to pieces that I felt hopeless and  became a stumbling block.  I felt oh broken me, can I be remolded?

When I lost my dad was one of those moments because He died without me having a chance to say good bye and that was really painful. Also when I was homeless, unemployed and had no where to run to for help, this was frustrating for me but thank God I have come this far moreover going further. These are a few of those times

But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over, Jeremiah 18:4 NLT.

When life’s issues, pains, hurts, disappointments, despair, feeling unloved and all the rest breaks your heart and bones in pieces and leaves you crushed and shattered. The Lord seems so far but He is near. Because He said He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is there to carry your burdens and make it lighter for His yoke is easy. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;He rescues those whose spirits are crushed Psalm 34:18 NLT  At those point in my life, I did not have a deep relationship with God but now when I pass through challenges it draws me nearer to Him.  I spend more time in His presence and remind myself that the devil meant it for evil but God meant it for good, Genesis 50:20.  My joy remains in Him and not the situation and my eyes becomes so fixed on Him to trust Him and believe that He would make a way where there seemed to be no way.

He brings healing to the broken hearted, it does not matter what you are going through. Allow God to work through you. He knows the end of the matter, even though it might look so disappointing, useless, or fruitless now, God has a greater plan and purpose. All the broken crushed pieces in your life, The Lord is moulding you, removing the bad, rotten and decayed parts, keeps remoulding to bring out the best in you.  He is our potter and we are His clay.  But now, O LORD,   You are our Father;  We are the clay, and You our potter;  And all we are the work of Your hand, Isaiah 64:8 NKJV.   It is not for you to understand how our creator executes the works in your life but trusting in Him, leaning not on your own understanding and allow The Lord to direct your path.

Sometimes He has to stretch you so much that  you feel like breaking, He knows your limits and how much you can bear.  If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. 13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure 1 Corinthians  10:12-13 NLT.  

The Lord did some work in me and through me, removing the stones, clutters and dirts and still continues because I have not arrived at perfection.  He has healed me and made me whole.   He healed my broken heart and gave me hope for tomorrow.  I would like to briefly share with you some of the steps I took to receive my healing:

  1. Let it go: Surrender all your burdens, emotions, past, bitterness, unforgiveness and problems to God and He will deal with it.  So it is no longer in your hands.  Shake it off.  Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail) Psalm 55:22 Amp.
  2. Permit Him: Allow Him to mend the broken heart because He is your potter and we are the clay, Isaiah 64:8.
  3. Believe : Believe that He can heal you completely because Jesus paid it all on the cross so there is no cause to suffer.  He has redeemed us from all our sins, for more on Christ our redeemer.
  4. Work and Walk with Him:  It is a step by step process and a journey to receiving your complete healing.  It requires an agreement between you and God that He would work it out.  Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 The Message

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