Somewhere along life’s journey we all get “labeled”. We may get labeled by others or even ourselves. The thing about labels is that we can exchange them for God’s truth.
Labels, Lies, and the Truth
You don’t have to let your struggle become your identity. You don’t have to live with labels God didn’t give you. With Christ’s help you can let go of labels and lies and live God’s truth.
It’s Never Too Late
Because of God’s goodness, it’s never too late to be grateful, it’s never too late to change, and it’s never too late to make a difference.
“Drama Free Zone” Pt 2
When it comes to needless drama please cancel my subscription. I can’t stop all of life’s drama, but I can skip the performance.
Drama Free Zone Pt. 1
Maturity starts when drama ends. Today’s lesson dedicated to ending needless drama in your life.
Overwhelming Victory Pt. 2
Just as tough seasons and challenging times are inevitable so is overwhelming victory for every Christ follower.
Overwhelming Victory Pt. 1
Serving God doesn’t pre-empt you from the battle. Serving God does guarantee “Overwhelming Victory”.
Share Your Story
There is nobody that can share your story like you. You can reach and touch people’s lives in a way that no one else can. So if you really want to help people - share your story in a way that makes Christ’s love, power, and absolute truth front and center.
It's Worth the Wait
Whether it’s a delayed flight or a long line – waiting is not usually welcome news. We want everything “quick and in a hurry” and really yesterday would have been great but we’ll take right now. When we understand the benefits and purposes of waiting we can come to place of saying “It’s Worth the Wait”.
When the Bottom Falls Out
When your world is rocked and the bottom falls out – life as you know it may be forever changed – but God will never forsake you. He will see you through and bring you to a place with perspective and hope beyond your pain.
God's plan is for His children to change the climate for "good" in this world. Today's lesson is learning how to overcome 3 excuses that prohibit climate change.
Half Empty vs. Half Full
We can debate all day about whether the glass is half-empty or half-full. Sometimes what’s most important is to leave the excuses about what we lack behind and move forward with what we do have.
With Christ’s help we can undergo an "Identity Makeover" that eliminates man-made excuses and puts us on the path of joy filled living.
Lies We Believe about Ourselves Pt. 2
Lies like “I don’t fit in” or “ I can keep my sin a secret”, keep you from God’s best for your life. You can refuse the lie and embrace the truth and live.
Lies We Believe about God
"God’s love must be earned," "God’s out to get us," and "God is mad at us." The list goes on and on. As we overcome these lies we open our hearts to receive the freedom and joy God promises.
Trusting God When You Can't See A Thing
When you can’t see a thing, life can get pretty scary. Trusting God in life’s darkest moments is a faith stretching exercise that yields powerful results.
Courage, Clarity and Character
You won't find Courage, Clarity and Character in 3 easy steps. Instead, you will find Courage, Clarity and Character as you follow Christ in every area of your life.
Don't Get Sidetracked
When your goal is to move forward you will have to ignore some stuff, persevere through tough stuff and forget about the past stuff.
Let "It" Go pt. 1
In this crazy, fast paced world "unrealistic expectations" like having the picture perfect life are often embraced as the norm. We can either strive to achieve unrealistic pressure or learn to let it go and root our expectations in God's truth and in His plan for our lives.
Let "it" Go pt. 2
Sometimes things like other people's opinions and even our own emotions get in the way of productive living. You don't have to be pre-occupied by what others think - nor do you have to be a prisoner of your own emotions. You can learn to trust God and let it go.
Christ followers do not have to settle for wordly standards or even mediocrity - we can boldly obey God's Word and trust the results of Him. When our faith is truly in Christ we don't live solely for comfort, convenience, and/or conformity.
Rise Above The Petty
Refuse to let small petty people distract you from your BIG purpose & refuse to be a small petty person that distracts others from their BIG purpose.
Unwavering Faith is about putting all of our hope in God's Word and refusing to back down even when our circumstances are screaming there is just no way "this will ever work out."
Bravery is readiness to face and endure discomfort, danger or pain with courage and faith. Bravery isn't one size fits all. Your brave may be different from my brave - but brave is brave. True bravery requires faith.
Perseverance is steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, especially in spite of difficulties or discouragement. Determination, tenacity and patience also are closely related qualities. For a Christian believer the perseverance must be in obedience to God’s Word.
Finishing well is about learning to navigate through life’s real or perceived inequities and facing challenges head on. We can all learn to Finish Well.
Go ahead and start now. Today is a brand new day. It’s a day you’ve never seen before. It is also a day you will never see again. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start now.
The Christian faith is not made of “plastic”. It isn’t cheap nor does it break easily. The Christian faith endures over time, and through tests, and trials. The Christian faith is not about making our lives easier but rather making us stronger. In Christ we have unbreakable faith.
Certainly we’ve all heard terms like “let bygones be “bygones” or let’s bury the hatchet. But when we’re the one that’s been deeply hurt – forgiveness can seem impossible. When we trust Christ He gives us what we need to really forgive and make forward progress.
Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. For a Christian integrity also includes subscribing to God’s values as outlined in His Word and relying on Christ for the strength to live out those values regardless of our personal situations.
Let's Be Honest
Most people agree that honesty is the best policy. Honesty builds trust and relationships. What about brutal honesty? Is it possible to say too much?
Without A Doubt
Doubt is not a sin. It’s what you do with your doubts that make the difference. Don’t let your doubts keep you from Jesus. Come to him just as you are—and bring your doubts with you. He will not turn you away.
Carefree Living "No Worries"
Worry is a lot like a rocking chair. There is motion but you never get anywhere. Is there really way to live a “no worries” life?
Mind Your Own Business
In a world filled with social media and a whole lot of “sharing” minding your own business can seem a little boring. The biblical idea of minding your own business means living a productive life and fulfilling God’s plan.