I was thinking about how much time and effort we often put into projects and things that we think matter to us. Then I thought about how people often get discouraged when results don’t show right away; or recognition is delayed in coming. This comes to encourage you to not give up. Keep your focus. Make positive moves that will add to your success and keep it moving.
It is hard for failure to hit a moving target. And, if you are steady on your grind, you are adding layers of reinforcements that will help you withstand criticism, doubt and fear when they come. After all, you are a winner. You will be victorious.
So, this is unusual. I attempted to back up and restore a blog site that I created a while back and failed miserably. The site was up running smoothly but I had to tweak it just a little bit more. Just enough to the point where I broke it. Shortly after that my computer crashed. Now, I was in a jam.
The hosting company I was using didn’t offer much help because they “didn’t support” some of what I wanted to do—but they did have this other thing that they could absolutely Continue reading “Second Writes”→
When you look in the mirror, or take a moment of reflection, how do you see “you”?
Do you like or dislike yourself? Are you good or are you bad? Are you a winner or a loser?
I don’t know too many people who actually ask themselves these questions every time they see their reflection or see themselves in the mirror; but should we? Should we take more mini-self evaluations to determine where we are?
Low self-esteem is a problem that I believe many people face. I also believe that having an opinion of yourself of being worthless is a hard nut to crack when trying to recover from a bad situation. Continue reading “How do you see yourself?”→
“God knows how much we can bear”. That’s a familiar phrase that’s been used to comfort the sufferer time and time again when faced with adversity, bills, sickness, disease, sorrow and troubles. In the midst of these things, “God knows how much we can bear”.
In context, it seems the term usually implies that God himself was piling on problems and difficulties to see where our breaking point would be. The more I think about the phrase in that context, the more I realize that something isn’t adding up. Continue reading ““God Knows How Much We Can Bear” [Repost]”→
Many people find themselves unemployed because of economic problems. My encouraging word today is: Don’t be totally discouraged by what you have lost. You still have your talents, skills and abilities. You have not lost them. I encourage you to use the “Entrepreneur” approach. Create something from nothing.
If you worked in the banking industry, you may have the skill to assist others in qualifying for loans or help them understand the basic workings of the stock market. Use those skills to create wealth for yourself by helping others solve their problems.
Although the verse may not exactly fit, In Proverbs 11:26, it says, “He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it”. Notice that it did not say you had to “give” it away, although giving is nice. But it said “selleth it”.
To me this means that if you have something that can help people, they will be more than happy to reward you for it with pay! So again, I encourage you to take inventory of what you have and take it to the market place. People are waiting to buy from you.
And as you begin to help others, you will notice that you need help. The cycle has begun and a new micro-economy is created. Let it begin with you.