God can have you catch up to where you need to be

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.”

Matthew 14:22-25

In this chapter of scripture we see that Jesus had just finished feeding the five thousand.

And once he finished he told his disciples to continue on while he goes up to the mountain to pray

When Jesus finished praying he was aware of how far the boat was for his disciples to turn around and come back to get him.

It was also a major storm

This is when Jesus caught up to the boat by walking on the water.

It’s important for us to spend that alone time we need with God

I know our daily lives can have us busy because we have so much to do

Or if you’re pursuing your own business

But Jesus gives us the example that God will catch you up to where you are supposed to be in life.

When we have a lot to do and become more successful, we forget to add that time in with God because we don’t want to get behind on something.

But God will never allow us to fall behind, especially if we are giving our time to him.

If you’re out there and you feel like you are behind or feel like you have to much to do

Add spending some alone time with God on your schedule

I’m not talking about just going to church

But taking a time out everyday to spend with God

You won’t be behind for long.

God will catch you up to where you need to be

Just trust the plans that he has for you and you’ll be right back on schedule.

Jesus connection with God gave him the ability to do the impossible

Which was to walk on water

God will have you do things that you think are impossible to catch you up to where you need to be in life.

The Bible says

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:33

Seeking the kingdom first will add the things to your life that you need to be where you should in life.

Allow God to lead you

And be willing to follow him.

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5 Keys To A Healthy Relationship

⁃ God at the center of the relationship

First thing first, it’s important to make sure you keep God first in your relationship.

Especially if you both are believers. Putting God first not only by saying but when it comes to decision making, when it comes to being faithful to what God wants you to do, and showing the love to God. When you put God first , you’ll see how much better your relationship becomes. Not saying you’re not going to have problems and disagreements, but God will help you to be understanding and most importantly evaluating yourself. Because at the end of the day, we have control over our actions and the choices we make. Loving God will show in your relationship. If you love God and faithful to him, it will cause you to do the same in your relationship.

⁃ Constant Effort

Never stop showing effort in a relationship. It’s always the small things that can spark up your relationship. Many times we do so many big things and we tend to slow down on the effort because we run out of ideas or you just want to do things big every time. Allow those small effort to build up to those big efforts. Think on your situation. Financially, time , etc. this is why being you and doing the small things matter because we see what others do on social media and get pressured to do something and the time doesn’t line up or finances don’t match. You won’t get so burnt out doing the small things. As I stated, allow those small things to build up to the big things.

⁃ Communication

Communication is key!

Communication brings so much understanding in anything, especially a relationship. As I stated about the small things when it comes to effort. Communication is that small thing that can change everything. Letting your partner know where you are , where you going, what we eating. It small things like that, especially since we all know life is short and we never know the last time we will see that person. Communication relates to everything whether is a relationship, family , talking to God. Communicate with people. When you don’t it leaves so much room for imagination. You could be out doing good deeds but not communicating what you doing , someone could think you’re in trouble or doing bad things. So communicate!

⁃ Unconditional Love

Love is powerful!

The love God shows us is unconditional. Meaning, despite or past or what we have done, he still loves us more and answer our prayers. Showing that same love in a relationship is major. You’re going to have arguments and disagreements, but that doesn’t mean that things are going wrong. Unconditional love means to not put any limits on love. Love without limits. Do things in your relationship without expecting things in return.

⁃ Trust

Last but not least, is trust. Without trust the relationship will fail. Trust ties in with everything i have stated. You must trust God in your relationship, you must show yourself to be trustworthy with your efforts, you must trust the power of communication, and trust the power of love. Once you earn that person trust. Don’t break it. Many people have had difficult past situations in which their trust has faded. But showing all the things I have stated will help you to build back up that trust that the person has lost.

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Learn To Be Led By God, Not Driven By Impatience

The more you hurry the more mistakes you make

Slow down and breath

Don’t become impatient on your journey in life

We don’t always get to where we want in life because we push ourselves trying to get there when it’s not in God’s timing for us to be there

Then if/when we get there we find out that it’s not for us, only because we rushed there and the timing is off

Wait on God

Allow God to put you in position

Don’t try to position yourself

It’s just gonna leave you disapointed and you’ll begin to see why God had you wait

If God is taking his time to position you, Wait patiently on what he is doing

Trust God

God could be removing people and placing the right people in the right places on your behalf

Being patient is not an easy task

But if you want God to make things right for you and put you in the best position possible, then it is best to have faith, and trust what he is doing in the process

Whatever it is that you have been praying for, God is getting ready to bless you with.

Don’t lose hope

it’s coming

Faith worketh patience

You’re in the faith building process

I know where you want to be in life you have been working hard and dedicated to getting things done

Just have the faith and don’t stop working

It’ll all pay off soon

Trust the process

What comes easy won’t last

What last won’t come easy

You got this !

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God will always put you where you need to be.

I know in life we have many questions we want answers for like

What’s my purpose?

Where am I supposed to be in life?

Is this meant for me?

Trusting in God is not hard but it can become hard depending on the environment we are in

God always has an answer but we must know that it’s God speaking to us

Most of us ask those certain questions because we want to make sure what we are doing is lined up with the path God has us on

And some may be trying to get on the path God has for them

God will always put us in the right place at the right time

Many of us never realize it in the moment but later God gives us that sign that he was involved in the situation

God’s timing is perfect

I know in my life I wanted to do certain things and go my own path

But it didn’t work out like I planned for it to

I began to wonder what am I supposed to do with my life

You never really understand and realize until time goes by and you’re able to look back at your life

I know what I am doing now is where God needed me to be

I always asked God to let his will be done in my life

And now I see that I am on the right path

Spend time with God

I promise every time I build my relationship with God

And draw closer to him

My wisdom and understanding increases

I pray that God increase your knowledge and wisdom, to help you to understand why he needs you to be where you are today, so you can fulfill your purpose in life.

There’s a lesson to be learned where you are

Pay close attention

That lesson is preparing you for what’s next in your life.

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Disconnecting from certain people can bless your life

You are a product of your environment

We sometimes believe that we have to keep certain people around us because we’ve known them for a long time or because they are family

If that person has no intention of investing in your future or motivating you to be better

There is no point in keeping them in your circle

If they are not trying to become better themselves then they will not do the same for you

Stagnant minded people are stable in their ways

Meaning they will be stagnant in their ways and is OK with where they are

If you continue to surround yourself with people that are stagnant

You will be stagnant

Wondering why you are not progressing

It’s ok to disconnect from the people that are not as passionate and determined as you

When you separate yourself from those certain people

You’ll see how much you have progressed

Simply by seeing that they are still in the same place

It doesn’t mean that you are better than them

It just mean that you wanted more for your life

Don’t miss out on your blessings staying connected to people that are comfortable with life

Not just comfortable but only want to receive and not give

Focus on yourself

Focus on your mental health

Focus on loving yourself

Focus on investing in yourself

Focus on God

When you take care of yourself first

You will find how easy it is to take care of others

And when taking care of others

God will take care of you

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I know the road may be hard but don’t give up.

You may seem like you keep trying and trying again but the time you stop

your weakness will began to show in anything you do.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.the most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.Try over and over again until you succeed because when you are successful in one thing your work ethic translate into something else you want to do.

Working at a school, I tell kids all the time

How you act now, and what you do will always show up in the things you do in the future

So if you’re a stranger to hard work

It’ll show in the next thing you do

Change you mindset and strive to become better everyday

Just because something didn’t work out the first time

Doesn’t mean that it never will

True failure isn’t until you quit

I’ve failed so many times in life but I made my failures learning moments

That’s the reason I work hard today and keep going

I know how it feels to win

I know how it feels to fail

I become more determined when I fail because I understand what I need to do better to become better

Sometimes winning pushes you to continue to do great

But at some point we began to get to comfortable at the level we are at and not realize that we must become better daily

Whether you win or lose

Keep pushing to become better

Don’t give up on yourself

People are depending on you to become who God has called you to be

Someone needs your testimony to keep going and strive for greatness

If it was easy

Everyone would do it

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Anything under God’s control is never out of control

Anything we allow God to take the lead on will always be under control

We all know on the road of life we find ourselves getting off track, hitting speed bumps, or going backwards

Usually when those things happen, it’s because we allowed it to happen ourselves

We decide to take control and go at the rate we pick ourselves

We decide to choose a destination that we are comfortable with

In life if you want to be successful and prosper

You must get uncomfortable

Doing things on our own causes these things to happen where we find ourselves in a tough situation and become faithless

We become discouraged and want to give up

We then find ourselves going even more out of control because now all hope is lost

Put your faith in God and allow him to be in control in your life

Because even when you find yourself in a situation

You have the faith to know and believe that God has everything under control

You will have that hope and faith

Knowing that everything happens for a reason

And God has something great In store

When God takes something away

He always replace it with something better

Allow God to keep your life under control

You’ll have the understanding of your situation

And have your hope and faith restored

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Prayer changes everything because it releases God’s wisdom into your circumstances.

Prayer changes things

When you pray for something you must believe that what ever it is you ask of God; he’s going to do it.

Our faith must be taken to the next level

Because when we pray we are allowing God to handle the situation for us

When you pray and allow God to have full control

You will begin to get the understanding in the certain situation

You will know how to react towards the situation also

Our faith is what activates God

And when our faith is in God

You will see the miracles and impossibilities happen in your life.

In the Bible when Peter saw Jesus walking on water

He said to Jesus

“If it is you, bid me to come onto the water”

Jesus then replied

“Come”

Peter got off the boat and begin to walk on the water

But he began to drown because he took his eyes off of Jesus and started focusing his attention on what was happening around him

Jesus grabbed hold of Peter and said

“O ye of little faith”

In life we know that having faith as the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains

But In this situation with Peter, it was not the fact that he didn’t have faith

But it was instead the duration of his faith

I know in life when we pray and ask God for something we think he’s not listening because after we pray it seems like bad things begin to happen

We start to focus our attention on the things around us

Know this…

God heard your prayers

The duration of your faith must be longer than your fears.

When we pray and take our focus off of God

That’s when we begin to drown

I know in your situation it may look tough but keep your eyes on God and walk on that water

Yes you have faith

But don’t put a time limit on your faith

You know what you prayed and believed God for

Don’t turn away from God and focus on the things around you

Focus your attention on God knowing that everything you have prayed for God has taken care of It for you.

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Understand the value of a woman/man that prays for you.

A woman that prays for you, is a woman who’s actions shows true care and love for you.

A man that prays for you, is a man who’s actions shows true care and love for you.

A praying woman is a strong woman

A praying man is a strong man

Being able to humble yourself and pray to God is the strength we all need

You need someone in your corner that is willing to pray for you and that see prayer as a first option

Prayer is a powerful tool

Prayer changes things

We all know the value that prayer brings

Find someone that is equipped in prayer to talk to God

Know your worth

Know the value that you bring

Become that prayer warriors

Add that value to your life

I know you’re

Trustworthy

Faithful

Loving

Caring

Hardworking

Dedicated

But now it’s time to take your value to the next level by increasing your faith and praying.

Knowing that God is with you every step of the way in your life brings the confidence you need to achieve anything

Go out there and add value to your life and someone else life.

There is someone waiting on you to help teach them how to pray so they can also add that value and confidence in their life.

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If you want God to close and open doors, you got to get your hand off the doorknob

Only God can open doors for us that no one can shut

But we sometimes get impatient to the point where we try to close and open certain doors in our own life

When we do that we are basically rushing God and telling him we can do it ourselves

That’s where we mess up when we try to take control and not let God take control

If you are in the process of waiting on God to open new doors for you

Don’t rush it because you will mess up the timing that God has for that situation

I know it’s hard to be patient sometimes because some things are not going right

But trust me, letting God handle the situation is better than taking matters into our own hands

When we do things ourselves

We find ourselves closing one door and can’t open another

When God closed a door for you

He has the keys for you to unlock the new door

Don’t let your impatience ruin things

When you don’t have the key

You’ll find yourself waiting longer than what God have planned for you

Stay patient

Stay praying

Stay humble

Stay positive

God has some great things in store for you

And he has the key to unlock that door for you to help you unlock your potential

Faith worketh patience

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