life, Spiritual, success

Push Out from Land

 

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After working for extended hours to accomplish a goal exhaustion can set it. Especially when we have not accomplished what we desired to achieve. We begin to feel like all of our efforts and time has been wasted. We find ourselves at the brink of giving up and throwing in the towel altogether. This feeling is not uncommon or unique to us as all persons who have obtained success had to cross this juncture. Noticed is said CROSSED. It simply means that they had to get beyond this point and continued to achieve their desire.

The Bible tells of a story where the disciples had toiled all night and had caught nothing. For those who may not know (although I believe that everyone does) were fishermen by trade. They had spent all night trying to get a catch of fish and was unable to accomplish their desired task. Weary and tired they decided to go back to shore and call it quits. Just then they were told by Jesus to push a little off from land. Regardless of how they felt they obeyed. That same moment the acquired a catch that was so great that their nets began to break. They had to call for surrounding boats to get some of the catch.

Pushing off from land means they had to leave the place when they were comfortable. Comfortable feeling sorry for themselves. Comfortable giving up. Comfortable living below their privileges. Comfortable not achieving their goals.

It is time for us to push off from land. There is a great catch is waiting to be obtained. Where you have to push to your feet may not be able to touch the ground, but the depth is necessary for the overflow. It is time to push off from the shore. Abundance is waiting!

 

3.9.17 Dr.R.A.

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Ruminate

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Decisions to make!

Decisions to make!

Should you stay?

Or should you leave?

For far too long you have been complacent.

Having a front row to your life passing by.

Now the opportunity to do something great is present.

And instead of taking a leap you sit and ruminate.

Get up!

Shake yourself!

The time to act is now.

Opportunity is knocking.

Answer the door.

Step out of your past and present.

Walk into your future.

Don’t waste any more time ruminating.

With one step awaits greatness and better fortune in store.

 

3/7/17 Dr.R.A.

via Daily Prompt: Ruminate

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Swarm

 

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When the enemy comes in like a swarm of killer bees.

I will not fear!

Because the Lord of Host will lift up a standard.

Although I may be outnumbered by the swarm.

I will be confident!

Knowing that He who is with me is greater than he that is against me.

At times it may seem like the swarm of enemies has got me covered.

But I will remain astutely convinced in the ability of my God and King.

Because I know that my God will never leave me or forsake me.

I am the apple of His eye and the plans He has for me is good and not evil to give me an expected end.

My God will fight my battles for me if I just hold my peace, stand still and see His salvation.

He will annihilate the swarm of enemies that have risen against and give the victory on every side.

Therefore I will rejoice!

Because victory belongs to my God and King!!

 

3/6/17 Dr.R.A.

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Doubt

 

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Doubt is a dream killer!

Doubt prevents us from watering our seeds of destiny.

Doubt causes us to hesitate and prevents us from taking risks.

Doubt leads to suspicion, which gives birth to confusion and ultimately indecision.

Its foundations are mistrust and skepticism, which cause us to be overflowing with cynicism.

All these are perfect ingredients for failure.

However, your story does not have to end that way, as truly there is a brighter and better path.

Notwithstanding, it requires faith!

As you already know faith is coupled with action.

Therefore you MUST act to see dreams fulfilled.

 

3.2.17 Dr.R.A.

via Daily Prompt: Doubt

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Steps to Success

 

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There are usually many steps to climb before reaching one’s goals.

All these steps are filled with a range of emotions. One can sporadically burst into tears or laughter at each location due to the intensity of emotions. These steps can be classified into four categories, namely DENIAL, BARGAINING, TESTING, and ACCEPTANCE (DBTA).

At the denial stage, we generally tell ourselves that whatever we are trying to accomplish cannot be done. We frequently use phrases like “I can’t do it,” “I am not good enough,” “I am not smart enough,” “I won’t do it,” “It makes no sense,” “It is too difficult.” At the stage, our eyes are covered whether by blindfold or scales, which needs to be removed so that we can see clearly. The truth of the matter is that all we need to do is exert a little effort and we will see the results we desire.

The second stage is the bargaining phase. We admit to ourselves that we want to have what we desire and seek advice on how to accomplish our goals. We inquire how to do it and gather as much information as possible. It is at this stage that we discover various strategies and become empowered to devise methods of accomplishing our goals. Plans A, B and C is developed at this level.

Thirdly, is the testing phase. This step is filled with trial, errors, and disappointments. It is at this stage that our language changes from “I will try” to “I can” and then ultimately to “I will do it.” This is the final step before accomplishment.

Finally is the acceptance level. This is the stage that we realize that what we once thought was impossible is now very possible. At this point, we can sing and dance to “Yes, I did it.” This stage is where we gain the confidence needed to be a role model to others. We become solidified in our thoughts that if we are able to do then someone else can also and we become inspired to help those who are still at the base of the staircase.

The key thing to remember while at any level is that you can do all things through God as He is the One that gives strength. Also, He is the one that gives knowledge and wisdom. Everything we need can be found Him. Never forget that when things seem impossible for you that nothing is impossible with God. At your lowest point, you are positioned for higher and greater things. The DBTA’s are really just steps to climb (though steep they may seem) to accomplish your goals and see the manifestation of the desires of your heart.

3/1/17 Dr.R.A.

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Hesitate

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Being cautious can be a good thing. However, sometimes we are too cautious which is detrimental.

Being too cautious can lead to us being unadventurous and simply just missing great opportunities.

Being too careful is driven by fear. Fear of what we perceive may be the outcome (usually and negative perception).

Hesitation can cripple us and prevent us from achieving the great.

Often excuses that we are too shy or not smart, strong or big enough is used to support our hesitant thoughts.

We spend an enormous amount of time wondering what to do.

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If we are not careful, however, we may die while hesitating. Maybe not a literal death but our dreams and hopes may die while we continue to make up excuses and wonder which route to take.

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We often even ponder about when we should act, whether now or later.

These moments of hesitation may lead to a lifetime of regrets and we will have no one but ourselves to blame.

Therefore we need to stop hesitating!

Stop procrastinating!

Take a leap of faith and just do it!

 

3.1.17 Dr.R.A.

via Daily Prompt: Hesitate

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Arid

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Sometimes we may be transplanted in areas that are dry and seemingly barren.

The parched earth shouts emphatically that no life can come forth.

If we listen to the voices we will soon like all before wither and die.

However, if we tap into what our Creator has to say about us and the purpose for which He created us .

Then we will recognize that no matter what environmental conditions we are placed in we are able to live.

There is something on the inside of us that is able to defy all the odds that are stack up against us.

Something on the inside that will enable us to sprout and cause our leaves to spread.

Regardless of the fact that the area may be arid – too barren to support vegetation

There is something on the inside compelling you to grow and bloom where you have been transplanted.

 

2.25.17 Dr.R.A.

 

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Baby

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Why is it that for females it is projected that their greatest achievement is to be married and have a baby? Especially if you are approaching 30 or in your 30’s. Every person you meet and even those you know for the longest all need to know when are you having a baby. They are seemingly compelled to make you aware that your “biological clock” is ticking. Now I am not against being married or having a baby. I think babies are adorable. However, some of us our sole purpose in life is not focused on contributing to the growth of the world’s population. Some of us have other goals like making an impact on the world.

I am in nowise saying that if one has a baby, then they cannot achieve their goals, but I believe it will take that much more effort. I believe that a single person with no kids has more time to dedicate to studying and implementing steps to achieving their goals. As such, I give credit to those who are doing it with a family. Yes mothers, I understand that you want grandbabies. However, I think people need to stop projecting their desires onto others. People have enough pressure to deal with on a daily basis and do not need any more added by others trying to live vicariously through them.

2.24.17 Dr.R.A.

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Stop doing diddly-squat

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As humans we spend an enormous  amount of time looking in the rearview mirror of our lives. Looking at “what if,” “could have”, “would have “, and “should have”, etc. while the present time passes is by.  We do diddly squat with our time that will be beneficial to our future.

Today let’s make an effort to change our customs. Let’s break the routine of monotony. Stop being complacent with doing diddly squat. There is a bright future waiting for us and all that is being required is our effort. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.  It doesn’t have to be something grand. Little efforts count also. Even if it is a change in your thought pattern. Stop procrastinating. Be consistent and you will be rewarded. STOP DOING DIDDLY SQUAT!!!

2.16.17 Dr.R.A.

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Replacement

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In with the new and out with the old.

Let’s do a replacement.

Here’s to negative thoughts being transformed into positive ones.

A round of applause for good habits and excellent attitudes replacing ones that are less than desirable.

Let’s hear it for new goals and strategies for accomplishing the desired.

It’s really time to bring in the replacements.

After all, insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly expecting a different result.

 

1/30/2017 Dr.R.A.

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