Romans 1:18-32 NLT
“But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, More
My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? More
“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find More
Psalm 27 (NLT VERSION)
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
2 When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
3 Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident. More
Romans 2:1-16 NLT
“You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things? Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. He will judge everyone according to what they have done. More
The next time you are feeling a little insecure, jealous or less than in comparison to someone else, compliment the person! I am certain that it will feel so much better to say something positive than to display negativity towards them.
Don’t be discouraged when starting something new…no one starts off at the top! The only time you fail, is when you don’t try at all. Anything you thought was a failure is really just a learning experience. Stay encourage and motivated no matter what!
God is teaching me some very important lessons in life right now. Learning to tune into HIM more and tune everyone else out!
Proverbs 4:23-26 New Living Translation (NLT)
23 Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.
24 Avoid all perverse talk;
stay away from corrupt speech.
25 Look straight ahead,
and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
26 Mark out a straight path for your feet;
stay on the safe path.
I have a burning desire to succeed! Even though I am already successful in my own right, my instincts tell me so much more opportunity is coming my way…and real soon! Thank God for continuing to bless me daily. I am not sure where I will end up, but I am exactly who God made me to be today.
The wolf on the right represents me! I know when it’s the right time for ME to stand alone, stand apart & stand together.
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
Still I Rise
Positive quotes for those facing adversity
When I face adversity, I seek God, His word and positive quotes! When trouble arises, remember to seek God for guidance, trust in Him only for your worries, stay as positive as possible, keep your head up and focus on bettering yourself.
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
I swear Joel Osteen writes his emails for me. I just wanted to share because I’m not the only one who needs encouragement.
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
(Romans 5:3–4, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
The way you handle adversities has a huge impact on your success in life? If you shrink back, choose to get bitter and lose your enthusiasm, then you are allowing the difficulties of life to bury you. You are allowing hardship to keep you from your God-given destiny. But if you choose to keep pressing forward with a smile on your face, rejoicing even in the hard times, you are allowing God’s character to be developed inside of you. You are setting yourself up for promotion.
Think about this: the only difference between a piece of black coal and a priceless diamond is the amount of pressure that it’s endured. When you stand strong in the midst of the trials and difficulties in life, when you allow God to shape and mold your character, it’s like going from a piece of coal to a priceless diamond. Those difficulties are going to give way to new growth, new potential, new talent, new friendships, new opportunities, new vision. You’re going to see your life blossom in ways that you’ve never even dreamed!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for giving me strength to overcome every obstacle in life. I choose to rejoice no matter what may come against me. I know You are working all things together for my good in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
I believe that it is not necessarily about keeping it real, it is about being true to yourself. People will judge you either way so why not be you?! Have faith that God made you the way you are for a reason. You serve a purpose in life no matter what anyone thinks. I hope your purpose serves good, however, because being true to yourself doesn’t necessarily make your wrong doings or flaws, right. It does make you just like everyone else though – a human being. We all make mistakes and we all will be judged, but there is only one God and His verdict is the only one we should be worried about and the rest should fall into place. No matter how you look at it, just do your best to keep improving yourself, aim for understanding and forgive yourself and others. Who are we to judge what God created – equally imperfect beings. As oxymoron-ish s this post may seem, I, KiatheCEO, stand by it!
If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don’t; If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t. If you think you’ll lose you’ve lost, For out of the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will – It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you are outclassed, you are – You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man; But soon or late the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can.
Now that I am somewhat settled in to my new job, I can get back to doing other things that I personal enjoy doing with my life such as motivating others, staying fit and achieving my entrepreneurial goals. With that said… More
When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity – regardless of what others may do – you are destined for greatness.
Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.
They expect me to turn water into wine. I am a child of God, but I ain’t Jesus! – @KiatheCEO
I am extremely ambitious, and at times, I have done the impossible, but I’m sorry. Some people have the most unethical practices and unrealistic expectations. I don’t want any part of that. I would love to work miracles, but I can’t. Especially for shady people. SMH