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Despise Not Small Things

Posted by NewChapterMinistriesInc on June 3, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

If you have been reading my blog long, you know that it is dedicated to those who dare start over and make a change. A time comes in our lives when we make a decision and say to ourselves that’s time for a change. This change maybe a relationship, a career, obtaining a degree, relocation, taking better care of ourselves, etc. Whatever it maybe, our mind is made up and we begin to take the necessary steps toward realizing our goal.

 

Often when we start over, we have to go backwards (so to speak) and begin anew. For example, you make be a powerhouse in the boardroom at work. But you have decided to change careers. Now, you’re in school starting over and going to class with people young enough to be your own children. For every goal, there is a beginning. And in beginnings, we can often become frustrated and intimidated. If we are not careful, we begin to complain by saying such things as “My business isn’t making enough money yet”, “I relocated and don’t know anyone”. “I started a new job, but I’m at the bottom again” or “I can’t find a job”. I understand these are legitimate frustrations and I have been through them. So, if this is where you are, I sympathize with you.

 

I write to encourage you to hang on. Trust that you have not made a mistake when you decided to start over. Don’t give up and throw in the towel yet. Persevere just a little while longer. And whatever you do, do not despise small things. It’s the little things that matter. Be thankful for what you do have and the dream that is inside you that will come to fruition. During this time, it is easy to complain. Don’t. Keep a positive grateful attitude. If you do not give up, remain faithful, and keep pulling away, in due season, you will have the harvest you are looking for.

 

I believe that God blesses all who does not despise small things or new beginnings just because their situation may not be glamorous. God also looks for those who are thankful where they are no matter what. Can you get to a place where you are content, even though your life is now in transition and maybe uncertain compared to before? Lastly, as we look for our endeavor to be successful, I would advise you to look for ways to be a blessing to others. We truly reap what we sow. even major corporations have this concept down. I have been employed in corporations that have entire departments that looks for ways to give back to the community. They have discovered that in attaching themselves to others, their organization will prosper. Now, you try it.

 

 


Think it Not Strange

Posted by NewChapterMinistriesInc on June 3, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (3)



Here's another entry from my journal in August 2010. Many times the adventure and excitement of stepping out on faith with God can begin to take its toll. Hardships and trials come in and we have to fight the good fight of faith to endure....

 

I admit. Today is a harder day for me. I have obeyed God and moved across the country by faith. It's been wonderful. However, whenever we step out on faith to do something God has called us to do, there will be opposition. But, we must keep the faith. We are on the winning team! God's already has it worked out. In the end, we will prevail!

 

I want to encourage you with the following scriptures. You may have step out on faith obeying God and now find yourself facing opposition. Stand firm! Don't give up! Be encouraged. God might not have revealed all the details to you of His plan, but one thing is for sure: If He sent you, He will provide & you will be victorious!

 

1 Pet 4:12, 13 (KJV)

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

1 Pet 4:12, 13 (NIV)

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.