2019 Encouraging Words
By: Dale Walker

1) 2019 is gone, what has the Lord shown you for 2020? There is a picture depending on how you look at it, you see a beautiful young woman or an old lady. Same picture but perspective determines what you see; don’t assume things will get better unless you choose to make changes and follow through daily. Complacency never brings progress, make wise choices!

2) Your body is getting older but your spirit can only be getting stronger if you are feeding yourself the Word of God. You do not grow spiritually if you don’t regularly feed your spirit man; conversely our bodies, attitudes and weaknesses grow simply by living another year. Choose every day who will be in control of your life, your flesh or your spirit!

3) The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases if you have walked away from the Lord, come back to Him today. The prodigal son made many foolish decisions but came to his senses and went home. He was received by His Father and restored to full sonship, you can be restored today!

4) Just because you don’t see what the Lord is doing doesn’t mean He isn’t doing it. God has every hair on your head numbered, He knows everything you will ever do, say or want. He is your Heavenly Father if Jesus is In charge of your life. Trust Him, there will be a time when everything makes sense!

1) Hark the herald Angels sing, glory to the new born King, peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinner reconciled ... Jesus came to save ALL mankind, not just the nice, deserving people but the worst of humanity. Horrible, unredeemable, detestable and least deserving, He loves them exactly as much as He loves you, allow Him to love them through you!

2) Jesus told us we are salt and light to a dying, rebellious world, it’s impossible to love people you hate, those who took advantage of you, lied and deceived you but you can let Jesus love flow through you if you will deny your flesh and trust Him to do what you can’t. Nothing is too hard for the Lord, say yes to His plan and watch Him work through you!

3) It’s wonderful to love everything about Christmas but don’t let the traditions and schedules keep you from visiting the manger, quiet, cold, wet stable where the God of all time and creation arrived in the flesh so He could relate and make His grace visible and available to us all. Worship Him with all your heart!

4) Spend some time in the next week seeking God about His plans and changes for the New Year. John the Baptist said Jesus must increase and he must decrease, ask God what that looks like in the coming year. Have a plan that is measured daily, weekly and monthly and have someone who loves you hold you accountable to your 20 - 20 Vision!

1) Jesus came to save the world, not condemn it, make sure your daily life reflects the same values as He did. Jesus loved the tax collectors, prostitutes and demon possessed, He did that by allowing God’s love to Flow through Him, He could have easily allowed His humanity to judge, criticize and condemn, make sure you choose Jesus example, it’s not easy but it is His will!

2) Jesus said we would experience trouble on this earth but He gave us His peace; you have a choice, focus on the problem or the one who gives peace during it. You can’t do both at once and just because you decide to choose peace doesn’t mean you won’t have to 100 more times a day. Jesus does not give peace as the world gives but He won’t force you to take it!

3) Memories can be gifts from our past but the enemy wants us to focus on the pains and traumas more than our blessings. God never wanted you to be hurt; He is ready to comfort you but you must trust Him and His Word (and maybe a qualified counselor) to guide you through it. All have terrible things that have happened, some worse than others but God can redeem the pain and heal your heart, let Him begin today!

4) What are you expecting God being with you to feel like? He is with you in your scariest days and when He seems a million miles away. Never associate feelings with God’s nearness, His Name promises He is with you!

1) Never put a price on a baby taking a nap in your lap, or a loved sharing their pain with you. Celebrate the good things but recognize your love and support can bring more joy than any gift. Many of our most cherished memories are times spent with loved ones eating, laughing or crying together. Take a walk or make a call with loved ones today!

2) Your loss is stealing your joy and causing you to miss many things that should bring you joy. Determine to celebrate during this Christmas Season, things are not the same but you can begin new things that will amaze you at how much you love them and how good are are doing them!

3) Begin new traditions with family and friends this Christmas, some will complain but the memories made will be like gold decades from now. They don’t have to be expensive, take firemen or a hospital waiting room your best home cooked meal, go caroling in your neighborhood, etc. it’s as much for your kids and grandkids as presents under the tree!

4) You are putting comfort above discipline and its going to be harder to change tomorrow than it is today. No more excuses or delays, you know it’s past time for change. Ask God to give you the desire to change and begin even if you don’t feel like it, change will get easier and the results will make you feel better, get started today!

1) Never return an insult, show God’s love, peace and kindness; it won’t feel good to your flesh but it will bring glory to God. “Harsh words stir up anger and gentle answers turn anger away” (Pro. 15:1). If is correction needed wait until it can be heard, speak with grace and only say what helps, if the person won’t listen wait until they can!

2) Issues that keep coming up should prompt you to ask God what you should learn when they do. God doesn’t tease or tempt us, continual storms or challenges have answers but may require focusing on what the root of the issues are not just the symptoms. If you need wisdom, ask God, He gives it to all who ask (James 1:2-7)!

3) Speak your thankfulness to friends and family this week, set a timer for every 15 minutes to remind you. Don’t overlook the people who are working to prepare your meals, coffee and other conveniences. Thank the garbage and trash guys, they work in rain, heat and cold. Don’t take blessings for granted, speak your gratitude!

4) If you are missing family and friends, make someone’s day, buy a stranger their lunch or groceries, give the checkout clerk a generous tip. Listen closely when someone shares their pains, fear and aggravations; pray for them, encourage and help if you can. Check back in note, a text or visit. You may not be able to help everyone but you can help at least one!

1) “Renewing our mind” (Romans 12:2) is biblical and necessary, we can be doing 75 % things right and beat ourselves up over the 25 % we do wrong. Thank your spouse for all they do right, tell your children how great they are doing especially when it seems like they are struggling. The Holy Spirit encourages us daily, listen for His voice, do like He does!

2) This world is not our home, we are passing through, remind yourself if you are a Christian, this is as bad as it will ever be, live one day at a time. Sickness, pain, separation and fear will be erased forever when we move to Heaven and that might be today, in the twinkling of an eye everything will change!

3) God places people where He wants them, He doesn’t ask our advice or justify His choices. You may not understand His decisions but trust love motivates everything He does. Stop complaining about others, do what He has called and placed you to do!

4) The Word of God is alive, don’t treat it like a stale outdated relic; it instructs how to handle adversity, offense, defeat, sickness, victory and more. Soak in it daily, the more life hurts, the more it brings help, healing and comfort!

1) Don’t allow the negativity of the times to rub off on you; God has grace on us when we are at our worst and we should be graceful to others, especially those who don’t deserve it. Don’t justify rudeness or meanness, God is never rude to us, if He overlooks our sin we should be willing to do the same. Romans 2:4 “God’s kindness leads us to repentance”, ours will too!

2) We are called to live by faith, don’t allow things to stop you from believing what God says. It’s easy to trust and believe when things are going good, faith stands on God’s Word when things look impossible and faith doesn’t lose hope. Be an example of calm, strong trust; believing God will do all He has said!

3) Just because your timing seems off doesn’t mean you have mistaken what God said. Don’t make drastic changes or decisions when you are on a strict deadline, hasty choices often don’t account for unforeseen detours; God can make up for lost time if you are where you are supposed to be, wait for God’s direction and remember waiting is sometimes exactly what He wants from you!

4) There are things that look too far away and impossible to experience but keep preparing as if they were on the doorstep; there are things closer than you think. With the Lord a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day ( II Peter 3:8), God is in control, trust Him with all of your heart!

1) “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28, this does not say everything is good, obviously not everything is, but God can take the pain, loss, struggle, etc. and use it. Never stop short of letting Him use your bad for His good, He will redeem the pain for His good and comfort you during the process!

2) Where you are today in your journey is not a surprise to God, He wasn’t shocked at your decisions, He knew every word and decision you would make before you were born, you have not fallen to far or run away too long for Him to rescue you. You are wondering if you can be restored to Him and ever be happy again; YES YOU CAN, CALL HIS NAME, HE IS WAITING!

3) Stop juggling to keep things alive that you know need to be over, friendship, business or traditions. It may seem sad to walk away but there are better things ahead after you walk away from what’s holding you back. You can’t have both at the same time, choose the newer better direction, your best days are ahead not behind!

4) There are 2 sides to every situation, positive or negative, easy or hard, fast or slow, spiritual or natural, etc. Focus on the good not the bad, doesn’t mean you say it doesn’t exist but the evil one comes to steal, kill and destroy, Jesus came that we might have abundant life, take hold of all Jesus gave!

1) “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28, this does not say everything is good, obviously not everything is, but God can take the pain, loss, struggle, etc. and use it. Never stop short of letting Him use your bad for His good, He will redeem the pain for His good and comfort you during the process!

2) Where you are today in your journey is not a surprise to God, He wasn’t shocked at your decisions, He knew every word and decision you would make before you were born, you have not fallen to far or run away too long for Him to rescue you. You are wondering if you can be restored to Him and ever be happy again; YES YOU CAN, CALL HIS NAME, HE IS WAITING!

3) Stop juggling to keep things alive that you know need to be over, friendship, business or traditions. It may seem sad to walk away but there are better things ahead after you walk away from what’s holding you back. You can’t have both at the same time, choose the newer better direction, your best days are ahead not behind!

4) There are 2 sides to every situation, positive or negative, easy or hard, fast or slow, spiritual or natural, etc. Focus on the good not the bad, doesn’t mean you say it doesn’t exist but the evil one comes to steal, kill and destroy, Jesus came that we might have abundant life, take hold of all Jesus gave!

1) “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28, this does not say everything is good, obviously not everything is, but God can take the pain, loss, struggle, etc. and use it. Never stop short of letting Him use your bad for His good, He will redeem the pain for His good and comfort you during the process!

2) Where you are today in your journey is not a surprise to God, He wasn’t shocked at your decisions, He knew every word and decision you would make before you were born, you have not fallen to far or run away too long for Him to rescue you. You are wondering if you can be restored to Him and ever be happy again; YES YOU CAN, CALL HIS NAME, HE IS WAITING!

3) Stop juggling to keep things alive that you know need to be over, friendship, business or traditions. It may seem sad to walk away but there are better things ahead after you walk away from what’s holding you back. You can’t have both at the same time, choose the newer better direction, your best days are ahead not behind!

4) There are 2 sides to every situation, positive or negative, easy or hard, fast or slow, spiritual or natural, etc. Focus on the good not the bad, doesn’t mean you say it doesn’t exist but the evil one comes to steal, kill and destroy, Jesus came that we might have abundant life, take hold of all Jesus gave!

1) We are told to be filled with the Holy Spirit; the evidence of that filling is how His fruit flows in our life. Love, joy, peace, patience, goodness and kindness don’t come from us, they are products of Him in us. They don’t come naturally or easily, they require self denial and obedience so don’t be fooled if your walk with God seems difficult, denying our feelings and fleshly desire is always hard!

2) Every believer has been given gifts from God, leading, serving, giving, administration, prophesy, faith, healing, miracles, teaching, discerning of good and evil spirits and more. Most have one of two of these prominently flow in our life, others have many of them, don’t compare yours to others, be faithful in what God has graced you to do!

3) Don’t hold on to the past, don’t judge the goodness of today based on yesterday, God is always near, find Him in your “now”. Things may not be working out like you hoped or thought but God will cause all things to work for good, not easy but good, not fun but good. Trust your Heavenly Daddy!

4) It’s not enough to be thankful, tell your Heavenly Father how thankful you are for His love, forgiveness and grace, tell your family and friends what you are thankful for, make sure to not miss the seemingly simple things, breath, sight, hearing, etc. Don’t take God’s goodness for granted, He loves to bless you!

1) There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ, NONE! Don’t allow negative thoughts to override the promises of God. Not to you, you’re ex-spouse, ex boss or estranged child. Don’t speak condemnation or dwell on it. Where sin abounds, grace abounds much more!

2) Things may look bad, even impossible but nothing is too difficult for the Lord. Think on things that are good, honest, right, pure, lovely and a good report. God’s peace is available to all who keep their mind on Him!

3) Stop putting times on things beyond your control. Of coarse you have a schedule but wanting everything buttoned up when and where you want them creates stress and frustration. God’s timing often seems late but His ways are much higher than ours!

4) There will always be things to criticize or compliment, one will cause people to want to be around you, the other will make other’s lives harder and more miserable. Focus on the good, only point out the wrong if asked or if it can’t be avoided. Being a parent, boss or mentor means you know more, and have more chances to encourage or criticize, generously encourage, criticize sparingly!

1) Don’t allow disappointment to rob you of joy. Timelines and assumptions are dangerous, the Lord orders the steps of righteous. Just because you don’t see changes yet does not mean they aren’t on the way. The Lord never lies, what He has promised will come to pass even if it’s later than you hoped!

2) It’s fun to look forward to Holidays and special events but don’t miss the small joys everyday. Having your kids or grandkids stop by for a quick visit or a memory of a sweet conversation should be acknowledged to the Lord. Your loved ones may be in Heaven but you can relive your sweetest moments in life simply by hearing their name!

3) God picked you to live your life, He chose your family, nationality and age. You have a reason to be living right now: don’t let challenges and difficulties keep you from accomplishing all you are assigned. Don’t make excuses or blame others, God will supply everything you need, get busy doing His will!

4)The Holy Spirit wants to visit with you all through the day, acknowledge Him often with a whisper or song. Holy Spirit you are welcome in my life, I need your wisdom, grace and courage, remind me of your promises and faithfulness. Give me the strength to resist temptation and live for your glory!

1) Just because something is easy does not mean God is in it and just because something is hard does not mean He isn’t. Constantly listen for direction from the Holy Spirit, He guides you in to truth. The world needs genuine examples of Christianity, not spoiled babies screaming for what they want!

2) “The steadfast love of the love never ends, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning.” (Lam. 3:23) Begin everyday reminding yourself how faithful God has always been. Choose to trust God’s promises more than your doubts. He holds all the worlds together with His Word, we can’t completely control our tongues or feelings!

3) Be careful who you follow, much of what you see is not real, remember the loudest and brashest usually are the most insecure. Moses led millions through the desert and God said He was the most humble man on Earth. The greatest in the Kingdom of God is not the one with biggest church or TV ministry but the one who serves the most!

4) When is the last time someone you love and respect offered some hard advice for you? Did you take it or make excuses about why it was not correct. Proverbs says “every man’s way is right in His own eyes” (Pro.21:2) which means we have have blind spots, ask God to send you friends who love you enough to walk through life motivating, correcting and inspiring you!

1) “Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry” (James 1:19). It’s not easy keeping your opinion to yourself but many times it is helpful. God is in control, remind yourself and others, nothing is beyond His reach. He may be waiting on someone we don’t even like to give their heart to Him. Reflect His love, trust His timing!

2) Some people are naturally positive and some are not. “Negative people” don’t choose that personality anymore than positive people choose theirs. Honor the things they are strong in, creativity, consistency, faithfulness etc. Every person has talents the Body of Christ needs, draw them out with encouragement and love!

3) We are about to experience a new Season, fall is here. Don’t bring things from the past that don’t belong in the new time. Pruning is essential for new growth, cold and dormancy necessary for sweet fruit. Keep looking forward and listening for new instruction from the Lord!

4) Listen closely to what you are saying, you can bring calm or panic with loose words. People are watching and listening, many you aren’t aware of that need hope and direction. Your experience with the Lord can help if you will speak life and demonstrate faith. Remember how quickly children learn to repeat what they hear you say? Your words have ripple effects make sure you are speaking wisely!

1) It is sad if someone says, “I didn’t know you were a Christian”. We are to be loving, forgiving and generous not because we follow rules and go to church but because thats what Jesus told us to do. We are to be a light in a dark world, don’t let others differences keep you from loving them; love others because Jesus loves you!

2) Do you remember how free you felt when you first fell in love with Jesus? Has your love for Him become dull? Find a younger believer who needs encouragement and instruction. As you give what you have to them, God will fill you with fresh wisdom and faith!

3) Don’t forget the fields are ready for harvest, don’t screen souls that only believe like you, live in your neighborhood or vote for your candidates. It’s easy to disagree with people’s choices but it’s not God’s will to ration His love. Jesus crossed lines most wouldn’t, we should too!

4) If you are disappointed with what’s happening in your nation, commit to pray regularly, pray more than you complain. God is never lost for answers; He may well have you connect with people you have little in common with except Him. We all need to grow in grace and in the knowledge of God, loving others is a big part of that!

1) Things in this world are being shaken, beliefs are being challenged and loud voices are scaring some to stop depending on the Word of God as their source for Truth. A common saying now is “that is your truth” but truth is not subjective for Christians, truth is the person Jesus Christ, He is the same yesterday, today and forever!

2) Judgment begins in the household of God (churches). No one is perfect, we all need mentors and accountability partners to help us grow. Stay willing to receive instruction and correction. When is the last time you felt impressed to change behavior, attitudes and check your motives. God always loves us but He does want us to grow constantly!

3) Make sure to have influences that are “grey headed”, people who have experienced life, good and bad, successful and traumatic and still are rock solid in their faith. Life cannot all be explained and put in neat categories, sometimes you have to trust with no explanation. When you look back on those times years later you will see things you didn’t see then. Trust God’s heart when you don’t see His hand!

4) A change in scenery can be wonderful but never let your circumstances be too big an influence on your faith. Things can change dramatically and quickly, God is not tied to locations or experiences; He is everywhere all the time. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you!

1) James 4:4-6 “If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God. And do you suppose God doesn’t care ... God is against the proud; God gives grace to the willing humble.” Don’t get fooled in to lukewarm Christianity, it never satisfies!

2) Don’t be discouraged by popular Christians walking away from their faith, ask God to draw them back to Him. The prodigal son left everything he was raised in but when he came to his senses he ran home asking forgiveness, it’s available to them and you!

3) Wash your mind with the Word of God. Is. 41:10 “Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you and hold you steady, I’ll keep a firm grip on you.” (MSG)

4) Don’t be fooled by popular teachings and slick presentations, make sure what you believe is straight from the Bible, don’t add to it and don’t take away from it. Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. We need to be loving and relevant but don’t water down the Bible!

1) God is on His throne, nothing surprises Him. Stop allowing what you see steal your peace. His Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path, believe what He has promised. He watches over His Word to perform it; it never returns void. It may take a different route than expected and His timing seem off but all His Promises are yes and Amen!

2) Worry cannot add a single minute to your life (Matt. 6:27). Jesus said do not worry, don’t excuse worrying as “just what you do”; stopping worry means denying your flesh by refusing to do it. Replace worry with a scripture on the cause of worry. God has a promise for every situation. It’s past time for worry to end in your life!

3) Put your prayer list in God’s hand, He will never answer prayers against His will. Just because your prayer seems to be answered doesn’t mean God answered, the devil can surely deceive with what appears to be God’s will. If it doesn’t line up with God’s Word, it is never His will!

4) You are living in amazing times, God is preparing a beautiful harvest of souls. Millions of people are soon to swept in to the Kingdom of God, prepare yourself to be used to teach, encourage and lead with the gifts He has given you. Don’t discount who God has made you, you are fearfully and wonderfully made for such a time as this!

1) God is on His throne, nothing surprises Him. Stop allowing what you see steal your peace. His Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path, believe what He has promised. He watches over His Word to perform it; it never returns void. It may take a different route than expected and His timing seem off but all His Promises are yes and Amen!

2) School starts this week, pray for students, teachers and aides, administrators, coaches, cafeteria and janitorial staffs. Pray every time you pass schools and extracurricular events that the Lord will raise up leaders. You may have terrible memories of what happened when you were in school; use those wounds to pray that no one else ever has to deal with what you did!

3) We are living in a great time to shine your light for Jesus, that doesn’t mean yell rules and condemn behavior. Jesus amazed religious people by relating to the sinful. He still wants us to love those far from Him. You will need His grace, love and patience to reach them but He’s ready to give it. Jesus did not come to condemn the world but to save it!

4) “The effective fervent prayer of a Christian causes good to occur ... Elijah was a man like us, he prayed and didn’t rain for 3 1/2 years.” Ask God’s will to be done here and now and continue until you see His hand move. Some things aren’t changing because you are not praying about them!

1) “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to Him and He will do it” Ps. 37:4-5 Remember, delighting in Him and His desires for you comes before you telling Him what will make you happy. Ask Him what He wants for you, He will always have your best interests at heart!

2) Trusting God’s timing can be very difficult so remember He loved you when you were rebellious and stubborn. He was patient with you until “you decided” to trust Him, now it’s your turn to stay focused on all He has done for you until now. No one will ever love you more or give more than He already has. He is always perfectly on time!

3) Be more encouraging to yourself, family and friends. Small children need to hear encouragement many times everyday because they hear “no” so often. Ask the Lord how you can encourage them. Don’t talk about how pretty or smart they are, talk about how kind, willing to share or tender hearted, etc. they are. Remind yourself how often you forgive others, how diligent you are at work. God loves you, love yourself!

4) You have heard, “plan like you are going to live forever, live like this is your last day on earth”. Tell your family and friends what you appreciate about them. On birthdays everyone share a word that describes them (be kind), share how they have taught you to live better. You will never regret telling others how special they are to you!

1) Remember the parable of the Good Samaritan, the thing is to the people He was talking to, there was no such thing as a “Good Samaritan”. Don’t allow differences with people to keep you from being kind and going out of your way to show God’s love. Jesus’ audience was sure He would never have expected them to help but He did!

2) As a Christian you are never to be led by your feelings. Don’t ask for “signs” to know God’s will, ask Him to lead you. Signs my have helped in the past but you are supposed to mature, following God often requires doing something difficult or illogical. Certainly you should not be presumptuous but the days of living soulishly are over!

3) In Psalm 103 David said “bless the Lord oh my soul, bless His holy Name ... don’t forget what God has done for you.” Don’t allow your difficulties to cause you to forget all the good, seeing others difficulties really does help keep you thankful. Bless the Lord means express praise for who God is and how good He is to you!

4) Over half of this year is gone, what are you believing for before 2019 is over? What plans do you have in place to accomplish what you see? Break your plan into daily or weekly measurements, things don’t happen by magic, they happen with discipline and consistency. Get busy now, stop excusing laziness and apathy; God will help but you must put in the work!

1) STOP! You are fretting and working without direction. The Lord will give you instructions but for now be still. “Unless the Lord builds the house you are laboring in vain.” (Ps. 127:1) Follow the simple instructions He gives, don’t wait for step two to begin step one. “The Lord’s ways are higher than your ways”, trust Him to accomplish through you what is best and on time!

2) Grief can be healthy but it can also be unhealthy, ask the Lord for His perspective of your loss. He is not cruel, He will not tell you to get over someone, something or pain until it is time but He may tell you what you are doing is not the best way to get past this. Jesus wept at the grave of His friend but He also told Mary and Martha that He was their hope. Keep Jesus in the midst of everything!

3) You may need to change your routine; if a vacation is not possible do something dramatically different for at least a week. Sleep in, turn off the TV, walk the halls of the hospital, silently pray for people as you pass their room or waiting areas. Pray in a school parking lot for the coming year, pray for churches, families, etc. Nothing helps like seeing the world through different eyes. These can be the best days of your life, even if they are the hardest!

4) If you constantly end up back where you started you need a mentor to guide you to the Lord’s counsel. Everyone has times in the wilderness, learn what you should, then wait for the Lord to lead you out. Stay confident in God’s love and timing until you see the new direction. God will not waste your pain or delay, He will encourage others as you share y our journey!

1) “Unless the Lord build the house, you will labor in vain ...” (Ps 127), stop striving to do something the Lord has not called you to do. Stop feeling guilty, your sins have been payed for. Things might seem random but He is working in and through you, life is not all about you. People are watching and being encouraged by you. Stay thankful He has promised to never leave you or forsake you!

2) Children are a gift from God, never stop loving and encouraging them. When they are grown they need your encouragement too. Don’t meddle but always stay available for advice. Don’t remind them of their failures, they need you most when they deserve it the least!

3) The Spirit of the Lord sets us free from sin and death and blesses us with every spiritual blessing, never take lightly your words or actions. You are representing Him if you are a Christian, people who aren’t Christians are not your enemy. Don’t ask them not to sin, it is their natural behavior, love them like Christ loves you!

4) Everyone looks forward to Holidays, vacation etc. but enjoy today too. This is the day the Lord has made be thankful today. Military and their families are sacrificing to protect, police and first responders are waiting for a call to help, grocery store shelves are filled with food. Life is not perfect but there is much good, don’t miss it because you are wishing for something you don’t have!

1) “Unless the Lord build the house, you will labor in vain ...” (Ps 127), stop striving to do something the Lord has not called you to do. Stop feeling guilty, your sins have been payed for. Things might seem random but He is working in and through you, life is not all about you. People are watching and being encouraged by you. Stay thankful He has promised to never leave you or forsake you!

2) Children are a gift from God, never stop loving and encouraging them. When they are grown they need your encouragement too. Don’t meddle but always stay available for advice. Don’t remind them of their failures, they need you most when they deserve it the least!

3) The Spirit of the Lord sets us free from sin and death and blesses us with every spiritual blessing, never take lightly your words or actions. You are representing Him if you are a Christian, people who aren’t Christians are not your enemy. Don’t ask them not to sin, it is their natural behavior, love them like Christ loves you!

4) Everyone looks forward to Holidays, vacation etc. but enjoy today too. This is the day the Lord has made be thankful today. Military and their families are sacrificing to protect, police and first responders are waiting for a call to help, grocery store shelves are filled with food. Life is not perfect but there is much good, don’t miss it because you are wishing for something you don’t have!

1) God so loved the world ... He doesn’t just love good people, He loves every person. The people you don’t like, the people you think are wrong, the people who hurt you, the people you think aren’t worth anything. Never justify withholding love because people don’t deserve it, God didn’t!

2) Patience is learned, not quickly, easily or on command, it is a fruit of the Spirit. He always has a supply to draw from, don’t depend on yourself to be patient, stay close to Him. Don’t hold back until others deserve it, God has been patient with you your whole life, He still is!

3) Never rejoice when others are hurting, regardless what they may have done to you or those you love, they need grace just like you do. The quicker you pray for and care about others pain, the more Christ like you are. Leave payback up to the Lord!

4) You are not too far from God, your dream is not dead. The devil constantly condemns, criticizes and reminds of failures, God is like the Prodigal son’s father, waiting to welcome you home, restore your position and rejoice in your return. Choose to enjoy your future and forget your past. Your Heavenly Father is waiting!

1) Fathers Day should be a day of memories. If you have a dad, natural, spiritual or father figure make sure to tell them how grateful you are for their influence on you. If you don’t have fond memories, let this be the last day their failures and absence steals from you. Your Heavenly Father can heal every broken place; He doesn’t shout, slap or abuse, He is waiting to talk to you!

2) When Jesus’ disciples were in a storm He was watching them the whole time (Mark 6:48), they thought they were going to die. Take your eyes off what seems sure to ruin you, Jesus is closer than it looks. Scripture says He would have walked by them but when they called to Him, He said don’t be afraid I’m here!

3) Don’t let your desires for something new steal the blessings of what you have. We all know stuff brings temporary pleasure but it gets old and we are back to where we started. Decide now to focus on how blessed you are with what you have, if something better comes great but stay content whether it does or not!

4) Are you growing in your faith? Lukewarm Christianity is not satisfying to us or pleasing to God. It takes discipline to grow, faithfulness to deny your fleshly desires, Jesus never says, “sure take a week, month or decade off”. He knows the enemy of your souls is constantly scheming to kill and destroy you. It’s time to get back in shape, not in a legalistic way but a grace filled healthy way!

1) Everyone has memorable days and terrible days, celebrate the good ones and receive comfort on the hard ones. Just because your bad days happen on others best days doesn’t mean God loves them more. Soak all the good from special days and remember those on the bad ones. God is near you through all of them, don’t miss His grace because you don’t see His hand!

2) God seldom shows us as much as we want to see and He gives us the choice to trust Him or worry. Decide to trust before you face things you don’t understand, it’s easier to decide before the storms. Faith is a decision not a feeling and it only shows when it’s needed. Grow your trust in God because of His Word not your circumstances!

3) There are many good things happening in your life, don’t let the negatives cause you to loose your peace. God is the same whether you are in the valley or on top of a mountain. Make a habit of reminding yourself how good God is to you. Stay thankful for His blessings!

4) Things that seem unfair can become great prayer items. Keep your focus on others, don’t be so full of yourself that you neglect those who need you. Learn what the Lord wants to teach you, make sure you don’t complain more than you praise. “Commit your ways to the Lord, wait patiently, His will will be done”!

1) Never entertain the thought, I don’t deserve this trouble, life is difficult and full of trials but God’s Word tells us exactly what to do in hard times. James 1:2-8 says “consider it all joy brothers and sisters when you go through difficulties ... ask God for His wisdom (more than information) and He will give it to you. Learn what you should going through the trial, don’t jump back and forth in your thoughts, God will guide you through if you seek Him!

2) Luke 6:38 says “give and it will be given to you, pressed down and shaken together...” this is not just talking about money. It is talking about forgiveness, mercy, patience and more. If you want friendship, be a friend, if you want hope, give it to others. If you have stopped being friendly you won’t have new friends, look for people who need a friend and be one to them, expecting nothing from them, God will provide for all your needs!

3) Nothing is too hard for the Lord, don’t believe you will always be where you are now, you may have been through a season of pruning but new life always comes next. Allow the Lord to open your eyes to new things, some you’ve never considered before, you are walking in to the best days of your life. Don’t let fear or intimidation stop you, receive new life and courage today!

4) People you have highly respected let you down, they are not what you believed them to be. Don’t judge them, use this as a lesson to never put others on a pedestal, we are all weak instruments with specific assignments; some more visible than others but none more important than you. Bless them and move past what you were disappointed about, the Lord knew their flaws when He put them where they are!

1) Memorials are wonderful if they represent good lives, couragous acts and precious days gone by but many have memorials of lost marriages, broken families and failures that are long behind you. Ps 119:105 says "Your word Lord is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path, notice nothing shines backward, move on!

2) God knows exactly what you need and how to get it to you, stop planning how He is going to do it. Trust His heart, His timing and His methods, nothing you have ever done has suprised Him. He is as committed to you as He has ever been! Press towards His calling but never think He has given up on you!

3) Your calling is unique but you are part of the Body of Christ which means you must fit with others. Doing your thing, your way, on your terms does not show the price of discipleship; sacrifice, submission and obedience are required for all followers of Christ. Motive is the difference between legalism and discipleship, don’t obey to be loved but because you already are!

4) Regret is horrible, take inventory today, if you need to make amends with someone do it this week if possible, no excuses or delays; then never go back to it. Your future does not need regret in it but you must act now to live without it. God will give you the strength and courage but you must take the steps to accomplish it!

1) You have made it much farther than you thought you would; not so long ago you weren’t sure how things would turn out and now almost none of what you worried about has happened. Remember this in the days ahead, seldom do things work out exactly like you planned but God is directing your steps, He has things totally under control!

2) Keep reaching out to those who need your help, don’t become a nuisance but don’t walk away because your help has been turned away more than once. In an unusual way the ones who are turning away your help are praying you keep reaching out. Life is difficult, we use defense mechanisms to try to avoid pain but God keeps pursuing us when we run from Him, keep doing the same!

3) Relationships are worth the effort, don’t accept status quo, put in the work to listen better, serve more and get closer. Things that used to be a big deal can be laughed at later when you realize the good that comes from strong families, friendships and connections. Be the first to say you are sorry and try harder, you will reap wonderful sweet memories!

4) God’s ways are not our ways, many times the way you thought something was going to work out doesn’t but never give up on His promises. Many times He doesn’t reveal much of His plan because we would start before He says or try to work things our way. Just because you can’t see the answer doesn’t mean He doesn’t have it!

1) God is doing much more than you think He is! He is working in hearts, things are changing on the inside of you and those you are concerned about. Encourage instead of complaining, stay patient and continue to believe His promises. Breakthrough is much closer than it seems, don’t give up now!

2) Don’t settle for complacency and lukewarmness, you are created for better than that, sure it means you have to sacrifice your fleshly desires but you will only be happy when you surrender to God’s will and ways. You were created to reflect His glory by your good works, trying to live a comprising life will never satisfy you!

3) As this world gets more secular, we must be filled with God’s love to reach them. Shouting and being right will not draw people who do agree with you to Jesus. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement, don’t delay His plan by being mean, judgmental and short tempered. He has the whole world in His hands!

4) God has put people near you who need an example of real Christianity, don’t live ashamed of Him. You can let your light shine and encourage them without preaching at them. Stay as patient with them as He is with you. God doesn’t shout, condemn or manipulate; you don’t do that to others.

1) You serve of God of restoration, He can always renew what seems damaged beyond recognition or repair; hand Him all your brokenness and allow Him to remake, renew and reuse, your best days are ahead not behind!

2) Things are not always what they seem, the magazine model might be battling depression, the movie star might be alone. God gives you compassion not judgement to spew. If you find yourself being envious and critical you are not being led by His Spirit; ask Him to restore your kind heart and share it with all you see daily. You may never know what your kindness means to people but God will be honored by it!

3) Thinking is not the same as doing, take action; if you make a mistake correct it but don’t wait until you have it all together to get started. God can use your mistakes and turn them into victories. Fearing failure is the devils prompting; step out, be bold and keep pressing on!

4) When you thing it’s completely over, dead, no way to ever come back to life God is not lost for answers. Stop trying to fix things or raise lost causes from the dead, He can resurrect your story and your promise, nothing is too hard for the Lord!

1) The Lord gives second, third and more chances to those that need them, you may wonder how you ever got where you are; but the Lord has never left your side or been surprised by your choices. He has a way to take all you’ve been through and bless others who are not as far along as you. The devil wants to condemn you but God wants to redeem it all, let Him!

2) Don’t share your dreams with too many people, a few will agree but many will tell you there is no way for “you” to do it. We all need a small group of encouragers, teachers and motivators, find the right one for you and be the right one for someone else. Just because no one has done what you are dreaming about does not mean you can’t!

3) The things you worry about are stealing time you could be training your mind to trust God’ promises. Don’t make excuses for laziness and fear, crucify them and determine not to stay where you are, grow, stretch and walk in the newness God promises!

4) There are things you gave up on a long time ago, God did not tell you to leave them, you got frustrated and quit believing. Repent and get them dusted off, prepare for them to spring up again. God never teases us to defeat us, He keeps His promises in His time. He will do what He told you He would, trust Him in this again!

1) Today we celebrate Christ risen from the dead! It’s possible for you to have a brand new life, bad attitudes, tempers, lusts and every fleshly desire can be crushed, if you invite Jesus in to your heart. It’s a daily battle to deny your old nature but your life can be filled with hope and victory through Jesus!

2) Don’t share your dreams with too many people, a few will agree but many will tell you there is no way for “you” to do it. We all need a small group of encouragers, teachers and motivators, find the right one for you and be the right one for someone else. Just because no one has done what you are dreaming about does not mean you can’t!

3) The things you worry about are stealing time you could be training your mind to trust God’ promises. Don’t make excuses for laziness and fear, crucify them and determine not to stay where you are, grow, stretch and walk in the newness God promises!

4) There are things you gave up on a long time ago, God did not tell you to leave them, you got frustrated and quit believing. Repent and get them dusted off, prepare for them to spring up again. God never teases us to defeat us, He keeps His promises in His time. He will do what He told you He would, trust Him in this again!

1) Study to show yourself approved of God, rightly divide the Word of Truth (II Tim 2:15), means there are ways to misinterpret the Bible. Your Christian walk should reflect the Word of God. Never see how close you can come to sin, flee temptation at the earliest point!

2) Listen to people who inspire your faith, never settle for lukewarmness. If you are making decisions without godly counsel, you are absolutely playing it safe. The Holy Spirit will guide you in to truth, not leave you stagnating, people need your inspiration and encouragement; listen for chances to help. Be as patient with others as our Heavenly Father is with you!

3) No one is guaranteed tomorrow, don’t hesitate to share your love and help. Waiting for family and friends to deserve your love can be frustrating for you and impossible for them to measure up. Love them because Christ has loved you. Aren’t you glad He loved you before you deserved it? Give freely what you have received!

4) Be thoughtful about all Christ did for you this Holy Week. He bore your shame, became sin for you and offered full and free pardon. It cost Him His life, His dignity and His perfection. If He loved you that much, love yourself and others like that. Every time someone sins against you treat them exactly like Christ treats you!

1) Don’t miss the new life all around, trees are budding, flowers are blooming and nature is waking up. Life has seasons, some are hot and dry, others are full of glorious aromas and beautiful sights. Don’t get stuck in the past, God has new growth and brand new ideas for you to explore, start now!

2) Things may never go back to the way they were but your future can be your best life ever, amazingly God let’s us choose, good or bad, life or death, faith or fear. He wants to lead you especially when you don’t see the right way, depend completely on Him. He does not guarantee a life without trouble but He does promise perfect peace to those who keep their mind on Him!

3) Use everything you have available don’t waste time wishing you had things you don’t. God has promised to meet our needs, what we think is missing may well be an opportunity to learn. Complaining about what we don’t have robs us of appreciating what we do have. Being thankful in everything is God’s will!

4) New is good but don’t throw all the old out, there are things we learn from used, worn and imperfect. Sitting around a table eating, playing outside and vacationing with family will be stored in your memory for decades, sure there will be disagreements and frustration but don’t let them overshadow the good. Loved ones gone still fill my thoughts daily!

1) Christianity is not an “I want, I can, there are no absolutes” experience. It’s also not “I believe in God” relationship, the devil believes in God. Authentic Christianity has Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection as its foundation and self denial and discipleship in its daily practice. Regularly ask the Holy Spirit “what do you want from me and for me”. We are not in charge if Jesus is Lord of our life!

2) This world needs authentic believers who model Jesus character and love. We will not win unbelievers with rules and judgements but loving those who behave badly and believe differently. Jesus was much stricter with believers than with nonbelievers, model His behavior and you will see Him glorified on the Earth!

3) Don’t wait to see the whole plan before you take the first step, walking by faith always requires trusting. The same faith that got you through smaller decisions in the past will be necessary now; it’s still scary and mistakes are possible but your Heavenly Father is watching you every minute, He will guide you constantly, listen carefully!

4) The Body of Christ is made up of many different members, He has placed you where He wants you. You may wish you were a different part but His decision goes, discover what He has made you for and dive in completely. Don’t try to be anyone but you, when you get that right you will be happier than ever before!

1) Forgiveness is always hard but is not optional for Christians. It doesn’t mean you trust the person, want to be friends or will ever feel the same about them but not forgiving keeps you tied to them. Don’t wait for them to ask or earn forgiveness and don’t put conditions on forgiveness either. Forgiveness is your choice and the smartest thing you can do for yourself!

2) Be careful what you dwell on; having goals and ambitions are healthy and Biblical but we see life through a dark glass. Continually submit your plans to the Lord and don’t fret when things don’t follow your ideas. The steps of a godly person are ordered by the Lord, He has divine appointments and specific people to influence you, stay open to unexpected interruptions!

3) Disappointments have become too distracting, allow others to make mistakes; give them grace to make up for them. We all want patience when we have problems, give them what you want. Be an encourager especially to those who don’t deserve it. You may be the person God has assigned to change someone’s life, don’t miss the chance to lift others up!

4) I told you so is never helpful! Find ways to help the people who should have known better, should be further along and have failed again. Truth is we all have areas we should be better at, should be further along and conquered. Being a helpful friend can be one of our highest accomplishments never give up helping others!

1) Regret can steal the blessings available in your future; Ps. 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, So far has God removed our transgressions from us.” Forgive yourself and those who have sinned against you, walk away from your past, God has kept you for His purpose, He will get glory from your story!

2) Plan for your future but live today. Don’t miss God’s blessings while on your journey, never become so driven to arrive that you neglect the blessings and benefits on the way. Recite your blessings often and stay thankful for those who make your life rich. There are people sent to encourage you and keep you focused on today and all your tomorrows!

3) You have not gotten where you alone, the Lord put people in your life to mold you exactly as you are; some caused pain others brought joy but all were used to prepare you for His calling on you. Pass along the blessings by pouring in to others and resist making life all about your happiness!

4) Don’t think more highly of yourself than you should, be grateful for your talents but recognize others for what they have also. Help others accomplish what God has called them to do and He will make sure those you need will always be near. Don’t push others down to get higher, if you do, you may reach your goals but the victory will be hollow!

1) Nothing is too difficult for the Lord; the problem that seems impossible, illness or broken relationship is not a surprise to Him. Ask Him for wisdom, follow His instruction and trust His timing. Don’t see delay as punishment rest in His promises. God knows exactly what you need and will keep His Word. Things don’t always seem fair but never doubt His love!

2) There is power in God’s Word but you can miss all He wants for you by distraction, unbelief and friendship with the world. God does not reward part time obedience and compromise. This does not mean you must be perfect but there is no such thing as part time Christianity!

3) Jesus did not come to save good people; He came to save sinners. He hung out with them, encouraged them and offered them grace. Never forget, Jesus saved you out of sin, be a light in the darkness. Drowning people need a hand, they don’t need swimming lessons!

4) Never grow weary of helping others, you do not get too important to serve. One way to serve is praying for the person you disagree with, ask God to bless them and give them favor, don’t ask Him to change them unless you genuinely want Him to change you too. Don’t expect a thank you for doing what you were called to do, there is not a end to our commission as servants. You will get to a point where praying for those who oppose you feels good, don’t give up!

1) Don’t make unrealistic plans like I’m going to start reading my Bible an hour every day. It takes time to develop discipline and success. It only gives the enemy the opportunity to condemn when plans fail. Start with 5 minutes a day, keep track of progress, 30 days of 5 minutes a day is better than 3 days of one hour and condemnation all the days you didn’t follow through. The Lord will meet you where you are and help you grow steadily, don’t be discouraged!

2) The world can look tempting, if you are not careful you will be striving to get what others have instead of appreciating what you do. Don’t get trapped wishing for Recognition, that will never satisfy for long, trust God to give you what will last for eternity. We all get many rewards on Earth don’t miss yours looking at others!

3) When your patience is wearing thin, ask the Lord why, what should you learn. You are in charge of your feelings, don’t give anyone the power to control you. Denying our flesh is necessary to grow in faith. Lasting growth is almost always slow. You are in this for eternity don’t settle for less!

4) You are extremely gifted in certain areas, God chose your gifts for you; develop the things you are good at and don’t try to be something you are not. Your gifts will bring satisfaction for you and blessings for others and will increase regularly as you use them. Don’t be stingy with your gifts, it robs blessings form those who need them!

1) Loving your spouse, children and friends is supposed to be the richest part of life; don’t allow their imperfections to rob you of the pleasure of special moments and memories. No one is perfect you sure aren’t, don’t hold them to a standard you cannot meet. Forgive quickly and get back to sharing love, laughs and your best life!

2) No amount of money, fame or power can replace love in your life and love always involves giving. If you have been stingy in loving don’t expect rich relationships. God’s love is patient, kind, gentle and unending and He wants us to show that to those in our lives. We cannot give what we have not received, remind yourself often how much God demonstrated His love for you, then do that for others!

3) God has given you special talents and gifts for those you live with and influence, don’t let the things and people you don’t know rob those you do from getting the benefits of God’s blessing on your life. Be wise, it’s not someone else’s spouse or family you are to serve, it’s your own, don’t give to others what He has given you for those close to you. You are where you need to be, get busy loving them with God’s love!

4) Never settle for enough in your faith, marriage and family. You can always draw closer to the Lord, be more loving, more patient, etc. Scripture teaches we are to draw near to the Lord and He will draw near to us. Relationships don’t get great by accident but by pursuit, make having a wonderful marriage and family a priority and put everything you have in them!

1) Jesus said the two most important commandments are to love God with our whole heart and love your neighbor as yourself; the world needs us to demonstrate this love daily. Not conditional love, you give me what I want, I’ll give you what you want but love that is given in spite of what you do. Receive God’s love so you will be able to share it with those around you!

2) Keep the Word of God as a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. You don’t always get to do what you feel like doing. The steps of a righteous person are ordered by the Lord, seek Him daily for direction and timing, things aren’t always easy to understand but He is never surprised. Trusting the Lord is always the answer!

3) Stop picking sides, don’t allow yourself to be an us vs them Christian. Jesus loves the whole world, those you agree with and those you don’t; find the common ground. We all love our family, we all want a better life, we want to help others. The sooner you recognize God is using those different than you the more peaceful your life will be!

4) You may not have everything you want today but you do have enough to be happy and content. Don’t think when I get the things on my wish list then I’ll be happy. Make a habit of telling others how good the Lord is to you, not just the new things you have but things like your health, family and friends. God is blessing you abundantly don’t overlook His goodness!

1) Take time today to recall the times God came through when life looked impossible, don’t let circumstances keep you from expecting God’s miraculous intervention. For some it was unanswered prayers (promotion you wanted that got eliminated, move that would have prevented you meeting your spouse, etc), others financial, physical or freedom from addiction. God still works miracles everyday, thank Him for yours even if you don’t see it yet!

2) God puts people in our lives who need encouragement and inspiration, who do you provide that to? Are you doing all you can for them, if you can’t name them, ask the Lord to show them to you soon. Jesus came to save the world not condemn it, they may not be a Christian and don’t need preaching to, they need an example of Jesus love and forgiveness!

3) Difficulties should drive us to the Lord, not make us question His love; depend on Him for wisdom in trials and new mercy everyday. James 1 says “consider it all joy knowing the testing of your faith produces endurance” you will get through this season and you will be more mature because of it. Jesus is praying for you to persevere and come away without smelling like smoke (Daniel 3:27)!

4) Pray for our nation, don’t complain constantly, II Chronicles 7:14 says if “we who are called by the Lord’s Name will humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, He will hear from Heaven, forgive our sin and heal our land”. There is much wickedness on Earth but we are to be salt and light, trust God to fulfill His Word. None of this surprises Him, we may be closer to revival than ever before, ask Him for strength to live powerfully in this broken world!

1) Starting over can be encouraging or depressing sometimes both. Stay thankful that your story (life) is not over. God does not enjoy our mistakes but He isn’t surprised by them either. The thief on the cross didn’t get it right until minutes before his death but Jesus said “today you will be with Me in paradise”. God has new chances for you now, He wants to see you use them!

2) If coaching and leading others is your passion find someone, some group or community to use it. The time you invest in helping others reach their potential may never be published in the news but those you help will never forget what you did for them. Even if they don’t tell you, you will be blessed because you walked in your purpose. Don’t look for the standouts, find the timid and help them bloom!

3) Be careful not to take Bible verses out of context as guidance or basis for decisions. The Word of God all points to Jesus; don’t make it about you and how to get what you want. He wants the best for you but that does not mean the easiest, quickest or most painless. He may use your life to help others find Him, keep your life about Jesus!

4) Saying you are sorry and repentance are two different things. Repentance means change of heart and direction, not from duty but conviction, you can be sorry and not change but you cannot be repentant and stay the same. It is the Lord’s kindness that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4) because He wants you whole and free!

1) God has blessed all of us, it may be hard to look past your difficulties to see His favor but if you are His child, He has promised to meet your needs and direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5 says do not lean to your understanding, God’s Word is alive, listen, obey, believe and persevere, He always keeps His promises!

2) Fear can be like cancer, it grows out of control. Stop focusing on “what ifs” and keep God’s Word in front of you. If you battle fear regularly, ask friends to call, text and pray for you all through the day. You can live free of fear but it will take discipline and faith. Begin thanking the Lord now for the day you trust His Word more than fear!

3) If you, family and friends do nine things right and one wrong, what do you talk about? It’s easy to be judgmental and critical but let the Holy Spirit convince of sin. Be an encourager, more are needed and will be appreciated. Practice this on yourself and others, everyone needs encouragement!

4) Do not settle for mediocre Christianity, you will never be happy and the devil will accuse you constantly. God has put the desire to live passionately for Jesus in you, loving Him is not following rules; listen for His still small voice and say yes to whatever He asks. You will never be happier than when you are closest to Him!

1) Don’t give up when you mess up, He who began a good work in you will keep loving and changing you as long as you live. The Lord is not mad at you or fed up with you anymore than a parent whose child makes a mess. Grow and mature because you love Him not because you are afraid of Him!

2) You have already had reasons to think this year is going to be just like last year but thinking this way will only keep you from seeing opportunities the Lord will bring. It has taken years for you to get where you are and may take years for dramatic changes to be seen but you have to start and keep starting over every time you fail. God has put the desire for different, new and better in you, you will reap if you don’t give up!

3) Choose the important people in your life carefully. How others talk and live affects you spiritually as much as the foods you eat affect you physically. It’s time for you to make wise decisions to assure your tomorrows are better than today. God has brought the right people near you but you must reach out to them and follow their lead, it will be strange at first but it will become your new normal!

4) Holding on to the past good or bad limits what your future will be. Trust God and press on, God has promised to reward those who diligently seek Him. Your best days are ahead not behind. Do not compare what you have to others, your are the only you and we need you!