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Trying too Hard

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Wondering how to get motivated for the little mundane things you know you should do but they just don’t seem exciting enough to always move us for their own sakes… ie. Saying your prayers, getting out of bed, working out, having that conversation, kindness when you are irritated, forgiveness when it hurts, keeping up with whatever duties we have in our particular season (think housework, studies, or an actual job), etc?

If you are struggling with letting “I don’t feel like it right now” control your day. If procrastination or excuses have you trapped in a vicious cycle that leaves you angry, depressed, or frustrated, devastating your belief in yourself or encouraging you to play the victim card: “This is just too hard for me“, “I’m not cut out for this“, “I’ll never succeed“, “I’ll always be a failure“. “I can’t“. Then I wrote this article for you.

It is a simple, research based strategy to help pull yourself out of the lethargy, but from a new place of strength…

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Fasting, Personal Growth

11 Dangerous Lies of the Enemy that attack the Faithful Soul

The Topic of Spiritual Warfare seems to barraging my circles recently. The Lies of the Enemy are real and they are messing with our hearts, our psyches, and threatening to take away our peace. Why is it that when people make the choice to grow closer to God or commit to do His work, things start to get painful?

On one hand, it seems counter intuitive. Aren’t things supposed to get better for us when we get closer to God?  (Why else are we pursuing Him then?)

And on the other hand, it makes perfect sense, because our ultimate enemy’s sole purpose to keep us from achieving our goal, without us even knowing it.

But that just means, the closer we get to God, and the more determined we are to follow His plan alone, the more cunning the enemy has to get… 

Discernment

Will Following God’s Will Make you Happy?

joyHave you ever been simply too scared to seriously consider following God’s will in your life? Thought maybe you’d be happier if you just made your own plan and followed that?

Is there truly a “plan” for your existence? Or, the even bigger question, does that Plan actually take YOU into consideration?

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How to See Yourself as God Sees You

How do you feel about the way others see you and the way you see yourself? Did you ever try to put on a front hoping to make someone else see you in a different light? Have you ever wondered how God sees you?

Discernment, Personal Growth, Self-Acceptance

2 Keys to Embracing Who You Are

Embracing who you are is one of the hardest but most important things that we can do as a human person.

Who am I? Do I matter? What do I have to offer? Am I important, valued, loved?

Self-doubt and the eternal love-hate relationship with ourselves colors every aspect of our lives. If we could resolve it, it would resolve everything – from depression and bullying, to suicide and gender confusion.

Could the solution be simpler than we think?