Be Strong Enough

“I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me. ”

– Jim Rohn
 
The Bible tells us to seek ‘our salvation with fear and trembling’, but many people leave their quality of life to the whim of others. There is a price to weakness. When someone isn’t spiritually and mentally strong, toxic and corrupt leaders can drag them down spiritually,  emotionally and financially without a fight. The key is for the individual to become stronger and more resilient. The stronger we are the more able we are to fight those people and forces that are in contradiction to our desired future. We must believe in our vision and our vision must be blessed-off by God.
 
How do we fight for our vision? We fight for it by taking daily care of and protecting our direct center of influence. We put our selves and our families in the best possible position to be successful. Prepare physically by being as strong as you can. Prepare mentally by thinking of praiseworthy things. Dream big dreams. Don’t give in to marketing, messages, and desires of others. The Kingdom of God is within you; find it.  
 
If you don’t find the answers and strength within, then some outside force will find you and rule you. History is full of the stories of governments and corporations taking advantage of unprepared people. Loyalty and trust are good if individuals are prepared for the worst case scenario. We will all have to pay for our actions one day. We will either get vilified for being weak and unprepared or praised.for being courageous and strong.  
 
G. Filyaw
 

BE VISIONARY

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll

Since our early years, we have made a series of choices. For whatever reason we are where we are. If we are addicted to an activity or substance we made the choice to try it. If we are in a relationship, we made the choice to stay. Good and bad, we did it. We made an effort to get where we are.

Below are some steps for positive change;

  •  Know what you need to change

We make changes in our lives when our life becomes uncomfortable, stressful, unmanageable and and/or painful.

Do you like the road that you are on? What about your present life would you change? What did you begin years ago that no longer fits?

  •  Know where you want to go.

Finish the statement “If my life were ideal I …”

Paint a picture in your mind of your ideal life. What are you doing? Who are you with? What kind of activities are you doing?

  •  Feel better!

We will start to see positive changes in our lives when we start to FEEL positive. We will start to feel positive when we adjust our minds to positive things. What can be more positive than your “ideal life”?

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.  – Albert Einstein