Be Happy with your Life right Now!

I think we would all agree that at some point in our lives, we each struggle with unhappiness, a spirit of discontentment, with wanting more than what we have. We have all those moments where we quiet listening to the Lord. Well, maybe it was more like talking at Him, telling Him what we wanted. Does that sound familair? I hope and pray these messages encourages you choice to be happy. Have a wonderful day being happy right where you are.

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” ~~ Philippians 4:11-13 (NIV)

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How many times have we said this to God. If He would just give me the desires of my heart, I knew I could be happy. But I have learned in my life that what God wants from us is to Be happy now. If you don’t learn to be happy while you’re waiting for what you want, you’ll never be happy when you get what you want.

 

Let me encoruage you that happiness cannot be the sole aim of our existence. Living out our purpose by serving and loving others as Christ does is our ultimate goal. When we stop focusing so much on what we want, and focus our gaze on what God wants to do in and through us, contentment follows. In fact, happiness is an external indication of internal contentment.

 

This realization should stop us in our tracks. The idea that we could choose happiness is refreshing. The first step was to embrace life exactly as it was; in other words, to be content. To count our blessings more, Most importantly, decide to wholeheartedly trust God.

 

Instead of making the most of our circumstances, it’s easy to lament the fact that things are not where we believe they should be. What if we stopped pushing against what is and learned to embrace our present circumstances?

 

When that shift is made, it feels like a heavy burden is released from our shoulders. Truly accepting where we are helps us relax and see the good God has in our present circumstances. We cast our cares, content in trusting that all things indeed will work together for our good.

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Committing Everything Into His Hands!

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This message is about Committing Everything into His Hands.  A life lived by fully trusting God begins with a simple faith in the forgiveness offered through Jesus. But this simple faith will grow as we apply it to the varied and difficult circumstances, which inevitably come our way. Not many of us begin with the faith of Peter; “Lord, if it’s You, tell me to come to You on the water” (Matthew 14:28). Rather, we cautiously test the water by trusting God in small areas of our life. But as we see His promises hold true and witness the blessings of walking in obedience, we ought to begin to step with greater confidence and trust Him more and more. 

“Into Your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth.” ~~ Psalm 31:5

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Fully trusting God is difficult! Every day we are bombarded with things which attempt to pull us away from God and steal our joy. Though He is walking right beside us, and absolutely nothing catches Him by surprise, we seldom even think of Him during our day. This should not be! If we are truly His child, we are being called to trust Him with ALL and allow Him to live in and through us – this is the life He desires for us to live.

We must continually believe the truth of His Word and allow our faith to mature by taking steps, which lead us, closer to God – even if our steps of faith seem small. With each new step, we will more clearly see the truth of God’s promises. We will begin to see past the visible garbage of this world and begin to gaze with wonder on “Him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27). The life of contentment and peace is the life of total commitment and surrender.

What part of your life are you holding back from God? If you really believe He created the Universe and sent His Son to die for the forgiveness of your sins and mine so we can spend eternity with Him, isn’t it foolish for us to think we can do a better job of controlling ANYTHING? If you trust Him for our eternal destiny, shouldn’t you trust Him for the much more common matters of your daily life? Our God is VERY capable and He CAN be trusted!

We are being called to believe and trust with all our heart. Let’s not allow another day to go by without fully committing our body, soul, mind and spirit, our absolute all and EVERY area of our life, into His hands!

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It’s Already Done!

“It’s already done.”  You may ask, “What’s already done?”  Let me explain further. For many, God made a promise to you. Promise of healing, promise of prosperity, promise of deliverance, promise of a spouse (Like me) and etc.

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My friends, though sometimes we like to complain to God on why we don’t see anything manifesting, many times we’re the hindrance to our own deliverance and blessings. A persons doubt and unbelief can cause God’s promise for them to be hindered and/or delayed.  Why?  Because there is unbelief. God doesn’t operate with a person’s unbelief but rather their belief in His ability to do specifically what He said He would do. I want to let you know that just because you can’t see physically what’s happening in the spiritual realm doesn’t mean nothing is happening. This is where our continuous faith in the Lord takes place and is tested. Faith is the substance of things hope for in the evidence of things NOT SEEN. This scripture tells us that faith requires you to believe in what you do not see. This scripture also, in my opinion, lets us know that we can’t go based upon what our eyes do or do not see; though we may not see what’s happening physically right away, spiritually (by faith) it’s already done and it’s just awaiting for its appointed time by the Lord to happen physically. However, you become a hindrance to yourself when you start to doubt and second guess what God has told you.

 

Furthermore, when God tells you, “your healed” “your delivered” “your saved”  “your x,y,x” or “I will do x,y,z for you” know that at that very moment, it was done. You may say, “it doesn’t feel like it was done”, but my friends, know that our feelings are deceiving. If it was ok to go based upon how we felt, the Bible wouldn’t urge us to crucify our flesh daily.  There’s time when we may not feel saved, but we know it’s the devil at work. There’s time when we don’t feel like reading the Bible, but I read it because that’s the only way to know the Word of God. Don’t go based on how you feel, go based upon who made the promise. People come short, friends and family may not always fulfill their promises, but the word of the Lord never comes back to Him void and unaccomplished.

So when the enemy comes and feed you with doubt, rebuke that spirit and rebuke him in Jesus name and praise God all the more for the blessing He’s bringing your way. Continue to praise the Lord, even when you think nothing is happening –when it really is. Stand on the spoken word of God and on His promises and rest in Him knowing that unlike us, when God makes a promise, you can rest assure knowing it’s already done.

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