“You cannot keep your thoughts a secret. What you think about… you bring about. What you think about … shows up in your habits. What you fear and what you love shows up in your life.
If you think about and focus on your past hurts…it shows up as anger, bitterness, sadness,sickness, addiction, poverty of the spirit and depression.
If you think about and focus on your passion, ideas, interests, gifts and talents, they show up as joy, energy, enthusiasm, confidence and brilliance.
You cannot hide what you feel, talk about or think about all the time. Your “seed trinity” is your feelings, thoughts and words. Your “seed trinity” plants and produces its likeness. That is what Proverbs 23:7 teaches and the author James Allen shared in his popular books, “As a man thinketh and “As a woman thinketh.”
Your efforts and seeds produces results. Your 3-fold seed is either planting and producing weeds. Or your 3-fold seed of faith and action is planting and producing a harvest.”
Many are depressed, stuck, procrastinating, angry and unfulfilled because they keep thinking the same old thoughts…stinkin’ thinkin’. Elevate your thinking and you will SEE new results in your life! Put your seed in the ground!~ Jewel Diamond Taylor.com
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Your daily decisions shape your destiny. Make up your mind that your thoughts, words and actions will break cycles of frustrations and failure. Make up your mind that you will invest in your success, health, faith, abundance, relationships and purpose.
Train your mind to SEEK opportunities. SEE opportunities. SEIZE opportunities. SEE that you are worthy, willing and courageous.
✓ There are no guarantees. Certainly you can never know in advance whether a decision will be correct, therefore, you must be prepared to take risks. The more courage you show in making decisions, the more you improve your skill.
✓ Look for the opportunities. If you make a mistake, view it as an opportunity to learn what didn’t work and why. Many times decisions are reversible and you can change your mind.
✓ Hindsight is 20/20. You might discover in hindsight situations that may have affected your decision had you known about them earlier. This is normal and typical but should not stall your decision-making process.
✓ Don’t make hasty and emotional decisions especially when you just received a large amount of money from gambling, the lottery, job bonus, family inheritance, insurance settlement or when you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired.
✓ The habit of avoidance and procrastination is costly (financially, physically, your relationships and your peace of mind). Listen to my CD on Procrastination to learn the power of making decisions and taking action.
✓ Do not get stuck and do nothing. If you’ve done everything you can to make a good decision and still can’t make up your mind, do not delay making an important decision for fear that you don’t know enough or will make the wrong choice. Make decisions with confidence and courage.
✓ Don’t let fear stop you. Sometimes people become so paralyzed with the fear of making a wrong decision that they panic and lose sight of what they’re trying to accomplish. This hinders making any decision. Don’t assume the worst or allow other people’s opinions to cloud your judgement and faith. Don’t second-guess yourself and talk yourself out of action, momentum, breakthroughs and peace of mind.
When all is said and done, all you can do is the best with what you have to work with. Do not underestimate the power of intuition, intelligence, ideas and instincts.
Scripture suggestions about making decisions:
Proverbs 3:5-6, James 1:5, Jeremiah 33:3
People don’t typically enjoy quitting. People usually are seeking stability/belonging, connection and a place to make a contribution and grow.
People don’t like leaving their jobs, they leave their poor leader/boss/poor management.
People don’t quit on God, they quit the church leader,the members, church hurt.
People don’t quit friendship, they quit haters, dysfunction and unequally yoked relationships.
People don’t quit on marriage, they quit the person who stopped being loving and/or being faithful to them.
People don’t want to quit living, they just want the pain, drama, hatred, abuse, loneliness, and dysfunction to end.
People don’t quit class/college, they quit the boring/ineffective teachers.
People quit dreaming and going after their goals because they lack support, faith, good health/energy, good coaching and mentors.
People quit because they never learned how to endure tough times. If their life has a history of comfort, spoiled by parents, sheltered from pain and struggle, always had a job, home, money, car or support…they will be easily frustrated when faced with difficulty, obstacles and loss.
It’s unrealistic to think you can control everything or agree with every aspect of a project,relationship, group, church, job, etc. But some people quit easily when they can’t control everything or have everything their way. Commitment means staying loyal long after that great feeling you had when you first started has diminished or gone. Commitment is about staying and sticking way past what is convenient, comfortable or controllable.
Some people never learned how to cope, endure, be resilient or press through their pain. Champions, athletes, freedom fighters, single parents, cancer survivors and soldiers are examples of people who learned how to never give up in spite of their physical or emotional pain.
Your body may be tired, but stay inspired. Your way may be hard and long, just don’t lose your faith and song. Don’t give up even though you think no one appreciates you. Don’t give up even though you think God has forsaken you. You may be comparing your life to someone else’s progress. You may be giving too many of the wrong people access to your joy, talents, dreams, time, heart and ear gate. Get up one more time. Your life is worth living. When I come up against a wall of grief, discouragement and delays, I have learned how important it is to encourage myself.”
~ Jewel Diamond Taylor, Leadership Workshop Trainer, http://www.DoNotGiveUp.net