Do you trust God?

As you ponder and worry about your circumstances, be encouraged today to TRUST the Lord.

If your heart and trust have been broken by others, your ability to trust may be difficult to develop.

If you can not trust yourself because of your past wrong choices, promises you broke, your lack of self-control, false starts or guilt, you may not feel worthy of God delivering you from your dilemmas.

All good relationships (personal and business) are stronger when there is trust.   People don’t usually trust someone unless they know them well.  It is difficult to really trust God if you really don’t know Him well.  If you don’t know His promises for your life then you will have little trust in Him to see you through any storms and valleys.  Who know well…you trust well.

To strengthen your relationship with God, it is critical you learn to know Him, study His word, His promises and trust His word. I know can be challenging to be still and trust God when you overwhelmed with stress. As you learn to TRUST God’s power, protection, provision and peace in your life, you will begin to ACT on His word because you TRUST His promises. As you grow nearer to the Lord, you will receive His remedy and response to your prayers.  No God…No peace. Know God…Know peace.

Let go of the worry, stress, guilt, shame and bad habits. If you trust your eyes, you won’t have trust in your infinite possibilities. Move forward step by step… by faith and not by sight.

“Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace–because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.” (Isaiah 26:3-4)

According to the Revised Standard Version Bible the word “Trust” is mentioned 147 times.

Old Testament – 134 times
New Testament – 13 times

It is taught mostly in the book of Psalms (44 times).

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” (Psalm 9:9-10)

You Cannot Change People

paint people change     “It’s our ego, fears, values, personality and desires that cause us to want to change people.  Because we can’t change people and make them think, live, love, give or behave the way we desire…it can become a big source of your stress.
When you spiritually and emotionally mature, inner peace happens because your expectations or demands from your spouse, family, friends or groups, church, or job diminishes. Maturity teaches you not to take offense or praise too seriously.
People cannot give you what they usually CANNOT give, DON’T KNOW HOW to give or DON’T WANT to give. Unrealistic expectations and assumptions are a setup for resentment, anger and a reactionary mindset 
Pain, loss and suffering invites you to learn that you cannot control, explain, fix, change or understand all things and all people. You can pray for your children, parents, friends your “ex” or your boss, but you can’t change them.  You lead by example, but you can’t change them.  You can accept them or draw boundaries, but you can’t change them.
     We get frustrated with other people, because they don’t act the way we want them to act. Maybe it’s our kids, our spouse, in-laws, our coworker or boss, maybe it’s our mom or best friend. But we have to realize that they are acting according to their personality, according to what they feel is right, and they are not going to do what we want all of the time. Peace and maturity comes from accepting that we can’t control or change people. It’s not easy, but we can learn to communicate and adapt.  Yes, it takes practice, especially when they are family or people you work with daily.  Here are 7 things to think about…

1.  Sometimes people don’t change.  Their mask just falls off.
2.  You can’t change people.  You can lead them with guidance, love and example.
3.  Consider how hard it is for you to change and you’ll soon realize how exhausting it is to try to
change others.
4.  Everyone wants the gift of acceptance.
5.  Change is always met with resistance.
6.  You cannot change the people in your life. But you can change the kind of people you choose to
be around.

7.  Learn to have boundaries for the people who create drama, chaos, pain or conflict with your values, goals, personality and lifestyle.”

Jewel Diamond Taylor, Conference motivational speaker, life coach, emotional wellness educator, author and Founder of Women on the Grow…read more on her popular web sites http://www.DoNotGiveUp.net and http://www.JewelDiamondTaylor.com

Don’t Give Up

You may feel your life is blessed …but in a mess.  You may feel your car is a lemon; your body image is ugly, your heart is broken and lonely, your life is on hold, your bank account is low, your faith is stretched to the limit, your job is stressful and your life won’t get any better than this.

Miracles happen every day.  Don’t let the spirit of defeat, depression and disappointment rob you of the wonder, blessings, favor, love and supernatural breakthroughs God can bring.   Say “yes” to miracles, hope and God’s gifts of peace and provision.   Proclaim and announce to the enemy within and without that something great is about to happen.  (Request a free copy of Jewel’s e-book “Something Great is About to Happen” – send request to Jewel@DoNotGiveUp.net)

Nothing you have done has been a waste of time.  Whatever you are going through, let it grow you.  Everything you have been through is a stepping stone to your next level.  Don’t let boredom, depression, fear or procrastination steal your joy or success.  Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.  Whatever you are going through, you can make it.  Do not put yourself down.   Do not count yourself out the game.  Do not dump your anger on others or play the blame game.   Do not shut down, withdraw and isolate yourself.  Help is on the way.   Cancel the pity party.  Get up!   Shake of the stress, doubt and worry.  Focus on solutions.  Pray for discernment, courage and wisdom.  Analyze your options.  Make a decision.  Take action and move forward one step at a time.  You will have a great testimony of your faith, endurance and creative problem solving skills.   You will come through this stronger and wiser.

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Stress Buster Video

You may be trying to press through your mess.   You may feel oppressed by your job or depressed with your finances or relationships.  You may feel like you’re making no progress.  Before you have a breakdown, try to break away from your routine.   Stop your busy world and stressful thoughts  for a few minutes.  You can’t fix everything and everyone.  God is in charge.   You will remember that when you take time to enjoy the outdoors.  Let nature nurture and soothe your soul.

There is someplace near you i.e. a lake, a park, the ocean, a river or even your own backyard.   Get outside.   Exhale.  Lay your burdens down.  Gain a new perspective to your old problems.    Watch my short video  and remember to share it with your family, friends and co-workers.

Jewel Diamond Taylor, Conference, Speaker, Minister and Author of the popular book “You Are Too Blessed to Be Stressed.

To book the speaker call 323.964.1736 or e-mail JewelMotivates@gmail.com

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