“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn.
Recently, I read a post from Joel Osteen titled Don’t Give Up. I get his inspiring tips and prayers - Today’s Word – daily, and the timing of it was perfect. Joel’s post was exactly the message I needed to hear at that moment because I was struggling with some important change that had to be made. His soothing words and thoughtful, prayerful advice calmed me and, on reflection, I knew that I could meet the challenge ahead and battle it. The exact details are irrelevant, but what rings true for all of us is that we all experience life’s turbulence at different periods in our lives and nothing is more comforting than a kind, hope-filled and uplifting word. Since words carry enormous power and energy, we recognize and appreciate positive words and must be careful how we use words in our daily exchanges too… Everything can change on the turn of a word. Yes, you have won! Yes, you are hired! Yes, you have a clean bill of health! Yes, the project is done! Yes, to life…
“What can we take on trust in this uncertain life? Happiness, greatness, pride – nothing is secure, nothing keeps.” Euripides, Hecuba
Joel advices us in that message to “Choose to be around people who are going to encourage you and fill your heart and mind with God’s Word. Let a song of praise come out of your mouth.” This is important because sometimes, our negative attitude and experiences are a result of the company we keep. If we surround ourselves with toxic people, then our efforts at positive change becomes a cumbersome ordeal. Things can and do change for the better… But first, we have to do our part with focus and a positive spirit. If we fall down while we are in the middle of our struggle for change, lets get up and chalk it up to the removal of another obstacle in our path. Everything changes for everyone and can change for the better… Believe it.
“Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you.” Carlos Castaneda
If you get Rolling Stone magazine, you might have read the riveting interview/story on homelessness by Jeff Tietz. The article “The Fallen,” walks us through the ever changing, shift-shaping lives of several people; families, elderly, young folk coping with homelessness. These are people from all walks of life whose worlds unraveled when they lost their homes, jobs, emotional support system, and perhaps their mental stability. As Jeff put it, “They had good, stable jobs – until the recession hit. Now they’re living out of their cars in parking lots. The sharp, sudden decline of America’s middle class… ” Yet, in the midst of all that pain and suffering, profound changes occur. Some find new homes, new ways of handling the shame, new meanings about life, about people, and above all, about themselves. On the surface, much might not change but on the inside, many have shifted their attitude and their thinking… Everything can change for the better. More below!
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” Henri Bergson.
What I learned from Joel Osteen is to believe in the infinite possibilities that arise from change, and to trust that all things happen for good. What are you struggling with right now? Believe that everything you are struggling with can change for the better. Stay Inspired! What are your thoughts? Have you been waiting for change? Do you believe that things can change? Do you see the power of faithful action in your life? Do share! Thank you.
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Positive Motivation Tip: Trust and believe that all things can and will change for the better.
- Inspiration: Nik Wallenda – The Impossible Is Possible… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- “Often, out of our greatest rejection comes our greatest direction.” (inspiredthoughtinspiredaction.com)
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- TBN Partners with Joel and Victoria Osteen for Special D.C. ‘Night of Hope’ Broadcast (faithinspires.wordpress.com)
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