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Start

People believe they must have everything aligned perfectly before beginning a new, worthwhile venture. Or they need more education. Or time. Or money. Or whatever excuse they conjure up.

Here’s a secret for you: you do not need perfect alignment, education, time or money or anything else. Commit your work to honoring God, ask Him for guidance, keep asking along the way, and begin. That’s it!

Then keep going, no matter what…

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Reborn

I get it. Change is hard, or is it? The battle is in our mind and our thoughts will dictate our actions.

If you desire to change something in your life, you cannot remain the same person with the same behavior. Think of change as a form of rebirth. You become like the butterfly, released from a dark cocoon, free to fly wherever you want to.

Start by changing one thing, only one. See yourself succeeding in your mind’s eye. Commit to it for one month. Watch what happens…

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Direction

A husband and wife were driving down the highway when the wife says, “you’re going the wrong way!” The husband replied, “be quiet. I’m making good time!”

Will the road you are on lead you to your destiny? Don’t confuse activity with achievement. Set goals, big goals for your life. Goals that are so outrageous you must rely on the Creator to make them happen because you can’t accomplish them on your own power.

And guess what? If you keep God in the picture, and you are pursuing what is true, right, and noble, He will guide you and place the right people in your life while removing unseen hurdles. You will succeed.

Just keep going, no matter what…

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The Hindrance of Knowledge

You’ve heard the saying that knowledge is power. I believe knowledge is potential power. If you don’t use it, it’s the same as never having it.

Knowledge can hinder you, too. Knowing too much, or thinking you know it all can stop you from pursuing your dreams. You can become over analytical and wary of trying something new.

Keep knowledge in its place. Don’t let it rule your life…

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Complete

The dumbest movie line ever comes from Jerry Maguire when Tom Cruise says to Renee Zellweger, “you complete me.” It sounds cute and romantic, but no human being can complete another.

We are born with a yearning in our hearts. We can be fooled into thinking we are longing for another person. In some ways we are. We are meant to be connected to others. But our desire comes from wanting to be fulfilled spiritually. Only God can complete us. Only He can fill the hole in our hearts.

Find your completion. Find God…

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Willingness

Conflict is unavoidable. We see things differently, uniquely. When others don’t agree with us, it isn’t an insult or a threat. It’s their perspective, and just because it’s different doesn’t mean it is wrong.

Be willing to listen to others. Try to see things through their eyes. You can stand by your beliefs and convictions while building a bridge to another person.

Our world is divided. It’s up to us, the people, to unite it. Be willing…

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Alignment

Have you ever noticed how life just seems to fall into place? Even when things are falling apart, they are still aligning with your greater purpose in life. We don’t have the luxury of seeing the end result, but God does. Trust Him.

Every experience we have prepares us for something else. This is especially true about our bad experiences in life.

Just keep going…

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Failed Again

Here’s some hard truth: most people want to see you fail. They will tell you they are happy for your success, but underneath they don’t mean it.

People thought Albert Einstein was crazy, they told Henry Ford he would never create an eight-cylinder engine, and Thomas Edison only had two months of formal schooling. I guess the dream killers in their lives were wrong.

Do not allow anyone to talk you out of your dreams for your life. Other peoples insecurities have nothing to do with you. There are many detours and setbacks on the road less traveled. If you don’t quit, you will reach your destination.

Do the work…

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Seen

Everyone has a deep desire to be seen and heard. Yet some people don’t believe they are important enough to have a voice. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We were created by God. He doesn’t make mistakes, nor does He second guess himself. If we are important enough to have been thought of by the Creator of the universe, then all of us are important. We weren’t an afterthought.

Be the voice for others until they find their own. You and I are good enough for God, so we are good enough…

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