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Changed

Why do people try to change others into who they want them to be? In the beginning of a relationship, there are things you find attractive about someone, only to feel annoyed by the same things later on. The other person might change into what you want for a while, but eventually they will return to who they are.

Let’s encourage, support and build up others. Work on yourself. I hope you want the best for your significant other, and that best shouldn’t require you changing them. They will evolve and grow on their own…

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The Determined People Podcast I Interview With Pamela Lowery

Pamela Lowery is a dynamic young woman. She is a speaker and publisher/creator of FAVR Lifestyle. A devoted follower of Jesus Christ, her story of how she came to know Jesus will inspire and amaze you. For all her life, strangers have been speaking prophesy into her life. Pamela finally listened, and obeyed. Click on the link to watch our lively interview:

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Timing

Timing is everything. When you need to have a difficult conversation with someone, choosing the right time makes all the difference.

God’s timing is perfect. That said, I don’t always like His timing in the moment, but it turns out the best when I accept it. He really does know best.

If you are in a challenging period of your life, take a minute to thank God for the lessons you are learning. He never punishes us, only disciplines. Discipline means teaching, even when we don’t like it…

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Learn It!

Do you ever observe unhealthy patterns in other people and wonder why they won’t change? Why do people stay in abusive relationships, drink to excess or lie?

Here’s some truth which I will express as gently as I can: they have to learn healthy habits for themselves. When people find their voice, their inner strength, they change. They own the change because they did it for themselves.

Until that moment comes, pray for them. Pray hard, and believe God will change them because He can. There is unlimited power in Jesus. Believe it…

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Pain

The holidays are difficult for me. When I was a child, year after year brought disappointment during Christmas. It wasn’t because I didn’t get what I wanted. We were a broken family, and all I really wanted was to fix us.

Many people are living with similar pain during this season. Be mindful. Be kind. Your kindness might make all the difference to someone…

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I Care

How do you show someone that you care about them? I believe you let them know they are in your thoughts, you listen to them, and you have patience with them even when you feel rushed or tired.

Caring for others is in our DNA. We are hardwired to be in relationship with others. We need people in our lives, the right people.

Take care of the people you love. Show them, don’t just tell them…

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Romance

Romance is fun and exciting, isn’t it? But it’s torture during those periods of pain. The reason there’s pain is because you care.

Relationships aren’t always happy and free of care. They can be messy. Other people can bring out the best in us, and sometimes the worst. Selfish behavior on our part makes us unreasonable and hard-headed. So how do we make certain we are being loving and kind, even when we don’t feel like it?

Let’s consider the words of The Apostle Paul when he wrote, “Love is patient and kind. It does not envy, does not boast, and it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

The word of God has power. Revere it, believe it and practice it…

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