We all have pride. It is embedded in our veins right from our mother’s womb. It’s an inheritance passed down from generations to generations. It’s in our DNA. It’s that thing that makes us feel important. It’s that thing that makes us feel that we deserve better in life. It’s that thing that makes us strive for the best in life. We see it in other people and we emulate it. The dictionary describes it as self-esteem or self-importance. If you like you can call it self-respect or self-worth. It’s all the same meaning.
However, some of us have this self-worth in overdose. We fan it into flame beyond what God ever intended and it turns into pride. We turn up that self-respect a notch and we pump up ourselves above everybody else, way beyond it should be. We view ourselves as bigger, better, smarter or richer than others. We cherish ourselves much more than we cherish the people in our lives. We are self-focused and we are self-conceited. We make ourselves the God of our lives and we hardly ever listen to anybody else. Pride is not a good attribute to have. It’s not a good thing to acquire or to cherish. It actually leads to one’s downfall. Continue reading “6 Days of Biblical Declarations to Help You When Struggling with Pride”
Stress has a way of controlling people’s lives wherever it is welcomed. Unless you deal with it with the word of God it would have tampered with your well-being before you know it. It gets to you when you least expect it and it takes over your life in whatever you give it the chance. It creeps up on you at the least expected moments; be it whilst stepping out of your homes onto the motorway where all manner of driving skills are tested or stepping into the office with diverse kinds of personality clashes. Stress is always lurking around seeking whom to devour and if you allow it into your mind it will drag you out but you must overcome it with the word of God. Continue reading “Overcome Stress with God’s Word”
Did you know you have an in-built stress resistance? Yes, you do. God built it into you. Otherwise, you would not have bounced back from every stress attack you encounter on a daily basis. If you did not have an inbuilt stress resistance, you probably would not be standing to see the day. Stress is a joy killer and a peace-thief that should not be given the time of day. You need to not allow it into your homes, your streets or your workplace. You can resist it and it will flee from you. Continue reading “Resist Stress and It Will Flee From you”
For the first time in my adult life I experienced a chronic stress. It hit me without warning because I didn’t protect myself from it. I wasn’t aware of it and so I wasn’t prepared for it. Had I been exposed to it one way or the other, perhaps I would have been prepared and I would have protected myself from it. I am only sharing this so as not to scare you but expose the devil’s way of stealing, killing and destroying lives, and so that you can learn from my experience and you can protect yourself from it. Prevention they say is better than cure. What better way is there to prevent a thing than to protect yourself from it? You need to protect yourself from stress with the word of God. Unlike its many counterparts, stress is
It does not have regards for the young nor for the old. It happens to everybody. It is ruthless and deadly. Once it settles on its victim, it doesn’t let go until it has drained life out of that individual. You really don’t want to cross its paths. This is why it’s important to protect yourself from it before it descends on your doorsteps, in your doorway or dormitories, at home or at work
It will guard and protect your mind against stress attack.
“Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23)
you will fall into it before you say, Jack Robinson. Stress is one of the things we all encounter on a day to day basis. If it were human we would recognise it from afar, prepare our minds for its arrival, fight against it or avoid it altogether. If it were a man, we would pull ourselves together, brace its consequences and prepare our minds for whatever attack he might bring our way and if it were a woman, we would devise a way to deal with her eccentricity or complexity. However, stress is not easily seen nor recognisable until it has struck and neither does it come in different appearances of women. Instead, it takes the form of a spirit, travels through the air, sometimes possesses a human body and appears through situations and circumstances. Continue reading “Protect Yourself From Stress with Biblical Declarations”
Temptations will always come when you least expect it and it comes in variety of ways. Jesus was tempted with food when he was hungry. David was tempted with sexual lust during his leisure time. Eve was tempted with getting wisdom whilst working in the garden of Eden. Joseph was tempted while in prison and Judas Iscariot was tempted with money in ministry. The devil will always find a way to tempt you. You cannot escape it. If he tempted Jesus Christ the Messiah, he will most likely tempt you his follower. The devil’s day and night job is to steal, to kill and to destroy, and his most targeted audience are Christians with purpose, destined children of God and anointed children of God. Continue reading “5 Biblical Declarations to Help You Overcome Temptations.”
Sin is awful and as a new Christian, you might find yourself falling back to old ways of doing things and reasoning. One of the ways to overcome sin is to speak the word of God over that situation until it transforms you and you are completely set free. The Bible says if anyone is in Christ, old things have passed away, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). This means that you can let go of the past and you can assume your new position in Christ. Everything has been made new. The Bible also says that anybody who believes in Christ overcomes the world (1 John 5:4), you are an overcomer through Christ. Continue reading “Overcome Sin with Biblical Declarations”
I couldn’t be friends with most people my age as a young adult because I was ladened with so much shame, guilt and sorrow. This darkness engulfed my childhood and my adolescent life and I couldn’t live a normal life like many young adults. I couldn’t go to parties for fear of getting caught up in the wrong crowd and ending up with an unwanted pregnancy. I couldn’t have a close friend or a best friend for the fear of being betrayed. My regrets mounted up as I climbed up in years and in stature. Many people thought I was a loner but I was drowning in regrets. Most people my age group were moving forward in life but my shame was holding me back. Continue reading “Overcome Feelings of Regret, Guilt and Shame”