-by Karthik Gurumurthy
I am currently reading "It's your time" by Joel Osteen. Lot of valuable nuggets from todays' reading. I would like to share whatever I could recollect from my notes.
You are closer to your goals than you think. Greatest difficulty always comes right before the birth of a dream. You may not realize that you are in labor right now. When you have struggle, you could say, " This is the greatest attack I've ever faced."
Instead of getting down and thinking, "Poor old me", learn to turn it around and say, "Yes, this is the greatest attack that I've ever been through, but I know it means that I'm headed for the greatest victory that I've ever seen.". Remember it's always darkest before the dawn.
It is so important to keep reminding yourself that Creator of the Universe is directing the steps. He has you in the palm of his hands. And even though this is difficult, I know it is a matter of time before it turns around. Just know that the payday is coming.
Remember to fan that flame. Thank you God that I will have strong finances. Thank you that you are leading me and guiding me.
God is in complete control- so be a prisoner of hope.
Get up each day expecting his favor.
God is breathing new life into your dreams.
Tell yourself each and everyday. The tide is coming back. Today is the day. I am closer to achieving the goals than I think.
It is always darkest before the dawn.
I know God is in control. At the right time, he will bring the right person and the right opportunity. Always remind yourself that your time is coming.
Don't let bad breaks change your meaning and purpose. You may been through unfair situations. Let me assure you God still has a great plan for your life. When you go through tough situations you can say, I may have been through a lot, but I have come too far to stop now. I refuse to get bitter. I refuse to live life in the negative. I know God has great things in store.
When you feel like dying, you should talk about living. When you feel like giving up, you should talk about pressing forward. My good time is coming. I am a victor and not a victim.
No matter how long it's been, no matter how tempted you are to get discouraged, get up every morning and just declare it by faith. "My time is coming, The promise is on me, and I will not die until I see it come to pass".
Your best days are not behind you. They are still out in front of you. God will open up new opportunities. He will bring the right people across your path because you've been faithful.
Stay in faith. Be a prisoner of hope. God will put the right people in your path. You must block out negative thoughts and say, "you know what, this is for me. With my faith, I will ignite this moment. With my faith I will bring forth the dream on the inside". Scripture encourages us to fan the flame.
It is my time to come up to a new level. I have seen it happen for others, but it's my time to see God's blessings and favor. It is my time to accomplish my dreams.
I want you to have a bigger vision for your life. In your future there are God-ordained moments, he has them planned out for you.
David Psalm 31:15 "God, I already know you have supernatural breaks planned out for me. You have the right people, the right opportunities, so I will not be stressed out. I will stay in peace knowing that you will get me to my final destination."
God has preordained moments of favor for you. He has already lined up the right people, the right breaks, the right opportunities. He's prearranged them for your future.
You will look back one day and say, "Man that was a blessed opportunity. I could have never orchestrated that all on my own."
God has marked moments of favor for restoration. He knows how to get back on the right track.
So go ahead and get your hopes up. Believe that no matter what you have or your haven't done, your best days are still out in front of you. In God's eyes, your future is looking extremely bright.
Every setback is simply a setup for a comeback. God not only wants to bring you out better off than you were before.
God is not limited by the economy. God is not limited by our education or lack of it. God is not limited by the environment we were raised in. God is limited by your beliefs. Believe that things are shifting in your favor.
When you sense it is your season, you need to declare it. Words have creative power. You may not feel well., but it's good to announce."Health is coming my way. I will live and not die".
When you stay in faith, God will cause you to hear what you need to hear.
I can hear the sound of abundance. I can hear the sound of health. I can hear the sound of restoration. I may not be able to see it, but that's okay. I can sense it down inside. I know my set time for favor is coming. I know my hour of deliverance is on its way.
You have been preprogrammed to live a victorious life. Each one of us has potential waiting to be released. All of us have gifts just waiting to be activated.
What others say and do cannot stop you from fulfilling your destiny. What somebody says about you doesn't change the DNA God put in you. You have a purpose. You have a destiny that is not given to you by other people. Your destiny was handed down by Almighty God.
If you'll stay in faith, no matter what has come against you, at the right time your seeds of greatness will activate and you will fulfil your God-given destiny.