Who shapes your desires or your plans for your life ?
Many readers of my memoir – Saving My Assassin – asked me to share who shapes my life or the secrets of hope, courage and victory in my life.
Here are my top 4 secrets :
1) Always Listen to Your Guidance
Many of us have plans and dreams for our lives. Some of us seek our own guidance but I’ve learned that there is a greater power outside of ourselves.
It’s that “gut feeling” or “voice” many people say we hear that no one else can see or hear. To me is God in Jesus Christ. I call that gut feeling God’s Holy Spirit and it DOES give us intuition on what to do with our lives. Psalm 119:105
It’s not always easy to follow God’s prompting. But we know that God always has our best interest in mind, and we are wise to give heed to his voice.
Following God’s guidance in your life – you are never alone – and that not only brings you hope, courage and victory but also joy and fulfillment!
Trust in God’s plan for you. Jeremiah 29:11
2) Go After Your Dreams
My motto in life is: “Dream Big! Attempt great things!”
Where would you like to be 12 months from now with your relationships, business, and health? If you want great accomplishments, write down your skills and the actions or behavior to go after those dreams.
Also, write down your daily actions, and the victories and/or failures.
Learn to see failures as special lessons, showing you how to do things differently!
Working hard under God’s guidance will lead you to victory!
God is on your side. He wants to give you the desire of your heart and your plans to succeed. Psalm 20:4
3) Associate Yourself With Inspiring “Giants”
Surround yourself with people who inspire you to be better, kinder, wiser, and more generous.
As the saying goes, “who are the 5 people you spend the most time with“?
If they are NOT people who inspire you to be all that God created you to be, you don’t have to drop them as friends – but – it’s certainly a great gauge to go out and find people who WILL inspire you.
You will find not only great friends to share your journey but great partners and mentors to guid you too.
Often our plans fail for lock of counsels. Proverbs 15:22
Start by making a list of the people you admire and you can learn from. Call them and ask for their help.
Meanwhile, look for ways they can use your skills. Proverbs 16:3
4) Reward Yourself – Pay It Forward
Giving back to others is the best reward or blessing! Acts 20:35
God wants the best for his children. He wants to use us to accomplish that.
Be God’s helper! Be prepared to share your talents and skills with others. Look for friends in need, people new in business, or for a nonprofit. Helping others out, mentoring others is a great way to improve your life and change the world! The ripple effects of helping others with wanting nothing in return can transform our communities, country, and world!
God is good and he will bring what he began in you to completion. Philippians 1:6
Trust God’s guidance and his promises for your life.
God will bring hope, courage and victory in your life.
He will make your path straight, fruitful and successful. Proverbs 3:5-6.
Love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to follow up with you.
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"A must-read for all generations, Saving My Assassin is the unforgettable account of one woman’s search for truth, her defiance in the face of sheer evil, and a surprise encounter that proves without a shadow of a doubt that nothing is impossible with God."