Tuesday, October 18, 2011

(Prayer) Cast Your Cares On Him

Lord, The Great I Am,give me the mindset to understand that I can NOT change other people -I can only change me. Thank you, God, for renewing my mind so that I will not manipulate others into doing things my way. Thank you, God, for allowing me to realize that if you don’t change them then it won’t be done through any efforts of my own.

With your help,
I WILL take my hands off of the situation, and
I WILL trust you to fix it or to do what you would with it.

Father, in Jesus name, I turn this person, this problem, and this situation over to you. I cast the anxiety, the distress, and the pain over onto YOU. Help me to walk in peace regarding this matter.

In Jesus name,

Stop Trying To Change Other People!

Stop Trying To Change Other People!
There are times when the advice that we give falls on deaf ears. When someone that we love fails to take heed , we must conclude that only God can change their actions and their attitude. “Preaching” at someone does not cause them to change. Talking about someone does not cause them to change. Fussing and cursing at someone does not bring about change. We must stop manipulating others into responding and reacting the way that we think is appropriate. THAT is manipulation, and manipulation is control. Others will only change when they change their mindset.

Be ye transformed by the RENEWING of your mind.
Romans 12:2

… but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, …

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A "Right-Now" Word

Exodus 33:14,17

Amplified Bible (AMP)

14And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.

17And the Lord said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found favor, loving-kindness, and mercy in My sight and I know you personally and by name.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

When Helping Others Is Hurting You

When Helping Others Is Hurting You

Learn to know when enough is enough. Our Lord and Savior expects us to help those in need. He even expects us to go that extra mile. But, when that extra mile hurts us and people that we love, it is time to say enough is enough. That does not mean that we have to stop helping altogether. It does mean that we might have to find an alternate way to help the one in need.

If loaning others money is taking bread out of your family’s mouth, maybe you need to do something else.

If spending time with other folk's children is causing you to neglect your own, it’s time to do something else.

If being there for everybody else is causing you to never be there for the one that you promised to love and cherish, maybe you need to do something else.

If being over-sensitive to the needs of others is hardening your heart against your own, it’s time to do something else.

Stop allowing others to borrow your money, steal your peace, consume your time, and zap your energy. Recognize when people are sucking the very life from you and from yours. It is only when you change your attitude and your actions will helping others stop hurting you.

Sometimes, you have got to teach a brother to fish instead of giving him a fish. Sometimes, you have got to empower people instead of enabling people. You can’t expect others to learn responsibility when you are always carrying their load!