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Opening Thought – Consider this; there are moments where we might feel like there is no one to turn to; no one to lean on. We might feel at times like we are misunderstood and that no one truly reciprocates the love, affection and attention we so willingly provide to others. These are All fair views, but remember, we are never alone. Though not always readily present, there are always those who care. more importantly though, someone needs us. A key to discipleship is us realizing that in being a blessing to others, we receive our blessing. in life, we are called to be the quality of friend we desire to have. If we will humble ourselves and regard others as being worthy of our best attitude, the Lord is certain to bless us with those who appreciate and cherish our friendship and will, without reservation, treat us as we should be treated. Want friends? Be friendly.
Essentially, we have to begin somewhere.
So, let’s begin right here.
It’s a long daily journey to change, but, it begins with the reality that WE MUST make a move and begin somewhere. Day 1 of the Daily Selfie Series, OUTLOOK, is all about having a plan of action. Seeing some targets and making things happen is what growth hinges upon.
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1 year, 12 months, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. That’s what we will have been blessed to see at the end of the year. Time continues to move. What are we doing to make the best use of the time the Lord has given us? We said we would maximize our time this year; have we? We said we would go after the things we desire this year; have we? If not, why not? If not, it’s not too late. Time to get serious about change. Time for a reset.
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2 Samuel 12:22-24 – And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me. And David comforted Bath–sheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the Lord loved him.
Our disposition determines our direction; how that, the next move is generally a direct correlation to the way we respond to our current situation. At times, The Lord tests our resolve. How will we react to his decision? Will we still praise and worship Him even in disappointment? after we’ve prayed fervently, and the answer of the Lord is no, The resilience we show in the face of loss serves as proof of our continued Faith and dedication to The Lord. We must never forget that the Lord is ABLE to build wonderful things, even from those pieces we consider broken.
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Finished. The souvenir book is always the final piece of the CAMA planning process. It usually takes us the longest because we’re often waiting for people to send in ads.
Download – 2016 CAMA Souvenir Booklet
Also, Download Souvenir Booklets from previous years
Do the work. Have a vision, develop a game plan, learn the requisite skills, apply the knowledge you’ve gained, build the necessary connections with the people who can help you achieve your desired outcome, and commit yourself. And then, allow the Lord to do what the Lord does. Because, it’s not about us hustling our way to wealth, spending endless days and sleepless nights trying to achieve our vision of success. It’s not our might that is going to take us to the places we most want to be. It’s not that we are somehow going to will our way to business success, outsmarting those around us; rather, it’s the Lord that is going to allow us the benefit of physical prosperity. And yes, there are many who very boldly take the other path, who work to the point of illness to get what they desire; but, why?
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Take the time to reflect and assess where you are right now in relation to where you desire to be.
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Take a deeper dive by reading the five day devotional developed to coincide with the Workweek Planner.
EVERYONE has a vision. EVERYONE has goals. EVERYONE says “this is gonna be MY year.” EVERYONE likes motivational quotes. EVERYONE says they want something better. EVERYONE says the time is now. But, real life begins after the euphoria of the moment. You heard a great sermon, saw a great speech, or read an inspirational quote that spurred a thought. Now what? How do you translate your desire for change in the current moment into a real plan of action? Count the costs and the build some actionable steps.
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Consider this; until we know, we’ll simply wander, unable to find any real peace and stability. We must take the time to know truth. And, when we know, we’ll know. And, knowing will mean that doubt will no longer imprison us; nor will discontentment or sorrow, hurt, pain or tragedy. When we finally know truth, we can then be free from jealousy and envy, choosing instead to focus on the Goodness of The Lord and his mercy given freely to us. And, Because knowing truth increases our sense of self-worth and value, when we possess and have applied it to our lives, no one can then fool us into accepting less than what we deserve. take the time to know and be made free.
We’ll spend hours googling information until we feel comfortable with an answer; we’ll hire lawyers to ensure that the fine print doesn’t work against us; we’ll look under the hood and kick the tires; we’ll reach out to experts in an attempt to know more about a subject matter. It is intriguing the extreme amount of time and energy we’ll spend researching the things of this world that we deem important. But, what about our mind and soul? Understand, this is our life; we must take ownership of it. Therefore, it’s time to act accordingly. It’s time to require that the things we profess a belief in are proven. It’s time to hold tighter to the things we know are good in our life and not be easily swayed otherwise. It’s time to be more than hearers; it’s time to investigate. It’s time to wake up and take Care of the things concerning your soul. It’s time to STUDY.
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