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Shanay's Bio

SHANAY IS A FINE YOUNG LADY THAT HAS ALWAYS HAD A HEART TO BLESS OTHERS. AS A SMALL CHILD IF SHE EVER ACCIDENTLY HURT SOMEONE, SHE WOULD BE THE ONE TO CRY. SHE NEVER EVER WANTED TO BE THE CAUSE OF ANYBODY ELSES PAIN AND SHE IS STILL THAT WAY TODAY. Read More Here

UNIQUE GIRLZ (STORY)

Every young girl and women has a positive story about their life. That will help others just like you, to overcome life issues. Let’s help one another to learn that we can trust God with our life. Read More Here

Hit The Delete Button

The other day I was watching Joel Osteen on television and he was talking about deleting negative things people may say about us. A lot of times we accept negative criticism that people say to us like, “you are never going to amount to anything in life; you’re never going to be the person you think you are going to be when you grow up (doctor, lawyer, etc.)”. Read More Here

Dare To Be Different

I’m sure you’ve noticed how different human beings are! We’re all unique. Like the sun, the moon, and the stars mentioned in today’s scripture, God created each of us to be different from one another, and He did this on purpose. Each of us meets a need, and we are all part of God’s overall plan. Read More Here

God Made Us Unique Part 1

I prefer to use the word unique, because it stands out in my eyes. Can you even imagine if God made everybody the same? With the same favorite color, clothes styles, food etc. This world would be really boring. Read More Here

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Trust God to Do the Heavy Lifting, Learning to receive His supernatural favor - Part 2

By Joyce Meyer



Not In Your Own Strength - Now, if you work hard enough and long enough, you may get some people to like and accept you. But that acceptance must be maintained, and this is where people get into trouble. Saying and doing all that right things becomes form or bondage.

Let me give you an example. In the early 1980s, I was an associate pastor for a church job in ministry. And more than anything, I simply wanted to succeed.

Now, if you know anything about my personality, you know I can be extremely determined. And when I set my mind to something, I really go after it. As a result, I wore myself out becoming the "perfect employee." I made sure that I said and did all the right things. Because of my insecurities, I wanted to make sure there wasn't one thing the senior pastor could find wrong with me.

I'll never forget it. One day my pastor called me in his office. He look at me kind of funny for a while, then said, " Joyce, I just can't put my finger on it. You do everything perfectly, but there is something that's just not right."

He was a discerning man, and saw right through my attempt to gain his approval. I had indeed become the perfect associate pastor, but I did it all in my own strength... without the supernatural favor of God.

Do Your Best, Then Rest - Philippians 12:13 says, For it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

When we truly understand the favor of God, it takes away all of the pressure. Rather than trying to do everything for ourselves, we can simple do our best, then leave the result to Him!

This is why I pray daily for supernatural favor. God gives grace to the humble, and it is my one desire that His spiritual power will freely flow through my life and words and actions.

Remember, we cannot earn God's favor it is a free gift. And the way we accept it is simply by believing and receiving it from Him.

Since the day in my pastor's office, the Lord has helped me to realize the tremendous value of not trying to "earn" the praise or approval of others.

I've learned that doing His will, and doing it with His strength and favor, is what brings the most freedom to our lives...and the greatest glory to God