REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
RUNNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION
Before you take a step of faith, you
need to have a talk with God. You need a reality check to make
sure you are heading in the right direction. Every step you take
in the wrong direction takes you further from your dreams and further
from the plan that God has for your life. No matter how fast you
run, if itís in the wrong direction, you will never reach your dreams.
When God is your navigator, all of your steps are in the right
direction. The fastest way to your dreams is to have God show
you the way.
FAITH EMPOWERS YOU TO LIVE YOUR
Faith is acting as if your dreams are
possible before they actually happen. Faith is for everyone who wants
to live their dreams.
Dreams arenít an accident. God gave
them to you for a purpose. They are Godís way of pointing out that
you have the possibility of achieving excellence. You can dream great
dreams and make them come true using the power of faith.
FAITH DOESNíT HAVE A SIZE
Jesusí disciples once asked him to
increase their faith. They felt that their faith was not up to the
task. You may feel the same way. Your faith seems too small to have
an impact on the monumental challenges that litter the landscape of
your life. You wish you had a large amount of faith so you could make
big things happen. You act as if faith is a commodity, and if you
somehow had more, you could turn your life around. Although it may
seem that bigger is better, you donít need to worry about the size of
Faith isnít about size. Jesus said
if you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could move
mountains. Jesus was saying that faith doesnít come in small, medium,
or large sizes. Faith is either present or absent. If itís absent,
your life is full of limitations, and you are stuck in Nowhere Land.
If itís present, you can move mountains.
You never need to worry if you have
enough faith to reach your dreams. Any faith is enough to start
moving in a positive direction. You will always have sufficient faith
to be the best you can be and do the best you can do.
Jesus said faith makes it possible to
move mountains. Moving mountains is exciting stuff. The problem is
there are so many mountains that seem to be staying right where they
If it was up to us, moving mountains
would be ninety-nine percent faith and one percent hard work. When we
encountered a mountain, we would have a chat with God about how the
mountain needed to be moved, and if He gave us the go ahead, we would
exercise our faith, and the mountain would disappear into the sea. In
a few effortless minutes, another mountain would bite the dust. We
could move our mountains without lifting a finger. Unfortunately,
thatís not how faith works.
In the real world, moving mountains
is ten percent faith and ninety percent hard work. Faith tells you
itís possible, and hard work makes it happen. When Jesus said your
faith could move mountains, he didnít say how long it would take or
how many people would help you. It may take years to move your
mountains. Nevertheless, the mountains will move if you get out your
shovel and start working.
Mountains donít move in an instant;
they move one shovel full at a time. When you ask God to move your
mountain, God hands you a shovel and tells you to start digging. When
you lift your first shovel of dirt, you instantly become a mover of
FAITH ENABLES YOU TO TAKE THE NEXT
There are no glasses that allow you
to look into the future. In fact, you donít even know what will
When your heart is full of faith, you
realize it isnít necessary to know what will happen in the future.
You only need to see where to take the next step. If you are faithful
in taking the next step, one day your dreams will come true. You can
go anywhere you want when you are willing to take the next step.
Dreams donít happen in big steps.
They are the result of lots of little steps that all add up. When you
learn to walk, you have to take a large number of baby steps. Twenty
years later, you are ready for the Olympics. That is the way things
happen with faith. You start out with baby steps, and eventually take
Olympic size steps. The important thing is to take the first step of
faith, and then the next, and the next, and the next.
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THE POSITIVE WEB RING
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sites. Each site lifts you up, pushes your mind in a positive
direction, and makes it easier to live your dreams. The
Positive Web Ring has something positive for everyone. There's
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The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into
your mind, and the Positive Web Ring fills your mind with good things.
Give your mind a push in a positive direction today. Cruise your way
to a positive life. If you really want to be positive, nobody
can stop you.
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