Building a healthy relationship with yourself and with others

Every morning before I say my morning prayers. I have three things I say out loud. One of those things is, “Entrust Me with More.” Saying this is my way of saying, “Lord, I know if you bring MORE to me, You have already equipped me to receive it.” In my latest book, Live Now, Die Later, I emphasize the importance of living life now. So many people are breathing, but they are dead. “Death” is caused by fears, holding on to past mistakes,  living your life based on other people’s expectations, believing you are under a generational curse, etc.

Allow me to say this about generational curses. I know the Bible mentions “generational curses” in several places. God warns that He is “a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me”, but Ezekiel 18 assures us God doesn’t punish children for their parents’ sins. God clearly says, “I will judge you, each one according to his ways” When I think about Generational Curses, I think of something I read that said, “When a father has a sinful lifestyle, his children are likely to practice the same sinful lifestyle.” It’s the PRACTICE that represents the generational curse. Okay, now back to subject at hand 😊

Do you feel…no, do you BELIEVE God is leading you to something, but you have convinced yourself that you don’t have what it takes to succeed in what God is leading you to? Do you trust Him? Do you trust yourself? Have your fears become bigger than your faith?

As a GenXer, I am often amazed by the things I see Millennials doing. I sometimes ask the question, “What is it in them that makes them feel fearless, like they can accomplish anything?” Millennials are those born between 1981 and 1997. Forbes magazine stated, “Where baby boomers are loyal to their company and Generation X are more loyal to their careers, millennials’ loyalty lies with their community. They see work as a calling instead of a job, or even a career. Although subtle, this distinction does change the expectations they have of their jobs. Millennials show up looking to make an impact, be part of a team and do meaningful work — work that makes a difference in the world.” Yes, Forbes was referring to difference when it comes to work, but one thing stood out to me, Millennials’ loyalty lies with their community. They see work as a calling.

If you look up the definition for calling it says, “a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence.” A strong inner impulse toward a particular course…accompanied by conviction of divine influence.  Divine Influence.  Divine, by some definitions, mean, “of God”.

Your calling will always find you. It may whisper in your ear. It may send random strangers to plant a seed. It may be that thing you find yourself constantly gravitating to, but for whatever reason, you won’t follow it. But please keep this in mind, If God is directing you to it, He has already prepared you for it.

Link to hard copy of Live Now, Die Later

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