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The Antidote for Failure

The Antidote for Failure

Spiritual Warfare
The battle is for your mind and your mindset is the battle-plan.  Your mindset will do for you what caffeine cannot.  It is not that hot cup coffee that jump starts your day.  It is your mindset that determines your level of grit, motivation, and desire because mindset is attitude and it is your attitude that shapes how you will engage with each moment you live throughout the day. Mindsets are the root for building character and just as our bodies grow through maturity, the same holds true for character.  Let’s look at two opposing mindsets that I call “The Limitation Mindset” and “The Persevering Mindset”. The main question within both mindsets is, “How do you perceive challenges in your life as they come?”  For example; you have been challenged…
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Time to Wake Up

Time to Wake Up

Kingdom Living
Six chapters into Genesis (approx. 2304 BC) we read how man became so wicked, so despicable that every inclination and thought was evil and evil only.  It was so horrendous that God, Himself, decided to wipe the slate clean and start again.  Wiping man completely out of history was never the plan.  He chose to build on the success of man, the remnant that remained.  Out of the entire world’s population only one man found favor in the eyes of the Lord.  Only one man did right, no matter what, and his family benefited from his righteousness.  This one man was Noah.  Do you ever wonder how bad it must have been for God to enact His wrath on a global scale?  I do and this is how I know…
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Expose The Lies

Expose The Lies

Gaining Freedom
Have you heard of Nyctophobia, a severe fear of the dark?  A phobia that claims to be rooted in the brain’s disfigured perception of the unknown.  Treatment for such a condition includes counseling, deep breathing relaxation techniques, desensitization to the dark in small doses and medication for anxiety and depression. This phobia is researched and treated from a Reductionist Mindset that believes the brain is a hard-wired machine, unable to adapt and wears out with age.  This mindset is ultimately saying that you are at the mercy of your brain, an organ, without considering your experience.  Approaching mental struggles in this manner is dangerous because it is focused on a biological cause rather than the context of the individual’s experience. Is it really the darkness that we are afraid of…
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Slay the Beast of Anxiety

Slay the Beast of Anxiety

Gaining Freedom
When the night moves at a snail’s pace while your mind is running at quantum speed, counting sheep will not lull you to sleep.  Anxiety is a beast that sheep cannot keep up with.  Anxiety is rooted in fear.  Fear of the unknown and what is unknown is the future.  Fear that arises from headlines reporting on stories we have zero control or influence.  We don’t know what is going to happen in the next minute or the next day, week, month or year and we certainly cannot fix the problems of the world. What do we do when the beast of anxiety is unrelenting in its attack?  How are we to respond to the things that are in the future?  How are we to respond to the things we…
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You are the Right Person When…

You are the Right Person When…

Inspiration
During a mental break at work, I texted a friend to ask what time she had planned to be at an event we were both to attend that evening.  She responded with news that she had cut her finger really bad and it wouldn’t stop bleeding! As we continued to text back n’ forth – I complimented her on her “chicken-typing” skills, she tried to convince me it was no big deal.  Meanwhile I packed up my office for the day and was in my vehicle on my way to her house. It was 2:00 pm and I hadn’t had lunch, that I can tell you.  I can also report that I did not have enough water with me to drink.  I cannot tell you how many pieces of gum…
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