Meet Your Power Coach

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Searching for the perfect life coach or business mentor for 2018?  Ready to turn big dreams into reality?
Well, look no further.  Allow me to introduce your new power coach

…your Heavenly Father! 
You can experience the sweet success and undeniable results that come only from a proven leader.  He is a Creator, a Provider and a Finisher.  He is the ultimate game changer for your life!

The steps of a [good and righteous] man
are directed and established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way [and blesses his path].
– Psalm 37:23 (Amplified Bible)

Equip yourself with a power coach that can help you navigate through the well-meaning recommendations of friends, family and internet advisors.  He can steer you away from dead-end paths void of fulfillment as well as, paths that cannot accommodate all your inner talents and secret desires.  He can equip you with boldness over fear and confidence over uncertainty.   Anything is possible with Him!  He can open doors and create new partnerships that no one else can.  And unlike other coaches, He can provide refuge and restoration from unexpected catastrophes that derail even the best-laid plans.  Above all, God is not a procrastinator, money-waster or promise-breaker.

Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
– Psalm 37:4

Your Heavenly Father knows all about you, so experience more of Him in 2018.  Trust and allow Him to call the shots in every area of your life.  The best part is when God is directing you; He empowers you with wisdom, favor and supernatural abilities!  He will guide, inspire, and bless you beyond measure!

This year, get to know your power coach and elevate your life to a new level of delight!

Powerfully Discreet

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How can you be discreet in this age of social media? Almost every event and opinion is broadcast through cyberspace for public judgment.  Most would agree that the internet is a powerful tool to spread uplifting and informative content through tweets, blogs, posts and pins. But sometimes, this unregulated medium is devastating when discretion is forgotten.

Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
– Proverbs 2:11 (New International Version)

So, what does it mean to be discreet?
It does not mean to keep secrets or to behave in a sneaky or deceitful way.  For example, you should not refer to someone as “discreet” if they have an affair with someone’s spouse and do very well at keeping it quiet. That would be an inaccurate use of the word.

To be discreet has much more substance and responsibility…
–  to be wise in speech or written word
–  respectful of delicate matters
–  avoid causing offense by one’s actions or words
–  prudence with regards to one’s own conduct
–  to select the best means to accomplish a purpose

My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. – Proverbs 3:21-22

Discretion requires wisdom and wisdom is a prerequisite for power. I believe you can still be “real” or “transparent” with others you are connecting with while also being discreet. I admire the way Jesus spoke in parables to encourage and teach. His purpose was to love, not judge. He used discernment. Even during public correction, He was kind to protect the identities and feelings of others. Social media is the new public arena. You and I can follow His example. Our words can be intentional, impactful and discreet.

Power Gifts Freely Given

Power Gifts Freely GivenDo you enjoy getting good gifts? You know – the kind of gifts that make you feel special, loved and appreciated? I certainly do! You may not realize this, but God has good gifts waiting for you to receive and experience their joy each day!

Let’s take a look at just a few…

Peace
The perfect gift for any occasion.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27

Wisdom
The one-size-fits-all gift.

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries
shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. – Luke 21:15

Power
The must-have gift!

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you. – Luke 10:19

Jesus
The ultimate gift.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

Grace
The gift that keeps on giving.

I thank my God always on your behalf,
for the grace of God which is
given you by Jesus Christ
; – 1 Corinthians 1:4

Holy Spirit (Comforter)
The one-of-a-kind gift.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever; – John 14:16

Friend, God has many more gifts especially for you! Each is customized and tailor-made to perfectly fit your life. They are as unique as you are.  Seek God and you will discover all the powerful gifts freely given to you!

Power Over Your Enemy

Power Over The Enemy

What does your enemy look like?  An enemy, for this purpose, is defined as anything that harms you and opposes the righteousness of God.  Does your enemy disguise itself through an emotion, circumstance or habit?

Emotions are perfectly normal, but if they are not controlled they begin to rule over you and your decision making.  Unrestrained emotions of anger, bitterness, self-pity, greed and fear are very dangerous.  Unchecked, they become an enemy to your spiritual growth.

Circumstances of life can be overwhelming at times.  An unexpected tragedy, an illness, or an end of a serious relationship can attempt to separate you from the love of God.  If they isolate you, they steal your confidence and become an enemy to your faith.

Habits can be good for you.  However, those such as lying, gluttony, procrastination and addictions are detrimental.  Bad habits keep you in bondage and become an enemy to your anointing.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you. – Luke 10:19

Meditating on the word of God will combat the escalation of negative emotions.  Daily fellowship with Him can transform bad habits into good ones.  Using every circumstance of life to draw you closer to God provides wisdom for victory in that situation.  When you are with God, you have power over all the ways the enemy may show up in your life.  In addition, nothing will hurt you no matter how intimidating it may first appear.  

Rejoice, you have the power to dominate over any enemy!

If you want to learn more about your power over the enemy go to Week 4: You Are Anointed in the Power Over All book.

 

Power and Deception

The other evening, I got a call from a scam artist representing himself as someone working for Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.  According to him, I was a second place winner of approximately 19 million dollars and he needed to give me detailed instructions on how to claim my winnings.  Surprisingly, the man was very thorough in explaining the claim process and of course, the small fee I had to pay up front to receive my claim receipt.  He stated that I had to act immediately or I would forfeit my winnings.  Everything the man said seemed credible.  He was professional and polite.  He even provided a website, check number, package code and other details that could persuade anyone into thinking this was really true.  But when I questioned him about the upfront fee and requested another point of contact to verify that I was a winner, the once polite man turned ugly.

In a tone of disgust, the man scolded me stating that I needed to stop questioning a “blessing from God” and that “God works in mysterious ways.”  Wow.  Really?  At first, I was shocked that he tried to use the name of God to manipulate and defraud me.  On top of that, he acted as if I was unappreciative of what God was doing for me. 

Very calmly, I told the man that I would not be paying for a claim receipt and thanked him for the opportunity.  The man could not understand why I had an issue with this simple process and why I would deny a “blessing” of this magnitude.  Anyway, I hung up the phone.  About 15 minutes later, he called back to make sure I realized I was about to forfeit my winnings.  He even called again a third time, but my husband handled it.  I was then reminded of how wickedness works.

His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud:
under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
– Psalm 10:7

Beginning with Eve, Satan always twists God’s words and takes them out of context with the sole purpose to deceive.  He likes to create doubt in our minds by questioning and confusing the truth of God.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: – Genesis 3:4

You must be aware that wickedness has an agenda for your life:

  •         lure you into disobedience and foolishness
  •         create unnecessary hardships
  •         deceive you into hardening  your heart against God
  •          subdue God’s power within you

It is so important to seek the Word of God and understand it for yourself.  When you spend time with God, you become familiar with His ways and His power.  You will gain spiritual discernment to easily recognize a true blessing of God.  A personal relationship with Him is the best protection against all wickedness and deception.  Now is always a good time to start seeking Him!

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give unto you the spirit of wisdom
and revelation in the knowledge of him:
– Ephesians 1:17

Who is in need of Power?

Anyone who is doing something they cannot do in their own strength needs power to go beyond, to have victory or to make history.   For some, power is needed to move forward from loss, devastation or betrayal.  Others need power to achieve success for new responsibilities and greater opportunities.  People often search for power from many different sources hoping to create a life they always dreamed.    However, God is the ultimate source of power that already dwells inside of you.  The key is to seek Him so that you can tap into the wisdom, love and power of the Creator.  God’s power overcomes evil, torment, curses, lack, bondage, depression, fear and condemnation.  This year make God and His power a priority in your life.   There is only victory to gain!

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. – 1 John 4:4