How to be a Shining Light

how to be a shining light

There are those people that seem to attract everything they want in life easily; power, wealth, success, love, and happiness all seem to be at their fingertips. Then there are those that acquire these things with great difficulty and some fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires, and goals. Why is this? It isn’t a physical trait else everyone with perfect bodies and fantastic physical health would be the most successful. The difference, therefore, must be in the mind – it must be mental. If you think about everything you have and haven’t done, everything you wished you could do but didn’t – it would likely boil down to the mental obstacles that you have placed in your path.

I know many of you are struggling right now with your thoughts and feelings. Rightly so; a divorce is a traumatic event, and it will go after your mental faculties, and if unchecked it will take you down to new depths. Depths that will prevent you from obtaining the things you desire and the life you deserve as a child of God.
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True Forgiveness

true forgiveness

When you think about forgiveness, it seems pretty simple of a concept to grasp. I often tell people that I have forgiven my ex for the divorce and other things, but then I catch myself wishing that God would punish her for what she did. Harsh isn’t it?

I have been divorced for over 2 years now and felt I was making pretty good progress on moving on. This morning I woke up thinking about my ex-wife and how I wish bad things would happen to her. I know exactly where these feelings are coming from because I miss my daughter. If you have gotten to know me at all, you know that the one thing I hate is not being able to see her every day.
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Forgiving God

forgiving god

When it comes to forgiveness, we typically think of God forgiving us not the other way around.  I’m not exactly sure how that works because how can you forgive when you haven’t been wronged?  I found myself blaming God for not saving my marriage.  I blamed God for me not being able to see my child each day, and I blamed God for allowing me to marry “that woman.”  God knew from the beginning how this was going to play out and He is all powerful so why didn’t He do something to stop it?
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