Don’t Throw It All Away

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So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. Hebrews 10:35-36 (NLT)

God is not slack concerning His promises to you. He has not forgotten about you. The very same words I have used to encourage myself time and time again, I use today to encourage you. It is not easy trusting a God that you don’t see. It is not always easy trusting that He is concerned about what concerns you. But the truth of the matter is we serve a God that will never renege on His promises.

Paul tells us in our scripture reference not to throw away our confident trust in the Lord. Confident trust is the belief that something will happen based on God’s character. Again, He does not falter on His promises. Our reliance then should be on His ability to bring what He promises to pass.

So right now, in this very moment, as hard as it seems to keep believing, I urge you not to throw away your fearless confidence. For, you have need of patient endurance. It is this endurance that helps us to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising. It is this endurance that prompts us not to give up when we are weary. We will reap the harvest that has been promised to us if we just hang on in there. I challenge you today to stick it out, stick with God’s plan. Stay consistent, keep trusting, keep believing, keep fighting, until you see the promised completion.

Lord, I have failed you time and time again in this area. Help me today to continue along the path that You have laid out for me. Help me to stay true to my assignment even when my feelings get the best of me. Help me to keep the right heart attitude as I wait on You to bring me to my expected end. Most of all, help me to continue trusting Your heart towards me. In Jesus name Amen.

Go Deeper: When you find yourself struggling in your faith, make it a daily habit to find a brother or sister that needs to be strengthen and begin to pray with and for them. As you encourage them, watch God begin to pour back into your life.

Grace and Peace,

Mary

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© Mary Pinckney, May, 2017

Pep Talk

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Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11 AMPC

image1 What happed to your confidence? You were once so sure of yourself. You used to give your all to anything you put your hands to. What stopped you? When did you embrace intimidation?

You have never been one to let go of a challenge. Why now do you just lay it all down? Why now do you give into fear? Why do you hang your head low?

Come on. You can do it! That battle that you are facing has already been won. That enemy that seems to defeat you every time is not as strong as you are. YOU got this!

Come on. Give it one more try. Give it your all. There is a fighter on the inside of you. There is still a fire in the basement; don’t quit now. Refuse to settle for less than your best. God has already given you everything you need that pertains to life and Godliness.  All you have to do now is pull yourself up by the bootstraps, hold your head up high, and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

YOU ARE NOT A QUITTER. Winning is in your DNA. Before you were born you were destined for greatness. Don’t stop now. I need you. We all need you to be who God has called you to be. That’s it, get up and take your rightful place.

God has already redeemed the time for you. He is right there with you, cheering you on. Can’t you hear Him now; You can do it My child.  I believe in you. I just need you to believe in yourself. You are already victorious through My righteous right hand. I destined you to win.

Every battle won’t be easy, but the struggles you face will be worth it. They are present to strengthen your resolve; to teach and train your hands to war. There is a fighter in you. Fight until you see victory. Fight on, knowing you are never alone.

I’m here. I’m right here my child. Get up and take your rightful place. Your end is not yet. There is so much more I have in store for you. Don’t settle, you can win this race. You can fight on in faith. I believe in you. Just take My hand and trust My plan. Get up now My child, get up and take your rightful place.

 Lord, I come to you on behalf of my brothers and sisters that have been contemplating giving up. I ask that you will infuse them with inner strength. Grant them the grace needed to keep going. I ask that you minister hope and peace to their mind at this very moment. Move them from the place of fear to hope and confident trust in You. Show yourself strong on their behalf, I pray. In Jesus name Amen

Grace and peace be unto you,

 

© Mary Pinckney

I’m Cheering For You..

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1 Corinthians 15:57 (AMPC)  But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Often times we let ourselves down when we fail to live up to our full potential. We push everyone else but we often settle for less than our very best when it comes to ourselves. Believing in yourself begins with liking yourself. If you don’t like yourself you will never respect yourself.

Do yourself a favor today and dig a little deeper, run a little while longer. You have what it takes to make it happen. When you do, you will find yourself feeling more confident and stronger.  You will be able to run through troops and leap over walls.

I stand as a cheerleader for each of you, even as I cheer for myself! Never stop believing in yourself. You have so much to offer. If you have stumbled along the way, go ahead and pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again. There is GREATNESS IN YOU!

Grace and Peace,

Mary

You Are Enough…

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You are enough. You are good enough.

You are valuable. You have what it takes to succeed.

God values you. He made you unique, special, one of a kind.

There is no other that can offer what you have.

You have purpose. You are filled with potential.

You are a child of the most High God.

Your worth and value lies in your Creator, not in your size.

It’s not in your finances. It is not in your relationships. It is not in your looks.

Your confidence comes from knowing who you are in Him and who He has created you to be.

You are enough. Nothing anyone else can say or do, changes that.

God has established it in His eternal purpose for you.

What He placed in you is needed by others here in the earth.

Take heart today knowing He has fashioned you for such a time as this.

Everything God does exhibits greatness. That includes you.

 

Grace and Peace,

Mary

© Mary Pinckney, February 2016

You Can Do It

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And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10  (AMP)

Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t you dare throw in the towel when you are challenged and feeling insecure. You are well ABLE to accomplish what you set out to do today! Be firm and dig deeper. There is a gold mine on the inside of you. If you never value who you are and what you have, no one else will.

Keep pushing yourself to be your best. God has already deposited in you everything you need  and the ability to do it with a good attitude. Keep it moving! You will get there if you do not faint.

Jesus, let your strength be our strength when live becomes overwhelming. We need the courage, boldness, the stability You possess to keep moving forward. Thank you for loving us with an everlasting love. Thank you for seeing the best in us when we fail to see our own potential. It is only by Your grace that we can continue moving forward. Refresh us now, refill us now. In Jesus name, Amen.

Grace and Peace,

Mary

 

No More Baggage

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Take control of your life today! Refuse to allow bad decisions to dictate your actions any longer. Every day you are awarded new mercies, new opportunities, and a clean slate. Go ahead, pick yourself up and keep moving forward.

No more living by feelings and emotions, they are not reliable. Live by what you know is true, the Word of God. His promises are real. Make an exchange with God this year and be empowered through your union with Him. If you don’t know Him as Lord and Savior, today is a great day to begin.

Father, as we come to you today to lay down the baggage of fear, doubt, insecurity, shame, etc. we make an exchange with you for the oil of gladness, confidence, boldness, and peace. We thank you for sending your Son Jesus to die on the cross that we may walk in freedom. Today, we say no to every attempt to sway us from your best for our lives. We say no to fear and anxiety playing on our emotions. Today, we choose to walk in stability.

Grace and Peace,

Mary

 

© Mary Pinckney 2015

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Write The Vision

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Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law. Proverbs 29:18 (NASB)

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Vision is defined as something seen or otherwise perceived. It is the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be; a prophetic vision. Vision is the missing ingredient from many of our lives today. Many of us are living life carelessly, without aim or proper guidance.  We cast off all restraints and run wild because we have no vision for our future.

This state of mind is an enemy to a life of discipline. When we have no clue about what is before us, we are prone to falter along the way.  Vision helps to create a proper playing field for us along the course of our journey.  It helps to set up restraints to keep us in bound when it comes to reaching our goals. A person with vision has an understanding that everything is not profitable when it comes to staying on task. There are no cutting corners involved; only following the blue print that is outlined will get you to your desired end.

God instructed Habakkuk to write the vision and make it plain. So others may see it and run with it. (Habakkuk 2:2). Have you taken the time to pursue God about the vision for your life? Remember, He has every day of our lives recorded in His book. He knows the thoughts and the plans that He has for us. Those thoughts are to give us a future and a hope. He already established our expected end, before we were even a thought.

Run to Him today and seek out His plans for your life. Now is not the time to make haphazard decisions about your future. Be a visionary. Begin to focus on the vision God has already created for your life. It is then that you will be able to gather the proper instructions, the guidance and the grace to move forward and accomplish your goals.

Father, you created each of us with a built in purpose and design. Forgive us for not coming to you daily to seek out the blueprint for our lives. Today, we ask that you impart within us all the vision that you have for our lives. Allow us a glimpse of your intended purpose for our lives. As you do, I pray that we will begin to run with the vision You have provided and forsake what we have created for ourselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Shalom,

Mary

© Mary Pinckney, 2015

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