Prayer for Courage


The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 ERV

Father, I so long to be bold and courageous as You have called me. I understand that You have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind but I still often shutter at the thought of change and a lack of consistency
in my life. May I recount Your promises daily to help me walk out the path that You have shown me. Just as Abraham was considered a friend of God because He believed and trusted in You regardless to his situation, I want to also walk forward in the unknown
knowing that You will never leave me nor forsake me. Help me to recall that you hold me in the palm of Your hand and no enemy can snatch me out. Help me to remember that You are my hiding place, my secret shelter, I can run to Your arms of safety when I am
afraid. Help me to walk in the light that You have provided through Your love letter to me. Help me to recall that I can do all things through Christ who infuses me with inner strength. Today, I recommit my life into Your trust believing that You will perfect
all things that concern me. Today, I choose to walk boldly as You hold my hand through every trial, every temptation, every new path that I will face. Today, I choose to trust You Lord. In Jesus name Amen.

Grace and Peace, 


Your Breakthrough Coach ~Challenging your perspective on Life, Love, and Relationships 

(C) Mary Pinckney, July 2017


Courageous Living 


Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the
sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
– Hebrews 12:1

It takes courage to face the truth about yourself — your fears, doubts, and insecurities.

It takes courage to admit you are wrong when you have hurt someone.

It takes courage to stand up for righteousness in the midst of what is popular and accepted.

It takes courage not to defend yourself when you know you are innocent.

It takes courage to love those that despitefully use and abuse you.

It takes courage to forgive others so that you can be forgiven.

It takes courage to believe in a God you can’t see.

It takes courage to trust that God is in total control when everything around you is in total chaos.

When we walk by faith, we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. They walked the same walk before us.
Many of them did not get to see the promises of God fulfilled on this side of Heaven. They died still believing that what God promised would be theirs.

These men and women of God faced major challenges because of what they believed, but they still believed. Their
lives were shared with us in the scriptures to encourage and inspire us not to quit in tough times. Let us therefore strip off every weight and every sin that so easily distracts us. Let us lay down our will and become heroes of faith for those that will follow

Father, we desire to do your will in the midst of tough situations that we face daily. We want so much to
live a life that is pleasing to you. We desire to follow the example of so many others that have gone before us. Their faith walk showed us how courageous they were as they stood for what they believed. May we walk in that same courage as we continue in our
journey before you. In Jesus name, Amen.


Is there a specific fear or doubt that has been grabbing hold of you recently? Bring it to Jesus and pray for
His courage to fill your heart today.

Grace and Peace,


Breakthrough Coach 

Challenging your perspective on Live, Love, and Relationships 

(C) Mary Pinckney,  January 2017

Pep Talk


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

You Want To Quit? Go Ahead!


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Quit giving up on yourself before you get started. You are already victorious!

Quit counting yourself out. You are stronger than you think!

Quit selling yourself short. You are more than a conqueror!

Quit trying to take shortcuts. You are so worth the effort!

Quit feeling sorry for yourself.  You have what it takes! It takes you believing in yourself.

At any time now, you can throw in the towel. However, my encouragement to you today is this; give yourself a chance to get it right.

Lord, today I recognize my own ability to sabotage the work that you have begun in me. Grant me the grace to continue holding on, even when times get tough. Grant me the wisdom to know what to do at those very moments of insecurity. Grant me focus I need to help me stay on task. Most of all, grant me the love and the support I need to stay encouraged along the way. In Jesus name, Amen

Grace and Peace to you,


© Mary Pinckney, May 2015

His Grace Is Enough


“..And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9  (NASB) 

His Grace

I know it’s easier said than done, but when pressure mounts, don’t resort back to the old way of thinking. Neither return to what you used to do.  It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.

Remember in order to see changes you must persevere even when it hurts! Change within comes  when you keep fighting.

His grace is sufficient for you.

Lord, allow us to see the obstacles that come our way as stepping stones, to victory rather than another hindrance to us moving forward.

Grace and Peace,


© Mary Pinckney, May 2015

Start Now!


Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty. Proverbs 28:19 TLB

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It takes discipline and focus to move from where you are to where you need to go. Let go of the false ideologies that you will get there some day and begin actively applying what you know!

Father, grant us the grace to do now what you have already graced us to do with courage and boldness. Thank you for infusing us with inner strength to accomplish each and every task. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Success to you,


© Mary Pinckney, April 2015

Never let FEAR stop you!


For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)


What are you facing today that has you considering throwing in the towel?  Do you not realize the potential that lies on the inside of you! You are destined to defeat what has tried time and time again to defeat you. Fear’s presence should serve as a reminder that your fight is worth winning. Everything in life will never be an easy “win.”

Gird up the loins of your mind. Put your faith into action and fight the good fight of faith. God did not raise you to be a quitter. Remind yourself that you have what it takes to do this. You are well able to complete the task before you. Remember you can do all things through Christ that infuses you with inner strength.

Father, I pray that we will put on the full armor of God today in order to defeat every enemy that rises up against us and in us. Thank you that you have already given us the victory over fear. You have given us power, love, and a sound mind. May we put into action the tools that are readily available unto us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Success to you,

Mary Pinckney

© Mary Pinckney, April 2015

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