Wednesday, September 28, 2011


If only I knew then what I know now. If only I had done this instead of that. There are many things we would do differently if we could. What is done is done. We cannot go back and get a do over. What we can do is learn from our mistakes and/or take what we know now and do better. We must learn to live life without regrets.

Living a life with regrets keeps you chained to your past. When you dwell on regrets, you build up emotions within yourself that prevent you from progressing. You fear your future because you think you might make the wrong choice or decision. If you do not take control of these negative thoughts, they could become strongholds in your life.

Maybe you are thinking there is no way to stop living a life of regrets, but there is a way to prevent negative thinking. You must take your feelings and negative thoughts to the Lord. Tell Him what is on your mind. Speak from the heart. You need to renew your mind. Renew your mind by reading the Word of God. Replace wrong thoughts with right thoughts.

Once your mind is renewed with the Word of God, you will begin to control your thoughts. You will begin to speak according to His Word and combat any negative thoughts that come to your mind. You will think how God wants you to think and speak how He wants you to speak. It is time to live your life without regrets and stop living in the past.

"Brethren, I count myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before." Philippians 3:13 KJV

Be blessed.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Many times we go before the Lord in prayer with requests for ourselves and for others. This is good. The Lord wants us to request of Him and definitely pray for others, but how often do we ask Him what does He want from us? Thinking back, when is the last time you asked, "Lord, what do you want me to do today?"

As you pray this morning, do not forget to ask the Lord what plans does He have for you today. Ask Him who does He want you to reach out to or go visit. Ask Him to order your steps and direct your path today. Trust Him as He directs your steps. You will be blessed for your obedience and blessed to be a blessing.

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6 KJV

Have a great day.

Be blessed.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Planning is an essential part of life. You hope to get the results you desire when you  follow a plan. But what happens when you have your life planned out, but it does not go as planned? You can make plans, but you are not always in control of the outcome. You can try to control the outcome as much as possible, but other things can happen to dictate what happens in your life.

When life turns out unexpectedly, it often leads to disappointment. You might believe God somehow disappointed you or that you have disappointed others. You might even feel as though you have disappointed yourself. Do away with feeling disappointed. You should trust God with your life and where He is taking you. You will not always understand or know the reasons why your plans do not come together as you think they should, but when you trust in God and flow with Him, you will realize His plan for you is far greater than all the plans you have made for yourself. Thank Him.

Be blessed.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Throughout the day you will see many smiles. You might not ever think beyond the smile you see, but the truth is, there is a story behind every smile. 

The story behind a smile is a young man who just lost his wife to a terminal illness, but she was saved and he recognizes she is out of pain and in a far better place. He smiles because his trust is in Jesus.

The story behind a smile is a woman who did not settle when it came to a lifetime companion. She waited on God's best for her and now she is happily married to a man who loves God first, and knows how to love her.

The story behind a smile is a family who faces financial struggles each day. The money seems to run out before all the bills are paid, but they are faithful tithers, and they know the Lord will take care of all their needs and a financial breakthrough is on the way.

The story behind a smile is a woman who is in pain. The smile masks the pain, but one would never know because she wears her smile daily. She is not defeated by her circumstances.

The story behind a smile is a man who is plotting evil in his heart. He is happy about the outcome of his wicked scheme.

So, the next time you walk by others and they smile and you smile back, you are exchanging stories because there is a story behind every smile. 

Be blessed.