Shine Your Light…Be a Positive Inspiration

November 30, 2017

I have written several articles about the light we have within us, and how God loves it when we act as a beacon to shine this light to those around us.

I was inspired again as I read the Bible verse that most prominently discusses this idea. Matthew 5:14-17. It says “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.  No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. 

Another version puts it like this… “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.” (The Passion Translation).

Do you want to be an inspiration to others? Keep in mind that the Spirit of God (this wonderful light) dwells within you. You can inspire others by simply removing any barriers to it and allowing it to shine. And the great thing about this, is that God is glorified as a result. In addition your own life will be blessed.

I challenge you today to let your light shine brightly, and see how many people you can “brighten their day”. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

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In 5 Years Movie

October 18, 2014

I received this wonderful inspiration today and wanted to share it with my readers…

 

Here is what I know to be true…brbrIf you are willing to start working on yourself, never give up on the pursuit of your dreams and make the most of the moments you’ve been given…You WILL accomplish extraordinary things in a very short amount of time.brbrAnd to prove it…I’d like you to watch today’s video and see how much you can get done when you put your mind to it.

via In 5 Years Movie.


Independence Day

July 4, 2014

Every 4th of July here in the United States we celebrate Independence Day. I admit that I am not the most patriotic person, but in the past few years I have really come to appreciate what the day stands for. It represents the time in our history where we moved away from the people and things that held us back from moving ahead in our God-given destiny.

I share a video here with you not because I feel like rocking out on this 4th of July, but it represents the exact description of what the day represents. As it applies to your country, I recommend you apply it to your life. Let it be a reminder to free yourself from the people, doubts, and bondages that are holding you back from moving ahead to your God-given destiny.

Let today be your Independence Day. As the song says…

Let the rockets blaze across the sky
Raise the flag of faith up high
Let the doubters call it what they may
It’s independence day

Enjoy the blessings 🙂


Inspiration For Those About to Give Up

June 18, 2014

It’s easy to get frustrated when we aren’t reaching our dreams, isn’t it? I’ve been there and I know how it feels. However, I’ve also learned that in many cases I was closer than I thought to reaching my goals.

I was reading a devotional from my church and found this inspirational poem. The author is unknown, but I still believe the poem is worth sharing to anyone who believes they are far from realizing their desires. Here it is:

When things go wrong, and they sometimes will, and the road you’re trudging seems all uphill

When funds are low and the debts are high and you want to smile but have to sigh

When things are pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t you quit!

Life is strange with its twists and turns, as everyone of us sometimes learns

And many failures turn about when he might have won if he stuck it out

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow; you might succeed with another blow

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man. Often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor’s cup.

And he learned too late, when the night slipped down, how close he was to the victor’s crown

Success is failure turned inside out-the silver tint of the clouds of doubt

You never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit

Remember…success may be closer than you think. Keep fighting just a little longer and you very well may reach the success you crave. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

 


Inspirational Message From a Kid

April 2, 2014

I always like receiving pep talks, don’t you? There are many inspirational adults who know just the right things to say to build me up, cheer me up, or simply kick me in the butt to get me moving.

I received one such message the other day. We showed it to the students in our school one morning. I believe they enjoyed it. I KNOW I did. The ironic part is that this message came from a kid!

Are you looking for some motivation and inspiration today? I share this short video with you. The main message is that you were made to dance and make a difference in this world, but it isn’t going to happen by just sitting there. it also says that everyone has something to give and make this world better.

This is true, isn’t it? Yet too many of us instead worry about our failures and how far we are from our goals. Yes, there are obstacles and the success you crave may seem like a long way off. However, if you have faith and stay with it you can make things happen. That’s what the most successful people do.

I encourage you to check out this video and wisdom from the kid. I know you will be inspired like my students, fellow teachers, and I have been. Enjoy 🙂


A Dose of Inspiration and Motivation

March 25, 2014

The other day, a friend from work sent a video to inspire the staff. I am always one that enjoys these positive boosts, being that I often like to be the one that provides these messages myself.

I watched the video she sent, and although it was well done, it really didn’t strike me, and I was disappointed that I didn’t receive the promised inspiration. However, there was a list of similar videos, and that’s where I hit the gold mine.

So now I play my part in forwarding the daily pick-me-up to you. You may recognize some of these movie scenes. Even if you don’t, I believe they will quickly be entrenched into your mind. I invite you to watch, enjoy, and be inspired. Have an excellent day!


Overcome the Darkness

February 27, 2014

Whatever you do, just don’t look back.
Oh somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don’t lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark

The above lyric is from a Josh Wilson song I heard the other day. I find it very inspirational that if we decide to do so, we can allow our light to overcome any darkness around us.

He further adds these inspirational lyrics…

don’t underestimate the God you follow.
He is the light that burns inside your soul,
So keep on shining ’til the whole world knows.

I work in a place with much negativity and darkness. It has been my desire in the 6 years I’ve been there to make a difference, but it’s very difficult to do. It’s empowering to know that all I have to do is put my switch in the “On” position and let God’s light shine. It is His light that shines through me that will ultimately remove the darkness.

The same is true for you today. Simply be aware that God’s light is there, put your switch on, and let His beautiful light shine through you to eliminate the darkness. There’s somebody who desperately needs that light you have. Enjoy the blessings 🙂