With greatness comes humility. With a message comes a voice. What is your greatness and message today?
09/20/2016 04:11 pm ET
Psalm 138:3 You answered me when I called to you; with your strength you strengthened me. Gaining Strength!
How often do I know to turn to my Friend, my Lord? Our lives can be difficult, busy, and hectic. In our human nature, we can easily become swayed by our challenges rather than remembering to look unto Him for encouragement, strength, wisdom, acceptance, and love. It is in Him, through Him, and by Him that we are restored to who we were originally meant to be in order to live in abundance. Only from Him can we be strengthened; by His Goodness, we are healed. For more information on how to live in abundance, visit www.findinggodspeace.com and look at life with a fresh set of eyes.
Gina Sannasardo CPC ELI-MP, M.ED, ContributorChristian Life Coach for Peace, Joy, and You
Three Simple Tips to Prevent Business Burnout!
What are 3 simple things you can do to avoid business burnout?
1-Make a List. List out all the things that need to get done for your business in a day, a week, a month, 6 months, and a year.
This not only puts these tasks, or goals, on paper, but now they can become actions. In writing them down, you have de-cluttered your mind and released any anxiety surrounding them. Once your list is complete, you can focus on step...
2-Prioritize. With visually being able to see everything in front of you, you can now begin the process of distinguishing what NEEDS to get vs. what you "THINK" should get done right away. You might want to start backwards from the long term goals to short term so that it is clear on what action to take right now in order to make the long term goals take place.
Additionally, you will want to put an *asterisk next to (or highlight) the main tasks that truly demand your immediate attention in the short term list. Once this is done, you will visibly see results take place because you have taken bite size pieces to act upon and achieve rather than becoming overwhelmed with trying to do it all, or doing just a little bit of everything and not getting anything accomplished. Often a digital calendar or app can be a fantastic method to organizing your list of tasks so that you can edit them on the go if need be. Finally...
3-Take a break! You won't do anyone any good if you are so super stressed and tense. Relax, be compassionate to yourself, take a breath, and know that you will get all the tasks done that need to get done! Have faith in yourself! Think about what works best for you to relax: meditate, take deep breaths, exercise, go for a nature walk, go to your favorite place, read a magazine, or have fun with a favorite activity! Just give yourself some time to decompress or you will have business burn out!
May Peace and Joy be Yours!
Gina Sannasardo CPC ELI-MP, M.ED, Contributor
Christian Life Coach for Peace, Joy, and YouHow does the Spirit move in your life?
09/20/2016 03:57 pm ET Updated Sep 20, 201
Has any event ever happened in your life where it seemed more than a mere coincidence? Well chances are it wasn’t a coincidence at all, rather the Spirit moving and taking action in your life. When God wants you to fulfill your great mission and plan He designed for you, you will sincerely feel His presence and prompting to move in a certain direction. He created you for greatness so believe that plan for you has purpose and meaning. Once you start to notice His movement, you will really start to notice how much He participates in and through your life. You will start to seek and thirst for His grace and guidance in everything...sounds easy right? No. It takes time and strength, but all you need to do is start to have a little faith and believe the Spirit is always moving!
It's that time of year again...are we preparing for festivities, parties, gift-buying, wrapping, and giving, sending out cards, going to parties, or preparing for our Savior to reside in our hearts? How do you best spend this time? What feels the best for you? It is often said it is a time to "WAKE-UP!" and get ready, feel alive, and put into action the feeling of peace, joy, love, and giving! How can we do less, to feel more? Does this make sense? Do less to feel more? When we are so busy and consumed with all the holday happenings, we tend to feel stressed, tired, crabby, and maybe even numb. Doing less and saying no to all the hustle and bustle can actually allow us to feel more, or at least feel what we want to feel-joyful, charitable, kinder, and calmer. How do you choose to feel this holiday season?
The Season of Fall...
Many people view fall as a time to shed what is old before it dies. This can be true, but instead of looking at it as a time of death, how would it be it we looked at it as a time of renewal? When you think of the beauty of renewal, like to beauty in the colorful foliage, one can see the whole process of letting go and being renewed as a beautiful process as well. It takes time, just like being patient for all the leaves to fall. Often there are one or two leaves hanging on 'til the bitter end of the season. This can be compared to us having a difficult time letting go of unsupportive habits, or being challenged in making an uncomfortable decision and deciding to take action. Although, the tree looks bare once all the leaves have fallen, we too might feel vulnerable, abandoned, or alone once we have decided to do something that perhaps others don't agree with. What is amazing with this process is that after this period of regret, or desolation, is the birth of a new you ready to bud and grow in a way that seemed almost impossible. Just remember the beauty of the spring flowers that bring about hope for many. Be patient with yourself, believe that after this difficulty, the you that you want to be is in bloom sooner than you think! Are you ready to shed what is holding you back?
"God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do."
What does this mean for us? God, our ultimate designer had an extraordinary purpose for creating us. He planned a mission so unique, that no one else can take ownership of it. Who are we to judge our own selves? God intended us and only us to serve Him in the way He prepared the world to receive us. He already knows the path we are to follow so that we can grow, thrive, find peace and abundance. God has given us His son Jesus to save us for when we stray from our path. God has laid the foundation of our life before us and reassures us that He is ever present in a world where only few promises are kept. He knows where and how we will falter, but we need to remember that through His light, goodness, and mercy, His love will forward us back to the direction of where we need to be in order to live good lives not only for ourselves, but others as well. Can you imagine a world where we all live up to our potential, are happy and living in abundance, where the seeds of peace can grow and spread, and where joy and compassion meet when someone is in despair? What you feel when you think about this? How can you play a role in the quest that each of us has been given to live out? You can do this, for it His dream for you has been breathed in your life at creation!
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