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A PRAYER FOR THE WORKPLACE!

Posted: May 30, 2013 in Love

A PRAYER FOR THE WORKPLACE!.

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I received unfavorable news yesterday afternoon that got me really down. For a long time now, I am standing in God’s promise that I am hoping to come to pass. God knows I have been waiting for this promise to materialize.

I asked God for encouragement and a sign that God will confirm this promise to me. Low and behold, this morning I came across with this sermon from Pastor Joel Osteen. This does not only encourage me but gave me a sign as well.

Now I am fully convinced that God’s promise is indeed going to happen in my life.

  1. If you are willing to change your thinking, you can change your life.
  2. The best thing that you can do for yourself is to love yourself. Learn to really love yourself.
  3. If you change yourself with love, all the change that follows are all positive.
  4. Do not betray yourself by not fulfilling the thing you said you will do. Always say “could” rather than “should. So if for any reason you haven’t done what you said, at least you didn’t say should.
  5. Listen to how people say through inflection. Inflection is a great tool for you to hear what people are really trying to say not by merely listening to the words they utter.
  6. Start becoming aware of what you are doing. Make every effort a conscious decision.
  7. Speak to yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, “(your name) I love you so much. I really, really do.
  8. Before you open your eyes in the morning, start by becoming grateful like, “Thank you bedroom that was a very wonderful sleep”. And before you look around, always start your day by thinking happy and positive thoughts so when you step your feet on the floor, you will not feel dragged but excited about life.
  9. Love life and believe that life loves you as well.
  10. What we give out, we get back.

 

Often we start our day with the thought of being busy. And because that is how we chose to think, we find ourselves running all over the house, always in hurry.

We hardly notice this pattern we go through each day yet we wonder why we easily get irritated or stressed-out after a whole day work. The very thing that should give you joy like your work, family or yourself now becomes a burden for no apparent reason.

What I would suggest to you is to always catch yourself thinking positive thoughts right even before you open your eyes. Always be grateful for the whole night sleep you got.

Of course, we may experience some problems before we go to bed that night but that doesn’t mean we give it power to welcome us in the morning. Think of happy thoughts, feel yourself smiling to the thoughts of it, accept that today will be a different day full of wonderful surprises and celebrate the goodness life will bring you today.

Love life and affirm that life love you as well.

He will do this. (Psalm 37:5)

I once believe that after I prayed, it was my responsibility to do everything in my power to bring about the answer. Yet God taught me a better way and showed me that self-effort always hinders His work. He also revealed that when I prayed and had confident trust in Him for something, He simply wanted me to wait in attitude of praise and do only what He told me – sitting still, doing nothing except trusting in the Lord, causes a feeling of uncertainty, and there is often tremendous temptation to take the battle into our own hands.

We all know how difficult it is to rescue a drowning person and who tries to help his rescuer, and it is simply difficult for the Lord to fight our battles when we insist upon trying to fight them ourselves. It is not that God will not but that He cannot, for our interference hinders his work.

Spiritual forces cannot work while we are trusting earthly forces.

Often we fail to give God opportunity to work, not realizing that it takes time for Him to answer. It takes time for God to color a rose or to grow a great oak tree. And it takes time for Him to make bread from the wheat fields. He takes the soil, then grinds and softens it. He enriches it and wets it with rain showers and with dew. Then He brings the warmth of life to the small blade of grass, later grows the stalk and the amber grain, and finally provides bread for the hungry.

All this takes time. Therefore we sow the seed, till the ground, and then wait and trust until God’s purpose has been fulfilled. We understand this principle when it comes to planting field, and we need to learn the same lesson regarding our payer life. It takes time for God to answer prayer.

God is love. God will do it. He hears your prayer the first time you said it. He is working for it. The answer is on its way. Receive it. Hold on to your faith.