From the heart of Pastor Shockley to all my friends, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, encouraging words to End the year 2012
This has been a very great year with many challenges many hurts but much laughter and much joy knowing that God is on our side I thank God for the many friends I’ve had a chance to Met throughout this year the bloggers and blog site They have really encourage me some have been very interesting some have been controversial and some have even made me laugh With much success and failures throughout the year I have learned a great deal about people including myself Storms will come storms will go.
“You do not have to become sucked into the storm. Even if your whole nation is in a crisis and there is nothing you can do about your circumstances, you have one thing left: the power of your response. You can choose to view the situation from God’s perspective. You can hang on to “Him, knowing that He will help you figure out what to do.
You are always in control of one thing: your mind. You are always in control of your perception of what is happening. While you cannot control a hurricane or tornado or the crisis that is swirling around you, you can control how you think about it.
Your perception is all-important. Whatever you perceive a thing to be determines how you react to it. You have heard the statement many times, “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” It is all a matter of perception.
We live more out of what we think about our circumstances than we do out of the circumstances themselves. It’s not what happens to you that matters; it’s what you do about what happens that matters. And what you do about it depends on what you think about it.
In other words, your response is more “important than your experience. That is why it is so important to make sure that your response as an individual is formed by a Kingdom mindset. If enough individuals have a Kingdom mindset, the larger community, even the nation, can be affected.
You already know the situation. The storm has arrived, and it is doing damage as you watch. Doing nothing is not an option. You cannot just sit down and wait for this crisis to pass. If you have just lost your job, you need to find another source of income. Even if the whole nation is in the throes of an economic depression, you need to find a way to feed your family.
Don’t wait for a handout. Don’t wait for somebody to bring you the solution. Don’t sit in your house praying, expecting God to drop a care package through the roof. You had better get out there and start doing something. If you are a part of the Kingdom of God, you have got to be proactive. Stop being a consumer…start being a presumer. Stop being a victim, and start being “the one who creates the victories.
Doing nothing is not an option. Therefore, you have got to respond, and you have got to do it effectively.” Have a great and safe new year
vision, purpose, destiny,