Posts Tagged ‘Progress’

Jamaica’s Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association, less than a day after his peers voted him the PFA young player of the year.

Sterling has scored 29 goals for Manchester City and England this season, including a hat-trick for England in the opening Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic, while also helping England’s squad reach this summer’s Nations League finals in Portugal.

The awards also reflect Raheem’s courage to challenge preconceptions and fight racism, which will leave a legacy not just for future generations in football but society as a whole. As a black immigrant in England, Raheem has been the subject of many racist and xenophobic attacks along with being exposed to many victims of such attacks.

He has faced these attacks and played Football with class, grace & bravery. The Jamaican footballer has become an inspiration while playing great football. The Jamaican who now lives in England plays for the English national team and Manchester City.

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Breaking Strong holds

Breaking the Shackles

So many people today are living below the level God intends because they have mental strongholds holding them back. A stronghold is simply a wrong thinking pattern. It’s an area in our mind that is not in agreement with God’s Word. A stronghold will hold you back and keep you from God’s best. That’s why the scripture tells us in Second Corinthians 10 verse 4 that we’ve got to pull down these strongholds.


Some people have a stronghold of inferiority or insecurity. They don’t really think they’re good enough. They don’t think they deserve God’s blessings. But the Bible says that, “We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.” Our worth is not based on what we do; our worth is based on what God has already done through His Son, Jesus. Because He loves you, God wants to pour out His goodness in your life. He wants to pour out His blessings, but you’re going to have to do your part and start living with confidence and holding your head up high knowing that you’re a child of the Most High God.


Some people have a stronghold that tells them, “You’re never going to be successful. You’ve just had too much come against you in life. You don’t really have the education you need. You’re not talented enough. You don’t come from the right family.” No, if you believe those lies, you will never reach your full potential. God’s Word says that you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength! It doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, you are well able to accomplish the dreams and desires He’s placed in your heart.


I’m challenging you today to change your thinking and break those strongholds by the power of Almighty God. Breaking strongholds is like reprogramming a computer. You have to rewrite the information in your mind. You have to start thinking like God thinks by meditating on His Word. Focus on the truth that God is a good God, and He has a great plan. As you renew your mind to the Word of God, you will break those strongholds and set yourself on a path of victory in every area of your life!

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

Courtesy of Bethel Baptist

Harvest

Today’s Scripture:

“Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness” (2 Corinthians 9:10, NIV).

Today’s Word:

God desires to bring you increase. He’s provided you with seed so that you can invest into the lives of others. There is tremendous potential in any seed. A single seed can produce harvest of 30, 60 or 100-fold return! But that seed has to be planted. You can have a package of seeds sitting in a drawer for years and nothing will happen. But when you plant that seed in the ground, water it and tend to the weeds, that seed will begin to grow. It won’t take long before the beautiful harvest is ready to be received.

Remember, you have seeds of greatness on the inside of you. God has placed within you everything you need to be successful. But, you have to step out and sow those seeds. You have to boldly declare your faith and put action behind it. Keep an attitude of expectancy and go out believing that great things are coming your way. Be obedient to His Word because those seeds you sow will produce an abundant harvest of blessing all the days of your life.

Prayer for Today:

Father God, thank You for entrusting me with seed to sow,  I want to be a wise steward of all Your resources. Give me wisdom and discernment to be obedient with my words and actions. Let everything I do bring honor to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.