Prosperity Minded – 6 Conflicting Thoughts Battle For Your Success and Failure

Prosperity Minded – 6 Conflicting Thoughts Battle For Your Success and Failure

Prosperity Minded Leads to a Life of Success!

Prosperity Minded Leads to SuccessProsperity minded leads to success.

Successful people train their minds to

think success and see themselves

attaining their goals.

They understand the power of their thoughts,

attitudes, and beliefs and use them as tools to become successful.

So, become prosperity minded and become successful. Sounds easy, right? Wrong!

The problem? Success doesn’t come easy because thoughts and attitudes of failure bombard us daily. Take a look at these six conflicting thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs that battle daily for our success and failure.

6 Conflicting Thoughts That Battle For Your Success and Failure:


1. Confidence

Success says, “You are confident and you can do whatever it takes to succeed and prosper.”

Confident people see themselves as being able to overcome any challenges on the road to success. Their confident attitude empowers them to move forward with a vision of success and the ability to rise up and take on any task at hand.

“For the LORD shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being snared.”
— Proverbs 3:26

2. Worthlessness

On the other hand, failure says, “You are worthless, you don’t have what it takes to succeed, and nobody else believes in you either.”

Those who lack confidence and struggle with feelings of worthlessness, are filled with thoughts of assumed failure. They are sure no one else believes in them and they in turn take on the same belief and lack the confidence needed to stay motivated toward success.


3. Determination

Determination says, “You are committed to the end, no giving up.”

Determined people are prosperity minded and the motivation to succeed seems to emerge naturally from the depths of their heart and soul. Tell the determined person they can’t, and it only fuels their determination to show you they can.

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
— 1 Corinthians 15:57

4. Defeat

Now, on the other hand, defeat says, “You are sure to fail and make a fool of yourself, like you always do, why even bother trying.”

People that live with a spirit of defeat seldom accomplish anything meaningful because they avoid all situations that might result in failure. Thoughts of failure overtake their mind so much so that they rarely make goals toward success, let alone take steps to achieve them. They constantly create excuses why they should not even try.


5. Faith

Faith says, “You trust in God and His great power to guide your daily choices toward success. Your future is bright.”

People with strong faith believe they can achieve their goals, and they aren’t afraid to take risks because they trust in God to direct them and help them on their road to success and prosperity. Wrong turns and set backs on the way, do not shake them up, because they have faith that God will work things out and that He is ultimately in control.

“Jesus said unto him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.’”
— Mark 9:23

6. Fear

Fear says, “You always have bad luck, you have no control, and something bad is sure to happen. You are destined to fail.”

Those who live with a spirit of fear have a mind full of negative thoughts of worry, lack, tragedy, no control, no options, and blame toward others and situations. They avoid risks at all costs to avoid any embarrassment of failure. They feel stuck and they have no faith in themselves or God to make choices and do what it takes to succeed.

Take Control – Prosperity Minded

Success has no limits for those who are prosperity minded and get control of their thoughts, attitudes and beliefs. A prosperity minded person who defines his or her goals based on God’s Word will find they begin to soar to new levels in all areas of life, including; relationships, spirituality, finances, and career.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
— Philippians 4:13

Your goal now? Train yourself to have an abundance of success attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs. Let the Lord be your confidence. Give thanks to God who gives us victory through Jesus Christ. Have faith in God. Believe in yourself and know you can do all things through Christ. Think success – be prosperity minded.

May you be prosperity minded, strive for success, and live a life of growing prosperity!

Be Blessed to Be a Blessing!



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Powerful Leadership – 5 Crucial Skills Required to Become a Great Leader!

Powerful Leadership – 5 Crucial Skills Required to Become a Great Leader!

Great Leaders Commit to Developing Key Skills

Great Leaders Develop Crucial SkillsPowerful leadership requires a commitment

to developing key personal skills and abilities.

Great leaders must have a driving desire

to make things happen.

If you want to be the head and not the tail,

then you must fine tune key leadership skills in order to become effective so that others will want to follow.

Some people are born with natural talents that lend themselves to becoming a great leader. But despite the fact that you might have been born with some of these talents, it still takes continual enthusiasm, drive, and experience for true development as a leader to occur.

5 Crucial Skills Needed to Become a Great Leader

1. Vision

Leaders need to know the vision of their group or organization. They must have a clear sense of purpose. Knowing the organization’s goals and objectives, how the organization works, and being able to communicate the vision to others, helps put everyone on the same page.

Leaders need to help others catch a personal vision of the big picture, so that everyone is moving in the same direction on the road to success.

2. Encouragement

Leadership is not about using harassment or fear as a driving force to get others to take action. Great leaders encourage others to accomplish the goals of the group. Encouragement is contagious and it benefits everyone when it is flowing freely.

3. Trust

Trustworthiness is vital to great leadership. Your followers must have trust and confidence in you. And if they do, they will go to great lengths for you and the group.

Strong relationships, trustworthiness, and high ethics build trust and confidence. Leaders that deal with people in a positive way, lay a foundation of strength for the group. Stronger relationships equal a stronger measure of trust and confidence in the capabilities of the leader.

4. Communication

Communication is crucial skill of a leader. You must be able to clearly communicate the goals and objectives that you are all about to undertake as an organization. A leader’s vision and plan must be clearly communicated to others in order to keep everyone on the same page.

5. Judgment

Great leaders have great judgment. If you want to grow as a leader, you must continue to improve and develop your judgment and decision making skills.

Leaders need to make wise decisions in a variety of situations. Your followers will come to rely on your judgment. Good, wise decision making is crucial to the success of a leader and the organization.

Keep in mind: In life we all eventually find ourselves in a leadership role, in some shape or form, big or small. And the Lord wants to see His children become strong leaders and He gives them instructions and tells them how they can be.

“And the LORD shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath; if that you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God…to observe and to do them.”
— Deuteronomy 28:13

Conclusion: Leaders lead. Leaders have followers and you’re not much of a leader if no one is following. Being a great leader is about constantly growing, developing, and setting an example, because you are a reflection of what your followers must be. Develop these five crucial skills and demonstrate powerful leadership.

May you develop your skills to grow into a powerful, effective leader and experience much growing prosperity!

Soar higher in Him,

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Growing Prosperity – 5 Keys to Stay Positive and Hopeful in the Midst of Financial Problems!

Growing Prosperity – 5 Keys to Stay Positive and Hopeful in the Midst of Financial Problems!

Help When Discouraged by Financial Problems

Growing Prosperity Help in the Midst of Financial ProblemsGrowing prosperity is still possible even

in the midst of financial problems and setbacks.

Are you discouraged by financial troubles?

Well an important part of turning things

back around is learning to stay positive

and hopeful.

5 Keys to Help You Stay Positive and Hopeful in the Midst of Financial Problems:


Stay positive and hopeful, knowing blessings follow those who trust in the Lord.

Many people, myself included, have discovered this “secret” during months of unemployment or other hardships. Our burdens must be put on the Lord. He is able when we are not.

“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.” 
— Proverbs 16:20 NIV

When we learn to trust God, we discover how few things we really need, such as new clothes, restaurant dinners, vacations and new cars. We also quickly learn to recycle and reuse, not to mention many different ways to cook rice and beans.


Stay positive and hopeful knowing blessings are promised to those who partner with God through tithing.

If we trust God, we will continue to partner with Him and tithe 10% of our income, even during the difficult times. In order to get, we must give. And we cannot out give God.

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse…and prove me now, saith the Lord, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
— Malachi 3:10

Cultivate a giving, loving, prosperous attitude and you’ll notice your circumstances begin to change for the better. If you don’t have extra money for offerings, then give of your time, your love, and the things you don’t need.

3. SAVE – Pay Yourself Second

It is definitely much easier to stay positive and hopeful knowing you have emergency savings because you’ve learned to pay yourself second. (God of course gets His tithe first.)

Successful people have learned, when managing their finances, to pay themselves second. God is first, savings second, then living on the balance. By learning to save consistently, regardless the amount, the discipline helps develop encouragement and goal setting.

Trusting God, keeping Him first, and paying yourself second will help you move to a place where your relationship with the Lord grows and your financial struggles lessen.


Stay positive and hopeful by surrounding yourself with positive people.

“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” 
— Proverbs 27:17

Associate with positive people and read motivational and inspirational books. We’ve heard it said, “If you hang around broke people, you become broke; if you hang around successful people, you become successful.” How right that is!


Stay positive and hopeful knowing help is available to those who choose not to quit.

“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.” 
— Psalm 31:24

When things get tough, keep yourself going by committing to do the best you can, expect God to do the best He can, and never give up!

Conclusion: Don’t lose hope. Financial problems can be overcome. Stay positive and be encouraged by others who have pulled themselves out of financial slumps. Turn to God as a partner and put His financial principles to work in your life.

May you stay positive and hopeful and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing –


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Spiritual Prosperity – Walking Out God’s Good Plan For Your Life!

Spiritual Prosperity – Walking Out God’s Good Plan For Your Life!

Are You Following God One Step at a Time?

Walking Out God's Plan One Step at a TimeSpiritual prosperity is the result of

walking out God’s plan for your life.

In order to do this you need to allow the Lord

to direct your path one step at a time.

If I had known many years ago

what I was going to be doing today,

I would have said, “No way, God. That is impossible.”

But keep in mind, the Lord does not show us the whole picture of our life all at once, because we would quit before we got started. Instead, God leads us one step at a time.

“In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” 
— Proverbs 3:6

Following God One Step at a Time

Have you wondered why you are not further along in the plan for your life?

Let me ask you a question: Are you following God one step at a time?

Consider how excited parents are when their children take their first steps. They start out by taking one step and falling down. The parents then pick them up and put them back on their feet; encouraging them to take another step.

Inspired by the words of encouragement, the children try again and take two or three steps this time, before falling down. The parents continue to repeatedly pick them up, encourage, and help them try again until they finally conquer the task of walking.

The fact is: An infant would never learn to walk if he did not start by taking that first step. And just as infants learn to walk by taking one step at a time, so it is with the plan of our life. God leads us one step at a time.

Maybe you have taken the first step in your plan and fallen down. You may still be lying on the ground, having decided to never take another step. However, keep in mind that just as a parent encourages their children to get up and try again, so the Heavenly Father is encouraging you to get up and take another step!

The Steps of a Good Man Are Ordered by the Lord

If you will delight in the Lord, He will order your steps; and they will be steps of success and not failure.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delights in his way.” 
— Psalm 37:23

Keep in mind, when opportunity knocks, you must answer! And you must walk through that door with confidence, knowing you can do it with the help of the Lord.

Of course there will be various disappointments and difficult circumstances along the way. We all face them and that is to be expected. Just remember there is help and you are not facing anything alone.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” 
— Philippians 4:13

Allow this verse to help you have confidence in your ability, knowing you are not doing anything alone, but that it is Christ who strengthens you.

I think you get the point: You can make it through every circumstance of your life – regardless of what it is – if you will simply place your hand in God’s hand. He will direct your path and lead you to victory and spiritual prosperity; one step at a time.

May you walk out God’s good plan one step at a time and experience His growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing –


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Growing Prosperity – Want 3 Sure-Fire Keys to Unleash the Abundance of God in Your Life?

Growing Prosperity – Want 3 Sure-Fire Keys to Unleash the Abundance of God in Your Life?

3 Sure-Fire Keys to Unleash the Abundance of GOD!

3 Keys to Unleash the Abundance of GodGrowing prosperity requires continually growing.

Many folks want to prosper,

but they don’t want to step out of their comfort zone.

The fear and discomfort of the unknown

keeps them from pursing their dreams.

Why continue to settle for just enough to get by?

Why not believe God to help you move forward with Him and unleash the abundance of God in your life?

The simple fact of the matter is this: When the abundance of God is flowing in your life, you’ll have more than enough, and be blessed to be a blessing to others!

3 Sure-Fire Keys to Unleash the Abundance of God:


Growing faith is a key to unleashing abundance.

And hearing the Word of God is required to grow your faith. Press into God and increase your faith by daily hearing God’s Word. In order for your faith to grow, hearing God’s Word regularly is required. More Word equals more faith.

“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” 
— Romans 10:17

Luke gives an example of keys to unleashing the full abundance of God. It starts out telling of the people pressing into Jesus to hear the Word of God as He stood by the lake.

“The people pressed upon Him to hear the Word of God.” 
— Luke 5:1

Jesus saw two ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen were out and washing their nets. He got into one of the ships, which happened to belong to Simon Peter. Jesus asked Simon to push him out a little from the land. Jesus then taught the people out of the ship – allowing their faith to increase as they heard the Word.


Taking action is required to unleash abundance.

To continue our example… After He finished speaking, Jesus then said to Simon:

“Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” 
— Luke 5:4

Now Simon makes it clear that he is frustrated with this command. Why? Because one, they just finished cleaning their nets. And two, they were just out all night and caught nothing.

However, after voicing his frustration Simon says:

“Nevertheless, at Thy Word I will let down the net.” 
— Luke 5:5

Simon takes action, BUT he does it through the eyes of natural experience. He has only little faith and expects little to nothing. Simon proves this by letting down only one net, even though Jesus said to let down your nets (plural).

Jesus tells Simon how to get in position to receive the abundance of God, how to have more than enough, and how to be blessed to be a blessing. However, Simon limits the flow of God’s provision.

But, let me tell you something. When you choose to go fishing with God, He’ll fill your boat!

To Simon’s surprise, they caught such a great multitude of fish that their net broke. They had to call to their partners in the other ship to come help. When they did they filled both ships so much so that they began to sink and could not receive all that God had prepared for them.

Simon and all those with him were astonished at the great abundance of God!


Obeying the Word of God completely by faith is like tapping into a powerful force that unleashes abundance.

Simon discovered that acting on the Word resulted in blessing. He was blessed after obediently going back out fishing that morning.

Simon was blessed for his action on the Word. But at the same time, the net broke and prevented him from receiving all that was available. Why? Simple: Because he did not obey the Word completely and his faith was small.

Yes, he took action, but he did not obey completely. Simon had enough faith to take action, but not great enough faith to obey completely and let down the nets (plural).

He was looking through the eyes of experience instead of through the eyes of faith. Because of this, he and the others with him, missed out on the full abundance God had waiting and available for them.

However, Simon was humbled. His eyes were opened to the power of obeying God completely and the great abundance that has been made available for us.

If we don’t obey completely, and put enough nets in the water, we won’t receive the full abundance God has prepared for us.

Are you like Simon and putting a limit on the flow of God’s provision in some area of your life?

Bottom line: Grow your faith by hearing the Word of God. Take action on the Word and apply it in your life. Learn to believe God and take Him for His Word. Trust Him to the point of obeying completely and you will unleash the abundance of God.

May you have ever growing faith in God and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing –

Soar higher in Him,

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Spiritual Power – Tap Into Help from God and let His Spiritual Light Guide You Thru the Storms of Life!

Spiritual Power – Tap Into Help from God and let His Spiritual Light Guide You Thru the Storms of Life!

Why Have You Failed to Turn to God for Help?

Spiritual Power and Help from GodSpiritual power and help from God are…

available to all of us.

Have you lost trust in people?

Have you been let down by them in the past over and over again?

Are you unable to trust those that you used to reply on for help?

Great! That is actually a good thing. Why? Because now you are able to turn to God for help; the one who has the power to rescue any person who is ready to be rescued.

Do You Turn to God for Help?

Far above any human weakness is God, and the truth of His Word. All problems can be solved with help from God, regardless of how long they have been troubling you. There are no exceptions. The following issues and more can be eliminated: stress, anxiety, shame, depression, sickness, loneliness, confusion, lack, pain, loss, anger, and fear.

Tapping into God’s help shines a powerful, spiritual light on all the dark and difficult problems and makes them disappear.

It is strange, but true, that people often fail to get help from God. Why? Simply because they refuse to see that their condition is far worse than it appears on the surface. People fear facing their situation and admitting they don’t have a solution. So they go ahead and deceive themselves into believing the problem is really no big deal.

Where does this leave God? Completely left out!

Do You Leave God Out of the Equation?

Have the courage to face the storms of life that surround you and admit that you don’t have the answers. Don’t be ashamed or fear that fact. Humble yourself before God, and reach out to Him for help to attract the answer to you. Let God be your personal guide through the storm and take you safely to the other side.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
— Psalm 46:1

Spiritual information from the truth of God’s Word is spiritual power that also helps us in the natural. To be a sincere seeker of God’s help requires eliminating resistance to His spiritual information and wisdom.  God gives us His Word to help only, and not hurt.

Spiritual Power, Help from God

There is God, and there is you. Your help is over there with God right now, just waiting for your arrival.

  • Reach out by faith and tap into God’s spiritual power.
  • Dig into His Word and find guidance.
  • Cry out to Him in prayer and wait patiently for His answer.
  • Meditate on His Word and allow His revelation knowledge to manifest in your life.

Are you feeling helpless and hopeless today? Then put your trust in God. He is the helper to the helpless and ruler over all. You don’t have to solve your problems, you just have to acknowledge them and turn them over to the Lord. The Almighty God is your ever present help in time of need.

May you tap into the help of God and His spiritual power and live a life of growing prosperity!

God bless you always-

Soar higher in Him,

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Empowerment – Do Not Be a Wimp in the Valley of Decision Making!

Empowerment – Do Not Be a Wimp in the Valley of Decision Making!

Discover How the Power of Decisiveness and Quality Choices Can Lead to Success!

Empowerment comes from acknowledging and
developing the weak areas in our lives.

We all have our strengths and weaknesses.

At some point in life…

a lack of success and/or balance
will shed light on those areas that need to be better
developed and strengthened.

Are You a Decision Making Wimp?

A primary trait that we all should develop as soon as possible is the ability to make quality decisions. Every person is born with a God-given capacity and right to choose. The ability to choose is our free moral agency, and it is also one of the main ways in which we are made in the image of God.

We are born into a world where everything operates by decisions.

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” 
— Joel 3:14

God respects our right to choose and make decisions, even if it results in a bad outcome. Truly we live in the valley of decision and we see man’s right to choose as a theme repeated throughout the Bible. Different aspects of the power of choice are emphasized from Genesis to Revelation.

“I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live.” 
— Deuteronomy 30:19

Let the Almighty God ‘Have Your Back’

Choosing to live by faith in God is the most important quality decision you can make in life. When you make a determined decision to trust God and His Word over any circumstance, you open the door to receive His promises.

The Almighty God is ready and willing to back you up with all of heaven’s power. He will move mighty on behalf of someone who has purposed to do things by the Book. You make the decision and God will back you up!

It is no secret; those who are half-hearted and wishy-washy about their decision making, never reach the level of success they desire. Why? Because the people that are double minded, and waver in their choices, are unstable and lack the commitment and resolve needed to win.

“Ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” 
— James 1:6-8

Many people are wise enough to make a quality decision to do things God’s way early on in life. However, for others it may take finally getting fed up with where they are at…

If that is you, are you going to continue to live with problems that are trying to defeat you, or are you going to make a determined, unwavering decision to overcome by doing things God’s way?

Start to practice making conscious choices to do things God’s way in the little things, and over time it will become a habit and easier to choose His way in the big things.

Guess what? All of heaven is waiting for your quality decision, made of your own free will, to operate according to God’s Word. It is an essential step in the divine order of faith and opens the door to the blessings and power of God. Begin now to empower yourself by making regular, intentional, committed decisions.

May you empower yourself with decisiveness and live in growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing –


P.S. Christianity is really nothing more than a series of decisions…

Think about it. Jesus died on the cross so that you might have forgiveness of sins and inherit eternal life. But that fact alone does you no good unless you make a decision to receive what He provided for you. God respects your right to choose (even if that means letting you spend eternity in hell).


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The Cards You Have Been Dealt In Life – Skit Guys Video

The Cards You Have Been Dealt In Life – Skit Guys Video

A look at life: The Good and the Bad

My pastor reminds us regularly that “Life is Life for Everyone!”

None of us want to deal with the difficult seasons in life, but that is a part of the package of life. And everyone who walks this earth is going to face them.

Consider Jesus, the son of God. Having already dealt with trials and temptations and then facing crucifixion He prayed, “Father, if you be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.”

Then immediately there appeared an angel to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony He prayed more earnestly. (Luke 22:42-44)

May we strive to always be more like Jesus and trust God. To pray that God’s will be done, regardless of the suffering we may have to go through.

“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:18

We don’t have to give thanks FOR the difficult times, but we do have to continue to give thanks to God IN the midst of them.

God bless you,

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