STRONG WILL

Living a victorious life of purpose requires commitment, determination, and persistence.
You need to develop a strong will to make changes and persist because change is hard. Your enemy wants to keep you as you are, or drag you backward. But Jesus has an abundant life of victory waiting for you. Are you ready to pursue it?

When You Have to Start Over

Finding the Motivation to Begin Again Few things are as discouraging as having to repeat what you’ve already worked so hard to accomplish. Starting over is hard. Sometimes it feels unbearable. As one who has had to start over multiple times, I can tell you that in spite of the initial discouragement, it is often…

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The Power of Perseverance

How to Finish Well I started without really knowing if I had what it takes to finish, a real-life test of the power of perseverance. Training hard for several months and continually pushing myself beyond what I thought I was capable of increased my confidence considerably. However, a nagging voice of doubt whispered to me…

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The Courage to Commit

Running Your Race Well God uses running and racing analogies often in Scripture to give us significant insight into how we ought to approach life. Considering one’s life as a race that God has marked out in advance, highlights many useful life principles. If you want to run your race well and finish strong, you…

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Decide to Win

Do you even want to win? As the middle-aged man lay on his rug, the sun’s heat warmed his shriveled legs. “Useless legs,” he scolded himself bitterly. For as long as he could remember, he had never been able to walk on them. Pin this to share or save for later! Feeling betrayed by his…

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When You Have to Surrender to Win

Surrender is not Defeat It is a little known truth that in order to win at life, you first have to surrender. Surrender is usually associated with defeat, not victory, but it’s who you choose to surrender to that makes all the difference.  If we want to strengthen our own will, we must first learn…

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Wrecked for Good

This is part 3 of yesterday’s post The Joys and Trials of Surrender. I’m going to skip a recap and jump right into finishing my story. If you haven’t already, go back and read part 1 here and part 2 here. Now I will tell you how my surrender and the ensuing storm left me…

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The Joys and Trials of Surrender

What happened after I surrendered to God’s will This is part 2 of yesterday’s post, Thy Will Be Done: My Story of Surrender. I’m going to skip the introduction and just resume the story. If you haven’t already, go back and read part 1 here. Today’s post ends in a dark place, but be assured…

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Thy Will Be Done: My Story of Surrender

Writing Brave Some topics are easier to write about than others. What I am about to share falls firmly in the “difficult to write about” camp. It’s not a part of my life I talk about openly or often, but when I planned this writing project on the Lord’s Prayer, only one subject came to…

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Never Be Afraid to Say Yes to God

Even when he asks you to do something “crazy”! I was scared. I had so many doubts and questions. How can I do this? What will people think? What if I fail miserably and cause others to think poorly of Christ? But I had this image in my mind I couldn’t escape of Jesus holding…

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Discover the Power of Your No

Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries During basic training at the Academy, we went through the Assault Course, which is an obstacle course with an attitude. The obstacles were designed with a battlefield mindset. We crawled under barbed wire and hurled pinecone “grenades” at imaginary enemies. They also trained us in close combat tactics and bayonet…

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3 Simple Steps to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs

There are 3 easy-to-remember steps to getting rid of the lies that hold you back once and for all and living in the truth of who God created you to be. If you aren’t sure what I mean by self-limiting beliefs or you don’t know why you need to overcome them, then read this post…

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The Real Reason You’re Stuck

Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if you could overcome your self-limiting beliefs. You would be able to free yourself from everything that keeps you stuck and prevents you from doing what you’ve always wanted to do. You could: Engage in a meaningful ministryStart a fitness programWrite a book or start…

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