Thought Provoking

Happy Tuesday EVERYONE! I hope that you are having a great day on purpose! I believe it was Sunday, I was watching Oprah's Life Class and she had Joel Oelsteen as her guest. I'm sure you all know who he is. Well they were discussing some really great topics and two of them that I truly loved was 'Whatever follows I AM is going to come looking for you.' This pierced my mind like a dagger. I said, that is so true! Not only do we have to watch what we speak about other people, we need to watch what we speak about ourselves. They gave examples like when we say 'I'm so fat, I'm so broke, I'm so tired, I'm so stupid, I'm a failure' We have to change and counteract those thoughts that become words into something positive. I'm going to get healthier every day, I'm going to be wealthy or I don't have it at the moment, but it's coming, I'm going to get some strength, I'm going to get some rest so I can be rejuvenated, I'm smart, I can learn that, I am going to be successful' The Bible speaks that the power of life and death is in the tongue, Proverbs 18:21. So get into the practice of filling your mouth with LIFE!

The second thing they said that really hit home was 'nobody can beat you at being you' He said when he took over his father's church, he wanted to walk in his dad's footsteps, he wanted to be like him, preach like him, etc. until he discovered that's not who Joel is. Even Oprah said, she wanted to be Barbara Walters so she set out to do things like Barbara Walters until she realized, Barbara has Barbara down packed, I need to figure out Oprah. Truth of the matter is YOU are YOU for a reason and a purpose. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You have your own identity, gifts and talents and you have to use them the way God wants them use. Develop your identity, your true self. Stop trying to fit into someone else's clothes. Never desire someone else's glory, you don't know their story. You have your OWN story to tell. Your own book to write, your own journey to travel. It's going to occupy enough of your time if you are truly determined to reach your destiny. Be Who God Made You To Be!

Until next post 5B's to You All

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  • Excellent post Carla and love the bit  'nobody can beat you at being you'  that is so true.  Thanks for sharing.

  • This is beautiful and thought provoking Carla.  I'll share it for more to see.

  • I agree Carla,great post and happy to share!

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    One word describes your post BRILLIANT! Yes I am happy to share this everywhere for you dear Carla. Have a blessed day.

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