God wants you to Go Further – Joel Osteen

I stumbled upon this blog entry done by Joel Osteen. It is entitled “God wants you to Go Further”.

Very often we are surrounded by pure negativity from persons close to us; some who simply just do not know any better and others who because of their past experiences believe that you too as a family member or close friend can only end up in the same bad or mediocre position.

But here’s what…God sees you as a royal priesthood, a chosen generation and He wants only the best for you. He wants you to strive always for the best. He wants you to go further.

So no matter what others are saying to you today, you can do much better and you can reach the top becuase God; the Master, Healer, Redeemer and Saviour, has your back.

Enjoy your reading!!!

Zig On…Why Worry?

Zig Ziglar says:

Worry has been described as “interest paid on trouble before it comes due.” One of America’s worst enemies is worry. Worry is like a rocking chair, it requires a lot of energy and it gets you nowhere. Leo Buscaglia said, “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” Question: Are you a worrier? Americans take more pills to forget more worries about more things than ever before and more than any other nation in history. That’s bad. According to Dr. Charles Mayo, “Worry affects the circulation and the whole nervous system. I’ve never known a man who died from overwork, but I’ve known many who have died from doubt.” Doubt always creates worry and, in most cases, lack of information raises the doubt. Mathematically speaking, it really doesn’t make sense to worry. Psychologists and much research tells us that roughly 40% of what we worry about will never happen and 30% has already happened. Additionally, 12% of our worries are over unfounded health concerns. Another 10% of our worries involve the daily miscellaneous fretting that accomplishes nothing. That leaves only 8%. Plainly speaking, Americans are worrying 92% of the time for no good reason and if Dr. Mayo is right, it’s killing us. One simple solution that will reduce your worry is this: Don’t worry about what you can’t change. Example: For a number of years I’ve flown in excess of 200,000 miles a year. On occasion, flights are canceled or delayed. As I write this article, I’m sitting on the runway waiting for my gate to clear. If I worry or get angry it will change nothing. If I take constructive action and finish this article, I’m ahead of the game. That’s a positive way to use the energy that would have been wasted on anger, frustration, or worrying. The message is clear: If you don’t like your situation in life, don’t fret or worry – do something about it. Worry less, act more, and I will SEE YOU AT THE TOP