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Do You Consider Yourself To Be A Compassionate Person?

September 27, 2015 Leave a comment

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It can be difficult to understand what being compassionate really means. Of course you feel sorry for someone when they get hurt or become sick. But being compassionate means doing a little more than just ‘feeling’ something.

People who are known to be compassionate follow through on the way they feel about a particular situation. This can be seen when someone decides to go all out and raise money for a certain cause or charity. While we see many celebrities do this, numerous other people do the same thing and start working with an organization.

You may have seen someone walking across part of the country to raise money for cancer or another foundation. They are doing this because they are compassionate about the cause. This could be because they were directly impacted by this. Maybe a loved one didn’t survive their battle with cancer and this is their way of showing compassion for others going through the same situation.

While these examples could be seen on the more extreme side, there are other ways to show compassion. In fact, numerous employers are helping their employees by showing compassion.

With so many families having both parents work, things like daycare can be difficult to find and can be expensive. Some employers now offer daycare on their premises. This allows the parents to drop off their children without driving across town. Plus it means that they can visit their child on their lunch break or be available if they suddenly get sick.

As you can see from this example showing compassion is not that difficult. The next time someone you care about gets sick. Instead of just saying sorry or hoping that they get better soon. See if there is something physical that you could do for them.

This might include picking up a few groceries for them or even contacting a long distance relative for them. When you are doing this you are showing the person that you really do care about their situation and actually take some type of action to help them.

Your act of kindness will certainly not go un-noticed.

Colossians 3:12 – “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”

Stop Going Around The Same Mountain

September 18, 2015 1 comment

MountainDo you find yourself in the same cycle each week – day in and day out? Are you feeling frustrated about not being in a certain place in your life, ministry, business or career yet? If so, then it may be time for you to “stop going around the same mountain” expecting a different result. It may be time for you to break camp to possess what God has shown you.

One of my favorite scriptures is Deuteronomy 1:6-8 (NIV) which reads, “(6)The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. (7) Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. (8) See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land the Lord swore he would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—and to their descendants after them.” I want to share with you 3 key principles from this passage of scripture to help you to “Stop Going Around The Same Mountain.”

1.  You have stayed at this mountain long enough.         

  • Sometimes, you can get stuck in a place that you become use to, comfortable in or a place that you are afraid to leave.
  • God will speak to you when you have stayed in a place too long. He will let you know when it is time to leave.
  • Long enough is when you have “over stayed” your assigned time.

2.  It’s time to break camp. 

  • It’s time for you to show some signs of turning away from the mountain. It’s time to develop a plan of action to stop what you are doing to advance to the place you want to be.
  • To “advance” means to move forward in position. It’s an indication that it is  time to make something happen to further your progress. It’s time to go to higher heights – to the hills.
  • It’s time to get moving in possessing the land.

3.  Go in a take possession of the land.  

  • CONFIDENCE –  you need to have an assurance that what God said is for you is for you. (Philippians 1:6 and Hebrews 10:35)
  • COURAGE –  you need a supernatural fearlessness and bravery to possess what’s yours. (Deuteronomy 31:6-8; Joshua 1:6-9; I Corinthians 16:13)
  • FAITH TO BELIEVE – Faith will never be magic, but a systematic spiritual process that brings to pass the will of God for your personal life. It’s the key to everything!

If you are tired of repeating the same cycles not going any further in life, you will have to stop going around the same mountain, break camp and possess what’s yours.

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