He’s Always Here

Deuteronomy 3:8
” The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

In troubled times, uncomfortable situations or nervous moments, God is always with you. The Bible says that The Lord himself goes before you. Meaning he won’t let you enter something you can’t handle. Whatever the situation God walks in before you even get there. He is our protector. The Bible continues to say, “He will never leave you nor forsake you”. This is a promise from God, He will never leave us, nor forsake us. We are His children, we are His.

And the last part of the verse “Do not be afraid;do not be discouraged.” For what reason should we allow ourselves to feel afraid or discouraged when we have God with us. Our Father who will never abandon us, or leave us. Even when we may feel like we’ve had enough and it’s time to give up, God will be here and He will give us that little push we may need to continue – He never gives up on us.

When you can’t trust anyone else, you can trust God.

♦TC

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Finding Your Place of Influence>Joel & Victoria’s Blog at JoelOsteen.com

Joel & Victoria’s Blog at JoelOsteen.com.

Finding Your Place of Influence

Do you see yourself as a person of influence? It doesn’t matter what your social position or what your financial situation is, you have tremendous influence in this world. You are not invisible; you matter because as a believer in Jesus, God has chosen you to be His representative and carry His influence in the earth.

You can have influence over your children, your spouse, your co-workers, your boss or circle of friends. Your influence may be extremely subtle. You may not receive accolades or acknowledgements in this life, and you may not even realize all the ways you are affecting the people around you. See, influence isn’t about a social position; it’s about a heart position. When you show up with a heart of excellence, you are operating from your place of influence. When you go above and beyond to do what is right, people take notice. The Bible says in Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” You sharpen the people around you by simply doing what is right.

We all have days when we don’t feel very influential. Maybe life has knocked you down a few times or maybe you feel overwhelmed by things that are beyond your control. I encourage you to read the book of Esther in the Bible. Esther was orphaned as a young girl and seemed to have little hope for significance, but there was something different about her. She believed that she had a purpose and a destiny to fulfill. Through a series of events, God’s favor positioned her in the palace of the king. She ultimately used her influence to save her entire nation of people from destruction.

I believe today that God’s favor is going to position you in places you never thought possible. I believe that as you steward your influence, as you keep a heart of excellence, God is going to multiply your influence. He’ll take you places that you never dreamed, and He’ll use you in ways you never imagined. Believe that you are a person of destiny and look for ways to operate in your place of influence today.

I needed these words today. Hope this helps you also -T*