Sunday, 18 August 2019

P Power of Positive Faith

Are You Committed?

CommitI love the scripture in Proverbs 16:3 where it says “Commit your ways unto the Lord and He will make your plans succeed.”

The more I think about this scripture, the more I think about why it appeals to me so much. For one, I think it’s because the word “succeed” is in it. Well, I am being honest.

I want to be successful in everything I do; don’t you? Of course you do. As humans, we don’t like failure. Many of us have come to embrace it and we tell ourselves and tell others that failure is something to be embraced and not something to shy away from. We say that failure is inevitable, almost to cushion ourselves for the time when we finally run up against it. Many have learned how to bounce back from failure and how to take the mistakes made and turn them into something useful so that they aren’t made a second time. Then you have those who feel that they will always fail and never experience any successes. You see, some folks have been raised not to pursue success because something is wrong with the person who seeks it out. They are told that this kind of person is too materialistic, too money-hunger, and too “me” focused.

The questions that one can ask are which am I? Do I seek success? Do I fear failure?

Throughout scripture you can see that God does not have a problem with success and it is refreshing to know that being successful is all right with God.

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However, the phrase “Commit to Him”---precedes ---“He will make your plans succeed.”

He wants something from us. He asks that we commit everything to Him. You see if we love Him, we trust Him with more than the spiritual, we trust Him with the physical, mental and emotional things too. When we take our dreams and turn them into goals, He will bless them to succeed.

What are your plans? What are your goals? I have had many and still have more to achieve. What I have to do is to make sure that I do my part in seeking Him first and committing everything to Him. Not just the hard stuff, but also everything.

That’s easier said than done, but it can be done. Are you committed to trying?

Columnist: LaSharnda Beckwith

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Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith, PhD, MBAA, MA, BPS, is an Empowerment Advocate, personal life coach, motivational speaker & leadership expert. She knows that in order for anyone to experience success in their personal or professional lives, there must be a fundamental change in attitude. One cannot be or think negatively and expect positive results. In addition, she loves to interact where she can encourage, enable, empower and energize others.  She is a retired executive of more than 26 years with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. She retired as Vice President of Eastern Operations. She is currently a Professor in the School of Management at Texas Woman’s University. She is an author and talk show host. Her new book, When You're Happy With You focuses on helping others find value, build self confidence, self-esteem and confront issues that may be holding them back and is currently available online through Xulonpress.com/bookstore, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  Her radio talk show “Living Happy Every Day with Dr. LaSharnda” can be heard on www.LATalkradio.com, channel 1.

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