Chances are you have one or more devices within arm’s reach.
Don’t worry you’re not alone!
71% of Americans sleep with, or next to their smartphone according to Bank America research.
We live in a 4+ screen world. We’ve got smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions and e-readers.
Depending on your age, location or lifestyle, the number of screens you view in a day can increase, especially in cities. Other displays include gaming devices, car-related devices or out-of-home screens.
In case we’re unable to stop and look, we’ve also got Siri and Alexa our virtual assistants ready to answer our voice commands.
What’s now possible with technology is impressive.” With resources like YouTube, you can learn how to do almost anything for free.
We live in a world where we can do anything, yet over 90% of people are working jobs they dislike and are unhappy.
2019 is possibly the best time in history yet stress, depression and anxiety are at an all-time high.
The solution? The solution is action.
We must take action.
A few years ago I had terrible anxiety, that got so bad at one point that I thought I would lose my mind. My body was in constant panic mode; several times throughout the day I had mild panic attacks.
My doctor told me, to exercise as much as I could, as it released chemicals that would calm the body. Not to drink caffeine; so I would have a better sleep. And, to read; as it would help focus my mind on something else.
Did I follow his advice?
For a couple of days, yes, but I stopped as I didn’t see instant results.
Looking back now it makes perfect sense that what the doctor suggested would have helped, but at that moment I wanted an instant fix.
I prayed for a solution, the solution came, but I didn’t listen. I kept looking for other ways online and in books.
Then I came across ETF tapping.
Tapping for anyone that has never heard about it before is a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure and Modern Psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once.
It seemed to cure a lot of people.
But again, when I didn’t see instant results, my search continued. Then one day a friend suggested the great results they had obtained from tapping. So I decided to give it another go.
The moment that I focused 100% on tapping is the moment that things started to change. The first few days I did not see much difference, but within a couple of weeks, I frequently went many days without feeling anxious at all.
Then it was gone.
Not until I took action did I see results.
Your Destiny Awaits
Having so much information at our fingertips can be as much a hindrance as a blessing if we don’t take action.
With me, it was overcoming anxiety. With you, it could be something more positive like setting up a website for your business, or doing a course on photography or graphic design.
There are countless things that we can learn and do online to improve our lives, Udemy is an excellent resource, but we need to be aware of the content that we consume.
Over 80% of people spend 4-6 hours a day scrolling through apps.
Don’t get me wrong, connecting with friends and family is fantastic but if you are not happy with your life, then all that time scrolling is wasted.
We all have 24 hours a day, its what you do with it that counts.
Almost every piece of information ever created is on Google. There is no longer any excuse for working jobs you don’t enjoy for 40 years.
Its time to stand up and decide how you can add value to others.
Whatever you want to do, no matter how big the dream now with the internet everything is available to make your dream a reality. Forums tutorials and support is just a few clicks away.
But you must take action.
Take a step of faith today. I believe in you. You have great value to add to this world.
If you have been affected by this story in any way below are a couple of numbers that you can call and speak in confidence. During my worst times, I used these services many times so I know they can help with recovery.
In the U.S., for support, Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. For a prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, call 1-800-273-8255 or go to https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
In the UK, for confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see http://www.samaritans.org
I was caught in a rush the other day and had to heat some food up in the microwave. Something that I try to keep to a minimum as I was always told it was not that healthy, but it was just one of those moments when I needed it.
The thought reminded me of when I was younger.
Remember when you had someone that would tell you, don’t eat that, don’t wear that, or I wouldn’t travel there. When we are younger, we had family members, friends or other people in our lives trying to give us wisdom.
We rarely listened, and even when we did, we convinced ourselves that it was our idea.
At that moment I thought; we all need that voice in our lives. Someone to tell us to make the call, or to remind us that when we say sorry all will be ok, or someone to say, ‘if you are out of breath walking up some stairs, maybe it’s time you walked to the corner shop rather than take the car.’
But the voice is not there.
Achieving what we want in life is not easy, and there is no one to keep you on track, you are sadly on your own. Something that I recommend that has worked wonders for me is reading from the Bible every day. It centres and calms the mind so that you can think clearly.
The key action that turned my life around was the day that I discovered the Great Book and started to let its wisdom wash over me. I became more understanding, loving and compassionate and shared that wisdom with family and friends.
It changed the direction of my life.
When we are going around in our mundane lives, yes it can be boring, but it is safe, it’s easy. But this is not the life destined for us; we were created to do great things.
What I found is, there are two reasons we underachieve in life, one, the fear of failure, ‘what if I don’t succeed, what if I invest my time and it doesn’t work. And secondly, the fear of success, ‘what if I do succeed, what if it leads to bigger things.”
When you read from the Bible God will speak to you, the words will translate into the message you need to hear. Fearful thoughts fade away. You will gain an unshakable faith in your abilities, and in time you will find the direction you must take.
You will soon discover that success is an ongoing process, not a destination as we are led to believe, there will be setbacks along the way, you will stumble and fall, but you must carry on.
As humans we want the easy way out, we don’t want to put in the work. Everyone wants to be successful and live the high life, but they want it handed to them. This is not how the world works.
Finding our own truth is something that we must all do, and for me, this can only be achieved reading the word of God. Through scripture, God will speak to you, and you will know what you must do.
I wish you all the best on your journey. May you find what’s true to you.
Enjoy your week.
Rev J Martin
Faith is to believe what we want is possible. It is generated by what we hear, by what we see and most of all by what we think and say each day.
If your mind is obsessed with thoughts of insecurity or fear, this is because such thoughts have dominated your thinking over an extended period of time.
These negative thought patterns can make a simple problem seem as big and unmovable as a mountain.
The scripture says, “according to your faith be it unto you.” in other words the bigger your problem becomes, the bigger your faith needs to be.
Faith is not reality, it can not be seen, but it has an incredible effect on your life, your attitude and your emotions. It can even affect the body’s healing process.
There is truly a magical power found in faith; an unseen magic.
Language, like faith, is also an unseen magic. Words can not be seen when they are transmitted from the speaker to the one that is listening, but they can have a profound effect.
Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain; ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
Faith needs to be combined with discipline to see results. You need to learn to hold faith thoughts in your mind; you must read, study, and speak words of faith daily.
Wisdom and faith when mixed with action create reality. The reality of a career, the reality of health, the reality of happiness, and peace of mind.
Faith is something that needs constant attention or thoughts of doubt will set in.
If you get up each morning and declare that it will be a fantastic day, and approach the world with that view; it will be a fantastic day. Start the day with words of faith; sow seeds of faith into your life.
Most people do the exact opposite; they wake up in the morning and turn on the news; starting their day with war, death and sorrow.
Starting the day with fear effects your spirit. You will become stressed quicker as your defences will be low.
It has been said that thoughts are things; they actually process dynamic power. Well, I have seen over and over again how people think themselves into and out of situations. I have seen people make themselves ill with their thoughts and by the same token, I have witnessed people make themselves healthy again when they change their core beliefs.
One of the best cures of self-doubt is the thought that Almighty God is with you and helping you. That He will stand by you and see you through the hard times.
To practice this belief simply affirm; God is with me, God is helping me, God is guiding me.
Spend time each day visualising his presence believing this affirmation. Go through each day with the knowing that what you have affirmed and visualised is true.
The release of power into your life that this practice stimulates will amaze you. The mountains in your life will soon be removed.
When you learn to nurture yourself with faith, you will begin to see your life change in unusual ways.
My new book, The Power Of Faith Can Move Mountains is free now on Amazon. Link Below. Download and enjoy.
Thanks for reading.
Rev J Martin