To be a person that people like, and get on with is easy but sometimes we like to make it complex.
To be a person that people like, and get on with is easy but sometimes we like to make it complex.
Simple message but a very powerful one. Be yourself, be free, be true— Be happy, be silly, be wild.
We can’t all like the jobs that we do, but in our days off we have a chance to learn, evolve, and grow.
Now with sources like YouTube, Udemy, Masterclass series, there is countless ways to learn a new skill online.
Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Redbubble, Society 6 allow you to connect with millions of people, sharing your work, so if you are an artist, designer, writer, musician, dancer there are plenty of ways to connect with people.
Looking at the media the world can seem a dark, scary place but on the flip side of that we are living in the best time in human history.
Embrace your gifts this weekend and share it with the world.
What is fear?
Like any other negative emotion, fear is something that is not real. F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appearing Real… Underlining “FALSE”.
But even though it does not exist, fear can control you, fear can manipulate you, fear can determine your destiny. In fact, the majority of the population lives in fear.
They fear being abandoned, they fear for their security, they fear for their health.
We try to avoid what we are afraid of, so we run from fear, we find it hard to be ourselves, we do not dare to live the life that we want because we are so afraid.
But, when you stop running, facing your fear with faith, fear loses its power over you.
When you have the faith to confront your fears you will see that those things that you are afraid of are not real, and are not likely to happen.
Picture your life 1 year from now talking to a friend about the last 12 months…
Do you want to reflect on a year where you where afraid to do what you really wanted? Where you let fear control all your decisions?
Do you want to reflect on a year that was filled with amazing moments, amazing experiences, filled with love joy and happiness. A year that you walked in faith and accomplished more than you ever dreamed.
It’s ok to be afraid and still act, it’s ok to be afraid and still be you, it’s ok to be afraid and still love. It’s ok to be afraid.
You don’t need to let go of fear and then act, you can act despite of fear.
Because fear is not real and something that is not real cannot stop you!
Acting despite fear is….. faith. So … Don’t let your life be run by fear. Let it be run by faith.
What are you most afraid of?
Take a good look at it, bring it to your awareness, look at that fear knowing that it is not you, that it’s not real.
Look at that fear knowing that it has no control over you when you walk in faith, knowing that God is by yourside every step of the way.
Pray each morning and throughout the day. Keeping your mind on the goodness of God; He will give you courage and confidence.
Fear can only run your life if you avoid it. When you face it, it doesn’t matter how big it seems, it will disappear. You will see clearly that “this is not real”, “this is not me”.
You don’t need the fear to be completely gone for you to live, for you to have faith, for you to act on love, for you to do what you want.
Because fear cannot hold you back when God is by your side.
You can feel fear and still act in faith and you can feel fear and still be you.
Don’t let fear run your life, instead, live out of faith and love.
Once again, imagine your life this time 10 years from now…
Do you want to live 10 years running away from your fears?
Do you want to live 10 years from a place of faith, being courageous despite of fear, living a life of love, a life of adventure, a life of excitement, a life of passion… your dream life?
Don’t let fear control your life…dare to dream, dare to love, dare to have the faith to be You.
Thanks for reading. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Rev J Martin
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.
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
Many problems that we face come from our relationship with others; often started over trivial matters.
Someone speaks to us in a particular tone. Rather than thinking they may be under stress we can take it personally, shutting them out of our lives, telling others of how much they hurt us by what they said or done.
Unrest of any kind can lead to unhappiness and pain. Life can be complicated; we can feel misunderstood, taken for granted, or hurt.
The problem arises when we let these feelings consume our spirit. We can become critical and judgemental of others, and ourselves. We can become defensive, distant, unwilling to connect with people the way we once did.
Don’t allow bitterness, stubbornness or un-forgiveness extinguish the light of God that’s within your heart.
Feelings of negativity can separate us from His love.
Many people are unhappy because they have allowed negativity to cloud their vision. Living this way can be stressful, frustrating and can damage your relationships, your health and your faith.
When you focus on negativity, it’s almost impossible to see the positives in your life.
If someone hurt you, and you hurt him or her back, it may seem like payback, but it only adds more negativity to the world.
What you give out you will get back in return.
Many people focus on their needs instead of focusing on what they can do for others. The result is they are never fulfilled.
Throughout my life, my outlook has been one of happiness with a deep love for everyone. For the longest time, I took this attitude for granted. Recently, however, I decided to encapsulate the reasons behind my philosophy.
The result is my new book, How to Feel Love and Be Happy.
I would like to share with you the ways to live a life of harmony and happiness, which will give you a great feeling of love in your life.
You can download my book free today on Amazon, click on the image below.