Focus On The Good

With so much negativity all around me, it is refreshing to see people moving forward and planning for the future.

Focusing on the good in difficult times is challenging; there is no doubt about that. But when you look at the alternative, concentrating on the bad, then it is a task worth investing your time.

When you focus on the negative, you will notice that the problem you have will grow bigger and bigger, you will begin to see things that you didn’t think of at first.

Worrying and feeling anxious very rarely, if ever, resolves a situation. However, what does help is sitting down and asking yourself what you can do to make things better and whatever you come up with, getting to work on it without delay.

When you focus on solutions, you will find them.

Enjoy your weekend.

Feeling Drained Off All Your Energy?

There is so much uncertainty in our world, and if you are not careful,
fear can take control of your thinking.

Layer on top of that past hurts, regrets, and disappointments, and
you may feel drained of all your energy.

In my opinion, it is vital to do self-work to remove any negativity that’s
in your power to remove. Necessary to strengthen your faith and build
on that faith through your words and actions.

The Power to Change Your Life is a boxset containing, The Power of
Surrender, The Power of Mountain Moving Faith, and The Power of
Words. I combined these books as I think they provide an excellent
foundation moving forward.

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Wishing you all the best. I will keep you in my prayers.

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The Power to Change Your Life

We know we must change; we know it would be beneficial, but something holds us back? Fear, doubt and worry play their part, but I believe the real reason we find it hard to change is much deeper…

We are all born with unlimited potential, but over time, most of that potential fades away.

But why?

Growing up we are constantly reminded of our limitations.

Maybe a parent, guardian or classmate told you something so many times that you believed them. “You’re aiming too high. No one has ever done that before. Better to play it safe, don’t take risks.

They might have meant well, but they were projecting their fears and failures on you. Because they might have tried, or they don’t believe that they can do it. It’s important to know that it’s not really about you. It’s about what they feel and their fears inside.

Or maybe what was said was more destructive, “You’re not good enough, you’re not intelligent enough, you haven’t got what it takes. You haven’t got the looks or the confidence.

If you were told any of these types of things as a child, it is quite natural to experience resentment, anger, or bitterness when you replay what was said or done. But it is so vital that you release them feelings or they will get the best of you.

Down Memory Lane

Growing up, I was bullied, meaning I felt inferior to others for most of my life. I didn’t feel like I was popular enough. Intelligent enough, talented enough. No doubt holding this attitude had an impact on my life. But thankfully, I never held negative feelings towards the people that hurt me. I just kept moving forward and did my best.

Only years later did I realise that holding this attitude was a gift.

To make progress, to be truly happy, healthy, and successful, you must learn to let go of the past so that it doesn’t affect you in the present. What happened may not have been fair. What was done to you was wrong, but letting it replay in your mind will not help. All that replaying the hurt will do is make you more depressed, angrier, and more enraged.

Replaying past events can even make you doubt yourself, which will affect your language, meaning you say things like, “I couldn’t do that, I can’t learn new things, I’m not good with people, relationships, money, etc.

The negativity of the past can affect you in the present; it can affect your faith, it can affect your thinking, making you question what you can and can not do.

One hurt or mistake can limit what you can achieve.

The one person that hurt you can cause you to mistrust everyone and make you think that all people are the same. They’re not.

The one mistake you made can make you doubtful of your abilities, meaning you never try anything that challenges you or anything new.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

When you remove all negativity from your thinking, your faith will grow. meaning you will speak more confidently, and expect good things to come into your path.

By taking specific steps, your life can improve in amazing ways.

In my new book, The Power to Change Your Life, I break down the process in a simple, understandable way. Not in a list of dos and don’ts, but through relatable stories that will help you digest the information quick and easily.

There are seeds of greatness within each of us, but those seeds can lie dormant when we choose to focus on the past.

If someone gave you a plant to look after, you would love and care for it, ensuring that it got the maximum amount of nutrients and light. But for some reason, we choose to neglect the gift of life because of a few wrong decisions and hurts?

Resulting in us growing weak and never having the strength to bloom.

Choose to plant your seeds of greatness today, and you will not believe what you will achieve.

Experience the power of change; let the loving energy of God flow into your life.

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Stuck in overthinking?

When you start to overthink a past hurt or mistake them, thoughts will soon fill your mind. What happened may have happened years ago, but within minutes you can be feeling the same feelings as if it only happened yesterday.

Regret, pain, and bitterness can rob you of your joy.

And once negativity gets a hold of you, it can be tough to shake it off.

If you are feeling overwhelmed at this time, it can seem like there is no hope, that there is no way that things can get better. Emotions like fear, worry and doubt can blind you from opportunities that are right in front of your eyes.

But there is a solution…

You must actively fill your mind with faith.

Thinking thoughts of faith may seem simple, but it’s not. And the reason, the last thing you want to do when you are feeling down is to read something that will lift you up. Reading words of faith when you are in the grips of fear will initially make you feel uncomfortable, but when you do, something remarkable happens.

Your faith is released.

Knowing will soon replace doubt; peace will soon replace worry.

When life is not going to plan, the negative thoughts will come, telling you that you’re not good enough, smart enough, talented enough, but you must develop ways to remove those limiting thoughts and replace them with ideas that will give you strength to propel you forward.

Nothing is impossible to the person who challenges their fears and chooses to release their faith.

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Free eBook — How to Release Your Faith?

There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world at the moment, and it can be overwhelming.

It’s hard to see how things can get better.

Social media is an excellent way of connecting with people, but in the last 12 months, it has shown its dark side.

So many stories have surfaced, most of which have little or no facts attached to them, but they spread like wildfire, injecting even more, fear and uncertainty into people’s hearts and minds.

When surrounded by fear, it can be hard not to be affected by it. Fearful thoughts can quickly dominate your thought life, resulting in you sharing those thoughts with the people you meet.

When you go over, and over the same ideas, the problem is that it makes them more and more real in your mind.

Now more than ever, it’s essential to release your faith and let thoughts of faith, hope and expectancy fill your mind. And you must do this purposely. Otherwise, negative thoughts will keep you discouraged. Keep you locked in worry, doubt and fear.

When you let negative recordings play, they can affect your mood and your overall well-being. But when you release your faith, all your negative feelings will fade away.

And how do you do this? Purposely you must feed your mind with information that will fill you with hope, faith and gratitude.

The right words and thoughts will release the faith that lies within. You will begin to think differently, act differently, and feel differently.
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When God created us, He gave us everything we needed to fulfil our destiny. Now quit telling yourself that you are limited or haven’t got what it takes. Or that you will never achieve your destiny.

Choose instead to fill your mind with everything that is good so that your faith can be released.

In my new book, I would like to take you on a journey to help you overcome your fears by giving you the confidence and assurance that everything will work out as God has planned.

When life is not going our way, it’s easy to be discouraged and down on ourselves. We can allow negative defeated thoughts to replay on our mind. But when you learn to remove those limited thoughts, your life can change in amazing ways.

Nothing is impossible to the person who chooses to let go of fear and release their faith.

Are You Dealing With Regret?

Regret is simply a stream of thoughts that like to replay in your mind, to make you think that your life could have been so much different if you had of made different decisions.


The truth, everything happened exactly as it was meant to happen. That fact can be hard to take sometimes; I know because I have recently made some mistakes that I regret every day, The same thoughts replay in my mind, so I know first hand what regret feels like.


But today, a thought came to me that I would like to share.


You can not stop the negative thoughts from coming, so don’t even try instead when they come up in your mind. Say the following,


I can not change the past; I can only learn from it.

Repeat as often as necessary.

Thoughts of regret can steal your joy and happiness; they can make your mood change, meaning you are not present for the people in your life.

Please don’t give thoughts of regret power over you.

Uplifting Poem

It is only a tiny rosebud,
a flower of God’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
with these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers
is not known to such as I.
God opens this flower so easily,
but in my hands, they die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
this flower of God’s design,
then how can I have the wisdom
to unfold this life of mine?

So, I’ll trust in God for leading
each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance,
in each step along the way.

The path that lies before me,
only my Lord and Saviour knows.
I’ll trust God to unfold the moments,
just as He unfolds the rose.

Author unknown.

Audio can be found here

A Pearl of Wisdom That Took Me 25 Years To Learn—3 Minute Read—PART2

In my last post, I talked about your gift and talent in life being something that you can do effortlessly, something that comes naturally to you.

Well, each of us, I believe, has genius-level talent. God given abilities that we just have to tap into.

The main aim of this post is to help you find where your genius is, then it’s up to you to put all your energy into that area, and if you do you will excel, you will be as successful as you want to be.

The main obstacle that you will face in life is being yourself. Surely just being yourself should be easy?

No.

It’s not.

Somewhere along the way, we convince ourselves that we are not good enough, at almost everything. So we try extremely hard to be something that we are not, meaning, we never reach our full potential.

Starting off in life, we have all these dreams and passions, but very often we settle for second best or don’t embrace our natural gifts and abilities at all.

For example…

Your friend wants to be an accountant, so you follow them into accountancy, you qualify and earn amazing money. The problem is your a bright, outgoing person and sitting at a desk alone all day doesn’t interest you. So you’re unhappy.

Many people are in similar situations to this example. Living unhappy, with feelings of regret. Feelings that life has passed them by. That they have made too many mistakes.

Not the case. But it will take discipline and courage to make the necessary changes.

First, you have to ask yourself a few questions which I will go over now.

The Genius Zone

Most people are not sure what they are good at or what skills they have. And all the uncertainty is enough to put them off before they even start.

its difficult to believe that we are highly skilled in some area.

I will now share with you some questions to help you find what I like to call your genius Zone, so you have a firm foundation to build upon.

  1. What holds your attention?
    What subjects do you like reading about? What do you like to talk about? What do you like to study?
  2. What are you interested in?
    What topics have you been interested in your whole life? What subjects do you like to search for new information about?
  3. What absorbs your attention completely?
    What can you get completely absorbed in? When you are reading about it, watching documentaries on etc. When you’re talking on this subject hours will pass like minutes.

The answer to these questions is a good indication to your genius zone. The subjects that you’re most passionate about, you will have the most knowledge. Whatever this area is, you must focus on it because this is the area that you will be most creative.

When you discover your genius zone, you will notice that you do not need to learn much in that area. You may need more training to take your knowledge to the next level or maybe a change of job to acquire new experience.

But one or two years developing some skills is nothing compared to a lifetime of unhappiness— if you’re currently on the wrong path in life.

When you’re working in a job that you can share your knowledge and passion about a topic, product, or service, you will be happier, have more energy and have more love for yourself and others.

If this all sounds good, but you don’t know where to start then leave a comment or send me an email on revjmartin1@gmail.com, and I will do my best to advise you.

Thanks for reading.
RJM

Can You Set A Goal to be Free From Worry and Anxiety?

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Anyone that has experienced worry or anxiety may never think of setting it as a goal to be free from it, but this is what in my opinion you must do.

I once heard a quote from Jim Rohn, a famous motivational speaker, which had a deep impact on me. “Don’t set a goal to be successful just to be successful, set a goal to be successful for the person that it will make off you to achieve it.”

So don’t set a goal to be free from worry and anxiety, just to be free from worry and anxiety. Set a goal to be free from worry and anxiety for the growth in character that you will experience. So that you first hand understand the shift that takes place.

You can’t just wish anxiety away; you must actively work towards achieving that goal. All fear has a source, and if you run from it or deny it, then you will never overcome it.

Wall of Fear

Fear is the main obstacle in life, and it comes in many forms. Fear is what pushes most people back, keeping them locked in a place they cannot escape. But, if you don’t push yourself through what you fear, you will never fulfil your true potential.

One of my favourite quotes is by Marianne Williamson, who once said,

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.”

Deep down within us, we know what we are capable of. We have unique talents and abilities, but rather than share them with the world; we hide behind our fears.

Fears grow because we feed them. For example, Let say you are afraid of social situations; you feel intense anxiety or fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected.

That may cause you to avoid social situations, but this will only cause fear or anxiety to get worse. Remember, ‘you are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.’

A few years ago, I suffered intense anxiety which shook me to my core. Until that point, I thought anxiety was something that could be overcome easily, but I was mistaken.

There were moments I thought I might never recover, but I never gave a voice to them fearful thoughts. I spoke words of faith. Saying things like, ‘I will do whatever it takes to overcome this anxiety.’ There is power in the spoken word.

Rather than let fear win, I set a goal to do whatever it took to overcome the anxiety. That decision brought me on a journey of discovery.

In the end, it took a combination of methods to overcome. It took discipline to apply the techniques instead of just panicking. But it was worth it. My search led me to ETF tapping, a technique that helped me greatly.

Within two weeks, the anxiety had subsided noticeably, giving me the feeling that I was in control. Within a couple of months, the intense fear was gone.

The experience changed me; it made me more grateful for everything. I became more humble and less stressed. All the little things that annoyed me in the past seemed insignificant.

I learnt so much. I learnt the power of a walk in nature, the birds singing and the sound of a stream.

I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy but it made me a better person, it increased my faith, my compassion, and it made me more patient with others.

Facing your fears is not easy; I will tell you straight. Sometimes prayer alone will not work; you will need to put action behind your faith. You will need to consistently and persistently do what is necessary.

The good news is… when you face your fears, the real reward is the person that you will become. A more influential, healthier, wiser person that is more connected to the world around you. Someone more compassionate, empathic and loving towards others. Someone that is a step closer to God.

Decide to face a fear today and witness the difference that it will make.

Philippians 4: 6-7 NIV
Do not be anxious about anything , but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, presents your requests to GOD, And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.