One of the best decisions we can make this year is to commit to continuous growth! We all want to enhance the quality of our lives, become better people, achieve more, impact more lives, and overall become better rounded individuals. That’s why I believe it’s key to set personal development goals! As believers, we know that our spiritual growth is important, but so is our commitment to grow in our personal lives. #LifeLongLearners

Scripture References on Growth:

  • “but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,” Ephesians 4:15
  • “so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” Colossians 1:10

We grow spiritually through, Bible study, prayer, sharing our faith, attending and serving in our local church. It’s important to acknowledge that we are responsible for our spiritual growth.

As believers, it brings us great joy to Worship our Heavenly Father. It’s a wonderful privilege! #RelationshipOverReligion

On A Personal Note: As far back as I can remember, I have loved encouraging others, and seeing them accomplish great things. It brings me so much joy and satisfaction to see others succeed, even in the face of adversity. #Overcomers  My prayer is that this blog will do just that, Encourage YouJeremiah 29:11 says that God has a great plan in store for us, and I believe it. It’s not just about the destination, but who we are becoming along the way, and the lives that we are fortunate enough to touch. #KingdomMinded 

I am excited about this year, and about seeing what God is going to do in All Of Our Lives!” I am not moved by what is happening in the News, but I am moved into action by what is Written in His Word, and the Good News it brings. I choose to walk by Faith, and not by Sight! What about you? #EpicYearAhead #NoMatterWhoIsInOrIsntInOffice #MyGodIsStillOnTheThrone #TruthWins

Here are some golden nuggets, concerning personal growth: 

  1. Become More Confident: a recent study revealed that IQ is not the most important ingredient for success. Instead, there were three factors found more important than intelligence in determining success. One of those factors, self-confidence (the other two were setting goals and persevering).
  2. Stop Procrastinating: Procrastination has been called the thief of time, opportunity’s assassin, and the grave in which dreams are buried. Fortunately, procrastination is not a character trait, but a habit. And just as you learned the habit of procrastination, you can unlearn it.
  3. Be Proactive:In his best-selling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen R. Covey explains that the first habit of people who accomplish what they set out to do is that they’re proactive.
  4. Leave The Past In The Past: Enough Said!
  5. Read More: Last year our Pastor challenged us to read a book a month. I accepted that challenge and it has been one of the best decisions of my life! You may have heard that knowledge is power, and one of the best ways to acquire knowledge is by reading. Gaining new knowledge can satisfy our need for competence, which makes us happier. Read books that will help you to learn skills that will allow you to do better in life.
  6. Manage Stress More Effectively: For Me, It’s; Exercise, Exercise & More Exercise!
  7. Become More Resilient: Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity. It’s the difference between facing your problems bravely and confidently, versus feeling helpless and like you can’t move on. #ABounceBackAbility 

Good Stuff! It’s not about the destination, but about the Journey! Who are you becoming on this Journey? Love You All and Remember; #YourBestDaysAreAlwaysAhead

Upcoming News: Be sure to check out my latest VLOG, “Part 4 | The Power of Expectation” by, clicking here!  A New VLOG to be released later this week entitled,  “A Journey Through The Music” #grateful