Fear comes in many sizes and shapes. The list of things to fear is endless, and if you are not careful, fear can control your life. For most people, their greatest fear is the fear of death. Everyone needs to remember that it's never over until God says it's over.
DON'T BE AFRAID. JUST BELIEVE.
More than 2000 years ago, a man named Jairus came to Jesus with an urgent request. He said, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
While Jesus was on the way to the house of Jairus, some men came and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the teacher any more?”
Overhearing and ignoring their message, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
When Jesus arrived at the house, Jesus saw a commotion with mourners crying and wailing loudly. Jesus said, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” The mourners laughed at him.
Jesus entered the child’s room, took her by the hand, and healed her.
Jesus gave us the pattern for dealing with the challenges that we face.
First, when we overhear naysayers and negative thinkers reciting their litany of limitations, we are to ignore their message. Don’t listen to people shackled by disbelief who want to drag you down to their level. Nothing good comes from listening to negative thinking.
Second, no matter what happens, we are not to give in to fear. Faith and fear are mutually exclusive. You must choose one or the other. Which will it be? Faith or fear? Jesus said that all things are possible to him who believes. Are you going to listen to the voice of fear, or to what Jesus says? All things are possible when you ignore fear’s limiting voice.
Third, we are to believe and place our faith in God who is the source of our life. It’s never over until God says it’s over. Leave the punctuation of your life up to God. Until God puts a period on your adventure with him, faith must rule your days. Impossible is not in God’s vocabulary, and it shouldn’t be in yours.
Fourth, don’t let the laughter and mocking of disbelievers discourage you or stop you in your tracks. If you do that, you will be listening to the wrong thing. Instead, listen to God’s voice of possibility and love. God has a purpose and plan for your life that is better than anything you can imagine. There is no limit to how good your life can become when you open your heart and mind to the power of his love. Your destiny is to have the last laugh, and that laugh will last for eternity.
Fifth, get in agreement with God and let him work things out. God loves to work miracles in the lives of his children. Ask for a miracle every minute of every day. Jesus said, “Ask, and you will receive. Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
Dr. Dave is the Encourager In Chief of the Positive Thinking Network. He believes there are no limits. There are only limiting beliefs. Dr. Dave is committed to make a positive difference in your life. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, and Dr. Dave and the Positive Thinking Network have the resources to turn your life in a positive direction. It's time to develop a persistently positive focus so that you can have a consistently positive mind. It's time to change your world.
The best place to get your daily dose of positive thinking is The Positive Channel. Positive thoughts are just a click away. This is your opportunity to change the way you think and feel about who you are and what you can do with your life. If you want to change your life, you must first change the way you think. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. Your new life starts today when you start putting positive things into your mind.
God is love and works by love. The power and presence of God in my life is love. Every time I see love, I see God's hand at work. Every time I feel love, I experience God's presence and power. When my mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, my thoughts are healthy, and my mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When my heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, my emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I open my heart and mind to the power of His love. God loves and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me to much to let me stay that way. He loves me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and it does not get any better than that. For the rest of my life I will max out on God's love. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
FIFTY POSITIVE SCRIPTURES THAT GOD CAN USE IN YOUR LIFE.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty had of God, that he may exalt you in due time. I Peter 5:6
The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18-19
The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Peace I leave with you , my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never allow the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hand. Psalm 31:14-15
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. Isaiah 43:2
The Lord upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that are bowed down. Psalm 145:14
Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:14-16
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. Psalm 46
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord. Psalm 31:24
And He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matthew 15:38
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37
Whatever you do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack in any good thing. Psalm 34:10
The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting. Psalm 100:5
For I will restore health unto you and heal you of your wounds. Jeremiah 30:17
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward those who fear him. Psalm 103:11
O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me. Psalm 30:2
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. I John 4:12
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. I John 3:1
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. Exodus 14:13
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him. Psalm 34:8
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7
He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
Mark 11:23-24 Whoever says to this mountain, "Be taken up and cast into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11:23-24
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain you: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55:22
"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit", says the Lord God Almighty. Zechariah 4:6
If God be for us, who can be against us. Romans 8:31
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Let the weak say, "I am strong." Joel 3:10
Let us lay aside every weight and encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. Luke 12:31
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8
ADDITIONAL POSITIVE RESOURCES
The Programmer’s Manual for Your Mind contains the tools you need to reprogram your mind with a positive operating system. It’s your Personal Tool Kit that shows you how to change the way you think and feel. Your mind is actually being programmed all the time without you being aware that it’s happening. The problem is that someone else is doing the programming. Make no mistake about it. If you don’t program your mind, other people will. Whether you like it or not, you are engaged in mortal mental combat, and your mind is ground zero. If you let your culture, the media, the government, and politicians do the programming, you will be in real trouble. You will not be running your own mind. They will be running it. You will not be living your dreams. You will be living theirs.The Programmer's Manual for Your Mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Start reprogramming your mind today using the tools found in the Programmer’s Manual for Your Mind. Remember, if you want to have a positive mind, nobody can stop you.
The Owner's Manual for Your Mind contains thirty-one Change Principles that empower you to make a life. You no longer worship at the altar of security, content to only make a living. The Change Principles show yo how to make a life. Don't timidly tiptoe through life waiting to go for your dreams. You have only one life. The clock is ticking, there are no timeouts, and there is nothing to wait for. Today is the only day you can make your dreams happen. Seize the day. Live as if you are a great person. Renew you mind with positive and empowering thoughts. Achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. Adopt zero tolerance to negative thinking. Don't accept any limitations. Never quit working on your dreams. The Owner's Manual for your mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Don't just make a living. Instead make a life using the thirty-one Change Principles found in Owner's Manual for Your Mind. There are no limitations. There are only limiting beliefs.
Overcoming depression is hard, perhaps the hardest thing you will ever do. But if you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you. Your emotions are a reflection of your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, your emotions automatically follow. You don't have to battle the negative and twisted emotions echoing in your mind. Instead you need to learn how to change the way you think, and your emotions will naturally take care of themselves. The challenge you face in depression is to change the way you think. If you want to change the way you think and feel, you are going to have to change your inner dialogue. You are going to have to talk to your mind in a different manner. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The battle for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. In order to break the back of depression, you will have to learn how to persistently and consistently control your mental focus. Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Too many people have a false model for change. They try to change their life by trying to change their life, and that is the recipe for failure. They are skipping all the steps that make change possible. Big changes don’t involve tweaks. They involve jumps. This book contains quantum self-talk that you need to have in your mind so that you can make a quantum leap to the next level. One hundred Power Graphics make it easy to put positive self-talk into your mind. The power of positive repetition is immense, and when your mind starts repeating quantum self-talk back to you, hang on tight, because you are ready to make a quantum leap to the next level. You have thousands of quantum leaps to make in your life, and quantum self-talk is a great place to start. Happy quantum leaping. Quantum Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind. Just be sure you are speaking a language your mind understands. Your brain speaks to you in its own language, and if you speak to it in the same way, it immediately responds in a powerful fashion. That’s why change proceeds most rapidly when you talk to yourself using the language of the mind. If you don’t speak the language of the mind, you may as well stop talking until you learn it. The three most powerful components of the language of the mind are images, sounds, and emotions. When my brain wants to get my attention, it does not send a text or an email. It blows me away with sights, sounds, and emotions. If you want to get your brain’s attention, you need to do the same thing. Send a message full of sights, sounds, and emotions. Start speaking the language that your mind understands. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Many people believe change is impossible. Most of the time they are confusing personality with personal behavior. The basic human personality is relatively constant over time, but human behavior can and does change. Personal change happens when people change the way they think. I have numerous patients formerly addicted to meth, cocaine, heroine, and alcohol, who escaped their addictions without ever going to rehab for treatment. They simply arrived at a point in their life where they no longer wanted to be prisoners of their addictions. They had experienced enough misery to last ten lifetimes, and they said no more. They changed their belief about who they are and what they can do with their life, and they became a different person who was chemical free. I am grateful to those patients, because they proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that people in the worst circumstances can and do change. Because of them, I am committed to helping people change their lives one belief at a time using positve self-talk. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Mark Twain wrote, “Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing though one’s head.” Mark Twain was right. Life consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that blow through your mind. The events of life can be trivial, tragic, and even monumental in nature, but the events themselves have little power. It’s the storm of thoughts about those events that controls our lives. Surviving the storm of thoughts is how we spend most of our time. No matter what we do, the storm still blows, and to a significant degree shapes our lives. Surviving the storm is something we do every day all day long. An entourage of thoughts accompanies each event in our lives. Those thoughts can be positive, negative, or most likely, something in between. Those thoughts are the battleground where we come to our agreement with life. Those thoughts define who we are and what we can do. You need to learn how to control the storm of thoughts blowing through your mind. Positive Self-Talk Gold Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what to say when you talk to your mind, and what to say when your mind talks to you. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. You don't need to spend years searching for empowering ideas that make it possible to live your dreams. It's already right here in a self-talk format. The Law of Positive Self-Talk states, "You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind." If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. When you fill your mind with positive self-talk and more than one-hundred Power Graphics, your life improves by leaps and bounds. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in eBook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Make your life better today by putting Maximum Strength Positive Thinking into your mind.
Although I can't control all the events of my life, I can control what I put into my mind. I have sufficient control over my mind to shape the otucome of my life in a way that reflects my goals and aspirations. I have an infinite number of future lives I can live. The way I run my mind determines which of them it will be. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
When you choose your thoughts, you choose your brain chemistry. When you change your thoughts, you change your brain chemistry. You are not the victim of your brain chemistry. You are its creator. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. I will act as if I cannot fail. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what I want to be and to do what I want to do. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I can make a living or make a life. When I make a living, I focus on survival. When I make a life, I focus on my dreams. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Change first happens in my mind. Whatever I am or ever will be is first found in my mind. In order to have a new life, I need a new way of thinking. That is where everything starts. I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
If I am having trouble geting permission to do the things I want to do, I need to take a look in the mirror. The person in the mirror is the only one who can give me permission to go for my dreams. All other permission rituals are irrelevant. My life is mine alone, and that is sufficient authority to grant whatever permission is required. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
The way I use my mind defines what it means to be me. At the most basic level, I am what I think about all day long. My mind is the only part of me that can change or that would ever be worth changing. If I want to change who I am, I must change the collection of thoughts that defines what it means to be me. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will practice being great each day of my life. I have only one life, and I may as well make it a great one. I have little to lose and much to gain by living as if I am great. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
A positive mind is not an accident. It's the product of positive mental focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Positive Christian Self-Talk is as much about God as it is about you. The self-talk contained in this book is designed to change your life. You learn to think the way that God thinks and speak the way that God speaks so that your self-talk has real power. It's time to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. It's time to speak your new life into existence. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life changing experience. Positive Christian Self-Talk points your life in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see where to take the next step, and positive self-talk helps you take that next step.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God has already given you the ability to achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. You already have all the tools you need to be the best you can be and do the best you can do. You just have to do it. Positive Christian Self-Talk
God never asks you to do something without giving you the resources to make it happen.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, your self-talk develops real power and rises to a new level.Positive Christian Self-Talk
Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need to get in agreement with God so that your self-talk points you in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need a new way of thinking. More than anything else, you need to learn how to think as God thinks. Until you get your thinking straightened out, your self-talk will make you stumble. Bad thinking creates bad self-talk.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God is the God of the possible. Impossible is not found in his vocabulary, and it should not be found in yours. Everything is possible when you think the way God thinks.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You don't get what you want. You get what you expect.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done to you," he meant exactly what he said. He created a universe in which positive expectations rule. It doesn't matter than much what you want. It's what you expect that counts.Positive Christian Self-Talk
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