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Losing Our Identity

2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. One of the hardest things to do when you are unhappy, bored or disouraged is to not compare your life with someone else's. Some have called it a comparison trap. Oftentimes when we are idle or restless in our own lives, we seem to notice what is going on and into the lives of others. When this happens we lose our own identity. It's not wise to compare yourself to another person or your life to their life.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You are exactly the way you are supposed to be. Don't let the weakness in you affect the greatness in you. You have been given all that you need to be the success that God desires for you. Settle down and settle in to that best version of you that we all want to see. You are amazing!

Sun Stand Still

It takes "faith" to please God. Faith seems to come in all different sizes. Some people have great faith and believe for things that others think could never happen. For many faith is used only when necessary and extends only to the point of possibility in our own mind. And some never ever step out of their own power into a dimension of "God power" or faith in motion. I am so grateful that God puts all of us, wherever we are on the faith spectrum, in the midst of the Body of Christ to learn and grow together.
I want that kind of faith that makes people notice the awesome power of God and give Him glory. Faith that makes history. Like Joshua. Joshua had courageous faith.
Once when he was in battle the Lord told him to completely kill off the army: leave no one alive. The problem he had was that his battle was not over and the daylight was. He needed more time. Some folks would have given up and simply said they ran out of time. No one had ever thought of asking for more time! But Joshua did! He looked up at the sun, and prayed a simple prayer: sun stand still. I am sure that some of his companions thought he'd really lost it. Great faith often breeds that result. But the sun stood still, daylight stayed and no one got to go home cause Joshua did as God told him to. He killed them all.
When was the last time you stepped out and prayed a prayer that was so far beyond your power that it could only come true if God intervened? Let today be the day you start going farther, and believing for things that most would think impossible. Know this, when you are walking with the Lord, trusting in Him, with God, ALL things are possible! Let's develop some great courageous faith!