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Power To Perceive, Part 2

Numbers 13

“And The Lord said to Moses, 2Send men to explore and scout (for yourselves) the land of Canaan, which I give to the Israelites.  From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, everyone one a leader or head among them. 3So Moses by the command of the Lord sent scouts from the Wilderness of Paran, all of them men who were heads of the Israelites.”

In Numbers 13, Moses has been given a command by God to send out scouts to explore the land that He is planning to give to them.  Well, the men go out and bring back a report to Moses on what they saw.  The land was good; however, there some inhabitants that were not the most friendliest people, which concerned the scouts.  In verse 30, Caleb speaks up and does his best to assure everyone that they as a group are more than capable of possessing the land promised to them, but the others are not so sure.

God had already promised the land to them; so, it was already theirs to take, but they could not see past the present circumstances at that time.  Just because you are in a dry place in your life right now does not mean that God  does not have something great for your life especially if He has already made a promise to you.  God does not go back on His word. 

You can tell your greatest  through the level of your challenge- greater the attack greater the significance.  Think of it this way- Your misery is your message; your suffering is your sermon.  God may not have called your to preach, but He has called you to witness. 

Remember you only see obstacles when you take your focus off your vision.

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I use to laugh and sometimes get upset at my grandfather because it seemed like everywhere we went, he knew someone.  Now years later, that very thing happens to me (be careful of what you laugh at). 

So, I am encouraging you on today and everyday to make an effort to meet people. Let them know how wonderful you are as a person, how wonderful your services and products are, and why they should have you at their next function(s).  By far, you are your best salesperson.

The next person you meet may have the answer to your million dollar idea.

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What’s In Your House?

Last week was a very stressful time.  It can be that way sometimes when working for a nonprofit.  Well, my husband share a passage of scripture with one of my coworkers and me.
The scripture was 2 Kings 4:1-7 (The Widow’s Oil).  He asked us, as the Prophet Elisha asked the widow woman, what did we have in our house.  See, the widow woman thought
she had nothing in her house that was of value to use to pay off her debts, but in essence she did.  She had a pot of oil that she was  not using.  It may not have been of any value to her, but to those individuals who needed her product, that oil was of some value to them.  They were willing to pay for that oil.  Well, it got me to thinking of all the skills that I have not been putting to use that could be of service and value to others.

So, I want to share this with you.  “You have to use what you got in your house to get what you need.”

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Many years ago I started writing because my doctor suggested I find a stress reliever or he was going to medicate me.  Not wanting to be on medication,
I began sending out short inspirational messages to my family and friends by email once a week. However, at the request of some of my readers, messages
eventually were sent twice a week.  I was told once a week was not enough.  Things were going good with my writing endeavor.

Then I was evited to a home showing for a new business.  I went to be supportive.  While I was there, the conversation turned to me and my writings.  I am not exactly
sure how I became the center of the conversation.  I believe one of the ladies there was on my email list.  Anyway, the subject of me writing a book came up and the conversation got interesting.  Out of the blue, a young lady, who I did not know asked me, “What made me think that I was qualified to write a book?”  I asked myself

would she had asked a more well-known author this question?  She did not know me; so what led her to pose this question to me?  I was as capable as anyone else. Needless
to say, I was shocked and tongue-tied.  I did not know what to say, but I gave her an answer; I am not sure if it was good enough for her, oh well.  Up until that moment, I
had no opposition to me writing.  I had always had favorable feedback and encouragement from my readership.  Actually, it was my readers who suggested and encouraged
the idea of a book in the first place.

If someone was to ask me that question today,  my answer would probably sound something like this, “I was born with a purpose in mind.  I was ordained before I was born

and my experiences since my birth have prepared and qualified me to do what it is that I do.  Please talk to God if you have a problem that.”  I watch my children everyday display their talents.  My daughter, who is 6 years old is already showing talent as a fashion designer.  She designed and made her first pair of sandals, and my 4 year old
son told my husband and me that preaching is in his blood. Yes, he said it.  Who am I to dispute that or discourage either of them.  So, who gives anyone the right to dispute
a dream?

If someone was to ask you, “What makes you so special; what would your answer be?”

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