Don't be complacent

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Beloved, whenever God instructs you to do something, do it as soon as possible. Don't hesitate. Don't be complacent.

For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
(Proverbs 1:32, NKJV)

God has set everything in its appointed time and delighted season. So, be in tune with the Spirit and flow as He leads you.

Do not be foolish to postpone when God has instructed you to do at a time. ...

Know the things that's worth your attention

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Beloved, in life, there are several things that would come your way, but, you don't have to attend to them all. You need to know which is worth your time.

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
(Psalm 119:37, NIV)

Several worthless things that are sinful in nature obviously do not worth your attention. Also, you need the Holy Spirit to teach you and lead you so that you don't waste your time on seemingly worthy things that carry no internal value for your life and destiny.

Therefore, be sensitive to the Spirit and let Him lead you in all things. ...

Give yourself to the Master's use

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Beloved, you are meant to live your life based on how God wants you to. You are now His instrument to bring glory to Him.

Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for sinning. Instead, give yourself completely to God . . . as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God
(Romans 6:13 NLT)

The life you now live in Christ Jesus is not your own but His. Therefore, all members of your body will be used for His work and His glory.

Beloved, let God lead you into how He wants to use you. Be open hearted to whatever He tells you to do. ...

Don't forget your place of help

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Beloved, when times and situations come that might be quite challenging, do not forget your place of help.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

There is assured help for the believer always. Just come to the Throne of Grace and ask for help. God is always ready to provide help, guidance and counsel.

Beloved, never ever forget your source of help. Look to God and not any man ...

God's Glory is Upon You

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Beloved, your life in Christ means that you are heavily covered with the Lord's Glory.

Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
Isaiah 60:1–2

No matter the level of the darkness around you, the Light of God will be over you. Regardless of the circumstances, your path will be distinct with glory.

Therefore, live life with this renewed confidence and assurance in Christ Jesus. ...

Your old age is blessed

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Beloved, God is with you for the long run. It isn't just a temporary walk or relationship.

Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
Genesis 24:1

As Abraham walked with God, even in his old at, he was immensely blessed. You too can expect God to greatly increase you in your old age.

Therefore, walk with God and believe that He is a faithful rewarder to all who diligently seek Him. ...

You gain strength when you wait on the Lord

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Beloved, you need to learn how to wait on the Lord. Trusting in Him to guide and lead you by the Holy Spirit.

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31, KJV)

All it takes to gain so much strength to fly like an eagle and run without being tired and walk without fainting ... so much strength ... is to wait on the Lord.

You have got His Spirit in you. You have the Word with you. Study and pray, trust the Holy Spirit and wait in His Presence. He will strengthen, guide and lead you to do so much exploits effortlessly. ...

God is your refuge

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Beloved, the Lord your God is your refuge and fortress. You have all the security and safety you need in life.

But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge.
Psalm 94:22

The Psalmist was testifying to the goodness of the Lord as being his defence. God will always protect you. Your life is hidden in Him.

Therefore, walk in confidence and faith in your Creator as your Protector. ...

God is always for you

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Beloved, God loves you so much and He will always be for you. Never will He be against you because you're His beloved.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31

Since He is for you, no one can plot anything against you successfully. All their evil plans will always fail.

God always has a way to work things out for your good. No matter what the situation is right now, believe that God is for you and He will always work for your good. ...

Rely on God's Word

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There is nothing else that can be more certain than the surety in God Word.

Abraham, when hope was dead within him, went on hoping in faith . . . He relied on the word of God
(Romans 4:18 Phillips)

We can lean on God's Word always. Abraham did not consider all the odds against him. Despite the seemingly hopeless situation, he still hoped in faith.

That is a classic example of relying on God's Word. So, trust in the Lord and hold fast unto His Word. ...