Look to God for guidance

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God is willing and ready to guide you in all your life's decisions. So, be humble and seek His guidance.




He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake

(Psalm 23:3 NIV)




You can trust Him to always guide you aright. When faced with major life decisions, you don't need to worry about it. Just ask God and trust Him to lead you. He will never lead you astray.


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Be attentive to God's Word

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Beloved, the Word of God is all you need in this life. You will find instructions, wisdom and more importantly, get to know your heavenly Father through the Word.




My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart;

Proverbs 4:20–21




So, be attentive to God's Word. Meditate on the Word so the Word finds room in your heart.



Once you continue to give attention to God's Word, your life continues to change as you're being transformed into the very image of Christ because He is the Word.


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Your thoughts shape your life

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The Scriptures admonishes us to guard our hearts diligently. There's a serious and important reason for this instruction.




Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts

(Proverbs 4:23 GNT)




The direction of your life is shaped by your thoughts. Your thoughts pattern ultimately influence the way you act and eventually where you end up and what you become.



So, be careful of the things you think about. Be careful about the things you feed your mind.


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There's nothing impossible for God

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God is the Creator of the universe. There's nothing that exists that wasn't made by Him.




Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.

Jeremiah 32:17




God who created everything in its diversity and complexity can't have anything too hard for Him to do. So, you can trust in Him when He says He will do something.



In His magnificence and glory, nothing is impossible to Him. Let faith build up in your spirit.


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Learn to ask and lean on His wisdom

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The wisdom of God is very important in life. Without it, one will live a very unstable life filled with poor decisions and regrets.




Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?

1 Kings 3:9




King Solomon was keen enough to recognize this need and he requested for the understanding to lead God's people. God was pleased with his request.



Beloved, you too can live a fulfilled life filled with good decisions by asking God for His wisdom in all you do. Learn to lean on God's counsel in His Word and by His S ...

Double honor for you

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God is in the business of divine exchange. He took away your sins and gave you His righteousness. He's got a lot more in store for you.




Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.

Isaiah 61:7




God wants to change your shame and reproach to honor on all sides. He took all your curses away by being hung on the cross Himself. He took your shame and replaced it with double honor.



So, look to the Cross and see all your shame changed for double honor in every aspect of your life.< ...

God delivers you from trouble

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Beloved, you have a solid promise from your Creator who's also your loving heavenly Father - He promised to always deliver you from trouble.




He shall deliver you in six troubles, yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.

Job 5:19




You can be rest assured that whenever you call on Him, He's never far away to save you. So, don't be depressed and never think your God has forsaken you. He will surely come and save you.


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Be renewed by the Spirit

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The mind of a Christian needs to be renewed consistently. We need to keep working on our minds and the Holy Spirit helps with that.




Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes

(Ephesians 4:23 NLT)




Submit your mind to the Holy Spirit to teach you and lead you. We need to learn to think the Lord's way, hence, we will act the Lord's way.



The Word of God also helps us to renew our mind. As we study, we know the things we need to know, and as we meditate, the Spirit of God helps us change by transforming our hearts and minds.


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Live and function within your gifts

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God has placed in every single person peculier gifts and strengths. You have to learn to function within your God-given gifts.




We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us...

(Romans 12:6, NIV)




Learn to develop and grow in your gifts. There's always room for improvements and developments. The Spirit can teach you and also guide you to resources that can help you grow.



You also don't have to be jealous of the gifts of others. God has allotted gifts to everyone according to His Grace. Function well within your gifts and let God work through you to do marvelous works.


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You are free from all curses

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Beloved, you are no longer under the bondage of curses. God has delivered you from all curses through Jesus Christ.




Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree'),

Galatians 3:13




Christ took our place and bore all the curses on Himself so that we won't have to bear any of them.



Beloved, live in the Truth so that you can be set free because only the Truth sets a person free. The Truth is that you have already been set free.



Therefore, live the life of liberty in Christ Jesus because you're free from every curse.


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Labour to enter His rest

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Beloved, there's only one labor Christ asks us to. It is to labor to enter His rest. Every other labor, Christ has taken care of, that's why He says all those who are heavy-laden should come to Him for rest.




Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest...

Hebrews 4:11, KJV




Therefore, always ensure that your spirit is in the state of rest in Christ, never disturbed. Do not let anything disturb your peace. Be deeply rooted in the Word so that you can be firmly planted in His Rest and Peace.


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His yoke is always light

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God will never burden you with what you can't bear. Whatever you're passing through is surely meant to build you up.




Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

(Matthew 11:29, NIV)




Whenever you start going into depression, anxiety, worry etc, it means you're beginning to add yokes and burdens that aren't God's to yours.



The Scriptures says you should cast it all upon Him. So, don't carry any burden you are not meant to carry. Put it all on Jesus. Live a stress-free and peaceful life.


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God is always working things out

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There's one thing you can always be assured of, and it is that God will ALWAYS work it out for your good.




And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28




No matter how bad things seem right now, He is always working it out for your good. God's got your best interest at heart. The end will always be greater than your expectations.



You don't know the issues He is solving for you. God sees the beginning, all that's in the middle and the end. He knows all and He is working all things for your good according to His divine purpose.


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Find comfort in His peace

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The peace of God is certain for us who are in Christ. We don't need to worry about anything in life.




Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

(John 14:27, NIV)




Always reset yourself back to God's peace. Whenever your heart is troubled, just go back to God's peace. Study the Scriptures about Peace and be calm again in your Spirit.



Never let your heart be troubled. Whenever worry and anxiety begin to sets in, always go back to the Spirit and back to the state of Peace.


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Go for wisdom always

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The importance of wisdom can never be overemphasized. We need wisdom in every aspect of our lives.




Get wisdom; develop good judgment

(Proverbs 4:5 NLT)




At various points in our lives and even daily, we need to make decisions. Wisdom is needed to help us make sound judgement.



We have the Spirit of God in us to give us wisdom. More so, Christ is made unto us the Wisdom of God. We just need to realize and tap.into this heavenly resource given to us.


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Praying according to God's will

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Sometimes, you may wonder if what you seek is the will of God. But, you really have a simple solution.




Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 8:27




The Holy Spirit solves this problem for us. You don't have to search further. Just pray in the spirit and you're 100% sure you're praying the will of God. 



The Scriptures recommends that we pray in the spirit often. Do this and grow spiritually. Do this and see the will of God come to fulfillment in your life.


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He that promised is able to do it

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Beloved, you do not need to worry about how it will be fulfilled. That's God's portion. He has promised it and He will bring it to fulfillment.




And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body…he did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

(Romans 4:19-21, NKJV)




We can learn from Abraham. He wasn't concerned whether his body was old or his wife was way past age. All Abraham was concerned about is that God who promised is willing and able to do it.



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Use your tongue wisely

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You've got to be careful about what you say. There is so much power in the tongue - as much as life and death.




Death and life are in the power of the tongue…

Proverbs 18:21




Hence, you've got to use your tongue to your advantage. Declare positive things. Speak positive things about your life, family, business, career, academics, etc.



Speak life and declare God's Word over yourself and all that pertains to you. Use your tongue wisely


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Be courageous and step out in faith

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We need to understand that God wouldn't send us if He hasn't sorted out the journey for us. So, we need to just step out courageously in faith.




This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

(Joshua 1:9, NLT)




You need to understand that God is with you. He will always be with you. He has promised and He will never fail.



Therefore, step out in that calling, career, business, adventure, etc in faith and trust in Him to lead you through to the end. No matter what happens, God is always with you.


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Righteousness by faith

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The righteousness that we have received is not by our works. Our righteousness by works is as filthy rags before God.




But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Romans 4:5




The righteousness we have received in Christ is that which is of faith. It is the very righteousness of God. Christ paid the price for us through His sacrifice on the Cross.



So, we can freely receive this righteousness which is not based on our works but by believing on Him.


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