Thursday, June 30, 2011

You may lose the Fight, but you’re winning the Battle.

Have you ever felt like you are between a rock and a hard place; your back is up against the wall with no way out? How about the pressure of life is weighing you down, and you felt like life dealt you a bad deal; have you ever felt like that?

Having to face a giant in attempt to move forward can be frightening, however we can choose to stand our ground and fight for our future, or run and hide, the choice is ours to make.

Coming face to face with our adversity is healing for the soul that yearns for help. When you reach to the point that you could speak about a past experience that injured you, and the many things that are concealed without resolve because of fear, label as a failure.

As difficult as the task might be to open your self to others, reaching out to God and others can be a step closer to being healed, and relinquish living a life of fear or being alone.

Commit your self to seek what’s needed to cure and heal your difficult situation. Seek qualified professionals in their fields of expertise as Pastor, counselor etc. Because you lost the fight, you certainly could win the battle by using these few words: I need help, this has become too difficult for me to handle.

 Free from stress and worry.
 Free from the guilt of the past.
 Free from the fear of being called a failure.
 Free to be the person that God designed you to be.
 Free from addiction.
 Free from past bad occurrences.

• You are a strong person and not weak.
• You are healed and not broken.
• You are successful and not struggling.
• You are confident and without low self-esteem.
• You are truthful and not dishonest.
• You are connected and not disconnected.
• You are restored and no longer wounded.

Remember this, Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)

Carl Mathis: author of Life is what you make it – Seven steps to moving forward. Overcoming the obstacles of losing a spouse, having to raise three successful boys on his own and manage to write three books, he never managed to find the time to make excuses. Through his triumph over personal troubles, he strives to not only inspire and uplift, but to encourage people worldwide to find their purpose and begin walking in it. For booking info or to find out more about Carl Mathis, visit www.carlmathis.com

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thirst for Life: A Gift from Above.

Finding your purpose to push a little further makes you appreciate waking up to see another day. When you find that reason, you see the importance of the steps to survive a longer and prosperous life.

Be thankful, it will help you to stay focus on the positive things that will be beneficial to you, and reminds you that there is always a confidence in hope that the impossible will become possible.

When you have a sense of purpose, it helps you to revive and become a better person. This life that we live is not a forever-lifetime, it’s shorter than we realize. However, eternity is a life time.
According to Psalm 90:10 of the Holy Bible, the writer writes, Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away.
Petty things should not consume your time, for this gift of life that was given to you is so precious, you should be glad and rejoice each and every day of your life.
Uncomfortable situations will occur, but this challenge can be what gives you the power to make it to the next level. God does not want to see you in pain and suffering with a sense of lack in your life, but He sometimes use this to accomplish greater things in us.
According to Matthew 7:8: for everyone who asks, receives, and everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. And then in James 4:2, it said, you don’t have because you don’t ask.
If we looking forward toward the best, there is always a chance it will happen. When you believe in the best it will allow you to see the best, as a result gain the best.
Here are some foods for thought:
 Believe that you will live a long and prosperous life.
 Take a Look around and believe in the great wonders and beauty of God’s creation.
 Take a look at the life of your children, relatives, friends and families.
 Don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed with the bad things in life, it will overshadow all the good things in your life.
 Thirst for a greater life with happiness and joy, while choosing to live life to the fullest.
Carl Mathis: author of Life is what you make it – Seven steps to moving forward. Overcoming the obstacles of losing a spouse, having to raise three successful boys on his own and manage to write three books, he never managed to find the time to make excuses. Through his triumph over personal troubles, he strives to not only inspire and uplift, but to encourage people worldwide to find their purpose and begin walking in it. For booking info or to find out more about Carl Mathis, visit www.carlmathis.com

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Your Calling: Finding that Passion again.

To value the potential wrapped up in your calling, will take seeing your ministry as a spiritual counterpart to an old-time country doctor. This qualify country doctor does he duties of delivering babies, saw children through their growing up years, give them preventative shots, cures their fevers, listened to their dreams, help them through puberty and pimples, taught them the facts of life, attend their weddings, deliver their children and then started the cycle again for the new generation.
However, he was often frustrated by his failures, underpaid by his patients, poorly equipped by technology and not especially viewed as an important professional by his peers in big city hospitals.
But as he live his life, he had the incredible joy of knowing he save Tim’s life, brought Margie and her baby through difficult labor, sat up all night as Granny changed worlds and prescribe healing medicine to make Jack feel better in a few days.
Your calling has a similar impact on caring out the mission; however, a calling has a much greater exhilaration than the country doctor. Un like the country doctor, the calling points people to Christ, enable others to make sense of life, preserve cracking marriages, teach faith to children, hold the hands of dying saints and share a holy partnership with Christ, The privileges and accomplishments are miraculous.
Finding that passion again may be an adolescent, illogical or even utopian return to what never was, something like your first puppy love for the girl next door, or a crush on your kindergarten teacher. On a more satisfying level, a rekindled realistic love for your ministry may be more like a long list of reason to be in love on a legal pad after being married for a decade or even half a century.
To find that passion again requires a return to the basic of ministry. The questions you must ask your self are:
Who called you?
Who started you in this work?
How does work leak out of ministry?
What will it take to make your passion your most compelling motivation
again?
Has secular culture strangled significance out of Christian service for you?
You must never forget that your call is more than an honorable profession, a praiseworthy dedication or even a commendable way of life. Rather it is a tender, life giving relationship between the savior and a shepherd. A call to ministered starts and can accomplish incredible achievement beyond your wildest dreams because of such a personal relationship between God and the one who He called.
Innovator. Trendsetter. Author and entrepreneur. These are just a few words to describe Carl Mathis. While some may know him as a minister and a teacher, others have become fond of him through one of his written work, Life is What You Make It: Seven Steps to Moving Forward. For speaking engagements or to find out more about Carl Mathis, visit www.carlmathis.com or email info@carlmathis.com

Saturday, June 4, 2011

PURSUE PURPOSE

If there was a way that you could catch time and make it slow down for your purpose, its possibility that when the end of your road come calling your name, your note book of your life occurrences just may not be empty. However, you must make life your priority to maintain its quality and integrity.
Time, is like a NASCAR on its last lap about to finish the race in first place. It’s not waiting for anyone to catch up. Whether we do something with our life or not, time is constantly moving at a rapid pace, uncontrollable, but yet controlled by no one but itself.
You go to sleep, you go for a swim, you walk, or you watch television etc, time is a nonstop procedure.
In the blink of an eye your life could be taking away from you. Yes, we know that there is a starting point and an ending point to our life, but if I open your notebook of what you accomplished and read your accomplishments, did the value increase in all that God entrusted you with. O how many times I heard people say I wish I could do it all over again. If I had a chance I would do it differently. However, do you know it’s never too late to? If you are still amount the living, then you have adequate time to accomplish some of the things that you might miss during your neglected moments.
It was on a mother’s day when I decide to take my boys to the cemetery to place flowers on their mother’s grave. While we were visiting the grave, the memories of the past began to reflect on how at an early age she was taking away from this world. At the age of thirty six is not enough time to say that she had done all that she could while she was alive. Yes there was good time and bad times, however, I believe her time was cut short due to unfortunate situation.
As I look at her tome stone which tells a story of her arrival and her departure. Nothing significant of what she did was written on that stone plated pallet, just her name and two dates, her birth and he death. This reminded me of what life is really worth after you’re sucked into the place of a different world. You are just names and dates which carved into stone. The moral of this is the time while you here, you must pursue purpose to its fullest, till you have nothing left to give, make it profitable and worth while, not in vanity and temporal possessions. So at your final examination, you note book would not be blank.

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1 KJV) The words of a wise man, (King Solomon).

Solomon was a person who had much fame and recognition through out his rain as king of Israel. According to the Bible, he was the wisest man in his time, God bless him tremendous with wisdom and knowledge, and a great abundant of wealth. However, in his last moment of his kingship, he left some words of warning, taken from his past experience. He said.
What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea. Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content. (Ecclesiastes 1:3-8 NIV)
Life is precious and tender; it’s fragile like a baby in its infant age. It needs to be handled with care and concern in order for it to blossom into something marvelous. It needs to be handled with love and tenderness. This may sound strange to a person who thinks that life would last for ever, but reality say that we come into this small and complex place call the planet earth for a short time. And one day our number will come up, and we have to depart from this world. One day you are here and the next you vanished into a total different glory. We need to make the most of the time God allow us to vacation on this earth, because tomorrow is not promise, even for the wealthiest and most famous people, time is limited.
Life is like a notebook, with limited pages inside it. Each page represents a specific day and time for a special task. You carry this book with you wherever you go; your every day activities are darted down in this book. At the end of you road, your book is open and read out aloud so you could here what you have done during you life spend. You are going to be evaluated by not how long you live, but by how well you live, and certainly by the works that you have done.
You must treasure your time with all diligent and carefulness. Unfortunately we cannot stop the day from moving forward, if you do not get out from its way it will run over you. Then you are left with only memories of what was or could have been done.
Life should never be bases on you accomplishing material things. Of course, success should be attainable but not worshiped, acquire but not seek after, real success is more that riches by it’s self. Remember that riches are what you have, but wealth is who you are.

“But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” (Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV)

You have all the ability to create wealth; you have the opportunity and the creativity to make a better and prosperous life. However, take care you don’t fall into the trap of seeking after possessions.
As you analyzed life, many has build a chamber into success, only to find out at the last moment that they wish they would have spend more time with their family. The kind of vehicle you drive or your prestige title means nothing at the end of your life.
Although we should and must achieve curtain goals, and we teach about how to do that effectively, what’s more important is how we fill the space between entering and leaving mother earth. Our time is set by God and we cannot change that. Many people invest much time and money into such things as tummy tucks, face lifts, wrinkle remover etc. however, that still cannot un age the age or stop the time. What we can do is control the thing we have control over, change what we can change, and what we cannot change, we live with it. In the end, you are no more than the things you have done, the places you have visited, and the events that occur in you life. Life is just a notebook of moments which have been dratted down. It does not matter how long it takes to fill your notebook. All that matter is what you accomplish during the space from past to feature. In others words, what you do while you are in the presence.

Carl Mathis author of "Life is what you make it - seven steps to moving forward
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