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Finding God’s direction for my life

20 Oct

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

 

Finding God’s direction for my life.

 

 

Reblogged October 20, 2018

After I delivered a message on courage to few hundred women, I stood on stage, wireless mic in hand and with a smile of delight I answered questions from the audience. Here’s one of them.

What is the most daring thing you did after you lost your sight?

Hmmm…should I or shouldn’t I tell them? Why not? Here it goes:

A few years ago, I was in California attending a writers’ conference. A friend jokingly asked, “Do you want to drive?”

I stopped, looked in her direction and with a deviant look I answered, “Yes”.

“Are you sure?” she asked?

“No, the question is, are YOU sure you want me to drive your car?”

“Why not.”

She placed the car keys in my hand. I felt my way around to the driver’s side, ran my fingers till I found the handle and opened the door. I settled in the driver’s seat. “Okay, here we go.” I fumbled a bit to find the ignition, then inserted the key and started the engine.

Once she guided me to the right gear, she gave firm, clear instructions.

Not having any sight at all for over 25 years, driving a car again had been but a dream for me. My heart was beating a bit fast with excitement.

“Keep it straight now, a little to the left, now to the right just a bit, not much.”

I followed each instruction. “Give it a little gas,” she said. I did. We were on a hill. What fun!

You’ve got to trust Someone (God)

I know what you’re thinking, a bit crazy! I agree. But now years later, I can tell you the reason I was able to drive her car. It was because she was with me. I trusted in her ability to give me instructions and direction to tell me what to do, where to turn and when to slow down.

Life is the same. While on the road of life, we’re often blind to what will be around the corner, what will pop up unexpectedly, and where the ditches of heartache are.

But we reach our destination safely only when we realize our blindness and recognize God’s vision for our future. That vision is stated in the Bible. Then, following the GPS of Scripture, we have the confidence to move forward, knowing God is by our side, calling out each instruction.

That’s because “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16)

Like my friend, God is patient as He instructs, corrects and tells us to wait, slow down or stop.

Whether we’re about to enter into a new relationship, a new job, a new chapter or entering an unfamiliar stage of life, God’s speaking gently and clearly.

He never leaves us on our own to blindly drive through life, He said, “’Never will I leave you…, never will I forsake you.’ So, we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid’” (Hebrews 13:5-6).

Let’s Pray

Father, so often I’ve driven the vehicle of my own life, encountering cliffs of adversity, potholes of setbacks and disappointments that took me on unwanted detours. But now, listening to the instructions in your Word, the road is secure and the ride is smooth. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Have you considered Gods instructions that are found in the Bible before you make a decision? Before you head in a new direction?

Hey friends, I’d love your comments, be sure to share them with me.

And if you need a daily guide to head in the right direction with courage and faith, check out my book, Contagious Courage: Your 30-day guide to overcoming Stress and Anxiety. Just use the link to get your copy.

Janet

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Did you know I wrote a book filled with words of encouragement, uplifting thoughts and illustrations of real-life triumph to empower you? Its title, Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life. You can get it HERE.

CLICK HERE for a one-minute inspirational video.

Looking for a speaker for your upcoming event? A great speaker makes the difference between a so-so event and one that shines with impact. I invite you to view one of my two-minute videos HERE.

Please share: Feel free to share Janet’s posts with your friends.

 

SOURCE: https://janetperezeckles.com/blog/finding-peace/finding-gods-direction-for-my-life.html

 

Janet Eckles Perez

Some say she should be the last person to be dancing. Her life is summarized in this 3-minute video: http://bit.ly/1a8wGJR

Janet Perez Eckles’ story of triumph is marked by her work as an international speaker, #1 best-selling author, radio host, personal success coach and master interpreter. Although blind since 31, her passion is to help you see the best of life.

www.janetperezeckles.com

Twelve ways to know you’re a good mom

29 Sep

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

Twelve ways to know you’re a good mom.

Reblogged September 29, 2018

“Summer is over and we need to get into a new routine,” my daughter-in-law said to my grandkids.

Being a young mom…and being blind.

Her comment took me to those busy days I had as a young mom. Mornings when my sons were in grade school and I was busy ironing their uniforms and packing those lunch boxes with nutritious stuff (most of which sadly, they brought right back home).

But that was the easy part, being blind; helping them with their homework was tough. How I wished I could see if they wrote the right answers, or how good it would be if I could read the teachers’ notes. My muscles tensed, thinking of how my blindness would affect them. Some days tears trickled down. And lamenting my days gone by when I could see added to my grief.

But God was good to me.

He sent a friend who opened the eyes of my heart.

“If you think about it,” she said, “your kids are really God’s children. He is their Father and He’s in charge of all big and small things.”

I wiped my tears, inhaled a deep sigh, and let that truth sink into my heart. It brought the encouragement I needed to sweep away those “poor-me” notions, and sparked a renewed passion to care for my sons.

What makes a good mom?

With a brighter outlook and a fresh love for my role as their mom, I compiled my own list of what makes a “good” mom:

  1. A Mom who uses prayer as her powerful weapon to defend her children.
  2. A Mom who knows mistakes will be corrected in the hands of a loving God.
  3. A Mom who might go to sleep at night with dishes still in the sink, but a bedtime story in her kid’s heart.
  4. A Mom who knows perfection will only happen on the other side of heaven.
  5. A Mom who sees her kid’s weaknesses and still smiles at his strengths.
  6. A Mom who places guilt in the garbage disposal of life.
  7. A Mom who leaves fingerprints on the glass door to place an imprint of love in her kid’s heart.
  8. A Mom who looks in the mirror and smiles because she is molding one of the leaders of tomorrow.
  9. A Mom who picks shoes off the floor, thankful her kids can walk.
  10. A Mom who listens to endless chatter, thankful her kids can talk.
  11. A Mom who’s signed a partnership with God.
  12. A Mom who stirs this sweetener in the coffee cup of her heart: “I can do all things through the Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

And while she drops exhausted in bed at the end of the day, truth shines through: It’s not the items checked off on the to-do list. Accomplishments managed. The applause never heard or the help always needed. But the certainty that echoes in her heart: her true greatness is in the Father’s eyes. Her sorrows are in his heart. And her triumphs are in His plans.

Let’s Pray

Father, thank you for your reassurance that my children are yours first. They belong to you and therefore, they’re under your divine care. Thank you for the peace that truth brings me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

What promise from God makes your job as a Mom easier?

Did you know I wrote a book about the days when my blindness came? But a beautiful journey took me to joy once again? It’s titled: Trials of Today, treasures for Tomorrow. I wrote it for you. Check it out here: https://janetperezeckles.com/store

Janet

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Did you know I wrote a book filled with words of encouragement, uplifting thoughts and illustrations of real-life triumph to empower you? Its title, Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life. You can get it HERE.

CLICK HERE for a one-minute inspirational video.

Looking for a speaker for your upcoming event? A great speaker makes the difference between a so-so event and one that shines with impact. I invite you to view one of my two-minute videos HERE.

Please share: Feel free to share Janet’s posts with your friends.

Source: https://janetperezeckles.com/blog/courage/twelve-ways-to-know-youre-a-good-mom.html

 

Janet Eckles Perez

Some say she should be the last person to be dancing. Her life is summarized in this 3-minute video: http://bit.ly/1a8wGJR

Janet Perez Eckles’ story of triumph is marked by her work as an international speaker, #1 best-selling author, radio host, personal success coach and master interpreter. Although blind since 31, her passion is to help you see the best of life.

www.janetperezeckles.com

One thing you must do when looking for contentment

22 Sep

Walking by Faith, Not, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

Reblogged September 22, 2018

“Please, please,” I pleaded with my father, “don’t make me go back there.”

A tough adjustment.

But he didn’t give in. We had just arrived from Bolivia and unable to speak or understand English, attending school was torture for me.

Back then, there were no ESL classes. There was no dial one for Spanish. There were no teachers who spoke Spanish. Thus, seated at my desk in the back of the classroom, my 12-year-stomach cramped trying to understand the teacher.

Sixth grade girls surrounded my desk, pointed at me, whispering to each other. I did look different, wearing regular clothes from Bolivia rather than the plaid skirts and white blouses they all wore.

They also found my pierced ears to be bizarre. In 1964, pierced ears for young girls was strangely odd.

But to me, everything about our new life in America seemed odd. Once back from school and in our small apartment, I whined about the painful experience. I asked over and over again why we had to leave Bolivia where I had friends, where I was accepted, and invited to join the games at recess.

The complaining continued.

Eventually, we learned to speak English, made friends and embraced the American culture. And now well-adjusted, you would think as an adult my whining stopped. It didn’t. I complained when things went wrong. When my plans fell apart. When my dreams remained as dreams. And when those I loved failed me.

So sad; I was no different than the Israelites when, in the heat of the desert, they growled and shook their sweaty fists at God. With no shame, they had turned into pioneers in the whining department as recorded in the book of Exodus:

As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians?’ It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”

Can you blame them? 

They were probably exhausted, hungry, tired, and thirsty and discontentment was the topic of conversation around the campfire each night.

We get that way sometimes too, don’t we? Deep into our own struggles, we end up terrified like the Israelites. We grumble in the hot desert of frustration. And as we trudge through the dry land of conflict, of uncertainty and nervousness, we desperately look to be rescued.

Though we look around, we can’t see God, who’s ready to do the rescuing. We’re too busy grumbling. And no matter how we try to get away, the Egyptians called stress and anxiety come after us, threatening to ruin our day.

God’s mercy shows up.

But they ruin nothing because no matter what time or how much we complain, God’s mercy shows up like morning dew, with a fresh promise to deliver us.

“Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.’” (Exodus 14: 10-14)

God, almighty and faithful, will fight our battles. He will lift up the weapons of His power. Our job is simple: to be still. And in that stillness of God’s presence is when our nights know His peace. In the still of our heart is when His whisper brushes through. And in the still of the moment is when contentment walks and settles in for good.

Let’s Pray

Father, thank you for the gift of contentment found only in silent, still moments in Your presence. No matter what pursues me or threatens me, I pray contentment is what I’ll find in the quiet moments with You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In the midst of your hectic life, what keeps you from being still?

I welcome your comments. They mean so much to me. And if you would share this post, how happy that would make me.

Janet

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Did you know I wrote a book filled with words of encouragement, uplifting thoughts and illustrations of real-life triumph to empower you? Its title, Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life. You can get it HERE.

CLICK HERE for a one-minute inspirational video.

Looking for a speaker for your upcoming event? A great speaker makes the difference between a so-so event and one that shines with impact. I invite you to view one of my two-minute videos HERE.

Please share: Feel free to share Janet’s posts with your friends.

Source https://janetperezeckles.com/blog/faith-in-god/one-thing-you-must-do-when-looking-for-contentment.html

Is this getting in the way of your happiness?

15 Sep

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

 

Is this getting in the way of your happiness?

 

 

Reblogged September 15, 2018

The other day I got busy changing our bed sheets. Although I have no sight, it’s an easy task except for the fitted sheets.

The challenge is matching the right corners. And this particular time, no matter how much I turned the sheet, stretched, pulled and yanked, the corners just wouldn’t reach to fit around the mattress.

Could they have shrunk in the dryer? Or did the mattress grow in size? I don’t give up easily. So, I hopped on the bed to give more force to the effort.

While on my knees, to my surprise, I felt a large lump (we blind folks have to do everything by feel). In the middle of the bed was a blanket, all bunched up. No wonder the sheet didn’t fit, the big lump kept it from lying flat to fit around the corners.

Have you done that?

Not with bed sheets, but in life. You try to make it all fit, but something gets in the way. Something, elusive but real prevents life from being nice and smooth.

That something is the lump called misconceptions or mistaken expectations. We carry them with us. With a spring in our step, we move forward, whistling an upbeat tune, carrying our notion of how life should be. How it should go. And what it should include. We expect the right person to make us whole. The right job to bring security. The right doctor to bring a cure, the right counselor to help take our guild away.

But when none of that happens, life isn’t smooth. We’re undone, unsettled and incomplete.

We need to answer five questions.

The only way we can remove the lump of misconceptions is when we answer these five questions found in Psalm 102:2-5.

The Challenge

Here’s my challenge to you and myself too: Sit back, take a deep breath and commit to remove that lump of misconception of what WE think life should be. Instead, we relish in the truth that God’s power wrapped in love removed guilt by cleansing our sins through Jesus. We boldly claim the fresh confidence we now have, knowing he healed us. We wear that crown of His mercy and compassion that has our name on it. And we declare those desires sitting in the waiting room of our heart to be fulfilled. And then, with security in our step, we sing the victory that’s already ours.

Let’s Pray

Father, help me remove the lump of my own feeble misconception of what life should be. I ask for wisdom to recognize that you have the only way to make my life fit your plans, wonderfully good. In Jesus name.

What is the lump you need to remove?

I relish in your comments. Please let me know what you think. It means a lot to me.

Janet

 

Source: https://janetperezeckles.com/blog/direction/is-this-getting-in-the-way-of-your-happiness.html

Help me God, my life is a mess!

8 Sep

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

 

Help me God, my life is a mess!

 

 

Reblogged September 8, 2018

“I didn’t know any better,” I whispered to my friend seated beside me. We took turns around the table sharing silly stories about our younger days.

And when I told a few details about how, in my twenties, I belly danced for exercise, some giggled. Others gasped in surprise.

Although I never danced in public, my body sure liked the shape it was in. All those moves and shimmies toned up the muscles.

But years came and went, the body lost its youthful look, and shimmies went out the window.

Now, as a ministry leader, remembering that belly dancing episode, regret, embarrassment and a tinge of shame try to barge in. They try but don’t quite make it because I know women in the Bible who also did some not-so-honorable things. And to our surprise, they received God’s redeeming love anyway.

I’m quoting Joseph Prince’s description of these women:

Four women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus (see Matthew 1:1–16). Interestingly, they are not Sarah, Rebekah, Leah or Rachel, wives of the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Instead, they are Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba, women who had morally questionable backgrounds.

Tamar resorted to deception and prostitution to produce children through her father-in-law. Yet, it was from her line, the tribe of Judah, that the Messiah came (see Genesis 38).

Rahab was a Gentile and a prostitute in Jericho, who became a believer in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (see Joshua 2:1–21). She also became the mother of Boaz, who married Ruth (see Ruth 4:13).

Ruth was morally upright. But as a Moabitess, she was a Gentile and therefore considered unclean. Yet, she became the grandmother of David (see Ruth 4:13–17), whom the Jews regard as their greatest king.

Bathsheba committed adultery with David (see 2 Samuel 11:4). Later, she gave birth to King Solomon (see 2 Samuel 12:24), from whose royal line Jesus descended.

Naughty, naughty gals by some standards. And although society could have pushed them to the side, God didn’t. He saw beyond their activities and bad choices.

But did these gals know what God was up to? Probably not. Instead, they possibly followed their nightly routine, fed their camels, parked them outside their tents, crawled inside and rather than sleep, they tossed and turned, crying out, “Help me God, my life is a mess.”

But God didn’t change the mess itself. Instead, He used them. He had a place for them, even with their tainted past and not-so-pure character. He had designed something big with a divine scenario.

Not only that, but God by using them, had one more purpose: to send you and me a message, loud and clear: even if we’re the kind of women who feel we don’t do enough right, but too much wrong. If we try too hard, or not try enough. If we achieve high goals, or procrastinate instead. If we had foolish ways while we were young, and even more foolish ones as we get older.

God has a plan.

None of that matters because God has a plan. His design includes a bigger picture and a greater purpose. And even when He doesn’t get us out of the mess, He watches how we navigate through it.

And, although, with teary eyes while focusing on the sorry details of our misfortune, He’s at work. He’s putting the pieces together according to His blueprint, guiding each step to make something powerfully beautiful.

In fact, the more we head down the dirty path, the more we need to turn to Him. He will transform the mess into a message to the world that He can use the weak, the fallen and the wrong-side-of-the-tracks kind of gal.

Need more proof? If He can use me, blind and less-than-capable, He can use anyone for His purpose, for His plans and for His pleasure.

Let’s Pray

Father, thank you for giving me a calm heart even when you don’t remove the mess in my life. I find peace because you erase from your memory the mistakes I made, the wrong paths I followed and the flaws that are ever-present. I ask that you use me in spite of it all. In Jesus’ name, amen.

How will your outlook change, knowing God can use you right where you are?

I’d love your comments. And if you like this message, I’d be so grateful if you shared it.

Janet

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Did you know I wrote a book filled with words of encouragement, uplifting thoughts and illustrations of real-life triumph to empower you? Its title, Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life. You can get it HERE.

CLICK HERE for a one-minute inspirational video.

Looking for a speaker for your upcoming event? A great speaker makes the difference between a so-so event and one that shines with impact. I invite you to view one of my two-minute videos HERE.

Please share: Feel free to share Janet’s posts with your friends.

 

Janet Eckles Perez

Some say she should be the last person to be dancing. Her life is summarized in this 3-minute video: http://bit.ly/1a8wGJR

Janet Perez Eckles’ story of triumph is marked by her work as an international speaker, #1 best-selling author, radio host, personal success coach and master interpreter. Although blind since 31, her passion is to help you see the best of life.

www.janetperezeckles.com

What to do when facing bad news

25 Aug

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

 

What to do when facing bad news.

 

 

Reblogged August 25, 2018

I fought the tears.

“I can’t believe it,” I wrote as a reply to a colleague of mine some years back.

“Yes,” she said, “the company is downsizing and is laying off all in our level.”

My stomach cramped. My job as an over-the-phone interpreter wasn’t actually “work” for me; it was my passion. Something I relished performing. And one that for over two decades, I’d relied on for income, health insurance and other nice perks.

My throat was still a bit sore from swallowing the lump as I considered this loss.

I heard words like severance, “COBRA”—words that screamed “You’re out of here.”

They pointed to the choices: anger at the unfairness, fear of what happens next, or prepare the menu for a pity party.

I chose a different path.

Since none seemed logical, I chose a different path. God says that His thoughts are not our thoughts. And our ways are not His ways. I caught my breath and glanced at a new horizon—not bleak anymore. Actually, I saw possibilities—ones I’d not considered but what if God had? I saw paths unknown to me, but what if God already knew them? I saw worry before me, but what if God had blessings planned instead?

Seeing my future through His eyes brought peace. And that peace made me dance with reassurance when I read: “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord; ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11)

To prosper me? To give me a future? God was the one promising that. Not my employer or unemployment department. His plans were in place, firm and trustworthy.

Something strange happened.

And while I relished in His firm commitment to give me a good future, the strangest thing happened, unusual as snow in Orlando. I received an email telling me that the notice to end my employment was indeed an error. An error? I held my breath. And with apologies, my boss confirmed that statement and assured me I was still an employee of the company with no changes to my responsibilities, income or benefits.

So, is that what God means when He says to trust in Him with all our heart? His tests often come with seemingly bad news. But we look at the “God news”—it paints the portrait of hope each time. It brings on what we could never imagine. And He is true to His every promise.

Maybe this message today is for you. If you’re facing uncertainty. Or you’re encountering something that seems impossible. Or maybe you reached the end, and hope is about to evaporate.

Hang on. God has written the end of the story. And He’s waiting for your trust to come back, your faith to increase and your peace to come back.

Let’s Pray

Father, thank you for giving me the wisdom to rely on you when bad news arrives. Thank you for teaching me to trust in your provision and in your sustaining power alone. In Jesus’ name, amen.

How is God showing you a new horizon today?

Janet

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Did you know I wrote a book filled with words of encouragement, uplifting thoughts and illustrations of real-life triumph to empower you? Its title, Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life. You can get it HERE.

CLICK HERE for a one-minute inspirational video.

Looking for a speaker for your upcoming event? A great speaker makes the difference between a so-so event and one that shines with impact. I invite you to view one of my two-minute videos HERE.

Please share: Feel free to share Janet’s posts with your friends.

 

Source https://janetperezeckles.com/blog/finding-peace/what-to-do-when-facing-bad-news.html

 

Janet Eckles Perez

Some say she should be the last person to be dancing. Her life is summarized in this 3-minute video: http://bit.ly/1a8wGJR

Janet Perez Eckles’ story of triumph is marked by her work as an international speaker, #1 best-selling author, radio host, personal success coach and master interpreter. Although blind since 31, her passion is to help you see the best of life.

www.janetperezeckles.com

Twelve things God says you must never do

18 Aug

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight
Janet Perez Eckles

 

Twelve things God says you must never do.

 

Reblogged August 18, 2018

 

“Ready for a game?” I called out to my ten- and eight-year old grand-kiddoes.

They dashed to the couch and snuggled beside me. “What are we playing?”

Each game I invent has strange rules and quirky turns.

As I give the instructions, I emphasize what they cannot do or what they cannot say.

Once they learn the do’s and don’ts, the game begins. We laugh, learn and pass the time with delight.

God does the same thing. When He gave directions to many of His people, He used the same approach.

There was no game involved, but rather, with each instruction, a profound and life-changing impact to our destiny took place. And all because He gave instructions of what to do and what not to do.

Here are some paraphrased examples of what God said not to do:

  • To Eve, He said don’t eat.
  • To Cain, He said don’t lie.
  • To Moses, He said don’t worry about your stuttering.
  • To Joseph, He said don’t lose faith.
  • To Abraham, He said don’t doubt.
  • To Noah, He said don’t stop.
  • To Sarah, He said don’t laugh.
  • To Hannah, He said don’t stop praying.
  • To David, he said don’t fail to repent.
  • To Elijah, He said don’t run.
  • To Jonah, He said don’t say
  • To Joshua, He said don’t be discouraged.
  • To Jeremiah, He said don’t think about your age.
  • To Martha, He said don’t whine.
  • To Paul, He said don’t give up.
  • To Ruth, He said don’t look back.

If He was clear with all these powerfully influential people, why wouldn’t He say the same to you and me today? His voice hasn’t lost its timbre. His desire to be close to us hasn’t faded, and His instructions haven’t become lame.

With His love-overflowing authority, He speaks as we face the deepest pain and hardest times.

Here are 12 examples for us of what not to do:

  1. Don’t worry, I have each moment planned. Each day orchestrated. (Matthew 6:19-34)
  2. Don’t fear. Consider what I gave you—not a spirit of fear, but one of love, power and of sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
  3. Don’t try to figure it out. Trust in me with all your heart, think of me in every situation and I will show you the way. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  4. Don’t look back. Forget what happened yesterday. Focus on today. Hope for tomorrow. (Isaiah 43:18)
  5. Don’t follow your wisdom. Seek mine instead. My thoughts and ways are higher than yours. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
  6. Don’t let guilt in. If you repent, the slate is clean. The stains are removed. (Psalm 103:11-12)
  7. Don’t despair. I’m near you, I will save you from all the gloom and sadness. (Psalm 34:18)
  8. Don’t seek the things of this world. Seek instead a closer and more intimate relationship with me. (Matthew 6:33)
  9. Don’t feel lonely. I’ll be with you when you get up. When you move and when you take off on your journey. (Joshua 1:9)
  10. Don’t envy what others have. I gave you what you need for today. I’ll fill your desires with good things. (Psalm 103:1)
  11. Don’t listen to bad news. Fill your heart with my promises instead. (Psalm 102: 3-8)
  12. Don’t lament your weaknesses. I will strengthen you and I will help you. (Isaiah 41:10)

God does say to “Look to me for answers. Do love me with all your heart. Do expect a life filled with blessings.”

Let’s Pray

Father, I understand the restrictions you placed for my protection. Thank you for your guidance that leads me to the place that is best for me. In Jesus name.

As you face today’s problems, what is God telling you not to do?

Janet

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To invite Janet to speak, please go HERE  and check out the variety of topics that will inspire and uplift your group.

Did you know I wrote a book filled with words of encouragement, uplifting thoughts and illustrations of real-life triumph to empower you? Its title, Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life. You can get it HERE.

ONE-MINUTE inspirational video.

Looking for a speaker for your upcoming event? A great speaker makes the difference between a so-so event and one that shines with impact. I invite you to view one of my TWO-MINUTE VIDEOS.

Please share: Feel free to share Janet’s posts with your friends.

 

Source: https://janetperezeckles.com/blog/direction/twelve-things-god-says-you-must-never-do.html

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Eckles Perez

Some say she should be the last person to be dancing. Her life is summarized in this 3-minute video: http://bit.ly/1a8wGJR

Janet Perez Eckles’ story of triumph is marked by her work as an international speaker, #1 best-selling author, radio host, personal success coach and master interpreter. Although blind since 31, her passion is to help you see the best of life.

www.janetperezeckles.com

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