Taking Responsibility of your own life

Goodwish sermon for Friday 6th Nov 2009; candidates’ prayers for KCPE
By Anngladys Gichuhi, Mrs.
Media H.O.D. at ACMI
Student at Kenyatta University
Member of the Youth Pastoral Board, CCIT.
Author: Becoming an Amazing Girl
Email: anngladys@becominganamazinggirl.org
Website: www.becominganamazinggirl.org

TOPIC: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR OWN LIFE

You chart the course of your life; you tell your life where to go, and no one else can do that for you

Your life becomes what you want it to become

By your thoughts, words and deeds

Life and death are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit of it Prov. 18:21

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23: 7

TEAR Model by Paul McGee: SUMO Author (Shut Up; Move On)

Thoughts (head)

Emotions (heart)

Actions (hands)

Results (responses from others, and your environment)

(Your thoughts influence the emotions you feel, which in turn have a great effect on your actions. Your actions set the stage for the kind of feedback that you get from your environment and other people.)

The ball is really in your court

No one can decide for you the mediations of your heart except you

God has given us a free will, so we can make our lives anything we want

Best is to ask God, trust, obey and honor Him

“I place before you life and death,” the bible says. God is fair, just and keeps His word. He is true to Himself. What about you? What will you do with your life? Deut 30:19

Do your best where you’re at, if you’re really good, you’ll be sought after. Ecc. 9:10

Walk in the light and you’ll be seen

He’s given you the gift of life, talents and opportunities. Will you seize them or will you lose them?

God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.2nd Tim: 1:1

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength Phil. 4:13

Lazy people can’t feed themselves or go out to work. Prov. 26: 13-16.They say that there is a lion on the street. Prov. 30: 25-29.

Hard working people stand before kings and not before obscure men. Which one will you be? Prov. 22:29

The choice is yours, just like was Joshua’s – “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”

What is your choice? What is your priority? What is your main concern, your passion?

Time management, moment by moment, day by day. That’s how to build your life. Same as money.

Invest in what really matters, and what will matter in the long term.

Carpe diem! Some things will always be there, but others are seasonal.

Maximize your seasons.

In life there is no platform for excuses. And in life you get what you bargain for.

You get more tired by what you don’t do that by what you actually do. Mental loads are much heavier than physical ones, and exert a greater toll on us too.

Work with God, He’s the best partner in life.

SUMMARY

You tell your life where to go

Do your best where you’re at

You have been empowered for it

Reflect on your values, SWOT Analysis

Take necessary steps/action

Your life is largely in your hands. You can commit it to God and seek His wisdom and guidance. He loves you and loves to be a part of your life, but only if you let Him. He stands at the door and knocks. If you let Him you will dine greatly with Him now and in eternity, otherwise your life will be a waste forever. Rev. 3:20 If you want to surrender your life to God, raise your hand and we’ll pray together. THE END.

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