What Do You Mean – Divine Protection?

Many people are living in constant fear today. There are no guarantees for your safety. Or are there?

When we turn to God’s Word we find that there are protection available to us indeed. Divine protection from God is available to everyone who abides in Him.

I have done a guest post on this topic at Empowerment Moments Blog. you can read the full post here.

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Can We Really Live a Life of Peace and Tranquility?

This is a question on the lips of many people around the world. And many people have lost hope of ever enjoying any peace or tranquility in this life. “Not in this life” many would say.  Not in a world full of violence, hate and envy. But that is exactly what I am talking about – the here and now – and it is possible.

Psalm 23:5 (NIV) says “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me Peacebeside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a]I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows”.

That means here and now, in this life. You won’t have any enemies when you are in heaven.

In John 14:27 (NIV), Jesus said “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”. Then in Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) it says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.

Yet, nothing will happen automatically. We have our part to play. We must make a decision. Who will have the final say in your life? Who has final authority? Colossians 3:15 (NIV) says “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” That little word “let”, indicates that we need to make the decision for the peace of Christ to rule in our lives. God is not forcing himself on anyone. You have to make the decision.

By giving the Word of God final authority in your life, also means that you need to trust His Word. If God says that He will protect you (Psalm 91), you should resist the devil, by refusing to fear (John14:27) and refuse being anxious about your future (Philippians 4:6).

There is one more crucial ingredient that you need to experience total freedom and peace in your life, and that is to forgive. Living in un-forgiveness will steal your peace from you and it will even rob you from your health. And through un-forgiveness, you are robbing yourself from getting your prayers answered. Many people love to quote Mark 11:23-24 about having faith and you will have what you say. But it is important to read the rest of that scripture too. Verse 25-26 (KJV) goes on to say “25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses”.

We cannot manipulate God by thinking that we can just “name it and claim it”. God always knows what’s best, and we also have responsibilities that goes beyond ourselves.

You might think it is impossible to forgive that person after what he/she has done to you. What you think and what you feel is not important, and that is actually good news. If you want to forgive based on how you feel, that means you want to do it in your own power and it becomes impossible. But if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength (Philippians 4:13; Colossians 3:17).

A Chip on the Shoulder Weighs a Ton

This brings us to the nugget for this week. In John L. Mason’s Book An Enemy Called Average, nugget #30 says “a chip on the shoulder weighs a ton”.

The weight of un-forgiveness is a terrible weight to carry and will only drag you down. “But no one knows what that person did to me!” yet, as John Mason says in his book; “That may be true, but the question is do you know what un-forgiveness will do to you?”

What really matters is what happens in us not to us – John Mason.

Un-forgiveness leads to great bitterness and that is a deadly misuse of the creative flow from above. Great amounts of mental energy and brain power are used up in pondering over a negative situation and plotting how to “get even”.

“That’s easy to say, but you don’t know my situation”, you might say. Yes, maybe I don’t know your situation, but I do know what it’s like. People who know me personally will know what I am talking about, and I also have to fight the temptation of un-forgiveness. But by the grace of God, I have learned to forgive and I refuse to meditate on what happened. When those thoughts come, I take them captive and make them obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Peace and Tranquility is Within Your Reach

Yes, we do live in a world full of violence and hate. The question is; how do you perceive all this in your own mind. The good news is that you can learn how to respond to things by taking control of your mind.

In Matthew 24 Jesus gave a description of the end times to His disciples, and he told them not to be troubled as these things must come.

What we are facing today is the results of mankind, but God is not caught by surprise, and He is still in control.

How do you perceive what is happening around you? Are you able to remain positive about your future? Tell me about your expectations in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

On 12 October 2015 I am launching a new site – yourmindrenewed.com – where I will discuss the impact of your thinking and the effect it has on your life. Join me on this exciting journey and tell me about your experiences and how you deal with your thought life.

How to Take Charge of Your Dreams

Yes, it would be nice to be the CEO of your company, live in a mansion and enjoy your annual holiday on some exotic file000524945737island, wouldn’t it? There is nothing wrong with having big dreams.

But that is exactly what brings us to this week’s nugget. It is nugget # 29 in John L. Mason’s book An Enemy Called Average. It says “everything big starts with something little”.

Everything Big Starts with Something Little

Everybody wants the best job, the biggest house and the fastest or most luxurious car. But it seems that many people just want everything to come easy and instantly too.

I’ve witnessed many times when people cry out and seem to be desperate for employment. Yet when someone offers them a position, they decline because it doesn’t pay well enough, or the position is not on a high enough level in the company.

Even when starting a business, it almost seems like many people think you start a business, cross your feet on the desk and the money starts marching in the door.

Reality is; everything big starts with something little. Whether you ask a successful business person, musician, writer or anybody who made it to the top, they will give you the same answer: they started at the bottom and worked hard to get where they are. As a matter of fact, they will tell you that they are still working hard.

Working hard doesn’t have to be a burden though. I know of very wealthy people who will tell you that they aren’t really working that hard, because they enjoy what they are doing. But they are extremely busy. When you are passionate about what you’re doing, it won’t always feel like work.

That also doesn’t mean it has to be all work and no play. The first ingredient for success is to be passionate about what you do. That will add some fun to your working day. Secondly it’s about maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

But everybody needs to start at the bottom. Even all the great people referred to in the Bible were faithful in the small things. In Matthew 25 Jesus told the parable of the talents. The servant who took his master’s money and multiplied it was told “….. Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:23 NIV)

Start Small, But Take Action

Even if you feel that you have a certain call on your life, don’t sit around waiting for someone to call you with an invitation. It is good to dream big and aim high, but don’t be so pre-occupied with the dream that you miss out on the opportunities that pass you by. It is often by giving that small step that looks so irrelevant at the time, that you open the door to more and more opportunities.

Be on the lookout for those small opportunities to get started, and take action. It is true that God can do anything for you, but He will never do it without you. Take action.

Don’t be afraid to take those small steps. It’s the small steps which are easier to take and achieve success, one small step at a time. It will also reduce your stress levels as they are easier to manage.

Although it is good to keep the bigger picture in mind, I often find myself feeling overwhelmed when focusing on the bigger picture alone. That is when even some of the smaller steps don’t always make sense to me…..until I start doing them. The minute I start taking action on those smaller steps, things just start falling into place and they start making sense.

The impossible, many times, is just simply the untried – John L. Mason

By rushing in and trying to avoid the small steps, you can easily end up being completely overwhelmed. This can eventually cause you to become negative and quit altogether.

We should all learn to grow wherever we’re planted – John L. Mason

Don’t Fear

Don’t give in to the emotion of fear. One of the first things Jesus always said to people was “don’t fear”.

Your dream might look impossible to you today. So what? A century or so ago, you wouldn’t have even thought of directly communicating with someone on another continent….then came the telephone. Today I have daily face-to face conversations with people in other countries via SKYPE.

They also said it is impossible to fly. It was considered as being ridiculous to think that man can go to the moon. Shall I continue?

You might ask….”but what if I don’t make it”? Well, what if you do? You’ll never know if you don’t at least try.

Fear of becoming a has-been keeps some people from becoming anything – Eric Hoffer

Little Goals Add Up

Little goals add up, and they add up rapidly. Many people never succeed, because they never try.

That final goal seems so unreachable, and that is why many people give up even before they have started.

By starting with those smaller goals and achieving them, you not only develop a habit of goal setting, you also develop a habit of success.

Success is a very strong motivating force. But you have to do something before you can experience it. Before you know it, you will start achieving bigger goals without fearing them.

Have you ever been intimidated by your big dreams and goals? Have you ever been concerned about what the people are going to say? What do you do to overcome these obstacles? What do you do to make sure you see those small opportunities and not miss them? Or have you missed some and what was the conequences?

Share your experiences, dreams and how you overcome obstacles in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you.

What to Expect Over the Next Few Weeks

If you have been visiting this site frequently, you would have noticed that I am discussing weekly nuggets as they appear in John L. Mason’s book An Enemy Called Average.

The idea was to post about one nugget per week over 52 weeks. This will still continue, but instead of publishing on a Friday, it will now be done on a Monday for at least the following three weeks.

Coming Soon

Although this blog will still be continuing, I am excited to announce the launch of my new site – yourmindrenewed.com – on 2013-09-09 10.23.3312 October 2015.

Over the past year I became part of various groups on the internet which started giving me exposure to writing. Although I have been dreaming about writing for a long time, I never thought it would actually become a reality so soon.

It is no secret that we get bombarded with “doom and gloom” news from all over the world every day. Questions are being asked on a daily basis about how a loving God could allow the pain and suffering as we see it in the world.

Instead of just asking these questions, maybe it’s time for us to start asking what we can do to change our world. What is our responsibility in this world? Do we just have to accept what comes our way? Do we have to be content with second best? How does our thinking affect our future? What about the economy? Are we being materialistic when we work hard to become successful? How do we find and maintain the right balance?

There definitely is a demand for people who can help us remain focused and motivated, and fortunes are spent on life coaches and motivational speakers. There are also lots of empty promises out there; a lot of hype about how positive thinking will change your life. Yet, if you don’t add substance to your thinking, and develop faith, you might end up with day-dreaming and never see the results you were hoping for.

There is a time and a place for everything, and while there surely is a time for a good life coach or motivational speaker, we often overlook the wisdom that we have access to every single day of our lives. The Bible is full of principles that we can physically apply in our everyday lives. We are not supposed to live in fear. We are not supposed to fall victim to negative stress. We can be excited about a bright future.

These are the kind of topics that will be discussed on Your Mind Renewed.

Be Practical and Realistic.

The focus of yourmindrenewed.com will be to remain practical and realistic. It’s not about “the pie in the sky” attitude, or just saying things people like to hear. It is about facing the facts. It will show you how to practically apply biblical principles in everyday life.

References will be made to acknowledged case studies and people who successfully live according to these principles.

Many Christian people are battling with the idea of how to give expression to their faith, while they find themselves in secular occupations. That is one of the most important issues that will be addressed. To be a Christian doesn’t mean you have to be a preacher. God also needs business people, engineers, doctors, artists, writers, musicians and people in every thinkable (legal) occupation.

Join Me on This Journey

The “coming soon” page is live. Head over to the page now, and subscribe to stay informed about the coming launch. When you register you will also receive a free copy of the book; Rise To New Heights – With No Fear.

If you have any specific topics you would like to be discussed or read about, tell me about it in the comments section below. If you don’t want to discuss it here, but you would like to read about it on the blog, you can also contact me at jacoalberts5@gmail.com

I look forward to hear from you.

When You Refuse To Change, You End Up In Chains.

Nobody can argue the fact that we are living in a constantly changing world. Some people thrive on change. They see it as parade-in-south-beach-miamia challenge, an opportunity for growth. For others the idea of change is less exciting. They fear change. It brings an element of uncertainty. And then we find a third group of people that are set in their ways, believing “this is how it always has been done”, and they see no reason to change it.

This week’s nugget is about change. John L. Mason shares his nugget #28 in his book An Enemy Called Average as: “When you refuse to change, you end up in chains”.

The Challenges of Change

For many people, change goes hand-in-hand with uncertainty. And that uncertainty often causes fear. Granted, change will always have an element of uncertainty that goes with it. That is unavoidable. But does that mean we have to live in fear?

Let’s have a look at some practical examples. Back in the era of the late 1700’s nobody knew if a person could withstand the rigors of being up in the air. But man started dreaming about flying and on October 15, 1783, the Montgolfiers brothers launched a balloon, with Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier as the passenger. In 1852 followed Henri Giffard’s steam-powered airship flight, and in 1890 the Wright brothers made history with their “first manned, powered, heavier-than-air and (to some degree) controlled” flight.

These people were scoffed at and made out to be crazy, but today air travel is part of life. You can’t imagine the world without it. Many people still avoid flying due to fear. But when looking at statistics, it might be safer to fly than driving to the shopping mall. Yet, we hardly even give it a second thought when getting into the car.

Then it went further and people started talking about going to outer space. This was considered to be ridiculous by many and there were even people saying “that’s from the devil”. Yet, in 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man to journey into outer space. The rest is history. Many people have been in space since, and various projects in outer space are playing a major part in our everyday living today.

When You Refuse To Change, You End Up In Chains

Change is an unavoidable part of life today. There is no doubt about it, when you refuse to change, you end up in chains. It would be impossible to keep up with the rest of the world if we refuse to accept positive change.

“But how do we have to cope with change on a personal level?” you ask. Ecclesiastes 8:1 (NIV) says “Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance”. In Matthew 18:3 (NIV) Jesus says “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”.

Isaiah 42:9 (NIV) says “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”

John Mason says it very well when he says that “we should choose not allow “the way we’ve always done it” to cause us to miss opportunities God is providing for us today”

He further says “even the most precious of all gems needs to be chiseled and faceted to achieve its best luster. There is nothing that remains so constant as change. Don’t end up like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set”.

Allow Change to Allow Growth

So there’s no need to live in fear of change. But there are many reasons why we should welcome change and embrace it. Change allows for growth.

Do you welcome change? Do you enjoy the challenges that come with change? Do you resist change?

Let’s discuss it in the comments section. I am looking forward to hear from you.

How to Turn Your Failures into Successes

We constantly hear people complaining about what they are going through. Sometimes when I listen to some people, it almost sounds as if they are competing to see whose circumstances are the worst. Can it really be so exciting to have problems? Or did it become a status symbol to brag about the fact that your stress levels are higher than someone else’s?

I cannot help to come to these conclusions, because people will paint this “doom and gloom” picture about their lives, yet when you start pointing them towards the solution to their problem they go quiet. And next time when you meet with the same person, it’s the same story all over. My first question is….”What have you done in the mean time to change the situation?”

This reminds me of a story I’ve heard about a pastor. A member from his congregation came to visit him and started complaining about the testing time he’s going through. While this man was ranting on about what he was going through, the pastor’s response was…”praise the Lord for that”. The man stopped for a second in amazement…..and carried on again. A second time the pastor responded with “praise the Lord for that”.

The man was totally confused by the pastor’s response and asked what the pastor meant by responding in such a manner. He felt offended. He asked whether the pastor couldn’t understand what he was going through. This time the pastor responded with; “listen to what you are saying……you are going through it, you are not stuck in it. Praise the Lord for that”.

John L. Mason describes nugget #25 in his book An Enemy Called Average as “today is the day to decide to go through what you’ve been going through.”

Today Is the Day to Decide To Go Through What You Are Going Through

What are you focusing on? Are you focusing on the problem, or the solution?

John Mason says it well when he says “don’t accept your present, temporary situation as your future, permanent situation. Despite your present circumstances, make up your mind to get on with your life and fulfil your divine purpose and calling”.

Proverbs 18:21 (NIV) says “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit”.

What are you speaking into your life? If you have constantly been talking about what you’ve been going through over the past years, it is time for you to change what you are saying. Yes, I’m not telling you to keep quiet; I’m saying you need to change what you are saying. In fact, that is not what I am saying, that is what the Bible is saying. In Mark 11:22-26 it says that you should speak unto the mountain……and you will have what you say. The “mountain” referred to in this scripture is referring to your situation – whatever it might be. We often refer to our problem as “laying like a mountain in front us”. Well……now you know what to do about it. Talk to that mountain….not just about it.

How to Put Power behind Your Words

By now you might be saying that you’ve tried this positive thinking stuff and repeating positive affirmations, and it just doesn’t work. You know what? I agree. Because it starts with what you believe. You can repeat positive affirmations all day long, if you don’t believe what you are saying, those are idle words. That is why the same verses in Mark 11 tell you that when you pray you need to believe. Another crucial part that is often missed is pointed out in verse 25 which says “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

So how do you get power behind your words?

Follow this process:

  1. Everything starts with a decision. You need to decide that you want to find out what God says about your situation.
  2. Then you need to decide that God’s word has final authority in your life. Yes, you have to make that decision (Deuteronomy 30:11-14; Deuteronomy 30:19). God will never force you.
  3. Thirdly you have to develop your faith. This is done by spending time in the Word of God on a daily basis (Romans 10:17). Read the Word of God and meditate on it (Joshua 1:8). “I’m to busy, I just don’t have time for that”, you might say. If you are facing difficulties and you are sick and tired of failing in life, I would say you don’t have time not to do this.
  4. Don’t hold any grudges; practice forgiving (Mark 11:25). You’ll be amazed how this step can reduce your stress levels, giving you peace and calmness to focus on taking positive action.

By doing this, you will gain knowledge about what God is saying about your situation and life in general. Seeing it (by reading), hearing it (by speaking), and then meditating on it (thinking about how to apply it in your life), it will get rooted in your heart (sub-conscious). This is where positive affirmations comes in (and work). It is when you actually believe what you say, because it is based on a firm foundation (the Word of God). When you now get confronted with a difficult situation, this knowledge automatically comes up in your mind and you start speaking and acting accordingly.

Now you can see which words have impact on your life. If you repeat your daily positive affirmations just because your life coach told you to, yet at the first opportunity you start complaining about your problem again, those positive affirmations become useless. Because what do you really believe? What matters is what comes out of your mouth spontaneously (Luke 6:45), because that is what you believe, and those words have the power to affect your life. What you focus your attention on, tend to manifest in your life. Even Job said…..” For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me” (Job 3:25 KJV).

The Bible is full of promises which can deliver you. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) says “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”.

If you have faith in God and you trust Him completely, giving Him final authority in your life, start appropriating those promises, speak them out loud, and you will begin to see your circumstances line up with the Word and will of God. It might not happen overnight, but eventually it will. We cannot manipulate God to become our “genie” though. He expects our involvement as well, and the first thing we need to do, is to believe, and then to develop our faith.

It’s not going To Happen like “Magic”

When Jesus walked the earth, He didn’t say we will never have to face any problems. It is a fact that the devil will come against us.  In John 10:10 it is written that the thief comes to kill, steal and destroy. But the same text continues to tell us that Jesus came that we “might have life, and have it more abundantly”. By the gift of the Holy Spirit, we have God’s grace which is enough to resist any attack from the devil, and he will flee from us (James 4:7).

The devil will always try to convince us that we are not going to make it. He will try to tempt us to just give up and quit. But in 1 Corinthians 10:13 it says “No temptation[c]has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[d] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[e] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it”.

It is also very interesting to note that this scripture is often misquoted by saying that God will prevent anything from happening that we cannot handle. That is not what this scripture is saying. It says that God will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear. We often have to face situations which are impossible for us to handle. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) says “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”.

Today Is the First Day of Your Future

Make a quality decision today by deciding to turn your life around. Start focusing on the solution instead of the problem. Stop walking around the mountain, talking about it. Speak to the mountain and move it out of your way with the authority that has been given to you. Start walking in victory.

I know I have a mountain I’m speaking to. It might not be removed overnight, but I will keep working at it until I see the manifestation of God’s promises.

Do you have a mountain that needs to move? What are you doing about it? Are you telling everybody about it, or are you speaking to it? I look forward to hearing from you.

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Blend In

Nobody likes to be called an “average Joe”, yet many people prefer to just blend in with the crowd. They don’t want to drawfile000127937405 any attention to themselves. They would hide behind the excuse of “being shy”. They would claim not to enjoy the lime light or they don’t want to be the centre of attraction. Yet, everybody likes to feel special and confident. I’m not talking about being “the centre of attraction” or being a celebrity. I’m talking about having the confidence to take charge of your life, about facing challenges without fear.

You don’t have to be an extrovert, constantly drawing attention to yourself. “Oh….the strong and silent type….” you say. Call it what you want, but “we are called to stand out, not blend in”, which is actually nugget #24 from John L. Mason’s book An Enemy Called Average.

We Are Called To Stand Out, Not Blend In.

We as Christians have many excuses to hide behind. We hear things such as being self-conscious, being shy, being humble and many other things. Maybe I’m shaking some foundations now, but these are all excuses not to live to your full potential.

John Mason says it very well when he says; “A majority, many times, is a group of highly motivated snails. If a thousand people say something foolish, it’s still foolish. Truth is never dependent upon consensus of opinion”.

As already mentioned, you don’t have to be an extrovert or some kind of a “party animal” to stand out. You can be as quiet as you want to be. You can be soft-spoken and gentle. Yet, your “yes” is “yes” and your “no” is “no”, without any aggression. You stand by your principles and you are always willing to help where needed. You take your stand when it is needed and you are not moved by people who are always too eager to voice their opinions.

Can you really be this way? Can you really find such a person? You most definitely can, yes. I should know, because I knew such a man – he was my father.

Physically, he was a very strong man. Yet, he was as gentle as can be. Although he was a very friendly person, he wasn’t keen on a social lifestyle and meeting with lots of people. Yet, he achieved the highest level in his occupation. Nobody ever hesitated to approach him for advice or moral support. Until his last day with us on earth, at the age of 74, I never heard him raising his voice to anybody in anger. Yes, there were things that would make him angry, but he never allowed it to control him. When he sensed things getting out of control, he would just calmly say “this is enough now”, and that would be the end of it. Everybody that knew him had the greatest respect for him and loved him dearly. In his calm and gentle way, he stood out clearly.

We Have a Responsibility

We are not here by chance. We are not here just to take up space on earth. Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) says it this way ”For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”. Then we read in 1 Peter 2:9-10 that “…you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy”.

We are also encouraged in Romans 12:2 to “….not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”.

“One of the greatest compliments that anybody can give you is to say that you are different.” ~ John L. Mason

We are to shine our light into this world (Proverbs 13:9 and Matthew 5:16). We are to make a difference, and that cannot be done by blending in. We are called to stand out.

Accept the Challenge, You’ll Never Look Back

Stress, worry, depression…..it’s all around us and that’s all that everybody is talking about. It’s taking all hope away from people and making them physically sick. Are you also a lead singer in this choir? If so, I want to challenge you to change. Start paying attention to observe some good things. Start with things that we often take for granted. Be grateful for the fact that you have food to eat. Be grateful for your spouse, for the love in your family, for the house you live in. Just start paying attention to positive things and you will surely find the blessings in your life. We miss them because we’ve allowed ourselves to become pre-occupied with all the negative noise around us.

By shifting your focus to more positive things you will:

  1. Realize that you have much to be grateful for and that actually you are blessed.
  2. Become more excited about life.
  3. Reduce your stress levels, because you cannot focus on two things at the same time. When you focus on the positive, you cannot think about negative things.
  4. Improve your health.
  5. Have more energy.
  6. Improve your quality of life.
  7. Create a better living environment for your family.
  8. Learn that you can shine your light into a dark world by being full of joy in a world filled with sorrow.

What do you do to stand out? What are you grateful for? Do you manage to shine your light in a dark world?

You don’t have to be a celebrity. You don’t need to make a scene. Just do what you know you have to do. Tell me in the comments section below how you deal with this world and what you do to stand out. I am looking forward to hear from you.