Sometimes, You Have To Be The Bigger Person

​​​”Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

There may be times when you may find yourself in a conversation with someone, in which the conversation may seem like it is turning in a wrong direction. Before things get too out of control, sometimes you may have to be the bigger person and simply walk away. It may not be easy, but it could easily save you much more heartache and pain.

Proverb 17:14 says “Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before the argument gets out of control.” (GW)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

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God Will Never Hold Anything Against You

​​”Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.” 

Daily, people should be thankful and grateful that God is not like man because God never holds against a person the wrong they have done. God will never throw your failures, mess-ups, wrongdoings, faults nor your flaws in your face. Once a person repents to God for the wrong they have done, God does not even remember those things anymore. Because God loves people so much, all God desires is that a person stop doing wrong and start doing right.

Isaiah 43:25 says “I, I am the One who erases all your sins, for my sake; I will not remember your sins.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Repentance Makes Things Right

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

Each day everyone should find it in their heart to repent. God knows that no one is perfect and therefore, God knows there is a possibility that everyone may do things knowingly, as well as unknowingly. So that a person can be in right standing with God, an individual must always acknowledge whenever they have done, said or thought wrong and then the person must ask God to forgive them of the wrong and must also learn to forgive themself, as well. Repentance is not just an act of confessing wrong, but it also consists of turning away and not going back to the act of wrongdoing. This is what frees a person from having hidden sin in their heart.

Proverb 28:13 says ” Whoever hides their sins will not be successful, but whoever confesses their sins and stops doing wrong will receive mercy.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for June 12, 2017

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.” 

When a person’s life is pleasing to God; God will position Himself to hear each and every one of the person’s prayers. God will keep His ears open to listen to the requests and cries of the person so that He may meet the needs and desires of the person. When a person is disobedient and does not please God, the individual will not be able to get God’s attention because God will close His ears to the person, not hearing anything the person has to say. The only prayer God wants to hear from a disobedient person is a prayer of repentance. 

Proverb 15:29 says “The Lord does not listen to the wicked, but He hears the prayers of those who do right.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day. 

~Carla~

​Encouragement for May 9, 2017

“A word of wisdom a day keeps distractions and foolishness away.”

Sometimes, other people may intentionally insult or offend you just to see if they can get you to respond or react. Even though the insult or offense may hurt you; sometimes it is best to ignore the person, the insult or offense and allow God to deal with the person. Trying to defend yourself can make the situation worse, and can also cause you to act out of character, and no one is worth pulling you out of your character. Even in the midst of hurt and pain, sometimes your response must be to stand still, be quiet and allow God to fight for you.

Proverb 12:16 says “A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.” (NLT)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

​Encouragement for May 1, 2017

“A word of wisdom a day keeps distractions and foolishness away.”

God is pleased and honored with individuals who are humble, and a person who is wise knows that they should be humble. When a person is humble, they set themselves up to be blessed, as well as favored by God. A person who is not humble, but full of pride and arrogance will lift themselves up, without the assistance of anyone else, which will then cause the spirit of pride to place the person into a position in which they can fall, and the person will then be ashamed and disgraced before others. 

Proverb 11:2 says “Pride leads only to shame; it is wise to be humble.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for April 18, 2017

“A word of wisdom a day keeps distractions and foolishness away.”

You should never lose focus on another person’s foolishness wondering why when you are trying to do right, why another person is not getting caught in their wrong. The key is not to focus on the wrong of others but remain focused on doing the right thing, even when you see others doing wrong and foolish things because nothing lasts forever. In time, wrong will play itself out and a person who does wrong or foolish things will get caught in their own mess or either hung by their own rope. 

Proverbs 5:22-23 says “An evil man will be caught in his wicked ways; the ropes of his sins will tie him up. He will die because he does not control himself, and he will be held captive by his foolishness.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for April 14, 2017

“A word of wisdom a day keeps distractions and foolishness away.”

Every person is always being watched, as well as followed at all times. Nothing a person does is ever hidden and not known. Just as God can see, as well as knows everything about a person before a person ever does anything, the eyes of God can also see behind closed doors. Because God is everywhere and sees everything, nothing and no one can and will ever get past Him, not even in the dark. 

Proverb 5:21 says “The Lord clearly sees everything you do. He watches where you go.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

​Encouragement for March 30, 2017

“A word of wisdom a day keeps distractions and foolishness away.”

God loves each person so much that He extends mercy to everyone, even in spite of what the person has done. God is not like man; He does not stay upset with us and hold our wrongdoings, faults, mess-ups and mistakes against us, but instead God looks beyond all of our mess by extending new mercy upon us so that we may have time to get things right within ourselves so that we may be in right standing with Him.

Psalms 145:8-9 says “The Lord is kind and shows mercy. He does not become angry quickly but is full of love. The Lord is good to everyone; He is merciful to all He has made.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for March 10, 2017

“A word of wisdom a day keeps distractions and foolishness away.”

Maturity and wisdom will cause a person to look at their life, and realize that they cannot make it without God. When a person really begins to focus on trying to do the right things, the individual will want everything in their life to come into complete alignment; the people, places and things.

Psalms 119:59, 67 & 71 says “I thought about my life, and I decided to follow your rules. Before I suffered, I did wrong, but now I obey your word. It was good for me to suffer so I would learn your demands.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~