T.D. Jakes on Living with Purpose with Oprah Winfree

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Do Not Wait to Begin by Robert Ricciardelli

Do not wait to begin. For too long we have been waiting for others to begin or our fears to subside, and yet we have all we need in our God. The time of waiting is past! The hour of God in your life and through your life is now. It is time for us to arise and build what God has placed upon our hearts. The enemies that have held us back, the voices, the fear, all of it will bow to the God of heaven as He fights for us. Will we dare to trust our God? The battle is already won, and all that is left … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things Guaranteed to Kill Your Destiny by Os Hillman

Top 10 Things Guaranteed to Kill Your Destiny (and how to avoid them)Os Hillman www.marketplaceleaders.org 1. Failing to Understand Your PurposeFor we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).If you are going to discover how God wants to use your life and work, you must know why you were created. If you start trying to determine your purpose in life before understanding why you were created, you wi … [Read more...]

Experiencing God is Necessary for Wholeness by Robert Ricciardelli

Experiencing God is necessary for mental and emotional health. You cannot become whole until you connect with the Center of your very existence, God. Trying to make Self the center will never work in the long run, as a part can never pretend to be the Whole. God wants to set us free from false centers and false identities. Your absolute identity or True Self can never be found outside of God. To know God is to finally know True Self as a son or daughter of the Living God. He becomes your Epic … [Read more...]

You Are Handpicked by God by Robert Ricciardelli

God knew you before you were even born! He saw you and said, "I have a tremendous purpose for your life, and I have good plans for you!" Then He breathed His life into you and sent you through your mother and father. No matter how you were birthed or raised, it doesn't have to stop you from becoming all that God intended for you to be. You have been handpicked by God to be here at this time in history! In God's eyes, there is no such thing as being illegitimate. In Him, you are a person of … [Read more...]

Preaching To Yourself by Robert Ricciardelli

Sometimes you just got to preach to yourself, declaring truth while diffusing the lies from your own voice or the voice of others. Declare these things over your life, "I am as child of God, and all the blessings of His Word belong to me. I am a person of destiny and am fully equipped. I am talented, creative, and designed for a purpose. I am loved, chosen, and accepted by Almighty God, and His grace is sufficient for me. I have perfect peace and know that there is no weapon that can penetrate … [Read more...]

Priorities Matter, “First Things First!” by Robert Ricciardelli

When our priorities are right, life goes well with us, and when we pursue the wrong things, life becomes unpleasant for us and for those around us. We all must realize our purpose in life while acknowledging the specific priorities tied to our purpose. When we misalign our choices, we begin to move away from God's intended focus and disciplines. Discernment is critical, especially when we are tempted to make choices that are easy, fun, or urgent. First things first; choose to seek wisdom for … [Read more...]

You Are a Cause For Change! by Robert Ricciardelli

"You can choose to be the cause or fall victim to the whims of effect. Life happens around us through choices not always our own. We must be responsible for our thoughts and perceptions of what happens to us or others. If you look at effects in life through a victim mindset, you have given away your power and cause responsibility. Through the empowered mind of faith, you become the powerful cause for change."1. How much effect is your current situation impacting your identity and … [Read more...]