Be Better Than What?

We often hear that we should strive to be better and to do better. Better than who or what? You should be better than you were yesterday. There is nothing wrong with loving you and wanting people to accept you the way you are. But I pose a question today, are you the best version of you. Could you be a little nicer, more helpful, less confrontational? Have you presented the best version of you? Most of us get excited about a newer version of an Iphone, Xbox, or car. It doesn’t mean the model you have is broken. You just decide to upgrade to the latest version, with better functions. Don’t be satisfied with the last rendition of you. However great you were yesterday, celebrate it and keep going higher in Christ. He made us in his image and we know God is great! Therefore, there is no limit to our greatness. Be you, be great, and continue to be better than before!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

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A Morning Prayer

In everything you say and do, consider what Father God thinks about it. The more that we aim to please him, the more satisfied we become with life. Keep God first in everything. Let’s fulfill our purpose everyday!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Monday Morning Motivation

Are you willing to lose now in order to gain later? The world measures our success by our accomplishments and material possessions. God measures our success by our spiritual inheritance. We must be willing to unlearn old traditions and doctrines in order to learn Jesus Christ. We must be willing to walk away from anything that God is not a part of. We should be willing to lose for his sake, for the value of knowing Christ, and to gain Christ. Nothing we can achieve on earth can compare to what is to come. #countitloss #gainingChrist #Iwin

God’s Blessings!

Sometimes we cannot see how many blessings we have because we are looking at the one thing we don’t have. Give God thanks for the many blessings he has given you. Keep your eyes on Him and your heart filled with praise. His blessings are all around us. Can you see how blessed you really are? Have a blessed Sunday!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Forgive Yourself

We spend so much time captured in the prison of our own mind. We have made mistakes which cost us a great price. We have let down people in our lives as well as our own self. Let me help you get free. GOD FORGIVES YOU and you should too. One reason it is so hard to forgive ourselves is because we don’t understand the love of the father. We cannot see that he doesn’t hold our sins and mistakes against us. Unfortunately, the natural consequences we face are a constant reminder of our sin or mistakes. Another reason we stay captive is because we want to “prove” that we are not our mistake or our poor choices. So then, we live in a manner angry with everyone who knows our mistakes, thinking they are judging us. We live to “prove” to people we are better than what we did. We live bargaining with God. Lord if you will just fix this, I will never do it again. Well, how about this, Lord I will never do it again, period. Move forward. Press toward the mark. The mark is ahead of you, not behind you. As long as you keep living in the prison of your past, you will never have know the freedom of today and tomorrow. It may scare you to let go of the pain of your mistakes because you have carried them so long, but if you do, you will know what the joy of the Lord really is. You will know what freedom is. Let God be your God. He forgives you and he loves you. Forgive yourself and move forward. Right now you may not see what God has for you, but if you let go of the pain, he will deliver you. There are blessings waiting for you. Close the door to your past failures and step into your present blessings!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Love is Patient Love is Kind!

Love is a lot of things, according to 1 Cor 13:4-8, but how well do we display love? The funniest thing is we have patience to deal with our coworkers. We manage to show respect even when we are frustrated. We are patient when it comes to helping others in our lives. BUT!! When it comes to our own spouse, we can be very short tempered and impatient. The love that you show to the people outside, should be multiplied towards the ones in your house. They should never get the leftovers of your day. Purpose in your heart to really sit and enjoy every moment with your spouse and your children. If you can bite your tongue on the job, do it at home too. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love the ones who love you most. There is a reward in the joy they find just from being loved by you.

Be encouraged,

T Brown