What Time Are You Living in?

Image result for past present and futureWe are supposed to forget what is behind us, live in the now, and look toward our future. But, how often do we find ourselves living in the past, looking at the now, and forgetting we have a future? Yes, we live in past hurts, past failures, and past disappointments. You are not there any more so why do you keep living in it? We look at our present finances, our present understanding, and our present spirituality. Stop looking at where you are now, it is only temporary. We forget we have a future destiny, future relationships, and future blessings. These are things to come so, you should always be hopeful and full of faith that things will get better. Lord, help us to change our perspective and put everything in its rightful place, in our lives. Whether it was our past, is our present, or will be our future- You were, are, and will be there! Help us to appreciate and embrace every moment of our life. Help us to let go of the things that have come to an end. Most of all, help us to walk into what lies ahead.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

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Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth but….

How many times have we heard, “Get out of your feelings?” Our feelings will fail us every time. We get angry and blow up. We get sad and go into depression. We get frustrated and give up. There is no victory in our flesh. As Psalms tells us, our flesh and heart will fail, BUT GOD! Who needs a “BUT GOD” this morning? God is the strength of your heart. When you look back at situations and can’t figure out how you survived that one, know that it was only because of God. He is your portion. Portion is not the whole thing, it’s a part. He is the missing parts in your life. Let him fill the void and be your strength. You are guaranteed to be made whole. We will all have down times in our life, but we have to choose to experience them in a better way. So, get your day started with a “portion” of God. You need a portion here, a portion there, after a while you will be filled with his love, joy, peace and all of the wonderful attributes of who he is. I hope this encouraged someone today.

Be encourage,

T Brown

Wednesday! Worth Day!

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It’s Wednesday! Worth Day! I was wondering what value have you placed on your life? Have you limited the blessings you are entitled to? Have you blocked certain avenues that should be open in your life? God values us as his children. His love is not based on whether we are saved. He sent his son just to prove how much he loves us and wants us to be in fellowship with him. We are worth every thing God has for us. We choose to devalue our lives.

We are the ones who are so impatient that we are willing to accept a man who is married and claim he will be our husband after the divorce. We are the ones who are willing to be toyed with by a player who is out with two or three other side chicks. We are the ones who choose to remain a side chick instead of being the only wife. We are the ones who limit who God can use to speak into our lives because we don’t want to hear the truth. We are the ones who choose the sin we are tempted with over the escape we can be rescued with. We are the ones who are willing to accept anything that was better than the last thing, even though it’s not what God wants for us.

We don’t value ourselves the way God does. We don’t believe in ourselves the way God does. We don’t see ourselves the way God does. If we did, we would respect and honor ourselves the way God does. Don’t try to rush God into blessing you. Sometimes he will give you want you want instead of what you’re worth. Have patience and serve until he produces your blessing. Today is Wednesday, worth day! Are you worth waiting for? And are you waiting for what you are worth?

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Why Do We Hold Grudges?

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Why do we hold grudges? We have been fooled into believing if we don’t forgive, we are the ones in control. When in fact, the situation is holding you captive. You remain stuck in a scenario that has already passed. Most of the time, the party involved has moved on and don’t even realize you are still angry. Then, it makes you angrier to see them living a happy life while you are still miserable holding your grudge. Free yourself from bondage today. Even if the person does not know you are angry, forgive them anyway. When we don’t forgive we hinder our own prayers. It is no wonder some of the things we pray for never get answered.

Matt 11:25 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.

There it is! Ask God to heal your heart if you have been wronged. Forgive those and love them in spite of how they treat you. You may need to put some distance between you, but you still can show love. Forgiving does not mean what they said or did was okay. It just frees you from being held up in your life.


As long as we live, we will be offended. We will be rejected. We will be misunderstood. We will be disrespected. We will be lied on and talked about. But as long as we live, we can also forgive. Don’t let people control the outcome of your prayers and your life. You make the difference by letting go of the offense. Release it today. I pray God will grant you the grace sufficient to cover the hurt. I pray for your deliverance and that you will have a peaceful rest tonight. Ask the Lord to forgive you for holding a grudge, as you forgive your offender right now, in the mighty name of Jesus!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

“Haters”

024Christians spend a lot of time acknowledging “haters” in their lives. They are always living to prove their “haters” wrong. They live to say, “Look at me now.” If everything you do is based on proving something to someone who apparently hates you, you are giving them way too much control in your life. You are constantly thinking about what they think about you. You are always wondering what they are saying about you. You are making them an idol god in your life. It shows signs of insecurities in your life. You are also allowing that little sneaky thing called pride validate your success instead of allowing God the opportunity to exalt you. How can God get the glory out of your life if pride is the source of your motivation? Pride is puffed up. Pride has to prove a point. Pride got kicked out of heaven many years ago. Pride surely will bring you down as quick as it has lifted you up.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Don’t focus on those who hate you because no matter who you are and what you accomplish, there will always be at least one you can consider a “hater.” So, continue to be you and be true! Keep God as your focus and exalt Him instead of exalting your “haters.” Stay humble and watch God prove who he says he is and who he says you are. All glory belongs to God!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Happy Saturday! Make It Count!

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We want to have the best life without any effort. We must wake up praying and expecting good things to happen. When things look bad we must stay positive. When it costs something to achieve the happiness, sometimes we have to make the sacrifice. Most of all remember that humility and love will be the best thing you can wear today. Make today beautiful! Make it count! Happy Saturday!

Be encourage,

T Brown

Do You Believe?

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One thing about it, people will either believe or they won’t. It is not our job to convince people that Jesus is real. We are called to preach the gospel, the good news! The first step to their salvation is believing. Believing is done by faith. Those who desire Christ will accept him. Those who don’t, won’t. There are plenty of people in the world for us to tell the good news to. Don’t get side tracked by those who want to take up your time asking you to prove that “He is.” They want to debate his existence and challenge his wondrous works. Jesus never wasted his time proving to people who he was, he just ministered according to his father’s will. People were healed, delivered, and set free along his journey. If Jesus didn’t explain himself, why do we try to explain who he is. Stay focused on the mission. Too many souls are at stake. Along your journey, preach the gospel and watch lives change before your very eyes. Those who don’t want him will walk away sadly, just as the rich man did. Pray for laborers in the vineyard. Pray for the harvest. Pray for a revival in the land. Most of all, don’t forget that Jesus is the answer. He is the way, the truth and the life! It is up to you to make the choice to believe. Do you believe?

Be encouraged,

T Brown