Here’s something else I had to learn on the road to becoming successful. I had quiet time but it had become routine. I also didn’t understand the benefits or recognize the nuggets I received during or after my quiet time.
There were also some days where I convinced myself that I didn’t have time for quiet time or my time with God because I was in a hurry.
Does this sound familiar?
“I just don’t have time!”
How many times have you said that?
What I want you to understand is that quiet time or your time with God is an investment. That means that you get back a lot more than you put in.
However, in order for you to understand that you are going to have to make the investment yourself. So I want to encourage you to start small. Start with just 5-10 minutes, then increase it after a month or after you feel comfortable.
How I created quality quiet time?
My quiet time used to consist of a prayer and maybe reading something.
Now my quiet time often consists of a combination of several of the following:
- meditation on the Word of God,
- visualization of what I want to do for the day or
- visualizing myself living out the word I meditated on,
- listening for the Holy Spirit
- quiet time when I’m not thinking and not praying
- going to the beach and enjoying the breeze, the sound of the ocean,
- the presence of God there
- going to a park and walking
- sitting on my lanai and soaking up the sun
I have also started incorporating quiet time in the middle of my busy day as well. It helps me to be clearer and more focused.
I will tell you that after a few months of doing this the Holy Spirit started to go to work in a greater way because I was starting to line up with His Word (because I was meditating not just reading God’s Word) and I started getting the clients I wanted, connecting with the right joint venture partnerships and companies and operating in bolder faith. Isaiah 30:15 says “…in quietness and trust is your strength….”
If you just started 5 or 10 minutes a day where you think nothing, say nothing, do nothing (not even pray, just let the Holy Spirit minister to you) you’ll be surprised how clear things will start to get for you.
Then start to pray and meditate Or maybe just enjoy the sunshine or enjoy doing nothing
In the gospels, it shows us how Jesus would slip out from a crowd, or go off by Himself to spend it with our Heavenly Father. If Jesus needed quiet time, don’t you think that you need quiet time?
Quiet time gives your brain opportunity to rest and process things. It also gives you an opportunity to hear what the Holy Spirit or your mind has been trying to tell you but you are just not hearing because there is too much white noise (that’s the crazy, busy schedule that you have and all the different voices and opinions that you hear)
I can’t tell you how many times I hear people say I don’t have time, I really have a very busy schedule. Well that might be true, but I’m just asking you to be still for 5-10 minutes in a 24 hour period.
It’s an investment that will pay back major dividends in your spiritual and natural life.
I spend more quiet time and I find that it helps me to make the right choices, select the right task to do next and connect me with the right people.
Taking 5 or 10 minutes in the midst of your day, will help bring more order to your overwhelming busy schedule and draw you closer to God’s Spirit.
Solution: My book Knuggets of Knowledge to Get Unstuck was written in such a way to support you in your quiet time. The chapters are no more than 2 pages long and at the end of each chapter is a Making It Personal section. In this section, I ask you key questions that can help you bring what is lurking and has you stuck in your subconscious then bring it to your conscious level so that you can deal with it.
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This was one of the major problems holding back my success.
I would pray.
God would give me an answer in various ways, whether it
was through a person, His Holy Word, a song, something I was reading, a situation or opportunity, but if it didn’t show up in a way where there was no major effort or
where I could just walk into it easily then I would start with the mental stories.
What will people say if….?
Is this God or is this me?
How am I going to get the money together to do this?
Can I really do this?
These were voices of fear showing up in the form of a question or excuse.
And boy was I good at it.
I had some very detailed and intelligent reasons why I couldn ‘t do what God wanted me to do.
He came up with every excuse and question as to why He couldn’t possibly do what God asked him to do.
“What if they will not believe me or listen to what I say?” [Exodus 4:1 NASB]
“Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently not in time past, nor since Thou hast spoken to Thy servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” [Exodus 4:10 NASB]
Thankfully the Lord is patient with us.
He wouldn’t give up on Moses and He won’t give up on you.
Look what wonderful experiences and relationship with the Lord Moses
would have missed if he had not taken his first steps with fear.
One of the main reasons why you are feeling stuck is because you are allowing
your fear to drive your decisions instead of learning to make your decisions by faith.
Here’s how I handle it now.
When I have to make a major change, I pray and I listen to my spirit.
If the Holy Spirit drops something in my spirit that I am afraid to do or don’t want to do, you can be sure that my flesh and Satan will start to question and give me reason why I can not do it.
I have learned to recognize that and I immediately make a decision to do what the Holy Spirit or my faith is saying to do, regardless of how it feels.
That is key.
Stop living your life by how you feel.
The bible says in II Corinthians 5:7 to walk by faith not by sight
(and I’ll add not by how you feel)
Yes, you will have a nervous tummy and sweaty palms
but you have to take the first step to press past your fear,
then God will help you with the rest.
You will continue to be stuck this time next year –again,
if you do not decide that even if you don’t see where the money is coming from, or even if no one is supporting you, or even if it doesn’t make sense, you are still going to walk by faith not by sight or should I say by your fear.
A Tangible Solution:
In an effort to support you in getting unstuck, I am offering my book Knuggets of Knowledge to Get Unstuck for $10 plus shipping and handling for this week only! It’s normally $14.95 plus shipping but I want to give you a little nudge towards stepping out on faith.
It’s the last week of the quarter and coming up to Easter, so I want to move you past your fear and a step closer to your destiny.
It’s now March and you are still feeling stuck, overwhelmed and stressed. In fact, if you look back at this time last year, this is exactly how you were feeling. And quite frankly, you are starting to get frustrated and tired of it.
You did your New Years resolution (which I don’t recommend),and you even prayed (which I do recommend), but you are still feeling stuck and overwhelmed.
You can’t seem to make ends meet and you don’t see an end in sight. You want help but you don’t feel as if you can rub two pennies together to make the investment to get the help you need to move forward.
On the outside, things look good. You love God and are trying to trust Him but why does it seem like He’s not showing up or coming through for you?
If this sounds like you read on.
If not forward it to a friend who fits the profile.
Believe it or not I have been there. I was that person, which is why I am writing this article.
I am constantly running into people that want help but are afraid to step out on faith so they can move out of the comfort zone that they are in and move into the faith zone that will bring the abundance and freedom that Christ came for.
This week I’m going to share 3 reasons (and solutions) why you are still feeling stuck.
It’s March and you should be seeing (in the Spirit even if it is not in the natural) changes in your life.
You really must learn to see your changes in the Spirit first before you see them
in the natural. This is really a big part as to why you are feeling stuck.
The reasons are going to seem simple yet they are why myself and other successful
people were able to achieve abundance in their life and business. If you want what successful people have then you have to do what successful people do.
Or better yet, if you want what God wants for you, then you have to start doing what God says to do.
There are two things I want you to start working on a little more before I share the 3 reasons you are still feeling stuck and overwhelmed.
This week as I share with you 3 reasons why you are still feeling stuck I want you to pray. Pray before I share the 3 reasons. This is the first thing I want you to do. If you pray then ask God to help you to hear what you need to hear this week through my recording and articles to help you get unstuck.
Ask God to help you to hear, receive and apply what you are going to learn this week.
The second thing I want you to do to prepare is that I want you to start paying attention to what you are telling yourself. Your self-talk is playing a major role in keeping you stuck. I want to encourage you to start writing down the things you are saying to yourself. Especially the negative things. Ask yourself, “are my thoughts moving me towards my dreams or goals or are my thoughts moving me away from them”?
There are so many personal reasons why you could be stuck, but I’m going to share
3 common reasons why you are probably stuck (so look for the 1st reason tomorrow).
I’m not going to share them all at once because I want you to digest and apply them, one by one.
Tomorrow, I will share REASON #1
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