Coincidence: My dream of writing was sha

Coincidence:
My dream of writing was shattered the day I stared down at that monster F written on my English paper. The words of my professor resonate to this day, “You are not a writer. If you want to eat in this lifetime, change your major.” He spoke those words with so much disdain. It tainted my spirit and crippled my motivation to write.
Attempting to squelch the desire, I studied sociology and became a social worker, yet the aspiration to write continued to be a longing in my heart. Then one day my friend invited me to meet her at Starbucks. I never thought I would thank God that my friend never showed up to coffee. While waiting in line for her, I met a man who happened to be a writer, an English professor, and a meticulous editor. Coincidence? Perhaps, but I believe things fall together when you’re open to God’s plan. God had his hand in this—and I am fulfilling my lifelong dream.
Reflection: Practice Faith: In life, when a naysayer tells you that you’re incapable of fulfilling your dreams, turn away. Naysayers cannot see your vision. It’s your dream God placed in your heart. In spite of your current circumstances, practice Faith to believe you will have all that you need to manifest your desires. “Things fall together.”
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”

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Pray and Get Out of God’s Way I needed $

Pray and Get Out of God’s Way
I needed $300 to balance my monthly budget. Thinking about how to best meet my need I drove to see a friend. On my return home, a truck hit my car and totaled it. The next day a friend drove me to work and that evening he returned me and my office boxes home—I was fired from my job. Once my landlord discovered that I was let go at work, she feared my ability to pay and asked me to move out.

I called a friend to collect the $500 I had previously loaned him but was met with a sad voice on the other end of the line. His mother had just passed away and he was preparing for her homecoming. I couldn’t ask him for the money now; instead, I phoned Joan, a prayer counselor.
Reluctantly I confessed my dilemma to her, lovingly she responded, “Pray and get out of God’s way.” She guided me to take action for effective scriptural prayer that changed my immediate situation as well as my life.
Reflection: Faith is built by using scriptural prayer. In spite of the circumstances, don’t give up; Pray and get out of God’s way. The universe will release the angels to give you everything you need to handle the situation.

2. Be Still and Know That I Am God I app

2. Be Still and Know That I Am God
I applied for an apartment with “B” credit, no job and no money. Both the landlord and a friend thought I was foolish—and I probably would have agreed with them if I hadn’t spotted a certain scripture in the Bible. “Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10.
The landlord told me that someone took a chance on him when he decided to become an investor; and that “chance” increased his financial stability tenfold. Then he gave me the keys and told me it was time to Pay It Forward.
Reflection: Practice Obedience. Through I wanted to debate and plead, I continuously reminded myself to practice obedience: “Be Still and Know That I am God”— I spoke again to say only “thank you” for the apartment keys.

Coincidence: My dream of writing was sha

Coincidence:
My dream of writing was shattered the day I stared down at that monster F written on my English paper. The words of my professor resonate to this day, “You are not a writer. If you want to eat in this lifetime, change your major.” He spoke those words with so much disdain. It tainted my spirit and crippled my motivation to write.
Attempting to squelch the desire, I studied sociology and became a social worker, yet the aspiration to write continued to be a longing in my heart. Then one day my friend invited me to meet her at Starbucks. I never thought I would thank God that my friend never showed up to coffee. While waiting in line for her, I met a man who happened to be a writer, an English professor, and a meticulous editor. Coincidence? Perhaps, but I believe things fall together when you’re open to God’s plan. God had his hand in this—and I am fulfilling my lifelong dream.
Reflection: Practice Faith: In life, when a naysayer tells you that you’re incapable of fulfilling your dreams, turn away. Naysayers cannot see your vision. It’s your dream God placed in your heart. In spite of your current circumstances, practice Faith to believe you will have all that you need to manifest your desires. “Things fall together.”
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”

Angels in Action Excerpts and Reflection

Angels in Action Excerpts and Reflections:
1. Ah-Choo!
Perspiration poured down my face. The only thing in my mind, looming heavily above all other thoughts, was the atrocious $3,000 repair bill I now had to pay to keep my 12-year-old wreck running.
Driving on the crowded freeway, my car began to slow and a foul odor filled the car with slow curls of stink. The situation seemed oddly familiar. “No problem,” I thought. “It just needs more transmission fluid, and there’s plenty of that in the trunk.” I clicked on my hazard lights and steered the car off the freeway and then it slowed to a crawl. I reached the right shoulder and as I started to get out the car something urged—no, pleaded with me to move away from the car. I was several yards away when I turned and heard a bang! A driver in a cable truck sneezed, Ah-choo! God blessed me with a new car.
Reflection: Listen to God. Allow God’s advice to come to you—be at peace so that when he tells you something, you are prepared to take action.

Angels in Action Excerpts and Reflection

Angels in Action Excerpts and Reflections:
1. Ah-Choo!
Perspiration poured down my face. The only thing in my mind, looming heavily above all other thoughts, was the atrocious $3,000 repair bill I now had to pay to keep my 12-year-old wreck running.
Driving on the crowded freeway, my car began to slow and a foul odor filled the car with slow curls of stink. The situation seemed oddly familiar. “No problem,” I thought. “It just needs more transmission fluid, and there’s plenty of that in the trunk.” I clicked on my hazard lights and steered the car off the freeway and then it slowed to a crawl. I reached the right shoulder and as I started to get out the car something urged—no, pleaded with me to move away from the car. I was several yards away when I turned and heard a bang! A driver in a cable truck sneezed, Ah-choo! God blessed me with a new car.
Reflection: Listen to God. Allow God’s advice to come to you—be at peace so that when he tells you something, you are prepared to take action.

Book Review: Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim Grover

 

Relentless by Tim Grover can be summed up in one word: instincts. Grover is an athlete/trainer who has taken skilled and talented athletes and pushed them beyond the levels they could imagine. Grover strengthened their bodies and increased their mental tenacity for dominance.

Grover encourages his clients to follow their instincts and be fearless, courageous, and unstoppable—always believing in their limitless possibilities. He tells us that instincts guide them to make the right decisions at the right time, resulting in victory.

Grover’s insights and leadership have helped Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwayne Wade. These NBA players, coached by Grover, reconnected with their instincts and became triumphant again and again. He trained them to unblock their hunger and drive to win and this propelled them to be excellent players winning multiple championships.

As an athletic trainer, he says anyone can connect to their instincts and achieve mastery of their life.

Read Relentless when you are ready to trust your gut, let your instincts be your guide, and go beyond the possibilities to achieve the seemingly impossible and countless victories.

Tim S. Grover, CEO of Attack Athletics, travels the world speaking, consulting, and training the best athletes to be even better. He also offers his principles of mental toughness and dominance to coaches and business leaders.

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Diane Williams is the author of “Angels in Action.” Also, she is a Freelance Writer and Speaker.