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lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 26 - My commitment

Father,
Pls give me the strength to overcome this sloth. I hope that I will be able to win over this sloth, father. I have been fighting with it over 10 years and always fail. I pray in the name of jesus Christ that you give me the strength to overcome it father. father, I am so happy because I am so uncomfortable now because I know that it is working father. Three quarters of life is obligations, the society will be destroyed if I live according to the desire of my heart, I have committed myself to finish this business plan this week, father please show me the way to make it work, no matter how uncomfortable i feel right now, please give me the strength to overcome it father and commit to my goals, please help me father, i can only rely on you and I know that you are the only one who can give me the strength father, please feel me with the holy spirit father. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 25 - My commitment

Dear father,
Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday. I have completed 3 aptitude tests and am working on my business plan. Thank you so much father. Thank you that you loved me so much and you give me the strength to carry on what’s i am doing. Father, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will give me the strength to beat the monster of procrastination so that I can complete more things in your name father. father, please use me for your purpose father, I pray with all my heart for your grace to help me overcome this sloth father, Make me more like Jesus everyday. Father, please give me strength, wisdom so that I can complete the goals for this week, complete business goals and my tests father. Thank you for your mercy and kindness father. Thank you for always listening to my prayers father. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 24 - My commitment

Father,
Please give me my strength to follow my commitment. I have committed myself to complete this plan this week father. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will give me the strength to complete it father. I know that my strength are useless, only your strength is powerful enough to help me overcome sin father. Please fill me with your holy spirit father. In Jesus name I pray Amen. 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 23 - My commitment

1. I will give my time for the Lord first
2. Attitude towards business: no emotion needs to be involves, it is a project and I need to write it accurately in details and convincing.
3. Do everything like you are working for the Lord. He is surely my boss and I have to do it carefully like I am going to present it to him 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 23 - Articles realated to Change _ Wonderful Article

We have to trust god and relies on his power to change us. I want to change god, I want to be free of this sins oh Lord. Help me. 2 years ago


lisatruongpray to overcome procrastination - Day 22

Quote from zig silage

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

“People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.”

Other quotes:

There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 22

Dear Lord,
Thank you for showing me ways to overcome it.

Quoted from francessca ” I used to believe the purpose in life is to find happiness. I don’t believe that anymore> I believe a we are all given gifts from our fathers, and that our purpose is to offer them to him. He knows how he wants us to use them I used to struggle to find happiness. I used to work hard to attain it. By the world’s standards, I was successful. But it was all meaningless vanity. Now, I have joy. I have everything I ever wanted or dreamed of having, a love that is so precious I can find no words to describe it. I haven’t achieved this through my own effort”

6.Everyday i have to deny myself

1. First, Philippian 2:1 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. This is what I am created for : to serve people according to god’s will

For the most part of my life until now, I am a very self-centered person, I have never put interest of others above myself. But now oh Lord, I know that you have created me for a purpose and I would like to use the resources I have to serve other. Thank you so much for helping me study investment. I will use this knowledge to generate as much profit as I can from the resources that I have. When I am struggling with temptation, I will feel so happy to fight with it. This is a battle that God’s will will definitely win.

2. Christian life: obligations. Everyday is an obligation. I was wrong oh Lord for always seeking pleasure and comfort. Life is about obligations, Jesus and other disciples, they seek joy and peace in the spirit, not from their surroundings and physical comfort. They works for your kingdom until you callled them home. Our soul can only find comfort on earth in you alone, nothing in this world can give us comfort and joy like you do. Other things may give us temporary happiness to kill our time and not to remember about you. You are eternal and faithful. We can only find perfect joy in spirit and physical body in your home – heaven. Now, I understand what Paul said about forcing his body to work because he already knows, we can never be rested on earth, always. Now, dear Lord, open my heart for disciples, I will devote my body to you, a sinful one. I will not listen to it anymore, I will force my brain and my body work for you because it is what it is supposed to be used.

” And if the spirit of him who raised Christ from the death will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit, who lives in you. Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you love according to the sinful nature, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Roman 8:12)

Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Roman 12:1)

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3: 14)

3. I am so happy when I have to fight against my flesh because I know I am not defeated and I am fighting. There is more reasons to put the deeds of the body to death.

For if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Roman 8:13)

Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs – he wants to please his command officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hard working farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. (2 Timothy 2: 2-6)

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for the noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the master and prepared to do any good work. (2 Timothy 2:20)

So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to preserve so that when you have done the will of god, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while ” He who is coming will come will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him (Hebrew 10: 35-38).

4. God’s presence: When I do something, I will always imagine that you are here and watching me. Even you are not physically here oh Lord but I know that you always observe me and know what I am doing. You are so awesome god.

5.Ask myself: whether I can enjoy that activity when I am old. If the answer is yes then I should focus on doing what only youth can do like studying 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 22

I will commit to my business for the following reasons:
1. Life is obligations most of the time. I will do it with careful research as much as I can. I don’t care whether I like it or not. I do it because what I have to do. Even I may not like reading the bible all the time but that is what I will do everymorning. I may not like my breakfast oatmeal everyday but that is what i will eat everyday. Please give me the strength father, the strength so strong that no one will be able to stop me father. Amen

2. I will grow my business in the God’s way

3. I will offer job for people in the community and salaries that enough for them to live

Thank you so much father for I am who I am right now. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 22

Dear father,
Thank you so much that you loved me so much. Thank you so much for revealing yourself to me, a poor girl who is hopeless and did not know right from wrong. I didn’t want to see me be destroyed by life and you saved me father, thank you so much for this. Father, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will help me overcome procrastination so that I will be able to help people. I want to use all my time to do your work. You are the love of my life and the light of my world. I will be in hell wo you father. Father, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will give me the strength to win the biggest battle in my life, procrastination so that i can your my gift to serve you father, please father give me the chance to work for you father. You are the greatest love of my life, bigger than anything father. I love you so much father, amen. 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer to overcome procrastination - Day 22

Dear Lord,
Thank you so much for everything. This week I was supposed to write the business plan but Im so procrastinate to do it. Even though I have all the materials and outline but Im still be fearful to write it because im afraid it will not be good enough. Im wondering Lord, whether I should choose to complete it or choose to not do it because it will never good enough and regret for the rest of my life. Father, please give me the strength to beat the evil and the monster of procrastination. Please give me the passion to complete it. I want to complete it because i know that if it is a success, i can help so many people. Reasons for my passion to write business plan for pharmacy:

1. I’d rather do it even it is not good enough and learn from my experience than do nothing about it and regret it for the rest of my life.

2. As a child of God, I will try for excellence not perfection

3. I want to use my talents to contribute to christian community. If I will never give up. If I fail, i will learn from the experience.

4. I will try my best to succeed at the first shot but I have to accept that learning from experience is always the road to ultimately become a successful business man

5. Im inspired the success of this business plan, it can give me financial freedom, help other people and pursue further studies. I will so happy to see many stores grows up. 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to ovecome procrastination - Day 21

Dear Lord,
Thank you for showing me ways to overcome it.

6.Everyday i have to deny myself

1. First, Philippian 2:1 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. This is what I am created for : to serve people according to god’s will

For the most part of my life until now, I am a very self-centered person, I have never put interest of others above myself. But now oh Lord, I know that you have created me for a purpose and I would like to use the resources I have to serve other. Thank you so much for helping me study investment. I will use this knowledge to generate as much profit as I can from the resources that I have. When I am struggling with temptation, I will feel so happy to fight with it. This is a battle that God’s will will definitely win.

2. Christian life: obligations. Everyday is an obligation. I was wrong oh Lord for always seeking pleasure and comfort. Life is about obligations, Jesus and other disciples, they seek joy and peace in the spirit, not from their surroundings and physical comfort. They works for your kingdom until you callled them home. Our soul can only find comfort on earth in you alone, nothing in this world can give us comfort and joy like you do. Other things may give us temporary happiness to kill our time and not to remember about you. You are eternal and faithful. We can only find perfect joy in spirit and physical body in your home – heaven. Now, I understand what Paul said about forcing his body to work because he already knows, we can never be rested on earth, always. Now, dear Lord, open my heart for disciples, I will devote my body to you, a sinful one. I will not listen to it anymore, I will force my brain and my body work for you because it is what it is supposed to be used.

” And if the spirit of him who raised Christ from the death will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit, who lives in you. Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you love according to the sinful nature, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Roman 8:12)

Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Roman 12:1)

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3: 14)

3. I am so happy when I have to fight against my flesh because I know I am not defeated and I am fighting. There is more reasons to put the deeds of the body to death.

For if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Roman 8:13)

Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs – he wants to please his command officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hard working farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. (2 Timothy 2: 2-6)

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for the noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the master and prepared to do any good work. (2 Timothy 2:20)

So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to preserve so that when you have done the will of god, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while ” He who is coming will come will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him (Hebrew 10: 35-38).

4. God’s presence: When I do something, I will always imagine that you are here and watching me. Even you are not physically here oh Lord but I know that you always observe me and know what I am doing. You are so awesome god.

5.Ask myself: whether I can enjoy that activity when I am old. If the answer is yes then I should focus on doing what only youth can do like studying 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to ovecome procrastination - Day 21

Dear father,
thank you that you gave me a wonderful week that I have reached my goals. This week and next week will be so much difficult for me to win myself over. Just last night and 2 days I have sinned against you 2 times. Father, please forgive me and give me strength to overcome this world and use my talents, resources and energy to serve you. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to ovecome procrastination - Day 20

Father,
Pelase help me to beat this monster. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 19

Thank you for a beautiful day oh Lord that you helped me to completed many things. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome sloth and procrastination - Day 19

Dear father,
Please help me beat this monster. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome sloth and procrastination - day 18

Father,
I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will help me overcome the monster sloth. I pray that you give me the strength and passion to continue fighting with this monster. Father, please help me father. It seems like the monster is winning for a week. Father, please fill me with the holy spirit and give me strength to fight with it and win it father. Father, i have this monster for 10 years, please let my life controlled by the holy spirit, not this monster. Please help me so that my life will be a song to you. Please help me so thatmy life will be meaningful and fits your purpose. Father, I know that you have so many children and they are willing to be used by you, please use me as well father, please give me the opportunity to serve you, I bet you father. I believe that you are my father and you always give good gifts to your children. I believe that you are the best of the best in this world and more importantly, you are the most powerful god, please help mercy on me father. Father, thank you so much for give us freewill, I will choose to follow you father, no matter what it takes. I choose to follow you father, no matter how difficult it is, please help me to use my youth effectively so that I can serve you. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer to overcome procrastination - Day 17 - Against Satan's strategies by being active

Dear father,

Yesterday was not a good day. I did not work effectively and i felt so miserable about this. Father, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will give me strength and passion to work today because I don’t want to waste my talents and resources, I want to offer to help other people and build your church. I always dream about a day when I can purchase a land and build your church along the beach so that everyone goes by can see it and know your presence. Amen. 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 17

Dear Lord,
Thank you for showing me ways to overcome it.

1. First, Philippian 2:1 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. This is what I am created for : to serve people according to god’s will

For the most part of my life until now, I am a very self-centered person, I have never put interest of others above myself. But now oh Lord, I know that you have created me for a purpose and I would like to use the resources I have to serve other. Thank you so much for helping me study investment. I will use this knowledge to generate as much profit as I can from the resources that I have. When I am struggling with temptation, I will feel so happy to fight with it. This is a battle that God’s will will definitely win.

2. Christian life: obligations. Everyday is an obligation. I was wrong oh Lord for always seeking pleasure and comfort. Life is about obligations, Jesus and other disciples, they seek joy and peace in the spirit, not from their surroundings and physical comfort. They works for your kingdom until you callled them home. Our soul can only find comfort on earth in you alone, nothing in this world can give us comfort and joy like you do. Other things may give us temporary happiness to kill our time and not to remember about you. You are eternal and faithful. We can only find perfect joy in spirit and physical body in your home – heaven. Now, I understand what Paul said about forcing his body to work because he already knows, we can never be rested on earth, always. Now, dear Lord, open my heart for disciples, I will devote my body to you, a sinful one. I will not listen to it anymore, I will force my brain and my body work for you because it is what it is supposed to be used.

” And if the spirit of him who raised Christ from the death will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit, who lives in you. Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you love according to the sinful nature, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Roman 8:12)

Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Roman 12:1)

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3: 14)

3. I am so happy when I have to fight against my flesh because I know I am not defeated and I am fighting. There is more reasons to put the deeds of the body to death.

For if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Roman 8:13)

Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs – he wants to please his command officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hard working farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. (2 Timothy 2: 2-6)

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for the noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the master and prepared to do any good work. (2 Timothy 2:20)

So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to preserve so that when you have done the will of god, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while ” He who is coming will come will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him (Hebrew 10: 35-38).

4. God’s presence: When I do something, I will always imagine that you are here and watching me. Even you are not physically here oh Lord but I know that you always observe me and know what I am doing. You are so awesome god.

5.Ask myself: whether I can enjoy that activity when I am old. If the answer is yes then I should focus on doing what only youth can do like studying. 2 years ago


lisatruongPray to overcome procrastination - Day 16

Dear Lord,
Thank you for showing me ways to overcome it.

1. First, Philippian 2:1 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. This is what I am created for : to serve people according to god’s will

For the most part of my life until now, I am a very self-centered person, I have never put interest of others above myself. But now oh Lord, I know that you have created me for a purpose and I would like to use the resources I have to serve other. Thank you so much for helping me study investment. I will use this knowledge to generate as much profit as I can from the resources that I have. When I am struggling with temptation, I will feel so happy to fight with it. This is a battle that God’s will will definitely win.

2. Christian life: obligations. Everyday is an obligation. I was wrong oh Lord for always seeking pleasure and comfort. Life is about obligations, Jesus and other disciples, they seek joy and peace in the spirit, not from their surroundings and physical comfort. They works for your kingdom until you callled them home. Our soul can only find comfort on earth in you alone, nothing in this world can give us comfort and joy like you do. Other things may give us temporary happiness to kill our time and not to remember about you. You are eternal and faithful. We can only find perfect joy in spirit and physical body in your home – heaven. Now, I understand what Paul said about forcing his body to work because he already knows, we can never be rested on earth, always. Now, dear Lord, open my heart for disciples, I will devote my body to you, a sinful one. I will not listen to it anymore, I will force my brain and my body work for you because it is what it is supposed to be used.

” And if the spirit of him who raised Christ from the death will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit, who lives in you. Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you love according to the sinful nature, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Roman 8:12)

Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Roman 12:1)

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3: 14)

3. I am so happy when I have to fight against my flesh because I know I am not defeated and I am fighting. There is more reasons to put the deeds of the body to death.

For if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Roman 8:13)

Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs – he wants to please his command officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hard working farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. (2 Timothy 2: 2-6)

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for the noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the master and prepared to do any good work. (2 Timothy 2:20)

So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to preserve so that when you have done the will of god, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while ” He who is coming will come will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him (Hebrew 10: 35-38) 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer to overcome procrastination - Day 16 - Against Satan's strategies by being active

Dear Father,

Please fill me with Holy Spirit and give me the strength so that I can concentrate on my work today. I pray that you will give me strength, passion and love to overcome the laziness of my flesh. I want to be active and worthy for your kingdom, I want to use what you gave me to serve you and serve the community. Father, give me the pleasure in beating my flesh and fighting with it. It is a pleasure to be against it and to be active so that I can use my youth to contribute to your kingdom. I am old now and I am running out of time, please God, I call in the name of jesus Christ for the help of the Holy Spirit.Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer to overcome procrastination - Day 16 - No doubt in God's promises

But have you ever considered what Satan’s No. 1 strategy is in order to prevent you from fulfilling your destiny in the Kingdom of God? I have thought about this a lot, and have come up with an answer that may surprise you. I now personally believe Satan’s No. 1 strategy against us is to simply make us doubt the voice of God to our lives. When he makes us doubt that, then it defuses us, and we do nothing. It renders us powerless and inactive! That is not God’s will.

In Genesis 3, Satan’s first strategy against Eve was to make her doubt what God had said. He turned the positive “God has said” into a negative question, “Has God said?” Once Eve subjected herself to that doubt, she commenced a series of decisions and actions that robbed her and Adam of their inheritance in God. If Eve had steadfastly believed and stuck to what God had said, things would have turned out quite differently for her. In fact her doubting what “God has said” had repercussions that have affected the whole of the human race ever since! (That was a “king hit” strategy of the devil!)

In Matthew 4:1-11 (Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-8), Satan used the same strategy against Jesus in the wilderness: “If You be the Son of God . . . ?” (v. 4, 6). Satan tried to make Jesus question and doubt the truth about Himself. Yet, in the last verse of the previous chapter, the voice from Heaven had powerfully and positively declared Jesus to be the beloved Son of God! Satan is the master of the power of doubt. Jesus overcame his strategies by sticking to the truth of the spoken and written Word of God. It is the same for us today. We have the power of choice. We choose to believe the positive Word of God to us, or we can choose to doubt it. The difference in attitude and life-style as a result – is huge!

Christian, do not doubt the Word of God to you! It is THE TRUTH! It carries the power to release us into all that God desires for us. It enables us to live above the negative alternative that the devil wants us to settle for. The voice, the Word of God to us, is the inspiration, the motivation, the authority we need to rise above the “humdrum” of natural living, to enable us to accomplish great things for God. The whole Bible is all about the voice of God to His people. What He says is what we need to overcome the obstacles, heartaches and disappointments in life’s journey.

He speaks today. He longs for our fellowship. He longs for a meaningful relationship with us. He wants to talk to us today and give us the keys and strategies to baffle the enemy’s plotting against us. Far too many Christians doubt the voice of God to their heart and their spirit, and settle for a “second best” existence. That’s exactly what Satan wants you to do. Don’t be fooled any longer. Rise up in the power of the truth of the Word of God and defeat Satan, and all those doubts he seeks to sow into your mind. Believe God! Believe Jesus! Believe the Holy Spirit! Believe the Word of Truth!

Decide today to believe God! Decide today that every doubt that has robbed you from going forth in the power of the Holy Spirit is a lie from the devil. Be awake to his strategy to make you doubt. It all comes down to our believing. We live according to our beliefs. Make sure we believe what God says, for that is the whole essence of the Christian faith. Don’t doubt God any longer! Don’t doubt your ability as a man or woman of God! It’s time to rise in the power of the positive belief of what God has said to you! And, “GOD HAS SAID”! God bless you! – Rodney W. Francis.

Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 8:56-61; 2 Chronicles 20:20; Joshua 21:45; Psalm 111:7; Ezekiel 12:21-28; Matthew 4:4; 2 Timothy 3:14-17.
“Dear God, I come to You in Jesus’ All-Powerful and Mighty Name! I confess to You today my choice to believe what You have said in Your Word, and to my spirit. Forgive me, Lord, for all the doubts I’ve had about Your Word to me, and all those doubts I’ve had about myself. I desire to be the person You have ordained me to be! I declare today that You are THE TRUTH and what You say I will accept as THE TRUTH. I declare the devil is a liar and I resist his doubts in my mind! I rebuke his strategy against me, and I say today, ‘I AM GOD’S PROPERTY, and the enemy has no rights over my life!’ In Jesus’ name I walk out to face life in the victory which JESUS THE TRUTH gives me each day. Amen and Amen! 2 years ago


lisatruongPray for overcome Procrastination - Day 15 - Help me out of the pit

In the last three days, I have fallen back into procrastination because there is a lot of doubts in my heart. When coping with problem, I run to other things to avoid it rather than come to God. My motivation is going down significantly. Father, please forgive me and clean my heart oh Lord so that I can devote my life to you. Change my heart oh Lord because I want to use all I have to serve you Lord. I want to use my talents and my resources to serve you Lord. Protect me from the enemy so that I can use your time effectively and efficiently to serve you Lord. Force me run to you when I am in trouble oh Lord. One questions I have learnt is that in all circumstances I have to put the priority to read your Word everyday because it is the one that give me life and belief and strength to cope with the rest of the day, I am desperately praying for help oh Lord and I know that you are hearing me. I know that you are hearing my prayer oh Lord. You are my strength and my everything oh Lord. Amen. 2 years ago


lisatruongPray for overcome Procrastination - Day 14 - Bless my day

Dear Lord,
I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you give me strength and excitement to finish the books today. Father, pls help me to use every sec in my life effectively and efficiently. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPray for open Procrastination - Day 13 - Tomorrow Agenda

1. Study again Heidi Smith page 106 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer for overcoming Procrastination - Day 13- Beating the sinful urge

Dear Lord,
Thank you for showing me ways to overcome it.

1. First, Philippian 2:1 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. This is what I am created for : to serve people according to god’s will

For the most part of my life until now, I am a very self-centered person, I have never put interest of others above myself. But now oh Lord, I know that you have created me for a purpose and I would like to use the resources I have to serve other. Thank you so much for helping me study investment. I will use this knowledge to generate as much profit as I can from the resources that I have. When I am struggling with temptation, I will feel so happy to fight with it. This is a battle that God’s will will definitely win.

2. Christian life: obligations. Everyday is an obligation. I was wrong oh Lord for always seeking pleasure and comfort. Life is about obligations, Jesus and other disciples, they seek joy and peace in the spirit, not from their surroundings and physical comfort. They works for your kingdom until you callled them home. Our soul can only find comfort on earth in you alone, nothing in this world can give us comfort and joy like you do. Other things may give us temporary happiness to kill our time and not to remember about you. You are eternal and faithful. We can only find perfect joy in spirit and physical body in your home – heaven. Now, I understand what Paul said about forcing his body to work because he already knows, we can never be rested on earth, always. Now, dear Lord, open my heart for disciples, I will devote my body to you, a sinful one. I will not listen to it anymore, I will force my brain and my body work for you because it is what it is supposed to be used.

” And if the spirit of him who raised Christ from the death will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit, who lives in you. Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you love according to the sinful nature, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Roman 8:12)

Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Roman 12:1)

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3: 14)

3. I am so happy when I have to fight against my flesh because I know I am not defeated and I am fighting. There is more reasons to put the deeds of the body to death.

For if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Roman 8:13)

Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs – he wants to please his command officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hard working farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. (2 Timothy 2: 2-6)

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for the noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the master and prepared to do any good work. (2 Timothy 2:20) 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer for overcoming Procrastination - Day 12- studying

Dear Lord,
Thank you so much for yesterday. I have completed 140 questions in ATest. Thank you so much for your help in finishing it. I am so glad that you help me. I am so glad that I am who I am now and I cannot wait to use my resources and talents to have good influence in the community. Amen

When I decide to follow your way, you will provide as you have given me more materials for my study. Thank you so much Lord. I will try hard, I will beat my body to death so that my spirit can be alive in you. Amen 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer for overcoming Procrastination - Day 11- tired and lack of energy

Dear Lord,

I feel so tired and have no energy and sleepy as well. All I want to do is to lay back on the bed or go to sleep. However, I know that this is not good at all. I should beat my body because this is not time to sleep or rest yet. It is supposed to be tomorrow not today. Dear Lord, please clear my spirit and give me a willing heart to work on financial planning. 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer for overcoming Procrastination - Day 11- tired and lack of energy

Dear Lord,
I don’t know why I am so tired oh Lord. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will give me the strength to do things I need to do to day: Financial Planning. Amen. It is so true that our body is always tired and resisted to do the wrong thing. I pray that Lord you will give me a persistence like Paul. He beat his body so that he can serve the Lord until his last breath. 2 years ago


lisatruongPrayer for overcoming procrastination - Day 11 - Battle

Dear Lord,
Thank you so much for your help. I have completed 7 inductive reasoning tests until now. This is all your oh Lord, there is nothing I can do without you father. Thank you also for your great coffee, it helps me a lot. For 11 years, I have never been able to overcome this sloth sin until i meet you Lord. Thank you so much oh Lord. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will give me strength so that I can use my talents and my gifts to serve you. Dear Lord, please give me the strength to fight my flesh, life is about obligations, I should have never been seeking pleasure for myself. Actually, it is great to work hard, to use the spirit to win the sloth of the spirit. Thank you so much oh Lord. Amen. 2 years ago


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