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Abandon Limiting Beliefs

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.  1 John 5:4 Our beliefs can either bind us or empower us. Unfortunately in most cases, our beliefs aren't things we've chosen or...

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Dream Big

What You Can Believe You Can Achieve! Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Hope and belief go hand in hand. Once you believe it you can achieve it! You may have heard...

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The Number One Hope Killer

Are you feeling full of hope? Yes? Good, because I saved the best for last. Thanks for reading so far, but please don't neglect this last post. It's probably the most important of them all because we are about to address the #1 problem that kills hope and side lines...

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MENTORING

Mentoring: Benefits

The benefits of mentoring are many. Here's a short list of 21 benefits. For the Mentor 1. Allows the mentor to "give back" – to both the organization and the mentoree 2. Reminds the mentor how to listen actively rather than passively 3. Encourages the mentor to...

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Asking Someone To Be A Mentor

The first part to getting a mentor is identifying the possibilites. There has to be a certain "match" and an interest on both sides. If there are people around you that you admire or wish you could emulate, that puts them on the list of your candidate mentors! If not,...

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Building Trust

Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truthfulness, ability, and strength of someone. Trust building can be a major challenge. Many of us struggle with the idea of trusting others. When someone says, “Trust me,” we tend...

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Mentoring And Mentorship

Mentorship plays a key role in a person's spiritual growth and development. Your own personal development is a must when preparing for and upon entering into the ministry.  2 Tim. 2:15 states, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not...

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Dear Mentor

By Zac Klinedinst Considering I am a 22-year-old, unlicensed young minister, the idea of me, writing an article on mentoring immediately raises suspicion, as it should. It is obviously true, I know nothing about being a mentor. However, being a 22-year-old, unlicensed...

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Mentoring: Basic Definitions

Mentoring: A developmental sharing and helping relationship where one person invests time, know-how, and effort in enhancing another person's growth, knowledge, and skills.Responding to critical needs in the life of another person in ways that prepare that...

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Mentoring: Tips And Tactics

Facilitate vs Duplicate.  Remember that you are both sharing your life's journey and enhancing your mentoree's journey. If you act more as a resource for knowledge, experience, and personal development, you will avoid the temptation to create another "you",...

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POWER UP SERIES

Aim UP!

Aim Up! Focus Scripture: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Overview: Most Christians desire to do great things for the kingdom of God. Yet, often times fear becomes stronger than the desire. Through the power of the...

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Build UP!

Build Up! Focus Scripture: Romans 16:25-27 – “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest,...

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Clean UP!

Clean Up! Focus Scriptures:  Psalms 24:3-5 KJV “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?  He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn  He shall receive the...

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Dress UP!

Dress Up! Focus Scripture: Romans 13:13, 14 – “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil...

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Ease UP!

EASE UP Focus Scripture: John 14:16 – “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;” Overview: Jesus promised us a comforter.A comforter to provide guidance and rest.This comforter, the Holy Spirit,...

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Face UP!

Face Up! Focus Scripture: 1 John 1:8, 9 – “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Overview: We must...

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Get UP!

GET UP Focus Scripture: Matthew 17:7 – “And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.” Overview: Life is tough!Your failures do not define you, your successes do.Even the most successful in life have experienced failures.  Consider...

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Help UP!

Help Up! Focus Scripture: Matthew 25:37-40 – “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and...

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Inch UP!

Inch Up! Focus Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before...

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Join Up!

Join Up! Focus Scripture: Ephesians 4:16: “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in...

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