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People overcome hurts, habits and hangups when they hurt enough and have to or when they learn enough and want to.


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"You were made with a goal in mind, with a purpose that only you can fulfill. Your work is not just that thing you do to make money, it is a chance to use your gifts. Your family and friends are not just people you happen to know, but people God wants you to impact."

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"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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Finding Your Purpose in Everyday Life

You can live with purpose - even if you're not sure what your purpose is.

Published on June 28, 2014 by Susan Biali, M.D. in Prescriptions for Life What small act, project or pastime might make your ordinary days feel more purposeful?

"What would you love to find time for, that you have been putting off? If you're feeling a lack of purpose and meaning, don't get all worked up about it. Figure out what matters to you now, that you can start doing now.
It is who you are in your day to day life, every day of your life, that matters more than anything else.
Trust that the more you consciously choose to live a life that feels right and meaningful to you, the more information you'll learn about why you are here and what (big or small) you are called to do."

Read more: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/prescriptions-life/201406/finding-your-purpose-in-everyday-life

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"Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless." BERTRAND RUSSELL, ATHEIST
"The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder — a waif, a nothing, a no man." THOMAS CARLYLE

Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do.” Romans 12:2

 

 

Life is all about CONTROL and PURPOSE. Life is about how we choose to respond to stress and our core purpose in life.  Let's be realistic, life is fraught with continuous daily circumstances that render us at least temporarily feeling overwhelmed,  out of control, trapped, helpless, powerless. Psychologists tell us, that the behaviors used to respond to these issues,  are all about regaining control of the situation.  

A chemical abuser might exhibit displaced behavior which is an attempt to regain control of stress, with drinking, a person with a short temper might regain control of the situation with expletives and finger gestures, others might look at porn, etc.

When we respond with direct behavior, Christ Driven Behavior, the control is given to God (my grace is sufficient for you for there is power in weakness" 2 Corinthians 12-9). Then, God returns the control to YOU, "and I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever." John 14:16.  When you regain control of life with Christ Driven Direct Behavior you are in control and empowered, as you respond with the values and character of Jesus Christ. "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!" Philippians 4:13.

 

If we are willing to give God Control, our Purpose is ensured and insured.

Change your thinking and change your life.

 


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"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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