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Expressions of faith
Stay in the presence

by PRIDE Newsdesk

Bishop-Elect Dr. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

“People who are guided by the spirit can make all kinds of judgments, but they cannot be judged by others,” 1 Corinthians 2:15.

When we are guided by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit peels away our old man and old ways and replaces them with Godly characteristics. His work in us makes us more and more like Christ. The Holy Spirit empowers us to be effective in our witnesses, which is our lifestyle. This can transform our lives. We should not settle for less than the kingdom and kingdom only.

Look at these eight points to live by.

  • Be quiet. You cannot and will not be able to discover yourself until you take the time to be still.
  • Realize who you truly are, not who you want to be.
  • Find what you are good at, and what you are not good at. Don’t waste your time doing something you’re not good at. Find what you are good at and do it. Waste no time pursuing an ‘at,’ when you can achieve an ‘it.’ I’m doing ‘it,’ not wasting time at an ‘at.’
  • Be persistent and continue firmly in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. Be tireless, unwavering, relentless, or diligent. Never quit, never give up, and keep going and keep trying.
  • Be passionate about yourself and pay attention to the tasks that involve you. When you understand yourself and all that involves you, you focus more on passion not position. Then you can make a better impact. Passion produces effort and continuous effort produces results, which produces a deeper discovery of your true self.
  • Work on your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. Working on your weaknesses with a second look will help you know your surroundings.

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ,” 1 Corinthians 2:16.

No one can comprehend God, but by His Spirit, we the believers have insight into God’s plan—his thoughts and actions. With insight we have the mind of Christ by the Holy Spirit.

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 2:5.

When we spend time with Chris, we will have His mind—knowing the will of God for our lives and living a victorious life.

  • Stop looking for validation and know ‘you.’ Declare yourself. If you need people to accept you or to confirm you, you will only be a people pleaser and not a true person to yourself and others. When you only do what needs to be done to meet the approval of others, you do not win in life the blessings of God. Believe in yourself and take pride in what you do.
  • Be committed. Through commitment, you can gain motivation to pursue success. Include ‘you’ in achieving great goals for life. Staying committed is crucial. It will keep you fresh and focused. Focus on results and take the steps needed to achieve success.

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