By Chanda Temple
Words can be powerful motivators.
When properly strung together, they speak to our soul and feed our spirit.
One person with a knack for doing that is Houston pastor Joel Osteen. His messages come with a 1-2 punch, planting little seeds on how to become a better person. Once you hear his words, it’s left up to you on what you do next. Will you continue to wilt where you are or will you grow and thrive?
On April 6, 2014, I was out of town and caught one of his sermons on television. Forever the journalist, I quickly began scribbling down his words. They were powerful and, well, motivating.
Here are a few of the highlights from that sermon:
- Choose to be happy right where you are.
- Don’t set your mind for defeat. Set your mind on the positive.
- You are never created to be average.
- Get up and find something to be grateful for. Expect a breakthrough.
- You don’t have time to waste another day being negative. You have a destiny to fulfill.
- Make up your mind that you will stay positive. Then, enjoy the day, no matter what happens.
- When you wake up in the morning you need to set your mind for victory, success
- Determination makes you invincible.
Chanda Temple worked as a reporter for 20 years before becoming a public relations professional. She blogs about being better in business and more at http://www.chandatemplewrites.com. Follow her on Twitter at @chandatemple. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.