Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Meditations for Blessings, Health and Prosperity 8

Ps. 40:5  God does many wonderful works with me and His thoughts are towards me and in me.

Ps. 40:8  I delight to do God’s will;  His law is within my heart.

Ps. 34:7  The angel of the Lord en camps round about me for I fear Him and God delivers me.

Ps. 35:1, 5, 6  The angel of the Lord fights against those who fights against me. The angel of the Lord chases them. The angel of the Lord persecutes them.

Ps. 43:3, 5  God sends His light and His truth to lead me unto His holy hill and to His tabernacle. I praise the Lord my God for He is the health of my countenance.

Ps. 45:17  I make the Lord's Name to be remembered in all generations and all the people shall praise God forever.

Ps. 46:10, 11  I am still and know that God is the Lord and He is exalted among the heathen and in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with me and is my refuge.

Ps. 49:3  My mouth speaks of wisdom and the meditation of my heart is of understanding.

Ps. 49:15, 9  God redeems my soul from the power of the grave and I live forever for I have eternal life in Christ.

Ps. 50:23  I offer praise unto God and glorify Him; I order my conversation aright and God  shows me His salvation.

Ps. 52:8  I am like a green olive tree  in the house of God and I bear much fruit; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

Ps. 58:11  I  am righteous and I receive a reward from God.

Ps. 62:5  My soul waits upon the Lord for my expectation is only from Him.

Ps. 63:2  I see God's power and glory.

Ps. 63:5  My soul is satisfied with marrow and fatness and my mouth praise God with joyful lips.

Ps. 63:6  I remember God upon my bed and meditate on Him.

Ps. 65:4  I am blessed for God has chosen and has caused me to approach Him. I dwell in God’s courts and am satisfied with the goodness of God’s house even of God's holy temple.

Ps. 65:11  God crowns my years with goodness and my paths drop fatness.

Ps. 66:18  I do not regard iniquity in my heart and God hears my prayers.

Ps. 67:2  God has made His way know n unto me and His saving health unto all nations.

Ps. 68:19  God loads me daily with benefits.

Always Have A Plan B

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. Because many things don’t go as well as we would like them to, it’s a great idea to have a “Plan B.” Having fallback plans can’t help but make you feel better about the  outcome  of  any  situation,  and  it  is  a  common denominator among very self-confident people.

Anyone  who  has  had  more  than  one  failure  in her  life  can  tell  you  that  having  another  path  to  take probably saved her bacon a time or two. I’m a big one for  contingency  plans.  If  you  are  an  entrepreneur,  in the  arts  or  media,  or  you  have  all  your  eggs  in  one basket, a Plan B is essential.

Knowing that if you lose the farm you have a condo you can go to makes you feel safer in the world. I know a number of people who have motor homes, and one of the reasons they do is, as they jokingly say, it’s their “in case” home. During the last big earthquake here in Los  Angeles,  many  people  who  had  them  were  very grateful—and those of us who didn’t were envious.

With the world economy in turmoil, creating some kind of additional income stream is also a good idea. The jeweler who is also a great designer or builder, the computer  geek  who  can  also  teach  school,  or  the  PR person  who  is  a  closet  novelist  can  all  find  a  way  to thrive even if their current position disappears.

Backup  plans  don’t  have  to  be  new  ideas—I continue  to  use  aspects  of  everything  I’ve  ever  done. My days on stage playing guitar have made me a better public speaker, which makes me a good radio host. The energy  I  put  into  songs  and  poems  has  helped  them become columns and books.
The years I spent running my  own  business  give  me  the  insight  to  help  others streamline theirs. 

And all of my experiences have made me  a  confident  and  successful  therapist.  Every  talent and  ability  you  have  can  be  built  upon  and  also  used again.  Not  that  I’d  ever  again  want  to  be  on  a  tour bus with six smelly guys for eight weeks, but if I had to I could still put food on the table by humming and strumming.

There’s  another  potential  upside  here:  Sometimes your  original  plan  and  your  backup  can  work  at  the same time. I still counsel, consult, write, and speak to groups all over the world. In years when the speaking business  got  very  slow  (such  as  after  9/11  and  then the  financial  crisis),  I  spent  more  time  writing  and counseling.

When  there  was  a  lull  between  books, I  put  more  energy  into  my  radio  show  and  business consulting, and did pro-bono events. Having multiple options gives you the sense that, if any one thing went away, you’d have other gigs that would more than fill the gap.

So get a little creative. Look at your past accomplishments and your current talents. A Plan B is only an idea away. By the way, this Plan B thing works in life, but not in relationships. Having a backup mate is only going to erode your current relationship and cause heartache for everyone involved. Enough said.


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