Are You The One

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

About 4:30 this morning God stirred a question in me. . .for you. I’ll get to it in just a few minutes. . .but first.

When God wants to get something done. . .He gives the assignment to one person.

One person committed to a goal. . .His goal. . .their goals is all God needs to change the world. 

You may be thinking right now that you do not have what it takes to change the world.

If you entertain those kind of thoughts. . .I want you to know that I think you’re wrong.  The word of God says you’re wrong.  But, most importantly, God thinks you’re wrong.

Every person on planet earth has an assignment unique to them.  Yes, that means YOU.

Order Is The Key To Your Destiny

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

“The world is wrong side up. It needs to be turned upside down in order to be right side up.”   Evangelist Billy Sunday

Perhaps we need to turn our lives right side up to achieve order in our daily existence.

The existence of order in our lives. . .will determine our destiny for good or evil.

Order is defined at dictionary.com as:

“an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate; to regulate, conduct, or manage: to order one's life for greater leisure.”

Personally, I prefer the wisdom of Luke 1:1 in the Amplified Bible:

7 Must Read Talking Points For Your Success

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Ecclesiastes 3:22 in the Contemporary English Version says:

We were meant to enjoy our work, and that's the best thing we can do. We can never know the future.”

According to a recent Gallup workplace study over 70% of American employees DO NOT like their jobs.  That’s not good or for that matter…scriptural.

If we settle for a job just to earn a paycheck. . .with the attitude of doing just enough to get by. . .we’ll never be happy in the job.

To me, it’s real simple. . .if you don’t like what you’re doing or where you’re working. . .stop complaining and do something about it.

Here are seven must read talking points for your success in the workplace or marketplace.

First, stop talking negatively about your supervisor or your job.

Let me ask you a question. . .now be honest. . .have you ever complained about a job, your supervisor or the management of the company?   If so, STOP IT NOW.

When you speak negatively about someone or something. . .you are empowering the enemy to further torment you.

The Enemy Of Your Success

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

According to most psychological studies regarding worry:

40% of our worries never come to pass.

30% involve past decisions which cannot be changed.

12% of worries focus on the criticism of others who spoke simply because they felt inferior.

10% of our worries are about our health. . .which gets worst with worry.

Finally, 8% of our worries can actually be described as legitimate causes for concern.

Let's look first at what worry actually is.

Worry is a state of feeling generally anxious and uneasy about something.  We call it troubled thought.

31 Day Scriptural Guide To Becoming Debt Free

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I read years ago that what you focus on ... expands in your life.  If you want to be debt free ... then you need to focus your mind and mouth on things that will enable and empower your journey to financial success.

To assist you in your financial freedom journey I've put together 31 powerful scriptures to enrich and engraft within you God's desire for you to be debt free.

I encourage you to memorize one scripture every day.  For instance, on Day 1 memorize the Day 1 scripture and confess it throughout the day.  On Day 2, continue confessing the scripture from Day 1 as you commit the scripture for Day 2 to your memory.  Meditate on these scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten your spirit with each word. 

This exercise is important...it's not enough to just read the Word...you must memorize it and confess the scriptures on a daily basis.  Remember out of the abundance of the heart...the mouth speaks.

Every day you need to be thinking and speaking about being debt free.

7 Ways To Rise Above Your Circumstances

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

If I had a penny for every time someone said to me: “You don’t know my circumstances,” I would be able to pay for my dream trip to Bora Bora.

When people say that to me my usual response is: “You know. . .you’re right. . and I don’t want to know your circumstances.

Dictionary.com defines circumstances as:

“a condition, detail, part, or attribute, with respect to time, place, manner, agent, etc., that accompanies, determines, or modifies a fact or event; a modifying or influencing factor”

Spiritually speaking. . .I define circumstance as the circle you’re standing in.

We shouldn’t be standing still. . .we should be moving from glory unto glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).

In which case, we would be leaving our circumstances behind.

So for me. . .the question is why do I want to hear about what this person ought to be leaving behind.

2016: Year Of The Miraculous Turn Around

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Are you breathing a sigh of relief that 2015 is almost in the record books?

Has it been just an okay year. . .and you’re so ready for something new?

Are you ready to leave the pains and hurts of 2015 in the rear view mirror?

Are you ready to move to a spiritual place you’ve never been before?

Do you remember ever driving to a place you’ve never been before . . .found yourself not knowing if you were heading in the right direction but you still continued on?

I think this is particularly true. . .of most men. . .there is a hesitancy to stop and ask for directions. . .until it’s clearly obvious that you’re headed in the wrong direction.

There is an amazing parallel in life where some people know they’re headed in the wrong direction but they keep hesitating to make the decision to turn things around.

Jeremiah 8:4 in the Contemporary English Version says:

What To Do When Your Star Leads To A Stable

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I remember years ago, traveling to the mountains of North Carolina with my fine wife Bev and my parents for a long weekend get-away.

We started looking for a hotel room and were unable to fine one for over 60 miles along Interstate 40. 

The clerk at the first hotel we stopped at told us that we would have a problem finding accommodations.  He informed us that the annual Furniture Market was taking place in High Point, North Carolina and there wasn’t a sleeping room to be found within 60 miles in any direction of that huge event.  We found out he was right.

This particular journey was before the days of cell phones and computers.  If you wanted to call ahead you used a pay phone.  We stopped at exit after exit only to hear the same message. . .there was no room in the inn  . . . Holiday or otherwise.

We had the money but there was no room to be found.  At least, my fine wife Bev wasn’t about to give birth.

Defeat Your Giant In 15 Seconds

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

The story of David and Goliath is probably a favorite story of most all children. . .I know it was mine.

The giants that you and I face define our identity and establish the reality in which we’ve chosen to live.  The giants we face and defeat outline the places and spaces where we’ve chosen to live.

The giants in our lives. . .are determined to keep us out of our promised land where the promises of God are manifested.

By the way, you’re in promised land right now. . .the question is whether or not we embrace His promises to make it a land flowing with milk and honey. . .abundance and success.

Our ability to face and defeat our giants. . .will determine the extent of the success we achieve.

7 Primary Ways God Heals

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Jesus is our Great Physician and His power, knowledge and abilities are without limitation because He is Jehovah-Rapha, our God who heals.

Exodus 15:26 says:

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”

According to Strong’s Concordance. . .the very name of God. . .Jehovah-Rapha reveals He is “. . .the Lord that healeth thee.” (H7495)

The fact that Jesus would pay the price for our healing was prophesied 700 years before His birth by the prophet Isaiah.  In fact, Isaiah 53:4-5 says:

“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”

Isaiah prophesied long before Jesus ever walked the earth as a man. . .long before He was crucified and resurrected.  That’s why some people who don’t believe in divine healing cite this verse as historical fact with no spiritual application.  However, we cannot ignore the words of Matthew 8:16-17 which says:

7 Reasons Not To Compare Yourself To Others

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

 “Stop It.”

When I heard those two words I was standing in a Half Price Book Store glancing through a book. . .I was about purchase.  I looked around to see if one of the other customers had spoken those words to me. . .they had not. . .there was no one near me.

I knew the spirit of the Lord was clearly speaking to me so I sat down at a table as I paused to hear His voice. . .He said to me:

"Tell my children to stop comparing themselves to others. My Word and their obedience to it...is the only measure of comparison my children should be concerned about."

I meditated on those words.  “Tell my children to stop comparing themselves to others.”

I realized that many people get themselves into financial trouble because they’re always comparing themselves to others and the things they have or don’t have.

I saw a recent survey that revealed that the average age children get a cell phone is eight years old.  Can you believe that?

Have your children or grandchildren ever asked you for a cell phone like “so and so” has?  Every new cell phone release. . .with the latest gadgets and widgets prompts the requests for a new phone.

By the way, it’s not just the children that want the latest and greatest.  It’s Moms and Dads as well.  Why this got to have IT attitude?  It’s simple, comparing what we have with what others have.

I could talk about this economic foolishness because it manifests on so many levels with all kinds of purchases. . .but I need to move on.

As I was reflecting on the Lord’s words to me. . .I felt stirred to write “seven reasons not to compare ourselves to others.”