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Living Successfully

Lynette Hagin at Campmeeting// Lynette Hagin

We've learned so much about confessing and believing the Word—and those things are very important. But if we want to succeed in life, there is a third part to this equation. We see it in Mark chapter 11:

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Seed Thoughts

Lynette Hagin Seed Thoughts Article// Lynette Hagin

"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be Like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." —Isaiah 58:11 (NIV 1984)

Have you ever started a project and never finished it? I started knitting an afghan many years ago that is still unfinished. In fact, I started it so many years ago that I have even lost the skill of knitting! While it takes work and energy to start a project, it takes more work and energy to actually finish it.

Why is that? We are constantly bombarded by things competing for our attention. Therefore we become distracted and get sidetracked. One definition of distraction is "anything that gets our attention off of what it should be on." Nikita Khrushchev was once head of the former Soviet Union. He used to tell a story of a time in that nation when there was a wave of petty theft. To curtail it, the authorities posted guards around the factories.

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Run Your Race With Joy!

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//Lynette Hagin

At one time or another, we've all dealt with baggage in our lives. It doesn't matter who we are—life isn't perfect. We experience disappointments, failures, deceptions, and ugly situations. In the midst of these difficult times, whether we realize it or not, we start accumulating baggage.

Sometimes we don't see the baggage we're carrying because we've become so accustomed to it. It's just a part of our lives. But that baggage keeps us from fulfilling God's plan for us. Baggage prevents us from having the joy of the Lord in our hearts. It keeps us in bondage.

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No Fear Here!

No Fear Here By Craig W. Hagin//Craig W. Hagin

"God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
—2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

The Bible clearly says that God has not given us a spirit of fear. So if we have a spirit of fear, where does it come from? It comes from the devil.

When people say, "I'm afraid of this" or "I'm afraid of that," what they're actually saying is, "I'm giving place to the devil to rule and reign over this area of my life."

It's no fun to live life afraid. When I first began to snow ski, I became afraid every time I went. And I crashed a lot! It wasn't fun.

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What are You Saying About Your Kids?

What are you saying about your children?TIMELESS TEACHINGS OF KENNETH E. HAGIN

At a Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship convention, a woman came up to me and said, "Brother Hagin, I want you to promise me something."

"I want to find out what it is first," I replied

She said, "I want you to promise me that you'll pray for my son every day. He's 15 years old. I'm a widow and I can't get him to go to church. He's in a gang, and I'm afraid they're on drugs. He's out until 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning. I lie awake at night waiting for the phone to ring telling me they've got him down at the jail."

I interrupted her before she could say anything more about how bad her son was. I shocked her by saying, "I'm not going to do it."