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How to Succeed, Live the Life God Wants You to Live!

Proverbs 16:9 “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” God wants you to have success in the following areas of one’s life: spiritual; relational; physical; mental; social; and financial.

Here are three ways to assist you with enjoying the life God wants you to live:

  • Believe in your heart that God’s wants you to succeed. God’s definition of success: the progressive achievement and advancement of a God-given goal resulting in one feeling good about themselves.
  • Consult God before you set your goals. Always read the Word (the Bible) and pray before making major decisions regarding your life.
  • Invest in yourself. Proverbs 4:7 “Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Invest in reading the Bible on a daily basis to deposit more of God into your everyday life. Studying the Word (the Bible) cultivates a teachable spirit within you. Proverbs 1:5 “Let the wise listen and add to their learning.”

If you follow the pointers above, you will live the life God wants you to live!

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: dzimmerman36@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com

How to Succeed, Learn to be Happy!

John 13:17 “If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.” Holiness brings happiness, but sin does not. Holiness = the whole of Christ in the whole of life. Holiness must be lived and not talked about.

Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the Lord, it makes rich, and He adds no sorrow.” The only thing that adds no sorrow is the blessing of the Lord. The “law of the harvest”: “What a man sows, that he shall also reap” Galatians 6:7. Being sinful will destroy your chance of happiness in life.

Psalm 29:2 “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Holiness is a beautiful thing when you fully understand and practice it. Job 42:10 “The Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:12 “The Lord blessed the latter end of Job’s life more than his beginning…..”

Helping others brings happiness, but selfishness never can. Happiness does not come by getting, it comes by forgetting yourself and living for others. Job got back twice what he lost because he forgot about himself and prayed for his friends. God blesses you for one reason: to make you a blessing to others. Be a clearinghouse and not a warehouse. It is better to give than to receive. God blesses you when you are a blessing to others.

Hope brings happiness, but skepticism never can. Jesus is coming again! Don’t let the doubters dull your sense of hope. The certainty of Christ’s soon return sets you free to hope, to rejoice in the worst of circumstances, and to live with purpose. For God’s redeemed people, the best is yet to come.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: dzimmerman36@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com

How to Succeed, You Can Always Start Over Again!

Lamentations 3:24-26 “V.24 The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in Him. V.25 The Lord is good to them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him. V.26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.”

No matter what has had happened to you in your life, the good thing is that you can always begin again or start over again. No matter what has happened in the past, God allows you to start all over. Do not listen to the naysayers or critics, everyone has always had to take a few steps back to move forward. The critics do not want you to succeed in life. But, God wants you to be the best you can be. He did not create you to just give up and settle for what you have. You just have to be prepared to pursue your dream and pay the price.

1 Corinthians 9:25 “To win the contest you must deny yourselves many things that would keep you from doing your best.” Your goal should not be just to live long, but to make a difference in the world and glorify God. No matter what I am going through, I will stay the course to make reach my God-given goals and God-given dreams. Stay the course and do not be afraid of anything.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: dzimmerman36@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com

How to Succeed, Make Your Time Count!

Psalm 39:1 “I said, I will take heed to my ways that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.” Sometimes you must learn to be quiet, stay silent, and keep one’s mouth shut. Sometimes silence is the best way to handle certain situations. Do not waste one’s time complaining, gossiping, and talking about others. Spend your time wisely by uplifting others and assisting others with going to the next level in their life.

Psalm 39:6 “All our busy rushing ends in nothing.” Sometimes we are so busy doing nothing and wound up wasting valuable time doing nothing at all. Here are a few steps one can learn to use to spend one’s time wisely:

  • Make lists. Should always have a “to do list” to keep everything organized. One can create two lists for work and home tasks: home-related list and work-related list.
  • Consult your schedule first. Before start work day should always consult your “to do list”. This helps one to understand one’s workload to maintain realistic goals.
  • Prioritize the “to do list”. Always highlight and do the important tasks first, that must be completed within the week. Should always put everything else on a secondary list. The secondary list should consist of items that are not due by the end of the week. Focus on your highest priority tasks and then the rest of the tasks later on.
  • Delegate. It is fine to ask for help from others completing tasks and getting the list done. Remember you cannot do everything on your own.
  • Identify extenuating circumstances. Give yourself permission to let some things slide without feeling guilty that you’re not accomplishing as much as usual.
  • Learn to let go. If some tasks remain on the “to do list” for a while maybe it is not that important to complete. So, it is best take it off of your “to do list”.

If you follow these six steps in completing tasks, your valuable time will not be wasted at all.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: dzimmerman36@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com

How to Succeed, Learn to Adapt!

I Corinthians 9:19, 22 “v.19…I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain more. V.22 I am made all things to all men that I might by all means save some.” Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a God man are ordered by the Lord.” In life, you will face trials and tribulations and you must be ready to face them head on. Apostle Paul understood in order to bring people to Christ, you had to be flexible in your approach. He learned that you had to reach people in different ways and he constantly adapted how he approached individuals regarding Jesus Christ.

General George S. Patton, Jr. said, “Successful generals make plans to fit circumstances, but do not try to create circumstances to fit plans.” When you have a clear plan to reach your destination, you can’t be inflexibility. You must learn to be flexible and be willing to try other options to reach your destination. If having difficulty moving forward, don’t revise your dream, but revise your plan. It is good to have more than one plan to reach your dreams and goals.

The best way to face the unknown of the future is to put your full faith in God, remain flexible, and consider all your options as events unfold. A rigid mindset won’t serve you at all when you’re trying to fulfill your God-given talent. Must learn to be open, stay flexible, and learn to adapt to all situations.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: dzimmerman36@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com

How to Succeed, Be a Peacemaker!

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Jesus spent much of his ministry tearing down barriers and building bridges. James 3:18 “Peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.” Words of peace are like seeds. They don’t produce fruit overnight, but slowly and silently they work their way to the surface, changing hearts, minds, attitudes, and futures. The Biblical character, Solomon, offers us three ways to calm strife, diffuse a tense situation, and get a better result:

  • Patience;
  • Self-Control; and
  • Wisdom.

Instead of being a troublemaker, be a peacemaker.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: dzimmerman36@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com

THROUGH THE STORM TO DRY LAND

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GRAVITY OF GRACE

…and the hardest part, was,
When her own shadow,
Left her;
Following the crowd.

There are seasons in a man’s life, when the coolest people in your life, who makes life real cool, will desert you. Those moments; Kings go through. The President of the United States, The Queen of England and Papal Pope, all go through it. There is also a time when your own soul get tired of the journey and wants to leave you, to languish in the dust. Never allow your soul to join the negative crowd that deserts you, in the season of loneliness. Your best response to the disloyal crowd or friend, is to anchor your soul in the deep conviction of the Saviors great love towards you. You die with the negative crowd if you anchor your ship on negativity.

There comes a time in our pilgrim journey, that we will be…

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God favors the unfavored

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God favors the unfavored

Mary is rejoicing. She’s about to have a baby, impregnated by the Holy Spirit. He will be the Messiah. God has chosen lowly, poor Mary, a nobody who simply loved God and was passed over for every important assignment — passed over by others, not by God.

This IS a Biblical pattern. God chooses the foolish things to shame the wise. Over and over again, He chose the second born (or last born)  against the father’s preference for the first born.

Often those who enjoy power or riches think themselves too important to seek God. They sort of unchoose themselves.

If you find yourself lacking money, talent, beauty, intelligence, _________________ (fill in the blank), congratulations! You are a prime candidate to be chosen by God for a special mission.

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College President Gives $90k Of His Salary To Low-Paid Campus Employees

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Raymond Burse, interim president of Kentucky State University, elected to have his salary decreased from $349,869 to $259,745 in order to boost the paychecks of the university’s lowest-paid workers,according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Burse’s pay cut will increase the salaries of 24 KSU employees, some of whom were making as littles as $7.25 an hour, to $10.25 an hour, WLKY reported. Burse said that his giving up $90,124.96 is a response to “tough times” and wanting to ensure that university workers know the school’s board and president “care about them and want to do the very best by them,” according to the Herald-Leader. Read more.


Malia Obama attends Lollapalooza in Chicago

Malia Obama, President Obama‘s oldest daughter, attended Lollapalooza music festival over the weekend, generating a Twitter-frenzy. The 15-year-old attended the music festival with three friends and two plain-clothed secret service agents, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Malia and friends were reportedly…

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How to Succeed, Don’t Be Impulsive!

Isaiah 28:16 “….a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.” Do make important decisions in a hurry because you will regret it in the long run. Acting on impulse will cause one to:

  • Buy things that you know you cannot afford.
  • React before knowing all the facts, resulting in loss of respect, opportunities, and good relationships.
  • Compromise who you are as a person for a few moments of sinful pleasure.
  • Quit before you reach the finish line or quit on the threshold of victory.

Don’t trade your God-given destiny for instant satisfaction. Be patient because God has big things in store for you. When you are patient and wait on God, He will bring your dreams to life in ways that honor instead of diminishing those dreams.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: dzimmerman36@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com

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