Are you flourishing in life? Part I
God has created us to flourish and become better versions of ourselves. We change as we grow closer to God. We become more like the person God intended us to be. We change for the better. Psalm 100:3-4, “V3 know ye that the Lord He is God; it is He that has made us, and not ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. V4 enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” When we allow God to mold and change us. We are getting restored to the beautiful person God wants us to be.
There is a battle inside of you right now. The “flourishing self” vs. the “languishing self”. The “flourishing self” can only beat the “languishing self” if you stay positive, believe in yourself, and maintain a close relationship with God. To have a close relationship with God you must stay in His Word (the Bible).
How to keep the Word of God in your mind and spirit:
- Digest the Word;
- Breathe the Word; and
- Live the Word.
Psalm 92:12-15, “V12 the righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. V13 those that are planted in the House of the Lord shall flourish in courts of our God. V14 they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing. V15 to show that God is upright.”
God wants His children to flourish in their personal lives and their professional lives. He just wants you to have a close relationship with Him and live the life He intended for you to have.
Part I of III in the “Are you flourishing in life?” Series
Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience. Donya is also a public speaker and aspiring author. She has a few books in the works that will be published and released in the latter part of 2015. The books will focus on entrepreneurship, small business, and daily devotionals. She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) and Powerful Biz Woman (subsidiary of FACMBC). Both are based in Baltimore, Maryland and were established in 2013 and 2014. 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. Services and products provided by Powerful Biz Woman are workshops: Entrepreneurship 101; How to Stay Out of Tax Trouble and Legal Trouble in Small Business; Start up 101; and Female Entrepreneurship 101. Powerful Biz Woman provides books on the following topics: Entrepreneurship 101; Daily Devotionals for Entrepreneurs/Small Business Owners; Daily Devotionals for Female Entrepreneurs; Small Business Owner Tips; Powerful Biz Tips; and Inner Will Power to Make Your Dreams a Reality. These books will be available starting September 5, 2015. Donya Zimmerman is also a contributing writer with the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper and the Leadership Girl Newsletter. Donya Zimmerman has made article contributions to the Simply Inspirational Women in Business Journal for 2014 published by Dr. Cheryl Cottle.
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