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Eyes wide shut

Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  1 Peter 1:8

Hello readers. I have testimony to share with you all. And it has to do with spiritual blindness and how one can quickly change and to put oneself into invisible bondage.

Recently I have had issues with things at my workplace. And let me tell you something about it, its kind of a place when you work the best of your abilities, and it is never good enough. But the scripture says ” Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” Colossians 3:23 So I had problems of such. Because I started to read my Bible less than usual and I was praying less than usual. And I have started to search for other pleasing stuff in life and starting to buy earthly possesions like, cellphones , watches etc. Things that make person happy in the moment. So days goes by and as I mentioned before my Bible readings and study was less than usual, and even I was having hard time to visit home groups and going to the Church. And like that I was days ahead, and I was more stressful and grumpy, I was very negative in everything I did. Until one day I come home to mu wife, and she notice the change in me ( stress, despair, negativity, Anxiety, etc ) then I sit with her and we spoke for like 2h, and we prayed, and then she went to work. In the meantime I went to do my quiet time, and I read out loud, book of Ephesians and book of Galatians ( out loud ). I knelt before the Lord and open my heart about the issues and blindness that is griping me. I submitted myself to the Lord and ask forgiveness. He ( Jesus Christ ) restored my soul in matter of minutes. After the prayer and Reading of the word I felt like I was stronger then ever my spiritual strength went from 0-1000 and the joy, the unspeakable joy I have felt was indescribable. When my wife returned she could see on my face the change that had happened, and I was changed completely. I have told her what had happened and what I did, and how I felt after the prayer. After this “event” I have never shared more Christ to people around me than in past 3 years since I was Newborn. GoD is putting on my path people to share the gospel good news to all nations I have encounter , on my work place, caffe shops, my building where I live, non christians and christians alike, orthodox and muslims, catolics and atheists. I have spoken to all of them. And by the Grace of God, he will touch their harts and mind, so they can see the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

After that day, I was reminded about Psalm 23 How God, the father is my shepherd and that I should have in Him all that I need, He restore my soul that time and he will do that every time when I come to him because he love us, He lead me into the path of righteousness for His name’s sake . I was In my darkest valley, with him I fear no evil for HE is with me. His rod and His staff they comfort me.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

We sometimes forget that the Lord is my shepherd, amazing spiritual relationship. The secret of the of the satisfied life “I shall not want”, the secret of the safe life “he restoreth my soul”, he brings back my soul , the secret of the of the spiritual life “he leadeth me into the paths of righteousness” , the secret of secured life “for his names sake” . He never let us down.

Let me finish with verse from 1 Peter 5:8-11 Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.  But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.  To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever.

Amen.

Milos Crnogorcevic

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What are you hoping for?

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?

Too many times I have encountered many people who are discouraged in life, in work, or in love, or they stop believing in themselves anymore. Many new generations are having lack courage and faith. They lack confidance, not only in themselves , but also in God himself. They dont believe any more in good people. Everybody thesedays speak of , good vibes, good and positive attitude. But they are cynical, and full of disbelieve and disrespectable for there parents and overall elders. They are unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They are cruel and hate what is good. People will love only themselves and their money. They are boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They consider nothing sacred. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. These are the new generations that I have seen in this new world, and let me tell you it is not getting any better.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, says THE LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you , plans to give you hope and future”

So what is our hope ? In what we put our hope ? Or, in who do we put our hope and trust ?

We need to put our hope and trust in something that will never change, something that nobody can change, something that is so strong and incorruptible that time and human influence will never change or effect by any means. That is our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only one who can fully satisfy you, he is the one that will always take care of you, he is the one who will always be with you till the end of time. And he was the one who sacrifice himself for you.

You may have cars and houses and money and all the material things in this life here, but unless you know 3 things :

  1. who are you and what your value is ?
  2. what is your purpose here in life ?
  3. what is your destiny when you are done here on earth ?

If you dont know answer to these 3 questions you are more disabled then disable person. SO , my friends , buid tresures in heaven. Know who created you , get to know someone who loves you no matter who or what you are, or what you have done, he will always love you. If you search him ( Jesus Christ ) with all your heart, I promise you your life will have meaning and purpose and hope for the future.

Books that I recommend for your personal development:

  1. Bible
  2. Nick Vujicic : Life without limits
  3. Purpose driven life by Rick Warren
  4. Jordan Raynor : The master of one
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How to deal with Negative

Proverbs 4:23 Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.

Life is part negative as you are all well aware of, whatever good we do, there is always something negative no matter how small it may be. But all positive and all negative comes from within us, from our hearts. The Bible says  “For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Mark7:21-23

So, as you can see negative is always present. But how to deal with negative thoughts, images in our heads, negative responses to negative things, bad news we receive in our lives, etc. How do we fight it?

The answer to this is written in the word of God, the Bible. No matter who you are, and what you are, and what you have done. The word of God has the power to change you from the inside out. And I am not talking here about plain theory. I am talking from my own experience, I was very negative myself, and I had problems with every solution. And I tend to worry a lot, I was the best in that. I use to say “what if this happens, and what if that happened, I better not try if this was to happen “. That is called the language of the “poor”. So whatever you have planned in your life, business-wise, promotions, marriage. Good things or bad, remember that God is always with you. God is always on your side, but more importantly, are you on his?

One of the things we have to do in our lives is a positive attitude and positive affirmations. Whatever negative comes in our lives we have to deal with it directly, at work if someone curses you or someone says you’re not good enough, or something worst than this or less. Remember a long time ago people with this kind of talking were cursing people, and if you get angry or believe in what is said to you, you are in big problem. But if you renounced and do not accept it in your life, you will be saved from huge problems. There is a story in the Bible when Peter rejected the Lord 3 times that he do not know Jesus, he was cursed automatically by God. When Jesus was resurrected, he ask Peter “do you love me ” 3 times. The reason behind this is to cancel the previous negative statement so that peter does not live under a curse. So be careful what and how you are talking to other people in your anger, and be careful what attitudes you are inviting in your life. What helped in my life was the word of God. I use to read a lot of “self-help” books. Those things are not enough, because nobody knows you better than the one who made you, and that is God. If your cell phone is broken, who do you call? Logically the company that created that phone. If some service is not good enough, who do you call? Well, the ones that did the service. With that being said, if your life is negative, and you are burned out, and you do not have hope in your life, then contact the one who made you. And that is exactly what I did. I surrender my life to Christ, I admit I did not have control over anything in my life. And I basically call the Lord to take control of my life. After that I was never the same, everything changed in me a new creation I was.

So do not be afraid to do the same, believe me, you will not lose. But gain, unspeakable joy and reassurance in your life!

Note: If you have any questions regarding the topic, or you have some struggle with understanding, do not hesitate to contact me personally. Like, comment and share the Blog.

Milos Crnogorcevic

God Bless

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How to build your Character

A character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can’t change, character is something that you create within yourself and you must take responsibility for changing

A character of a man is the most waluable thing he or she have to offer. And it takes hard work to have quality of character. God is not looking how much money you made, how many cars or houses you own, What is your title or position at work. He is looking straight in the mans heart, searching for the charachter of the one who is “holly” . What that means ? It means that you have build yourself enough that you’re not influenced by earthly lusts, and pride of this life. That you have grown and fully developed. But the key is, you will never reach perfection in it, but you have to chaise it trough your life. To be eager to always remodel and redecorate your personality like a piece of art. And you are responsible to build yourself up, and to be disciplined. God will not discipline you, you have to discipline yourself. Let your YES be YES and No be NO. This is the start of the basics. Put yourself , your character at work by testing it daily. Wake up for one month at exact time, read the books, study your life, always be student of your life and constantly learn and adapt.

Let me give you 6 essential traits of a good sharacter :

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Accountability
  • Self-Control

Every human who is heading for personal development needs to have quality traits. Of course, in life you will face dowfalls of every kind. And in life, negative things can influence your life. Life is part negative, so we have to deal with that too. Glass of water is half full, Yes, But it is also half empty. So deal with that. And you will deal with that fact by developing good quality character. That can be build on the solid rock.

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God my strength, in whome I will trust. He is my shield , my power that saves me, and my place of safety.

Books that I Recommend : the books which I will place here you can order online. If you want, you can Email me and I will send you PDF format off the book that you are interested. And we can discuss about it.

For more sugesstions send me Email I would love to hear your opinion about everything that you read on my Blog site. And also, like and share all opinions are welcome.

Thank you and God bless

Milos Crnogorcevic

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Give thanks every day

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Many successful man and woman claim they are “self made” . But the fact is that no-one is reached the pinnacle without some sort of help. You must be prepared to give thanks to both human and divine help received. Never let your day passed or begin , no matter how big or how small things are happening in your daily life, always give thanks to our God, Lord Jesus. Who create you the way you are now. Be grateful. Gratitude takes whole new meaning when it is spoken out loud. Remember :

” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God “. John 1:1

If our almighty father create everything with just spoken word, then you can imagine how important is to say something gracious and important out loud. Giving thanks is very important, for our families, friends, and our Lord. And believe or not it will make you stronger.

Let me give you part of the wisdom that helped me greatly :

DAY :

Turn around on end of your day, look what you have accomplished, and what you have done today. Tommorrow is not promissed for any of us. So enjoy in what you have done for today, and give thanks to your family that supported you, friends, coleagues , even to a small act like a man opening a door for you in building. Give thanks to him , acknowledge him , and be grateful.

Month :

Every ones in a month, follow your progress on your way. Would that be in faith, work, family plans, parenthood , friendship, business deals, etc. Keep your journal of gratitude , let it speak for it self, written word is very powerful and private, it gives you idea what God did for you, and your friends and familys. It gives you courage to move one in every aspect of your life, gives you boldness to press one. because you are not alone.

Year :

Stop, and take a look, fruits off your labour. Take a look behind you, where you have started, and where you are right now. Did you progress or, regress. In bout ways , give thanks to the lord almighty for he is faitfull till the end of times. No matter did you stumbel , and no matter did you fail, He ( Jesus ) will be with you to give you hope and future. He will encourage you, and strengthn you, and he will give you necessary tools , will power and strength to overcome everything that life brings you. And don’t forget to thank to the people around you, who endure with you, maybe in secret, but they endure never then less. Family members , fathers, mothers, bothers , sisters. God put them all in your life for a purpose. Cherish them and be grateful for them. And character that you have become, Which is the most important in our development.

Sabbath ( Rest ) :

On the sabbath day , the rest day that is every week. It is very important to have one day off from everything, on weakly basis . And reflect, learn and enjoy with people you love and that are closest to you. Use this day also to help others to grow. maybe somebody needed a push just like you did in a week.There is nothing that God did not allowed us to have , that we are taking things for granted. Reflect on dhose things , Give thanks and gratitude for the awesome Heavenly Father we have. But that does not mean we gonna have perfect life, he did not promise us that, but what he did promise ua , is that he will be with us , till the end of age.

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The Gifts of life

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C.S. Lewis

I was thinking and wondering, that it is nice to get a gift from someone. Just a feeling of surprise i guess. When we are children we look upon the gifts with big expectations and wonder, even if that was just a small toy. But from that small toy we can get huge amount of imagination and create a “life story”. When we where kids we use to have much bigger imagination, and wonder about everything in life. We did not worry about anything. Did you notice,when we where kids we where much closer to God,then when we are adults, adults are to skeptical. And while we grow older, we neglect that joy in our life and we don’t know even how to be deliriously happy like a little children, we use to be. Even when someone surprise you with a gift, we look at it with taught, is it expensive , or how useful it might be. But what if i told you that God give us more then 600 gifts, and each of them are stored deep inside of you to discover it for yourself. Trough our lifetime, we are discovering them , some by accident and some by seeking them. But they are given by God to be found. So, open your heart for God to open it for you, don’t fight him, just surrender to him.

Let me Help you to sum up the 12 Gifts of life :

  1. The gift of Work :
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

People underestimate the good old hard labor, it is God given. And until we learn to get tired to earn even a little, we will not appreciate the big things. Believe me, i have seen milliners over night, but they are broth back to the point where they started,and in some cases even lower. ” they say, if you spread all the money in the world equally for everyone to have, soon enough, it will come back to the same pockets” But on the end of the day work hard and smart, these days everyone likes to talk about working easy and smart, there’s no such a thing. Whoever have something in his life, he or she have it with hard work. So whatever you do, work like you are working for the Christ himself.

2. The Gift of money :

Mathew 6:19-20, Jesus says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

Money is not evil, as most people tend to believe. But , there is a thin line between obsession for money and working for money. If you are obsessed, then there is something that is holding you to look only to the money,while your life is passing trough. Spend money rationally and reasonably. There are so much better things in life to spend your money on,then on material things. Educate yourself, improve yourself , give to someone in need and i guarantee you, you will get double. Share it with your family. So, spend money wisely. Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

3. The Gift of friends :

John 15:12-15. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.

To find a friend these days in this immoral generation is very hard, and specially an honest one. Well, your best friend is God, your best companion in life, there is no one equal, the best partner for life. And if you trust him,he will find for you more friends , just follow him. The picture above represents, the loyalty of a dog, and a love of a human baby that is not corrupt by the society. And you need both loyalty and pure love, to have pure friendship. Do not waste your time with “friends” that want you only until they need you. How to recognize a good friend ? Well…watch the fruits that he is leaving behind him, good friend cant produce bad fruit,and bad friend cant produce good fruit, look at his work/actions. But , for a true friend you need to be like with yourself, honest and loving. It is a rare gift, use it wisely.

4. Gift of Learning :

Proverbs 16:16 says that having wisdom and understanding is better than having silver or gold. Nice and expensive items can be enjoyable, but there are very few things in life that can never be taken away, will never go out of style, and that truly make you a better person. An education is one of those things.

Freedom of learning is really one of the few things that humans can enjoy for free. It doesn’t cost anything to set your focus on some topic,or education goal and read,read,and read about whatever you want. Learn in life good and bad things, you need both to live life on this planet. Above all learn what you want to learn and that means, that you don’t brainstorm things that are useless, and not important. I use to read a lot of “self-help” books until i figure out its useless. The only book that really stick and i can use it for everything in my life, that’s the Gods word the Bible. If you need to learn about yourself, business, how to love, marriage, how to live life that is free and beautiful. My recommendation will always be, The Bible.

5. The Gift of Problems :

Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory

The point is, no matter the problems are, they will give you wisdom for the future. They will give you experience, and knowledge for the future in life. If the things were easy, leave that to somebody else, because that experience don’t worth much. In the middle of all the problems you are facing, there is gigantic figure of the God the Christ who can help you in all your ways. I Was running away from him most of my life, when i got tired i just told him,take it away, Guess what ? He did just that. He didn’t promise me that my life will be milk and honey, but he promise me that no matter what i am facing, he will stand beside me as my protective shade, and he will never leave me. Problems are good, face them ( you’re not alone) .

6. The Gift of Family :

“Honor your father and your mother so that your life will be long on the fertile land that the Lord your God is giving you.” — Exodus 20:12

Family unity is very important, it is the foundation of everything you do. Appreciate the days that God has given you and show him your devotion by honoring the gift that he gave you: your mother and father. From the unity of the family, you can learn everything about life. God create the family and his works, can be seen. If the family don’t go inline with Gods, you can see disorder, lack of love,lack of attention etc. But if you are about to have a family, don’t waste time and start by getting advice’s from the God who create them in the first place. Friends come and go, but family sticks with you during the hardest of times.

7. The Gift of laughter :

Genesis 21:6 “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.

Laughter is healthy for us, it depicts our inner condition. Fake laughter is just completely opposite. But real genuine smile, and laughter cleans the soul and brings joy. And my advice to you is, you should laugh every day, no matter whats the situation is at your job, or neighborhood, or at home. Because God is in control of everything in your life, there is no better shepherd then him. Trust him, and he WILL bring joy in your life. Do not forget to enjoy the little things in life.

8. The Gift of Dreams :

Hebrews 10:35-36
“So, do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

It is amazing how humans have the freedom to dream, and we often dream about anything when we are children. Adults are “kill joy” regarding that. But who stay in his heart like a child, for sure he will have clean heart. We feel free when we dream about what ever we want. And that is the ability nobody else has but US humans. Use it, in your benefit to prosper in every way, consult yourself with God and he will make your path straight . But be pure in your heart, and don’t dream how you gonna be a billionaire. If you get closer to God, he will get closer to you. And your dreams will never stop. There is a big difference in corrupt dreams,and pure one. Why we never dream about how to help a complete stranger ? … i will leave that tough to you.

9. The Gift of Giving :

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.Luke 6:38

Giving is a selfish act believe or not, because the more we give with open hands without holding back or regretting no matter the outcome, i guarantee you, you will receive something you cant buy with any earth riches. That is something that we are tested here on earth , that even if we don’t have much, there is ALWAYS somebody who don’t have even that little. So be generous with all your heart, and do not regret it. The heavenly father will bless you beyond measure. We encounter every single day, somebody who is in need of something, maybe it is just smile, maybe it is just listening, or even kind word to a stranger, or even money. But whatever it is, give with your full heart.

10. The Gift of Gratitude :

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

In this century i have heard a lot of famous people that give thanks to the “universe”. I don’t know about that, but i am sure in my life, that you need to give thanks to only one, the creator of heaven and earth and all ,living seen and unseen. To the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Do not be ashamed to Give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ , the one who sacrifice himself for all of us. For that only, we should give thanks every single day. For the health he have given us, for our family’s, for our jobs, for the food on our table. He is responsible for all the good in the world and in us. ( the verse that is above, apostle Paul was writing to the church in pilippians, and he was writing the letter from the prison cell, that is deep under ground. My point is, that he was thankful very much, even from the prison cell. )

11. The Gift of Day :

Psalm 118:24
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”.

All the philosophers and the people of the Book are telling you to seize the day. What that means ? Well… that means to live your life fearless with full of believe and hope for the better tomorrow. It is a different story when you wake up every day wanting more money,and it is different to wake up every morning to think about how to be better husband,father, provider, neighbor. So what gets you going ? I can tell you for sure the money will not do the trick… Famous actor ones says : ” I wish everyone have nice cars and to become millionaires, so that they found out, that is not it” . So use the day to improve yourself, help someone, spend more time with your true friends and with your family. Picture above depicts father and daughter , you can see father is very young but he seize the day by taking his daughter to the beach, he benefit himself to be more responsible and better parent, so he can pass the responsibility and duty to his daughter, so one day she can be parent her kids deserve. “carpe-Diem “.

12. Gift of Love :

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

This topic, a lot of people are taking for granted, because they love everything. But it is much more deeper than that.We all must have faith, hope, and love, but love is the greatest gift of all. Where there is love, there is also faith and hope. Without it, our life’s would be very hard, everyone is seeking love from everything and from everybody. Nobody describes Love like apostle paul on the verse above. Love is Patient – if you love, you need to be patient with people you love all the time, and even more sometimes with people you don’t know, for if you love, you will have that in you for everybody. Love is Kind –Be kind to everybody, when you are at home,when you are out or standing in line somewhere, kindness is the most underestimated act that is very expensive. Love never envy or boasts because it is pure and always is in service to help people we love,it is not proud of anything but it humbles it self so it may serve good for others, it does need to dishonor others or people we care about, but it is gentle , it is not self-seeking , and today love is self seeking because we love more ourselves then others which is sad. Love is never angered because it contains only love, and for any other bad emotions don’t have “space” , it dos not keeps record of wrong and bad , but it moves one to love, love don’t care if you made any mistake. Because love don’t depend on you or me, it simply Loves, Love is Love.

So, lady’s and gentlemen, use God given gifts to your benefit, but always have council with him, he will help you and strengthen you. Be wise in your choices and your priorities . And always , put God first in everything you do.

*feel free to like and comment and share my blog, all critics are welcomed. I appreciate any opinion and taught on the subject .

God bless.

Author : @miloscrnogorcevic milos.crnogorcevic22@gmail.com

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Self Confidence

Learning the power of purpose , person who has purpose in life have something to go fore, some meaning . Some people are cooling it a magnificent obsession.

Self-confident. To be selfconfident is to be secure in yourself and your abilities. When you are giving a presentation or a speech, it helps to be self-confident –- or at least to pretend that you are. Confidence is a feeling of trust in someone or something. But mostly to believe and to thrust yourself.

How to get confidence in yourself ?

Upgrade your self in knowledge , always be hungry for knowledge. Develop your self to be an always around people that knows better then you , never surround yourself with people that are not develop enough.

 Visualize yourself as you want to be.

“What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

Visualization is the technique of seeing an image of yourself that you are proud of, in your own mind. When we struggle with low self-confidence, we have a poor perception of ourselves that is often inaccurate. Practice visualizing a fantastic version of yourself, achieving your goals.

 Affirm yourself.

“Affirmations are a powerful tool to deliberately install desired beliefs about yourself.” — Nikki Carnevale 

We tend to behave in accordance with our own self-image. The trick to making lasting change is to change how you view yourself.

Do one thing that scares you every day.

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” –T. Harv Eker

The best way to overcome fear is to face it head-on. By doing something that scares you every day and gaining confidence from every experience, you will see your self-confidence soar. So get out of your comfort zone and face your fears!

 Question your inner critic.

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise L. Hay

Some of the harshest comments that we get come from ourselves, via the “voice of the inner critic.” If you struggle with low self-confidence, there is a possibility that your inner critic has become overactive and inaccurate.

Help someone else.

Helping someone else often enables us to forget about ourselves and to feel grateful for what we have. It also feels good when you are able to make a difference for someone else.

Instead of focusing on your own weaknesses, volunteer to mentor, assist or teach another, and you’ll see your self-confidence grow automatically in the process.

Care for yourself.

“Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” — Parker Palmer

Self-confidence depends on a combination of good physical health, emotional health and social health. It is hard to feel good about yourself if you hate your physique or constantly have low energy.

Milos Crnogorcevic @milos22onlinept

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My new beginning: Fit for life

Here is the big challenge of life : you can have more then you’ve  got because you can become more then you are. Other side of the coin is, unless you change who you are, you will always have what you got.

Beside to be physically fit we have to be mentally fit as well, to face the “music“ every day on your work, with  your family, friends, relationship. We have to be strong, to develop a strong mind and mental attitude. Every day we gonna face the “problems“ but they always will be a“problem“ unless you change your approach to them.

The “problem is not a problem, the problem is your attitude to the problem“. So we have to find something that will give our minds different approach, so instead of the problem, call it a challenge , what ever happens in your life it happens for a reason, no matter how hard the life hit you, and it will, the outcome will be how do you handle it and how do you see it. Every problem changes man, in a good way, unless you have problem/challenge we would never grow as a person. Be a spirit that never quits and never stops no matter how hard it is. If you believe it you will achieve it.

  Don’t wish it was easier , wish you are better.

Don’t look for safety and security in life, but ask for adventure. Better to live 30 years full of adventures then 100 years safe in the corner.

don’t try to understand things in life they just happen, it just a mystery of life, don’t over think how life it could be, but instead , live your life and create it by your design and will. Dont just cross your fingers and hope for the better tomorrow , get up and change the things that you want, and change things that you don’t like.

Change your attitude towards life, and i promise you, your life will change. Dont be scared to have change in your life, take it as a challenge for growth.

Never Complain and never explain.

Bible word called Murmuring,

In any sphere of life if you complain about the things , those things will be twice more harder for you, and i am pro on this because i  experience that in first hand. I complain about everything, about the weather, high prices, politics, neighbors etc You name it. Until i discovered IF I DON’T CHANGE, NOTHING WILL CHANGE. So i start to reed spiritual books , positive thinking books, subconscious mind books. And it change my life for good. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT people, remember,

Work more on yourself then you do on your job.

My advice to you is, just get strong get better! “Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can’t change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing.”

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.”

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The Power of Attitude

Attitude means a way of looking at things or point of view. Attitude is a reflection, our attitude to life determines life’s attitude to us. … Successful people have a good attitude towards themselves, they expect to succeed more than they fail. They expect more good things in life than bad.

Having a negative attitude is harmful to you and to the people around you. The longer you have a negative outlook on life and yourself, the harder it may be to change that attitude. But if you are willing to change the way that you view the world and yourself, then there are several things that you can do. You can start by examining your attitude about the world and about yourself, then start looking for little ways to improve your outlook, and then work to correct some of the major problems that you have with the world and with yourself.

Why Your Attitude Is Everything :

One of the most important steps you can take toward achieving your greatest potential in life is to learn to monitor your attitude and its impact on your work performance, relationships and everyone around you.

The loudest and most influential voice you hear is your own inner voice, your selfcritic. It can work for or against you, depending on the messages you allow. It can be optimistic or pessimistic. It can wear you down or cheer you on. You control the sender and the receiver, but only if you consciously take responsibility for and control over your inner conversation.

Habitual bad attitudes are often the product of past experiences and events. Common causes include low self-esteem, stress, fear, resentment, anger and an inability to handle change. It takes serious work to examine the roots of a harmful attitude, but the rewards of ridding ourselves of this heavy baggage can last a lifetime.

Challenge your existing beliefs: If you believe the world is a bad place, you will probably tend to have a negative attitude. As such, if you can work on changing your beliefs about the world, your attitude will likely follow suit.

  • Also remember that beliefs tend to be quite subjective and there are multiple ways of looking at the same thing. So, try to look for evidence that runs contrary to the belief that you hold.
  • For example, if you believe the world is a bad place, you might spend a couple hours researching all the ways in which people help each other in times of need.

Examine your ideas about the world : Your negative ideas about the world may cause you to act a certain way and this can determine the outcome of some situations. Your negative ideas may even start to take the form of predictions and, each time one of your predictions comes true, your negative views are reinforced. This is known as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

  • An example of a self-fulfilling prophecy is if you think that the world is a cold, mean place and so you are cold and mean to people. As a result, people may be cold and mean to you in return. You might then interpret their actions as being in line with your view of the world, which reinforces your attitude.

Take responsibility for your attitude: You have a lot of control over the way you think about the world. Try to keep that in mind and use it to your advantage. Ultimately, you are responsible for your attitude and cannot blame how you think on others or on your situation.

  • Remember that although you may not be able to change your circumstances sometimes, you can still change how you react to them by adopting one kind of attitude over another.

By Milos Crnogorcevic

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How to lead active life

” Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shell give you the desires of your heart. ” Psalm 37:4

Some of the stuff I have discovered in my study time, called life. Life as it is, if you don’t study your own life, you could fail the exam. But this exam you do not want to fail. Let me give you some ideas how to spice up your life little bit more. Here we go:

  1. Let’s do it attitude : Collaboration is the key. There is such a great strength in community and in the numbers. Community of believers for example are very strong when they are together. There is nothing they can’t do. One man or one woman alone can achieve a lot, but when a small group of people , like-minded come together, they are unstoppable.
  2. Ask for adventure : Throw caution to the wind. Take risks. If you choose to live in fear, you will never experiance the full range of gifts and opportunities that this life have to offer to you. Ignore the voice in your head that says its to risky, be smart, be calculated but don’t be to cautious.
  3. Work on yourself : Golden rule is, work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Your personal development is far more important than your Job. Develop yourself Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically. And you can’t be complete if you don’t have all of these.
  4. Have a purpose :A person who have purpose in life, have meaning, something to go for. Don’t live your life as it were and accident. Become passionate about being alive. Every day when you wake up is a gift from God, treated as such. It is up to you will you give value to your day and to your life, and trust me you are very much valuable to Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t waste your days and talents doing something that will not change your heart and mind, and impact people around you. Start now!
  5. Keep dreaming : Dreams, visions and goals are what can keep you moving forward. Remember who are you working for. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Psalm 37:23
  6. Rely on yourself ? The reason I put question mark is because of this. Do you really believe deep in yourself that you can rely on yourself 100% ? What if you plan something, and then you got sick, or traffic is fully blocked. Not so long ago I taught that I can do anything by myself, until I realize painful truth that I don’t. But ones I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour, then my life change and then I realize that I can do everything in Christ that gives me strength. Not through me, but trough Christ.
  7. Learn from other people : Not just from their mistakes which are obvious. But allow yourself to be free, ask someone that you admire to go on caffe or lunch with that person. Ask a lot of questions, but more importantly listen very carefully. Also meet with people that are every day people , so you can understand how they made some mistakes and how to correct them.
  8. Work on your heart : Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all diligence,For out of it spring the issues of life.” Understand that in your life everything is dictated by your fleshly desires. Souls is expressing itself in this matter : I think, I feel, I want. And if you are a Christian. You need to suppress that and open yourself to What God thinks. Protect your heart with all cost from the corruption of this world.

By: Milos Crnogorcevic

Be Strong

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Life on this planet is not easy, it is very nasty place and if you are not aware of the things, the life itself will press you and keep you down permanently if you let it. Nobody can “punch” hard enough, how life can. And to be able to resist the hardship of life, you have to be able to learn how it works and to be strong. Let me tell you this, that nobody is strong enough unless he or she have some help from above. And it is up to you what kind of help you want. Would you like Gods help, or Satans help. There are two opposing forces in this world, forces of good and forces of evil, and you can influence both of them, depending on how you live your life.

Let me give you my point of view, with help of some old fashion thinkers that I will name on the bottom of the Blog post:

  1. For everything there is a season : Ecclesiastic 3:1-2 “For everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted”. Which means, if you have any problems in your life, it is just a season and it will pass. And if everything is fantastic in your life, be humble about it because even that will pass. DO not pretend that you will live forever. But live humble life in service to others.
  2. Pursue Ideas : You have to be open in your life for fresh ideas, how to do that ? Sit with people more experience then you, but not just that, talk to people who already did something great in there life. Read lots of books, don’t just be follower be a student. Study about whatever you want to do, learn as much as you can, just set goals and above all be open for suggestions you never know, what idea or opinion of other people can change in you.Sometimes even negative comment can change your viewpoint.
  3. Create Your Own Work : “Your Job is what you are trained to do. Your WORK is what you’re born to do ” Your job is your skills, and they (company) can fire you from your job any time. But your WORK is your Gift, and nobody can take that from you. That is God given, and it is first thing God give to human race, is WORK. Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
  4. Create a Positive Change : Take a look at your life and be self-critical. See if something is not right, do the self evaluation and inventor of your life. Whatever you think and feel it is good, leave it and let it grow to be better. If there is something that is stagnating , not growing , change it or compleatly remove it. Start from beginning, but make sure that whatever change you do, do it to improve yourself.
  5. Become person of value : If you don’t know how much you worth, look at a Cross and see the person of Jesus Christ. See how much HE payed for you. God the father payed ultimate price for you, life of his own Son. IF you don’t know how much you worth, the answer is , you worth as much as someone is willing to pay for you, no more. Which means , you worth to God a lot more then anyone put price or salary on you.
  6. Follow your passion : Not everyone is lucky in this life to have wisdom and strength to follow the passion that is in us. If your heart desires to do something, and it is right in the sight of the Lord. Then do it, follow your passion , but do it for the Lord, and he will established your steps. Have clear and clean intentions , be with pure heart.
  7. Defy your own experience : All experiances are good, bad experience is equally good as good experience. It gives you good lesson and knowledge. It is good to know what we should not do, as much as what we should do. Study your experience, learn, be a student of your life don’t just walk around in ignorance, but learn from them.
  8. Use Adversity for your benefit : Usually our minds are at the sharpest, when we face severe challenges. It is better to “plan to failed” than to ” fail the plan” . Be ready and always with plan, any plan is better than No plan at all. So, always have extra plan for whatever you’re doing, and be alert and always stand the guard at the doors of your mind.
  9. Discover your Purpose : Now, this one is my personal favorite. Because it will bring you to your maker. Our glorious Heavenly Father. No one, describes mine and your heart better than person off Jesus Christ. If you find and submit to the Lord Jesus Christ who knows you before you where born, you will discover your purpose in life. And in everything you will find meaning, and life full of fullfilment and joy that is everlasting. John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. “
  10. Learn from everything : Let me finish this off with two verses that are very close to my heart and that I think will help you in any situation. Philippians 4-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds off the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they neither toil nor spin, and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? Or What shall we wear? For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” .

Here is the Website for the books I mostly order from, let me give you some suggestions, Website – Bookdepository

Writers :

  1. Myles Munroe
  2. Derek Prince
  3. Rick Warren
  4. John Piper
  5. John MacArthur

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PRIDE (the beginning of the end )

Luke 14:11For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

How much is too much Pride ? Let me start with this, God hates a proud person. Yes, as much as he is pure love, He (God) can also hate. A prideful man is a man who thinks and sadly believes that he is doing everything out of his strength and only out of his own resources and abilities. The first sin in the universe was (pride). Do not take it lightly. It is very contageous and very dangerous, why ? Well, simply becouse God do not like it. And pride lead the most powerful being (Lucifer ) into rebellion against his creator. Now, let this sit with you for a moment. If this is your first time you’re hearing this, I would love to tell you more about it, reach out to me contacts and we will discuss it. On the side that God do not like Pride in humanity or individual, people also don’t like someone who is full of themselves stuff up, and prideful. It is corrupting your heart and actually driving good and honest people from you, but you are attracting the same like you people, and pride is just getting stronger and stronger. My reccomendation , if you are man or woman of faith. Turn to God and start fasting. Fasting is humbeling yourself for spiritual purposes. And it helped me a lot. I was a person who could not fast for any reason. Until I was stuck with wrong attitude that God showed me to deal with. He didn’t want to do it by himself, why ? Because he give us the tools to deal with the enemy within us. So no matter what you are battling with , do not worry you are not alone. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 1 Peter 5:8-11

Allow yourself to be free. Educate yourself to the best of your abilities. People think education is expensive. No it is not. Education is in the books. Nobody can take your will for learning for free, specially today where you have internet and books everywhere. But I suggest to you, read The Bible every day for 40 days. And see how your life is changing. DO not reject knowledge, and be humble about it because it is not you who is giving knowledge but God. It is written : ” My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge”
Hosea 4:6.

Find yourself and make your roots deep in faith in son of God. And you will never miss the mark in life. You are Gods creation, and if you follow him, you will never be thirsty.

By: Milos Crnogorcevic

Power of attitude

Proverbs 30:30 “A Lion, which is mighty amongst beasts, and does not turn away from any”

If you want to have a firm attitude, you have to study the person of a Lion and Eagle. God, in the Bible, identifies himself to have the character and attitude of two animals. 1st He identifies himself as an Eagle, and 2nd He identifies himself as Lion. Both of the animals are the undisputed Kings of their domains. Eagle is Domineering, strong-willed, independent, vocal, competitive, and shrewd. Eagle represents a symbol of inspiration, release from bondage, victory, longevity, speed, father, and royalty. A Lion is King, majesty, hypnotic, sharp, powerful, brave, majesty, strength, courage, justice, and military might. But, God in his majesty is much, much more than all of this. But, if he (God) uses the character of a lion to describe himself, then we have to study the Lion.

Remember that God created you to be an authority on earth, not over people, but to become a LEADER in your area of life and expertise. You need to have the mentality of a Lion. Lion is not the smartest, or the biggest, or the strongest. But, he has the strongest attitude of all the animals in the kingdom. An elephant is 10x bigger and stronger and smarter than Lion, a monkey is smarter than a lion. But, when Lion sees an elephant he thinks only one thing, “lunch“. Lion kills all your excuses in life. If you have any problem in your life, don’t worry or be afraid. But think of it as “lunch“, where you can grow and get stronger. The bigger the problem, the bigger your attitude is and stronger. Please don’t confuse attitude with arrogance. Now other side of the coin, sheeps are the dumbest animals on the planet, they would follow anything and anyone, and if you didn’t notice they never have a pack leader. But remember this ” A pack of sheep led by a Lion would defeat a pack of lions led by a sheep “. A leader like a lion can transform weak people into courageous warriors, while a weak state of mind like sheep, can bring down a warrior’s will, courage and put doubt in him. So be a Lion, head straight forward to your problem to your goals, know that you have this in your control by the grace of God. Lift somebody else up, help people around you, guide them and protect them, that is a true leader. And do not think for one second that you achieve everything by yourself. I’ll tell you right now, you didn’t. Always be humble and in every moment give thanks to our Lord the Christ.

By: Milos Crnogorcevic @miloscrnogorcevic

I reccomend Books from Myles Monroe on this topic, you can download for free PDF format , just click on his name.

God bless,

Milos

Stand guard at the doors of your Heart

Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

Set your mind ( will, strength, gifts … ) on the eternal things, and not on the things that can be destroyed by the storm. What is the storm? Satan flaming arrows, doubt, self-guilt, never enough thoughts, never satisfaction with yourself. Every day when you wake up start the day by reading a book. My day starts with morning prayer and with Psalm reading from the Bible. Not a morning goes by that I don’t have that discipline. No matter what happens in the day, I am strengthened by the word of God. Isn’t that Wonderful that nothing can shake you . You stand firm, like a rock in the middle of the river, you stay strong. Every day you will encounter strong opposition on the work, from your friends, from your family. But do not allow their bad comments to determine your end of the day and your emotions. Only God can do that. Do not allow anyone to enslave you with their negative taught, behavior, or anything else. That is ultimate slavery. When someone gives you bad energy because they have a problem with themselves, what is that? It is slavery. The one who is in you is a lot stronger than the one who is in the world, remember that. Holy Spirit is in you, and the one who is in the world is satan that is against you. So set your mind, on something high, that everything else will be small compared to that legacy which one day you will inherit.

So be extra careful what are you feeding your mind with, daily. With who are you spending time as well is very important. And how do you react to critics and bad influences. All of that you have to go up against in todays way of living. So be strong in the Lord.Read a good book, 30 min every day it can change your life. Have discipline in everything you do. Then you will create more free time for actually important things in your life. Do not be a follower, be a student of life. Be a student of whatever you want to specialize and work on. Do not be lazy, but set your goals. Daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, yearly goals. Just set some goals and learn the power of discipline. And guard your heart above all else, also your mind. The heart is the source of everything. It means mind, soul, spirit. Entire emotional nature and understanding. DO not let anything evil, no matter how small it is, enter your heart. For it will grow within you. But, every day speak with God and submit yourself to him, and he will keep your heart clean from all the things that are not good. Learn and develop yourself in good person , person that has something nobody can take away. Person of character.

PS. I was thinking to make Anchor podcast that will be audio about the each topic I write. So just feel free and let me know is that good idea and would it help people that reads Blogs. Thank you.

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God bless

Milos Crnogorcevic

Be encouraged ( testimonial )

“I am the light of the world. Whoever FOLLOWS Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” John 8:12

I would like to share something that happen to me a few days back. For those who do not know I am working in the Middle East. And I am here for about 6 years. I had my ups and downs in this part of the world. Everything here tested my will, my belief, my strength, and my endurance, but through God’s grace, I made victorious over everything and every situation and circumstance I concur. I just recently by accident so news about weather and all the catastrophes, and wars and rumors of wars as well. And I got chills about it all, it was the real fear effect from the inner stomach, the fear that grips you instantly without thinking, it just appears out of nowhere when you hear some terrible news. And if you stay in that effect of sudden fear, it will attach to you. And every time you have similar encounters you will have the same dread as the first time.

But somehow all of a sudden how I was filled with fear, I immediately felt serenity, peace, comfort ( even in that situation ), I felt that no matter what happens, Christ is the Lord over all things. And in him, and Him alone I have peace and assurance that everything is going according to his grace and his will. And his will is all that it matters. Immediately in my spirit, I was reminded not to be afraid or to despair.

Jesus said, ” I AM the bread of lifeI AM the light of the worldI AM the doorI AM the good shepherd, I AM the resurrection and the lifeI AM the way the truth and the lifeI AM the vine

He is the one who will provide you daily bread, because in him, in his word you will have food for life. He will light the lamp under your feet never to stumble and never to be in the dark spiritually or mentally. He will open the doors in your life that seem they will never be open buy your strength and your knowledge. He is the life, that gives life to the spiritually dead So that you would never be afraid. He makes the way where there seems to be no way. He is the truth and that is the only truth in your life that you can lean on as certainty. He will never leave you nor forsake you. So do not be afraid, but be encouraged, be filled with His strength and not yours. Be filled with his love, patience, and kindness. Be courageous just like he was and he still is. Follow him, and I promise you, you will never be alone, stressed out, or worried again. How can you be discouraged in your life, when no matter who you are and no matter what you do, the Lord want to embrace you and love you.

Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd I have all that I need. He let me rest in green meadows , he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guide me along the right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk trough the darkest valley I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life. And I will live in the house of the LORD forever. Amin.

Friends please let this message sink in to your heart and mind. And do what you feel in your heart that is good and right , but be encouraged, that he is always with you. If you want to know more about person named Jesus, who helped me in all my trials in life. He, and him alone is responsible for what I am today, and all that I have. Please contact me. And I will be happy to tell you more about him.

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