Beverley Benskin

About the Author Beverley Benskin


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Achieving Your Goals

If you want to change something in your life, you can If you want to achieve your goals in 2020 you’re going to have to stay focused and fight to achieve them. What does that mean? It means that it’s time to make some decisions. You’re going to have to decide that you want to change and then do the work, by putting in the time and the effort. No one else can do it for you. You have to make a decision, create a realistic plan with actionable steps and then implement the plan in order to accomplish your …

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Calm In The Midst Of The Storm

If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today – T. Hanh We all go through stormy seasons in life and we wait expectantly for the storm to end. Life isn’t always an easy road to travel; it can be full of frustrations, heartbreaks, losses, disappointments and challenges. We know that rain helps things to grow; it nurtures and replenishes dry places, and we need water to live. But sometimes it feels like when it rains it pours; it seems like everything is going wrong in our lives and it begins to feel overwhelming, scary …

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Why Forgive?

I recently spoke to someone who said that they would “never forgive,” a particular person. This person seemed particularly angry, bitter, and just plain miserable as they shared their feelings with me. Forgiveness is a tough one, especially when you’ve been really hurt by someone or by a circumstance; but the thing about it is if you choose not to forgive you will be the one that suffers. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you – L.B. Smedes Colossians 3:13 says: Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends …

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Is it time for you to try something new?

What’s New? Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and we are fearful of stepping out of our comfort zones. The only problem with that is if we stay where we are because of fear we become stagnant and our personal growth ceases. Trying something new may feel scary for you but that’s okay, you just have to do it scared. I recently started doing a kickboxing workout. I had no idea what I was doing when I started and I probably looked ridiculous, but after a few months I could tell that I was improving, and getting stronger with …

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Chapters

You decide how your next chapter will read… Your story has many different chapters, so one bad chapter in your life doesn’t mean that your story is over. One bad chapter doesn’t mean that you throw away the whole book, just like one bad season in your life doesn’t mean that you throw in the towel and just give up. Your past doesn’t have to define your future; you’re not a product of your circumstances, you are a product of your choices. So… choose wisely. We are all a work in progress. Life challenges are inevitable and figuring out your …

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Stop Comparing And Start Creating…

“The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday.” – Unknown When we compare ourselves to others and envy what others have it robs us of our inner peace. And it’s almost impossible to find true contentment when we are continually comparing our selves and our lives to other people. You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and you don’t have to have what everyone else has to be happy. It’s so easy to compare so many areas of our lives to others, but that eventually becomes a never ending internal …

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Speak Life!

I don’t think that we realize how powerful our words really are. Our words can be a tremendous force. Proverbs 18:21 tell us the tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Your words have the power of life and death! And what’s going on inside of you determines what you say! For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – Matthew 12:34 So my question is… What have you been saying? What words are consistently coming out of your mouth? What’s going on in your heart? Are …

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Closed Doors…

Have you ever looked back at a missed opportunity and thought: thank God I dodged that bullet? Looking back, that’s how you might have felt, but initially you were probably upset and disappointed when you didn’t get what you thought you wanted. Remember… What you think you want and what you really need doesn’t always line up. There’s a reason that the door was closed… a reason that you may or may not ever understand. Sometimes you just have to be grateful for the no’s that you’ve received in your life because that ‘no’ can sometimes be a blessing. When …

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Take Care!

Self-care means different things to different people. Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed or just stressed out? Life can be extremely busy and hectic at times. No doubt, the struggle is real. That’s why your mental, spiritual and physical health should always be a priority. The question is… Have you been taking care of yourself? Have you been taking the time to check in on how you’re doing? Remember: If your cup is empty you’ll have nothing to offer anyone. Give yourself permission to pause, reflect, and practice self-care. We only get one chance at this gift called life and we …

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Show Me!

Don’t just tell me… Show me! Are your words lining up with your actions? I’ve had the privilege of speaking with many people who talk about wanting to see change in their lives, but then they’ll confess that they’re not willing or don’t think they are able to put in the actual work necessary for that change to occur. Talking about change doesn’t change anything. The thing about change is that it requires work and sometimes it takes hard work to get your desired outcome. You can talk about what you want to do all day long, but if you …

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