Beverley Benskin

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The Choices We Make

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you. John Maxwell We are the end result of the choices that we’ve made. We are faced with making choices every day; sometimes we go through the day making spontaneous choices and other times intentional and purposeful choices, but whatever choices we’ve made… we’ve made them, no one else. Remember… You are free to choose your actions, but you are not free to choose the consequences. It’s important to always consider the consequences of your choices. Think about it… If I choose to __________, the (positive or negative) …

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Life’s Challenges

You can rise above your circumstance. Feed your faith not your fears… Let’s be honest… Sometimes life is just hard. I heard someone once say that the struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow, so we can’t give up hope. We all go through stuff in life… and we sometimes wonder why we have to go through the things that we do and you might even question: Is God really with me? Charles Stanley wrote: Often times God demonstrates His faithfulness in adversity by providing for us what we need to survive. He does not …

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You’re So Brave!

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. [Nelson Mandela] What is courage? Courage is taking a chance, taking steps towards your goals and dreams even when you’re afraid and you don’t really know what your next step is going to be. Courage is stepping out in faith even if the task ahead may appear to be impossible. Courage also requires wisdom. It’s doing what you need to do even if you’re scared; it’s pushing past …

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One Small Step

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” This is just a reminder to… Do something every day that will bring you a little closer to your goals and calling. Every purposeful step that you take moves you closer to your destiny. Yes, it may be a struggle and it may be challenging at times, but it will be worth it in the end. Progress is impossible without a decision and commitment to change. …

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Let’s do a 30-Day Challenge

“It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.”   I’ve decided to start another 30-day personal challenge next week for no particular reason except that I want to challenge myself to see what I could accomplish in the next month or so. Think about it… What can you accomplish in the next 30 days that you know if you complete the challenge your present situation will be greatly improved? How would you feel at the end of the 30 days? I’m excited because I know that consistency is key to success and I love to …

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Taking It All For Granted

Do you appreciate your good health and all of the beauty around you? The things that you take for granted, someone else is praying for. Sometimes we forget that we should be thankful for our everyday blessings; our minds are so clouded with thoughts of what we don’t have that we forget to be grateful for what we have right in front of us. We assume that what we have will ALWAYS be there, so we begin to take it all for granted. We take so many things in life for granted and develop an attitude of ingratitude. We forget …

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Let Me Encourage You

I usually have an idea about what I’m going to write for the week, but sometimes God changes that plan, so this week I’ve changed my plan and I felt the need to send a word of encouragement to you. I want to encourage you this week to not give up! Why is encouragement so important? We’ve all had times in our lives when we needed a little encouragement. Encouragement increases your confidence, blesses the soul, provides hope, energizes you and helps you to develop the courage necessary to keep going. Things may not be working out the way you …

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What If…?

The other day I was thinking, what would my life look like if I did everything that I really wanted to do? Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself  “what if?” What if you really took the time to get to know yourself and discover what you really want out of life? What if you allowed yourself to love and be loved? What if you embraced the present moment and enjoyed your life now? What if you were truly honest with yourself? What if you were more vulnerable? What if you trusted God with your whole heart? What …

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Easter is a time of HOPE

He is not here; He has risen [Matthew 28:6] I love the newness of this time of year; it reminds me of fresh new beginnings, new growth and new opportunities. We all have those broken places in our lives that keep us stuck and stagnant; some might call it our winter season. We try to ignore it or minimize it, but in order to experience a true transformation we have to acknowledge our brokenness so that the healing process can begin. Sometimes we are so blinded by our past hurts that we miss the blessings all around us. We have …

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