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Your Amazing Life Starts Here

Your Amazing Life Starts Here

by Drenda Keesee

 

So you want an amazing life?

You need to know this:

You can.

What’s stopping you?
What’s keeping you from having a great life?
…from living in peace?
…from being free?
…from taking a step toward your dreams?

Maybe you’re facing something terrible. But I want to encourage you—no matter what you’re up against, you don’t have to stop, settle, back down, or quit.

You CAN prosper and make your dreams a reality.

You CAN experience healing, happiness, and love.

You CAN win in life.

Sometimes the hardest choice in life is simply…

 

…saying yes.

In baseball, when a batter steps up to the plate, he faces the risk of striking out as much as the success of hitting a home run. If you let the fear of striking out keep you from even stepping up to the plate, you’ll never have the opportunity to hit a home run, either.

You have to believe what God says about you—that you CAN do it.

Whenever I feel like I can’t handle a situation, or I can’t do something, I tell myself, “Sure I can.” I can do anything I need to do through Christ who strengthens me! (Philippians 4:13) YOU can do anything you need to do through Christ who strengthens you.

Jesus has already purchased the victory for you on the cross. It’s up to you to know the truth, to live the truth, and to enforce it when you’re in the battles.

Sure, you may fall down and skin your knee, or get some bumps and bruises, but He knows how to help you get back up, and mend the bruises, and He says, “You’re not going down. Make some adjustments and keep moving forward! You CAN do this. I believe in you.”

God created you for something special.

I’ll say it again:

You CAN prosper and make your dreams a reality.
You CAN experience healing, happiness, and love.
You CAN win in life.

It’s the truth; now you just have to believe it.

Because a change in your circumstances starts with a change in your thoughts.

We all come from some level of dysfunction and have gone through some messed up things because we were raised in the earth curse system.

The problem occurs when we adapt to cope with negative situations in life and then we park there—stuck in a rut.

I’ve shared this story before, but I once knew an elderly lady who had lived through the very tough times of the Great Depression. When I would see her, she was often wearing an old pair of tattered gloves.

I wanted to bless her, so I bought her a new pair of gloves to replace the tattered pair.

She smiled when she opened my gift, then walked over to a dresser and placed the gloves neatly in a drawer.

I was shocked when I saw what else was in the drawer.

There lay the new pair of gloves I had purchased alongside six other pairs of BRAND-NEW gloves. SIX!

The woman couldn’t use or enjoy any of those lovely gloves because her mind was stuck. Her fear of not having enough had led her to hold onto nearly everything too tightly. She had developed a wrong pattern of thinking and acting that was holding her back in life.

Like that pair of gloves, God wants to give you good gifts.

Are you stuck? Are behaviors, habits, and old patterns of thinking and acting holding you back, keeping you from even stepping up to the plate, let alone hitting a home run?

It’s time to get rid of the baggage, be the best you can be, and live the life God wants for you.

 

~Drenda

 

ps…Are you looking for a good church? Be sure and listen on Saturday evening or catch the 3 services on Sunday for Faith Life Church!

 

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Drenda Keesee’s contagious zeal and humorous personal experiences help make her ministry of spiritual, emotional, and relational wholeness one that will bless your life and spark a new fire in your spirit.

A wife of over 30 years and a mother of five children, Drenda has ministered at churches, seminars, and conferences, and through the mediums of television and radio, for more than 20 years.

Her books, The New Vintage Family, Better Than You Think, and She Gets It are available wherever books are sold. In these heartfelt books, Drenda shares her personal journey and the life lessons that have brought her to where she is today, as well as practical answers that all people need to live a joyful life.

Drenda and her husband Gary founded Faith Life Now, a ministry designed to spread the message of freedom in the areas of finances, faith, marriage, and family. Tune in for their weekly messages here. Faith Life Now hosts conferences worldwide and sponsors both Fixing the Money Thing, which Drenda co-hosts with her husband Gary and Drenda.

Through their own life experiences, the Keesee’s have found the principles from God’s Word to be powerful and effective. At one point, Drenda was a young, suicidal feminist with no hope of ever being “good enough” for her own standards of perfection. She never wanted the “inconvenience” of a husband or children, and she was on her own path to success. But the stress of trying to achieve perfection and perform for love left her broken and used. She had success, but it was nothing compared to the pain and loneliness it had also brought.

That’s when God got a hold of her heart. It was there—at her lowest point—that she found the One who accepted and loved her, faults and all. Since that transformation, Drenda has had a passion to reach women who find themselves where she once was.

She married Gary after attending college, and there she found herself in a personal boot camp of sorts. She says, “I cried and told God, ‘I can do anything but be a wife and mother.’” She committed to learning how to do it God’s way. Through the many years of raising their children and struggling to make ends meet, Drenda learned from their mistakes. “I didn’t know how to be a wife and mother, but God saved our marriage, taught us how to parent our children for success, showed us how to have financial success, and then the irony of all ironies, He called us to ministry.” It’s truly because of these life experiences that Drenda can now share so many insightful principles for people who are now going through the same struggles.

Gary and Drenda pastor Faith Life Church at The Now Center in New Albany, Ohio, and also are the CEOs of Forward Financial Group.

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