What about my Emotional Capacity (pt. 1)

As a life coach and a leadership trainer, the subject of emotional capacity always comes into play. Whether they are high-level executives who want to become better leaders or someone who simply wants to become successful in reaching their goals. In order to progress in life, they have to be aware of their Emotional Capacity in order for them to reach their full potential.
 
God gave us emotions to add zest to our lives. However, sometimes emotions can get the better of us and get us into trouble. Your Emotional Capacity is the ability to handle adversity, failure, criticism, change, or even pressure in a positive way. Whether you realize this or not, these things create stress in our lives. From my observations, the inability to deal with stress or emotional pressure wears people out. I have seen people including myself, give up, break down, or do unhealthy things (addictions ) to try to escape the pressure. No one is immune. However; when you learn to be emotionally strong , you will be better able to manage your emotions and process them through difficult situations.
 
There are several practices that when applied to your life, will increase your emotional capacity wherein you become an emotionally strong person. The first practice to become emotionally strong is being proactive in dealing with your emotions. Never remain a victim of your own feelings. Don’t catch yourself saying, “that’s just how I feel. I can’t help that.” Remember, emotions are the precursors of emotions.
 
There are things you need to do which will influence your own emotions. Maybe you cannot control them completely, but you can change them through your actions. We see that when God told Cain to do what was right despite what he felt when he wanted to kill his brother. If you feel sad, then laugh. If you are afraid, do it anyway and move ahead. If you feel you never will get out of debt, think the solution, not the problem. If you feel incompetent, remember your past successes. If you are feeling insignificant, then remember your goals if you have any.
 
To give you an example of the aforementioned recommendations, I am reminded of what the Bible says, “put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, lift up your voice to God……..” This is God’s remedy for us when we become sad, depressed or somber. It is an intentional act that we must carry out. God doesn’t ask us how we feel, he doesn’t take a poll nor does he ask for your opinion. he just says, do it. Make sense? Today, make a declaration and say “I will master my emotions before they master me.” To be continued………,,,

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How To Be Led

HOW TO BE Led By The Holy Spirit
 
 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 – Pastor George Dupree
 
 
 
Being led by the Holy Spirit – it’s not as complicated as we make it out to be.
 
 
Believers ARE led by the Holy Spirit.
 
Romans 8:14 those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
 
 
Look at these three ways of being led by the Holy Spirit
 
 
1 – The Word – our roadmap
 
 
2 – The conscience – our compass
 
 
3 – The Holy Spirit – our guide
 
 
When you read, study and meditate on the written word you’ll develop an understanding of the principles and the ways of God. Then your mind will be renewed and your sensitivity to the Lord’s Leading will increase.
 
 
The natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit because they are spiritually discerned.
 
 
1 Corinthians 2:14   The Holy Spirit will NEVER lead you in a direction contrary to the written word
 
 
Give yourself to INSTRUCTION
 
 
Participate in Bible Studies –   God sets teachers on the body – take advantage of that.
 
 
Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
 
 
 
When you read and study the bible meditate on what you’ve read and pray as you meditate.
 
 
 
This is where praying in the spirit is so powerful.
 
 
 
As you pray in the Spirit the Lord will impress on your spirit what His will is.
 
 
Romans 8:26 the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
 
 
Apply to your life what you’ve learned and been impressed with. Now you can begin to walk in the things the Holy Spirit is impressing on you and you will be walking in the will of God.
 
 
Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh or sinful nature, set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
 
 
Spiritual people desire the things of the Spirit
 
Proverbs 3:6 In ALL your ways ACKNOWLEDGE Him and He will direct your paths.
 
 
Renew your mind
 
 
To be led by God’s Spirit you can’t follow a culture that doesn’t follow God
 
 
Exodus 23:2 Don’t follow the crowd in doing wrong…
 
 
 
Just because everyone is doing it doesn’t mean it’s right
 

Just because it’s LEGAL doesn’t mean it’s MORAL     Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.


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Praying in the Spirit

Praying In The Spirit

Sunday, January 20, 2019– Pastor George M. Dupree
 
The doctrine of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a BIBLE Doctrine.
 
We should receive and enjoy every GIFT God has given us.
 
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…
 
Jesus is the One Who BAPTIZES Us In The Holy Spirit
 
Luke 3:16 John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you in water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire.
 
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a GIFT from God.
 
Acts 1:4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
 
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God for every believer
 
Mark 16:17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
 
Acts 2:39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call.
 
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit will empower you tell others about this new life
 
Acts 4:33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.
 
Praying in the Spirit brings refreshing
 
Isaiah 28:11–12 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, to whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” and, “This is the refreshing”.
 
When you pray in tongues, you pray directly to God from your spirit. This is your own personal prayer language in which you can pray and communicate with God.
 
1Corinthians 14:2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit. Prayer In
 
The Spirit Releases Worship Sometimes when we worship we go to the limits of our self and we express deeper worship by worshipping from our Spirit. When you pray in tongues, you magnify and praise God from your spirit.
 
Acts 10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God When you pray in tongues, you pray Spirit-directed prayers.
 
The Holy Spirit directs your prayers according to the perfect will of God.
 
Romans 8:26–27 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
 
When you pray in tongues, you are edified and strengthened.
 
1Corinthians 14:4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself…
 
Jude 20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
 
Paul knew the value of speaking in tongues, and he was thankful to be prolific (productive, fruitful) in his speaking with tongues
 
1Corinthians 14:18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all If the great apostle Paul knew the need of speaking with tongues how much more should we.
 
 
1Corinthians 14:39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
 
 
Pray in your prayer language everyday.

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The Holy Spirit In Your Life

The Holy Spirit In Your Life

Sunday, January 13, 2019 – Pastor George Dupree

The Holy Spirit Is For EVERY BELIEVER

  • Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

The Holy Spirit gives you the Power To OVERCOME

  • 1 John 4:4 … you belong to God and have overcome and the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
  • Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who can be against us?

The Holy Spirit gives you the Power To KNOW

  • John 16:13 Jesus said, ‘But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.
  • John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said.

What does the Holy Spirit want to do in our lives?   The Holy Spirit CONVICTS us of sin

  • John 16:7 But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:

The Holy Spirit will bring conviction to us when we are about to do wrong or after we have done wrong, then we are supposed to act on it. The Holy Spirit Does Not Condemn Us – He Convicts Us   The Holy Spirit GUIDES us in TRUTH

  • John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.

The Holy Spirit Guides us through His Word, through other Godly people.   The Holy Spirit TEACHES us truth He is the Spirit of Truth – John 14:17

  • John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

To be taught you need to be TEACHABLE and HUMBLE.   King David wasn’t a perfect man but he had a heart after God. He knew that he needed God to TEACH him because he didn’t know it all.   Psalms 27:11 Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along the path of honesty   Psalms 86:11 Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, that I may honor you.   In conclusion … welcome the Holy Spirit into your life to bring about the change that only He can bring.

 

You’re NATURAL The Holy Spirit is SUPERNATURAL


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Church News 1/11/2019

Prayer Meeting Tonight – 1/11/19 at 7PM
2 Services On Sunday – 1/13/19 8:45 & 10:15
Sharing 2019 VISION – Sunday, February 3rd at 6PM

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YOU GOT UP

You probably don’t remember when you were first trying to walk. Or perhaps when you tried riding a bike without training wheels. Ask your parents or grandparents. You fell many times. What did they do when you first tried to walk. They picked you up and you tried again. As toddlers gets older, they discover their ability to cover ground at a much greater rate by running. But to their surprise, they tripped or fell down. They cry, but eventually get up and do it again.
 

As we leave behind our excess baggage; (i.e. fears, regrets, unforgiveness, bad habits, etc) and enter the new year, your greatest victory during 2019 will not be living a mistake free life. Nor will it be when life seems to knock you down to the ground and you were able to take a few punches. You might tell yourself, “I survived.” No, this is not considered victory. You are victorious and more than a conqueror when after being knocked down, you GET UP. This is the mark of a true warrior. I am reminded of when Jesus walked up the road to Calvary. He collapsed while carrying His cross. With a little help of a bystander, He got up and continued to finish what He started. You might not be carrying a cross up a hill, but there were times you fell down and didn’t want to get up because of all the baggage you are carrying. Yet, you got up. No matter how you feel; get up, dress up, show up and never ever give up. Right now, jettison all your unnecessary fears, concerns, worry, doubt and regrets. Once you do that, you will be able to travel light and fast as you fulfill the plans and purposes of God in you life.


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GOOD

When things are going bad, there is going to be some good that comes from it. You didn’t get that promotion, good, more time to get better> Awee, you didn’t get the job you wanted, good, you can get more experience and have a better resume. Got beat? Good, you learned. You experienced unexpected problems, good, now you have the opportunity to figure out a solution.

You are struggling financially, good, now you will have an opportunity to become more astute in financial management. You went to the doctors because of health problems, good. Now you will have an opportunity to take better care of yourself physically. You are having emotional problems, good. Now you will have a chance to walk in perfect peace as your mind stays on God rather than staying on the problem. Don’t get startled, bummed out, or frustrated when things don’t work out the way you think they should. Just look at the issue and say good, you move forward. If you can say the word, “good,” you are still alive, you have some fight left in you. “and we know that God causes everything to work together for the GOOD of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”


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Songs of the Season NOW

LET HEAVEN & NATURE & PEOPLE SING!

Luke 2:10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

Luke 2:14    “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!

Luke 2:15   When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.


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De-Stressing The Holidays

De-Stressing The Holidays

Pastor George Dupree – Wednesday, December 11, 2018

The Christmas Holiday Season can certainly be Joy-Filled and of course, they can be Stress-Filled too. Maybe you had to stretch a little bit even to just read this post but I encourage you to read on, it’ll take only a few minutes…

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BE FREE BY BEING CONTROLLED

Oxymorons are figures of speech in which seemingly contradictory words appear side by side to describe a concept. They are often humorous and intriguing. Like Jumbo shrimp, harmless crime and even non-fat ice cream. When you first see the title “be free by being controlled” sounds impossible. You are probably thinking, “Isn’t the definition of freedom the ability to self-rule without restrictions or controls; or the release from captivity or slavery?” We see in the news many people fleeing their country and migrating to other countries, including the U.S. The problem is not the migrating but the issue is that many people want to come to a country without submitting or obeying the laws of that country. This is a lesson we see clearly and learn frequently throughout life. Obeying the rules or controls of the land provides freedom from the confines of prison. Submitting to your teacher’s control, instruction, learning principles and strategy allows greater freedom to choose the college or vocation you want. Submitting to your coach’s control provides you more freedom from anxiety, pressure and fear when you face a difficult opponent. Submitting to the control of a theatre director or music teacher produces great freedom to explore the art, maximize your expressiveness and freely become the art form. The same is true spiritually. As you submit to the Holy Spirit, stop fighting the way of God, put on the daily armor and let the Holy Spirit guide you in making the right choices in your life. You then become free from the world and are supernaturally empowered by God to achieve your unlimited God-given potential. You are increasingly released from the control and condemnation of sin and then free to truly become the one He created you to be and live the abundant life Christ died for. Today, look at the controls in your life that allow you freedom. Be thankful. Then, look at areas in your life that aren’t working out well. Anything that we are indebted to controls us. Paul wrote, “owe no man anything except a debt of love.” As you move into the year 2019, jettison any emotional baggage you might have. This includes any unforgiveness, offenses, regrets, and grudges that occurred up to this point. Make a concerted effort to release people that had offended, betrayed or hurt you and travel with a light heart into the new year. It is time to remove everything that has weighed you down and re-enter the race that is set before you. Don’t give up but become the person God had intended for you to become.


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