This week Ralph will be sharing on “Sometimes I Feel Insignificant!” It is time for the believers to abandon smallness. Paul states in 2 Corinthians 6:12 (MSG) “We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel came from within you.” It is time to abandon that smallness and feeling of being somewhat insignificant. You know, a small fish in a big pond.
A former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Benjamin Disraeli, once said, “Life is too short to be little.”
This coming weekend we will look at how to overcome the feeling of smallness and insignificance and rise up to the challenge to be all that God calls us to be and do.
July 17th, 2021 at A.P.E.X. House Church
New Teaching The Keys to Personal Growth
1> People assume that growth is automatic.
They assume that they will simply grow and mature without any or much effort as they just live life daily.
2> People think that they simply don’t know how to go about growing personally.
You hear people say, “I don’t know how to grow.” So, they never develop a personal growth plan. Go ahead, ask most people, “Do you have a personal growth plan?” Guaranteed, most people will say no. Most people simply don’t have a plan for growing and improving. Why? Mainly because they don’t know how to grow.
3> It’s not the right time to begin.
If you’re not already intentionally growing, you need to get started today. If you don’t you may reach some goals, which you can celebrate, but you will eventually plateau. Once you start growing intentional, you can keep growing and keep asking “What’s next?”
4> I’m afraid of making mistakes
Growing can be a messy business. It means admitting you don’t have the answers. It requires making mistakes. It can make you look foolish. Most people don’t enjoy that. But this is the price of admission if you want to improve and mature.
5> I have to find the right way (the best way) before I can start.
Similar to being afraid of making a mistake, the desire to find the “best” way to get started in a growth plan is a killer of any potential growth you might have had. Don’t go looking for the best way before you start on your growth journey. Just start.
6> People don’t grow and mature because they don’t feel like doing it.
7> People believe that others are better than they are.
You need to intentionally pursue personal growth, and the best way to grow is learning from others who have been there and done that. Yes, you will feel like you are always behind and trying to catch up. Yes, they are better, smart, and more successful than you are. Get over it. Get over comparing yourself with others. You need to learn to be comfortable with being out of your comfort zone. It will always be well worth it.
8> People don’t pursue personal growth because it appears much harder than they thought it would be.
Here’s how to make the change from accidental growth and change to intentional….
New Teaching – Because God Loves Us
Taking this a little further we will see…
- Because God loves us, we can love ourselves
- Because God loves us, we can love one another
- Because God loves us, we can love our neighbour
- Because God loves us, we can love our enemies
So simple but not easy. So basic and yet we often fail to adequately respond to His love. So foundational as we simply take the love we have encountered and experienced and love others. His love changes everything. And will change the world as we walk in His love and give it away.
Check out these recent audio teachings in the sometimes series by clicking the links below
- Sometimes I have Stinking Thinking – NEW!!!!
- Sometimes I Feel Completely Inadequate – NEW!!!!
- Sometimes I’m Disappointed With God – NEW!!!!
- Sometimes I Live Without Hope
- Sometimes I Don’t Enjoy Praying
- Sometimes It’s Hard to Be Civil
- Sometimes I Loose My Spiritual Center
- Sometimes I Feel Stuck
- Sometimes I Deceive Myself
- Sometimes the Fire Dies
- The Church as we Know it is Coming to an End
- Sometimes I Am Not Thankful
- Sometimes I Feel I am Too Old
- Sometimes I Don’t Walk by Faith
- Sometimes I doubt God
- Sometimes I feel Incredibly Lonely
- Some times I Worry
- Sometimes I Miss the Big Picture
- Sometimes I’m Afraid I’ll Fail
- Sometimes I get Angry
- Sometimes I miss the Big Picture
This Week’s Blogs
This week we will continue to look at relationship issues as we did last week. Topic this week is “How To Have Personal Charisma” so that people like being with us and want to journey with us in life. Simple, biblical, and practical advice and insights on having charisma whether you are an introvert or an extrovert and regardless where you are at in life.
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We are introducing “Transformation Ministries” which has just begun ministering after months of preparation and prayer. This is another but separate outreach of Ralph Howe Ministries which is now entering its third decade of ministry.
As a result of a number of prophetic words received since October, 2015 Ralph, along with a number of young leaders from several nations, has formed this ministry to take the Gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation, to the next generation. This ministry will be transforming lives as they plant churches and open safe centers for those who are looking for freedom and a new way of life.
Transformation Ministries will be raising up and training young leaders who are willing to “go and make disciples of all nations.” This ministry will find, train, mentor, and release young men and women who serious about Jesus and are wanting to make a major difference in this world desiring to see lives transformed by the power of the Gospel.
Transformation Ministries will also be focused on ministering to those between the ages of 16 and 36 as it plants house churches on university campuses in the nations where Ralph has already established his ministry. And, it will be planting house churches for young people in cities and towns where the next generation is not yet being impacted with the Gospel.
Transformation Ministries is focusing on seeing young lives totally and supernaturally transformed by the power of the Gospel and then equipped and released to touch the lives of other youth around the world.
As a registered charity in the nation of Canada we are reaching out to nations of the world with the powerful, transforming message of the Gospel.
Ralph Howe Ministries is run completely from donations. Expenses such as airplane travel, web design and management and visa documents come out of these givings. Your donations also help to support many young families as men and women all over the world obey God’s command to reach the nations with the gospel!
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