Daniella Whyte

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Let Go and Get to the End (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 335)

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Philippians 3:14 (NLT)
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

We only have a limited amount of time, money, resources, and energy to do what we have been called to do in this life. Too often, we allow ourselves to get focused on what is behind us, what we have been through or are going through at the present moment, how someone has or is treating us or saying about us, or the environment in which we were brought up in, keep us back from focusing on the right things. Read more…

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The Grace Solution (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 274)

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Proverbs 29:11 (NLT)
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

There are a host of things you can’t control in this life. You can’t control the color of your school, where you were born, or who your parents are. You can’t control what happens to you on a daily basis, what people say or think, or the situations you encounter. You also can’t control the way you look, how tall or short you are, or your past. Many people waste time trying to control the things and the people that are simply beyond their power. Read more…

The Poisonous Roots (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 217)

The Poisonous Roots

Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)
Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.

Have you ever met a person who is filled with bitterness to the point that it influences everybody around them? Well, that’s how bitterness works. It is contagious. It is a controlling mechanism that quickly poisons everyone who encounters it. When one becomes bitter, it is very hard to break through with grace and love. Read more…

3 Complete Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 126)

3 Complete Signs You’re Moving Forward

“If you don’t live a life in service of a greater good, you’ve gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know?”
— John Green

Like air, water, and food, growth is a fundamental human need. We consider something to be developmentally wrong when a young child is not progressing physically at certain stages. Likewise, there can be a stunting of growth when no real progress is being made over a significant period of time. Progress is growth. Growth is progress. The two go together. One cannot exist without the other. If you are moving forward, it means you are seeing real results and are taking action steps toward your goals.  Read more…

Free Space (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/03/16)

Free Space (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/03/16) (Right-click to download)

Free Space (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/03/16)
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Change Your Life Through Forgiveness

Change Your Life Through Forgiveness

Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you? (Matthew 18:33, NLT)

Jesus tells a story in Matthew 18 about a man who was forgiven by a king for a debt he owed, but he chose not to forgive a fellow servant of his indebtedness to him. At the end of this parable, the king hears of the injustice and sends the first man to prison to be tortured. Embracing thoughts of bitterness and resentment toward another person is indeed torturous — not to the other person, but to ourselves. Read more…

13 Things to Leave Behind in 2013

At the end of 2012, I wrote an article titled “12 Things To Leave Behind in 2012.” Well, in a few hours, the year of 2013 will be history and 2014 will appear with all the newness and hope that the start of a new year brings. With all its turmoil, suffering, war, and loss, 2013 still offered a glimmer of hope for some and became a source of courage for many others. With that said, I want to add one more thing to this list that we all should leave behind in 2013.

13. Leave the past in the past. Someone said very wisely, that sometimes we often crucify ourselves between two crosses, regret of the past and worry about the future. If you physically leave the past, but you are mentally and emotionally still living in the past, you have already set yourself up for a mediocre present and an almost non-existent future. The point of having a past is not to live there. The point is to learn from the past so you can purposefully live in the present and prepare for a great future. 2013 is behind all of us. It no longer exists. You do not have permission to live in that house. Don’t carry the baggage, the drama, the confusion, the trouble with you. Leave it at the door of 2013. Turn around. Face forward. Enter the new door of 2014. Behind this door lies possibilities, hope, abundance, and a wonderful life worth living. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” This is what your future looks like — it is bright and overflowing with God-ordained purpose and hope. God has you covered. Trust Him to take you to amazing places you never imagined you would go in 2014. Read more…

I Have Decided…

Most of life is about making decisions. Our decisions help us to define who we are, what we want, and what type of people we want around us. Decisions also help us to be in charge of our lives. What we decide to do is our very own choice. If we make bad decisions, we will get bad results. Likewise, if we make good decisions, we will get good results. We can be definite about our attitudes and behaviors towards life and towards other people by the decisions that we make. When we are resolute in our minds, we have cleared a path for us to guide ourselves to fulfill our purpose without doubt and fear.
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