Daniella Whyte

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Guest Post by Megha Shah: How Criticizing Others Affects Their Self-Esteem (People. Matter. 02.14.17)

Even God doesn’t judge a man until his last moments — then who are we to judge others?

More often than not, we take it for granted that people will behave and talk like we want them to. It is human nature to expect a certain kind of response from any person. Failing to get such a response, we tend to, very conveniently, tell them hurtful things — things that when told to us would result in anger and rage.  Read more…

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Peace and Confident Hope (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 360)

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Ephesians 1:18 (NLT)
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.

We hear the word “peace” used at certain times throughout the year. World leaders use it during times of war and terror. Ordinary people use it on social media as an impetus for the rest of the world to stop and look for it. Activists use it as a benchmark, something for which we all should be working toward. Church ministers use the word “peace” especially during the Christmas season. After all, peace is the result of Christmas. We long to be at peace with God, with other people, and with ourselves. Read more…

We Wait While God Works (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 252)

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Micah 7:7 (NLT)
As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.

In our society, many of us have a serious problem with waiting. It’s human nature to crave immediate gratification. But the Bible tells us repeatedly that waiting is a stage of life that all believers must go through. God uses this period of waiting to teach us to be patient and to trust Him fully. It is in our imperfect waiting that God proves his power and strengthens us to practice patience. Read more…

Get Out of the Danger Zone (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 214)

Get Out of the Danger Zone

Proverbs 29:25 (NLT)
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.

Fear and pride have the potential to control our lives and diminish our effectiveness in life. After believers, the enemy aims to decrease or eliminate our faith altogether by causing us to live in fear of failure. A large part of fearing failure is being concerned about what other people think. It is impossible to move forward into the direction God wants us to move into when we fear we will fail or that other people will not approve. Read more…

Go with the Flow (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 178)

Go with the Flow

Philippians 2:13 (NLT)
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

The philosophy that many people guide their lives by is to “follow your feelings.” Go with what feels natural. Follow your instincts; let your heart lead you. But our feelings aren’t always right. The only time we can really trust our feelings is when we are in the will of God. When we know we are doing God’s will, our feelings will fall in line. Read more…

3 Plain Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 122)

3 Plain Signs You’re Moving Forward

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
— Vince Lombardi

You can’t always see progress. It may seem that you are working as hard and as fast as you can, but with little results. It is important to understand that progress often takes a while to catch up with all your work. But it will catch up at some time. As long as you keep working and getting better and doing your very best, your work will turn into progress and eventual success. If it feels like time has stopped, know that it hasn’t. So long as you are making progress the time you spend does not matter. Someone once said, “When things don’t happen right away just remember, it takes 6 months to build a Rolls-Royce and 13 hours to build a Toyota.”  Read more…

Stop Looking for an Easy Road (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 102)

Stop Looking for an Easier Road

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #11)

“If you take the shortcut to success, you will end up getting lost.”
— John Di Lemme

I want to start off by saying that there is no certain amount of trouble, adversity, or pain that you have to go through before you become successful. All of that is inevitable anyway. I am saying that successful people do not avoid hardship. They do not spend time looking for an easier road or for the easy things they can do.  Read more…

Embracing Peace and Quiet (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 102)

Embracing Peace and Quiet

Isaiah 32:17 (NLT)
And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever.

Most people want peace in their lives. Peace is scarce in a world riddled with unrest. Quietness is a commodity of the highest order. And God is concerned about whether we have peace in our lives. He is peace and He has given us a simple way, with one powerful word, to embrace peace.  Read more…

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