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You do not become a threat to those who want to see you fail, until you become successful. This is when you discover who your enemies are.
How would a successful business matter to the owner who is without peace?
Running From the Past by Ellen Jean Barrier
Running from Your Past Will Not Guarantee Peace
Fear of something that has happen in the past is cause for those who want to run away from a troubling experience to believe they can escape. History can’t be changed. We can’t go back into our past and change the wrongful acts we have committed. But we can change our behavior, and improve our attitude toward others.
Jacob the Son of Isaac
Like Jacob, many others are looking for ways to escape their past, due to an experience they would like to forget. In the case of Jacob, who had stolen his brother’s Esau birthright; he was in fear of his brother who he believed was going to kill him for what he had done, was running away from his past, he left home and traveled to another geographic area thinking he could find peace.
On his journey, he experienced, hunger, and homelessness
In Desperation, Jacob vowed, It God will be with me, and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then shall the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Jacob Experienced Additional Problems
Jacob’s destination was to take shelter at the home of Laban
When Jacob arrived at the home of Laban, he encountered unfair treatment.
Laban was a liar and a cheater.
He became an employee and Son-in-law of Laban, who withheld his wages.
His brother In-laws falsely accused him of taking away all of Laban’s property.
Jacob testifies against his father-in-law
Jacob expresses his disappoint with Laban; making it known to Rachel and Leah, the two women in his life, that the appearance of Laban’s countenance toward him had changed, further stating, “but the God of my father hath been with me. And ye know that with all my power I have served your father: And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God suffered him not to hurt me.
God Gives Jacob a Command
Return unto the land of thy fathers and to thy kindred and I will be with thee.
Jacob Expresses Remorse to Esau
Jacob reached out to his brother Esau, to make peace, by sending him a message: Thy servant Jacob says thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now: And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and men-servants, and women-servants: and I have sent to tell my Lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
When Jacob received news that Esau was on his way to meet him with four hundred men, Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed and prepared his people to escape an attack.
O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which sadist unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant: for my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two hands. Deliver me, I pray thee from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children. And thou sadist, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
Jacob Meets Esau
Jacob bows seven times until he comes near his brother. And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and thy wept.
Jacob said to Esau, “I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou was pleased with me.”
God's plan is that we humble ourselves and correct the wrongful acts that we commit against our sisters and brothers, so that we will receive his blessings. It is not his will that we run from our past, when we commit a wrongful act. Rather, it is his will that we should seek a peaceful solution with those who we have wronged. This is the only answer to finding peace.
Jacob became successful but was without peace
He describes his success to Esau
“Take, I pray thee, my blessing that I brought to thee; because, God hath done graciously to me, and because I have enough.”
Story from the Book: How to Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed
Chapter Six: The Road to Success and Prosperity
Author: Ellen J. Barrier
Author: Ellen J. Barrier
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About the Novel:
People with good intentions do not always meet the qualifications to handle the role they have been given in management. Having good intentions does not qualify a person for the job he or she has been trusted with.
The couple whose friend entrusted to take care of her child, had good intentions to manage the role of being his guardians while his mother was away for a few hours did not qualify for this position: The child died while in their care during those few hours. The child, being a toddler, ingested a poison chemical the couple had sitting in his presence uncapped.
When an individual accept the role of management, he or she should have a plan in place to protect and secure the whole team. Taking on the role of a manager with good intentions alone, does not meet the qualifications for such position: It is guaranteed to fail. The idea should be to move forward together, with a plan in place to create job growth that will produce successful achievements. That can only happen when management cares about the whole team’s protection and security.
“People who like their job will give it their best. Those who don't, show it by a poor performance.”
― Ellen J. Barrier
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Written by Ellen Jean Barrier
September 23, 2015
Don’t allow an evil attack to feed on your energy, and drain your strength, immediately shake it off!
By not allowing evil to hang on and make you its victim, you are using your positive energy to focus on your most important task.
Evil can attack in many forms to cause worry, fear and pain. The purpose of evil is to destroy. The attacks are usually, unexpected. Evil can be hidden within things that appear to be good; such as the Apostle Paul experienced on the Island called Malita, after he had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on a fire for warmth.
According to the story, there was a venomous viper among the sticks that Paul had gathered, and after he had laid the bundle of sticks on the fire, the viper came out of the heat and fastened on Paul’s hand, and he shook the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
The people of Malita, knew the history of this viper. According to them the symptoms were swelling or sudden death. Paul never experienced those symptoms. Instead, he continued to speak to the people. While he was with them, he stayed focused on his work. He prayed for those who were sick, and for those who had diseases, and their health was restored.
Those who observed Paul’s health, knowing the history of the venomous viper, concluded that Paul was a god. However, Paul was not a god. He was a Man of God, who believed in The Power of God, over Death. He was focusing on the business God had given him to do.
As we travel through this life, many forms of evil will attack, some will be hidden, and some will be visible, I strongly believe in the power of prayer. From the power of God we receive strength. It allows him to defend us against evil, in our times of need.
“To focus energy on the less important things in life, hinder creating a solution to solve those problems that are of the most importance.” ― Ellen J. Barrier
Written by Ellen Jean Barrier
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A fake friend will betray you. They will pretend to support you while working behind your back making efforts to hinder your progress. The fake friend hangs around to gather information about you, to use against you. They pretend they care with their fake hugs and kisses. It is a way for them to gain your trust. Be aware of the fake friend’s hug and kiss approach. It is a weapon laced with the poison of betrayal, to cause harm.
Remember Judas, the disciple that was a fake friend of Jesus? He pointed him out to those who captured him, with the kiss of betrayal. It was Judas who led Jesus enemies to him, because he knew where he would be. Jesus was betrayed by Judas for money. The purpose was to stop his work by killing him.
The fake friend purpose is to gain something in return, for the cost of betrayal that will result in harm. Jesus knew Judas was a fake friend, and that he would betray him.
During conversation while eating with his disciples, Jesus informed them, "Verily I say unto you, one of you which eat with me will betray me." Later, during the meal after having been asked several times, who would be the disciple to betray him? He answered them, “It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.”
When Judas approached Jesus leading a group of his enemies with weapons, his plan was to identify him to his enemies by using the kiss. When he came near Jesus to kiss him, Jesus said to him, “Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a Kiss?”
We can prevent fake friends, from using our personal information against us, by not giving any information to them. Never trust a fake friend.
Written by Ellen Jean Barrier
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The Results of Poor Leadership
The results of poor leadership is a broken and corrupt society that exist worldwide by the violence we see that is played out on the streets and in public places. Corrupt leaders attract people like themselves that breed violence.
Poor leadership has been revealed in the homes and in shelters where children are exposed to violence. Many of these children who came from broken homes have not found a safe haven; but instead, have been sexually abused, and targeted for further violence against them.
Government has failed many, because some elected officials who have been chosen to work for all of the people to provide the needed resources in poor neighborhoods, have not carried out their promises. And those who created the laws of the land have not fought for the poor to be treated equally fair. Many elected officials have broken the laws they created. The Justice System has become weaken because of poor leadership and corruption by certain individuals who were chosen to uphold the laws, who themselves broke them.
Failure to lead with honesty and respect for others, creates and atmosphere of mistrust.
Among those who view the world through the eyes of politics and religion, we find bias and prejudice treatment used against certain individuals. Because of such people beliefs, they psychologically place others in classifications based on financial status, locations, looks and popularity. They set in judgmental positions and outcast certain individuals, who they perceive are different from them, and have no place in society for equal justice.
From such people come leaders in our communities, among them are judges and the jury and those who are religious leaders, school and college leaders, law enforcement officials and others. The laws of the land are as strong as the character of those who are in a position to uphold them.
If justice fails in the courtrooms, it will not prevail in society.
When people feel they have been treated as an outcast, because of unfairness, they feel they were cheated out of their God-given rights that all men and women were created equal. They feel that the same laws should apply to all people. They feel that Liberty and Justice should apply to every boy, and to every girl, and to every man, and to every woman, regardless of financial status, location, looks or popularity.
If a person feel worthless by the laws of the land, they will eventually lose hope.
When hope is gone, the reason to care is replaced with the demon of hate, leaving such individuals with a feeling of no remorse, and the desire to destroy. In the path of hate is death and destruction. The fury of such an evil spirit will cause innocent people to suffer as a result of violent behavior.
The leader who prays to God for strength to treat those who follow with fairness will make a difference. Through prayers wisdom is obtained and knowledge is gained, and applied with understanding to know that change comes, when every person is adequately benefited.
A person does not have to be religious to pray: Knowing that someone is listening who has the power to guide you out of darkness into light, is all that is required. I found Contentment when I prayed.
I would rather be on the team of the leader who prays to God for wisdom to guide the followers, than to be on the team of the leader, who leads without prayer.
I thank God for his Love for me, and for each choice I made.
I chose Love over hate.
I chose forgiveness over grudges.
I chose peace over war.
I chose thankfulness over complaints.
I give thanks to God for the contentment I found within me.
I now live my life with the satisfaction of my choices.
When I chose contentment
I chose happiness
Written by Ellen J. Barrier
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