DON’T DIE WITHOUT SINGING YOUR SONG!

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines 
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23

“Matters of the Heart” is a weekly blog that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart, the issues we all face but sometimes don’t want to talk about. The heart is the programming center of our lives. What is programmed into our heart will affect every area of our lives. Learn how to examine your heart and how to program your heart for success.

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I like to quip that I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth: I was born with a pen in my hand.

But I didn’t discover that pen until I was 30 years old. Once I discovered it, I moved fully into my calling, which is to write stories for King Jesus.

What about you? What gift were you born with? Do you know what it is?

God has created each of us with a purpose. Our talent is a sign of that purpose. God gives us a talent (or more than one) to lead us in the direction of His purpose. As we discover that talent and use it for His glory, God’s purpose is fulfilled not only in each of our lives but also in the earth.

Here are some ways to discover your talent:

1–What ability comes fairly easily to you?

2–What activity gives you great joy in the doing of it?

3–What activity elicits feedback that what you are doing is a blessing to others?

Unfortunately, many people never fulfill their purpose. Don’t be one of them.

Next to losing one’s soul, the worst tragedy in life is to die without singing your song.

My Prayer for You Today: “May you discover your song and sing it with great joy, for God’s glory and for the building of His Kingdom!”

Now, it’s YOUR turn: Are you singing the song God gave you to sing? If not, why not? Please leave your valued comment in the box below.  If you need help to discover your song, contact me at info@maryanndiorio.com. I am a Certified Life Coach and have been helping people discover and sing their song for almost 20 years. I would be happy to help you as well. :). For more information, click here.

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How to Discover Your Unique, God-Given Dream in Life

Answer Two Simple Questions


“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines

the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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God created you with a built-in dream.  Your dream is your purpose.  It’s up to you to discover what your dream is.

 

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How will you recognize your dream? By answering two simple questions:

1) Does this activity give me great joy in the doing of it?

2) Do others give me feedback that this activity is blessing them?

When you can answer both of these questions affirmatively, you will have discovered your dream.

Once you have discovered your dream, it is your responsibility to follow it.

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Your Soul Has Eyes

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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Did you know that your soul has eyes? It has the ability to see the unseen, that realm where possibilities are born or die and where dreams are made or shattered. 

The word soul is a synonym for the word heart.  So we could say that your heart has eyes.

You have most likely heard the saying that the eyes are the windows of the soul. This is not just a nice saying. Scientists have actually proven that the eyes reveal what kind of soul a person has. An article that appeared a few years ago in the British publication Daily Mail states the following: “Patterns in the iris can give an indication of whether we are warm and trusting or neurotic and impulsive, research has found.” (See reference below).

The eyes of your soul reflect what is going on in your soul.  And what is going on in your soul determines what you see with the eyes of your soul.  If your soul is healthy, you will have good vision. If you soul is unhealthy, you will not.

Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and it seemed as though no one was home? The eyes were lifeless, indicating a sick soul. By the same token, have you ever looked into the eyes of someone filled with joy? Those eyes abounded in life, indicating a healthy soul.

For your soul to be healthy, it needs a dream. But not just any dream. It needs the dream for which you were created.  Finding that dream comes only from finding God Who gave you the dream in the first place. Until you find God, you will never have a healthy soul. Nor will you ever fulfill your destiny.

So, the chief question of life becomes how do I find God? There is only one way. You will find God only through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

When you embrace Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, your soul will know its life purpose.  Your soul will have vision.  The eyes of your soul will be able to see clearly the reason you are here.

Then–and only then–will you know the true meaning of life.  Especially your life!

Unforgiveness can cloud your soul, keeping it from seeing its vision clearly.  If you struggle with forgiving someone who hurt you, you will benefit from reading my powerful story about a woman who had the same struggle. It is called A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING and is available for Kindle, iPad, and Nook.  book-christmas-homecoming-alt

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You Have a Purpose!

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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You have a purpose! A very important purpose. And don’t let any devil of hell tell you differently!

Have you ever wondered why you–and so many people under the age of 60–think they do not have a purpose?  I believe that the teaching of the theory of evolution in our public schools is largely to blame.

The theory of evolution began to take ground in this country shortly after the Scopes Trial in Tennessee in 1925. But it wasn’t until the sixties that evolution became the teaching of scientific record in our public schools.

During the sixties, Russia launched the first satellite named Sputnik. That launch put the United States on high alert that we might be falling behind other countries in the area of science. As a result, The National Science Foundation took it upon itself to promote the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study which did much to insert the theory of evolution into high school biology textbooks.  In the sixties, evolution became the scientific theory of choice to explain the origins of man.

It was at this same time that prayer was removed from our public schools, SAT scores began to plummet, and out-of-wedlock pregnancies began to skyrocket. It was also at this time that self-esteem philosophies were put in place to counteract the growing lack of confidence among students.

No wonder!  Evolution teaches that we were not created initially and directly as human beings but that we evolved from monkeys. Consider this: if you think you came from a monkey, how would you view yourself? Probably as little more than an animal. While animals are wonderful creatures created by God, they are, nonetheless, animals. They cannot speak; they cannot reason;  they cannot solve complex problems; they cannot understand what it means to have a purpose.

If you think you evolved from a monkey, you will fail to respect the image of God that is in you.  Monkeys were not created in the image of God. Man alone was created in the image of God, and it is that image that gives you utmost value and worth.

When God created you, He did so intentionally and for a specific purpose. You are not a random idea that just burst upon the scene. You were designed by God to fulfill a purpose that only you can fulfill.  No one else in all of human history has your make-up.  There never was a you before you, nor will there be a you after you.  You are the only you there will ever be!

So, you may be asking, “What is my purpose?” Great question!  Your purpose first and foremost is to discover your purpose. How do you do that? By studying the Bible, the Word of God. In there He tells you that you were made to know Him and to have a relationship with Him. Out of that knowledge and out of that relationship will flow the specific work you are to do while you are on this earth.

The next time Satan tells you you have no purpose, tell him he is a liar.  Then make it your goal to know Jesus.  In knowing Him, you will discover who you are and why you are here.

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