Have you ever seen some cute shoes at a store but they didn't fit-or you bought them and then tried them on at home for the first time and they didn't fit? God created you for a unique, great purpose. You can't walk in anyone else's shoes and succeed! So many women compare themselves to other women and feel jealous and envious of them. The Bible says that envy rots the bones. (Proverbs 14:30) It also says in James 3:16 NLT, "For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind." God doesn't want you to feel envious, jealous or "less than" anyone else. Comparison is a big distraction and a trap that will trip you up in your walk with God. Just be unique you, walking in the beautiful "glass slippers" (purpose) for which God created you.
I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. Have lots of regrets. Truly received an excellent education from "the school of hard knocks." One of those places where I've made many mistakes is in my online biz as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. I wish I'd had someone from the beginning to show me the way to success, to avoid all those mistakes. But now I can pass them onto you to help you avoid them and to achieve your success easier and faster! I've done many things that have scared me, like speaking publicly (I used to be terrified of it, but now love it!), doing webinars and telecalls, and creating vidoes on YouTube. Sometimes you have to go the places that scare you to achieve your purpose, to grow as a person, and to help and encourage others. To learn more about my speaking and books, visit http://www.BethJones.net and my Facebook business page at https://www.facebook.com/BethJones.net.
My husband Ray and I recently traveled to Texas for his college LeTourneau University's dedication service and reunion for their original EMS program, of which Ray was a part and when he worked as an EMT for the city of Longview, TX. While there, we stayed with his mom Judy and his stepdad Leonard near Quitman, TX. Their house is located on a beautiful, peaceful lake. On their back deck they have a bird and hummingbird feeder. I loved getting up early in the morning, praying, enjoying the beautiful lake, and watching the birds. It was the first time I'd seen a hummingbird in person. I decided when I came home to Missouri, I'd get a bird and hummingbird feeder. Yesterday I bought them and have loved watching them feed. Today as I observed the sparrows feeding, it reminded me of believers sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others. Through technology and social media (like this podcast at Podbean and Itunes), you and I have an amazing opportunity for a global platform! This podcast is about telling the good news of what God has done in your life. To find out more about me as a speaker and about my books, visit http://www.BethJones.net.
Several years ago Ray and I traveled to Israel, my dream come true. We took way too much luggage for this trip and it hindered us as we traveled. We had a really hard time fitting those huge suitcases into our tour guide's tiny car, and it was such a pain dragging them around all of Israel, from hotel to hotel! You and I can do this in life, too, carrying unnecessary weights, like unforgiveness, anger, bitterness, envy, jealousy, worry, stress, fear, anxiety, discouragement, depression, etc. Jesus wants us to "pack light" on this journey of life. He said in Matthew 11:28, NLT, "Then Jesus said, 'Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heaven burdens, and I will give you rest." I recorded this podcast several years ago. It's about having that daily quiet time with God and running this race unencumbered. Come join me for the adventure of a lifetime and be sure to "pack light."
Beth Jones doesn't always want to do her kickboxing exercise video or to walk. But sometimes you have to do the hard things to get where God wants us to go and be who we desire to be. In this almost hour-long podcast, International Speaker/Author Beth Jones shares from her heart how she has had to do the hard things - in the trenches of prayer, homeschooling her children, overcoming through many adversities in her very difficult marriage, and reaching for success in her online business of speaking and writing. When you do the hard things, you WILL reap the harvest of God's BLESSING if you just don't quit and give up!
Do you have a bucket list? Do you even know what a bucket list is? Or did you already write one and are discouraged about seeing your dreams and goals come to pass? In this 4th podcast in the January 2015 Goals and Dreams series, International Speaker Beth Jones encourages you to write down your bucket list for 2015 and then DO those things. What do you love to do? What do you really want in your life? God wants you to enjoy your life and be happy, just as parents want their children to be happy. Get 8 tips for writing and managing your bucket list this year.
Are you getting things done that you want accomplished? Seeing your dreams come true? Living out your purpose and doing what really matters? Or do you constantly wonder where the time went every day? Join International Speaker Beth Jones for tips on how to manage your time. Live well and love well. Do what really matters.
At the beginning of each new year, do you make resolutions, set goals and dreams, or have a "one word" or "one scripture"? I set goals and dreams and ask God for a "one word" and Scripture as a compass for the year. Resolutions are so easily broken....usually by the 3rd week (or sooner!) of January! Join International Speaker Beth Jones as she shares tips from Nashville Biz Blog Guest Blogger Leisa Gill about goal setting and dreams. Beth encourages you in this podcast to do what makes you come ALIVE, what you love to do, and most importantly what God wants you to do this year to achieve success.
Is witchcraft real? Do witches exist? What does the Bible say about witchcraft? International Speaker Beth Jones continues her podcast series from Galatians 5, today's topic being witchcraft. She addresses the meaning of the word sorcery from the original Hebrew and Greek languages, what God says about witchcraft, and 2 former witches' views (one witch, medium, and ghost hunter, who was interviewed on Beth's Women's Battles Radio Show, and one woman addressing the Harry Potter book series). Can you be a witch and believe in Jesus, too? The truth will set you free.
Is God first place in your life - or someone or something else? We don't often hear the word "idol" in today's culture, other than the show "American Idol." But an idol can be anything: social media, entertainment, food, success, money, perfectionism, your weight, your online business, a relationship (such as a spouse, child, friend, or parent), your career, your ministry, sports, and more. Who or what are you worshipping? What needs to be removed from your heart and life to make room for God and His rightful place?