Ultimately: Spoiled & Thwarted Schemes & Devices

Finally, in The End: Spoiled & Thwarted Schemes & Devices
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
~ Psalm 33:10King James Version(KJV)
The LORD blocks the plans of the nations. He frustrates the schemes of the people of the world.
~ Psalm 33:10GOD’S WORD® Translation (GWT)
The LORD destroys the plans and spoils the schemes of the nations.
~ Psalm 33:10Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples.
~ Psalm 33:10Berean Study Bible (BSB)
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Let’s Thank Him, in Advance, for the TRiUMPh!

Let’s Thank Him, in Advance, for the TRiUMPh (of President TRUMP)!
Now, thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ and Who maketh manifest through us the savor of His knowledge in every place.
~ 2 Corinthians 2:14
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God, everywhere.
~ 2 Corinthians 2:14
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
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Don’t Fret Because of the Evildoers

 
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

 

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.

6 And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

~ Psalm 37: 1 – 10
King James Version(KJV)
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Success & Self-Discipline

“All successes begin with Self-Discipline. It starts with you.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson,
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder – Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Take a Chance on Failing

“You know so many people are afraid of failing, but you’re not a failure if you fail at something. …, you’re never going to find out if you can succeed, if you’re not willing to take a chance on failing.”
~ Joyce Meyer
Author, Speaker & Philanthropist
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Endless Dreams

“Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson,
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder – Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Mess the Devil’s Plans Up!

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“Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, “Awe sh”t, they’re up!”.
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson,
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder – Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Warring Against Breast Cancer

“In the war against breast cancer, we have the ability to arm ourselves with knowledge, and education is a powerful tool. By taking action and doing something positive, fear is replaced with hope.”
~ Diahann Carroll,
Actor, Advocate, Dancer, Model, Singer, Author, Philanthropist,
Tony Award (1962), Golden Globe Award (1969) & Television Academy Hall of Fame (2011)

Your Dream & A Sense of Peace

“If your dream doesn’t give you a sense of peace, it’s not from God.”
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“If your dream results in more anxiety and fear than peace, it’s probably not God’s dream for you.”
~ Derek Grier,
Clergyman, Founding Pastor – Grace Church & Founder – Grace Youth Center

The Two Paths You Can Walk

Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It’s impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.”
~ Charles Stanley,
Founder & President – In Touch Ministries, Senior Pastor – First Baptist Church,
Theologian, Author & Photographer

As Long As They’re Hiring

“I’ll continue working as long as people want to hire me.”
~ Maye Musk
Model, Dietitian, Author & Entrepreneur
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Worrying Isn’t Positive

“”Worry’ is the dark-room where ‘negatives’ develop.”
~ Tauren Wells
Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Performer, Singer, Co-Founder – Prisma Worship Arts School,
GMA Dove Awards (2017) & Grammy Awards Nominee (5X)
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Learn to Stand Up for Yourself

“I allowed myself to be bullied because I was scared and didn’t know how to defend myself.
I was bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied.
By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.”
~ Jackie Chan,
Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman,
Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,
Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation &
Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

Fear & Past Disappointments

“Don’t let fear or past disappointments hold you back.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author (How You Call It Is How It Will Be), Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
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HE’s Prepared for the Corona Virus, As Well

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Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.

Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;

Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;

Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you [lavishly] with loving-kindness and tender mercy;

Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.
~ Psalm 103:1-5
Amplified Bible (AMP)
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Are We Living in Faith or Living in Fear?

“You can’t walk in faith and fear at the same time.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author, Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
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Remember Your Goals

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life.
There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”
~ Paulo Coelho de Souza
Lyricist, Novelist & Creator – Paulo Coelho Foundation
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Wrong Believing & Right Believing

“If we’re honest, we all have some measure of wrong believing in our lives.
If you don’t believe this, all you need to do is ask yourself,
‘Have I often felt anxious, worried, or fearful that the worst
would happen to me and my loved ones?

What you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression,
it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing.

Wrong believing puts people in a prison. Even though there are no physical shackles,
wrong believing causes its inmates to behave as though they were incarcerated in a
maximum-security penitentiary. What you believe is powerful.


If you can change what you believe, you can change your life!”
~ Joseph Prince,
Author, Co-Founder & Pastor – New Creation Church

Failing Yourself

“I think failure is mostly when somebody doesn’t believe in themselves enough to attempt something,
if they’re too frightened or they’re too intimidated or they listen to the naysayer.
I think that really is failure—when you fail yourself.”
~ Marg Helgenberger,
Actress & Philanthropist

Leaving Bad Situations

“A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.”
~ Kathie Lee Gifford,
Television Host, Singer, Songwriter, Author< Director, Producer & Philanthropist

That Color on Purpose

“People are valuable regardless of the color of their skin.
You can be open about it and talk about it. You don’t have to pretend that you are not different,
but you can learn about those differences God didn’t say, ‘Ooh, I made you brown on accident.’
He made them that color on purpose. And if you do not have friendships with other races,
then ask God to bring you some. He will.”
~ Nicole C. Mullen,
Singer, Songwriter & Choreographer.

Your Biggest Success in Life

“Failure: Is it a limitation? Bad timing? It’s a lot of things. It’s something you can’t be afraid of, because you’ll stop growing. The next step beyond failure could be your biggest success in life.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Prime-time Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

True Faith: God is Not Afraid of Our Questions

“God is not afraid of our inquiries. The question we must ask ourselves is whether we are we afraid of His.
If questioning exposes truth, let us question. A faith that is threatened by doctrinal inquiries and evaluation of certain tenets is no faith at all.
A faith that blindly demands belief subjugates the very inquisitive soul that God gave us.
What is more, it disqualifies itself from being a faith and more accurately falls under the category of a cult.
True faith welcomes questions; false faiths discourage and prohibit them.”
~ Samuel Rodriguez,
Founder & President – National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Evangelist, Pastor, Movie Producer, Civil Rights Activist, Television Personality & Author

Discovering the Female Universe

“I used to be scared of women.
When I was very young they terrified me,
but discovering the female universe was incredible
and still is to this day,
as you never stop learning about them.”
~ Antonio Banderas,
Actor, Director, Producer, Singer & Philanthropist

Oppose Those Stifling Fears

“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation.
I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure.
Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.”
~ Charles Stanley,
Founder & President – In Touch Ministries, Senior Pastor – First Baptist Church,
Theologian, Author & Photographer

Pursue & Achieve Your Dreams

“Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.”
~ LL Cool J
a.k.a. James Todd Smith
,
Rapper, Actor, Author & Entrepreneur

Doing Away with Fear

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear;
knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
~ Rosa Parks,
Activist

If We Do Not Stop to Help

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’
But… the good Samaritan reversed the question:
‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'”

~ Dr Martin Luther King,
Dreamer, Pastor, Activist, Humanitarian
& Leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement

Don’t Walk Around with FEAR

“I don’t walk around with fear.
I walk around with strength. I believe in cause and effect.”
~ Melanie Griffith,
Actress & Philanthropist

Sweet Flowers of Love

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness.
If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
~ Stevie Wonder ,
22 Grammy Awards (22x), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1996),
Grammy for Album of the Year (3x), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Civil Rights Museum,
United Nations Messengers of Peace, Presidential Medal of Freedom (2014)

Wholeheartedly

“I think when you move past your fear
and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly,
you become free.”
~ LL Cool J
a.k.a. James Todd Smith
,
Rapper, Actor, Author & Entrepreneur

When We Call Him

“Oh, I have never walked on water, and I have never calmed a storm.
Sometimes I’m hiding away from the madness around me
Like a child who’s afraid of the dark, but when I call on Jesus,
All things are possible; I can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar.
When I call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall
’cause He’ll move Heaven and Earth to come rescue me, when I call.
Weary brother, broken daughter,
Widowed, widowed lover, you’re not alone.
If you’re tired and scared of the madness around you,
If you can’t find the strength to carry on
call Him in the morning, in the afternoon time
late in the evening. He’ll be there.
When your heart is broken,
And you feel discouraged,
You can just remember that He said
He’ll be there.”
~ Nicole C. Mullen,
Singer, Songwriter & Choreographer.

So, You’re Not Afraid of Failing with Them?

“Everyone is your best friend when you are successful.
Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with
are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.”
~ Paula Abdul,
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer & Actress

Fear Not, Understand More

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
~ Marie Curie,
Physicist, Chemist,
Nobel Prize – Physics (1903) &
Nobel Prize – Chemistry (1911)

Go for ‘Great’

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
~ John D. Rockefeller,
Business Magnate, Philanthropist,
Founder:
Standard Oil Company,
University of Chicago,
Rockefeller University,
General Education Board
& the
Rockefeller Foundation

Even If You Don’t Like Them

“Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things.
Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly,
be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.”
~ Stacy London,
Stylist/Fashion Consultant, Author & Magazine Editor

Whatever Else You Do Well

“If you bungle raising your children,
I don’t think whatever else you do well
matters very much.”
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,
Photographer, Book Editor &
35th First Lady of the United States (1961 – 1963)

Loving, Laughing & Giving


“Another fresh, new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!”
~ William Arthur Ward,
Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker

Silencing the Voice

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition
it has only one way to go and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures,
until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens
and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
~ Harry S. Truman,
Politician, 33rd President of the United States (1945–53),
United States Senator (1935–45) & Vice President (1945)

Virtuoso of Self

“One can have no smaller or greater
mastery than mastery of oneself.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist & Writer

Colors of the Skin

Colors of the Skin
“You think I’m an ignorant savage
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know.
… … …
You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But, if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.”
~ Stephen Schwartz, Lyricist & Alan Menken, Composer,
Colors of the Wind song from Walt Disney Pictures’ Pocahontas (1995)

Calmer, Happier & Alert

“Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful – just plain happier,
or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on
getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people,
and that by itself would be a major achievement.
Benjamin Jeremy “Ben” Stein
Actor, Writer, Lawyer, Commentator,
& Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

No Fear for Failure

You can’t let fear of failure keep you from trying.
~ Snow White,
Once Upon A Time TV Series character acted by
Jennifer Michelle “Ginnifer” Goodwin,
Actress

Co-Creating Our Future

Co-creator quote by De. Joe Vitale
“Your future is co-created out of what you do today.
Do you act from fear or faith? You get to choose.”
~ Dr. Joe ‘Mr. Fire’ Vitale,
Author & President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc

A Clear Voice

“We say to you, today, in a loud and clear voice:
Enough of blood and tears. Enough.
We have no desire for revenge. We harbor no hatred towards you.
We, like you, are people who want to build a home, to plant a tree,
to love, live side by side with you in dignity, in empathy,
as human beings, as free men.
We are, today, giving peace a chance and,
again, saying to you in a clear voice: Enough.”
~ Yitzhak Rabin,
5th & 10th Prime Minister of Israel
(1992-1995) & (1974-1977)

Lacking the Faith

“It’s a lack of faith
that makes people afraid
of meeting challenges,
and I believe in myself.”
~ Muhammad Ali
a.k.a Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
,
Boxer & Heavyweight Champion of the World (1964-1979, 3X)

Fear Isn’t the Right Guide

“When we stay open to possibility (instead of letting fear guide our choices),
we experience more joy, meaning and purpose than we ever imagined—
both in life and business.”
~ Debra Gould,
Jewelry Designer, Website Designer, Author, Storyteller,
Comedienne, Real Estate Flipper & Stager Entrepreneur

Will You Cling, or Soar?

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“It’s easy to see ourselves as trapped when we listen to fear instead of to inspiration.
You can’t cling to the ‘old nest’ and soar to the ‘flowering branches’ at the same time.”

~ Tama Kieves ,
Author & Lawyer

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When the Tears Begin

An elephant's tear
Image courtesy of Pixabay’s Werner22Brigitte
“When a child can be brought to tears,
not from fear of punishment, but from repentance for his offence,
he needs no chastisement.
When the tears begin to flow from
grief at one’s own conduct,
be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom.”
~ Horace Mann,
Educator, College President & Politician

Prisoners of the Past

“The past is a great place
and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it,
yet I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”
~ Mick Jagger a.k.a Sir Michael Philip Jagger,
a Founder & Member of the Rolling Stones,
Singer, Songwriter, Music and Film Producer

Glory & Imperfections

“There are two, basic
motivating forces:
Fear & Love.
When we are afraid,
we pull back from life.
When we are in love,
we open to all that life has to offer
with passion, excitement, and acceptance.
We need to learn to love ourselves first,
in all our glory and our imperfections.
If we cannot love ourselves,
we cannot fully open to our ability to love others
or our potential to create.
Evolution and all hopes for a better world
rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision
of people who embrace life.”
~ John Winston Lennon,
Musician, Singer, Songwriter,
Record Producer, Artist, Writer & Activist

The Right Actions Breed …

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

~ Dale Breckenridge Carnegie
Writer and Lecturer

Cures, Fears and Worries

“Seventy percent of all patients who come to physicians
could cure themselves if they got rid of their fears and worries.”

~ Dale Carnegie

Opportunity Windows

Good day, Everyone!  Here’s a fabulous quote to practice!:

“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”

Tom Peters