16 BOCNEWS.comAPRIL 2016 Treasure Is Hidden Inside of You No matter what career your in teacher carpenter fast food server telemarketing and more. Dont settle where you are. Dont coast or rest on your laurels Keep your gift stirred up with what God has put in you and get better at it day by day. God has higher levels in store for your future. But if God cant trust you with a little career and you dont give your best why would He trust you with a bigger career with more responsibility and more money Give your best at what- ever you do Think about David in the Bible. He was out in the fields taking care of his fathers sheep. In todays terms he had a boring minimum wage job and no friends and it didnt look as though there was any opportunity for growth. He could have slacked off been sloppy unmotivated and thought No reason to develop my skills. I have no oppor- tunity. Im stuck out here with these sheep. Instead while he was alone he did not sit around bored and waste time. He would instead practice using his slingshot day after day and month after month. Cant you image him setting up a target slinging rocks again and again learning and get- ting better by the day. Happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding Proverbs 313 Learning how to make adjust- ments to make the rock hit in just the right place. This also allowed him to sharpen his skills. He became a sharp- shooter very precise and skillful. He had no idea that someday God was going to use him to defeat a giant and to lead His cho- sen people. God looked to see who was prepared. God wanted someone that was cultivating there gift that God had put in him. Do your best to present yourself to god as one approved a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who cor- rectly handles the word of truth. 11 Timothy 215 In the same way when God seeks somebody to promote He doesnt just randomly close His eyes and say Ill pick this one. No God looks for people who have developed their skills. When we read about David God has stand- ing before Goliath and slinging that rock sometimes we think it was all Gods hand at work. In a way thats right it was God but the truth is God didnt sling the rock. God didnt cause the rock to hit Goliath in just the right place. He wanted someone that had been prac- ticing the skill of precise and skillful at being a sharpshooter. That person was David who developed and used the skills God gave him. Skills that you have now will take you to the next level. Everyday you spend working on your skills it will take you to a new level. All skills have to be developed. Learning growing and improving will prepare you for that new level. As we move along in 2016 what skills do you have thats a talent or learned skills that your are trying to know to the highest level there is in that skills Now is the time to kick yourself into high gear. If your gift is making gift baskets keep working at making them to be the best in your city. An executive just might see your baskets one day while on lunch and say your baskets are so pro- fessional Id like to do a contract with you to ser- vice all 30 of my compa- nies around the world. Its all about perfecting your gift so you will be ready whenever God is ready to open the door and take you to the next level in your gift and or min- istry. You have treasure in you. There is talent and skills thats in you and will cause you to be noticed. Proverbs 2229 says Do you see a man skilled in his work He will serve before kings he will not serve before obscure men. Proverbs 2229 If you excel in your talent God has a higher level door that He will open at the right time. Remember Gods timing is always the right time. By PM Wynn Grove Dr. PM Wynn Grove and Lee Grove Jr. are the founders of Heavenly Sent Ministries and Associate Pastors at The Potter House of Denver. Pastor PM can be reached by email pmwynn9 msn.com In the same way when God seeks somebody to promote He doesnt just randomly close His eyes and say Ill pick this one. No God looks for people who have developed their skills. When we read about David God has standing before Goliath and slinging that rock sometimes we think it was all Gods hand at work. SERMON Born Identity When you were born into this world you had no idea how to worry or stress about life. My belief is that when you were born your natural state of being was that of being joyous happy and free. It is my hope that you will entertain the possibility of unhappiness being only a temporary state. Consider unhappiness as merely a distortion of your natural state. Happiness and joy are inside you waiting to replace the static which is doubt negativity and fear. Just as cold is defined as the absence of heat happi- ness can be defined the absence of negative thoughts and ideas. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toilthis is Gods gift to man. Ecclesiastes 312-13 Regardless of what you think of yourself your purpose remains unchanged by external circum- stances. You were born happy and with purpose. We find the purpose invariably to be to helping others and creating. Take a look around you are surround- ed by those who are operating in their natural creative state. The light bulb the automobile the phone the plane all created by those who dared to remember and recognize their purpose and possibilities. There is a possibility that as you read this article you are beginning to remem- ber your creative purpose. Your identity is tied to your con- sistent state of mind and the emo- tions you experience on a constant basis. The great thing about this is you have the power to change your identity in seconds. Today this sec- ond you have the ability to remem- ber who you are in your natural state. You are happy. You are motivated. You are enthusiastic. You are full of energy and ready to take on anything and everything in your path to believe anything else is Identity Theft. No longer authentic no longer your true self. Let your conduct be without covetousness be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we may boldly say The LORD is my helper I will not fear. What can man do to me Hebrews 135-6 Gratitude is an MT Power Principle. If utilized it can change your thinking and reset your mind. When you are in a state of gratitude it is impossible to be in any other state. You can- not be sad depressed or angry and be in gratitude at the same time. If you do not believe it give it a try. Write down and say five things you are thankful for beginning with the words I am thankful for. You will discover that gratitude can override the feelings and thoughts which remove you from your natural state. You were born with the power to decide. You have the power make decisions that affect you and those around you. You can decide to live in the possibility of joy happiness freedom and creativity or the alter- native which is a daily walk in fear and self-doubt. If you are experienc- ing Identity Theft today is the day you restore your identity. Make a proclamation today I am Joyous. I am a creator. I am living with purpose. I take control of my life Contact me Andre Hinton for more information on MT Motivation Transformation Personal Development and Physical and Mental Transformation sessions at andrehintonmtfitnessco.com or 719-357-7646 website www.mtfitnessco.com Andre Hinton MOTIVATION By Andre Hinton You were born happy and with purpose. We find the purpose invariably to be to helping others and creating.