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Thriving Every Day

Updated on March 23, 2011

Make a choice

This is God gift for us. To thrive, not survive.

Surviving  is a natural process of remaining alive, a constant fight, and overcoming adversity all the time. “If it isn’t one thing it’s the other” you feel like you can’t catch a break, you get a daily life beat down.

Thriving is a state of  booming, very lively, prosperous, and profitable, making steady progress towards realizing your dreams despite of the circumstances.

There is always two choices before each of us which do you want? What stopping you from having it?


When we are born again we undergo a transformation of our mind, (Romans12:2) "be not conform to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…") Transformation like everything else is a process and it depends on each individual as to the speed of the process in order to move from one level to the next in God.

It takes faith and a relationship with God to move from surviving to thriving, you start out with small faith and every time your faith level increases you goes a bit higher moving away from just surviving and closer to thriving, as your faith grows so does your relationship with God. Picture yourself on a teeter-totter, this ride takes two people for it to move, balance and increase, this ride involves you and God. where you go up and down, you start off slow gaining momentum as you go, then you begin to get a rhythm going to where you are able to balance well until you reach the full height of the teeter-totter, at that level you have conquer your fears and master the teeter-totter to where you can maintain a height and enjoy the ride. Well that’s what faith is like, just like being on a teeter-totter, some people never leave the ground, some half way up, most of us teeter on the edge between surviving and thriving, but there are some that make it all the way up and over.

the sky is the limit when you thrive
the sky is the limit when you thrive

Thriving in God

Being a survivor means that you are relying on your ability in the natural to make ends meet, you are still under man’s law. You are saved by grace but you are still operating under the law. The world has become more chaotic and competitive and we are constantly pressured to accomplish more and more making it increasingly more difficult to find pleasure in our life.

Surviving is hard, stressful, tedious, and unfulfilling because its labor intensive, you alone carry the weight so when you do make it, it’s hard to enjoy because you don’t have the time nor the energy and your mind is now focus one way, and that’s on anything that will continually help you to make the money even to the exclusion of yourself and family and that’s sad.

Thriving is were we are operating fully under God’s grace and enjoying life to the fullest, as we take God’s words and promises and apply it daily to our lives we will see the result, which is prosperity in every area of our life. When we rely on God and our trust is in Him and Him alone, we begin to recognize Him as being in control and that He is our Provider, all sufficiency, and the only source of our life.

We know that God is a God of innumerable wealth and His desire for us is to partake of His wealth and get our inheritance so we can thrive on this earth. God doesn’t want us to live with a "barely-get-by" attitude or mentality. He has given us His word and guidelines as to how to live an abundant flouring, blessed, and overflowing life. (John 10:10)

In order to thrive in God you have to have a relationship with Him. Is your relationship with God a dynamic and growing one, or is your faith dry and bland? A relationship with God is never meant to be mundane or boring.

Jesus the promise
Jesus the promise

God’s Promises

We have to be so ever careful not to develop a survival mentality because it will keep us from growing and releasing our faith. When things get difficult it is easy for us to slip back into survival mode. When things are tough it's when we are most tempted to settle where we are and be happy with just “breaking even.” As God’s children we are not supposed to just break-even, we are supposed to break through to new and higher levels in Christ, our Lord. We are supposed to believe for more of God’s promises, favor, increase, and promotion no matter what life circumstances are around us. No matter how difficult things are just grab hold of God’s promises and declare that you are rising higher as you continue to expect His favor and increase. It is then you will see His hands of blessings in your life and you will begin to thrive and live in victory all the days of your life.

God’s promises are sure (2Corth. 1:20). “For the promises of God in Him is YES, and Amen.” God’s promises are guaranteed, in Him, there are no butt’s or maybe’s, He gave His promises and with each one He placed a very strong emphasis on His assurances “I will….”

In order to receive you have to know His promises, believe His promise, claim His promise, and wait on God to fulfill His promises in His timing. Man will let you down but God will lift you up, your circumstances might tear you apart but God will restore you mightier than before if you claim that which is good, acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2) God is faithful.

God promises to take care of us in every situation, He said He’ll provide all our needs. He’ll never leave us nor forsake us, He’ll deliver us from all our afflictions (Psalms 34:19). He said he will not fail us; He will heal us, strengthen us, protect us, and promote us. He also said if you call upon Him he will answer us and show us great and mighty things we have not known or imagined (Jeremiah 33:1&32:27.

If you search the bible you’ll see that there are specific promises for specific needs that He had done and given to people in the bible.

It’s time to rise up and thrive in God’s promises, rejoice for today is the day that the Lord has made and all things are available for you today; not tomorrow - TODAY is your day of blessings, He tells us not to worry about tomorrow it doesn’t belong to us and it will take care of itself, so focus on today.


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    • jagandelight profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida

      6hotfingers3, thanks for stopping in, and yes God is very good.

      How did you arrive at your name? it's very interesting.

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      8 years ago

      Great hub! Thank you for the reminder. God is Good!

    • jagandelight profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Christina.

      Fellowship is very important, and I pray that through our written words about Christ our Lord someone will give their heart to the Lord.

      God bless you.

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      Christina M. Castro 

      8 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      I am so glad to find another sister in the Lord. We need to increase our fellowship even if it is in writing. God is so Awesome and to share him in written word I am thankful. Your message here is very clear and I pray that someone gets saved by it. I look forward to more of your hubs. Christina

    • jagandelight profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi revmjm, thanks for stopping by and yes me too is standing on his promises daily.

      You have really taken off and flying high with all those hubs. I am proud of you.

    • jagandelight profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida

      Treasuresofheaven, I am still learning how to lean on God, and I have a good spiritual base where they teach the truth and faith. you made me laugh with your last comment, I can hear your voice in my head and it match your lovely face. God bless you.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      8 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks for bringing these things to my remembrance. All I can say is that "I'm standing on the promises of God."

    • Treasuresofheaven profile image

      Sima Ballinger 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Well put together! This touched me so much. You sound like one with experience a veteran in God. You speak as one with knowledge and authority. Gone a Preach the Word Sister!

      I love it - Vote UP, Beauty......

    • jagandelight profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida

      Tamarajo, thanks for stopping by. There is a big difference between just surviving and thriving, all of us should opt for thriving, our lives would be so much better.

    • Tamarajo profile image


      8 years ago

      I liked how you distinguished the difference between surviving and thriving and also how you showed how we need to take personal responsibility for the level of growth we achieve in the process of growth.

      A refreshing perspective.

    • jagandelight profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida

      Dave, thanks for stopping by.

      Thriving is a choice to move from where you are and go further. I like the way you put it, thanks again and God bless you.

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Since I cannot choose whether or not I will survive, I choose to thrive while I am alive.

    • jagandelight profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida


      Couldn't have said it any better myself, I like your spirit and conviction in the way you talk, you will go a long way in business. As long as you hold on to God the sky is the limit.

      Thanks for the support.

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      Joshua Heller 

      8 years ago

      I could not agree more. Great article.

      Jesus said...

      "I am come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)

      Life is meant to be abundant. Life is not meant to be a struggle. We are children of a King. As such we are heirs to his riches. We are meant to thrive.


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