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When we serve the Lord, that means living life the way He says to, having a great work ethic. As Christians, we should be the best employees. Even ungodly employers should seek after Christian people because of their work ethic.
As unto the Lord:
The Bible does say whatever you do in word or deed, do everything as unto the Lord. How we treat people, how we raise our children, how we talk, and how we think should be dictated by God’s word (the Bible). The only way this is really going to happen — where we see not temporary fixes to our life but permanent ones — is to seek Him, serve Him wholeheartedly.
Wholeheartedly means with complete sincerity and commitment; genuinely, enthusiastically, energetically. This is the way we should seek and serve Him. It will lead to greater success in our lives — true success, lasting success — if we will seek Him wholeheartedly, expressing our wholehearted support for God’s ways. The only way we truly know His ways is to know His word. He knows what we need and how we receive His blessings. We just need to seek Him wholeheartedly — purposing to do His will and His word, wherever we go and whatever we do.
Halfheartedly means without enthusiasm or energy; lacking heart, spirit, or interest. How are you seeking Him: wholeheartedly or halfheartedly?
Your choice — it’s either one or the other.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:58 AM CDT
Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness, an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Resilience is a skill that can and should be developed. It will improve your ability to deal with life’s setbacks.
Characteristics of resilience:
Resilient people are aware of situations, their own emotional reactions, and the behavior of those around them.
Another characteristic of resilience is the understanding that life is full of challenges. This is one skill that will help us move forward and succeed in life.
Resilience gives you a sense of control. Do you perceive yourself as having control over your own life, or are you constantly blaming outside sources for failures and problems? What we need to understand is that all of us have the ability to make choices that will affect our situation, our ability to cope, and our future.
Resilient people are able to find solutions to life’s setbacks — they never give up or quit. They take the hit and then see the solution and move forward. They will identify as a survivor, not a victim.
The opposite of being resilient is being depressed or constantly unhappy, being hard, inflexible, rigid. We are developing skills, characteristics, whether we realize it or not. The question is, “Are we developing the skill of being depressed, the skill of unhappiness, or the skill of being resilient?” The choice is yours. Are you rigid, or do you roll with the punches? Are you inflexible or flexible, willing to change? Your call.
I pray you make the right decision.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 7:55 AM CDT
We live in a world where we have so many options.
If you want a soda, does that mean Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Sprite, etc.? If you want a restaurant, do you want steak, Italian food, Mexican food, Chinese food, etc.? It’s the same thing with buying shoes or clothes. We are presented with so many options that at times it is difficult to make a decision.
Indecision means: the inability to make decisions quickly; a wavering between two or more possible courses of action.
Indecision is paralyzing, and our decisions do determine our destiny. So, we had better make the right ones. There is so much pressure that every decision seems to be life or death. It’s just not true. Sure, some decisions are more important than others, and we won’t get them all right. When we blow it, we are to learn from it and grow. But we have to make decisions every day, and the worst place, most frustrating place, to be is in the place of indecision.
So, what are we to do? Firstly, let’s realize as Christians we have the word of God to help lead and guide us, to go to for direction. It is our map to lead us to the right path. It will help us make decisions. Secondly, don’t attempt to make a lot of decisions at once. Deal with one thing at a time and begin limiting your options. This will help you make decisions.
Along with the Bible, believing it enough to do it, act on it, will always be the best guide in making sound decisions — decisions that will bless us.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 7:53 AM CDT