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When we make mistakes, when we blow it, when we fail — because we all will — we cannot allow these mistakes to define who we are.
Failure is not the end:
Failure is not the end if we are willing to follow Jesus. Life is worth living. We will all blow it from time to time — no one is perfect. When we do, we have hope because of what Jesus did for us.
Don’t go back to failures:
When we walk with Jesus and then walk away (backslide), we tend to go back to our failure. We tend to go right back and do the things we used to do. We don’t fall back to something new but something we have been delivered from. So, we must be aware of this so we don’t get deceived.
Curve balls come from nowhere:
Life will throw us a curve ball at times. Things come out of nowhere. They catch us off guard and, if it is painful enough, can sidetrack us. We begin to blame God somehow, and when we do, we will go back to our old life. It is sad that if things don’t go the way we want, we will walk away from God. We don’t have to — we choose to.
So, let us all realize as followers of Jesus we will be loyal to Him — our whole. Because of the price He paid for our sins, life is worth living.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 7:24 AM CDT
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