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God is a relational God. We are created in His image, so we are relational as well.
The road to success:
Relationships in our lives are important towards our success or failure in our lives. At Legacy Church we believe that everyone needs to grow relationships as they take their spiritual journey. Whom we surround ourselves with, whom we let into our inner circle who influence our decisions, could be the difference between success and failure. Even Jesus had an inner circle — Peter, James, and John (Mark 5:37, Mark 14:32-33, Luke 8:51, Luke 9:28).
The unequal yoke:
Whom we take our counsel from is equally important to our overall well-being. God desires that we are not unequally yoked with the wrong people. As Christians we are not to be yoked with unbelievers (2 Cor. 6:14-18 NASB). Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial? The answer is, None! We are to reach out to the sinner and believe that God will touch their heart and they will repent, but we are not to hang out with them and allow them to influence our lives.
In this last election, I am so shocked at how many people who call themselves Christians voted for people who believe in killing our babies and in sodomy, then go to church and worship God who is against all of that. Either He is Lord of all, or not Lord at all. The word of God should have a major influence on all aspects of our lives — all — not some. We are either for Him or against Him. No middle ground.
We must take the word of God seriously and build bridges that are going somewhere, instead of building bridges to nowhere.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7:54 AM CDT
Regret is stronger than gratitude. Did you know the dead receive more flowers than the living?
The rut of regret:
Regret is defined as: a feeling often accompanied by sadness, shame, and guilt. Regret is when you wish you had done things diferently in your past. It is a robber of life and enjoyment. It leaves us feeling bad about ourselves and really does steal our joy. So, regret is powerful, and so many get stuck there.
Learn from the past:
We cannot go back in our past and do things over. Our decisions are our decisions. The thing we can do is learn from them so we don’t continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. We should learn from our mistakes as well as from our successes. We all have to learn to move forward and not live in the past. Being grateful, I believe, will help us do that.
Gratitude is defined as: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude is more than feeling thankful for something: it is more like a deeper appreciation for someone (or something) which produces longer lasting positivity and peace of mind. We should be so grateful to God for His forgiveness and His kindness. The Lord is near the heartbroken and He saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sins) (Psalm 34:18 AMP). If you have blown it living in your past mistakes, if you have been crushed in your heart and mind, repent for whatever part you had in it. God will heal your heart and mind.
Let’s learn and practice gratitude. It will cause our lives to be better.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 7:44 AM CDT
How to Sabotage Your Own Success
Success happens on purpose, and you have to cultivate it to experience it; but for some, they have wrong thinking; therefore, they don’t experience it as they could.
Self-defeating thinking is one of the culprits that keep us from achieving and being more successful in our lives. Here are some characteristics of people who have self-defeating thinking:
- The people who think this way are stuck in a cycle of bitterness, depression, anger, and cynicism.
- They don’t feel as if they are worth anything and constantly feel overwhelmed.
- They begin things, but never finish them because if they actually finished a task, they would feel better about themselves and have a sense of accomplishment.
- They refuse help or assistance.
These people are the same way in relationships because they won’t allow themselves to ever feel good about themselves, so they fail over and over again. We have to break out of this cycle before it destroys any more lives. Once we recognize this type of mentality, we can correct it. We must realize that we are worth something and have value. It’s OK to feel good about ourselves and who we are as people.
Let go of unforgiveness and blaming others for your life. Move forward from where you are and remember that, from time to time, all of us need help. Don’t allow yourself to sabotage your own success.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 8:36 AM CDT
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