When you believe you can’t………Two words will change it all…But God!
When we grow weak in our faith and hope…….But God!
When we and others are in disbelief….But God!
When death seems easier than life….But God!
When your reality seems bigger than your dreams…..But God!
All else will fail But God never will!
As we celebrate the 1st day of a new year and prepare ourselves to witness an influx of resolutions by so many well intentioned people, let us also get ready to witness the majority of those same people fail to keep any of those resolutions for even a full month of the year.
I’m not trying to be a negative force on anyone’s free-will, but year after year the same thing rings true of so many; they just can’t stick with what they plan.
I personally don’t make new year resolutions. I go about my life making improvements along the way as needed, without ever mentioning my plans to the general public.
So, to all of you who are seeking to make positive changes in your lives for the new year, I simply say, “do it!”
You can lead a horse to water and drown him in an attempt to make him drink or you can let him make the decision to drink on his own.
Personally, I would choose to allow him to drink on his own because he knows just how thirsty he is and can intake what he needs.
The moral is: You can force people to accept your will or you can leave them be. It’s best to allow them to make their own decisions because they are the ones who have to live with the decisions and not you.
Some people learn best by realizing where they failed and never repeating those same steps ever again and others represent the true meaning of insanity by repeating the same failing actions over and over again while expecting a different outcome and never receiving it.
I would choose true spiritual growth over all else, because it’s the one thing God is pleased with and it will never produce hate, envy, greed, lust, destructive anger, or arrogance.
Humble yourselves in the site of The Lord and He will lift you up, especially if you are studying to show yourselves approved a workman unto God who need not be ashamed rightfully discerning the word of truth.
For those of you who give gifts to receive one, start giving the gift of Christ every day by sharing the gospel with those who don’t know Him and in return you will have done exactly what you are suppose to do.
That’s the right reason for the season and not those material gifts that have become a common replacement for Christ. Christ is important daily and not just for Christmas!
Be blessed and enjoy this holiday season.
We often stunt our growth by allowing dead or non-nurturing limbs to stay attached to our lives. These limbs not only tend to hinder the life of one person but often infect and choke out the entire tree if they are not pruned away from time to time.
These infected limbs care very little about the state of the foundation of the inherited tree because their main focus is to suck the life out of everything they are even remotely attached to. These limbs see no reason to open up their leaves and absorb sunlight to provide energy to the tree and are only concerned about themselves and what they can absorb from others.
Most people find it difficult to cut off nonproductive, leeching friends and family members and often revert to continuous enabling of their leeching ways………I’m thankful I don’t have that problem. Some people consider my actions as void of love or consideration, but those same people never realize that their selfish expectations of me render them as the disingenuous ones. These leeches waddle in a world void of self-actualization and will never reach their full potential of being productive citizens in our society. It’s really easy to identify these leeches because they are the people who find it hard to step outside of their fantasy worlds and realize that they are often the common denominator in all of the problems that persist in their world and everyone else’s they have infected.
- Mental Leeches
- Money Leeches
- Emotional Leeches
- Vain Leeches
- Greed Leeches
- Hypocritical Leeches
- Fake Leeches
- Time Leeches
- Attention Leeches
- Sympathy Leeches
- Growth Leeches
- Respect of Choice Leeches
- Love Leeches
- Spiritual Leeches
Being able to cut harmful/toxic people out of your life is easy when you love and respect yourself.
Most people who hurt others do so because they’ve been damaged from hurt themselves, and never get the proper help they need. These are the people who build a legacy of hurt that continues to pay it’s harmfulness forward.
My younger adult life was riddled with toxic people and it took several significant emotional events for me to realize I had to cut them loose.
Thankfully God stayed with me when I was going through my youth.
Progress and maturity = Healthy me.