It’s good to take time to rest every once in a while. In this fast paced world, God can give us peace, clarity, and… https://t.co/YCpzZOHQzt
This one works in many situations.
Don’t take fitness advice from people who are out of shape.
Don’t take parenting advice from people who have unruly kids.
Don’t take marital advice from people with dysfunctional relationships.
It’s not that we can’t learn something from those who’ve made mistakes in life. But we should look at the fruit of a person’s life before we allow them to speak into our own.
As Plato said, “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” “Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.” (Proverbs 18:2 NIV)
#advice #unsolicitedadvice #lifeadvice #opinions
“Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.” (Proverbs 26:20 NLT)
Have you heard someone talking about someone else lately? Maybe a co-worker was talking about another co-worker. Perhaps your sister was complaining about your dad. Maybe your golfing buddy couldn’t stop sharing his frustration with you about a shared acquaintance.
We know that we shouldn’t talk badly about people. Most of our parents taught us that if we don’t have something nice to say, we shouldn’t say it at all. But few of us know that we shouldn’t “listen” badly about people. While we might be able to control what we say, it’s harder to control what we listen to.
We are part of the problem when we allow people to spew negative things about other people. Whether we are the one doing the talking, or the one doing the listening, we are putting wood on the fire of gossip.
Gossip is a dangerous thing. It can destroy relationships. It can destroy reputations.
Do the right thing. When gossip begins, walk away. When gossip begins, stop it from continuing. Honor other people even when they aren’t around.
If you find yourself drawn to gossip like a moth to a flame, remember this: If they talk about others TO you, they’ll talk to others ABOUT you.
SMALL BEGINNINGS = MIGHTY ENDINGS
We’ve all been discouraged about our progress in life. Maybe you haven’t lost as much weight as you’d hoped. Maybe your marriage problems haven’t been fixed as quickly as you wanted. Perhaps your boss has given you a short window of time to show improvement.
Do you keep failing in the same areas in life? Feel like you can’t master that skill, can’t master that addiction? Don’t give up on the process that yields the promise.
Your small business might start off with only a few dozen customers, but it must start somewhere. If you wait to have a mailing list of 10,000 people to get started, you’ll never actually start. If you focus on the 100 yards you must cover, you won’t even try to move the first five.
The Bible says, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work BEGIN.” (Zechariah 4:10 NLT). START somewhere today. The keyword is START. Don’t wait for the right conditions because they don’t exist. Don’t hesitate until you are assured victory because you won’t win EVERY battle.
You might gain those five yards only to lose three more. Keep moving forward. True success isn’t measured by the yards you haven’t gained, but by the inches you have attained.
#success #motivation #process
Honored and excited that Mia and I get to minister at RHEMA’s Summer Blitz next week! We know God is going to do some amazing things. @varsityyouth #rhema #summerblitz2019
“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:10 NLT #love #follow #repost #mondaymotivation
This beautiful couple though! They wanted to start their wedding ceremony with a little worship, and I had the best seat in the house. Love you guys. #worship #weddingday
“”Unsearchable” literally means riches that can never be [fully] explored. You can form no estimate of them, and never get to the end of your investigation. There is a boundless continent, a world, a universe of riches that still lies before you, when you have carried your search to the limits of possibility.” - A. T. Pierson (1837-1911) #riches #allsufficient #supply #grace
“And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I’ve set up between me and everything living on the Earth.”” Genesis 9:17 MSG #rainbow #promises #follow #repost #tuesdaythoughts
New blog post about our prayers during a tragedy. Link in bio.
Wishing you and yours a very happy, safe, and blessed Independence Day. God bless America! #merica #4thofjuly #freedom #independence #follow #repost
It’s good to take time to rest every once in a while. In this fast paced world, God can give us peace, clarity, and purpose. Be still, and know that I am God!” Psalms 46:10 NLT
• Nothing like a fresh coat of paint to renew something. • “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 NIV #follow #repost #tuesdaythoughts
“I don’t know what’s keeping you up at night or making you stay under the covers all day. But I do know Jesus is on your side. He is fighting for you and He has won.” - Louie Giglio #goliathMUSTfall
“But he said, “If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise.”” Luke 19:40 MSG #worship #repost #follow #mondaymotivation
Final night with these world changers. Here we go!
Camp games! Human foosball.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 NLT #follow #repost #thursdaythoughts #worry