The likelihood that you’re right is not increased by the intensity of your conviction.
Real friends help you feel worthy and make you want to be better.
When you’re in a hole, stop digging.
Don’t confuse fun with fulfillment or pleasure with happiness.
Refusing to let go of a grudge is refusing to use the key that will set you free.
Hating hurts you more than the person you hate.
Counting on luck is counting on random chance; your odds are much better when you plan and work.
It’s better to be kind than clever.
Don’t underestimate the power of persistence.
The easy way is rarely the best way.
It’s much easier to burst someone else’s bubble than to blow up your own.
You can’t avoid pain, but you can avoid suffering.
Self-pity is a losing strategy; it repels others and weakens you.
Shortcuts usually produce short success.
Control your attitude or it will control you.
It’s more important to be significant than successful.
The world is waiting for you to heal it.
Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you busy but it never gets you anywhere. ~Joyce Meyer
so so TRUE!!!
[see Matthew 6:25-34 (do NOT worry)]
“’Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? ‘ So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’” For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” [Matthew 6:25-33 NKJV]
when God is WITH you, you WALK on what others are DROWNING IN and you REST in places where others COULDN’T SURVIVE ONE NIGHT…
“With my WHOLE HEART I have sought YOU [LORD]; Oh, let me NOT wander from Your COMMANDMENTS!” Psalms 119:10
I’m looking forward to a day full of FAVOR, that will SURPASS ANY and ALL frustrations that may come my way…
I’m looking forward to a day full of PURPOSE, that will OUTWEIGH people, place or problems that would to distract me…
I’m looking forward to a day that will cause me to SMILE about EVERYTHING OVER being SAD about ANYTHING…
THANK YOU, Lord, in advance for THIS DAY!
if you CONTINUALLY MEASURE the POTENTIAL of your FUTURE by the FAILURE(S) of your PAST, you WILL MISS OUT on GOD’S BEST for you! REMEMBER, DON’T focus on YOUR past, but instead, on JESUS’ past [hint: He DIED on the Cross so you could HAVE LIFE, and LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY]!!
“THE ENEMY” [your OPPOSITION] is ANYBODY [your FAMILY, your "CLOSE" FRIENDS, or your ENEMIES] who’s going to get you KILLED [bring you OUT of the Will of God or make you FALL], NO MATTER which “SIDE” [GOD'S or the WORLD'S] he’s on…
~Joseph Heller- quote from Catch-22 [& Ebony Clay]
having a renewed M.I.N.D. simply means that [M]y [I]ntellect [N]eeded [D]eliverance so that I could take on the MIND of CHRIST…
“The person WITHOUT the Spirit does NOT accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and can NOT understand them because they are discerned ONLY through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is NOT subject to MERELY human judgments, for, ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.” 1 Corinthians 2:14-16
a NEW beginning REQUIRES an ENDING to the OLD [behaviors & habits]… don’t be AFRAID to GIVE UP [SURRENDER it & SUBMIT it to GOD] what’s FAMILIAR [COMFORTABLE, PLEASURABLE to your FLESH]… it could be FATAL [DEADLY] to your FUTURE!
~Paula White [& Ebony Clay]