Monday, July 13, 2009

listen to all it's powerful!

Gooooood stuff!

What's the Worst that Can Happen?

I love what Mark Twain said, "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, most of which, never happened." I think it's safe to say that I've feared far more things than have actually happened in my life. What a shame.

Fear paralyzes progress. Fear keeps you in bad jobs. Fear keeps you single. Fear keeps you in the same town your whole life. Fear keeps you from following your God-given dreams.
Every morning, I have to spend at least 30 minutes praying and banishing fear from my life. It slowly creeps up on me each day and blankets me in the mornings.

What's interesting is that whenever I imagine the scenario of my worst fears coming true... it's not actually that bad. =) Honestly, it simplifies my life.
I was talking to a pastor the other day who is on his second church plant. He said that failing was a gift from God because it taught him that he didn't have all that much to fear.

Not a sermon. Just a blog post.

Just a thought!!

"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it" (1 Cor. 10:13).

Heres to you that are going through a desert. Don't mind the hard time, but remember to embrace it and grow.

The above verse is not to cause you to think okay, it's going to be okay. Instead analyze you and your life and think, while i know God will never pile on to much or over tempt me am i doing it to myself. You see He doesn't we do.

If you are in that spot, desert, ditch, or whatever, stop and think is it my pile of crap messing me up, or is it Gods test in my life, James 1:2. You'll know this by what it's producing.

Practical things!

It really is hard to look down on others when we realized how absolutely screwed we would be without Jesus!

The ONLY difference between a non-Christian and a Christian is JESUS…that’s IT!!! If we lose sight of that–we lose sight of what He REALLY did for us on the cross!

We should confront people because we love them…not to feel better about ourselves (that would be self righteousness!)

from what I’ve experienced…those who seem to be obsessed with the “sins” of others are often that way to keep from dealing with their own sins!

Jesus did say we are not to judge one another…but He didn’t say we were not to confront one another!