When you talk, you only repeat what you already know. If you listen, you may learn something.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
Never let your failures get to your heart and never let your success get to your head
Accept your past without regrets. Handle your present with confidence. Face your future without fear.
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
And most importantly:
Just because you can’t see the air doesn’t mean you stop breathing. And just because you can’t see God doesn’t mean you stop believing.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
“To be successful, you must accept the challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.”–Mike Gafka
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.”–Dale Carnegie
“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to meet your goals.”–Booker T. Washington
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THE POWER OF PURPOSE
But I want you to know, Brethren , that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. PHILIPPIANS 1:12–14
Paul might have been forgiven had he chosen to take a little sabbatical as he sat in prison, awaiting his trial. Yet he used even this opportunity to advance the gospel. Paul was a leader who never drifted from his mission. He determined to leave his mark wherever he went. How did Paul’s sense of purpose keep him in the battle as he sat in prison?
What did he learn behind bars? Consider the following:
A purpose will motivate you.
A purpose will keep your priorities straight.
A purpose will develop your potential.
A purpose will give you power to live in the present.
A purpose will help you evaluate your progress.