Put a frog into a vessel fill with water and start heating the water.
As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjust its body temperature accordingly.
The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog cannot adjust anymore. At this point the frog decides to jump out.
The frog tries to jump but it is unable to do so because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature.
Very soon the frog dies.
What killed the frog?
Think about it!
I know many of us will say the boiling water. But the truth about what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when to jump out.
We all need to adjust with people & situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust & when we need to move on. There are times when we need to face the situation and take appropriate actions.
If we allow people to exploit us
physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually or mentally they will continue to do so.
Let us decide when to jump!
Let’s jump while we still have the strength.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.”
—Sugar Ray Robinson
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
LITTLE EYES WATCHING
Many, if not most, parents have found themselves red-faced when their little one innocently shares something embarrassing Mom or Dad did or said when they believed it hadn’t been seen or heard.
Dads should never assume that their little ones aren’t watching and listening. They are, and the things they see and hear go a long way toward shaping the kind of adults they will become.
Make no mistake, your kids are watching and listening to…
• How you talk (is it the same at home as it is in church?)
• How you treat your wife (do you lead as a servant?)
• Your consumption of various entertainment media (are you careful to watch movies and television shows that reflect a heart for godly standards?)
• Your behavior at home (are you careful not to abuse or over-use alcohol? Is your speech the same everywhere you go?)
• Your walk with the Lord (do your kids see you praying and reading your Bible?)
Whether or not they know it, fathers set the examples their children are likely to follow—in the short term and as they grow to adulthood. In other words, they are in the process of making little copies of themselves that grow to be big copies.
The greatest gift a father can give his children is to be the kind of man God has called him to be.