If I'm doing what I believe God would want me to do, does it really matter what anyone else thinks about it? Most of my life, I was so wrapped up in what everybody else thought about me, that I literally let it keep me from doing what I knew in my heart was Right. We all have opinions in our heads & we all have facts in our hearts... I need to listen to the Right One. The goal for today: don't allow people's opinions to outweigh God's facts! Have a great day everybody!
There are reasons people don't sleep at night. There are reasons people feel angry, lonely, anxious, depressed & exhausted. The strange part is, the reasons are never what we think & are rarely what smart people tell us. When someone knows the real reasons for our problems... they offer solutions that actually work. The goal for today: let "Does it work?"... be the deciding factor in whether or not a solution or treatment is accurate! Have a great day everybody!
If just reading these messages inspires you, imagine how inspiring it might be to live them... to actually put this stuff into practice in your daily life. Imagine a world where people actually live like this... now that's inspiring! And this has become one of my favorite statements: before I say... "That will never happen"... I should make sure that I am not the reason it will never happen. The goal for today: live Right & encourage others to do the same, because this CAN happen! Have a great day everybody!
I am thankful to those who have helped me & those who have let me help them. Everyone will have their moments when they need help & everyone will have their opportunities to help others. I couldn't have turned my life around without help & I can't keep it turned around without giving that same help out freely to others. The goal for today: be grateful for the Brotherhood of Man... because what could be more important than that! Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great day everybody!
Material achievements mean nothing if I don't like who I am on the inside. If I'm lonely, anxious, depressed & sad; worse yet, if I'm selfish, resentful, dishonest & afraid... then that big promotion at work doesn't really mean much. It's time to stop saying 'It's what's inside that matters'... if I don't really believe it. The goal for today: honestly & genuinely, believe & understand, that being a good person on the inside is the ONLY thing that matters! Have a great day everybody!
It's impossible for me to be angry without hurting someone. The problem is that I'm hurting a lot more than just the person I'm angry at. I'm hurting myself... I'm hurting my family... my friends... my co-workers. If I'm angry, I can't be happy... & if I'm not happy, I'm hurting the people around me. Anger is always destructive & therefore... never justifiable. The goal for today: free myself & everybody else from my anger! Have a great day everybody!
There is a very interesting Principle in life that reminds me that I can literally accomplish anything that I set my mind to. If I am determined enough... nothing & no one can stop me from achieving my goals. Unfortunately, it works both ways. If I am unwilling to do what is required of me... nothing & no one can force me to succeed. The goal for today: make the decision to succeed at life & then do whatever it takes to achieve that success! Have a great day everybody!
"God has given us dominion over all things" ~Emmet Fox. I no longer allow other people to control my life. I have regained control of my thoughts, my feelings & my actions. If someone lies to me, I can use the brains God gave me to decide whether or not I believe them. If someone treats me poorly, I can choose exactly how I'm going to feel about it. And once I'm thinking & feeling right, my actions will take care of themselves. The goal for today: think Love, feel Love, give Love! Have a great day everybody!
Why didn't I believe in miracles... cause they weren't happening? Or, was it my disbelief that kept them from happening? Is the absence of miracles proof that they don't exist... or does that simply prove that we don't believe? A lack of faith never got me anywhere good, so I decided to try the opposite. Now I have a truck load of faith & an infinitely better life than I had before. Still not perfect, but definitely headed in the Right direction. The goal for today: believe! Have a great day everybody!
"Nobody's perfect"... isn't a good enough reason to not 'try' to be. I know the things I say sometimes sound like I expect people to be perfect or that I think I'm perfect, but neither of those are accurate. I don't expect people to be perfect... but I do expect them to try. I'm certainly not perfect... but I do expect myself to try. The goal for today: don't tell myself I can't be perfect & don't beat myself up when I'm not... simply try to be! Have a great day everybody!