Hoping and Enduring (Matthew 10)

Jesus sent out the twelve apostles to preach the gospel and minister to the people.  He warned them of the possibility of persecution and encouraged them.  Jesus also told them to not be afraid, because their faithfulness will be rewarded.

It is easy to lose hope in the moment.  At times, the world looks bleak and the mission appears to be failing.  Some people will even mock your efforts.

It is important to remember, there is a bigger picture that we cannot see.  It’s like looking a few puzzle pieces and trying to understand what they represent.

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God knows how each piece fits together.  What I do is only one piece of the puzzle and what you do is another piece.  In time each piece will come together and the entire picture will be known.

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When you feel discouraged and it seems hopeless, remember you are only seeing a piece of the puzzle.  With hope and endurance, continue your good work and know the picture will be revealed in time.

 

 

Who Moved My Cheese?

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I have read, “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson several times and each time I benefit from it.

The focus of the book is on how to deal with constant change in our lives.  It’s a short book, easy to read, and easy to understand.  The concepts are simple, yet profound.

The main points are:

  • Change happens
  • Anticipate change
  • Monitor change
  • Adapt to change quickly
  • Change
  • Enjoy change
  • Be ready to change quickly and enjoy it again and again

Disabled and Strong

Living with a disability can break you and leave you feeling weak.  However, it can also make you stronger.  It depends on how you react to the disability.

  • If you face challenges caused by your disability with a positive attitude and determination, you will get stronger.
  • If you learn to overcome obstacles, instead of quitting, you will get stronger.
  • If you develop resourcefulness and use that to succeed in your daily life, you will get stronger.

If you have a disability, don’t let it destroy you.  Instead use it to make yourself stronger.