Find Value In Daily Battles

The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.
(Corinthians 10:3-6)

“Below the line” (victim) forces are currently my toughest daily challenges. If someone else has a bad attitude, complains, or makes nearly every excuse known to mankind, (and they’re often quite convincing), it’s easy to fall “below the line” with them.

Influence is ridiculously powerful! We, in whatever way, will each be influenced by someone else or even ourselves. This happens daily.

I have begun to change the way I look at screw-ups…by asking questions…

1. What can I learn from this “below the line” influence?

2. What can I do daily to strengthen my mind muscles into a lifestyle of “above the line” (winner thinking) actions?

Naomi Cohen     

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