We can justify, we can excuse or even come up with ten great reasons why we did something. What it really comes down to is our motive – the little thing that only God (and sometimes ourselves) can see.
I doubt any two people have exactly the same perception of God. As I progress through life, my perception of God changes. Does that mean God changed?
What’s the value of bickering? We haven’t changed who God is.
Cloud suggest we “Never again return to what hasn’t worked.” That is, unless you, it, or the other person has changed in some way that’s moving forward and not repeating what happened before. Merely wishing or thinking it’s better won’t change the outcome unless something changes.
A false god has no life, except the life we give it.
It’s simple: If you’re doing a right thing, don’t give up!
Trials are part of it, just because it was hard the first time doesn’t mean it’s time to quit or stop trying. Some of the best things in life are the result of many times of trying and failing.
Call that customer again.
Run through the process and steps again.
Choose to treat someone well, even if they didn’t show you the same courtesy.
I’m comforted today knowing God knows me better than I know myself. I can trust Him for a future I know nothing about. I can dream and plan and take steps for a productive life; but if I don’t hear God’s voice every day, my life will lack purpose.
We all want to be known by others for something we’ve done. It’s okay to want this, but not okay to let it drive us, or we’ll do some stupid things. Sometimes famous people do crazy things because they desperately want to be known for something.
So often we look up and time has passed us by. The things we promised ourselves we’d accomplish and the deeds we told others we’d do get left undone. Before we know it, days have become weeks, and weeks months, and months years.