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|ing mywork days and work hours per day, trying to find that which I was capable |
of being successful at. Eventually ... I read a quote from H.Jackson Brown, Jr. that
said, Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best. That's all
|In YOUR BEST LIFE NOW Osteen says, "I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow what I'm believing about myself right now. God sees us as more than conquerors, able to fulfill our destiny.|
|We can also be tempted to believe that God loves us only when we do things |
right or when we are experiencing His blessings of ... God's "best for us"
sometimes doesn't feel like our "best for us". In an effort to fill our desire for our "
best", we take it upon ourselves to bypass God's plans and "make something ...
We may even try to relieve the pain of life by engaging in the temporary
pleasures of this world.
|Why Most Christians Aren't Living the Abundant Life Jesus Promised, and How |
You Can! Jeff Brewer. everything that is in us to stop doing the things we know
He doesn't want us to do. This is step one in the cycle of sin: trying our best to be
holy. And usually ... We have tried our best to be the kind of person God wants us
to be and we've failed. We remove ... We know that we need to be exactly like
|Equanimity For those of us who have done yoga before, we know that there are |
good yoga classes and not-so-good yoga classes. ... Try to hold your composure
through thick and thin and you'll end up more satisfied with your life and yourself
because you'll realize ... Compassion Good yoga teachers always remind their
students that it doesn't matter how perfectly we do each posture, only that we try
|Talk about a way of life that tells humans, the ultimate social animal, that we do |
not need other people in our lives. It is horrifying. The problem with our
materialistic lifestyle is that it feeds only our most superficial needs and leaves
our deepest ... In the end it doesn't take us where we want to go or get us intimate
in a way that makes the darkest nights seem a little bit ... However, despite our
best intentions and great sacrifices, sometimes the things we do in the short run
are not the things ...
|We love the legends on which we were weaned: Go, achieve, stake your claim, |
get to the first-down sticks. ... Resolve to enter your house unhaunted by ghosts,
with only your alertness and affection to guide you. ... Sure, the devotion of the
madding crowd might be nice, but the real opportunity, our best chance to matter,
isn't out there in the marketplace; ... He doesn't need answers because the
questions are so much fun. ... Well, try fatherhood without having a lot of ideas
|Antidote thought: We don't need all the answers The metaphors abound. The |
suspension ... See it for what it is your best chance! STRESSFUL ... "If only we'
d stop trying to be happy," wrote novelist Edith Wharton, "we'd have a pretty good
time." ... Bring back the autocratic father who loves his children with everything
he's got but doesn't feel that third graders should be part of the family brain trust.
|And I know it is imperative that the people with the greatest need continue to sow. |
Victoria and I ... That means the first tenth of your income doesn't belong to you ...
First, it would be foolish to try to rob God; and second, you need to get some seed
in the ground. ... The Scripture says that when we tithe, God not only opens up
the windows of heaven, but He will rebuke the devourer for your sake.Z That ...
|When we try to deal with the curses in our lives, we often end up cutting off the |
branches without dealing with the root of the tree. ... It doesn't do any good to tell
her to Stop sleeping around and stop throwing yourself at men, because that
advice is only dealing with her behaviors; it isn't dealing with the thing ... We need
more than just good advice; we need Jesus to break the habit of iniquity in our