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3 RULES FOR LIVING

Posted by admin October - 11 - 2011 - Tuesday

I like to share things with others that impact me. If the Lord uses it to motivate, encourage or just cause me to think about things… then I’ve learned that He wants me to “pass it on!” This is from my daily devotion booklet, The Word for You Today by Bob Gass ministries. I hope the words inspire you!

To succeed in life (doing it the right way), you must do 3 things: 1- Decide what’s important. We have to prioritize our life. I heard a pastor say once, “if you want to really know what’s important in a person’s life, look at his checkbook and his datebook!” Where we spend our money and our time tells us what our real priorities in life are. The story goes of a family who moved to the country to escape city life. They bought a ranch to raise cattle. One day a friend visited and asked what they’d name the ranch. The father said, “I wanted to call it the Flying-W, but my wife wanted to call it the Suzy-Q. One of our sons liked the Bar-J, but our daughter preferred the Lazy-Y. So we compromised and just combined all 4 names.” The friend asked, “How are your cattle doing?” Dad replied, “We don’t have any. They didn’t survive the branding!” Come on folks— decide what’s important to you.

2- Prioritize your time. Too many of us are like the store owner who got so busy trying to keep the place clean that he forgot to open the front door. The reason someone’s in business is to serve customers and make a profit… not get distracted by secondary things. I LOVE the saying: “The MAIN THING is to keep the MAIN THING, the main thing!” You need to base your life’s decisions on your priorities. And, if you need help figuring out what your priorities are, ask God: “For the Lord God gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Prov. 2:6)

3- Learn to motivate yourself! WOW!!! This is sooooo important. Why? Because most times, nobody else will. When tragedy struck his life, we read: “David encouraged himself in the Lord.” (1 Sam. 30:6) We need to learn to do this too. In the Book of Jude, he writes: “Building up yourselves… praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude, vs. 20). To succeed in life you must learn to encourage yourself, pray and with God’s Strength… He will build you up. Don’t try to do it alone. Jesus is there to help us all along the way.

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