We’re told to forget about our past, to leave it behind, to not dwell on what cannot be changed. This advice should be heeded because to live in a place that cannot be redecorated or redesigned is eventually tiresome and fruitless. However, sometimes, we run too fast away from the place where we should really be sitting on the steps and learning, growing, and becoming. Our failures which we all have but rarely like to talk about are a significant part of who we are. We wouldn’t be where we are or who we are without it. No, we shouldn’t live there, but yes, we should embrace what was. The past should be a point of reference, not a place of residence.
LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.
“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.”
— Jim Rohn
Some people are born smart, but most people who are smart trained themselves to be that way. If you think you can’t be smart because you weren’t born that way, try developing some daily rituals that will help you to learn and improve.
Being smart isn’t just about book knowledge from sitting in a classroom or attending a seminar. Being smart is also pushing yourself to be better, challenging yourself to do better, and putting in the effort and time to improve. Read more…
1 Timothy 4:15 (NLT)
Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if perfection and instant transformation just washed over us as soon as we entered into new life in Jesus Christ? From that very moment onward, we wouldn’t have to worry about temptation or falling into sin, or renewing our minds daily or any of those things that are necessary in the believer’s life. We would be perfect and then there would really be no need for us to continue living on earth. Read more…
“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
— Tom Bodett
When you’re a child, your parents pretty much stick up for you, comfort you in hard times, and cover for you when you get into the slightest messes. When you’re a teenager, your friends do the same things for you and you for them. But when you’re 20-something, you really learn how difficult things can be. You know at this time in your life, you need to be mature because you’re not a kid or a teenager anymore — you’re an adult. Read more…