Okay, I turned 47 (yes, 47—what? That’s not old!) yesterday and I’ve certainly learned, or realized, a lot more than 47 things in my 47 years. But, as I was reflecting on my life and some of my lessons, or realizations, these 47 things easily came to mind randomly. See how many resonate with you. [Read more…]
I had another one of my dreams last night. In my dream I was an apprentice for this really rich and nice looking guy. He was famous for many things, but especially for his “grind.” Everything he did seemed to be related to work and he was very successful. It seemed like he never slept. So as his apprentice, I did whatever he said—any hour of the day or night…and then I finally saw him sleep. When he woke up, he asked me, “Why isn’t this done?” Keep in mind, I worked the entire time he slept, doing exactly what he asked, to the best of my ability. I had not had any sleep. I had not had a break. And he had the nerve to ask why I wasn’t done?
I went slap off.
Are you really ready? How many times have we said we are ready for a new job, new house, new car, more money, or the right man? A gazillion right? When the truth of the matter is, we’re not ready.
We just ain’t ready.
I’ve said it many times before: your wanting something does not make you ready for it. And just because you have wanted it for a long time doesn’t mean you are prepared for it. [Read more…]
Be happy where you are. Philippians 4:11 teaches “…be content in whatever situation….” I have struggled with this for years! I know it’s hard when you have a job that you either don’t like or you just feel like you should be doing something else. You feel like you will just do it to get by. But the danger in that is that you end up feeling like you are wasting your life. You end up not appreciating your job, the people you work with, and sometimes you end up not even appreciating the paycheck. [Read more…]
Do you find yourself in a lot of senseless arguments? Maybe you argue and fuss about the same things over and over again. Or, maybe you aren’t arguing about the same things, but you’re arguing with the same people. These folks know just how to push your buttons. Better yet, they dangle that bait out there in front of you, and just like a big fat hungry fish, you gobble it right up!
Many times people know exactly what they are doing when they bait you into an argument. They do it for several different reasons: [Read more…]