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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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How Many People Will You Kill Or Revive Today?

Believe it or not, we either kill people (including ourselves) or revive them every single day. There is a famous phrase that states "the power of life and of death is in the tongue". We take for granted the massive capacity that our mouths have to either destroy or grow. I am guilty at times of being careless with my words and end up saying things I don't mean. Those careless words are like stray bullets hitting innocent bystanders. Then other times I speak as I should and it is like fresh air for someone who has been drowning in life's difficulties. We end up hurting ourselves when we speak negatively to ourselves too. We say things such as "I can't do that", or "I'm not smart enough", "I'm too fat", or "who could ever love me". Internal dialogue like this is the same as putting a revolver to our head and squeezing. It may not be an instant death, but we are carrying the cloud of death over our heads when we operate according to this mode of thinking. So as you go through your day today, ask yourself "how many people will I either kill or give life to today"? You have more power than you know.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Pain You Overcome Is Someone Else's Inspiration

You've probably heard it said that the pain you endure is for someone else. I believe that to be true to a certain degree. I don't think you can totally take yourself out of the equation though. A lot of the pain we experience (that God allows and that we don't inflict on ourselves) is for our character development and overall long term benefit. Yet, that character development is meant to assist others as well. The people who look up to you or who you are paving the way for (even if you are not conscience of it) are going to find motivation from your story. When they hear the odds that you overcame, they will then be able to muster the courage to face their own adversity (especially if it is similar). It is hard not to focus on ourselves when we are hurting, our natural inclination is to nurse our wounds as quickly as possible. But if we would take a moment to look beyond ourselves, we will perhaps see all of the aspiring souls watching are movements and hoping we will overcome them so they know it is possible for them to do the same.