Read Paul's words in Philippians 3:12-16 as a call for action…deliberate, immediate, and personal involvement.
Unrealistic expectations are nothing more than the temptation to be perfect and to expect it from others. Rather than looking at what isn’t done perfectly, focus instead on what has been accomplished.
God has chosen to leave us on earth to proclaim the Good News to a lost and hurting world.
Are you the worrying type—fearful of the possibilities tomorrow may hold but also grieving mistakes of the past? As we stand at the beginning of a new year, we must admit that we can’t predict the future and we can’t change the past. Trying to do either is a waste of time and energy. Learn from Philippians 3 and Hebrews 12 how to keep your eyes focused on Jesus and run your race of faith today.
Even when it appears someone has achieved success overnight, it’s usually the result of persistence and perseverance. Whatever the task is, stay at it!
There’s no quick trick to success. It’s through day-to-day living and working that we achieve our dreams and goals.
There are days when it’s wise for us to stop and look and listen. We scrutinize our lives, examine Scripture, and spend extended time in prayer as we gain a clearer sense of what God is doing in our lives and what He has for us in the future. As the new year rolls around, take some time for reflection and renewal. Start today.
Pray about everything. When you pray you’re giving your worries to God. He understands what you’re worrying about and He knows exactly what He’s doing. If you leave it to Him, He’ll work it out.
Conflicts among God's people are commonplace. But it doesn't have to be this way.
No one will ever know how much energy the human race has wasted through worry. Today, we want to think along scriptural guidelines as we rediscover a life characterized by rest instead of rush, calm instead of confusion, peace instead of panic, tranquility instead of turmoil.