4 Steps to Regain Balance

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USA Today determined that the average American would need forty-two hours in each day to accomplish everything that experts say is required of the well-rounded, health-conscious individual. We don’t have forty-two hours. Yet we are forced to fit all the demands and obligations into our limited hours.

We all want balance in our lives. A balanced life is the key to joy, peace, and effectiveness. I struggle with it all the time.

How do we find balance in our lives?

Admit that we are part of the problem.

A man unpacked his lunch and complained to his coworker: “Bologna again! For the fourth straight day!”

“Why don’t you tell your wife you’re tired of bologna?” asked the coworker.

“You don’t understand,” the man said. “I’m single. I pack my lunches myself.”

So, it is with us. When we look at a schedule that’s full of bologna and a life that is out of balance, isn’t it true that we pack much of it ourselves?

If our burdens and schedules are a jail, then we are the jailer who holds the key to freedom.

Stop to consider what we are doing.

To stop this frantic pace, we are living we need to cease our activity for a time to determine what we are doing and why. We are not merely to slow down, but to stop. There’s a difference.

A man was pulled over for running a stop sign. He argued that he’d slowed down and looked both ways. The officer said he had to stop. They continued this discussion until the policeman said, “Get out of the car.” Then the policeman beat the driver with the Billy stick and said, “Sir, would you like me to stop or just slow down?”

We are to stop from our busy and hectic schedules to examine what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. Some questions we need to ask ourselves are: Is the frantic pace I’m on worth it? How is it going to impact my family? Will it matter for eternity?

Get our spiritual lives in order.

The reason many people’s lives are out of balance is because of something internal not because of something external. Not because of something physical but because of something spiritual.

Our compulsion of doing more and more is to fill a void that burns within our soul. We long for satisfaction, acceptance, and belonging. We can’t find that ultimately in people, places, promotions, or prestige. We can only find that in a love relationship with Jesus Christ. We have been so bent on making everything right in our external world that we have neglected our soul. Solomon wrote, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Prov. 4:23 NIV). When the heart, the soul, is in proper alignment with God then the life will be balanced. Just to read books, listen to tapes, and attend seminars on the easy steps to achieve balance in our life is worthless if you neglect your soul.

What’s our part in this process? Here are seven actions that form the acrostic BALANCE.

Be decisive in what matters most.

Ask for help.

Live with margin.

Attitude means you are willing to wait before you decide if something is bad.

Never lose your focus.

Concentrate on your gifts.

Eliminate the unnecessary.

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4 Facts about Faith

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Usually we think that faith is revealed in right doctrine and moral behavior. But faith is exhibited is evident in other ways as well.

Faith is committed to high ideals.

People of faith will not allow their principles to be compromised. Are your values, your convictions, being breached? Remember that if you lose your character you have lost everything that matters.

Faith is revealed in adverse conditions.

People of faith are never victims of circumstances, but victors over circumstances. Are you allowing setbacks and obstacles to discourage you? Remember that God is bigger than your unfavorable circumstances.

Faith is optimistic about tomorrow.

People of faith know that when one door is shut another door that is bigger and wider a little farther down the road will be opened. Are you pessimistic about tomorrow? Keep your eye on the Light to see the glimmer come peeking through from the crack in the door of your next opportunity.

Faith is persisting when we don’t feel like it.

People of faith know that feelings are like a caboose on a train, present but not essential to the ultimate arrival of the objective. Are you doubtful? Keep your head up and your faith intact. God is not through with you yet. Even when you don’t feel him, he’s there with you and for you.

How’s your faith?

Recently I wrote a book on Psalm 23, Soul Therapy: The Healing Words of Psalm 23, that speaks to the heart, quiets your spirit, and eases loneliness. This psalm is a picture of contentment; it represents that mental state and physical place for which everyone longs. I share how Psalm 23 can comfort and empower your life. Click here to claim your copy.

 

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5 Steps to Joyful Giving

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Author Thomas Carlyle tells how, when he was a boy, a beggar came to his door. His parents were out and he was alone in the house. On a boyish impulse, he broke into his own savings bank and gave the beggar all that was in it, and he tells that never before or since did he know such sheer happiness as came to him in that moment.

Jesus said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35 NIV). More happiness comes from giving than in getting. The joyful people on earth are givers.

Here’s how you can be a joyful giver.

Replace amount with attitude.

Joyful giving begins with the heart. Grace-oriented generosity is the overflow of a liberated heart. Real giving has nothing to do with one’s stock portfolio or one’s weekly salary. It has everything to do with the heart. First and foremost, we are to give ourselves to the Lord. When we do, our treasure will follow the leading of our heart.

We are too hung up on amounts. We want to know what he makes, where she lives, and how much they spent for their new toy. God is much more interested in our hearts. How and why we give is of far greater significance to God than what we give. Attitude and motive are always more important than the amount.

Replace casual giving with committed giving.

What steals the joy from our giving is that we don’t “purpose,” we don’t plan our giving, we impulsively react. Often impulsive giving is forced giving. It steals our joy. God says we are to plan our giving with purpose. When we do that it brings a great deal of satisfaction.

It has been my experience that the problem with most Christians is not a lack of desire to give, but more a confusion and uncertainty because of a lack of planning. Christian financial planner, Ron Blue, says: “In working with our clients, it has been our experience that, with planning, their giving goes up, on an average, about four times what they were giving prior to doing planning.” And correspondingly their happiness increases, too.

Replace compulsion with cheerfulness.

Is our giving cheerful? It is done with hilarity? Why is it that the most serious time in a church service is when the offering plate is passed? In our church, we applaud when someone glorifies God through a song, when someone touches our heart through sharing a faith story, or when someone comes out of the baptismal waters with a glow of new life. Why don’t we applaud when we take the offering? Why is there not spontaneous smiles and laughter? Why not a sense of gratitude offered to God when we place our tithes and offerings in the plate?

The best kind of giving is from a heart of gratitude and thankfulness in cheer and hilarity.

Replace fear with faith.

Because of fear, our failure to give is not from a lack of resources but from a lack of faith. We simply are afraid that God will not meet our needs.

Replace guilt with grace.

Christians give not because they have been manipulated, coerced, cajoled. They give not because of guilt, but because of grace—God’s riches at Christ’s expense lavished on us. They give because of what Jesus has done for them. You can’t help but be generous when grace consumes you.

Did you know that if we practiced love our relationships would be stronger, our jobs would be more meaningful, and our ailments would be fewer? Earlier this year I wrote an encouraging book on love called Chapter 13: The Excellence of Love. The book gets its title from perhaps the greatest statement ever made on love in 1 Corinthians 13. This book provides a guide to love, and, if practiced, it will make us well and whole. Click here to claim your copy.

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4 Compelling Characteristics of an Influencing Individual

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Certain individuals have an irresistible and flaming influence. Like a fire on a cold, lifeless piece of iron. While many attempts have been made to break the iron, all have failed.  But the small, soft flame curls around the iron, embracing it, and never leaving the iron until it melts under the flame’s irresistible influence.

My older brother, Jerry, had that impact on me. He knew how to correct, motivate, and scold me to get the most out of my performance and my life. He influenced my life in a positive direction. I am eternally grateful.

What distinguishes influencing individuals?

An Undeniable Dream

All influencing individuals know where they are going. They have a clear sense of direction. A reason for living A clearly defined purpose for life. Victor Hugo, the French poet, wrote, “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”

Influencing people see as secondary the climbing a ladder of status or chasing a gold mine of wealth. They know those things will not last beyond the grave.  Rather, they dream of impacting people for eternity.  They give themselves to the attainment of that pursuit. And, as William James once stated, “The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will out last it.”

An Unflappable Tenacity

Persons of tenacity refuse to quit. Nothing will discourage them.  They attack life with tenacity.  They possess remarkable staying power.  They refuse to quit.  They know that life cannot deny itself to the person who gives life his all.  When faced with a mountain they do not quit. They keep on striving until they climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath or turn the mountain into a gold mind.

An Undaunted Faith

Jerry Kramer wrote of Vince Lombardi’s success as a motivator. Kramer summarized Lombardi’s secret by saying simply that he had faith in us.  He believed in us when no one else believed in us.  He believed in us even when we did not believe in ourselves.

Faith is persisting when we don’t feel like it. People of faith know that feelings are like a caboose on a train, present but not essential to the ultimate arrival of the objective. Keep your head up and your faith intact. God is not through with you yet. Even when you don’t feel him, he’s there with you and for you.

An Unyielding Compassion

Influencing individuals demonstrate a care and compassion for the people they are around. This love propels them to making a difference.

Without love, nothing else matters. Love keeps the flame of influence burning brightly. Tielhard de Chardin said it this way: “The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love.  And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.

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3 Surprising Truths for Dealing with Rejection

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The fact is we all have faced rejection. Whenever we step out of our house each morning there is a good chance we will encounter some form of rejection. Rejection hurts.  It attacks at our self-esteem.  It digs away at our view of ourselves, seeking to bury us in a pit of self-pity, loneliness, and anger.  Rejection creates some of the most debilitating emotions known to man.

If you are experiencing rejection or have experienced rejection you are in good company. All the great people who ever accomplished anything significant encountered rejection after rejection.

How can one find relief from rejection?

Reject the Lie

Satan deceives us into believing that we must be approved by and pleasing to certain other people in order for us to feel good about ourselves. If we fail to win approval from others, then we must not be worth much.  Satan’s lie can be summarized in one sentence:  I am what others think of me.  In other words, my personhood equals my performance and other people’s opinion of me.  Satan’s con ties us up in the strings of rejection.

When we swallow the words, “I am what others think of me,” we are caught like a fish on a piercing fishhook. And if we are ever able to get loose we remind ourselves that we do not want to experience that painful feeling of rejection again.

Accept the Acceptance

The way to defeat rejection is to overlook it, that is, to look over it. To look beyond the lies to the truth. To look beyond what others say about you to what Christ has done for you.  To look past your emotions to the Word of God.  Satan lies, people lie, and your emotions lie.  Neither of these three are an accurate gauge of your value and worth.

The truth of God and his Word is that we are not judged on the basis of our performance. Satan’s word is approval and if we are looking for approval we will always come up short.  God’s word is acceptance.  God’s truth is that he accepts us uncondi­tionally regardless of our performance.  The fact remains that there is nothing we can do to make God love us any less.  And by the same token, there is nothing we can do to make God love us anymore.  We are completely acceptable to and accepted by God regardless of our performance—past, present, or future.

Focus on the Truth

I have a file folder filled with rejection letters. Authors live with constant rejection. It is a part of the business. These letters remind me of painful attempts to accomplish a large task and the ensuing rejection. These recurring rejection letters are enough to get a person down.  And sometimes they do.  How do I deal with it?  Well, at first not very well.

One day I was talking with a pastor whose church had gone through a split which resulted in severe depression for him. “How did you handle the depression?” I asked.  Thinking he would share with me some psychologist or new support group or an in­sightful book.  Instead, he said simply, “I focused on the truth.  Whenever a depressing thought entered my mind I continually reminded myself of God’s Word and the truth revealed in his Word.”

“That’s it!” I thought to myself. When I’m faced with rejection I must remind myself of the truth–God’s truth.  Now what I say to my emotions, other people, and Satan is: My per­sonhood is not determined by my performance.  People may reject me but God does not reject me.  I have been made acceptable and am accepted by him.  I stand on the truth not on lies.

What about you? Will you begin again? Reject the lie. Accept the acceptance. And, believe the truth.

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8 Facts about Contentment

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Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., observes that our society is marked by “inextinguishable discontent.” Our quest is for better and what is next. We are never satisfied, never content, and envious of those who have what we have not attained or accumulated.

What is needed is contentment. I’ve wrestled with being content my whole life. I’ve always wanting more and better. Through the years, I’ve come to the realization that the contented life is the secret of inward peace.

Here’s what I’ve learned about contentment.

  1. Contentment is learned. It isn’t natural. We’re not born with it. It is not a gift.

2. Contentment isn’t denying one’s feelings about wanting and desiring what they can’t have, but instead it exhibits a freedom from being controlled by those feelings.

3. Contentment isn’t pretending things are right when they are not, but instead it displays the peace that comes from knowing that God is bigger than any problems and that he works them all out for our good.

4. Contentment isn’t a feeling of well-being contingent on keeping circumstances under control, but instead it promotes a joy in spite of circumstances, looking to God who never varies.

5. Contentment is not based on external circumstances, but rather on an internal source.

6. Contentment is always an inside job. It has everything to do with what is going on inside you, not what is going on outside. It has only one source. That source is found in a soul satisfying relationship with our Heavenly Father that cares for us and promises to meet us where we are.

7. Contentment is a matter of accepting from God’s hand what he sends because we know that he is a good God and wants to give good gifts to his children. We accept, therefore, from God’s hand that which he gives. All that is needful he will supply. Even pain and suffering that seemingly cannot be corrected, he can redeem.

8. Contentment has learned the lesson that Jesus is enough. If you know Jesus, you have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have Jesus, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need.

One of my most popular books, The 7 Sins of Highly Defective People, takes a twenty-first century look at the seven deadly sins and offers advice on how, through Christ, we can overcome them. The book is a repair guide that will take you from highly defective to highly effective in your Christian walk. Click here to claim your copy.

 

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4 Affirming Truths About Your Value

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We live in a world of competition. We are constantly comparing ourselves to each other. The danger of this dance is that we decide our personal value and worth largely on how we measure up to those people around us.

There is a better way, a more God-honoring way at looking at ourselves.

We can base our value on what others say or we can base our value on what the One who created us has said and done for us. We can continue to buy the lie that our self-worth is determined by our net-worth or accept the truth of the Divine Blue Book. God’s Word is the ultimate appraisal revealing your true value.

And, what does God say?

Your worth comes not from material wealth but through spiritual poverty.

The world places a higher value on material things: homes, cars, job titles, vacations, stocks, bank accounts, educations. From these things, an order is established. From these things, we begin to think we don’t need anyone or anything else. There is no greater need than to think we have no need.

Material wealth places an emphasis on how much we can get. Spiritual poverty places an emphasis on how much we need. The first seeks to climb up the pecking order to prestige and riches. The latter seeks to descend into the abundance of God’s wealth. The first tries to accumulate more and more of material goods in order to feel secure. The latter understands that only in our emptiness will we receive the resources of God. The first says God helps those who help themselves. The latter says God helps those who realize they need help.

 Your worth has little to do with possessions but everything to do with your position with God.

For those of us who are believers in Jesus Christ, we have been given a new name. We don’t have to worry about pecking orders because we are God’s children. The apostle Paul wrote, “You are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir” (Gal. 4:7 NIV). Our spiritual ID card and our adoption papers indicate that we belong to God. The balance in our spiritual checkbook is stamped paid in full.

 Your worth is defined by what Jesus paid for your redemption.

The value of an object is determined by how much one is willing to pay for it. Value is in the eye of the beholder. You and I are of such extreme value to God that he went to the great expense of sending his Son to this earth to die for us.

There is no pecking order with God. He loves all people the same. In fact, there is nothing, good or bad, that you can do to cause God to love you any less.

Your worth is affirmed not by appraised value but by applied love.     

I’m convinced that all of us are looking for a kind of distinctiveness that we think comes only as we move up the pecking order. We each want to be special. We want to be more than just another homeowner on the block or a cog in the machinery wheel at work. We want others to care about us—personally and individually. We each want to be loved.

God knows that. He made us. That’s why the core of the good news for us has always been, “For God loved the world so much that He gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (Jn. 3:16 LB). Neither culture nor history nor technology can ever alter this bedrock truth. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ. And nothing affirms our worth like the experience of that love.

Recently I wrote a book on Psalm 23, Soul Therapy: The Healing Words of Psalm 23, that speaks to the heart, quiets your spirit, and eases loneliness. This psalm is a picture of contentment; it represents that mental state and physical place for which everyone longs. I share how Psalm 23 can comfort and empower your life. Click here to claim your copy.

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7 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

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Have you found yourself floundering in reaching your goals? At every point, we all face obstacles and the momentum leaks. Here are seven actions needed to achieve your goals.

Assess your present.

Before an architect begins a blueprint, he inspects the property site, assessing environmental factors that could either enhance or restrict his final design. Before a coach begins the rebuilding of a losing team into a championship team he assesses the talent of his players to determine if they are being utilized in the right positions.

If you were to do a personal audit, what would it reveal? What actions are needed to reach your goal?

Determine your purpose.

Assessing your present answers the “where” question. Determining your purpose answers the “why” question. Why were you born? What is your reason for existence?

A Russian priest was discouraged and disappointed about his ministry. One evening, he took a walk in the woods and wandered into a military installation.

The young, armed guard at the perimeter shouted, “Halt! Who are you and why are you here?”

The priest perked up and asked, “What did you say?”

The soldier became even more stern and said, “Who are you and why are you here?”

The priest asked, “How much do you get paid?”

The young man, caught off guard by the question, said, “Why does it matter to you?”

“Because,” the priest replied, “I’ll pay you that much to ask me those same two questions every day.”

Focus your concentration.

Monumental power exists in focus. Many people fail to reach their aim because they do not learn to maximize their efforts. Diffused light falls harmlessly onto a piece of paper, but intensely focused, the same amount of light becomes a laser beam that can cut through steel. The same principle holds true for human effort. Diffused effort has little effect, but intense effort focused on a single goal can bring about startling results.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote, “When every physical and mental resource is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously. To win in this life, you simply have to give your all, every bit of yourself . . . Life cannot deny itself to the person who gives life everything.”

Let go of your past.

We all have a past. We must not allow the past to dictate our future. We cannot change the past, but we can change the meaning of the past.

One Olympic runner shared the secret of his success. The runner said, “The only way to win a race is to forget all previous victories which would give you false pride and all former failure which would give you false fears. Each race is a new beginning. Pressing on to the finish tape is all that’s important!”

Pumbaa from The Lion King said: “You got to put your past behind you.”

Establish your plan.

It’s been said, “Most people don’t plan to fail they fail to plan.” Admittedly, most people spend more time planning their vacation than planning their life.

Ted Engstrom, in his book Strategy for Living, said, “How we live is determined by our goals. What goals we choose are determined by our priorities. Whether we reach our goals is determined by our planning.”

Pay the price.

For every worthwhile prize in life there’s a price. For every cause, there is a cost. Great goals require great sacrifice.

The cost is work. Whether you are pursuing an academic degree, a promotion, or a gold medal, it doesn’t come without intense labor. I think of the Olympic swimmers who will spend approximately 1200 hours per year training for a four-minute race. Is the cost worth it? Ask them when the gold medal hangs around their neck.

Forward your movement.

Missionary David Livingstone returned home to England. He was asked, “Where are you ready to go next?

He replied, “I’m ready to go anywhere provided it is forward.”

Those whose aim is high and cause is worthy live the same way.

A few years ago, United Technologies printed a poster entitled “Aim So High You’ll Never Be Bored” that sums up the pursuit. “The greatest waste of our natural resources is the number of people who never achieve their potential. Get out of that slow lane. Shift into that fast lane. If you think you can’t, you won’t. If you think you can, there’s a good chance you will. Even making the effort will make you feel like a new person. Reputations are made by searching for things that can’t be done and doing them. Aim low: boring. Aim high: soaring.”

Did you know that if we practiced love our relationships would be stronger, our jobs would be more meaningful, and our ailments would be fewer? Earlier this year I wrote an encouraging book on love called Chapter 13: The Excellence of Love. The book gets its title from perhaps the greatest statement ever made on love in 1 Corinthians 13. This book provides a guide to love, and, if practiced, it will make us well and whole. Click here to claim your copy.

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Forgiveness: A Lovely Idea Until . . .

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Forgiveness is the distinctive Christian virtue, but the most difficult command to practice. Forgiveness is easier to say than to do. Forgiveness: A Lovely Idea Until . . . provides clarity to what forgiveness looks like; compelling reasons why we should forgive; and the proper steps to know we have forgiven. For those people trapped in bitterness, anger, and hatred, this book uncovers the release. Forgiveness will free you from a painful past and propel you into a future of joy and freedom. I reflect on a hurtful event that could have destroyed me. I present a thorough understanding of forgiveness’ power. I show the process that led me to forgive. Though it was not easy and it did take time, the result was worth it. I have gathered a gold mine of truth and in a concise form that will guide your forgiveness journey.

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5 Ways to Transform Misfortune to Miracles

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Bad things do happen to people. Life is unfair. Happenings do not always go as planned. Circumstances change. Businesses go bankrupt. Employees are laid off or fired. Athletic contests are lost. Scholarships are given to others. Relationships are broken. Unfortunately, no one is exempt. Augustine said, “God had one Son on Earth without sin; he never had any without suffering.”

The dilemma is knowing whether the event is good or bad. In the midst of our misfortunes, an immediate evaluation is not always accurate. Many times, what appears to be a misfortune may turn out to be a great opportunity. When will the good happen? How will the good happen? I do not know. I just know that God in his sovereignty has the way and the will to transform adversity, misfortune, and heartache into something beautiful.

Here are five ways to transform your misfortunes into the miracles.

Focus on God

Too often in adverse situations, we focus on self and not on God. We tend to view life from a horizontal or human point of view rather than from a vertical or godly perspective. When things go wrong, we often reject the person we need the most—the Lord. God loves to turn pits into palaces, slaves into sons. He has a lot of practice—he turned a crucifixion into a resurrection.

Forget the Past

We often have many painful memories from a troubled past. But, we don’t have to wallow in self-pity or harbor bitterness or seek revenge. We cannot change the past; we can only heal the hurt that comes to us from the past.

Be Fruitful in Work

It’s easy to rationalize mistreatment and swim in inactivity when we are mistreated. The better person is successful in their jobs. One of the greatest Christian witnesses is the performance of our labor. Even though we may not enjoy our labor, or are passed over for promotions, or know that we can perform better than our superiors, we can maintain a standard and quality of excellence. We can say, “I don’t know why these things are happening to me, but I do know how to act.”

Be Faithful in Character

Today, many are advancing their career, but few seem to desire to build their character. All too frequently who we are is discarded upon the altar of ambition and worldly success. What we want to achieve is not nearly as important as what we become.

Forgive the Offender

Forgiveness seems unnatural and illogical. Our sense of fairness kicks in telling us that people should pay for the wrong they inflict. But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule. Forgiveness is love’s toughest work and love’s highest risk.

Circumstances will change. And some of those circumstances will be bad. Our response to those conditions must not change, however. We can take the broken pieces of our misfortune and transform them into a miracle.

Do you have adversity, and pain, and heartache? What have you done to turn your misfortunes into miracles?

 

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