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The problem with continually trying to numb yourself to pain is that you eventually lose the capacity to feel anything, other than the steadily growing anxiety that your next step might hurt.

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It’s a dangerous thing to mistake imagination for intuition.

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The only person that can keep you from becoming who you were created to be is the person you choose to be instead.

 

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If we could esteem other people’s needs above our own (Phil 2:3), we’d probably be too busy to be bored.  If we would fill our minds with things that are noble, just, pure, and lovely (Phil 4:8), we’d likely be too encouraged to fall into bitterness or offense.  If we could fix our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Finisher of our faith, (Heb 12:2), we might become too hopeful to fall into despair.

 

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When we praise the Lord, we are acknowledging what He has done in the past, what He is doing today, and what He’s going to do in the future,  We are recognizing His influence on our lives, bowing to His will, and submitting to His authority.  There can be great power in those times, and a tangible sense of connection between the spiritual and natural realms.  Unfortunately, when we indulge in self-pity, we are doing the exact same thing for our adversary.  In such moments our struggles are magnified beyond reality, and our view of God’s provision becomes eclipsed. 

 

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As parents, we can push our kids toward who we want them to be, or we can help them to discover who they were created to be.

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There are many I could praise, but only One I can worship.

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