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On Surrendering to God’s Will

The Will of God

The will of God will never take you,
Where the grace of God cannot keep you,
Where the arms of God cannot support you,
Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
Where the power of God cannot endow you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the Spirit of God cannot work through you,
Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
Where the army of God cannot protect you,
Where the hands of God cannot mold you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the love of God cannot enfold you,
Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you,
Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.

“Everything happens for a purpose.
We may not see the wisdom of it all now
but trust and believe in the Lord
that everything is for the best.”

The way to be anxious about nothing
is to be prayerful about everything.

Author Unknown

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

Why Do People Do the Wrong Thing?

Again, from the Success Accelerator, Anna Johnson…

“Why Do People Do The Wrong Thing?”

Why do people voluntarily do the wrong thing – whether it’s breaking the law, contravening a policy or rule, or doing something immoral?

Generally, it’s because they are motivated by one or more of the following beliefs:

1. They don’t think it’s wrong (or at least they don’t think it’s wrong for THEM to do).

2. They think they can get away with it.

3. It benefits them.

Why is this important to know? Because if we are ever going to stop people from doing the wrong thing we need to address their motivations.

These beliefs underlie the commission of crimes in our society – whether it’s individuals committing heinous crimes or corporations breaching industry regulations.

Closer to home, they also drive our friends, neighbors and kids to sometimes do the wrong thing.

For example, if you discover your child doing the wrong thing, you can punish them all you want. You can even physically prevent them from doing the wrong thing in the future.

But your best chance of guaranteeing that they won’t do it again is to address all three beliefs: show them why it IS wrong, that they CANNOT get away with it, and that ultimately it does NOT benefit them.

I have kids and I find this article very helpful.  I think if the kids learn about this concept, then it will help them think twice or thrice about doing anything wrong.  It makes them ask good questions and I believe that’ll help them do well in life as they grow up.  I hope you find this helpful as I did.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2008 in Uncategorized