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The “Bob Principle”

John Maxwell shares what he calls “The Bob Principle “.  – “If Bob has a problem with everybody, then Bob is the problem.”  

Sometimes we have several people correcting us or giving us the same advice however we don’t like it and we think they are wrong and we are right. Jere’s a Life Lesson for you:  If several people who live you and have your best interests in mind and who are mature people are telling you the same thing listen to them. There is a high probability that you are wrong and they are right.  Ouch!  I’m just saying…

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Keys to Courage

At times in our life we must face something that calls for courage. It may be a job interview, moving to a new location, confronting someone or an issue or standing alone when everyone else has a different idea. Here are Seven Keys to Courage:

1.  Believe in what you need to do.

2.  Prepare yourself as best you can. 

3.  Overcome the Battle in Your Mind with Faith.

4.  Be committed to not turn back. 

5.  Be desperate to accomplish your task, not half-hearted.

6.  Focus on the end goal you will achieve.

7.  Invite God to be with you. 

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​Grace for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow

That is the weak, wounded, and invincible song of Psalm 34. Worship the God of all wisdom and all power, who created and governs the whole universe, and who cares for the daily needs of each of his children. Take refuge in the God whose eyes “are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry” (Psalm 34:15).

When stress and disappointment and fear begin to drown our hope and joy in God, Jesus encourages us to be Davids,

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:31–33)

God’s new mercy meets us each morning (Lamentations 3:22–23), and most of the time we’re too consumed by tomorrow’s trouble to even notice. David models stopping even in the midst of ongoing uncertainty and distress to celebrate daily grace, and he calls us to join him in that peace and confidence.

Like a great Father-King, God plans to pour out everything at his disposal to keep you from everything threatening your eternity with him and to satisfy you fully and forever with himself. It may not always be safe or pain-free or clear to you in the moment, but he will bring you to a never-ending life you wouldn’t trade for anything. Focus on the ways — small or large — he has lovingly cared for you today — taste and see that he really is good — and trust him for that grace to come again tomorrow.

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How to Have Positive Influence

Five ways to have Positive Influence: 1) Be Courageous. Stand firm for what you believe in. 2) Be Pa20160706_111938.jpgssionate. Be excited, hopeful and full of faith and expectation for what you believe in. 3) Have Good Character. Be honest, faithful and trustworthy. 4) Connect with People. Have other people’s best interests in mind. 5) Produce Results. Don’t just talk but show that you can get it done. 1 Kings 18:26-38

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