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Build On Your Strengths

‘Who makes you different from anyone else?’ 1 Corinthians 4:7 NIV Your success isn’t found in your similarity to others, but in your difference. Instead of comparing yourself with somebody else and competing with them, try to discover your point of God-given difference, for that’s where you will excel. Singer Pearl Bailey said, ‘There are two kinds …Read More

Relationships (3)

‘Don’t participate in the things these people do.’ Ephesians 5:7 NLT Letting go of a person doesn’t mean you no longer love them; it just means the relationship is not right for you. How should you handle it? (1) A gradual separation is sometimes the best solution. There are relationships you need to get out of for …Read More

Relationships (2)

‘He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.’ Proverbs 13:20 NKJV Not everyone who starts out with you is capable of going where God wants to take you. Sometimes they don’t have the emotional capacity required. Other times their vision differs from yours. So how can you know …Read More

Relationships (1)

‘Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?’ Amos 3:3 NLT Having the right relationships will help you to soar in life; they’re like the wind beneath your wings. But the wrong relationships will drag you down; they’re like a ball and chain around your feet. To know which relationships are good for you and …Read More

There Is No Turning Back

‘But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.’ Hebrews 10:38 NKJV A little boy in Sunday school heard the story of how Lot’s wife looked back towards Sodom and turned into a pillar of salt (see Genesis 19:26). ‘That’s nothing,’ he said. ‘Last week when my mother was driving down the street, she looked back—and …Read More

Don’t ‘Fly Off The Handle’

‘A quick-tempered person does foolish things.’ Proverbs 14:17 NIV When people lose their temper, one of the most common expressions used to describe their reaction is ‘flying off the handle’. The phrase refers to the head of a hammer coming loose from the handle as you attempt to use it. And several not-so-good things happen as a …Read More

The Story Of Cyprian

‘I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you.’ Ezekiel 36:26 NKJV Cyprian, a wealthy noble who lived during the third century, enjoyed galloping about Carthage in his gold and bejewelled chariot. He wore fancy clothes studded with diamonds and precious stones and lived a debauched life. In a letter to one …Read More

Be Gentle (4)

‘Whoever heeds correction is honoured.’ Proverbs 13:18 NIV When someone corrects you, be teachable and not unreachable. ‘Let every man be quick to listen but slow to use his tongue, and slow to lose his temper.’ (James 1:19 PHPS) If you do the first two things, the third one naturally falls into place. If you are quick to listen …Read More

Be Gentle (3)

‘A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.’ Proverbs 15:1 GNT When someone disagrees with you, be tender without surrender. You will never be able to please everyone. You will always meet people who like to argue and quarrel. Some people will contradict everything you say. How should you respond to them? One …Read More

Be Gentle (2)

‘Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarrelling.’ Romans 14:1 NIV When someone upsets or disappoints you, God expects you to be gracious towards them instead of judgmental. The Bible says, ‘If someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may …Read More

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