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Things to Consider

Greetings.

The Wednesday after a long weekend.

Anyone besides me still playing catch up?

It was a busy weekend, but even so, I was able to listen to several podcasts.

Three statements left me with things to consider.

I believe I will make time to consider them now.

#1. Was a comment – “There is a difference between your PURPOSE and your ASSIGNMENT”. – Lance Wallnau

#2. “Wait in Hebrew means sit down and shut up”. – Benny Hinn.

#3. Was a statement – “Things change in the spirit when we cease to listen to our enemies”. – Lance Wallnau

#1. I KNOW my purpose, but my assignment? There are so many choices. Finding the one that God has for me is the issue.

It will take a bit of #2 to sort it all out. The mind is willing, the flesh is weak.

And #3, Things will be much easier to hear when I’m not listening to all the noise of the enemy and his cohorts.

So there you have it.

A weekend’s worth of comments to mull over.

Tell me what you have to mull over in the comments.

Come; Mull with me.

Until next time …

The Number One Thing

Happy Monday to you all!

Today I’m sharing a post with you from a very prolific blogger.

He has graciously given me permission to do so.

His topic is one that gets discussed round our house quite often; but never quite as articulately!

The Number One Trait of the Unsuccessful

Posted on  by Cristian Mihai

Photo by Siavash Ghanbari on Unsplash

We’re all self-made, but only the successful ever admit it.

After all, why ever admit that you don’t like what you see in the mirror if you do not plan on changing?

But what if I were to tell you that the root cause of unhappiness and failure are not external factors, but our inner reactions to those factors.

After all, what is required of one in order to be successful?

Is it being a billionaire? Changing the world? Find one’s soulmate?

Aren’t those things intricately tied to a lot of external factors? And isn’t our perception of those factors the result of a combination of behaviors, beliefs, thoughts, and adaptations?

After all, some people are happy while having little reason to be so, and others are unhappy even though wildly successful.

It seems to me that we are only as happy and successful as we make up our minds to be. Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure, and ultimately it’s our inner reality that that dictates our own happiness.

The Number One Trait of the Unsuccessful

All unsuccessful people share this trait: they are blamers.

They are not willing to take responsibility for their own happiness and success, and thus they blame everyone and everything.

You fail by doing so, because there’s no reason for you to do anything to fix your predicament.

Don’t like what you see in the mirror? It’s genetics, it’s your parents, it’s some health issue, it’s the fast food industry.

Don’t like how much you earn? It’s the economy, the government, your neighbors.

When we blame external factors for what is ultimately our internal reality, we are choosing to sit in a rocking chair. It feels like we’re going somewhere, but we’re not going anywhere.

Blaming someone else means you never assume responsibility for your life.

I know this because I’ve wasted most of my twenties by looking for someone to put the blame on for everything that needed fixing in my life.

Do you want to know the harsh truth?

It doesn’t matter who’s to blame, it’s still your responsibility.

Your significant other left you? It’s your responsibility to fix your heart.

You lost everything you had during a recession? It’s your responsibility to challenge this disaster with more enthusiasm than ever before.

When you expect someone else to fix your life for you, you become helpless, and that’s a pathway to soon becoming hopeless.


We often like to tap-dance around the truth, being afraid that the truth is going to bruise our little egos.

If you don’t like something about your life, it’s your responsibility to change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

Whatever you do, whether you have to beg or crawl or fight, just don’t put the blame on other people. They are not responsible for your success and happiness, you are.


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Do you consider yourself successful?

How do you feel about the blame game?

Are you able to take responsibility for your own stuff?

We see it all around us today;

and we must be willing to take action not only for ourselves, but for teaching this responsibility to those who will be following along behind us.

It gets easier as we go.

Please share any other ideas or insights you may have in the comments.

Until next time …

The Value of Quietude #10 – Peace for the Hard Times

Welcome the final session.

As you may or may not know, these little videos were made last year in January.

How could we have known what was ahead of us?

Us, being literally the entire planet!

The coronavirus, social distancing, and sheltering in place, deciding the difference between “Essentials” and the “non-essentials”.

All of this has the ability to bring us to our knees.

It is then left up to us if we are on our knees in despair, or if we are on our knees with a knowing that God Himself is not surprised by any of this, and that He has a further plan for us.

He is in control. We can count on Him.

I have found the second choice to be most liberating.

Although I do not relish the way things are at this time, I am calm, and confident, that we will come out even stronger on the other side.

Please enjoy this last post for this series. Let me know what you think,

And I’ll see you next time.