two lessons that cost me too much: 1) treat others the way you'd expect them to treat you 2) never turn your back on God. He's your dad and He's there no matter what and He'll do all it takes to keep your eyes on Him: the only source of Love.
When you speed past a cop, as soon as you see him start rolling, just pull over, don't wait for him to turn on his lights. Be honest, say "Yes sir, I was speeding" and more than likely he'll just give you a warning.
Try to keep in mind that you are no better than the next person; life has ups and downs and that guy on the street looking for food or work may have been just like you in the past. We cannot control everything that happens, but can control how we choose to react to it. You may believe that you have the world by the tail today, but when a personal tragedy hits you or one of yours, things can take a down- turn rapidly! Enjoy what blessings you have, be kind and patient with others, learn to love without condition and live each day as if it is your last!
Love is only skin deep, but hatred goes all the way to the bone. That's more of a negative one, here's another kinda negative one; it's easy to break a stick, hard to break a log (it's about fat people being better then the thin). I had another one that I said in grade 4 and i can't believe how smart it was, here it is; those who seek knowledge will find it, those who want knowledge will fail! I mean, come on, that's pretty smart for a 9 year old! right!?
To believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins, to trust him, ask forgiveness, get born again, abide in him and obey him always. Otherwise we have so many lessons to learn, and confusion is of the devil. Jesus holds the truth.
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Self awareness prevents people from being able to press your buttons and guilt trip and manipulate you because you are able to see it as it happens rather than react to it.Before this people use to be able to control me like a puppet. Dont let your self worth be changed by a compliment or insult, otherwise again, people have the ability to control/manipulate you, press a button and I'm up, press a button and I'm down. Awareness is key, listen to how something makes you feel your instinct tells you whats going on. Most people say yes not because they want to do something that makes them feel good, but to avoid feeling bad, they suddenly feel responsible for the other persons decisions (this is guilt tripping). Never grow a wishbone where your backbone should be. Give time, time. Never react in anger. Acting with a calm mind is more productive. Sometimes silence is the best reaction. Limit your time with manipulative, negative people. Somedays you're the pigeon and somedays you're the statue Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt
There is always redemption. I am an atheist and I believe that you do not have to feel doomed because you don't believe in god. I was redeemed and accepted myself just the way I am. If any god wants to send ME to hell that is fine but I wont go down without a fight. Either I'm right or their is a god that HAS the power to torture me for eternity. Either way I'll do what I must when faced with death.
That there is more to life than just this imperfect life. In the words of Solomon, " The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard is :Fear the true God and keep his commandments. For this is the whole obligation of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13. He said it best. = ) www.jw.org
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