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Love, Hope, Faith, The One
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
The scripture seems to contradict itself but for every foolish situation or statement there may be a better way to handle the foolishness. Sometimes peoples foolish choices are better off ignored if it isn’t physically hurting you. Other times when it puts you or that person in danger then yes you are obligated morally to speak up.
We see and hear things in social media and the news that is both foolish and horrifying. If you know of someone who is lost and may be capable of such foolish harm to themselves or others please speak up and make a difference for good.
4 Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools,
or you will become as foolish as they are.
5 Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools,
or they will become wise in their own estimation.
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No matter what we do in life whether you are a believer or not; when we try and control other people’s lives and actions we end up being the one with the problem. I have learned that I can only offer a guiding hand but I can’t make you follow or even listen.
“We are not God and never will be. We are humans. It is when we try to be God that we end up most like Satan, who desired the same thing.” (The Purpose Drive Life, Day 10)
Putting 1 persons actions into a group is foolish. Each person in this world has free will; 1 bad seed (fool) doesn’t make another unless they choose with their own free will to walk with the fool.
We all have abilities given to us by God. Sometimes we do not know what they are right away but as we walk with our Lord Jesus; God will show us. It is up to us to use our gifts for God’s will. Since he gave us free will, you must choose Good versus Evil.
“There are no unspiritual abilities just misused ones. Start using yours for God’s pleasure.” (Warren, 2012, p. 77)
Question-What area’s of your life do you need to trust in God more? (Warren, 2012, p.78)
Warren, R. (2012). The purpose driven life. what on earth am I here for? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
As I woke up again later than usual it dawned on me that lately although God has things working he may be showing me what not to do again. Although he has shown me my next movie he has also brought people in my life that have tried to sway me from the purpose of the movie and that will not do. September will be a time for the script and hopefully finding the proper actors for the tasks.
I read “A Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren yearly because it helps me reflect on how much I have grown in Christ and how much more is possible. With the bible by my side and a variety of different books such as “A Purpose Driven Life” I have been able to start a nonprofit, publish 2 books, and journals for writing down your thoughts. I am currently working on my next book as well. This is so pleasing to me and I know it is God’s will.
Questions to Consider:
What would my family and friends say is the driving force of my life? What do I want it to be?
The bible says: “Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life-fear of death, fear of judgement-is one not yet fully formed in love.”
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