Friday, February 26, 2010

Challenges

Do you rise to meet the challenge? Challenges? Or do you shrink in fear and worry? 60% of the things we worry about never come to pass, 20% are past situations that we can't change, 10% are the little and small things and only, yes only 4-5% of things come to pass. So, we worry about 95% of things that never happen. Imagine that time.
Fear is interest paid on a debt you may not owe.
John Wooden once said, "Don't let want you can't do interfere with what you can do".
Fear and worry get you nowhere. Anger unless it's righteous, well, it's just anger. Which in turn is selfish. The challenges we face are sometimes beyond our comprehension. They seem to be impossible. And yet, here we are, day after day, living to meet those challenges. The measure of your faith is not how you deal with things during easy times, but times of difficulty and struggle. On Sunday last, I asked you to have a conversation about your finances with your spouse or a trusted friend. If your finances have you immobilized in fear, then cling to a friend. Don't go through these things alone. Do not allow your fear to guide you, but your faith. Trust in the Lord, trust in Him always. Let the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you. Share the contents of your heart with others. Do not burden your children with such things. Talk to your friends or your spouse. There is a different way to live.
And when those challenges come, well, if you cling to the Lord and you have friends to help you through, the mountains become hills.
Go in peace and go with God.


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