Proverbs 9:12 KJV If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it .
Everybody is doing the best they can to survive in this world. However, whatever you do goes around and comes back to you; As such, care must be taken to live in such a way as to be proud of the one you see in the mirror. You are the one in charge of your own actions. Your future self must be able to thank you for how live today. “If you do good, you do for yourself. If you do bad, you do for yourself” (African proverb).
Philippians 4:13 KJV I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Everyone reaches a point where it feels like running away from problems. God won’t allow us to go through something He cannot handle. “God has never given us an amour for our backside because He didn’t expect us to be running” (Joyce Meyer).
Hebrews 12:1 KJV …let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
As you go through life, you receive lots of advice from various people. But these counsels are usually based on their own journey in life and may have nothing to do with you. Sometimes they contradict. You must be able to sift through the opinions of the masses and forge your own destiny based on God’s plan for your life. “Don’t spend your life believing a story about yourself that you didn’t write that’s been fed to you – that simply you’ve accepted, embedded and added to. Let the story go and there beneath is the real you…and your unique gifts, heart and path that await you” (Nanette Mathews).
Proverbs 25:28 KJV He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. What wil be will be, but how we react to it makes all the difference. “What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens” (Ellen Glasgow).
Luke 14:28 KJV For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ?
“It’s easy to be lured into a false sense of security based on what we intend to do… In the eyes of others, plans are just a means to an end. Plans are wonderful, and necessary for success—but only if you fulfill them. The rest of the world doesn’t know what you plan to accomplish in the next few months. So make some of those plans a reality” (lifehack.com). “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do” (Henry Ford).
1 Samuel 14:6 KJV And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the Lord will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.
We don’t always have to wait for a sign from heaven to do things before believing that God is with us. It is better to take action on good opportunities than to be inactive waiting for God to do something He has already given you the capacity and resources to do. “Just do it” -Nike.
Matthew 6:34 KJV Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
About 95% of the things we worry about do not materialize. The things that we should be worried about usually happens so fast that we don’t get enough time to worry about. Worrying is useless; the only thing it accomplishes is making things seem worse. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength” (Corrie ten Boom).