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).
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).
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).
Proverbs 14:4 KJVWhere no oxen are , the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
In order to live a ‘clean’, problem-free life, one has to live a life without risks. However such a life results in a banal, average existence. “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new” (Brian Tracy).
Ecclesiastes 5:10 KJV
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
Life is not a journey that is meant to be plodded through till one reaches the ‘top’. It is good to have dreams, but obsessing and putting them above all other things and not enjoying the moment is bad. “When you get to the top, there’s nothing there” (Jack Higgins, multimillionaire). Enjoy where you are now, these moments will never come back.
Romans 10:2 KJV
For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Proverbs 19:2 KJV
Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
Rushing to do things without taking time to reflect on its effects in the long run is dangerous. Life is too short to be rushed through; the fact that one is moving fast does not mean one is moving ahead. “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste” (Benjamin Franklin).