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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Issue # 13 - Don’t get another ‘D’ in this.

From A - Z… the series continues, letter ‘D’

How many times have you passed by an incomplete building? Heard persons with great plans for their life but it never happened? Or maybe even you had a personal project you started but you dropped it somewhere along the line. What caused you to drop it? I’m sure you had no intention of dropping it because the excitement and energy you had you were willing to do it all by yourself.

Obviously something happened along the line which took you off course. That’s’ why I’m glad for the letter ‘D’. It is where we find today’s word determination. As you and I know from experience that desire alone doesn’t get things done. One of it’s supporting factor is determination.

determination: Firmness of purpose, perseverance, steadfastness

Not because you get a D grade or failed your last venture means you should never attempt it again or give up on everything. You must realize you will never get the support you want. Remember, it’s how bad you want it? The force within you has to be greater than the external force for you to blow away your opposition. Either that happens or you will cave in and quit.

In life there are always situations that try to speak to you and tell you that the odds are against you. This is only a test and therefore your grade is a result of what YOU decide to do after this.

No teacher ever spends hours in the classroom trying to help you turn out to be a failure. It doesn’t take much effort to do that. Do nothing and you will succeed. God is always trying to teach you important lessons in life to make the grade. Whether he does it directly or through other means it’s up to you to apply what you have learnt.

If you are determined to make the best grade you must have stick ability. The ability to hang in there no matter what. God is looking for some people in this generation to join our forefathers in making the honor role. You have to have the attitude that if it doesn’t happen today I’ll be back on the job tomorrow.

Even if your life’s story never makes it on the 6 o clock news, published in a book, featured on Oprah, or become a motion picture, be sure of this- God has it recorded in heaven. Imagine making it in Heaven’s Hall of Fame.

You must aim for a better grade by:

1. Staying connected to your teacher and greatest help -“For the Lord GOD will help me…” Isaiah 50:7 (KJV)

2. Keep fueling up your faith - "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God". Romans 10:17 (KJV)

3. If necessary change you strategy or approach.

4. Take a 5 -Yes rest. It will allow you to be revived and sometimes give you fresh new ideas to get it done.

5. Read & talk to other people- Hearing others peoples success will keep you motivated.

Here’s to a better grade:

Coming next week: The series continues…letter ‘E’

Take care until…......and God Bless ya

Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:

Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.

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