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"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
Have you ever considered that being a Christian should be fun?
Being a Christian requires you to be happy, sincere, concerned and one other thing and that is diplomatic.
It is a big mistake when you try to open the door of happiness with wrong keys. Happiness is more than a feeling it is a state of being. Being happy feels good but feelings are so transient they don't produce a contented state merely a moment of ecstasy.
Attaining goals produces real happiness and conditions one for further success. Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what and how you think.
Thankfulness rewards the good, but too much self-criticism punishes everything - - It kills both the good and the bad.
The Bible says in Proverbs 3:27, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."
You will eventually become what you think. And you can't think one thing and become something else. If you allow yourself to think negative worried, fearful thoughts, then you will become a negative, worried, fearful person.
"You cannot think defeat and expect victory. You can't think poverty, and expect wealth. You can't think the worst, and expect the best.
Joel Osteen says, “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”
"A great man shows his greatness, "by the way he treats little men." says Carlyle."
Dale Carnegie “I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: "Wouldn't you like to have that?" Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?
To some extent you are selling yourself to everybody you meet, the value they place upon you depends on two things their perception of you (first impression) and their discovery of who you really are. As Christians we are in the people business.
This is upheld by Jesus' final words Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
Linked up today with Michelle’s Hear it on Sunday
Also linked with Joan Davis, Sharing His Beauty