Saturday, March 3, 2018
HAVING A MOTTO WILL KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE…
You ask what kind of trouble? Well let’s see; ever wish you had not “said that”? Wish you would quit “doing that”? What about, wish you would leave “that” along? It’s those things that drive you crazy, and you just keep doing the “that’s.” Maybe we could call it the “that’s” in your life.
I am figuring out, did you see I used “figuring” in “present tense”? I’m letting you know I am still working on my “that” problem……Moving right along”!!! I am figuring out that, I could benefit from using a Motto to keep me out of trouble. The definition in Webster for Motto is “a short expression of a guiding principle.” Do you get the picture?
Let’s see some personal examples would be….
When I talk too much, and my tongue gets me in trouble. I will choose to use this MOTTO from Proverbs 13:2-3 “Good people enjoy the positive results of their words, but those who are treacherous crave violence. Those who control their tongue will have a long life; a quick retort can ruin everything.”
When I start eating out of control. I will choose to step back and ask myself what is going on to cause me to eat out of my emotions and begin to “eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full” (Keeping my food intake in the right perspective, recognizing the full level is the key).
When I begin to “walk by the Flesh” and “not in the Spirit.” I will make a choice to stop, confess my sin and start to live like who I am in Christ.
You get the picture. Take a minute and write down those things you do that get you into trouble and make a Motto to give you a “stop and start” point that will bring change. It’s all about growth in character and a good practice that will provide you with a quality life you deserve….. The Abundant Life!