Wednesday, April 13, 2011
HAVING A MOTTO WILL KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE…
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”. You get the picture?
Let’s see some personal examples would be….
1.When I talk too much and my tongue gets me in trouble. I will make a choice 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.”
2,When I start eating out of control. I will make a choice 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).
3.When I begin to “walk after the Flesh” and “not in the Spirit”. I will make a choice to stop, confess my sin and begin to live like who I am in Christ.
Now that you are on the same page, take a minute and write down those things that get you into trouble and make a Motto to give you a “stop and begin a new starting point” that will bring change. It’s all about growth in character and a good practice that will give you the quality life you deserve….. The Abundant Life!