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Don’t Bounce Back, Bounce Forward

“Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.”

– Ecclesiastes 12:9

Let me tell you today that there are people in this world who need the better version of you. The American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, “Treat your past as a school. Let it teach you.” Don’t be the person who pretends the past didn’t happen, but one who tells others how that past has shaped them. Don’t feel bad about what you went through and don’t beat yourself up; don’t say you’re a terrible person. Allow the past to help you grow and become not only a better you but a better you for others. 

Perhaps you have suffered the loss of a child, spouse, parent or sibling, and you miss them. First, if you find yourself gripped by this anguish, remember there is a Heaven and God has given them a place in it. Second, think about this: If they were watching your life right now, what would they want for you? Do they want you to stay in bed all day, cry continually, and give up on life? Not at all, they love you. So how do they want you to behave? It is important to them that you are happy and have a full life doing all you can do!  

Friend, when you go through a tough time, a hard loss, a difficult situation, the sad part is you can’t get that old life back. It was a great life, but you’ll never have that same life again, and that can seem difficult. But with God’s help, you don’t bounce back, you bounce forward! You live a life for God and love your neighbor, be patient and kind, and live a life that matters.

Prayer


Father, show me how to have a full life doing all I can do.

Reflection


What are you doing to live life for God and to show kindness to others?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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One Response

  1. So true. To live a LIFE THAT MATTERS: Live a life for God and love your neighbor, be patient and kind. Thank you Bobby! AMEN!

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