Skills Can Be Learned

“I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.” – Proverbs 4:2 Today I want to start with this thought: We can learn most of the skills needed for success. I often share that your philosophy is perfectly designed to produce the results you’re getting. What if your ideals, standards, or beliefs are not producing the results you’re seeking?  Whose fault is it? What do you think should change in your life if what I’m saying is true? A great place to start is to change your philosophy, worldview, and how you see things. Considering the abundance of available skills that can be merged into our lives is essential. Being happy is a skill, and there are books on being happy. I know, I wrote one! Being a friend is a skill; being healthy and becoming successful is a skill. Spiritually speaking, leading a holy life is a

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The Price to Get In

“…strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. ‘We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,’ they said.” – Acts 14:22 Today I was reflecting on how much I love going to the gym. It has lots of amenities to help you stay in shape and keep your body healthy. My gym also has hard-core battling ropes and chain equipment, which can be challenging and uncomfortable at times, but yields great results. I was thinking about the similarities between this and our walk as Christians — when we are called to get out of our comfort zone, but in the end, it’s worth it.  There’s another spiritual lesson here I want to share. I’m always curious how my gym can afford to operate a huge facility when not many people go. A fellow gym patron shared some wisdom: “Bobby, many people pay

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Change Your Philosophy

“…for, ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 2:16 Change your philosophy to get the life you want. We each have ideals, standards, or beliefs that have become our personal philosophies. Your philosophy is perfectly designed to give you the results you’re getting. Yes, that may sound harsh. I’m not saying this to judge anyone. I’m saying this to encourage you. We are always tempted to blame others when we’re not quite where we want to be. Change your philosophy today. You have the power in you, through Jesus, to build any kind of life you want. He’s laid it before you, but it is easy to place the blame on others. Nobody plays a video game and blames the dragon who’s guarding the princess by saying, there’s a dragon in my way, that

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