A Crazy Idea…
People think that we’re crazy. It will never work. You’re going to
fail…Those are the beginning of every great success story.
When you begin to step out and strive to stand up for what is right
or do a new thing that will include change, don’t expect the world to embrace your endeavors. Those that fear change, cherish security, or are quick to
strike out against others, will hasten to ridicule your efforts.
Thought for the day
When it comes to being in relationship with folks who are addicted we must remember that many of them, depending on their recovery program, may not be too far removed from insanity. Don’t listen to the voices that would tell you why you can’t help them or you don’t have the right words, or the wisdom or experience to do this or that. But rather listen to that quiet, strong inner voice that prompts you to say, I am fully qualified to help others because, “I think I can”, with God I know I can, for God I know I will!
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against the soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us. Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men…For it is God’s will, that by doing good, you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
~1 Peter 2:9-13,15,16 (NIV)~
Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. ~Matthew 19:26~