Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thoughts To Ponder

“Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time,
if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

I have shared this “poem” many times over the last few years, but each time it seems that it’s exactly what someone needs to read and hear at that time in their lives, just as it was exactly what I needed to read the first time I read it. It captures the essence of the perseverance and persistence of Jesus in doing what he knew to be right and good, even though it cost him everything…

“People are unreasonable, illogical, self-centered. ...Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish motives. ...Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and real enemies. ...Try to be successful anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow ...Do it anyway.

Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable. ...Be honest and frank anyway.

People favor the underdog, but they chum up to the top dog....Fight for the underdog anyway.

What you spend years building can be destroyed overnight. ...Build anyway.

Give the world the best you have and chances are you will get kicked in the teeth.

...Give it anyway.”
[--Though commonly attributed to Mother Teresa, the actual author is unknown]

The biblical principles behind these words can be found in Galatians 6:9-10, where Paul describes the importance of persistence in our faith. Whatever problem it is that you are wrestling with… hang in there and know that God is greater than that problem. Persevere in the name of Jesus! Remember that God loves you and I do, too!

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