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41. BLAME YOURSELF AS YOU WOULD BLAME OTHERS;
EXCUSE OTHERS AS YOU WOULD EXCUSE YOURSELF.
Matthew 7:12 (NIV) says “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
42. OTHERS CAN STOP YOU TEMPORARILY -
YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DO IT PERMANENTLY.
1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV) says “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”
43. CONSIDER THE TURTLE, HE MAKES PROGRESS
ONLY WHEN HE STICKS HIS NECK OUT.
Matthew 14:28-29 (NIV) says “ ’Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’ ‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”
44. A WINNER MAKES COMMITMENTS;
A LOSER MAKES PROMISES.
Psalm 15:1-2 (NIV) says “Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart.”
Psalm 15:4 (NIV) says “Who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind.”
45. FAITH DOESN'T MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN -
FAITH RESTS ON SOMETHING THAT HAS HAPPENED.
Psalm 62:1 (NIV) says “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.”
46. WHAT IS MORAL IS WHAT YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT AFTER.
Matthew 5:8 (NIV) says “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
47. WHENEVER A MAN IS READY TO UNCOVER HIS SINS,
GOD IS READY TO COVER THEM.
Proverbs 28:13 (NIV) says “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”
48. GOD NEVER ASKS ABOUT OUR ABILITY OR INABILITY,
JUST OUR AVAILABILITY.
Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) says “ ’Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’ “
49. YOU CAN'T ACT LIKE A SKUNK
WITHOUT SOMEONE GETTING WIND ABOUT IT.
Matthew 12:35 (NIV) says “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.”
50. GOD ALWAYS GIVES HIS BEST TO THOSE
WHO LEAVE THE CHOICE WITH HIM.
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