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It Matters How You "See" a Situation

In the best selling book,7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey stated, "we simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be.  And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.  The way we see things is the source of the way we think and the way we act."  In other words, our perceptions influences how we think and approach every situation in our lives.

     When my fourteen-year old son, Blease died unexpectedly in 1995 from cardiac arrest my perception of this loss resulted in me circling around Mt. Misery for years until I had a shift in how I perceived this tragic experience.  Before the shift in my thinking occurred, day after day, year after year I focused on the death of my son. Focusing solely on my son's death prevented me from moving forward.  Despite my professional success at the time, on the inside I was experiencing an emotional hell I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I  m…

Success Leaves Clues

I once lived a life DRIVEN by how the world defined success: position,paper,power and possessions. I am now puttin forth my best effort to be DIRECTED by the definition of success in God's Word. The following scripture verses provide clues as to how those who are believers in Christ as there Lord and Savior can attain success in a way pleasing to God our Father:

Joshua 1:8- Study this Book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

Success Tip: Our schedules are packed with activities. Schedule uninterrupted time on a daily basis reading and meditating on God's Word. If you are being challenged in a specific area, then seek out scripture verses pertaining to that topic and begin to meditate on them until the Word becomes life to your Spirit.

Psalms 1:vs.(1-3) Oh,the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or joi…