Difficult Things Happen

by Ralph Marston

Every problem is a chance for you to become a better version of yourself. Every challenge charts a path for growth and improvement.

Every setback carries the potential for powerful motivation. Every disappointment can lift you to a higher level of resolve.

Every inconvenience has the power to inspire new resourcefulness. Every frustration gives you a way to strengthen your patience.From each positive experience, you learn a few things. From each negative experience, you learn much more.
Of course you would not intentionally seek to be hurt or disappointed. But neither would you want a life where hurt and disappointment never happen.

Difficult things can happen, do happen, and amazingly, life finds a way to make them beneficial. Difficult things can happen, and that’s what makes the good things so very good.

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Motivating Others Starts with Appreciation

 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10

Everyone has a basic need to feel loved and appreciated!  If you want the cooperation of someone else a good place to start is with yourself.

Eternal Results

Consider your choices and the motivation behind them.

For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? Luke 9:25

I was thinking about this devotion and realized that often I forget that we are eternal beings. We get land locked and time locked into our journey here on Earth forgetting that every action or lack of action on our part has an eternal impact.

We can save the world or accumulate lots of stuff but none of it is coming with us and if we neglect our time and relationship with God it will change the outcome of our life after we leave this body. (thedailyverse.com)