Thursday, November 13, 2008

SUCCESS WILL COME AT A TRYING TIME FOR US

WILL----Used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent.

WAY----The course traveled from one place to another, a series of actions, or sequence of events leading in a direction or toward an objective.

MY OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE GOD'S WILL, MY WAY.

TWO FROGS

Two frogs fell into a bucket of cream
And struggled to keep afloat,
But one soon tired and sank to rest
With a gurgling sigh in his throat.

The other paddled away all night,
And not a croak did he utter,
And with the coming of morning light,
He rode on an island of butter.

The flies came thick to his island home
and made him a breakfast snappy.
The milkmaid shrieked and upset the pail,
And froggy hopped away happy.

THE PLAINEST MORTAL IS IN THIS RHYME
WHICH WE SHOULD AT ONCE APPLY:
SUCCESS WILL COME AT A TRYING TIME,
IF WE PADDLE AND NEVER SAY DIE!
unknown author

Sometimes, we fail because we just get tired of trying. If we want to succeed then we must keep trying. We can't have thoughts like, "well, when I go this week and eat right then I am going to have that thing that I have not been allowing myself to have." Or "when I lose this weight, I am going to eat all the cake that I want." That is just Satan trying to distract us and keep us from doing what is right. Eating all the cake we want has never gotten us anywhere except some more pounds and closer to poor health. When we get tired of trying we just have to remember all the reasons we have for trying and doing our best. Some of my reasons are: My family and the example that I want to leave them. My health to be better so that I can enjoy a good quality of life. Most of all I want my body to be that Temple that my Saviour is happy to have as a place for His Spirit to abide.

When the going gets tough, we just have to find within our selves the determination to keep "paddling." If we find that on occasion we have failed, we must not hate our selves and give ourselves reason to quit trying, we must ask God to forgive us of our lack of trust in Him to show us the way and then follow the way of escape He has provided. Next time, we can plan ahead more carefully, never get too hungry, don't allow our self the right to feel sorry for ourselves. We must always pray and believe God.

If we look around there are always those who are less fortunate than our selves. They have conditions that are much more complicated that, they can not correct within themselves. If we GO FORWARD with a heart of Thanksgiving, we will find our self pity non existent. Then God can use us to finish the job He is giving us to do. That being to take care of the "TEMPLES" HE has given to us during our time here on earth. I leave you with this verses and I pray that we each have a good week.

ROMANS 8:37

NAY, IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US.

PHILIPPIANS 1:6

BEING CONFIDENT OF THIS VERY THING, THAT HE WHICH HATH BEGUN A GOOD WORK IN YOU WILL PERFORM IT UNTIL THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST.

"KEEP PADDLING, DEAR FRIENDS, WE WILL MAKE IT." connie

5 comments:

Senkyoshi said...

I needed this today. I am tired of trying.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Senkyoshi, I know you are but to quit would not be good for you. You are too young to let your health ruin. You are going to need that body of yours, I hope for many more years. So just go back to when you were able to accomplish some things and use those same principals. You have my prayers. connie

Ps. My computer did not crash. If you want to know the story go to http://connies-thoughts.blogspot.com

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Great advice, Connie! Never give up... thankfully our Saviour never does :)
{{HUGS}}

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Pam, thank you. Yes, I wish I were more like him and I try day by day. He is the best of examples. Hope your week is one of wonder and joy. connie

Anonymous said...

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.