Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lack of Self Control

I thought this was a very powerful and timely message and the note and response to this verse was outstanding from our Mr. Kandiwo.

Proverbs: 25:28: A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Thought from Freddie Kandiwo: Nairobi Kenya (via Facebook)

The city broken into and left without walls paints a particular picture on my mind. In the first place, the city itself is of value, hence the need for the walls. These can serve the purpose such as defense against the enemies, or preservation of privacy or indeed a mark of the boundary which seeks to preserve the good in the city. In the second place the absence of the walls indicates exposure to all sorts of danger; becoming an easy target for the enemy. There is a danger that all the good in the city will no longer be there. It will become difficult for the city to control who comes, goes out, from which point and so on.

Temptation is ever present in our daily lives. A life without self-control is not without consequence. One will for sure yield to any provocation that comes their way as there are no defenses. There is absence of orderliness in their life.

I pray that the Lord may open our eyes that we may reason in daily situations and seek to have a good conscious. May we display the good character, by living self-cotrolled lives; in our appetite for the things in this life, and as good stewards of what has been entrusted to us. May the Lord rule our thoughts and intensions, and help us build defenses in our individual lives.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

For the protection of wisdom like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.~ Ecclesiastes 7:12

Monday, August 29, 2011

You don't move from weakness, you move from strength.~ We must learn to take control or be controlled :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

If we are going to make any type of progress as a people, we will have to squeeze the slave out of ourselves and it starts with me.~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Failure is not an option. We must do what we got to get it right!~ ME

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"I am not the person I was, I am not yet who I am becoming...we are a work in progress."~ Suzy Welch. All I have to say is Amen to that because that kept me out of some SERIOUS trouble yesterday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You need to own your space and stand in your power.! Sherrin Ross Ingram

Monday, August 22, 2011

Professionalism is an attitude not a time commitment. Treat your business as a professional & you will receive professional results. Deb Bixler

Friday, August 19, 2011

Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.~ Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rather than sitting and worrying, do something, anything. Worrying is a waste of time. Catherine Pulsifer

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I don't know anyone who has got or gotten to the top without hard work. that is the recipe. ~Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, August 11, 2011

You must realize what is actually going on before you can effectively deal with it. ~Ralphian. You cannot fix what you will not face.~ Coach Lynn Richardson

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it.~ Charles Swindle~ Are you reacting positively & with grace or negatively with destain to what happens to you?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In all things, you must develop a SYSTEM (save yourself time, energy & money)!- It's called keeping things in order.

Monday, August 8, 2011

If you remain in your comfort zone, you will not go any further.~ Catherine Pulsifer (Today is 8-8-11)- I've been told that eight is the number of new beginnings, so what can you begin today to get you out of your comfort zone?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. ~Leon J. Suenes (What are your dreams and are you working to make them come true?)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Believe while others are doubting-William Arthur Ward- Repost by Coach Reeshemah Holmes. W.E.A.L.T.H.Y. Wednesday tonight 9pm EST 619-309-1058 code 466699 with celebrity life Coach Lynn Richardson

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

When deeds speak, words are nothing.- African Proverb. Are your deeds speaking positively or negatively in your life or those around you?

Monday, August 1, 2011

People will doubt what you say but they will believe what you do. ~Lewis Cass