I Dare You: Embrace Life with Passion
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Joyce Meyer explains that a life without purpose is a life not worth living. We all need a reason to get up everyday. We all need to reach for something beyond ourselves. Over the centuries, millions of people have asked, "What am I here for? What is my purpose?" We are born; we live; and we die. We cannot do anything about being born or dying, but we can do a lot about how we live.
Sargent. Chapter 12 1. Dr. Richard Swenson, Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives. (NavPress Publishing, Colorado Springs, CO, 2004.) 2. Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell, page 38. 3. Author unknown. Taken from http://www.inspirationalstories.com 4. Lucinda Norman, An Atmosphere of Calm. Lookout magazine, December 15, 1996. Chapter 14 1. The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 193. 2. A conversation with
instructions were necessary for his family’s future, as well as the world’s, and we know he did it with excellence because we know the outcome was successful. The ark, everything, and everyone in it survived while the rest of the world did not. Make a decision to be an excellent person. Perhaps if we did less, we could do more things with excellence. Part of our problem in society is most people are trying to do so much they can’t do any of it right. Slow down, think seriously about what you are
chose to play a lot of golf. Years went by and suddenly everything fell apart when it was discovered that the so-called responsible partner was embezzling money from the firm. The active partner went to jail and the non-active one ended up with a very mediocre job and a lot of embarrassment. He realized too late that he had been irresponsible. Christian parents often make the mistake of thinking the children’s ministry at church or the youth group leader or the Christian school their children
to handle. Money in the hands of a generous person can be a great blessing, but in the hands of a greedy person it can bring ruin. Now, of course, we all think we are certainly among the spiritually mature, but I have come to trust that God knows more about me than I know about myself, and He gives me what He knows I can handle at the present time. I am sure some are reading this book who immediately say, “I’m spiritually mature and I don’t have enough to meet my basic needs.” There could be
would any sane society offer credit to someone who already cannot pay her bills? They do it because they don’t care, they are greedy, and if they can make a little more money, that is all that matters to them.4 We must develop the patience to wait for things and we will enjoy them even more. Greed is the root cause of a lot of debt. We must develop the patience to wait for things and we will enjoy them even more. I recently told my mother I was going to give her a cash allowance each month, and