Heard this at cellgroup last night: "Your circumstances change only when your thinking changes."
We all desire to have good things in life, to do well, to establish well-being in every area. For me, that includes spiritual well-being, to be fruitful and effective in my life.
Last night, I was reminded of how we ought to focus on the eternal, on the things that matter. For one, relationships and friendships matter--encouraging and building up those around me.
Why do we do the things we do? Church, work, cellgroup, family, friends, play... There're so many things demanding our time. What should take priority?
And what's the right attitude to have towards others? Especially our leaders, overseers and elders.
How we think determines how we live. What we say and believe determines what we head towards.
"Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life." ~ Proverbs 4:23 (Amp)
"You're blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world." ~ Matthew 5:8 (Msg)
What is success against the backdrop of eternity? Get it right within and you'll get it right without.