Are You Afraid of Negativity?

How do you react when someone says something, negative about what you are doing? Each person has a gift in certain areas of their lives. For me, I have a gift for writing; however, my singing is a different story.  What about you?

Does it bother me, if someone says something about my singing skill? No, it does not bother me; as I already know the truth. It’s why I sing for fun and not try singing on American Idol. Though I’d appreciate Simon’s commentary; it is not necessary.

Did you know there is a difference between a negative comment that helps a person; as opposed to a negative comment that only destroys. An open rebuke is not the same thing as a destructive comment.

What if, I say that I’d prefer an open rebuke over a loving comment that is never spoken. Confused? What am I talking about? Shall we begin with an illustration? Continue reading “Are You Afraid of Negativity?”

Listening To The Voice of Truth

After reading “Seeking God’s Will“, a visitor asked, “What about being led by the Spirit?. I consider her question and talked via LinkedIn. It became clear. I need to share about
abiding in Christ. It’s a key to being led  by the Holy Spirit. Continue reading “Listening To The Voice of Truth”

The Word is my Flashlight

A while ago, I was considering Psalm 119:105.  As I sometimes struggle with applying this verse, I asked the Father for better understanding.  Here is the Scripture :

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.

As I was considering its possible meaning, the Lord showed me an interesting scene. I was walking down a dark forest path. In my hand was a flashlight. The flashlight gave a brilliant beam of light that it was easy to see all the thorns, branches and shrubs in front of me.

Because I could see the obstacles, they were easy to avoid.  As I continued walking, a fork in the road appeared.  With the flashlight in hand, I shined its light to see what path to choose. With its brilliant light, discerning the path of righteousness becomes a little easier and less hazardous.

God is faithful to be with us and will guide us. There is just one problem.  We have to make a choice.  Will I listen to what God’s Spirit is saying to me? Will I heed the warnings and guidance that the light of Scripture has to offer?  If a wrong choice is made, will we turn around and admit it.  If we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive; courtesy of what Jesus did on the cross.

Life Without Limitations!

A friend once said, “It seems like you’re not living within the reality of your disabilities.”  I was quite surprised by this comment.  As I listen, an old cartoon character came drifting to the surface.  It was Mr. Magoo. Continue reading “Life Without Limitations!”