A Strange Coincidence

Self- help books, motivational speeches, human resources literature, professional development workshops, mentors, seminars, Psychologist’s prescriptions…..all culminate in one place, The BIBLE. Come with me on this journey-if you will.

  • Do not respond to something in anger or when in an emotional state…….Proverbs 15 v 1 and 28, James 1 v 19-20
  • Only way to deal with pain is to go through it……..dont numb it; admit to it, feel it, accept it and deal with it…… this too shall pass…..Never give up. 1 Corinthians 10 v 13, Matthew 5 v 4, 2 Corinthians 4 v 16-18, Romans 8 v 28
  • Fear is crippling….courage doesn’t mean you are not afraid…………….1 Peter 3 v 13-14, 17, Galatians 5 v 17-18
  • Your word is your bond….. Ecclesiastes 5 v 4, Matthew 5 v 37 and James 5 v 12 and Psalms 15 v 4 (this one is sticky isn’t it?)
  • Life is just for living …..Ecclesiastes 9 v 7-10
  • Life is unfair…….Ecclesiastes 9 v 11-12
  • Set realistic goals and expectations….prioritize and have work-life balance…… Proverbs 23 v 4-5, Ecclesiastes 3 v 1-9, Exodus 18 v 13-24, Mark 6 v 31-32
  • Don’t be too hard on self……..exercise self-compassion…..Romans 7 v 14-20
  • Criticizing, complaining, condemning and comparing……the four monsters….Karma is real…..Matthew 7 v 1-6, Matthew 7 v 12 and Galatians 6 v 7-10
  • If you numb pain, you also numb the virtues and the benefits that accrue to you as a result of feeling pain…. and you wont feel compassion for yourself or for others either.John 16 v 31, Romans 5 v 3-5, James 1 v 2-4 and 12 also 1 Peter 5 v 6-10
  • Good leadership embraces humility, courage, vulnerability, transparency……check out the life of Jesus, Moses, David, Joshua, Joseph, King Hezekiah….
  • Happiness in not directly aligned to the amount of stuff we have………Luke 12 v 15 and Mark 8 v 36-37, 1 Timothy 6 v 6-10
  • Forgive……let it go….do not be vindictive……Matthew 5 v 38-42, Romans 12 v 17-21, Colossians 3 v 13-15
  • Your intentions and motives make the action…….Hebrews 4 v 12-13, 1 Samuel 16 v 7
  • Give, give , give……be kind….Acts 20 v 35, 2 Corinthians 9 v 7, Proverbs 19 v 17
  • Exercise empathy…….. 1 John 3 v 17, Hebrews 10 v 24, 1 Thessalonians 5 v 14-15

Its just startling that this is free advice……and yet we search  and search and spend so much to access it otherwise. This best-selling book is compacted with practical wisdom and life-saving grace and more often than not, is free of cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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