Be Slow To Argue

Be slow to argue by purposive writer

I do not like arguments. Not because I am afraid to be proven wrong; but because to be proven right leaves a heavy burden on my shoulders. In arguments the persons involved only have one goal: to prove they are right. And when proven wrong they walk out angry and guilty; thinking to themselves they lose face. All because, most often than not, people reason out of emotions and not out of logical thinking. What they have in mind is, how others see them, how their “reputation” would look like the moment they would be proven wrong. To the point that they would twist the truth and fabricate stories just to get out of the mess clean.

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The Lord shall restore to you

Do you know that all that is yours by divine right but which you lost or which did not come to you can be restored to you? It can. God said it,

“I will restore to you the years that the locusts hath eaten.” Joel 2:25.

We see this on a daily basis don’t we? The child who does not go to school but later becomes an outstanding success. The poor parents whose children succeed in a great way. The last who becomes the first. The one who goes from rags to riches. The ugly girl who gets married to very wealthy man. The list can continue.

What it demands is that you put your trust in God and keep asking him until he does it for you. Repeat his words with an appropriate adaptation ten times, one hundred times; as many times as you can every day believing.

“Th Lord shall restore unto me the years the locusts hath eaten.

Cure for fear

Faith is the best cure for fear. Any time you experience fear, draw strength from God’s promise to rescue you in Isaiah 43:1-2:

“Do not be afraid – I will save you.
I have called you by name – you
Are mine.
When you pass through deep
Waters, I will be with you;
Your trouble will not
Overwhelm you.
When you pass through fire, you
Will not be burned;
The hard trials that come will not
Hurt you.”

Do you agree with this solution to fear? In which other passage or verse in the bible does God promise to stand by us in case of difficulties?

Water from a rock

Those who put their trust in God know that they can never go hungry or thirsty because God will always provide if they believe enough. God can produce water from a rock:

“When the Lord led his people
through a hot, dry desert,
They did not suffer from thirst.
He made water come from a rock
For them;
He split the rock open, and water
Flowed out.”
Isaiah 48:21

The last may become the first

“…many who now are first will be last, and many who now are last will be first.” These are the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:30. Jesus was talking to his disciples.

In chapter 20 of the same Gospel, he says, “So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.”

Jesus expresses a truth that we see in today’s world. Millions of people around the world who start off as first end last; and millions of others who start off last ended as first.

While this is comforting to those who are last now, it can be worrisome to those who are first. If you are last now, know that it is possible for you to be first tomorrow. What it takes is hard work, dedication, determination and prayers.

But if you are first, you have to watch out or you end up last.Those who are first and sit on their laurels, or adopt bad, destructive habits, usually end in mud.

It can be something to celebrate if you start off last and end first, it can be sad to start off as first and end as last. Therefore you have to be very careful that this does not happen to you. Rather, if you are last now or if you have been last, resolve to end up as first.

Obedience to parents

Many young people do not listen to their parents. If you are a young person, do you listen to your parents? If you are a parent, do your children pay attention to what you tell them?

It is important to pay attention to your parents.Hear what the bible says:

“Pay attention to what your father and mother tell you. my son. Their teaching will improve your character as a handsome turban or a necklace improves your appearance” Prov. 4:13).</strong

A word to a wise child is enough.

Careful planning is a key to success

“Plan carefully what you do, and whatever you do will turn out right.” (Prov. 4:26).

Planning is important. If you want to do anything, you need to take time and plan it. Take time and prepare for it well and you will find yourself doing it very well.

Excellent preparation leads to excellent execution.
Poor preparation leads to poor execution.
No preparation leads to uncertain execution.

Those who achieve big in life give enough time to planning. They get themselves ready before they start to execute.

If you do not take time to plan the things you do, start now and maker sure you take time to plan whatever you want to do. You shall marvel at the way things will start to work out for you.

A bible verse that can change your life

“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” (Proverbs 4.23).

This verse can change your life.

If you have been allowing negative thoughts to dominate your thinking, this verse is for you. Your life will be marked by negativity if you allow negative thoughts to fill your mind.

Many people hear these words and do not take them serious and continue to fill their minds with negative thoughts. The result is they experience many failures in life.

Start now to turn all negative thoughts that come to your mind into positive thoughts. Give no room to negative thoughts in your mind.

If you do this you will become a positive person; and your success will be guaranteed.This is not an easy thing to do, however, but you must try and keep trying until you succeed.