Tuesday, May 27, 2014
MAY 27 v 21 TWELVE STEPPING WITH POWER IN THE PROVERB
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
And a man is valued by what others say of him.
STEP 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
The verse from the Proverb is a tight rope ! What i mean is we have to be careful in listening to what others have to say about us. Criticism can be a good thing as long as it used to help and not hurt or tear someone down. Growing up in a home with negative criticism about yourself and everything around you will shape you into a Doomsday preacher. For along time my life was directed by whatever everyone else had to say .My everyday was lived with everything will go wrong everyone is out to get me and life will not get any better than this. When working step eight you must include yourself first . For along time my thinking was I am ok and everybody else was screwed up ! Honesty with yourself will start the healing process and eventually folks around you will eventually have only good things too say about you . Do not let your negative thoughts or someone else s thoughts about you determine your destiny . Your life can and will get better ,you gotta have faith and be willing to work your butt off to make change.
Proverbs 12 v 18
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.By Joseph Dickerson