Persistence Makes You A Winner

Written by Harold Herring.

General Douglas MacArthur once said:

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”

Quitting and, for that matter, persistence is clearly visible to our Lord.

Revelation 2:19 in the Message Bible says:

I see everything you’re doing for me. Impressive! The love and the faith, the service and persistence. Yes, very impressive! You get better at it every day.”

Would you believe there are seven keys in this short verse?  I thought about teaching the scripture but I was clearly directed to go in a different direction.

Persistence is always. . .the decision of winners.

Persistence, patience, perspiration and especially, prayer. . .make an unbeatable combination for success.

More Effective Than Daydreaming

Written by Harold Herring.

“Prepare while others are daydreaming” is a powerful statement made by William Arthur Ward in his Blueprint For Achievement.

H. Jackson Browne said:

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

What preparations have you made for today?  Have you written your to-do list for the tomorrow?

Robert H Schuller said:

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.”

I want you to write down the next five words. . .if you get nothing else from this blog…these five words when properly applied will change your destiny.

Here it is.

You're Going To Like This Place

Written by Harold Herring.

I’m reminded of an airplane flight I took some years ago.  I was sitting in first class and the two men across the aisle were discussing how they were going to become filthy rich.

One of the men noticed that I had more than a passing interest in their conversation.  He directed his comments at me and inquired, “Do you want to be filthy rich too?”  I said, “No, I don’t want to be filthy at anything.”

Then I quoted Proverbs 10:22:

“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”

I said for me to be filthy would be sorrowful.

The man said “You must be one of those name it and claim Christians.”

I said if it’s in the Bible I will name it and claim the promise as mine.

He said, “Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Christian.”  Then he quoted Psalm 118:24 which says:

10 Questions To Accelerate Your 2016 Turn Around

Written by Harold Herring.

It's your year. . .it's your time.

A couple of weeks ago we shared ten questions to help accelerate your 2016 TurnAround. 

Several days ago I was stirred to share the questions again.  Frankly, I questioned the Lord by pointing out. . .as if He didn't know. . .that I had already shared the questions.

He then directed me to provide my answers as a way of encouraging others to answer the questions as well.

I want to assure you this isn't some meaningless exercise.  When you answer the ten questions. . .you will feel energized about your new year.

Here are the ten questions.

Be The Change You Want To See

Written by Harold Herring.

Are you willing and ready to be the change the world needs?

The real question is. . .are you willing to change regardless of what other people think or the consequences that will happen around you?

Exodus 2:14 in the New Living Translation says:

“The man replied, “Who appointed you to be our prince and judge? Are you going to kill me as you killed that Egyptian yesterday?”  Then Moses was afraid, thinking, “Everyone knows what I did.”

Moses wanted to change the plight of the children of Israel.  In a fit of moral outrage he slayed an Egyptian who was beating an Israelite.

As he began to fully realize the implications of his actions. . .he knew things were going to change.

There are times when we want change to come but we must also be willing to consider the consequences of our actions.

Despite spending years on the backside of the desert . . . running from and making excuses to God . . . Moses was used to led the children of Israel through the wilderness for forty years until he delivered them to the door of the Promised Land.

Exodus 3:17-20 in the New Living Translation says:

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Written by Harold Herring.

Who do you expect to receive gifts from this Christmas?

Your spouse, if you’re married?  Your parents, if they’re still with you?  Your children?  Other close relatives? Your co-workers?  Your neighbors?  Your friends at church?  Your best friend?

What about those gifts?  How often do you have to return a gift?

Have you ever received a gift that was the wrong size?  The wrong color? 

Have you ever received a gift that you had no idea where to put it?

Have you ever received a gift that truthfully you couldn’t figure out what it was or even why someone would give it to you?

Have you ever received a gift that you already had?  Maybe two or three of them?

Have you ever received a gift that you didn’t want. . .but you couldn’t return for fear of hurting someone’s feelings so it was relegated to the back of your closet, the attic or the garage?

How often do you receive the perfect gift?  Can you remember one thing you received last Christmas?