26 Reasons To Improve Your Self

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Affects Your Attitude

Philippians 2:5 in the New Living Translation says:

“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

Blocks Your Blessings

Proverbs 10:22 says:

“The Lord’s blessings brings wealth to <<Sal>>, And He adds no trouble to it.” 

Crushes Your Creativity

Galatians 6:4-5 in the Message Bible says:

“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.”

Destroys Your Dreams

Joel 2:28 says:

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”

Energizes Your Enemy

Exodus 23:33 says:

“But if you will indeed listen to and obey His voice … I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.”

Fixes Your Finances

Job 42:10 says:

“And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

Glitches Your Gifting

Romans 12:6 in The Living Bible says:

“God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well….”

Handicaps Your Hopes

Isaiah 26:3 in the Amplified Bible says:

“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”

Ignores Your Ideas

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 in the Message Bible says:

“Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time—pray that our God will make you fit for what he's called you to be, pray that he'll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something. If your life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely.”

Jeopardizes Your Job

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 in the Message Bible says:

“After looking at the way things are on this earth, here's what I've decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that's about it. That's the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what's given and delighting in the work. It's God's gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It's useless to brood over how long we might live.”

Kidnaps Your Knowledge

Proverbs 10:14 in the New King James Version says:

“Wise people store up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.”

Loses Your Leadership

Proverbs 20:28 in the Message Bible says:

“Love and truth form a good leader; sound leadership is founded on loving integrity.”

Manhandles Your Motivation

Proverbs 16:10 in the Message Bible says:

“A good leader motivates, doesn't mislead, doesn't exploit.”

Navigates Your Naivety

Proverbs 1:4in the New American Standard Bible says:

To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion.”

Obsesses Over Your Obstacles

2 Corinthians 10:4 in the New Living Translation says:

“We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.”

Paralyzes your Potential 

Ecclesiastes 11:4 in The Living Bible says:

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.”

Quits your Quest

Proverbs 2:2 in the Amplified Bible says:

“Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it]”

Ruins your Relationships

Galatians 5:14 in the Amplified Bible says:

“For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is complied with in the one precept, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.”

Sabotages your Success

Jeremiah 29:11 in the New International Reader’s Version says:

“I know the plans I have for you,” announces the Lord. “I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come.” 

Targets your Talent

Matthew 25:15 says:

“And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.”

Unarms your Uniqueness

Galatians 5:25-26 in the Message Bible says:

“Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.”

Vacates your Vision

Habakkuk 2:2 in the Contemporary English Version says:

“Then the LORD told me:  ‘I will give you my message in the form of a vision.  Write it clearly enough to be read at a glance.’”

Wastes your Wisdom

James 3:13 in the New Living Translation says:

“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” 

Xenobiotic  your Xenodochial

Romans 12:13 says:

“When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.”

Yuks up Yourself

Mark 12:31in the Amplified Bible says:

“The second is like it and is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Zigzags your Zest

Psalm 27:1 in the Message Bible says:

“Light, space, zest— that's God! So, with him on my side I'm fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.”