This week we've had a few let downs and some disappointment. I have also received answers to prayers and plenty of opportunity to grow. Once again, my Mum's inspired email has reminded me of the power of a positive attitude. She sent some thoughts talking about runners facing the opposition of negative thinking while trying to break the "impossible" barrier of a four-minute mile. It said:
"Roger Bannister broke the barrier and changed that thinking by his performance. He refused to believe what others were saying because he didn't want to limit his own potential. His breakthrough proved that the barrier was psychological, not physiological. In the August 1994 Runner's World magazine, Jerry Lynch, Ph.D., said that when you believe and think I can, you activate your motivation, commitment, confidence, concentration, and excitement, all of which relate directly to achievement. On the other hand, "Whether you think you can or can't, you're right in both cases."
"It's true that airplanes and kites rise faster when they fly into the wind, Individuals grow stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually when they are "tested" with resistance or opposition."
In my study this morning I read about Jacob who knew Sherem was going to try use flattery to deceive him. Jacob prepared himself and remembered the revelations he had, the angels he saw, and the voice of the Lord he heard. "Wherefore, [he] could not be shaken" (Jacob 7:5). Each of us should prepare for difficult times by remembering the revelations we have had. If we stay true to the flashes of revelation we receive than we'll never be led astray.
I love this church. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and I know it helps people. It is the only way to eternal happiness.
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