Thoughts I Live By

My beliefs reflect the God I serve. My thoughts reflect my beliefs and how I have been influenced. My words and actions reflect my thoughts and define how I am known . Ultimately, we all manifest the God we serve.

If I am to be someone of integrity then my thoughts and words and actions must agree.

If I am to be someone of consequence then my words and actions must be righteous, just, kind, and compassionate.

My focus determines the direction I am going. If my focus is on the past then I am going nowhere.

If I don’t know where I’m going, any road will take me there.

How I get there determines where there is.

Pain that is not transformed is transmitted.

If I listen only to those I agree with, I am destined to be of no consequence.

The more I talk, the less I will be understood.

If I talk to someone who isn’t listening, I will be of no consequence.

If I talk when I have nothing to say, I will be of no consequence.

If I am to be of consequence, the person in front of me must be the most important person in my life.

If I react to my circumstances I will be of no consequence.

If I am not part of the solution then I am part of the problem.

Not forgiving others is like drinking poison and expecting them to get sick.

The more mercy I show others, the more mercy I will receive and I need all I can get.

I am not required to agree with or support the choices of others in order to respect their right to make them.

I cannot convince anyone of anything. All I can do is plant a seed and lead by example.

In order to communicate with someone I must hear what they mean to say and speak their language.

A successful relationship requires first that we choose to have one, second that we do not change our minds, and third we do something to improve it everyday.

I can form an opinion without taking sides.

The best defense is not to be offended.

Not everyone who attacks me is my enemy.

Not everyone that I disagree with is wrong.

If I live for someone else’s approval I will die from their rejection.

Just because someone needs help all the time does not mean they are not worth helping.

I am always one step away from being one step closer to God. Sometimes I need to turn around first.

Ultimately, we all manifest the God we serve. The only way evil can win is if good people stand by and do nothing. May The God of Israel Bless The United States of America. – Michael Okulski.org Praise Yah!

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