Sunday, March 6, 2011

Don't Ride That Roller Coaster!

Luke 6:31-36 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

My prayer all the time is that God will bless everyone in my life in any way, shape, form or faction spiritually, mentally, socially, physically and financially. Yes that means YOU, I truly want to see all those around me succeed in all that they put their hands too. We should all be that way, especially if we call ourself a Christian. So I simply say to you... Don't Ride That Roller Coaster!

Now, I know you may ask or wonder where I'm going with this one. Well in life we are supposed to be constantly growing or getting better in whatever we do. Many times we hear that we need to change our friends when we begin to grow. I would like to interject that we don't need to change our friends. Why not help them get like you? Why not help them become successful like you? Why not "share life" and tell them how you begin to grow? Why not give them a chance to grow with you before you write them off? Now don't get me wrong people, there are times when people don't want to change, and then you have to make the better judgement to let them exit our of your life!

I got off on a tangent, but back to the roller coaster... For those of you who have rode a roller coaster, you know that that first hill is usually the hardest to reach the top. You come around the corner fast and then they slow you down, you go up to the peak of the first drop slow. Now the whole time you sit in a position where you can see the top where you are trying to go. It seems as though that's when all hell breaks loose. Your stomach begins to buckle. You don't know if you're gonna actually reach the top. You begin to second guess yourself on why you got on the roller coaster, eventhough you rode many before. Then as you approach the top it gets slower. You begin to hear a nose that sounds like the roller coaster is about to break. *cluck cluck cluck c l u c k* When you get to the top it seems as though life stands still for a minute for you to reflect, and then in the blink of an eye you descend 2, 3, 4 or more times faster than what you ascended! Before you know it the roller coaster is over.

So, let me suggest to you to not get caught up to much into your success that you start mistreating people. As fast as you rise, you can come crashing down. Don't Ride That Roller Coaster, treat everyone as you wish to be treated along the way and remember to stay humble. God will allow your gifts to elevate you. You just make sure that you keep Him first and treat people right so you can stay climbing instead of preparing for "the first drop". God has blessed me to be in the position where I have been able to hire 3 of my close friends in the last 4 months, 2 as personal trainers and 1 as a manager. I want the people around me to climb that ladder of success as I do. If you want to be successful, help someone else become successful.

As always, I hope this blesses someone out there. If it blesses you please share; likewise I pray that God blesses YOU spiritually, mentally, socially, physically and financially! Remember to SHARE LIFE!!!

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