Simple notes to myself for 2017...


Don't give yourself too much credit in your ability to think and reason. You're only human. 

Deal with your sin. Don't ignore the power it has over you. You can't get over it on your own, you need Him. 

When you think of yourself as "not that bad" it makes it easy to compromise. 

Spread joy. 
Stop spending so much energy defending your rights 

Winning isn't everything

People matter more than tasks

We can't control everything...
but we can always control how we react

Life isn't fair


Lying to yourself only prevents you from personal growth

Criticism can often be a good thing, even when it hurts

Stop dwelling on what "God owes you", and live your life for all you owe Him


Stop making excuses, and admit when you are wrong

Choose your words carefully, especially when it is someone else's feelings or reputation at stake 

Give people the benefit of the doubt

Trust your gut, your heart can be misleading

Listen more, talk less

Its doesn't matter what you do, it's who you are that counts

Accept that there is a lot you will never understand as well as many things you simply don't know 

Extend grace, even when you are wronged. 
No one is perfect, and neither are you. 

Count those blessings.

Pray. Pray. Pray. 

Relax, breathe. 
You are not alone…You are forgiven. 
You are loved. 


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