My Strong Anchor. My Sure Foundation

As with many of my other posts, I seem to have polarized reactions. Some super agree and others super don’t agree.

And this is fine. People can have their own opinion, and more importantly, people should have their own conviction. Convictions are the things we are convinced about. They are the things we hold to be true.

So many opinions floating around, few convictions. An opinion is an idea in the head. A conviction is an idea lived out.

Convictions are the things you are wholeheartedly convinced are true. What you hold to be true dictates the course of your life.

We spend too much time on preferences and opinions, too little time on laying our convictions, leading to weak foundations.

We can easily identify our favorite car, gadget, brand, show, book, but have a difficult time identifying our convictions.

No wonder we are lost, confused, anxious with storms and shakings. We haven’t identified our anchor. We don’t have a foundation.

I encourage you today, to begin identifying and setting your convictions through prayer, study, and commit to them. 

Does a builder unearth his foundations during the shaking? Does a captain replace his anchor in a storm?

A builder lays strong foundations. A captain sinks a solid anchor. And they trust through shakings and storms. They trust.

If you do not trust, it is either because you have not committed to an anchor or your anchor has proven weak. If you have not committed to an anchor, you have no anchor. If your anchor has proven weak it will not secure you.

Prayer for Today:
Father, You are my strong anchor, my sure foundation, I trust in You. You will keep me safe. You will help me stand. 

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Thank You Discipline

Don’t expect depth from people who aren’t willing to dig. It just doesn’t work that way.

Most people don’t really want accurate sound advice. They want someone to agree with their favorite excuses. Surround yourself with people who support excuses, you’ll be comfortably mediocre – and deprive others of who you should’ve been.

Excuses are comfortable today, empty tomorrow, easy now, regretted some day, appeasing for a moment, ultimately unsatisfying.

I’m grateful for the people who told me that it’s not right to be wrong, that selfishness isn’t valid, that I must fight for what I love.

In other words, I’m grateful for the painful discipline that steered me away from the cliff’s edge.

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Someday I’m Going to Die

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
– Matthew 16:25

A great man must die before he becomes a legend.
Two people must die

Death is a good thing.