I want to share these words of wisdom sent to me by my good friend, coach Dale Brown as Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate lives, homes and animals.
In Dale Brown's Words;
"Please pray for all of those who have been devastated by the horrendous tragedy in Texas and to protect others in the path of storms new direction.
Troubles are often tools by which God fashions us for better things. Often those who are trying to follow a spiritual life make the mistake of being too hard on themselves. We are in reality only what we are in the eyes of God, nothing more or nothing less. It ticks me off whenever I stumble, but I will never quit trying to improve because I am still a work in progress.
When we experience failure in our personal lives we must not shackle ourselves with guilt because it can lead to the silent suffocation of our spirit. The lack of self-forgiveness can fester like a poison within us and can cause anxiety, depression, illness, self-doubt, and even suicide. If we are going to live a productive life, we have to forgive our self and quit beating ourselves up with the thoughts of shame, the feeling of failure, and low self-esteem. God never makes any junk.
Always remember what lies behind you and what lies ahead of you is of very little importance compared to what lies within you. It has been said that, it is only after some painful struggle one usually finds the deepest peace. Before we can win the victory over our self, we must go through a considerable conflict within our self and be able to give our whole heart to following GOD! I feel exactly like John Wooden when he said, "I am not what I ought to be, not what I want to be, not what I am going to be, but I am thankful I am not what I used to be."
The secret of life is not what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you. I am totally confident if you believe this, you will find peace, love, happiness, and success. YOU CAN DO IT!" Coach Dale Brown