To be tough as steel is to be an individual with firm resolution, an inner strength of character, will or courage.
To be steel-minded is to be tough minded, fearless and undaunted in the pursuit of a given task or set goal.
Life is a Theatre. There are play-makers and play-viewers, but more of play-viewers than play-makers.
Life is Short. It is not how long, but how well.
Your attitude to life and the challenges you face affects the impact you will make on the world.
To realize life’s lofty dreams, you must have a positive self-image.
He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.
– Jim Elliot
If you live your life on the basis of other people’s impression about you, you are not going to be the best version of you.
Rather than a cause for self-indulgence, compromise, rebellion or any other sin, the doctrine of providence is actually a sure ground for trust and a spur to faithfulness.
Take the healing steps that restored Joseph’s Family:
Allow God to work out forgiveness in your heart.
Know that God’s nature is forgiveness.
Deal with anger and bitterness.
When you face a faith-test, are you able to trust God? Can you obey Him, even when it stretches your faith?
Blessings follow when we stand firm in God’s promises.
Biblical wisdom is about walking obediently with God and applying His truths to our lives.
Wisdom is the ability to see future consequences of present actions.
Ask the Lord to show you how to be merciful as He is. He reaches out to the unlovable, befriends those the world would rather forget and touches those who seem untouchable.
Faith isn’t based on feeling, it is based on the bedrock fact that God came to earth in the person of Jesus, He died for
Regardless of how tough life can get, God requires one thing of us: Obedience. Doing what is right comes with a price, but the cost
People who inspire others are those who see invisible bridges at the end of dead-end streets. – Charles Swindoll. You can strive to be a
Jacob was a shrewd businessman who sought power and wealth – perhaps too much at times. Joseph’s brothers grudge against him was long-standing, but the
Be the living expression of God’s kindness. Neither Joseph nor Jacob understood the depth of the brothers’ hatred. That jealousy, and the strange blindness of
Crushing the church is like smashing the atom – divine energy of high quality is released in enormous quantity with miraculous effects. – Benjamin E.
Some of the leading voices to the younger generation are more concerned with being cool than being Christlike. They pat themselves on the back for things they are able to do because of their “freedom” in Christ, than their being bound to Christ. They speak little of the cross, dying to self and being a world changer.
Part of the unwritten job requirements for every leader is the ability to handle criticism. If you never get criticized, chances are you aren’t getting anything done. – Chuck Swindoll.
The average church member might like a sermon on Elijah, but they would change churches if Elijah was called to be their pastor.
Being courageous doesn’t mean you can be unkind. The fruit of the spirit is not eliminated by boldness. Daniel simply lived what he believed with the perfect balance of boldness and gentleness.
Ruth refused to spend the rest of her life wallowing in grief and self-pity. Rather she put feet to her prayers and works to her faith.
– We live in an age of spiritually timid and lackluster men, for whom the very concept of bold leadership is anathema. (Los Angeles Times
Joshua is an example of what God can do with one person who has the courage to follow wholeheartedly.
Cos of parents who invested in him and a God who directed him, Moses overcame four issues that paralyzes most people: Who am I? (Hebrews 11:24) What choice should I make? (Verse 25) What really matters? (Verse 26) What is my purpose? (Verse 27).
Work out what God is working in you. Courage doesn’t mean the absence of fear, but responding in spite of fear.