Affections Affect Actions

I used this quote in my post yesterday, 4 Ways to Build Your Life. This quote was under the third way of Building Inward. If what’s on the inside of us isn’t right with God, what we do on the outside won’t be right with God. Your affections, your desires determine your direction and your actions.

Never Be Afraid to Fall

No one can escape falling. Everyone can escape failing.

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” Proverbs 24:16

The only way to learn how to succeed is to learn from when you fell. Just because you fall doesn’t make you a failure. It is when you fall and don’t get back up that makes you a failure.

No matter what your goal is in life, no matter what your dream is, you will fall. You will have mistakes, you will have mess-ups. Don’t let those stop you and keep you down. Get back up and keep on going!

God told us that even a just man will fall. The word just means behaving according to what is morally right and fair. If a just man, who is one of the best, morally upright men, can fall and get back up and still be considered a just man, than there is hope for everyone who falls.

You may say that you’re afraid to fail so you won’t fall, well I say that you will fall because no one is perfect and no one can escape falling. We can all escape failing if we continue to get back up!

Promises vs. Problems

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4

When all we do is look at our problems through our own eyes, we fail to see the promises that the Word of God contains concerning our problems.

For every problem, God has a promise. I have heard said before that there are 365 promises from God to us, in the Bible. That means there is a promise for every day. (My dad corrected me on this fact. There are 8,800 promises in the Bible and 365 fear nots. In that case there is roughly 24 promises for everyday. For any problem you go through, God has got you covered with a promise!)

God didn’t leave us to go through this life alone, He is here for us and He will take care of us.

When you are faced with problems, find a promise in God’s Word to bring light to your problem.