You Have a Snowball’s Chance…
by Michael S. Tyrrell
December 29, 2020
Happy Tuesday Wholetonians!
I like reading signs that businesses and restaurants post on the walls of their waiting areas. Some of them are hilarious; some are funny in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way. Others are clever; and still others can be inspirational and thought-provoking.
This sign spoke volumes to me:
It breaks down into increments this one verse and popular saying:
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” ~ Proverbs 23:7
One thing inevitably leads to another, and if we’re not careful, we can find ourselves at a destination (destiny) we had no intention of going to.
Our thoughts are the building blocks of our words, which in turn steer our actions.
Our actions, if performed in a consistent manner, become our habits. Our habits become our character and what we display to others. Finally, our character is at the core of who we are, our interactions with others and the relationships we form which guide us to our destination.
It builds like a snowball rolling down a hill. Our thoughts snowball into actions, which snowball into our habits that morph into our character, and so on.
You’ve heard the saying used negatively about a snowball’s chance of surviving in hell?
Well, I’m here to tell you that you have a snowball’s chance in the North Pole to have a heavenly destiny!
Our destiny has very humble beginnings. It starts as a little thought floating like a little snowflake between our ears. You decide which thoughts to entertain and grow!
The word of God is full of admonishments, instructions, and encouragements to be careful of what thoughts we allow to thrive between our ears, and how to give those thoughts life with our words.
God is not interested in our socio-economic status. He’s interested in our status in relationship to Him because He holds all the right ingredients to get us where we need to be.
When we trust in God through Jesus, our destiny is found in Him, and the journey becomes an adventure! How exciting when we allow God to use us and our lives as an extension of His hand to bless and help others. You can’t help but be blessed in the process!
So, with the new year just around the corner and folks thinking about New Year’s resolutions, I encourage you to be resolute in your destiny instead. Set your thoughts like a GPS and enjoy the journey.
Wishing you a blessed and very happy new year!
Michael S. Tyrrell
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