Another week of quotes! This week, I wanted to focus on wisdom quotes!
A Quote from a Financial Investor
Life is like a camera:
Focus on what is important
Capture the good times
Develop from the negatives
And if things don’t work out, take another shot!– Ziad K. Abdelnour
I have been very insecure at times and I tend to be a perfectionist. However, I have learned to simply acknowledge my mistakes and begin again. Now, I try to learn from negative things that have happened, learn and focus on priorities. I have learned that it is ok to change my original plans for my life or a project and do things differently if something doesn’t work correctly or as I expected. There is no harm in beginning again and learning from the good and the bad in my life. There are plenty of “rough drafts” in all of our lives.
A Quote from a Novelist
Life is like a book. There are good chapters, and there are bad chapters. But when you get to a bad chapter, you don’t stop reading the book! If you do…then you never get to find out what happens next!– Brian Falkner
As I said in the first quote, I have to learn from the bad and the good that I have created. I want to see what happens next, so I move forward and try again! Neither will anyone else! I won’t get to benefit others either if I don’t try again.
A Quote from a Children’s Novelist, Cartoonist, Animator and Filmmaker
Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.– Dr. Seuss
I will learn more and discover more if I don’t hold myself back!
A Quote With Biblical Application, but Unknown Author
What consumes your mind controls your life-Unknown
Although this quote says that the author is unknown, the Bible contains verses that cover this very principle.
Finally brothers, whatever is true… think on these things– Phillippians 4:8
do not be anxious for anything.– Philippians 4:6
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind…– Romans 12:2
Transformation and Renewal indicates change and control of the mind to thinking about what is good and acceptable and perfect. That is discerning the will of God. But how?
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ.– 2 Corinthians 10:5
Forgetting what lies behind…– Philippians 3:13-14
A Quote from A Former President of South Africa
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.– Nelson Mandela
I have often allowed fear to control me at the beginning of something I want to do. I did it because of my insecurities when I first started writing and starting my blog, but my husband has helped me get past many of my fears. He has encouraged me to make choices that demonstrate, or “reflect” what I hope to do. What I aspire to do. He has encouraged me to do what is best in life and more importantly what God calls me to do instead of allowing my fears to stop me. I want God in control, not fear!
Questions to Ponder
I’d ask you to show some courage and share your story by responding to this article. Maybe you can start with a few simple questions:
- So, what is your favorite quote and why?
- Do you have a favorite quote to share today(must be clean)?
- What is your favorite quote motivating you to do? What is God calling you to do?