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You canít do this alone

You are in a crowd, yet by yourself for where you want to go. You struggle, do a little better, then backslide to where you were before and feel guilty about it.

Realize that you canít be or do what you are destined to alone. You need God, but God sends guidance in a physical form. In a human. God did that with His son, but He also does that by sending people into your life to teach, guide, direct and correct you.

You need to go to church. There is usually one within walking distance of every home in any American city. Yes, youíve got some problems with the church because it is made up of people with flaws. Even the preachers, we have flaws. You wonít find a perfect church or a perfect preacher but you
can find one thatís perfect for you.

You canít do this alone. You need guidance, teaching and example in a human form.  You must do three things.

1. Select: You must find the person who is right for you to teach and lead
you where you want to go. I recommend you find someone whose life is where you want yours to be. No ones life is perfect but some are certainly better than others. Find someone who has SUCCESSFULLY gotten their life in order the way you want yours.

2. Submit: Look, if you knew it all or had the right answer, you wouldnít
be in this mess. Recognize that you need to submit yourself to the leadership of another.

To truly change you, they may say some things that will make you mad. Both truth and change often hurts.

Medicine is usually bitter

Stop your own headstrong independent thinking and realize that maybe you just need to do things differently and listen and follow someone else with wisdom for a change.

Thatís a key... ďfor a change.Ē

3. Sit: It will take time.  You didnít get in this overnight and you wonít get out overnight.  It will take time.  Donít get discouraged, hang in there.  It takes 90 days of doing something different to break a habit and form a new habit.

Hang in there.  You canít do it alone... but then you are not alone

After Sept. 11th, one company invited the remaining members of other
companies who had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share their available office space. At a morning meeting, the head of security told stories of why these people were alive..... and all the stories were just:

L I T T L E things  As you might know, the head of the company got in late that day because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts. One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go off in time. One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident.
One of them missed his bus. One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change. One's car wouldn't start. One went back to answer the telephone. One had a child that dawdled and didn't get ready as soon as he should have. One couldn't get a taxi. The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a
ringing telephone ... all the little things that annoy me. I think to myself, this
is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.

Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can't seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated; God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things and may
you remember their possible purpose.