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You Have Circled This Mountain LONG ENOUGH!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm still working through the study, "Made to Crave" by Lysa TerKeurst. In Chapter 11, Lysa includes a wonderful quote by Ruth Graham. This has really been a driving thought that has inspired me this past week and I thought I'd share it with all my SparkFriends:

"Either we can be victimized and become victims, or we can be victimized and rise above it. Often it is easier to play the victim than take off our masks and ask for help. We get comfortable with our victim status. It becomes our identity and is hard to give up. The Israelites often played the victim card, and I love what God finally tells them, 'You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north' (Deuteronomy 2:3 [NASB]). Turn north! It's time to move on! Self-pity, fear, pride, and negativity paralyze us. Taking off our masks takes courage, but if we don't do it, we will remain in our victim status and end up stunted."

Be encouraged, friends. And have a wonderful day!
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HANDYV 3/28/2012 6:01AM

    GREAT

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/27/2012 10:05PM

    What great food for thought! How do I log it on my nutrition tracker? emoticon Seriously, that's a great way to think about what we're all going through. :)

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ON2VICTORY 3/27/2012 8:56PM

    great thought! thanks for sharing..

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MOMMA2X6 3/27/2012 7:43PM

    I really like this thought! Thank you!

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MARVEEME 3/27/2012 7:34PM

    This mantra will live on and on. Thanks for sharing!

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ADJQUILTER 3/27/2012 5:56PM

    It's funny, but each time I am tempted to make an unwise choice, I simply repeat to myself, "Now turn North!" It works! I'm done circling that mountain!


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HEIDISHOPE 3/27/2012 4:32PM

    I just bought the book and can't wait to start reading it! Your blog has me motivated to pick it up and get started!

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GOBABYYGO 3/27/2012 3:53PM

    Wow! I'm reading the devotional that goes with this book! Awesome read, great blog!


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