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What a great message, and so appropriate for me right now. It's exactly what I needed to hear. Thank-you very much for sharing.

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3/30/07 4:44 P

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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

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3/30/07 4:14 P

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I'm currently in a Purpose Driven Life study group and we just went over that chapter this past week!!!!!

Thanks for sharing!
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3/30/07 3:30 P

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THIS WAS TAKEN DIRECTLY OUT OF THE BOOK FROM DAY 23:


To change your life, you must change the way you think. Behind everything you do is a thought. Every behavior is motivated by a belief, and every action is prompted by an attitude. God revealed this thousands of years before psychologists understood it: "Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.".....

This is what happens when you try to change your life with willpower: You say, "I'll force myself to eat less...exercise more...quit being disorganized and late." Yes, willpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you haven't dealt with the root cause. The change doesn't feel natural, so eventually you give up, go off your diet, and quit exercising. You quickly revert to your old patterns.
There is a better and easier way: Change your autopilot--the way you think. The Bible says, "Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think." Your first step in spiritual growth is to start changing the way you think. Change always starts first in your mind. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act. Paul said, "There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes."


ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!!

" We are what we do... Not what we did. Now if we continue doing what we used to do, we can't be upset that we are still what we were, simply because we're still doing what we did!"~Damon Lofton


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