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Sandpaper People

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Thank God for all the sandpaper people in your life! They may scratch you, but eventually they’ll be useless once they’re worn out and you’ll end up smooth and polished!
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#Life Lessons: Self Examination

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Think about it….
You are as fake as who you listen to & surround yourself with.
You are as shallow as the things you seek after in the order of their priority.
You are as phony as how aligned the words you speak match the life you live.
If we are mature enough to handle the reality of the answers, you may find that you’re not as bad off as you may sometimes feel that you are or you may discover a need to hit the reset button.

Liar, Liar

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One single lie has the potential to rain havoc in your #life for years to come. Although the #truth can be very confrontational or even hurt, you will always be better off having the truth of a matter over a lie. If you manipulate a truth (i.e. omitting details or facts to suit your version of the story) in order to gain control of the situation, it’s still deception. Unfortunately, when you decide to ride this slippery slope it leads to more lies and sometimes it leads to so many lies that the liar then begins to believe the lie and the lie becomes the truth as they see it.
The #Bible refers to the devil as the father of lies who does not have the truth in him. (John 8:44) So if you allow yourself to operate in the art of deception, at least be aware WHO is at work within you, no matter how much “knowledge” you have or scripture you can repeat. #RealityCheck If that doesn’t sit well with you (and I hope that it doesn’t), repent & stop doing it. #Simple. So much drama we bring upon ourselves and the solution is so simple most people miss it. Lesson: You will never have to clean up the mess of a lie if you tell the truth. When you make a conscious decision to deceive, you are operating under an influence that is not of God.
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“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” (John 8:44) NKJV

Spiritual Maturity (Lesson 1)

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There is a HARD lesson in life that earning an upgrade of spiritual maturity comes with. Not everyone is going to love you, and not everyone is going to like you. In fact, the #bible actually tells us that people will hate you for the stand you take for Christ. (Matt 10:16-33, John 15:18, 2 Tim 2:3-4) But when you understand that ALL things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and were called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28) you’re able to digest those harder lessons. See when someone hates you, it forces you to look at yourself and figure out what it is that they’re seeing that they hate so much. In the words of Bishop Jakes, “folks have hated me on a level I didn’t even know I was on.” Did you catch that tho? Sometimes YOU don’t even fully know the power of the weight of the call and the impact of the anointing God has placed over your life until it causes someone to hate you at a level where they sacrifice moments of their own life just to engage in hating you. There are people in this world who are so miserable in their own lives, instead of fixing what’s wrong with them they invest their time and energy into trying to make other people just as miserable as they are. However, when you can look at yourself and understand exactly what it is that God has given you? When you can get before God and actually genuinely pray for people who do you wrong? You won’t ever spend another moment worried about what someone else may or may not think or say about you because all you will truly care about is at the end of it all hearing the words, “well done my good & faithful servant”.