Shoot For the Moon! ~ May 4

Shoot For the Moon!

Even if you miss, you’ll land pretty high!

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14

Be holy? That is much easier said than done! But then, it’s just as hard to be at peace with all men.

We all want to love God, follow His teachings, and become the person we think He wants us to be. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to be a “good” person and show the world what God has done in our lives. Too often, we fall short and our tendency is to condemn ourselves for it. But, we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves because we are only human, and we will always make mistakes.

However, even though we should not wallow in self-condemnation, we should always strive for—maybe hope for is a better way to put it—perfection. I heard a saying a long time ago: Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land pretty high. I would follow that saying with another thought, and that is we should never settle. We should always do our best, and doing our best begins with loving God every minute of our day.

Loving God is the key. When we do that one thing, He will work within us to mold us into the person He wants us to be.

Be at peace with all men, but more than that, be at peace with yourself.

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2 Comments »

  1. Powerful message Charles brilliant quote, I really do need to follow this advice I tend to be very hard on myself!

    Prompt 2 is up if you are curious

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