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Facts of the Matter

A weekly letter of encouragement and challenge to business and professional men and women
Wednesday, July 29, 1998
Dear Colleagues,

IF YOU ARE AN ACHIEVER, HERE ARE THREE TEMPTATIONS YOU UNDOUBTEDLY FACE:+

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#1   To be self-sufficient

To be the master of your fate!
To control your destiny!
To make it happen!

Jesus however, calls you to a life of dependence:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord.  He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.” (Jer. 17:5,6)

#2  To be spectacular

To wow ‘em with your brilliance!
To dazzle ‘em with results!
To break all existing records!

Jesus however, calls you to be “nothing:”

“Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”  (Jer. 45:5a ; Phil. 2:3))

#3  To be powerful

To win at all cost!
To manipulate the circumstances!
To let ‘em know who’s boss!

Jesus however, calls you to be His voluntary bond-servant.:

 “For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.”  (Gal. 1:10, NASB) 

 

My prayer is that you are having a great week!

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