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Stand Firm – Do Not Run – March 5 Inspiration

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Stand firm-don’t run away! Many times in the face of difficulties, or shame over doing something wrong, we tend to take the “easy” way out and run away from trouble or responsibility. But that will only stunt our growth and force us to not live the truth.

 

 

Here’s your Saturday inspirational thought…

 

“Take a look at Ephesians 6 and notice what battle armor

God provides us with.

He tells us to stand firm with a belt of truth,

a breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the gospel of peace,

a shield of faith, a helmet of salvation,

and the sword of the Spirit…

Notice there’s nothing provided to protect our backside!

That’s because God never intended

for us to run from our enemies.

His plan was and still is that with Him at our side,

we confront any issue in our life that is a problem.

People are so skilled at not facing real issues,

and they’re even better at  trying to cover them up

by living make-believe lives and inventing false personalities.

It is time to take a stand and confront fear!”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”

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My reflections:

Being real. That’s such an important quality to have. I have met my share of “fake” people and others who could never take responsibility for their own actions. Being real means owning up to faults and mistakes, as well as acknowledging strengths and accomplishments. Just being ourselves, standing firm, and endeavoring to fulfill our potential, even if others are critical or unsupportive.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Are you able to stand firm and not run away from problems?

Do you appreciate people who are genuine instead of fake?

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15 Comments

  1. Mike Gardner

    I think it is of the upmost importance to be genuine, every knows where they stand, and I think that running away from an issue only compounds it. Always best to stand and sort it out no matter howeuncomfortable that may be at the time
    Mike Gardner recently posted..10 Ways to Improve Your Time Management If You Run a Business

    06 . Mar . 2016
  2. Alana

    How I love this quote showing no protection for the backside. I am not as firm as I should be, although this has increased with age (and wisdom).
    Alana recently posted..Blog Roundup #8

    06 . Mar . 2016
  3. Carol Cassara

    Isn’t it ironic that my post today is complementary. I think a lot of us have trouble feeling secure in who they are. But we must try.
    Carol Cassara recently posted..Being yourself

    06 . Mar . 2016
  4. Lee-Anne

    Ephesians 6 is right – you will make many enemies by being false, not facing issues or trying to cover them up.
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    06 . Mar . 2016
  5. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    I think people find it easier to run coz they have the concept of not facing their peoblem and maybe it will go away. For me, I used to run a lot but now, I have learned that we just need to face the music and deal with it in our own little way. There’s really no other way to handle an issue or situation than head on.
    Kathy Kenny Ngo recently posted..Footzone Day Spa in Greenhills

    06 . Mar . 2016
  6. Elizabeth O.

    That’s the realize we have to face, that we are who we are and we should not let anyone stop us from being ourselves. We cannot live for the sake of making other people happy with the idea that we are the person they want us to be.

    07 . Mar . 2016
  7. Therese Glenn

    i appreciate people who stand by my side all the time. fake people should really be scratched off our lives.

    07 . Mar . 2016
  8. Jojo Vito

    being true and honest….this is what we always wanted from people and it’s also nice to remind ourselves always about this 🙂
    Jojo Vito recently posted..SADHYA : SAVORING KERALA’S CULTURE AND TASTE

    07 . Mar . 2016
  9. victoria

    I love this post and the quotes, God is always with us and He provide our needs and everything He always protect us too in our everyday lives and every battle that we faced.

    07 . Mar . 2016
  10. Nicole Escat

    I absolutely love the quotes. This is indeed true. We should not let other people make us so down.
    Nicole Escat recently posted..How to be a #SelfieExpert

    07 . Mar . 2016
  11. Rosey

    I am able to stand firm in me but that was not only the case. It is a lesson I wish I had learned long ago.

    07 . Mar . 2016
  12. Jessica Cassidy

    I so LOVED the first quote. It is very inspirational.
    Jessica Cassidy recently posted..Transcendent Book By Shevaun DeLucia 

    08 . Mar . 2016
  13. Laurie

    I agree and disagree with not running away from problems. Depending on what it is and your stress level it could be good to “run away” for an evening or even an hour to be able to go back it fresh.

    08 . Mar . 2016
  14. Amber

    Maybe it’s just my intuition but it’s so easy for me to spot fake people. I would much rather spend my time and energy with someone who is geniune then fake. I feel like I can’t help but be truthful and real with people I don’t understand why others can’t extend the same courtesy.

    09 . Mar . 2016
  15. Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide

    Nice post. Very inspirational. I like the first quote about reality and opinions.
    Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide recently posted..Currently Craving: Bag Lady Edition

    09 . Mar . 2016

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