Anointed Courage

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Category: Envy (page 1 of 3)

Mid-Life Transition

“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.” Proverbs 20:29

It has been 6 months since I turned 40 years old. Some days, I can feel the pain of it, both physically and mentally. There is a growing level of disappointment about my life that feels suffocating and tiresome.  Honestly, it is a terrible way to live.

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Social Distortion

“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33

 

Social Media is a slippery slope.  Many people put things out there to share with their real and social media friends and their families.  Usually it is when they look their best or if something good happens to them.  Studies have shown how it triggers anxiety or sadness to those who constantly see it in their feeds.  The nickname, Fakebook, for Facebook is all too true.  

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The Comparison Trap

But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord. For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” 2 Corinthians 10:17-18

There is a beautiful man-made lake (not too many real ones, where I live) in the city where my church is located. There is a nice path around the lake that is frequented by walkers, runners, and bicyclists. I was walking at my usual snail’s pace around the lake when a little girl caught my eye. She could not have been more than 3 years old and she was riding her bicycle with no training wheels. People would stop and do a double take. Several different people asked her mother how old she was because they couldn’t believe she was able to ride a two-wheeled bicycle at her age.

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