The Christian life is like riding a bicycle – we have to keep moving for us to stay up.
“And Jesus kept increasing (grew) in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52
What are the qualities of a different person? “Daniel made himself different from all the other leaders by his great qualities that the king planned to put him in charge over the entire empire!” Daniel 6:3
Do your best, prepare for the worst— then trust GOD to bring victory. Prov 21:31(MSG)
Expecting the Best – the Bible calls that faith. Planning for the Worst – the Bible calls that wisdom.
We need to learn how to have create a SPACE between our LOAD and our LIMITS. We create some reserves so we are not running on empty all the time. We need space in all areas of our life.
“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.” Proverbs 21:5 (The Message)
Why are we running on an empty tank?
Jesus said, “If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your soul. For the yoke I share with you is easy to wear and the load is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Increase your influence by standing out from the crowd and standing up for God
“Consider yourself blessed if people put you down or throw you out, or speak lies about you because of me. If that happens, be happy, knowing that you will be rewarded greatly in heaven! And remember you are in good company — they did the same to all my witnesses before you.” Matthew 5:11-12
Uncommon means outstanding, worthy of attention. “”Daniel so distinguished himself from all the other leaders by his uncommon qualities that the king planned to put him in charge over the entire empire!” Daniel 6:3