I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)


“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”Booker T. Washington

I’ve met people who think they are strong because the have the ability to “put others down”; who have to “win” at all costs; who actually think that “might makes right”. And I wonder what makes them so afraid. What deep down insecurity keeps them locked in their little self made prison. Afraid to acknowledge that someone might have a better idea then theirs or be smarter or braver than they are. Unable to extend a helping hand to help another up.

Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.”    Lawrence G. Lovasik

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