Proverbs for Abundant Living
In life, we experience so many negative influences that it becomes difficult to sort through the noise and focus on the positives of life.
With the current political climate within the United States this year it makes it even harder to remain balanced in reality and focused on how we are to live. From what I understand when speaking to others living outside the US, it is the same throughout the world where there is the freedom to vote.
In order to help us all remain balanced in an unbalanced world, I thought I would pass on some “In Life Proverbs” gathered by Brian Cavanaugh. Ponder them as you read through this list:
In life, we are to encourage and build up each other; not to discourage and tear down one another.
In life, we are to add, not subtract; to multiply, not divide.
In life, we are to leave an enduring impression; not a careless dent.
In life, we are to smooth out the rough roads along the journey; not create new potholes.
In life, we are to sing a joyful song; not just drone a groan.
In life, we are to add our harmonious strains to life’s symphony; not strain the symphony with clatter and clang.
In life, we are to soar on eagles’ wings. not to peck and cluck with our beaks in the dirt like chickens.
In life, we are to radiate light into unseen places; not permit unknown fears to dim our radiance.
In life, we are to leap in faith; not to limp with doubt.
In life, we are to give freely of our time, our love, our resources; not to cling on to them greedily.
In life, we are to lift up others; not push them down.
In life, we are to open our hands to those in need; not to clutch our hands in fists of distrust.
In life, we are to lend a helping hand to make loads lighter; not use heavy hands to hold others back.
In life, we are to be messengers of peace, signs of joy; not Chicken Little portents of gloom-n-doom.
In life we are to enjoy, to savor, to remember, to reflect; not to overlook, to forget, to ignore, to reject.
In life, we are to seek conscious awareness; not doze in the doldrums of half-awake.
In life, we are to dare mighty things; not to fear things gravely.
In life, we are to show up, stand up, step forward and speak up; not to cringe in fear, choosing to sit down, or to step back, allowing the voices of silence to speak so loudly.
In life, we are to exercise proper stewardship of earth’s resources; not pillage the heritage of future generations.
In life, we are to move forward through forgiveness; not grind to a halt mired in bitterness and resentment.
In life, we are to be wacky, weird, and wonderful in our own unique God-given way; not to be lemmings, stuck on life’s treadmill.
In life, we are to reach, to stretch, and to soar; not to slink in fear, held back by mistrust and doubt.
In life, we are to realize: “I am a remarkable Somebody!”; not listen to other’s jabs: “You’re a Nobody, an Everybody, an Anybody.”
In life, we are to comprehend, “I am worthwhile”; not tremble with feelings of worthlessness.
In life, we are to create, to laugh, and to live life nobly; not to despair, to moan, or to live life less.
Encourage yourself with these words and then go out and encourage others. “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing,” 1 Thessalonians 5:11.