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Shortcuts: Stop Making the Same Mistake Again and Again


2 Corinthians 7:11

"See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter."

Luke 19:8

But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

God’s Parenting Wall

Relationship Character

By grace through faith Trouble

“I am everything he Patience

Ever dreamed I would be” Character


1. Focus on my part in the relationship, sin, circumstances.

What earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves.

2. Respond to God’s character and word.

What indignation, what readiness to see justice done.

3. Enjoy walking with God in the clean up.

a. Building Character is a two person job.

Hebrews 12:10

They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.

b. There is just as much joy in building the house as living in it.

Philippians 3:10-11

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

4. Expect God to make you into the person he dreams of, not you or your peeps.

Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me

To walk in the light is to have nothing to hide and take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for our words and behavior and their results. We teach others that we are honorable, trustworthy, mature adults. We do not fear the light because this is not an image but the real thing.

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