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Learning to Get Along

While it may be a little early to start thinking about 2024, you know it will be a big year, especially with the upcoming Presidential Election. These things can drive us to division. Yes, the big item before us will be: LEARNING TO GET ALONG. The endeavor of seeking to get along should prevent some heartaches along the path of life. Here are some thoughts to think through as we seek to get along.

  • Sooner or later a wise person, discovers that life is a mixture of good days and bad, victory and defeat, give and take. In living, one soon learns not to be a too sensitive of a soul. Just let some things go over your head like water off a duck’s back.

  • One who loses his temper usually is the loser. All people have suffered through that burnt toast episode.

  • Don't take the some one else’s grouchiness too seriously, he may be having a bad day.

  • Carrying a chip on your shoulder is the surest way to get into a fight.

  • The quickest way to become unpopular is to gossip about others. A smile and a pleasant greeting just may help someone else face the day. It takes seventeen muscles to smile but thirty-four to frown.

  • On the stage of life, one learns that most people are as ambitious as you. That others have minds that are as good or better than yours. Hard work, not cleverness, is the secret of success.

  • A long time ago a man was stranded and stood by his T-Model Ford on the shoulder of the road. A man stopped and asked, “What's the matter?” “I'll check a few things.” “Now, crank it,” he said. The car started. The man asked, “What is your name?” “Ford. Henry. I made it.” Sometimes, we get stranded. The Lord gets us going again (I Corinthians 10:13). He knows just what we need. The Lord has promised a calm landing, not a safe passage. He will always help us through.

  • It doesn't matter who gets the credit as long as the work is done.

Corrie Ten Boom said this, “If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest.” The world seeks to divide us and turn us against one another. Instead of giving in, let us look to the Jesus as an example and get along this year (Philippians 2:1-11)


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