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Tips to improve your life and your relationships
Apr 7, 2010 - 11:56:21 AM

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Socrates once said, β€œAn unexamined life is not worth living.”  An unexamined life will never reach its full potential because faults will not be seen and adjustments not made.  Throughout the scriptures persons are called to examine their current state for improvement.  When persons are challenged to improve their quality of life it is often thought of as improvement in the material possession owned, but true quality enchantment is character development.  Practices of the following will, without doubt, enhance your life.

John 10:10  

1.   Work on your most obvious fault.  Luke 6:41

2.   Own your feelings.  Proverbs 25:28

3.   Stop blaming others for your actions or reactions.

4.   Do not act on all of your thoughts. 

5.   Handle your pass appropriately.  Phil. 3:13

       a.  Learn from it

       b.  Live in it – will keep you back

6.   Examine your friends/ associates.  Proverbs 22:24

7.   Expect disappointments – but manage them.                         

     Proverbs 13:12

8.   Do not live in the cesspool of negative emotions.  Pro. 17:22

9.   Practice kindness

10.  Be forgiving without conditions

11.   Improve yourself

12.   Limit association with those who find joy in talking about   

      negatively about others.  Proverbs 17:9; 16:28

13.   Do not take on the offenses or negative emotions of others. 

      Pro. 12:25; 14:30

14.   Engage in a wholesome recreation.

15.   Guard your heart against offenses.  Proverbs 4:23; 15:13

16.   Set boundaries for others to interact with you.

17.   Keep yourself humble.  


About the Author: Cedrick Beckles is
a pastor, family/marriage counselor, motivational speaker and writer, who equips people  to establish and maintain healthy relationships.  Email bahamaslifeministries@ yahoo.com Tel:242-352-5268, or 352-5252

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