Fresh Hope – Day 195

Broadcaster, pastor and author Bob Gass identifies four primary traits of resilient people:

1) They take responsibility for their own lives.

Instead of spending energy blaming others for all that’s wrong, they simply look past that and make things right. They may want to quit, but they don’t. They forge ahead no matter what comes their way.

2) They surround themselves with the right people

These are never perfect people, but they are the kind of people that spur us on to live a life of integrity, greatness and hope.

3) They allow their pain to spur them on to growth rather than self pity.

Julius Caesar said…’It’s easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than it is to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.’

4) They insist on changing what they can and not worrying about the rest.

Take time today to sift through your responsibilities and priorities and ask yourself ‘what am I worrying about?’ and ‘what am I working on?’ ¬†Things that you once had high on your list of priorities need to be reviewed in the knowledge that worry changes nothing, but faith and works can change everything.

Pastor Mark

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