Clenched Fist, Slack Hand or Cupped Palm?

My Pondering

In life, we have an amount of time, talent and treasure. A certain is gifted by Providence and a certain amount we gain or lose by our skill, and effort.

I think #3 is usually best, but when it come to someone or something is challenging my core values or there is a time to fight, #1 for sure. When dealing with negative toxic people, I am choosing #2.

1) The Clenched Fist

This is the natural reaction for most folks. To hold tight to what they got, even if it’s a little. The biggest problem with this tactic is you can’t gain with this position.

2) The Slack Hand

The issue issue with being a slacker is quite obvious. As a mature, capable adult, you are a bumb in this mode being dependent on other people for your sustenance.

3) The Cupped Palm

Hopefully, you have realize this is the optimum style. In this mode, you can continue to get, save, and give. After all, givers gain most!

Traveling life’s roads by God’s way

My Pondering

First, we are wise to understand there are two basic ways to be taught; the better, easier way or the abrasive hard way. God is going to teach us life’s lessons either way. After all, life can be brutally hard and sharp at times but God is good and patient…though even He has His limits.

Next, we do ourselves a huge benefit when we decide and commit to be a willing, eager student. God cares and wants to assist us. We simply need to humble ourselves and heed Him. We ought to learn the good way from God (the Bible, nature, other people’s successes and mistakes, quality teachers, good books, etc) vs the hard way (pain of hurt, pain of regret, selfishness, errant pride, false teachers, lies, discord, humanism). Yes, His spirit is good and sweet (See the fruit of the Spirit here).

Lastly, we need to go forth and trust God.

As we venture out with the right motivation, purpose and desire God is with us. He Spirit guides us when we pay attention, when we seek His will and pray for providence. Somethings, most difficult things I reckon, are beyond our capacity and comprehension. So that’s when, actually 24/7, we need to use our noggins but lean on God.

Then, He will direct us in numerous ways as He see fit.

The most effective way… Amelia Earhart

My Pondering

There is no teacher like experience. At some point, if one is wise and fortunate enough hopefully, we can borrow from other people’s experience and get it done faster and smoother. The key is to not dilly dally too long. Sure, measure twice and cut once, but don’t measure 29 times and never get around to it, unless it’s a bad fit…just decide on #2

Nike long time slogan capitalized off this by ‘just do it’. When is the best time to do something right? Right now!

The founder of A.L. Williams co, Art Williams, has a great speech called, “Just Do It”. Here it is.

The 20 minute version…it’s worth it.

What do you think?