I Used to Think …


I used to think that being loved by everybody was answer to loneliness;but I’ve learned that being love by a few of the right people is all I’ve ever needed.

I used to think that being a lady’s man and having women fawning all over me, would make me cool; but I’ve learned that being a one woman man gets me respect.

I used to think that being popular would open doors; but I’ve learned that preparation is more valuable than popularity.

I used to think that being well dressed would get me noticed; but I’ve learned that sometimes it’s better remain unseen.

I used to think that if I just lost weight, then I would be attractive; but I’m learning that a pure and joyful spirit would attract more than my body ever could.

I used to think that my talents would make me rich and famous; but I’m learning that if I glorify God is more rewarding.

I used to think that more influence would make me more effective; but I’m learning that being more effective brings more influence.

I used to think that being who others thought I should be would make people love me; but I’m learning that being who God created me to be would make people value me.

I used to think that extravagance would make me happy; but I’ve learned that there is nothing better than simplicity.

I used to think that celebration was the sign of good preaching; but I’m learning that good preaching is determined by clarity.

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