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Losing Our Identity

2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. One of the hardest things to do when you are unhappy, bored or disouraged is to not compare your life with someone else's. Some have called it a comparison trap. Oftentimes when we are idle or restless in our own lives, we seem to notice what is going on and into the lives of others. When this happens we lose our own identity. It's not wise to compare yourself to another person or your life to their life.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You are exactly the way you are supposed to be. Don't let the weakness in you affect the greatness in you. You have been given all that you need to be the success that God desires for you. Settle down and settle in to that best version of you that we all want to see. You are amazing!


Yesterday at The Landing I revealed our KeyWord for the year 2011. This year that word is COURAGEOUS. Our focus this month is on the man Joshua and how he took the reigns when his mentor and teacher , Moses, passed away. Joshua was handed the task of finishing the journey to the Promised Land. But when you read our golden text for this year you can see that he was given so much more.
 Joshua 1:7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
This week I would like to comment on many wonderful points in these two verses that I believe can help us get through the obstacles and into the place that God desires us to be. Maybe you are at a crossroads at work and looking for an answer about your career. Maybe your family is in turmoil and you need some stability. Or perhaps your faith has been challenged so often that you feel weak, tired and about ready to throw in the towel where God is concerned. Don't quit...just hang on!
Joshua got a WORD from COURAGEOUS! Courageous is defined as the quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear. Never let them see you sweat!
There will be challenges in 2011. People are going to let you down. Though you do good, bad things will probably happen. Joshua got his word. You will too if you simply ask for it!
Don't dis- courage, TAKE courage! Be strong and very COURAGEOUS!