Five Steps toward Failure (part 4)
Step #4 - Adopt the verse, "God helps those who help themselves" as your life verse.
If failure in the Christian life is truly your aim, then take this verse (which is not really in the Bible ... but it is a truism so go ahead and strive to live by it!) and run with it. Do all you can to better yourself ... knowing as you do God will help you in the process. And when you see people struggling around you ... tell them to suck it up and get moving IF they want God's help. But don't you dare reach out a helping hand. For the Christian life is one of serving, yes?!!?
Jesus himself set the standard when he said he did not come to be served but to serve (Mark 10:45). And his service did not end with merely extending a helping hand. He gave his very life! So the last thing you want to do is give of yourself to any one in need.
So the next time you see someone hurting or in need of help DO NOT do anything for them until they get off their La-zy Boys and do something for themselves. Only as they do that will God help them.
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