DO NOT DECEIVE YOURSELF. APPLY!

 

 

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A QUOTE FROM THE GRAND-MASTER HIMSELF, SIMPLY SURGICAL! -BRUCE LEE-

When it comes down to mastering yourself, and taking control of your life reading, listening, and watching is simply not enough. Application is the teeth of self mastery. The more you apply the knowledge you absorb the more you are able to sink your “teeth” into how to change and overcome. Without application you are deceiving yourself. You must do the goodness you read, watch, and listen to. Once your absorb righteous information, immediately think of ways to put it into practice.(James 1:22-25)

The above quote should be your approach to self mastery. It will be a long term siege, basically for the rest of your life, waging war against your mind, body, and emotions. Keeping them in check so that the footprints you leave in the lives of others and in the world itself are righteous. Be inspired along the way knowing that such a commitment to this sort of lifestyle will keep the chaos of un-mastered character flaws out of your life. Although Musashi Myamoto did not live a Kingdom of Heaven lifestyle there are things that I take from how he approached his life. This quote is one that I fully embrace.

 

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THE “OAK” IS IN THE ACORN. A GOOD TREE CANNOT BEAR BAD FRUIT. WHAT KIND OF TREE ARE YOU?

 THE OAK IS IN THE ACORN!

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What am I getting at in this post you ask? Well the title says it all. What kind of tree are you? In the bible Yashuah (Jesus) said a good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. So, what kind of fruit are you baring? What kind of tree are you? What I mean by the statement “THE OAK IS IN THE ACORN” is that the the content within the acorn is the blue print for the oak tree.

Seeing what an acorn can become is pretty amazing. With that being said I must ask you, 3 questions. What is your content? What is your blue print? What will you become? “Becoming” is based on content, which becomes the substance of the blue print of your life. Content can be clarified by this phrase “source of learning”. What is your source of learning, is it based on materialism, partying, drug use, drunkenness, promiscuity, disrespect,

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scamming, gossip, infidelity, anger, rage, betrayal, jealousy, envy of others, hatred, arguing, trouble making, bullying etc. Clearly, those things would be considered “bad fruit”, and no good tree bares bad fruit. So again I ask what is your content (type of learning). Are you in an environment that endorses those negative qualities, giving you a pat on the back for living that way? Are you constantly listening to music and watching “programming” that glamorizes those qualities? Meditate on this very carefully and be honest with yourself, when you do you will see clearly the things you must eradicate from your life.

Now, that I have covered that, the next question is, what should you add? Before I tell you allow me to clarify that what I share is not about religion, but relationship, and lifestyle, a Kingdom lifestyle. I do not view the bible religiously I view it as the true and wise blue print for the righteous life that would make God proud of us. Now that I have said that, here is a scripture that I feel covers the topic very well.

1st Corinthians 13:4  

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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This my friends is a scripture from the bible highlighting attributes that everyone and their grandmother would say are good qualities to have. These are the things you should add. These things should be your “content”. These things should be a part of your “blue print”. These are qualities that everyone would consider “good fruit“. These are the things we teach little children to aspire to. These are the things that should continue well into adult-hood. It takes wisdom and courage to seek and absorb good sources of learning. So, I ask again, what is your content, what is your blue print, what kind of tree are you?

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