The Power Of Patience by Fenton Moorhead


THE POWER OF PATIENCE


IN "THE GREAT ESCAPE", WHEN PRISONERS OF WAR WOULD ATTEMPT
ESCAPE AND WERE RE-CAPTURED, THEY WERE PLACED IN SOLITARY
CONFINEMENT. STEVE MCQUEEN WAS THE "COOLER KING" BECAUSE HE
COULD STAY IN SOLITARY AND WITH GREAT PATIENCE KEEP HIS SANITY
BY PLAYING CATCH WITH HIMSELF BY BOUNCING A BASEBALL OFF THE
WALL.

WHY IS SOLITARY CONFINEMENT CONSIDERED PUNISHMENT?

WE WERE CREATED BY GOD FOR COMMUNITY!

Gen. 2:18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be
alone...."

RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE SOURCE OF OUR GREATEST JOY AND PAIN.


1. RELATIONSHIPS DETERMINE YOUR HAPPINESS.

IT DOESN'T TAKE A PSYCHOLOGIST TO TELL US THAT MOST EMOTIONAL
PROBLEMS ARE ROOTED IN WRONG RELATIONSHIPS, IN THE INABILITY OF
PERSONS TO LOVE GOD AND ONE ANOTHER.

2. RELATIONSHIPS DETERMINE YOUR SUCCESS.

THE AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION SAYS THE MOST IMPORTANT
SKILL AN EXECUTIVE CAN HAVE IS THE ABILITY TO GET ALONG WITH
OTHERS.

3. RELATIONSHIPS DETERMINE CHARACTER.

PRO 22:24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not
associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and
get yourself ensnared.

PRO 13:20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a
companion of fools suffers harm.


SADLY, RELATIONSHIPS ARE FRAGMENTING IN SOCIETY.

PEOPLE HAVE LESS VALUE AND THINGS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS MORE!

PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS HAVE BECOME DISPOSABLE.

"THE BASIS OF ALL HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS IS LOVE."

"RELATIONSHIPS ARE MORE ...


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