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Words to live by
by Fred Cuthbertson
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Words to Live By
by Frederick L. Cuthbertson

Appreciate the people God sends in your life who you know loves and care about you. They're few and far between. Stand for what's right and you'll always come out on top.

Don't be a flunky for someone's wrongdoing but rather keep away from it. Donít mistake love for attention for some will see you as an easy mark to take advantage of.

Think for yourself when it comes to how people treat you. If they treat you right donít turn on them based on somebody's negative comment so consider yourself. You wouldn't want a friend to drop you by a false or nasty statement from someone would you?

And if such a friend did then he/she was no true friend to begin with.

Don't compromise yourself for some cheap pleasure for then you will be called ugly names by the one you shared that moment with. Your desire may have been to find love but the other person's motto is "what's love got to do with it".

Always be thankful for the kindness people show unto you. Don't ever think so much of yourself that you expect people to do for you for they don't have to do anything if you are selfish and vain.

Show kindness and support of others and you shall receive the same in turn. This principle is applicable in the world as well as the Church. People support those who support them itís called mutual reciprocation.

Be aware of persons who have an exaggerated view of themselves. They are conceited and full of themselves and believe the world revolves around them .Such individuals talk as though they're living in a luxurious penthouse but their toxic behavior finds them in a dirty and smelly basement.

Be real with God and His grace will shine upon you .Always respect yourself and others will do the same to you in return. Follow these guidelines and you will be blessed!

Some people just talk about God being in their life and there are those who actually are living it. Talking about God is cheap if there's no evidence of a changed life. If you're still doing the same ungodly things now that you done in your unsaved past then youíre professing Christ is vain, empty and meaningless!

Everyone is entitled to an opinion but when yours is proven wrong be gracious enough to acknowledge it and accept that which is true. To resist due to pride and stubbornness only complicates matters and lead you to becoming an object of ridicule in the eyes of others.

In light of recent reports of young people committing suicide due to things posted on websites such as Facebook it becomes imperative that great care should be taken on what is posted on such sites. Placing personal business on FB opens one to risk grave consequences of having their business used against them be it from a friend or stranger. Thereís nothing cute about airing your dirty laundry on the Internet.

Some people are solutions enriching and making a positive difference in the lives of others. And then there's people who are problems creating contentions, confusion and chaos. Which group do you belong to? Food for thought!

Dealing with dead-end people only leads to dead-end relationships. There's nothing positive to be gained being in the company of such people.

Some people would be better off in life by exercising common sense in the situations they get involved in. It don't make sense to shun good advice and end up learning life's lessons the hard way because of stubborness.

To learn how to show love to others one should graciously note how they are treated. Are kindness, care and concern extended to you? Does the person show affection and give words of encouragement to you on a consistent basis? Is forgiveness willingly given when you have wrong that person? If you said yes to these questions then you can do the same in return.

One cannot learn from mistakes by continually repeating them. To change from bad experiences one must let go of those things which causes problems to start with. Be it bad habits, being around problematic people or going to places that are not conducive to proper behavior. You know you're maturing when you can learn to avoid those troublesome ways of the past.

The greatest test is not how you behave at home if you're saved but how you carry yourself away from home in the company of those who don't know you. Are you keeping it real away from home as well?

In the sowing and reaping principle of life they who fail to appreciate the love and care extended to them are doomed to reap the bitter harvest of suffering in bad relationships to those who would mistreat and use them. There's always a cost to pay either good or bad based on how you treat people.

Part of growing up is learning to be responsible, accountable and making wise decisions to better you. Also itís gaining the wisdom to avoid running with those whose self-destructive behavior leads to foolishness and mischief.

Self-willed people who try to serve God on their terms can never be as blessed as God intended. They must let go of their pride and allow God to work things out for them.

Focus on the task at hand and not on things or people who would distract you from the goals you want to reach!

In spite of situations or people who can unnerve you always present a good disposition to others. Don't take out your frustrations on people who had nothing to do with what caused you to feel that way. You can lose good friends by not learning how to curb your negative emotions when
a thing happens.

It is good to be able to wake up and be in the land of the living one. To be among those you love and care about and to appreciate fellowship with others who are likeminded when God is involved. It is truly a gift from Him from whom all blessings flows through.

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