I am not interested. However, this disclaimer did interest me:
Results Vary Based on Effort.
Well, naturally. The more you put into something, the more you get out of it. Like any business. Or relationship.
If you want to succeed at anything, flipping houses or otherwise, you have to put a lot of time and effort into it. Someone can teach you all they know, but until and unless you apply it and really work at it, you will not see results.At least not the results you're hoping for.
Isn't our walk with God the same way?
Yes, maintaining and growing my Christian life requires effort. And to be quite honest, I'm not always up to putting forth the effort. I'd like it to just be infused. And that is simply due to sheer laziness. And if I'm really honest (which I actually am), sometimes I'm just not interested.
Good old Google provided me with this definition of effort:
a vigorous or determined attempt
Whether we want to succeed at flipping houses or flipping our lives around, it will require determination and vigor. Simply wishing for it won't do anything.
So, I need to ask myself (and maybe you do too) when I awaken in the morning:
How much do I want this relationship with God?
How close do I want to be to God?
How determined am I to have it?
How vigorous is my effort?
What am I willing to do to get it?
What am I willing to give up or lose in the process?
Now that I've read that disclaimer, it makes complete sense to me why my results vary from day to day. It's based on how much effort I put into my relationship with God. It's nothing that He does. It's all dependent on my determined effort.
Little effort, little change.
Much effort, much growth.
It's quite simple, really. No need to complicate it.
What about you? How much effort have you been putting into your relationship with the Lord? Are you ready to "flip that house?"
It all depends on how much you put into it.
No coercion. No high-pressure sales tactics. No gimmicks. I'm not into all that. And neither is God.
It's all up to you.
Blessings Along the Path,
In case you're actually interested in flipping houses, I suppose you could check out Than Merrill's website.
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