Sometimes It Is Not Easy

Love one another with brotherly affection; out do one another in showing honor. –Romans 12:10 RSV

No one ever said that living the Christian life would be easy. The following words help give us perspective.

To apologize
To start over
To take advice
To be unselfish
To admit error
To face a sneer
To be charitable
To keep trying
To be considerate
To avoid mistakes
To endure success
To profit by mistakes
To forgive and forget
To think and then act
To keep out of a rut
To make the best of little
To subdue an unruly temper
To shoulder a deserved blame

1. What makes it difficult for you to live out Romans 12:10 in your life? Which item on the list found in today’s thought is most difficult for you to do?

2. What would be the pay off if you did live out Romans 12:10 today?

Hebrews 13:1, Philippians 2:3

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve and Matt, and Andy; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.

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