Start Where You Are

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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

#Our thoughts matter.

If we allow anger and rage to dominate our thoughts, those thoughts will take up residence in our hearts. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV)

#Our hearts matter.

If we allow our feelings to control us, they will pour out of our mouths. “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Matthew 12:34b

#Our words matter.

If we speak carelessly, we have the power to inflict pain. “The tongue has the power of life and death.” Proverbs 18:21a

 #Our actions matter.

If we do nothing, we pass by on the other side….”Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40

#Our lives matter.

If we show partiality, we are not reflecting the love of our Heavenly Father, for every life matters to God. “For God does not show favouritism.” Romans 2:11

My prayer is for a spirit of peace and reconciliation, to bring healing in our land. A moving on, into a society with equal opportunities for all and the desire to work together, to form a new level of compassion, understanding and unity.

“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

5 thoughts on “Start Where You Are

  1. Arther Ashe’s quote has resonated with me for years. Glad to be reminded of it here again along with all these beautiful truths from scripture. I join you in your prayer for peace and reconciliation. Thanks, Sharon.

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