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Wednesday, December 21 Run in such a way that you may win.​—1 Cor. 9:24.


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Wednesday, December 21

Run in such a way that you may win.—1 Cor. 9:24.


Some who are running on the road to life are dealing with personal circumstances that others cannot see and may not understand. If you live with limitations and feel that you are misunderstood, you may be able to draw strength from the example of Mephibosheth. (2 Sam. 4:4) He had to deal with being infirm, and he was misjudged by King David. Yet, he did not allow himself to become negative; he appreciated the positive things in his life. He was thankful for the kindness David had shown him in the past. (2 Sam. 9:6-10) So when David misjudged him, Mephibosheth saw the complete picture. He did not allow David’s mistake to make him bitter. And he did not blame Jehovah for what David had done. Mephibosheth focused on what he could do to support Jehovah’s appointed king. (2 Sam. 16:1-4; 19:24-30) Jehovah had Mephibosheth’s excellent example recorded in His Word for our benefit.—Rom. 15:4. w20.04 26 ¶3;30 ¶18-19

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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The weight of life at times produce NEGATIVE EMOTIONS. Can we change them to POSITIVE? As we turn to Jehovah and supplicate his help,  strength, and guidance. "...He himself will sustain you.”...Ps. 55:22. Reminds us that He not only cares but also views us as individuals worthy of his help and support. 


All of us have a choice as to how we view ourselves and our circumstances. We can be like the one who sees everything negatively and feels afflicted, or we can choose to think positively, feel “good at heart,” and be joyful as if we were at a feast. Says One Friend: “I try to remain as positive as possible. I keep busy in personal study and in the ministry, and I persevere in prayer. I also try to surround myself with positive people, and I try to be there for others.” Such a heart attitude leads to true joy, even as the Bible urges us: “Rejoice in Jehovah and be joyful, you righteous ones; and cry out joyfully, all you who are upright in heart.”—Psalm 32:11.

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