POINTS TO PONDER

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PSI1 Seminars is the oldest continuously operating personal and professional training company in the U.S., with over 500,000 graduates of the Basic Seminar. Based in Clearlake Oaks, California, it was founded in 1973 by Thomas and Jane Willhite. Thomas once said: If you are looking for yourself, believe me, you will never find “you” because you are what you believe you can become. You and you alone CREATE your own identity.

This certainly sounds similar to what King Solomon said: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”2 It is interesting that the Complete Jewish Bible renders this phrase: “For he is like someone who keeps accounts.” In other words, thinking about where you want to be financially in a year, ten years, or at retirement, you must keep an account of your monetary income and outgo.

So when it comes to what you want to be in the future, writer and development educator, Ruben Chavez, says you need to start acting like the person you want to become. Whatever you do, don’t fake it thinking you’ll make it. Never try to fake your financial status, your so-called accomplishments, or your ego. But even worse, don’t waste your valuable time trying to fake consistency, work ethic, or action. It’s only when a person really knows that they match up with what they claim to be that they are real. But when they know they don’t match up to what they claim, then they are a fake.

The Apostle Paul said that we should not pretend to be what we are not. In order to be what we feel God wants us to be, we must undergo a complete change of mind. If we say we love something or someone, make sure your love is real. 3 Furthermore, the Apostle also said that we should agree with each other when we know it’s the right thing to do, and show our love for each other by being united in our goals and in the way we think. In whatever we do, don’t let selfishness or pride be our guide. Be humble, and honor others more than ourselves. Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too.4

So the bottom line is if you want to become a dependable, loyal, trustworthy, honest, authentic, conscientious, decent spouse, neighbor, friend, co-worker, and most of all, a reliable Christian, don’t wait to become a millionaire, start being what you can be now. You’ll quickly find out your weak areas and be able to strengthen them for the future. It isn’t unreasonable to ask doctors, lawyers, police officers, firefighters, military personnel, etc., to train in order to get better, so why not ask the same of yourself? – Dr. Robert R Seyda

1 PSI is a Greek alphabet letter used as a symbol for Psychology

2 Proverbs 23:7 – KJV

3 Romans 12:2, 9

4 Philippians 2:3-4

About drbob76

Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.
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