PRACTICES does not always make PERFECT: I have a good friend, a college professor, who has been married…get this: FIVE times. So… I asked him one day… “Joe, what did the ‘five-former-wives’ have in COMMON?” He answered; “They were all GREAT WOMEN.” Pushing my luck… I asked if he felt that he had made a few mistakes in marrying five “different women.” Again, he said; “No… they were all great, and I have NO REGRETS …but the problem was… “All five of them…made BIG MISTAKES…. when they married me.”
The MORAL-of-this-STORY is that some people will NEVER get it right… No matter how many times they try, and too often… very successful business people are COMPLETE, and utter FAILURES in their personal lives. There are no boundaries… as such failures are at “all levels” of society. It makes “no difference” if you are the warehouse clerk… the CEO, or even…. The PRESIDENT of the United States.
More often, as not, the FAILURE is because of a LACK of MORAL CHARACTER. And this type of LASPE comes about from what one “learns at home;” a poor choice of friends; or “having too much… too soon.” Remember: Money and POWER go hand-in-hand.
Many accomplished Leaders develop such an “abundance of POWER,” that their entire LIFE-STYLE changes… usually… all BAD. They develop the attitude that they are “above accountability.” We see this type of “failed structure” in all levels of SOCIETY, as well in our own GOVERNMENT. As the saying goes…. POWER corrupts!
The devil is at work. O’satan will bite into any type of man-kind. He has “no-preferences.” He will “chew-up-anything,” … anybody… at any time. Lucifer is working 24/7/52…and doesn’t give a hoot…. About “Keeping Holy the Sabbath.”
There is “no power” other than what God permits, as said in Isaiah 40:29-31 – He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
God will “give power” to whom He wishes. He gave it to Moses, to the Apostles, to Daniel… and ALSO to each of us. We “have the POWER” to deny satan CONTROL over us. We have the “power of CHOICE,” to DO good, or to “allow evil to take a foot-hole.” The CHOICE is our own.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 – “Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.”
Beware…God gives POWER… and He can REMOVE power. ….Blessings…cjlb…9/13/15.