I started using Twitter in 2009. At first I treated this social networking site as a mini version of Facebook, sharing status updates and personal musings in 140 characters or less. Over time my posts evolved to become a reflection of, not what I’d been up to, but how God was working through circumstances to teach me about life. As we move into a new year, I share my top twenty tweets of 2011 in the hope that they will inspire you to create your own record of lessons learned.
Living with Purpose:
1. When you can’t do anything about it, do something with it.
2. Find a way, not an excuse.
3. Better to fumble around looking for open doors than to grumble about the ones that are closed.
4. If the person who’s standing in your way is you, maybe it’s time to move.
5. Be the change you wish to see in the world and, one day, it will.
6. More important than encouraging kids to pursue their dreams, is showing what it’s like to reach for ours.
7. The danger of watching too much tv is not the bad habit it produces, but the behavior it prevents. Lack of discipline limits potential.
Relating to Others:
8. You teach people how to treat you. Create a lesson plan.
9. Looking good means nothing if you live ugly.
10. The high road would be a lot easier to take of it wasn’t so uphill.
11. If the high road is an uphill climb then the low one is a slippery slope. Tread lightly.
12. If you think that it’s all about you, you’ve thought about it too much.
13. Getting ahead should never be done by holding others back.
14. When kids won’t do for themselves what they want you to do for them, it’s time for the kids to do without.
Questions to Grow By:
15. Why is it so easy to let ourselves down if we wouldn’t think of doing it to others? Luke 6:31 applies to us, too.
16. When you are in an argument, the question is not “Are you right?” but “Do you want to be?” Everything comes at a price, even winning.
17. Do you ever wonder if the people who exasperate you also frustrate God? Before you answer, ask yourself: Are you one of those people?
18. Ever feel like everyone has an agenda and God’s not on any one of them?
19. It’s easy to criticize what happened before us, but are we willing to make the changes necessary to affect those who come after us?
20. Some people try to use God to get ahead. Others allow God to use them for His glory. Which one are you?
Feel free to post your own life lessons as comments and have a blessed new year.