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Defined By Christ by Toni Sorenson
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Nov 28, 11

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Read from November 06 to 28, 2011

A beautiful book that takes the question "What think ye of Christ?" and changes it to "What does Christ think of you?" That's a very personal and profound question to answer and I thought this author did a very good job at it! My personal favorite part-
"Consider these facts: Albert Einstein's teacher told his parents that he would never amount to anything of worth. A coaching staff cut Michael Jordan from his high school basketball team. A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney for lacking creativity. Beethoven's piano teacher called him a "hopeless composer." Steven Spielberg was deemed by counselors to be "learning disabled." Winston Churchill failed sixth grade; he was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he became prime minister at the age of sixty-two. After one of his many defeats, Abraham Lincoln wrote to a friend, "I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on earth." You get the picture. We cannot trust others to determine our worth. We can't even trust ourselves to determine our worth. We have to train ourselves to listen, believe, and act on the only voice that matters-Christ's voice. He says, "Come follow me." If we do that, we will end up where He is. Think about that! I promise you that your worth in God's estimation is infinite. The fact that you are here on earth at this time is no mistake. You are here now because you are deemed worthy and needed. You have a work to do that no one else on earth can accomplish like you can. Even when you mess up cataclysmically, there is hope. There is forgiveness. There is a future so bright you'll have to wear mega-powered sunglasses just to glimpse it. Our Father in Heaven and our Savior stand ready to cheer us on, to pick us up when we fall, and to carry us across the finish line if we've worn ourselves out in the cause of the kingdom. It's time to stop worrying about our worth, to stop measuring ourselves against someone else, to focus instead on the Ultimate Example of both humility and confidence. It's time to stand taller, to smile wider, to live higher, and to follow Christ in doing what He does best: being about His Father's business."

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Emily i just read that part in the book. I love the idea of Megawatt sunglasses to get a glimpse of our future.


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