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“God blessed me with a great professor in college who helped teach me wisdom about money.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are (p. 94). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Read on and see what a great thought this is.
Craig says, “Dr. Altshuler didn’t teach college because he needed the income. He was a very successful, independently wealthy businessman who taught business classes out of his love for the subject and the students.
“I asked him for his most valuable piece of financial advice, and his response changed the direction of my life. Without hesitating, Dr. Altshuler said, ‘Almost everyone your age is going to spend the next ten years buying and accumulating liabilities. If you’re smart, you won’t do what everyone else does. Wise people don’t purchase liabilities; they purchase assets.’
“Since I was only nineteen and still green around the gills, I asked him to clarify. ‘What exactly is a liability? And what’s an asset?” My professor explained that liabilities are things tha…

“When we know our source, we draw on the strength of that source.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are (p. 78). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
This is so important for us to see as Christ followers.
Craig says, “First-century believers understood that their power was in Jesus and not in themselves, that they had that authority to use his name. They would say, ‘Sick person, I’ve got no power to heal you, but in the name of Jesus Christ, be healed,’ and sick people were healed. They would say, ‘Demon-possessed person, I’ve got no power over demons, but in the name of Jesus Christ, come out!’ Or, and this is freaky, they would say, ‘Dead person, you’re dead; in the name of Jesus come back to life.’”
He goes on, “Even crazier is that the New Testament says that we, as believers, can do even greater things. (See John 14:12.) Why? Because there’s no such thing as a regular Christian. You are an ambassador of Christ. You were not elected by people, but you we…

“If you’re a Christian, then you are not a victim.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are (p. 58). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Some of you really need this today.You are getting real close to feeling like a victim but you haven’t crossed that line yet.
Maybe you have some of these thoughts floating around in your head.  You haven't taken them as the truth yet but you are close.
“Everybody else always gets the breaks. Nothing ever goes right for me.”  “My marriage stinks. It’s never going to get any better because my spouse is always going to be a jerk.”  “Ugh! I’m just never going to get married. Everybody calls it Valentine’s Day; what they should call it is Singles’ Awareness Day. Table for one, please!”  “I’m always going to be overweight. I might as well just give up and keep eating.” “Nothing I’ve tried works; I’m never going to get over this addiction.”  “I don’t care what anybody says, I’m never going to be able to forgive them fo…