A Successful Man (January)

A Successful Man


Good Day,

As we enter into the new year, the Lord has directed The Word Exchange Ministries to write about quotes of famous people and bring them to light biblically.

We welcome dialogues as our monthly emails reach your inbox.  We would love to hear what you have to say and how it impacts your mind.

These “Thoughts of the month” will be approximately one page and easy reading.  We ask that you meditate on the quote.  If the Lord has impressed another aspect, we would love to chat about it and see how we can all learn.

We look forward to another year as we venture into 2011.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. 

– David Brinkley

David Brinkley states a man can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

What kind of bricks do you think he’s referring to?  Can we translate bricks into things that people say and do to us?  At times, people can speak death or life towards us.  Some of those things can weigh us like a brick and bring us into a state of somber, sadness.

To build a firm foundation, we have to learn to take those comments, words from others and either throw it away, never to return; or feed it as fuel to build us up contrary to their actions towards us.

If we study the Word and feed our souls daily, we begin to build our foundation on a solid rock.  Whether it’s bricks, stones, pebbles, etc. we’ll be ready for anything that comes our way because we know what Jesus says.  Man will direct us the wrong way, but the Lord will always direct us the right way; His way.

Jesus says in the following scripture, “If you listen to MY Words…”

Luke 6:47-49 (AMP)

47For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words [in order to heed their teaching] and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48He is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood arose, the torrent broke against that house and could not shake or move it, because it had been securely built or founded on a rock. 49But he who merely hears and does not practice doing My words is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation, against which the torrent burst, and immediately it collapsed and fell, and the breaking and ruin of that house was great.

We need to purposely renew our minds on a daily basis.  Just as we can eat food to strengthen our physical bodies, we need to do the same on what we eat spiritually through the words spoken, said, and seen.


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