Posts Tagged ‘Nicky Gumbel’

The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come. ~ Nicky Gumbel

It can be hard to keep going when you’ve been struggling for a while, especially when there seems to be no end to your struggles. You’ve probably forgotten how long you’ve been finding things difficult, so much so  that you’ve forgotten what it’s like to not have any worries.

It’s just as well that we can be sure that God is always with us, and with Him by our side, we can get through any situation we find ourselves in. Whether it be another day, an other week, a month or even a year before we get through our troubles, we must never give up because God will help us through.

Nicky Gumbel recently shared this photo on social media:

I think in all the running around we do these days, going from one task to another, we can easily forget we’re here for a reason – God placed you just where you are to make an impact.

Matthew 5:16 ~ Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

No matter what happens in life be kind to people. Being kind to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. ~ Nicky Gumbel

It doesn’t cost us anything to be kind to someone, so no matter how others treat you, be kind.

What a fantastic legacy to leave behind when we leave this world, kindness.

We all have people in our lives that we call friends.

If we use the following quote from Nicky Gumbel, how many of your friends do you consider to be a real friend:

A true friend knows your weakness but shows you your strength; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but stresses your abilities

It can be scary knowing that there is someone who knows exactly how you’re feeling without you having to say a word. However it can also be so reassuring. So tell your friends how much they mean to you, in return be a real friend to them too.

You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can change is how you react to it ~ Nicky Gumbel

When people treat you badly, say things about you or to you which are hurtful or untrue, it can be so very easy to react in anger.

When you’re emotions get the better of you, we can all be guilty of saying or doing things we regret, either immediately or later once we’ve calmed down. However it’s usually more helpful to both ourselves and the others involved if we all just take a few moments to calm down and reassess the situation before you get dragged into a shouting or slagging match.

So be the bigger person, stay calm and stay in control of your emotions and your reaction, and more than anything, think before you respond.

When you see a closed bag or a suitcase, is it possible to tell what’s inside it, without actually looking inside?

Just as you can’t possibly tell for certain what’s inside a closed bag or suitcase just by looking at it from the outside, neither can we realistically expect to know exactly what someone has experienced in their life, or going through at the moment.

There is a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. Don’t be quick to judge. Be kind and assume the best. ~ Nicky Gumbel

So be kind, and always ‘see’ the best in everyone, because you don’t know what they are going through.

When we are physically injured or ill, we go and see our GP or go to the hospital to be healed.

When we are injured, hurt or spiritually broken, where should we go, and who should we seek?

God is the one who an heal the broken and give the lost direction. While we can seek God anywhere, we must tell the people in our communities that

Churches are not museums that display perfect people. They are hospitals where the wounded, hurt, injured and broken find healing. ~ Nicky Gumbel

None of us are perfect, and therefore we are all in need of a place, a church, where we can find healing.

Have you found your church?

There is a purpose for everyone you will ever meet. Some will test you, some will teach you, and some will bring out the very best in you ~ Nicky Gumbel

Everyone we meet in our life is there for a reason.

Every situation we find ourselves in, helps build our character.

So accept that you may be friends with some of the people you meet, but also accept that there are some you will never see eye to eye with. That’s ok though as each person will help make us into the individuals we are today, so let them bring out the best in you.

 

Spending time with good friends restores the soul, renews your energy and refills your emotional tank. ~ Nicky Gumbel

When you spend time with good friends, and they help refill your emotional tank, do you tell them? Our friends may not realise just how much you have needed time with them, so make sure you let them know just how much you appreciate the time and support they have given you.

Ever noticed how we are quick to accept praise from others but equally as quick to take offence when they criticise us?

I came across the following quote from Nicky Gumbel about this:

When people praise you, don’t let it go to your head. When they criticize you, don’t let it get to your heart.

It’s true isn’t it, we need to keep our feet firmly on the ground when we receive praise and when we receive criticism. If we manage that, we can

So accept praise and criticism equally, and make sure we learn and grow from our experiences – that may even mean we have to change in order to improve ourselves.