You can probably finish most of these quotes:
"Great minds..."
"When life gives you lemons..."
"Don't put off until tomorrow..."
"When you come to a fork in the road..."
"Stupid is as..."

We have a bunch of saying like that in the church, too:
"Hedge of protection."
"Walmart ain't the only Saving place."
"God answers Knee-mail."   

One that I have heard all my life is "Let go and Let God." It sounds so simple and so spiritual, but there is more truth to it than I first realized. I think that is what Paul is saying in 2 Corinthians when he says "Gods strength is made perfect in my weakness." I have been becoming more and more aware of this idea lately. I get so caught up in trying to make sure I am in control and I have everything the way I want it, that I forget that God is the actually the one in control. If I would take all the energy I spend in trying to do things myself and let God use me for His glory, then things would probably go much smoother. I can try and try to be my best, the best husband, best father, best leader, best songwriter, but I will always come up short. Not just short by a little bit but like Grand Canyon short. But, if I let God work through me and get myself out of the way, then like Paul, God's strength will be made perfect in my weakness. Something I am learning and seeing more clearly every day. If I can live in God's love and grace and let that flow through me, I will be exactly who God created me to be.  

I hope this has encouraged you and made you smile a little today, remember..."Life is like a box of chocolates..." 

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AuthorJustin Graves