It’s imperative that you know my tone
before reading my posts.
I’m not angry.
I’m passionate 🙂
I’m passionate about truth.
I’m passionate about believe.
I’m passionate about ignoring lies.
I’m passionate about showing others
what God showed me.
That being said, are you in a recovery barn? Years ago, a man was going away on business for a week. He told his worker, “While I’m gone, I’d like for you to paint the barn.” The following week when the man returned, he asked his worker, “While I was gone, did you paint the barn?”
His worker replied, “I wrote down what you said. Then I read it every morning before work.” The man replied, “Ok. But, did you paint the barn?” His worker said, “Well, one day, I had a few friends over, and we had a meeting in the barn. We talked about all the ways we could paint the barn.”
The man said, “So, after your meeting, did you paint the barn?”he worker replied, “My friends and I agreed that it would be best if we went home and looked over our barn-painting notes from the meeting until next week’s meeting.” The following week, each of the worker’s friends brought a friend with them to the barn to hear what the worker had to say about the painting the barn. The turnout was so glorious that the worker decided to create a seven-week series called, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Barn Painters.
Week after week, more and more people showed up. The worker was so excited. Two months later the worker told the man, “You’re not going to believe this; there were 120 people in the barn tonight! They all came to hear my talk on barn painting!” The man smiled and said, “So, did you guys paint the barn?”he worker said, “Even better! Because we no longer have enough room for everyone in the barn, we decided to start a satellite barn down the road. We also voted and had decided to call ourselves … you ready? … The First Assembly of Barn Painters. What do you think?”
The man replied, “Before you call yourselves that, shouldn’t you first paint the barn?” The worker said, “Oh! We’re way too busy now to paint the barn!”
You don’t NEED a group. Groups don’t save lives. All you need to do is the very thing that Jesus said over and over again. I challenge you to follow the teachings of Jesus as opposed to the plans and programs of man.
I’m freely giving away what has freely been given to me (You can download my book HERE). FYI: Amazon won’t print and ship my paperback book free of charge.
a 1-step life • page 7:
a 1-step life
the little book on living beyond recovery
“An island of people who only KNOW
about pennies and nickels
can’t be blamed for doubting the man
who talks about his bag of quarters!”
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