“There is no greater mistake than to be afraid of change, and yet many intelligent people dread it and cling to what is customary and familiar. To be afraid of change is to doubt the providence of God. It is an unintelligent fear of the unknown. If it were not for the blessing of change, men would still be primitive savages living in caves, and you yourself would still be a child mentally and physically, would you not? Welcome every change that comes into every phase of your life.” ~Emmet Fox
“What do you commonly see in life? Are you constantly witnessing error and negative things? Or, do you bear testimony of the inherent goodness of God and His creation? These are important questions because by your answers you can get a better understanding of yourself. What we see in the outer is but a reflection of the inner, because we surround ourselves with a picture of our own beliefs. In other words, we manifest in general what we seriously think and believe. We are a witness for God when we see the “whole” man where the sick one seems to be; when we see prosperity instead of lack; or when we see harmony and peace regardless of seeming outer conditions. Start today to train yourself to see the good. You will be surprised to find how soon your own life will change for the better. ~Emmet Fox
WHAT man is, and what man does, determines in what conditions, circumstances and environments he shall be placed. And since man can change both himself and his actions, he can determine what his fate is to be. To change himself, man must change his thought, because man is as he thinks; and to change his actions, he must change the purpose of his life, because every action is consciously or unconsciously inspired by the purpose held in view.
~Christian D. Larson