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A Word with You - November 28, 2019

  • 2019 Nov 28


Nagged To Death

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Motivation—That's the art of getting a person to do something. We're all in the motivating business. You may be motivating people to go somewhere, or to do a job, to correct a weakness in their life, to change their ways, to finish what they start, to do what you want them to do. Motivation comes in a lot of forms. You can inspire people to do it. You can threaten them if they don't do it. You can love them into doing it; put an arm around them and say, "Come on, Buddy." You can help them do it; pitch in and show them how and be willing to do your part.

But the number one selection on the motivation hit parade is that tried and true method called nagging. Just keep bringing it up; keep pushing for it; keep talking about it. Eventually you'll wear them down and they'll do it just to get you off their back. That may get the job done, but it may not do much to enhance your relationship. Unfortunately, nagging often works (Yeah, oh, it works!) with very damaging results.

Anchor yourself every morning in Jesus' expectations for your life. Anchor yourself to His lordship over your life. Spend quality time with Jesus. Be with Him so He is real for You for that day.

See, the number of times a wrong idea is presented doesn't make it any truer. Don't be nagged to death. A lie repeated a thousand times is still a lie.

© (c) Ronald P. Hutchcraft
Distributed by Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc.

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