Most of us know the things that wear us down, that tear us down. Chronic car problems, an over-demanding boss, tension at home, “teenagers.” But what about the things that build us up? Being content one evening will not strengthen you for long: turning in for the night with a sense of accomplishment, night after night, will do more for you than almost anything else imaginable.
So allow me to offer a list of some of the things that have, and still do, build me up-
2. Healthy relationships.
3. Restoring broken relationships.
4. One good, yea verily, great, friendship.
5. Being loved.
6. Loving someone.
7. Sharing your pain with someone else.
9. Resolving issues.
10. Giving to others.
12. Admitting, and facing, your guilt and failures.
13. Identifying and defining tightly that which fulfills your passion.
14. A sense of purpose
15. Time alone.
16. Forming an open, transparent relationship with the God who made you.
17. Times in deeper realities through prayer and imagination.
18. Difficult situations.
19. Difficult people.
20. Working hard.
There are probably many more things that build me up, but one in particular I MUST mention or go unwisely amiss of any advice I might offer. Spending time, both quality & quantity, with my wife Starr Lynn Davis.
For what it’s worth,