This short book is a collection of important lessons for living a Christ-centered, Christ-honoring life beyond graduation. Its advice and encouragement reflect the author's passion for great Christian leterature.
Important truths are condensed into concise paragraphs, expressed creatively and paired with relevant Bible verses. The Paragraphs are then divided into topics of affirmatin and advice such as:
Stretching and Growing
This easy-to-read, thought provoking book will provide a lasting impact on readers' lives.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 6.08(h) x 0.49(d)|
About the Author
Joyce Vollmer Brown worked in public relations and advertising for six years after earning her degree in English and journalism. Currently, she writes for a home plan design firm.
Joyce is the author of other projects such as: Snapshots of Heaven and You Go! Graduate.
Joyce and her husband have two sons.
Read an Excerpt
YOU GO, GRADUATE!
HURRAHS AND HELPFUL HINTS
By Joyce Vollmer Brown
J. Countryman Accept Yourself
Copyright © 2001 Joyce Vollmer Brown.
All rights reserved.
Never put yourself down. Doing so belittles your Creator. After all. He could have made you a billion different ways. He chose to make you just the way you are because He thought that was incredibly special. Remember, He never makes mistakes or does anything second best. You are a grade A, first class, top quality, deluxe model!
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You formed my inward parts: You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
PSALM 139: 13-14
Don't base your worth on how people value you. Base it on how much God loves you. There is no one in the world God loves more than you. He loves you as if you were the only person ever created. You are the apple of His eye (Zechariah 2:8).
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Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
1 JOHN 3:1
Alwaysbe yourself because the genuine article is better than an imitation. Believe people will really like you once they get to know the real you. Remember you are precious because you are unique. You are the only person like you in the whole world. No one else has your exact thoughts, abilities, and experiences.
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Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body.... We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.
ROMANS 12:4-6 NIV
Your feelings about yourself largely determine your happiness and success. Focus on the positive in yourself as well as in others. Play positive movies in your mind of your performance in future events. Rather than expecting to fail, picture yourself functioning successfully and happily.
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Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report ... meditate on these things.
Don't think less of yourself. Think of yourself less often. Recognize self-consciousness as pride and work to overcome it. Develop humility the habit of thinking about others so much that you forget about yourself.
Remind yourself that success isn't really about what you accomplish. It's about who you are. True success isn't about doing; it's about being who God wants you to be. He cares more about your availability than your ability, more about serving than striving, more about attitude than achievement.
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Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.
MARK 10:43 NIV
God has packed you full of potential miracles. The average person only achieves seven percent of his potential. Don't settle for average! Ask God to help you become all that. He intended you to be.
[God] is able to be exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
Treat yourself as well as you would treat a friend. Like yourself in spite of your faults and enough to overcome them. Accept yourself (with your flaws) so you can accept others (with theirs).