August 21, 2014

Medina
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Fully-alive Living: Before & After You Say “Not Me”

Have you noticed how often life can become about avoidance?

For example, there’s the “5-Second Rule.” Some people believe if they grab and eat food that’s fallen on the floor within five seconds that they’re free from the risk of bacteria.

Unfortunately, it’s not accurate. Studies from the University of Illinois to an episode of Mythbusters all concluded that time doesn’t significantly affect the number of germs food accumulates from the floor.

Have you noticed how often life can become about avoidance?

Imagine what an honest personal ad might look like:

Single, out of shape, out of work Male. Seeking young, attractive, not too picky Female. Must enjoy frozen pizza, X-Box, the Walking Dead, ESPN, hanging out with my friends, and not having to talk that much. Email me at TooGoodToBeTrue@yahoo.com

Single, emotional Female. Seeking handsome, financially established, jack-of-all-trades male with incredible abs. Must appreciate 5 hour conversations, showering me with gifts, the Lifetime Channel, knowing when I need space and when I need pursuit, the music of Adele and be able to cry at all pet commercials containing Sarah McLachlan. I look forward to planning our wedding together. Email me at PinterestFanatic@gmail.com

Honesty changes everything, doesn’t it?

Have you noticed how often life can become about avoidance?

One of my cousins recently tagged me in a photo on Facebook. It’s an embarrassing picture from when I was a kid, and I noted how Facebook gave me the option to “Add to timeline” or “Hide.”

I quickly considered all the razzing my friends would give me if I let it appear in my newsfeed. The photo’s status is still awaiting my decision.

Have you ever noticed how often life can become about avoidance?

Evading problems is all about fear, and fear is a lousy leader for life.

1 John 4:18-19 reveals, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us.”

How does this affect your life?

Keep reading online at: www.medina-gazette.com/hhh

Until then, see you next week… if not around town.

 

Tony Myles

Tony Myles

“Fully-Alive Living” offers weekly insights to serve you in taking another step forward in matters of the heart, soul, mind, body, and relationships. With over 20 years of experience and advanced education in working with people of all ages, Tony Myles and his family live in Medina where he serves as the Lead Pastor of Connection Church.

Blog: tonymyles.blogspot.com

Twitter: @tonymyles

Contact email: tony@connectionchurch.org