Most of my readers would agree that being incarcerated in one of Hitler’s Concentration camps could be “life hindering!” Primo Levi, a Jewish/Italian survived a long stint in one of Hitler’s Hotels.
Mr. Levi stated a truth that is essential in successfully surviving the great heartaches of life. The fact is plain and often demonstrated by people of all ages and status that it’s surprising that so few grasps with understanding the attitude that kept Mr. Levi going.
Here’s the power statement:
“The aims of life are the best defense against death.”
Paul understood this at a passionate level, and thus he wrote:
Philippians 4:12 “I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”
The Apostle suffered many things as he followed Jesus, but he knew the importance of finishing his course with honor and endured triumphantly.
At age twenty, I was called to follow Jesus. When the announcement was made, an old man who followed Jesus closely asked me, “Larry, what are you aiming to be?” I told him, and he said;
“Larry hang that calling in front of your eyes and never look back, and you can count on some tough trials that may tempt you to look back, to turn back. Just get your eyes back on the way Jesus is leading.”
Mr. Levi knew what he was all about and never looked back. Neither should we.
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