You know, the way we look at life — what we’re doing here and where we’re going—really shapes our attitude about what happens on the way.
Bertrand Russell, a respected intellectual thinker and skeptic of faith, once said, “The life of man is a long march through the night surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by weariness and pain toward a goal which few can hope to reach and where none may tarry long.”
Listen to the Apostle Paul, looking back over his life in 2 Timothy. Yes, he acknowledges it was toil and persecution in his pursuit, but listen to the difference in his attitude. He said, "But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength ... The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen." (2 Timothy 4:17-18 NRS)
His goal was worth everything!
His goal was worth everything and made everything endured along the way worthwhile!
About the Author
Dr. Faulkner was the very first person of note and influence who shared his content with us at HEARTLIGHT.org
beginning in 1996.
Paul Faulkner taught on the Abilene Christian University campus full-time for 35 years. He was honored in 1982 as the university’s Teacher of the Year. He has written several books and was a much sought-after speaker and seminar leader along with his Marriage Enrichment partner, Dr. Carl Brecheen. Dr. Faulkner mentored many ministers and church leaders, shared his loving homespun humor and wisdom through many channels, and endeared himself to thousands. Our dear friend and mentor went to be with the Lord in 2022, but his legacy lives on in the lives of those he touched and made better.
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