Posts Tagged ‘random’

Strong Willed vs. Stubbornness

So I was having this thought late, late last night.  This was inspired by a very close friend.  I was thinking about my friend & actually I have a couple friends like this.  But this random thought came to me.

I was thinking about the difference between being a stubborn person & then a strong willed person.  I feel we blur the lines between to two.  When really there is a major difference between the two!

Being stubborn is being stuck on what you feel is right.  Scripture says in 1 Samuel 15:23 – “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and STUBBORNness is as iniquity and idolatry….”

Stubbornness is idolatry?

I started thinking about that.  Really being stubborn is a refusal to change based on selfish and limited knowledge or ignorance.  You really are putting your self & ideas first.  There’s no real humility in being stubborn. 

Stubbornness to me is being coupled with rebellion. Its manipulating. Here’s how: You believe You’re right everyone’s wrong.  And to prove it you start manipulating others to try and believe your point of view.  When in actuality you might have a skewd view of reality.  But because of your perception, it’s your reality. 

Strong willed doesn’t need the approval of trying to convince others.  Strong willed is knowing plainly right from wrong. Our doctrine for example is something to be strong willed with. Its unchanging, know what we believe & feel based on biblical truth. 

Truth is absolute when it’s based on scripture. 

There’s nothing wrong with being strong willed, just make sure it’s something you’re not being stubborn about.  Because you might be wrong…& if you’re wrong on the issue, then you’re not strong willed.  To me, if you’re standing on truth, you’re not stubborn.  But if you’re standing on something false, you’re not strong willed. 

Just a random thought,

later!

ReFUEL 6/28 – Pineapple Songs!

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Well guys, as everyone found on this past Sunday at ReFUEL we have a new mascot that you’ll be seeing everywhere.  It’s weird, crazy, makes absolutely no sense!  It’s not your typical lion, tiger, bear or eagle that means strength & all that other jazz!  So without any other delay….drumroll please!

ITS A PINEAPPLE!  I know, I know, I know….you’re thinking, “WHAT IN THE WORLD?!”  Well a pineapple means friendship or welcoming.  And at ReFUEL that’s what we’re about, great relationships & welcoming.

So this past Sunday before we break for July, which by the way, ReFUEL during July Sunday nights will be at 5pm-7pm, but it’ll be in the Zone.  We’ll be hanging out playing games.  Well, sorry for the promo!  But these are the songs you all wrote this past Sunday & performed.  Group #1 was our winners!

GROUP #1: Juicers

This goes to the tune of Jingle Bells:
“Pineapple, pineapple, friendship all the way. 
We come to ReFUEL because its really cool.
So come & join us today – HEY!

Sunday & Tuesday Niiights, we come to hang & learn. 
Satan is a fool & Jesus is way, way cool! 
Come with us to ReFUEL, cause we’re the pinapples that rule!  lalalal hey!

GROUP #2: Pineapple Palms

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Joshua O’Bannion  (REPEAT MANY TIMES)
Who’s the bald, harry & funny guy is he? Joshua O’Bannion.”

GROUP #3: The Standing L’s

“Who’s mascot is a pineapple under the sky? REFUEL YOUR SOUL.
It’s orange, it’s green, it’s yummy as can be.  REFUEL YOUR SOUL.
It’s friendship & fun is something you wish.  Then this s the place you get all of this.  REFUEL YOUR SOUL. (REPEAT 4 TIMES)

GROUP #4: The Pin Apples

“Pineapple stands for friendship & it’s…juicy, tasty, flavorful & yummy!  It’s a pinapppppppple, it makes me feel so good & could just do a dance then sing along.

P-I-N-E-A-P-P-L-E is the treat for you & me.

I’ll have to add you guys music videos if someone taped them.  You guys are so much fun, I’ll be looking forward to hanging with all of you on Sunday nights during July.  DON’T MISS IT!