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    Quote Originally Posted by Styles View Post
    I know religion does not guarantee success or failure, but why does all these cut throat mofos seem to always make it to the top? I mean dang, sometimes this Christian thing and work place just doesn't mesh. I mean I'm here trying to walk this walk, but cats are undercutting, lying, cheating, and doing what ever to move up and are moving up. Sometimes I feel like I'm showing up for a NASCAR race in a Pinto.

    This scripture below is real.

    Psalm 73
    1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
    2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.
    3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
    4 They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.
    5 They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills.
    6 Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.
    7 From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits.
    8 They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression.
    9 Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.
    10 Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.
    11 They say, “How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?”
    12 This is what the wicked are like— always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
    13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure and have washed my hands in innocence.
    14 All day long I have been afflicted, and every morning brings new punishments.
    15 If I had spoken out like that, I would have betrayed your children.
    16 When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply
    17 till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.
    18 Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin.
    19 How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!
    20 They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.
    21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,
    22 I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.
    23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.
    24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
    25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
    26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
    27 Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
    28 But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

    Because they did exactly what you called them in order to get to the top....they cut a lot of throats. Their reward will be limited and they will have a long, hard fall for doing so. Don't ever be envious of that.

    Styles, I was going to quote this particular scripture to you yesterday, but it seems you already a step ahead of me. This is so very true; keep on going into the sanctuary and keep on asking God to be your strength and refuge.

    And don't ever forget......a break through is on the other side of a break down. Don't ever give up on God.
    Last edited by 96lioness; March 2, 2012 at 07:57 PM.

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