No doubt there are many phrases regularly quoted in your home.
“If it’s not yours, don’t touch it.”
One of the concepts repeatedly quoted in my ministry is:
“If your philosophy doesn’t work 100% of the time, you need a new philosophy.”
I spend a lot of time fleshing out the concept of “Failure Philosophies” with the boys I work with at Victory Academy, and I’d like to take a moment to do the same for you.
What is a Failure Philosophy?
“A Failure Philosophy is a belief system bound to destroy you.”
Let me give you an example: The Bible tells us that . . .
“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
This belief affects everything the fool does. How he relates to people, how he works, how he eats, and how we vacations are motivated – in part – by the faulty philosophy that God doesn’t exist. And because of this worldview, the fools is likely to experience the following failures:
His philosophy will have infinitely failed him.
So, how do we spot these Failure Philosophies in our lives and the lives of our family members?
Here are three Failure Philosophies to look out for:
1. Inconsistent Philosophies.
Inconsistent philosophies affect how I treat other people in relation to other people. If all things are equal, I should be treating all people equally.
In order to help others with their inconsistent Failure Philosophies, you will need to:
2. Hypocritical Philosophies
Hypocritical philosophies affect how I treat other people in relation to how I want other people treating me. If all things are equal, I should treat people the same way I want them treating me.
In order to help others with their hypocritical Failure Philosophies, you will need to:
3. Delusional Philosophies
Delusional philosophies affect how I respond to God’s Absolute Truth. If all things are as God says they are, I need to trust His Word.
In order to help others with their delusional Failure Philosophies, you will need to:
I hope this has been beneficial for you. This is an idea we’ll have to revisit with ourselves, our spouses, our children, our friends, our coworkers, and our strangers all the time.
It’s the foundation of evangelism and discipleship. It’s the core of our relationship with God – will I choose to believe what He says or reject His Truth?
We must embrace God’s Perfect Philosophy if we hope to be successful in any area of life!
AMBrewster is the founder Truth.Love.Parent. and host of its podcast.
This article was originally published at Taking Back the Bible.
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