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The 80/20 Rule

We hear a lot about sickness and disease. If we listen and look at the media long enough we seem to be inundated with it everywhere.  Then it makes me think about pickles. What?  Pickles?  Yes, that’s right!  I said pickles!  Pickles are made from cucumbers immersed in vinegar until they become so soaked that the cucumbers turn into pickles! 

The 80/20 Rule

It’s in the early hours of Sunday morning as I write this message.  I have something on my heart that I just have to share.  Here it goes… 

We hear a lot about sickness and disease. If we listen and look at the media long enough we seem to be inundated with it everywhere.  Then it makes me think about pickles. What?  Pickles?  Yes, that’s right!  I said pickles!  Pickles are made from cucumbers immersed in vinegar until they become so soaked that the cucumbers turn into pickles! 

How can we be so inundated by what is going on around us and not have it influence us?!! 

That’s a great question! 

Here is the answer!  We have to know where we are! There are three verses I want to elaborate on for a moment. 

The first part of Philippians 3:20 says that “our citizenship is in heaven.”  Then Jesus prays in the Lord’s Prayer that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Then Jesus says in Matthew 16:19 that He has given us the keys to the kingdom of heaven! 


For those people  who have a personal relationship with Jesus then we are citizens of Heaven!  When we read John 3:16 and it says “eternal life” that means we have life starting the very moment we receive Jesus’ gift of salvation! Since that life is now in us! We begin to walk and talk differently!  

Then since we are now citizens of Heaven Jesus gives us the keys to the kingdom of Heaven! A key is used to unlock and to lock. We have the power to lock and unlock. What are we supposed to use the key for? 

Now let’s look back at the media and all its negative news? Let’s use that key that has been given to us to lock what goes on our minds. We can now lock it out. We can choose to unlock Heaven instead. How? By our thinking!  Philippians 4:8 says to think on things that are true and of a good report.   

We can only control our actions and our attitudes! We can’t control what other people do or say! I can take the authority given to me and choose to change the environment.  My positivity will outshine the negativity that surrounds me. I have to make the conscious effort to tap into my heavenly resources. 

So when the enemy comes at you with fear!  You combat it with faith!  Speak scripture over the situation! God does not give you a spirit of fear But of power, love,and a sound mind! 

Remember the 80/20 rule! There’s only 2 things you control:  your actions and your attitude!  That’s your 20%.. I take my 20 % and I do my best to influence others (the 80%). 

I hope this message helps someone today to realize that you have the power to control the thoughts inside your mind. 

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