Friday’s List To Live By #104

Two years ago we began “Friday’s list” as an experiment. Obviously, it resonated well with you the reader. But it’s time to move on to another Friday column which we will debut next week.

We close with this list adapted from John Mason’s neat little book, “Conquering an Enemy Called Average.” We’ve added scriptural references for each of these admonitions about who and what God calls us to be.


Be yourself–I Cor. 15:10

Be positive–Phil. 4:13

Be thankful–I Thess. 5:18

Be decisive–Jas. 1:5-6

Be merciful–Matt. 5:7

Be persistent–I Cor. 15:58

Be honest–Prov. 16:11

Be Excellent–Phil 3:8; 4:8

Be Confident–Phil. 1:6

Be Prayerful–Lk. 18:1

Be faithful–Rev. 2:10

Be committed–2 Tim. 4:6-8

Be dedicated–Phil. 1:21

Be focused–Phil. 3:12-14

Be forgiving–Matt 6:14-15

Be enthusiastic–Col. 3:23

Be hopeful–Col. 1:23

Be responsible–Phil. 1:10

Be loyal–Matt. 6:24

Be helpful–Phil. 4:3

Be kind–Eph. 4:32

Be happy–Prov. 16:20

Be courageous–Joshua 1:7

Be generous–2 Cor. 9:7

Be loving–Matt. 22:37-39

Be dependable–Phil. 2:19-21

Be wise–Prov. 4:7

Be holy–I Pet. 1:16

Be obedient–Acts 5:29

Be purposeful–2 Tim. 3:10

Be effective–Phim. 1:6

Be creative–Phil. 1:12-13

Be responsible–Rom. 14:12

Be devoted–I Cor. 16:15

Be patient–I Thess. 5:14

Be optimistic–Rom. 8:28

Be compassionate–I Pet. 3:8

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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2 responses to “Friday’s List To Live By #104

  1. M Coleman Walsh, Jr.

    I understand that there are “seasons” to many things; however, I am sad this will be the last of this column. It has been a great source of encouragement to me and many in my church with whom I share it regularly.


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