The bullseye of pragmatism

Let’s be emphatic!
Continually repeating
What doesn’t work
Isn’t pragmatic!

Uncontrolled self
Is chaotic
And erratic.
Is pragmatic.

Truth is pragmatic. You can’t deal with a problem if you don’t know what it is. Dishonesty and denial are dysfunctional.

Surrendering to your thoughts, feelings, and desires isn’t the most effective way to live. If your attitude and behaviors aren’t enriching your life, change them.

Self-focus is a distraction from everyone and everything else. Life offers so much more to care about than self!

Improving your circumstances without improving your thoughts, desires, and emotions isn’t a practical way to overcome misery. If you work to get what you want, but neglect what gives you inner peace and joy, you’re not being pragmatic.

Idealism is pragmatic. Without some form of idealism, life tends to be discouraging and unmotivating.

Faith is powerful and pragmatic idealism. The most pragmatic thing you can do for inner peace is to spontaneously follow and obey the living Jesus.

It's not pragmatic
To live by habit 
And stay ever stuck
In painful thoughts,
Behaviors, and emotions.

It's pragmatic
Being ecstatic
About Jesus
The more enthusiastic
I am about Him,
The more peace I have.
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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