Les tweets de Nicky Gumbel

J’ai découvert récemment les messages diffusés sur Twitter par Nicky Gumbel: de brefs aphorismes, remplis de spiritualité et de foi vraie. Occasionnellement j’ajouterai des aphorismes d’autres sources.
Voir plus bas l’historique.. Je mets désormais les plus récents en premier:

« Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. »

« Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you. »

« Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right. »

« A great relationship doesn’t happen because of the love you had in the beginning, but how well you continue building love until the end. »

« The most precious gift you can give someone is the gift of your time and attention. »

« Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticise, pause. Before you give up, try again. »

« Don’t underestimate the impact you can have on someone today. Small acts of kindness go a long way. »

« Growing churches love, and loving churches grow. » (Rick Warren)

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

Always pray to have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith.

« 3 things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed, and the TIME after it’s wasted. Choose wisely! »

« When you stop worrying about what you can’t control, you have time to change the things you can control. »

« A bad attitude is like a flat tyre. You can’t go anywhere until you change it. »

« A faith is something you die for; a doctrine is something you kill for; there is all the difference in the world »  (Tony Benn)

Strong people don’t put others down; they lift them up

God used astonishing brilliance making you an original. Don’t spend all your energy trying to be the same
(essai de traduction résumée: Dieu a fait de vous quelqu’un d’unique, différent des autres; n’essayez pas d’être comme les autres!)

To avoid family rows this Christmas: give people a piece of your heart, not a piece of your mind.

Love is more than a feeling. It is about choosing to treat people the way you would want to be treated.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

Love becomes weak if it is not strengthened by truth. Truth becomes hard if it is not softened by love.

To be effective, speakers and communicators must focus on helping people and not impressing people!

You can teach what you know, but you will reproduce what you are.

Don’t think outside the box; think like there is no box.

Direct your anger towards problems, not people.

If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.

It takes around two years to learn to speak. But it takes a lifetime to learn what NOT to speak.

A bad attitude is like a flat tyre. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.

There is a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. Don’t be quick to judge. Be kind and assume the best.

You can’t change the past nor control the future, but you can change someone’s day by a kind word or action.

A happy relationship is made up of two good forgivers.

Never allow little things to spoil a friendship. Overlook if possible. Confront if necessary. Always forgive.

Success in relationships is more than finding the right person; it is being the right person,.

20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience and people willing to face any obstacles thrown in their way.

Joy is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of God.

Talk about others as if they were present.

Seek a vision from God so big that, without Him, it is impossible.

Be generous with encouragement. It is verbal sunshine. It costs nothing, it warms hearts and enriches lives

Negative people will always try to drag you down to their level.

You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are humble when you’re aware of your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes

The strength of your faith is not measured by the absence of doubt, but by the faithfulness (fidélité) of your life in the face of doubt.

« Humility is not a denial of ability; it is a recognition of where it comes from and for whom it must be used. »

« Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. »

« Three principles of prayer: 1. Keep it honest. 2. Keep it simple. 3. Keep it up. »

« A real friend is someone who tries to pick you up when you’ve fallen, and if they can’t pick you up, they lie down right beside you. »

« It is not what you do that determines whether your work is secular or sacred, it is why you do it. »

« Never judge someone without knowing the whole story. You may think you understand but you don’t necessarily. »

« Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience and people willing to face any obstacles thrown in their way. »

« It is not what you do occasionally that shapes your life, but what you do consistently. »

 » If you want your church to grow, don’t focus on growth; focus on health. Healthy sheep multiply. »


« We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. »  Aristote

« You reveal your own character most clearly when you describe someone else’s. »

« Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. »

« The real measure of our wealth is how much we would be worth if we lost all our wealth. »

« Stay where you are until God calls you into something new. God calls us into things, not just out of them. »

« Church is often like a football match: 22 people needing a rest, watched by lots of people needing exercise. »
« Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you. »

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HISTORIQUE
« A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other« .

« A friend is someone who says kind things about you even when you are not present. »

Pas mal, non? Il y a de quoi en « prendre de la graine » !
Nicky Gumbel .. est le fondateur des cours Alpha!

Pour ses tweets voir https://twitter.com/nickygumbel


Ah.. Traduction pour les rebelles à l’anglais:
« Beaucoup de problèmes dans le monde disparaîtraient si nous parlions aux autres au lieu de parler des autres »…
« Un ami, c’est quelqu’un qui dit du bien de vous même quand vous n’êtes pas là »…

Déjà un troisième ce soir:
« Love becomes weak if it is not strengthened by truth. Truth becomes hard if it is not softened by love. »

Et ce 3 décembre, tiré de CS Lewis (et rejoignant ce que je dis dans mon livre p.16 en bas): « I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. »

Continuons: « If you want to get the best out of a person, always look for the best in that person.  »
« If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people ».
« The greatest wealth in this world is peace of mind »

La liste est longue: cliquez ci-dessous!

« A wise person can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at them. »
« Church is a community of friends, where people are not judged, but accepted, loved and welcomed home. »
« Patience is not our ability to wait, but our ability to keep a good attitude while we wait. »
« Don’t judge a person by their past. They don’t necessarily live there anymore. »
« There is a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. Don’t be quick to judge. Be kind and assume the best. »

« Regret looks back. Fear looks around. Worry looks in. Faith looks up. »
« Who you become while you are waiting is as important as what you are waiting for »
« People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. »
« If we knew what people had been through, their sorrow and suffering, we would not be so quick to judge. »
« Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. »
« You reveal your own character most clearly when you describe someone else’s. »
« If you aim to be a leader, you may be frustrated. (Few people wish to be led). Aim to be a servant, and you will be fulfilled. »
« The best way to forget the faults of others is to remember our own. »
« The strength of all relationships, including your relationship with God, depends on the amount of communication. »
« If you always live in the future you will not be present when it arrives. »
« The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday. »
‘Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself. »
« Not getting what you want is sometimes the best thing that could happen. »
« One of the best gifts you can anyone is encouragement. If everyone received enough the world would blossom beyond our wildest dreams. »
« If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection. – Lecrae »
« 7 keys to great relationships: love, trust, forgiveness, communication, honesty, vulnerability, respect. »
« Little people belittle people. Great people make others feel that they, too, can become great. »
« A happy relationship is made up of two good forgivers. »
« The more pride we have, the more other people’s pride irritates us. »
« Who you become while you are waiting is as important as what you are waiting for. »
« There is a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. Don’t be quick to judge. Be kind and assume the best. »
« Your most valuable experiences are not your triumphs and successes; through defeats, rejection and disappointments you often grow more. »
« If you want to change the world, there is only one place to start – with yourself. »
« The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? »
« If we knew what people had been through, their sorrow and suffering, we would not be so quick to judge. »
« No matter what happens in life, be kind to people. Being kind to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. »
« The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go’ but a leader says, ‘Let’s go’. »
« You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are. »
« If you want to know what someone is like, look at how they treat people who can do nothing for them. »
« Believe the best about people. Pray for their short comings. You are not the standard. We all need grace. » @lecrae
« Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. »
« Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off. »


Et ceux-ci, qui ne sont pas de lui mais qu’il retransmet:
« Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people ». – Eleanor Roosevelt
« People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. » Maya Angelou
 » It always seems impossible, until it is done » (Nelson Mandela).
 » Pray and let God worry. » (Martin Luther)
– « When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. » (Henry Ford)
– « We grow more out of suffering than we do out of success. » – Rick Warren
– « Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? » ( Corrie ten Boom)
– « Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend » (Martin Luther King)
– « The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference » ( Elie Wiesel)

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