1. The words you use to respond to suffering or success are a reflection of your heart. Is your heart full of yourself? Do these experiences cause you to turn to God? 2. You can always choose to speak positively. 3. Setting ourselves apart for God's service is extremely difficult but extraordinarily important. 4. If you want to know what God's plan is for you, pay attention to how He answers your prayer. 5. Confession without repentance is like a Twinkie without the cream filling. It looks good on the surface but it's really just sticky and hollow.