Our virtue this week is to be DECISIVENESS – The strength to firmly make decisions without wavering. Many times we make goals for ourselves but then we do not follow through on them, we waver, we give in to excuses. Let’s be more firm with ourselves, using our willpower to conquer the negative feelings of laziness and selfishness that weigh us down and keep us from being the best versions of ourselves.
Lord, we praise you and we thank you for the talents you have given us. Help us to be virtuous and strong. Help us to love You and others more than ourselves. May we be DECISIVE today by always having the strength to firmly make decisions without wavering.
Does anyone have any prayer intentions? Who wants to lead us in a prayer?
HOLD MY HAND
The strength to firmly make decisions without wavering.
Once a little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.”
The little girl said, “No, Dad. YOU hold my hand.”
“What’s the difference?” asked the puzzled father.
“There’s a big difference,” replied the little girl.
“If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go.
But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go.”
How was the little girl in the story decisive?
Did we decide on certain goals at the beginning of the year and then we forgot about them?
Let’s practice the virtue of being DECISIVE right now by using our will to give 100% effort the whole time.
Thank a player out loud for being DECISIVE when they are giving 100% effort.
Tell me about a time that you set a goal for yourself and you truly followed through on it.
Share when you accomplished a goal.
Lord Jesus, You were DECISIVE in your life especially when You carried the Cross for love of us. You got back up each time after you fell three times. Help me to imitate Your example and always get back up after I make a mistake. Help us all to be more DECISIVE this week by recognizing when our feelings of laziness and selfishness are kicking in and then use our willpower to overcome them,
WAY TO LIVE THE VIRTUE THIS WEEK
Recognize when our feelings of laziness and selfishness are kicking in and then use our willpower to overcome them,
“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Courage, self-reliance and decisiveness are the main traits that define a man.” – Ogwo David Emenike
“One thing I’ve found… the road rarely rises up to meet you until you’ve begun walking.”
― Michele Jennae
“Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” – Carl von Clausewitz
“Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The world is starving for original and decisive leadership.” – Bryant H. McGill
“In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death. – Bao Dai