What Are Your Lids?

Each of us has personal lids, things that undermine our success.

It’s like being in a container with a tight lid. Examples include:

  • External: inexperience, lack of support from others, people who dislike you
  • Internal: fear, impatience, anger, jealousy, denial

The issue is not whether you have lids.

The issue is what are you going to do about them?

One striking example of this is the difference between how Saul and David responded to their personal challenges. Saul was fearful, impulsive, deceitful, and jealous. David faced his challenges with repentance, determination, and humility. That’s why “David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker” (2Sam 3:1). 

[next week we’ll share “How to Lift Your Lids”]


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