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May 2008

 

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Note From Erik:

Welcome to May's newsletter. We had a tremendous response from the last newsletter, receiving great comments on the "Innovate Like Edison" book review. You can always read archives of my past newsletters if you want a jolt of inspiration. Please continue to send in your comments on the stories and content in the newsletters.

I am specifically looking for YOUR story; how you might have been 'below the line' at a time in your life; how you rose above to get back up above the line, and what that looks like to you. We can all benefit from each other's stories; please share yours! Have a great month.
To Living Above the Line,

Erik

Above The Line Article:

"What are you trading in the Truth for?"

By Erik Carlson

I am still on fire from the Thrive conference I spoke at last month. I was speaking on Living Above the Line, and one theme I kept coming back to was that whenever we fall below the line, and STAY below the line, it is because we are trading in the Truth for something. When you find yourself falling below the line, and can't figure out why, ask your self "what am I trading in the Truth for?."

I like to refer to my above the line/below the line diagram found in my special report, and if you look at the key words that are below the line; words like 'habitual stress', 'fatigue', 'chaos', 'paralysis', etc., these are devastating conditions that keep us from reaching our maximum Godly potential. For me, when I let life's circumstances lead me to one of these below-the-line words, it is because I'm trading in the Truth of having faith that God will never leave me or forsake me, and that I am worthy of his Love and Grace. You mean to say, Erik, that you lose faith in God's promises? Yes, I do. I'm trading in that truth for my own fears.

A breakthrough moment for me was hearing a speaker named Brennan Manning captivate 2500 people. He had us all be silent while we experienced the love of God fall on us. Christ didn't die for us so that we could behave perfectly, never cuss or drink or sin. In Brennan's words, He died for us "because He loves us; just as we are, not as we should be". That was enough to cause me to weep. That is one truth I don't want to trade in for the world.

Let's have relentless pursuit of the Truth, and we will all live victoriously above the line!

 
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