The story:

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So how was your weekend? Mines was good. Didn’t do much this weekend which is okay with me. But as today rolls around my mind is brought back to something that we have all faced and dealt with before and that is a disappointment. As I was reading my devotional this morning the author had this story:
Don Mondell wrote this powerful fictional story.
One day, Satan was having a yard sale. He thought he’d get rid of some of his old tools that were cluttering up the place. So there was gossip, lying, greed, malice, and more laid out on the tables. Interested buyers were crowding the tables, curious, looking at what they might purchase. One customer, however, strolled to the back in the garage and found on a shelf a well-oiled and cared-for tool. He brought it out to Satan and inquired if it was for sale. “Oh, no! Satan answered. “That’s my tool. Without it, I couldn’t wreck any follower! It’s my secret weapon!” But what is it? the customer inquired. ” That’s my chief tool- it is called ‘discouragement’. With this tool, I can pry open any heart, and once I’m there, I can do almost anything I want.
Can I say that this story was powerful? Discouragement is not what you want to be or have.

7 thoughts on “The story:

  1. Great story. I think leaving your honest feedback and encouraging them to do better is the winning combo. Not simply simply criticising someone. Thanks for sharing

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