Making Your Life Fail-Safe
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FAIL-SAFE: designating, of, or involving a procedure designed to prevent malfunctioning or unintentional operation, often specif. of nuclear-armed aircraft, through an intricate system of protective devices; Ensuring safety in case of malfunction;
Synonyms: Unlikely to fail; foolproof; trouble-free; problem-free; guaranteed;
1. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
– Zig Ziglar
2. “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.”
– Dennis Waitley
3. “Expectations are premeditated resentment.”
– Author Unknown
4. “First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
– Dale Carnegie
5. “We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.”
– Marquis De Vauvenargues
6. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar, “Your threat means nothing to us. If you throw us in the fire, the God we serve can rescue us from your roaring furnace and anything else you might cook up, O king. But even if he doesn’t, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference, O king. We still wouldn’t serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.”
(Daniel 3:16 – 18, The Message)
7. I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you’re again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.
(Philippians 4:10 – 13, The Message)
I was made very happy in the Lord that now you have revived your interest in my welfare after so long a time; you were indeed thinking of me, but you had no opportunity to show it. Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am. I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want. I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
(Philippians 4:10 – 13, AMP)