“They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.”  2 Timothy 3:3 NLT

Read:  2Timothy 3:1-9



We all have heard of the 90/10 rule.  Sometimes it is referred to when 90 percent of taxes are paid by 10 percent of the people.   Or, you might have heard that 90 percent of work is done by 10 percent of the workers.   We can apply this 90/10 rule to a lot of things in our lives.

There is another consideration.   Have you heard of the 10/90 rule?   This rule states that your life is governed 10 percent by what others say or do against you and 90 percent of how you react to those things.


If we consider this rule, we might find it to be more than accurate.  Others do have an influence over us.  Their influence can be controlled by us to a great extent.   They may even influence others who may also deal with us unfairly.  Another person whose words or actions have a major influence over us only if we allow them.

No matter the number who try, we have control.  Will you allow others who slander and do evil to govern 10 percent of your life or will you allow them to control 90 percent?   It is your choice, not theirs!

By turning your life over to GOD and giving HIM control over you, you are removing the control others have over you.    By giving GOD control, you are actually controlling others!

Today’s prayer:   “LORD GOD, Thank YOU for protecting me in this evil world.   Help me to take all my problems to YOU.  Give me strength to rely upon YOU and ignore those who say and do things against