Edification Reminders

  1. Tell yourself over  and over that since you are not perfect, you would not fit into a perfect congregation, even if one existed.
  2. Instead of picking out the worldly members to point to, pick out the sincere, educated, spiritual members, and thank God for them. You will find what you seek.
  3. If you are older, treat the younger with the consideration that you desired as a young person. If you are younger, treat adults with the respect that you will want when you are mature.
  4. When you are tempted to criticize others, be sure to pray earnestly for them first. This may not totally change them, but it will do wonders for your attitude.
  5. When you see a work being neglected, instead of being critical, offer to help. 
  6. Never, ever blame others for your own failure. Every individual can be fruitful despite the bad examples and discouraging attitudes of others if he is determined to bear fruit.
  7. Remind yourself every day that the only way you can improve the world and church is to begin with yourself.
  8. Consciously look for the good qualities in every brother and sister in Christ. When you think of a brother or sister, make a quick mental note of the good traits each possesses. 
  9. Constantly strive to increase your circle of associates in the church. Try to do something good for each. 
  10. Every church has problems. Constantly ask yourself, “Am I a part of the problem or a part of the solution?”

Seek that ye may abound unto the edifying of the church.

1 Corinthians 14.26