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00545 - The Four Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz's "The Four Agreements" offers a framework for self-leadership. The first agreement, 'Be Impeccable with Your Word', resonates with the scripture found in Ephesians 4:29 (NIV): "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” A verse for living.

The second and third agreements, 'Don't Take Anything Personally' and 'Don't Make Assumptions', encourage a resilient mindset. They teach us to cultivate a sense of inner peace and understanding, see beyond the surface, and avoid the pitfalls of misinterpretation and emotional reactions that can lead to unnecessary turmoil.

Finally, 'Always Do Your Best' suggests working wholeheartedly, as if serving the Lord, not people (Colossians 3:23). While not explicitly religious, Ruiz’s insights offer practical guidance that can enhance how one lives out faith in everyday life.


Your anchor principles in life will steer you through any storm.


Father, help me always do the right thing when facing any challenge. Amen.

Action Point

Think about these four points and how they could apply in any situation.

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