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  • Originally posted by CTM045 View Post
    Careful Thought To Our Ways


    The motivational speakers of our day want us to set great goals for our life: "Where do you want to be in two, five, or ten years? What type of lifestyle do you want when you retire?" We are encouraged to set goals slightly beyond our reach, and then instructed how to create a plan to accomplish these goals. The implication is that a more focused effort will yield superior results and lead to greater "success."

    But before we can ask where we want to be in the next few years, we must first ask a longer term question: "Where will I be in one hundred years?" No other goal is worth pursuing until we have a solid answer to this most basic (but all-important) question. What difference does it make which college we attend, which job we take, or what our home looks like if we have failed to address the issue of where we will spend eternity!?

    Proverbs 14:8
    "The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception."

    We must be wise with the days we are given and no longer be deceived by the values of the world's system. There's nothing inherently wrong with goals and plans; but far too often, they lead to a self-determined lifestyle and away from the true Director of ALL plans; "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps" (Proverbs 16:9). Our planning must be as a direct response to God's leading; and once in place, our plans must remain in complete submission to His will; "I know, O Lord, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps" (Jeremiah 10:23). When our goal is to be in the center of His will, the specifics of where we will be and what we will be doing are really none of our business. This last sentence is worth reading again!!

    Every moment of our life is a precious gift from God. Even though the average life span continues to increase, our time is extremely short. An average life lasts about 45,000,000 minutes (much less in many countries). This may seem like a lot, but by this time tomorrow 1440 minutes will be forever gone; "You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes" (James 4:14).

    We must not waste our limited time by chasing after things which vanish; "Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity" (Ephesians 5:15-16). We must evaluate ALL our decisions and goals based on the overriding desire to glorify God in all we do, to rejoice in His many blessings, and to long for the time when we can worship before His throne for all eternity. Any other set of values must fade to nothing in comparison.

    Every day we are handed a block of time and given the freedom of how it will be spent. This is a wonderful opportunity, but the clock continues to tick! Let's honor our Heavenly Father with our goals and plans, and give careful thought to our ways.
    6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. -Luke 12:6,7

    25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. -Matthew 6:25-33
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." - Proverbs 3:5,6

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    • After watching these Olympics, anyone who runs there 220 yard dash in 20 seconds or less is just as fast as Usain Bolt.

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      • Originally posted by Fer View Post
        Que te falta de process! Para donde quieres ir?

        Me falta todo!!! Estoy en espera de la tsl 1 , es q solicite para florida

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        • Originally posted by mnewsom21 View Post
          After watching these Olympics, anyone who runs there 220 yard dash in 20 seconds or less is just as fast as Usain Bolt.
          Man, I am running 1.5 miles in 13:35 and is not easy lol. I can't imagine doing that like Olympics in 4 min.
          Geo:SWB
          CBPO Exam:12/10
          TSl: 5/11
          Medical & Pft1:9/11 Passed
          Met BI:1/12
          VBT/SI:10/11 Passed
          Drug Test:04/12 Passed
          Qual:cleared 3/12
          Polygraph: Scheduled 11/23/12
          PFT2:
          EOD:

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          • Originally posted by mnewsom21 View Post
            Supposedly yes...at least with Homeland Security for sure. If you havent taken it yet do not sweat it. just be totally honest. Just remember that the E-QIP is past 10 years and they will ask you from birth on. So if you smoked a joint at five years old or were born a crack baby tell them..lol

            Also take it from me, DO NOT look up anything about polygraphs or how to beat them or ask anyone what they ask etc..you will just mess yourself up imo. just go in there and be completely honest and whatever you tell them just stand your ground. As long as you were totally honest on your E-QIP and talking to them you will be fine.
            I'm pretty sure it was only 7 years.

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            • Originally posted by Rms16 View Post
              Merlin, we actually have already seen an oct class here, Fer EOD's sept 10 and heads to Fletc on oct 17. At least we know classes won't stop in Oct now. He eod's a full month before fletc could this be another rush to get people in before fiscal year 2013 begins?
              FER, RMS, actually the date that FER starts the academy doesn't count as fiscal year 2013. It is still considered fiscal year 2012. If you EOD in October then that is when the new fiscal year starts. Like Merlin said they will probably have to classes that start in September meaning FER is going to be in the second to the last class of fiscal year 2012.
              CBPO
              Geo Pref:Georgia
              NOR:3/07
              T.O:10/08
              1st TSU:6/09
              2nd Fitness test:11/09
              Credit pulled:4/10
              2nd TSU:5/10
              2nd Medical and 2nd drug test:3/11
              2nd E-Quip and fingerprints:4/11
              2nd Background Investigator:6/6/11
              All green checks in Cass except background:in security office

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              • Also, after FER class gets full the next class should EOD around sept 24, then hopefully the new fiscal year class will EOD around October 8. Those are just guesses though. So many factors can change this.
                CBPO
                Geo Pref:Georgia
                NOR:3/07
                T.O:10/08
                1st TSU:6/09
                2nd Fitness test:11/09
                Credit pulled:4/10
                2nd TSU:5/10
                2nd Medical and 2nd drug test:3/11
                2nd E-Quip and fingerprints:4/11
                2nd Background Investigator:6/6/11
                All green checks in Cass except background:in security office

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                • Originally Posted by Fer
                  "I got mine today!!! Question? So the 35 days I be on the station before fletc, I have to pay for hotel all those days?"

                  That's what I gather, unless you're lucky and know someone in the area. I'm thinking about an extended stay place. I think you can ask the point of contact on that email, also.
                  Last edited by zilch79; 08-09-2012, 04:28 PM. Reason: Forgot to quote.

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                  • Originally posted by steve88 View Post
                    I'm pretty sure it was only 7 years.
                    Whether its 7 or 1010 is moot when its time for the poly is the point i am making

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                    • Originally posted by Svelez View Post
                      Me falta todo!!! Estoy en espera de la tsl 1 , es q solicite para florida
                      Ok, pues creo que te Vázquez a tardar un poco. Deberías cambiar para swb para que te llamen rápido como yo hice y después de 4-5 años te pueden re localizar. Esa es mi opinión. Suerte. Yo me tarde 13 meses en proceso

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                      • If I pick Nogales, you guys this my main station is in Tucson and then we drive customs vehicle to nigales port of entry or I have to report straight to Nogales? Just wondering!

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                        • Originally posted by Fer View Post
                          Ok, pues creo que te Vázquez a tardar un poco. Deberías cambiar para swb para que te llamen rápido como yo hice y después de 4-5 años te pueden re localizar. Esa es mi opinión. Suerte. Yo me tarde 13 meses en proceso
                          I reapplied to the SWB at the end of last year and I'm still here waiting to meet my BI.

                          Then again, if you look on the bright side, at least you will most likely receive a TO sooner.
                          "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." - Proverbs 3:5,6

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                          • Originally posted by Fer View Post
                            If I pick Nogales, you guys this my main station is in Tucson and then we drive customs vehicle to nigales port of entry or I have to report straight to Nogales? Just wondering!
                            What else did they offer you?
                            "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." - Proverbs 3:5,6

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                            • Still haven't heard anything from the BI

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                              • Originally posted by IamWolf View Post
                                What else did they offer you?
                                They offered me like 4 stations in Cali, 3 in Texas(Laredo,Roma,presidio) new Mexico (Columbus) arizona(Douglas,Nogales,Ajo) I pick Nogales!

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