Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Evil Illness

There is an evil illness in our society of people who are wasting their time in self-pity and complaint about what's wrong. They often go out of their way to share their feelings with everyone else. It is one thing to evaluate the mistakes of the past in order to profit from them, and quite another to dwell on them to the point of wasting our lives in misery. Chronic complainers fall into a whirlpool of, “O woe is me,” that tends to suck everyone in.  If we are to get beyond this situation we must learn from the mistakes of the past, and then put them aside so that we may press on to the greater achievements of the future.

How can we learn from our mistakes and grow from the experience?
1. List on paper what went wrong.
2. Seek forgiveness where needed.
3. Ask:
A. What have I learned?
B. How can this be done differently?
C. What is a positive attitude toward this issue?
4. Pray for guidance as you make decisions and respond to those around you.

Greet each new day as a gift from God, in which we can look with a fresh new optimism at the possibilities that God has provided for us. Christians have been given the vision of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to greet each new opportunity with God's plan for us in mind. When God has given you a new day take the time to look at the positive side in every event. Will you take this new day God has given you and make the most of it? In every person you meet there is an opportunity to share your faith and to share the abundance of love that God has poured out upon you.

Each new event is an occasion for you to put the teachings of Jesus to work in your life. What would Jesus do in this situation? In the 12th chapter of the Gospel according to Luke, Jesus teaches us not to worry about trivial matters but instead to strive for the Kingdom of God. The choice is yours - to make wasted complaints or to make things happen for the good. What will you do with each new day God has given you?

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