Oh dear humans,
Why are we such selfish beings?
I know I’m starting this post a little on the downer side, but, honestly.
What have we done that is of such great importance and high regard that we deserve everything we want?
Because, that is what gets us down. Discontentment. Sadness. Anger. Covetousness. Always wanting more.
It ALL branches from having a selfish attitude.
Well, I’m not content because I don’t have —
I’m just sad because I’m so tired of —
I’m angry in life because I —
I just don’t see why I can’t have — too
These different thoughts run through our mind so often.
So often and we probably don’t even realize HOW much we actually complain inside of us.
I have just been blown away lately. All these things happening in life ; from shootings that take away someone’s best friend in an unexpected instant, to little ones leaving life traumatically after the the life span of just two years, to cancer stealing the excitement of growing old with your soulmate, and the list goes on.
But, not me.
All of these things are horrible, sad, and confusing happenings.
But I have never had to experience one of them personally. Not one.
Yeah, sure, little things happen in life that upset me, and that’s normal.
But, do I get upset for a little while, pray and ask God to take away those thoughts, and move on?
Or do I dwell on it. Day, after day, after day. And act like life is so tough. When, it’s not.
Yes. Things happen. Yes. We are human and won’t be happy campers every single day.
But how often are we joyful? And grateful for our blessed lives? More than not? Or are most of our days spent down and sad? Or is it about 50/50?
I’m just going to be honest for a minute. With all of the things going on around me, all the sadness, and all the trials I can’t even imagine having to face.
It has really sparked my attention in my own life.
Why should something so grievous not happen to me, when I walk around day in and day out acting like it already has??
But it hasn’t.
I’m so blessed beyond measure.
And when I look back at my life, I want to see a life full of joy, happiness, and gratefulness.
Not a life wasted with sad memories that I allowed myself to create by dwelling on such small insignificant things.
I have the greatest gift a human can possibly possess in this life by having a personal relationship with the almighty God.
And He gives me more than I could ever need. In the small things, and in the big things.
So, I don’t know what your attitude is everyday.
And maybe you’re a happy and joyful being almost all the time, and if you’re, that’s so, so great.
But I know me.
And I know I’m not showing how greatly God has blessed me through my life story, like I can.
So, I’m challenging myself to change that. And you’re welcome to do the same.
If people looked at you and your life thus far, what would they say about you?
What would you want them to say about you?
Now’s the time to start living the way you want to be remembered.
– You always have now.
– You never know about tomorrow.