“Give freely and become more wealthy, be stingy and lose everything.”
Yep, I am struggling… I awoke early this Saturday morning, 1/31/15, around 3:30 am, ET… and found myself “THINKING”… AGAIN!!! I, finally, got OOB (out-of-bed) and found myself sitting at our kitchen-nook table reading the Bible. I am currently focusing on the Book of Proverbs. The words of Solomon. I find such peace and joy in these writings.
First, I’d like to mention how blessed I am to have some VERY special people around me, trying to “HELP” me along my journey. Fellow Christians in my daily life who will talk through situations with me and discuss Biblical implications… for practical application. Thank you, Jesus. GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME!!! ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!! AMEN.
FAIRNESS. Okay, so “THIS”… is one of my re-current battles in “LIFE”. I can remember MAJOR bouts with “FAIRNESS” in my late 20’s-early 30’s. Anger was my predominant manner of displaying my sense of “others'”…???…???…??? UNFAIRNESS (or at least “MY” perceived sense of others’ unfairness in regards to “ME”.-HA!!!) My poor, Poor, POOR husband sure witnessed some of my MAJOR “ISSUES”… FIRST HAND!!! The battles we had remain as fragmented memories… almost like a mental “scar”… that I gain strength from in knowing where I have been and enjoying the realization of how far I have come. Thank-you, Jesus. Amen.
FAIRNESS… SHMAIRNESS!!! NOTHING IN LIFE IS FAIR, right??? God, certainly… IS NOT FAIR or we’d all be headed SOUTH!!! But then, God, on the other hand, commands that we treat our peers justly and fairly. Hhhmmm… think. Think. THINK…
Do you ever feel as though people around you tend to care more about their own personal needs and wants than they do about yours??? HA!!! Now, “THIS” is the common downfall displayed EVERYWHERE… BY EVERYONE in seeking to satisfy those perceived wants and needs of our physical, earthly desires. Hhhmmm… think. Think. THINK…
A few of my co-workers are currently advising me to NOT be so “GIVING”. I enjoy “GIVING”. I ALWAYS feel good about giving to others when asked prior to their taking. “GIVING” becomes “STEALING,” however, when individuals begin taking without asking simply because they “KNOW” that I’m a “GIVER”. PLEASE… allow me to keep “GIVING”. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BEGIN “STEALING”!!! This can turn a positive (GIVING) situation into a negative (TAKING/STEALING) resentment. DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… as I continue to think. Think. THINK…
You can plant a seed gracefully by demonstration, however, you have to be patient in allowing any growth to occur. “PATIENCE… IS A VIRTUE.” Have I mentioned that I am NOT a very patient person??? I think I have… in a previous post… somewhere… back there… 😉
MY HEAD HURTS, folks!!! MY HEART ACHES…
LIFE IS DIFFICULT!!! And AGAIN… “LIFE WOULD SURE BE EASIER IF WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE!!! :/
Things will seem better when I finally get to meet with Pastor Walter!!! Have I mentioned how significant he has been along this, my Spiritual Life journey??? I think I have… somewhere… back there… in a previous post. 😉
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People.
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.