Something I shared in a number of posts on Facebook, I think I should share with everyone…
When it comes to problems, some people need to grow up, stop blaming others, and look in the mirror.
The world, your parents, or others don’t owe you anything. As Mark Twain said of the world, it was here first….You should learn to appreciate and be grateful for what you DO get.
It’s outrageous the way some think only of themselves and never consider others, what others have done for them, or how they have had to do without themselves to do what they’ve done for you.
Quit crying, grow up and know most of your problems in life were created by YOUR choices, YOUR ideals, and YOUR actions.
And after you do all that. get down on your knees and THANK God that He has blessed you all He has, because He NEVER gives us what we deserve, only… as someone else said, “what we can handle.”
And ALWAYS remember, “To whom much is given, much is expected!”
Also Thank God for the little good that is in any of us, because it is only by His grace that ANY of us are ANY good what-so-ever.
Who remembers when an exclamation of surprise was “Well, bless my soul” instead of something that contained profanity.
We would all do well to practice those things that our parents and grandparents understood, words do matter and you will be judged for every one you speak…
And remember to always consider what you are teaching your little children with your words. Because between the ages of 10-30 you will be able to teach them little, unless they are a rare child indeed. (These days anyway)
“The self-absorbed person does not know how to deal with members of society. This is why he / she is…displeased with anyone and anything around him / her.” ~ Shenouda III
Song was just brought to my mind. “Learning to lean and depend on Jesus, for he’s my friend, and he’s my guide…” He gave / gives so much for / to each of us. None of us should ever have reason to complain about anything…
As He has shown me in my life, everyone else will fail you, in some way, at some point, you will EVEN fail yourself.
Only He knows, understands and is truly able to help in anything concerning you.
I spent years feeling bad because I didn’t have hardly any TRUE friends, then I began to understand the ONLY friend I really need is Him. Then all the fussing, fretting, worry, strife, etc. disappeared.
“There are plenty of people even more friendless than you; in fact everybody is glad to meet a friendly person, but they have no use for a self-absorbed person. What you need is less egotism but more self-confidence, and to regard yourself less as a claimant for sympathy than as a bestower of it to those who need it. You can step forthwith into a new sphere of life if you will but regard yourself as one of the helpers instead of one of the victims. There is always somebody worse off than you are.” ~ The Theosophical Path: Illustrated Monthly …, Volume 4 edited by Katherine Augusta Westcott Tingley
Something else to remember…
When you are talking about others…God is also speaking about you, to you.
This as an older minister I admire told me when I told him it was happening to me…he told me this is wisdom speaking to me…
You should see how your words about others, or in general, also apply and/or applies to you. I will give you a hint, they usually have an application to apply to you, yourself.
God will give you what you truly want at times, at least that which is truly in your heart,
So if you don’t like what is taking place in your life, search out your heart and learn what is truly contained there.
In other words, be careful what you wish for, and out of the abundance of his heart, a man / person speaketh.
If you’re always looking for perfection in men or others in the present or the past, you will never find any good in anyone.
There is only one who was truly perfect and we can still find Him today at the same place He occupied some 2000 years ago, On the Cross, at the foot of the Cross.
This is the only place you will ever find true happiness in this life, the only happiness that will ever matter.
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