Making the Best of All That We Have

English Audio Version

Today’s not the day to indulge a pity party.

NO WAY! We can’t let it happen.

We don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves, no matter how bad a hand we think we’ve been dealt.

From a broken home? Take it and learn from your parents’ mistakes.

Hit by bankruptcy again? Sign up for a course to manage your money.

Struggling with a medical issue? Be grateful the doctors aren’t sucking your blood with leeches.

A hundred years ago, a chemical brain imbalance would get you thrown into a psych ward. Now, we can rectify that with a pill.

Crashing economy? We have unemployment insurance to tide us over.

And cars . . . it’s not unheard of for an engine to go a million miles with regular oil changes.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 says:

“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.”

When you think about what you have and not what you don’t, you change your outlook on life. You no longer discount what you can do, and you use what you have to go above and beyond what people have said you can do.

So, make a plan. Where you are is where you are. Where can you move forward from your current situation?

1. Can you sign up for a class at a junior college?

2. Change your eating habits?

3. Begin a good book?

4. Call and apologize?

5. Clean that closet, mow the yard, and say hello to your neighbor?

Now, wash your hair, brush your teeth, and get out into the world. God will meet you there, and together, he’ll make a success out of whatever you have to offer him.

The world is yours when you let God be your guide.

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From  Growing in God,  Posted 01 March 2017