Change Your Life…

2 Dec

Change Your life…

When we wonder why things seem to go a different way than we want, we need to examine our ways. Grandfather always had a way of getting my attention when I brought things to His attention that didn’t seem to go right.

One of his favorite sayings: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

Sort of makes you think doesn’t it? Sometimes we just have to look at things in a different way in order to see what is hiding in the bushes. Is it that blessing we were looking to share? Life is full of twists and turns and we have to be flexible in our thoughts and ways in order to negotiate those little roadblocks.

Sometimes we tend to look at things as the only way, failing to see what is the way for us does not necessarily mean that everyone else sees it the same way. I have learned over the years that there are many ways to look at a problem and as many ways to correct it. The same goes for life. We all need to begin to look at life as a challenge that has many twists that can be approached in various ways. In other words we need to become flexible in how we deal with life and people for what is good for us just may be a disaster for someone else. So, as a result, I have learned to look at all sides of a problem before determining how to fix it. I’ll add it was hard to transition to this approach, but after seeing how people suffer trying to cope in today’s world I found I made the right choice.

Choice – it’s the key word here. We have all learned that it’s the choices we makes in life, good and bad, that makes us who we are. We have also learned that when we make bad choices and end up somewhere in oblivian, we can always change our direction to get back on the right path.

The right path, just what is it? As Christians we follow the bible and it is very clear there just what our path is to be. Yet so many of us choose to ignore that part of the bible and just follow the parts we agree with. I have found, and not trying to be judgmental, that the part so many seem to ignore is where Jesus said “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22: 37 – 40. The problem to some is, just who is your neighbor?

I see my neighbor as being everyone in the world and even though that may talk and think differentially than I do, they are still my neighbors. We don’t always agree on how we approach things, but we respect each other’s right to think that way. I have found this mutual respect has made.life easier for both of us.

So, are you tired of batting your head against a wall of opposition? If so try looking at all sides of it before taking a stand. You just may find, as I have, there are many answers and yours just may not be the right one.

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Change yourself and your world will change with you.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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