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SOMETHINGS AREN’T WORTH IT!

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.   Psalm 119:37  (NIV)

I have never been a fan of “one size fits all, and I’m not really clear on that popular saying “what doesn’t  kill you make you stronger.”

I know what is for you is for you, and I know people who have come close to death, and the situation didn’t  make them any stronger.  Actually, one lost ground, and is almost as good as dead, which has nothing to do with their health.  It has everything to do with their attitude, and the effect it has on others.

This person is in a nursing home, and she may never be released because of a personal matter.  She doesn’t like her nurses; which by the way have only been trying to take care of her.  They say she has the Devil in her; I think all of us have a little devil in us, but this is crazy.

I don’t get it; this woman has suffered a massive trauma to her head, and her doctors were at a loss wondering how she survived it all.  All of her recent brain scans show she should be well enough to go home.  But, her actions, and the way she uses her body say otherwise.  The sad part is, she is faking how far she has come with physical therapy.  For some reason, she refuses to show any signs of progress.

I believe it’s the old “Why Me,” syndrome, driving her into a depression, coupled with hate instead of Faith.  I tried to explain, that type of thinking has its disadvantages; meaning, she may self-destruct faster than a speeding bullet, if she’s not careful.

The near death experience that didn’t kill her didn’t make her stronger either.  As a matter of fact, I think it took something away called Common Sense.  After all, it was a head injury???

I am not trying to be funny, alienate myself or be insensitive; but I believe some of us think if we hold on to something long enough it will make us appear stronger, even if it’s not good for us; as my friend thinks in her situation.  She could have been out of the hospital long ago, instead, she’s playing an unhealthy game of wills.  I bet Satan had something to do with the making of that game.

When I asked why she is so determined to have her way, there was no real answer.   “I don’t like the way they look at me, and they’re always trying to tell me what to do.”   That answer didn’t work for me, as a matter of fact, I thought it was stupid.  It’s one thing to have a potentially life-threatening health problem, but it’s quite another to pretend you are not progressing.  That’s the part I’m concerned about.

I noticed when the nurses are there to check her blood pressure, brush her teeth, whatever; all of a sudden she can no longer articulate.  Slurring words, and twisting her body in unnatural ways, only because a nurse walked into the room?   I could hardly believe it.  When it’s just us, her speaking skills are near normal, and yes she can brush her own teeth.

She is so hateful with the help, she won’t even help herself, wrongly thinking it hurts them more than it does her.  In this case, what tried to kill her did not make her stronger, what it made is something I will never understand.  Self-destruction.

Sometimes it’s best to just let things go; Somethings Are Just Not Worth It.

For the ones who have survived close calls, and that situation made you stronger, it’s time to take it a step further.  Once we survive our traumas, we can’t hang on to what happened, allowing that part of our past to consume us.  Let it go, it’s over, and I didn’t say anything about forgetting all about it.  This is the perfect opportunity to begin the life of an overcomer, and move on.

Life wasn’t meant for us to be stuck in a situation we have already Survived.  I told you before, “The only difference between a rut and the grave are the dimensions.”  Get over it or it will get all over you, causing all you suffered to be in vain.

Instead of hanging on to the bad and sad, take that knowledge, and that new opportunity to live, only this time live for the betterment of others.  Share your story, and let the world know through Jesus Christ, they can live again too.  That’s why your life was saved, to be a Living Witness with a positive message.

I believe whatever it is that didn’t kill us, may make us stronger, only if we let go of the sorrow and learn to encourage others to do the same.  Other than that, what is life if there is no quality in living?

Dear Lord gives us the present of mind to realize if you saved us from the grave it was for a reason.  A reason to rejoice and give Testimony, not to complain, and cry “What did I do to deserve this?”

Go out and tell the world what Jesus did for you when Satan tried to take your life.

It is in Jesus name that we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on September 26, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

JUST FOR THE RECORD!

Not long ago I read;  I have never known a hater that is doing better than me.  Is that true for you?  I also read; Ability is what you’re capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  And attitude determines how well you do it.  I agree with that; you?

After studying those powerful statements, I came to the conclusion that by following a few rules and respecting ourselves as well as others, we can gain power over everything we choose to do;  As long as we don’t let the little things take us off course…

If possible pass up on any opportunity to become stressed, offended, or angry.  Some of us have a short fuse but never give up your power to those three little words… They have bigger than life consequences.

In others words, try to not indulge in any negative emotions.  You can do it, all you need is Information, inspiration, and a brain.

Remember we make a living according to how much we put in it, and we make a life by what we give.  So if you have done your best, your next goal is to do better, and give more of yourself.

“Just for the Record;” Join a Bible Believing, Bible Teaching Church so you can learn how to: Protect your image and positive qualities from negative people, and their hate infested ways. 

It’s something to Think About, and something to do!

Thank you, Lord, for giving us the strength to do what is best for us and others.  In Jesus name, we pray.   Amen!

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Posted by on September 20, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

WHATS IN A NAME?

And if anyone’s (name) was not found recorded in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire.   Revelations 20:15  AMP

Don’t be confused by What’s in a Name, and don’t worry about it if the shoe doesn’t fit.  Some seemly bad names have good intentions.

It’s not what you think, it’s not how you speak, it’s plain and simple, some people will judge you by the physical eye.  (What you look like.)  Your name will represent what they see in you.  You can be a Doctor, a Lawyer, or an Indian Chief, that’s your job title, not your name.

Words have meanings and names have power.  Nicknames stick to people, and most are so ridiculous they are like adhesive sticking to us like super glue.   “Just So You Know,” a good name opens doors.

Our names are like labels, and plainly printed on the bottom of them is all our past behavior, good and bad.  Have you ever noticed that most people who use a name other than the one they’re earthy parents gave them are normally unappealing?  So there’s a lot to be said about your name, it usually represents who you really are.  (Personality wise)

Blacks, who’s real names were lost because of biblical times and slavery, were given the name of their masters.  Now we have a tendency to stray away from those slave names.   In my opinion, we choose to give our children names that will take them most of their young life to learn how to spell because they are too busy fighting over it.

Names can be hurtful.  When I was a little girl, the kids would tease me because of my name.  “Here comes that busted, rotten Cherry.”  Perhaps they saw me as being spoiled?

Through life experiences, and my Father, I found that people with names like Dog, Cocaine, Silky Smooth, Dirty Dave, Sugar Daddy, etc, are every bit of what their names imply.   It seems to be one of two things and sometimes both.

I met a man called Killer; he turned out the be the neighborhood enforcer, and if you didn’t follow the rules, oh well.  I met a man named Sugar, who was just the opposite; I never met a man who was as sour as he in all my life.  The dog was a real dog in more ways than one, and his name had nothing to do with canines; it had everything to do with how he treated people.  “You kick people around like some kick a dog,”  is normally what a conversation with him would sound like..Cocaine was a drug dealer.  Go figure!

There are some women out there with unsavory names too.   Some have them written across their butts; names like “Sweet Cheeks, Sexy, etc.  These names carry a message, a message most wouldn’t want our girl children to associate their occupation with.

Perhaps most of these unflattering names came from some type of drama (experience), some started off as a mistake, a mistake that stuck in the form of a name.  Now don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of good names out there.  With that being said; A good indication of someone who is honest, is someone who will start with his real name.

We give names to basically any and everything.  When we are in love it’s Mr. or Mrs. Right.  Nowadays, we don’t throw out disposable items, we simply rename them.  (Recycled.)  When we lose are parents, we are now orphans, if a man loses his wife, he is now a widower.  But when we lose a friend, we become silent.  Why is that, we had a name for them when they were alive.  (Best friend, neighbor)

In Western cultures, it’s the norm for a woman to change her name after marriage, I found nowhere in the Bible that indicates this is to be done.  I don’t believe it’s even addressed.  As a matter of fact, back in the day people didn’t have last names.

Even after all that name changing, coupled with name calling, according to W.C. Fields; It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.

“It’s Something to Think About.”

Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord, Praise ye the Lord.  It’s in Jesus name that we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on September 15, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

GUESS WHAT?

When we Aspire to be whatever it is we choose in life, normally someone or something Inspired us.  Now the only thing left to do is get it done before you Expire.

Whenever we are doing anything that is not Christ-like, I guarantee you the Devil is in the details.

Stupidity is one of those things that get on most of our nerves, but as strange as it may sound, it to is a gift from God.  The thing is, it’s one of those gifts we should pray not to misuse.

One of the hardest things in the world to corral is Patience.  If we can master patience, we can master everything.

No matter the situation, it’s the Emotions that will drag and hold you down.  If you don’t let go of them they will put you down permanently.

In order to close the gap between our goals and our accomplishments, it would be helpful if we had the ability to admit our mistakes, coupled with the perseverance to carry on.  Discipline is a great helpmate.. 

Walt Disney once said; The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

Just because your Goals cannot be reached don’t mean you have to abandon them; change your approach.

The Pessimist complains about the wind; the Optimist expects it to change; the Realist adjusts the sails.

Trees are known by their fruit; and man by his Deeds.  Those that are blessed give without remembering, and they receive without forgetting.

God gives Talent; be careful and grateful.  Fame is given by man; so is conceit.  It’s best you be more than careful.

There will come a time when all things on earth will be over for you.  But if you know and Love Jesus Christ, life will have just begun.

It has been said that those who has mastered himself is truly free.  Freedom lies in the heart of the wise, servitude in the heart of a fool.

In order to become Wise, it’s best to know what to overlook.  Years teaches us more than books, and wisdom consist of eliminating the non-essentials.

Guess What, it’s better to know than not.

Thank you Lord for all you do.  In Jesus name we pray.

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Posted by on September 10, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

DID YOU KNOW…#26

Did you know when advice is well taken there are rewards?  And did you know good advice positively impacts our decision-making?

When work is well done stemming from good advice, it leads to more opportunities because of the ability to listen and put that information to good use.  I have discovered when I listen first, I think better later?

How often have we been advised to,  “Think before we speak?”

Some good advice is when discussing taboo topics; you know the ones, the ones we avert to when judging one another.  If we think about it, we should have little or nothing to say.  Did you know the best way to not make a fool of ourselves is to practice minding your own business?

The best advice would be to leave all the judging to God.  For those of you who do not believe in God, give it to Jesus.  This process will cure you from making inconclusive conclusions.  If you don’t take this advice, the Devil may take you and your opinions someplace you cannot come back from, or get a cool drink of water.

By sorting out, and trying to understand the facts about you, coupled with staying in your lane, some may learn something about themselves.  Perhaps now you will have time to discover how to attain joy and peace of mind for you.

Did you know; Unwelcome advice often lead to Unwelcome consequences?  Preparation and an invitation are required.  When invited, our opinion may be welcomed and possibly valid.  Facts versus opinions will rule the day, every day?  If we don’t put that advice to good use, there is a real risk of looking, feeling and acting stupid.

If you don’t know, let me give you some good advice; Our reputation is not as important as we may think, but it does count for something.  As a matter of fact, our reputation is all about what others think of us.  What matters is our Character.  That’s who we really are, not the figment of someone else imagination, or a falsehood we delivery planted…

I believe all we want in life is purpose and peace, but if we don’t have the ability to accept good advice, or give it, there will be problems.  Even the world smartest man don’t know everything, try as he might.

It’s important to know, Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.   Roger Bacon

FYI: To me, that means, whatever experience you had, believe it or not, it happened, and happened to you.

With all of that being said, perhaps this Advice Will Be Well Taken; To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do conclusions.   Benjamin Franklin

Hey!  When taking advice, Don’t forget to follow your heart, and take your brain with you.

“It’s Something to Think About!”

Thank you, Lord for keeping us in a sound mind and body, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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Posted by on September 5, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

JUST SO YOU KNOW #3 (Rarely discussed biblical laws)

There are more laws than just The Ten Commandments listed in the Bible, some of the ones featured in Leviticus 19  (NIV)  are the least known or discussed; in my opinion.  And it’s not that we are ignorant of these laws, it’s just we know so much more than what’s true.  So, here are a few, Just So You Know!

Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God.

Just so you know: “The young man pities his elders, fearing the day he, too, will join their ranks.  The elderly man pities the younger generation, well-knowing the trials, and tribulations that lie ahead of them.”  Linda I Fisher

Do not turn to mediums or seek spirits, for you will be defiled by them.

These types of teachings come from a brand of religion called new ageist, and it has nothing to do with Christianity.

Just so you know:  When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritualist, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God?  Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?   Isaiah 8:19  NIV)

Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind.

Just so you know:  When you react to someone in a negative way because they are different, you miss out on their abilities, beauty, and uniqueness.

Do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great.

Just so you know:  As Christians, we are supposed to be imitators of Christ.  And if you really keep the law you will  “Love your neighbor” as yourself.   James 2:8

Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves.

Just so you know:  The life of the dead should only be placed in the memory of the living; there he can live on as a great man.  And tattoos are like burns; they can never be removed.

FYI:  A young woman showed me a tattoo of a rosebud on her left breast.  As an elderly woman, I told her if she reaches my age, that rosebud will have turned into a long stem rose; if you get my drift.   🙂

Thank you, Lord, for the wisdom you have afforded us, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on September 1, 2015 in Something To Think About

 
 
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