Proverb of the Day 5/17 (Please read!)

Proverbs 17:20 - “He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.”

Have you ever met a person who just seemed to complain about everything is his/her life? No matter how good things are, they are about to get bad, or no matter how bad things are, it will get worse, they say. They don’t wake up in the morning, they resurrect! lol They look at the big blue sky and say, “YUCK! It’s Monday!” They gripe that they have to go to work…they gripe that they have to take care of the kids…they gripe that they have to do their chores…they gripe about the bills…the gripe about their boss…they gripe about their parents…they gripe about the weather…the gripe about their pastor…they gripe and gripe and gripe!!! They kinda always look like the lady above, unhappy! Why? This verse tells us why.

That person may be your co-worker at work. Why is he unhappy/griping all the time! Is it because there is no good in his life? NO! He has the same job as you, he has the same boss as you, he has the same pastor as you, he lives in the same country as you, he looks at the same blue sky as you, but yet he is unhappy, grumpy, or depressed 24/7!!! Why? It’s not because his life does not contain good things, but rather that HE DOESN’T SEE THEM!!! He overlooks them! He doesn’t even notice that they exist! Why? His heart is not right with God. Are you like this? Do you have a hard time finding good in your life? Friend, it is not because it is not there! There IS good in your life! You just have to stop overlooking it!

When was the last time you walked outside and looked up at the sky and said, “Oh Lord, look at that sky! How beautiful! YOU MADE THAT! Oh, life is good!” When was the last time you saw a bird fly, and you sat in amazement at its graceful soaring and said, “Oh Lord, life is good!” When was the last time you looked at a flower, and said, “Even Solomon was not arrayed like one of these! Oh Lord, life is good!” When was the last time you saw the American flag, and you said, “God, you have allowed me to be born into a free country! I wasn’t born in Iraq! I wasn’t born in Afghanistan! I’m an AMERICAN! Oh, life is good!” When was the last time you read, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hands.”, and said, “Dear Jesus, I’VE GOT A HOME IN HEAVEN!!! I know that I’m not rich on this earth, but I’m rich in Heaven!!! I know everything is not right down here…everything is not perfect, but bless God, I’m going to Heaven in just a little while!!!! OH God, LIFE IS GOOD!!!!”

Life is good Christian! You just have to see it! Stop staring at your finances, and look at the GOOD! Stop staring at your uncertain future, and look at the GOOD! Stop staring at your wayward child, and look at the GOOD! Stop staring at the government’s issues, and look at the GOOD! Stop staring at the faults of your friends, spouse, and pastor, and look at the GOOD! There is good to be found…it just all depends on how you look at it. Don’t be like the lady in the picture…depressed…grumpy…sad…all because things aren’t perfect. They guy in the cubicle next to you at work has got the same problems as you, but he doesn’t stare at them!!! Let’s turn off the internet right now, exit out of the blog, get down on our knees and thank God that, LIFE IS GOOD!!!!

1 comment:

JTR said...

We are all so blessed...and we forget that 75% of the world's population live in houses with dirt floors and no indoor plumbing!