Why Life Doesn’t Happen to Us
I’m not the one for salty language and truthfully better words can always be chosen – however, that preference does NOT stop a message from getting through.
As a Christian, and in Thessalonians, we are told to be thankful for everything we have and experience.
That threw me for a while as I couldn’t figure out why I should be blessing anyone willingly and wanting to cause pain – I grew up with a narcissistic mother that no one could ever please and none of us could ever do enough, the two needs of a child needs in their life before becoming an adult.
It occurred to me one night during some of my studying that the worst around us, the attacks around us can be used as a reminder of the blessings we have now.
No one ever sharpened a knife on a sponge, always a hard surface – God has made life the same.
Our hard times are there to challenge us – challenge our focus, our beliefs, our mindset, even whose voices we listen to, especially those voices that talk to us when we are not talking…
Yeah, those voices that just asked what voice? what is he talking about?
With that reminder of the blessings we have as the result of attacks, hard times, difficult challenges comes a thankfulness, we need to be…
- thankful for idiots and dweebs who believe only they are right and make themselves unavailable to learn and tell you that you know nothing – they are here to remind us that we were there at one time or another as well as reminds us how much we have learned: embrace what you have learned not their voice nor their comments…
- thankful for those with whom we disagree but yet can still have a debate as they give us something upon which to sharpen out wits and the possible opportunity to mentor if they make themselves available to learn
- thankful for those that are constructively critical of what we do as it brings our convictions to the surface, which is where we choose to either be defensive or give into them to learn something about ourselves
All this also means you have an opportunity to practice compassion and lend a hand up to assist in helping them raise themselves and the bar around them IF they are willing to do so — and avoiding giving them a hand out as we would only help at keeping them where they are at and most likely lowering the bar around them.
Finally, this also means as long as you remain available to learn then they, those that are cursing us, harming us, critical of us, must be willing to change: they must be willing to make themselves available to learn – otherwise, toilet paper has more value than their words.
When you find yourself confronted by such dweebs and idiots, don’t want to make yourself available to them — make it a blessing which you have given yourself, and of which they have deprived themselves.
As long as you have kept yourself available to learn, they are still a blessing in your life as they have reminded you how much you have learned over them, and how much prayer they still really need.
Just walk away from them as your work with them is done — until they have shown otherwise.
Something else happens when you start realizing they are blessings in your life, I’ll let Tony share that great part (advisory: language)…
A couple of other valuable videos from which to learn…
I love Chris Walkens when he starts telling a story as he has mastered this skill.
His message here is much about everything that is happening now, though I am quite sure at the time this was recorded that wasn’t the intent…
Then there is Rick Rigsby in this speech about his father, a 3rd grade drop out that provided him with more wisdom than any intellect can conjure up…
Lessons from Job
When your adversary creates you harm – name it, claim the moment, advise and warn Satan of your awareness, and hand it over to God.
God ALWAYS provides a seven FOLD return (not seven times, seven FOLD) for anything your enemy destroys or takes of yours – no matter what that enemy claims they have on you.
Many will curse you out, call you a liar, and/or deny all this, yet know like Job your return will be MUCH more than the 7 fold – almost makes you want them to curse you out and/or deny all this. 🙂
It is also why so many who are inflected by their enemies almost always land on their feet and profit from the experience – like President Trump, Vice President Pence, Kayleigh McEnany, and many others in this administration.
One will put a thousand to flight, two ten thousand – however, 3 or more always forms a triple braided cord and unbreakable cord.
Always good to have a prayer partner, then make God your 1st – add your spouse or your closest spiritual friend as your 2nd.