Dear friends, if you choose to live among the wise, you’ve got to be wise. A wise person knows there’s something to learn from everyone and in every situation.
Step One – Refuse to get involved in frivolous discussions; they always end up in fights.
Step Two – Hatred backfires.
Step 3 – A desire to hurt someone boomerangs.
Jealousy, revenge, hatred, anger, pride – are emotional warning bells that we need to listen to before they destroy everything in the pathway. Someone said, “Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” I think we can apply the same theory to any of the other emotions listed. A jealous person: a person bent on taking revenge; an angry person; a proud person, or a person full of hate… can make the best speech he/she will ever regret.
Nothing that we have experienced is beyond what others before us have had to face. There’s nothing new under the sun…our parents faced it and it is common to all human beings.
I thank God for my praying Mother who taught us children that all we need to remember is that God will never let us down nor will He allow us to push past our limit. He will always be there to help us come through whatever may come against us.
I believe what my Mom taught me, and now I’m repeating the same words to you, “God will never let you down, and He will not allow you to be pushed past your limit.”
So regardless of what happened yesterday, the day before, or what may happen tomorrow, “blowing out someone else’s candles doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.” Our options may be very few, but sometimes we have to count our losses and move on.
Negative emotions will hold us emotionally hostage to things we have no control over…”could have’; ‘should have’; are all unproductive thoughts.
Forget the stuff that you have no control over; do not live there; promote yourself to another level with folks who think like you. God is doing a new thing EVERYDAY!
Don’t miss the new thing while holding on to the pain. Together we will watch the beautiful sunsets … and with great expectations the sun will rise the next day opening up a whole new world of greater opportunities.
I don’t know about you, but I’m moving forward to get to the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught running off track.
One thing never wavered, one thing never changed…I never lost my hope, my joy, my faith, and my gratitude to God.