Regardless of what they really are or their reason for being, it is always best to view problems as an opportunity for growth and to find the lessons in them to be learned – however painful those situations may be.
If anyone views himself as being totally perfect in the actual sense of the word, he is undoubtedly imperfect in God’s eyes. For the thought alone is one of presumption, impurity and imperfection. One may rightly strive for perfection pertaining to character and spirit, but must bear in mind that he will never reach its purest form within this human body. The fact that he has strived for it until the end has made him ‘perfect’ in the eyes of God.
Do not stress about “tomorrow”. Tomorrow will take care of itself.
Your passion, if not ignored, will take you to your destiny.
No problem is insurmountable.
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Hi, Everyone. I’ve been so busy lately promoting my new book that I didn’t get a chance to blog about a topic that has been on my mind now for a little while. I’ve titled this blog: ‘Jealousy Stagnates’ for a very important reason that I’m about to lay out here right now.
Have you ever had a friend whom you always compliment even for the slightest thing like a new hair-do / hair cut or for even bigger things like a promotion on the job or some other type of success, yet for some reason when there’s something new about you / something worthy of a compliment, that friend is utterly quiet? Got any ‘friends’ like that? How does it feel to be the only one complimenting all the time as if you’re on a one-way street? I guess you’ve thought about it, but don’t really vocalize it- particularly to your friend.
The thing is… I realize that some people came from backgrounds where no one ever or rarely ever complimented them for anything they did that was noteworthy – whether in the smaller sense or the larger sense of the word – and so as they grow and mature, they don’t know how to express compliments to others even though they are now being complimented by others. They feel awkward expressing such kindness and therefore, they don’t put in the effort to break out of the box, so to speak. I’ve met some really good people that are like that: They really have that issue because they came from some unimaginably tough backgrounds and thus, being ‘nice’ like that is something they have to work on. Okay, with that out of the way, let’s get on to the crux of the matter (thusly, the title).
Many other people in this world today simply hate to see even the ones they claim to love, get ahead. That’s the fact of the matter. If they’re not doing something that’s positive and worthy of respect or accolades themselves, they don’t believe anyone else should receive any type of accolades or recognition (not that accolades is something you should be looking for). In other words, some people just have such contaminated hearts that they can’t see themselves happy for anyone. Those type of people are rightly in the ‘stagnated’ category… and they’ve put themselves there unknowingly. See, when a person is envious of another person, they find themselves not achieving those things that they greatly desire. It’s not that they don’t have the ability to achieve those things; it’s just that they’ve planted seeds of envy that have taken root and sprouted in their lives, and they find themselves stagnated seemingly like ‘forever’ from getting to the point where they really would like to be.
What’s the remedy?: Learn how to be happy for others. I have a whole chapter in ‘Seeing Beyond The Natural’ book that speaks about that. I knew it needed to be there. If people learn how to do that and actually work at it, they will find themselves moving forward in the direction they were ‘pre-destined’ to go. There’s no way they can miss their destiny. However, if they allow jealousy to consume them (some to the point where they can’t even pay a person a simple compliment) they will find themselves stagnated – most likely – permanently. What a sad, miserable way to exist.
Let’s rise above that negativity and be the best that we can be for ourselves and each other by having the right type of heart and mind-set as we continue our journey in this world.
Have a great day and all the best to you.
Have you ever sat down one day and seriously considered that life, as you know it, will one day be over – for good? Think about that for a minute.
When that moment comes, for many people – unexpected – it will be too late. There will be no more time left to go back and correct what you knew all the while needed to be corrected, to get right with God (and I mean, really right) to apologize to someone you wronged, to show more compassion to others. Once that moment comes when your eyes closes to this life as you know it – it’s final.
Now consider this: Do you think when you move on to eternity that it was worth on earth the back-biting on the job? The jealousy in your heart towards others? Thinking you’re better than others who are less fortunate than you are? Using other people to get what you want? The pursuit of money and a luxurious lifestyle regardless of how many people you went and stepped on to get it? The love of money and absolute greed that you allowed to control you? Can you spend the money you love so much in Hell? Can you live your luxurious lifestyle with all of life’s goodies down there? Think about that? Would ANY of that be worth you opening your eyes in Hell?
I believe that if each of us really sit down and consider what awaits us in eternity – purely based on the decisions we make right here and now on this earth – this world would be a much better place. People would not take the foolish chances they now take with their own souls. They would be more compassionate, they would put other people’s needs ahead of their own, they would not be so socially driven where they feel the need for power and influence to the point where others must suffer, they won’t try to keep up with their neighbor’s (the Joneses) to feel like they’re worth something or to ‘out-do’ someone else, they won’t back-bite on the job to get the boss to promote them over others. They won’t do many of the things they are doing now. So many are closing their eyes every day unexpectedly in the middle of the hussle and bussle of their lives and opening them in hell. Those who are there now knows that none of those things they were guilty of was worth it.
Be smarter, be wiser, look after your one soul because when it’s too late… it’s just too late.
Have a good day today.
– Tanya R. Taylor