GLAD Tall Kitchen Trash Bags. On the side of the box it says they have Odor Shield that neutralizes odors. Oh, and wait! With Febreze for freshness, and a fresh lemon scent. I think they work, I mean I don’t smell the trash to find out, but there’s no bad odor around the trash container. You know what? Our world needs GLAD Tall Evil Bags! Take that bad and evil and throw it in there…and it’s cancelled out! The stink is gone! Good smells…and…well…a lemon scent!
God is not made by GLAD, but God is good. And yet, though he is good, he allows evil to exist in this world. Having good and evil in our world gives you options, thus allowing you to exercise your free-will. God didn’t create you to be a robot or puppet for him. In this way you decide based on what you think. Every day you have the opportunity to make choices. One choice might result in good, another might result in evil. What God does promise is his willingness to help you make the decisions.
Life is not always easy. Some of the choices you have to make are downright difficult. When you make a choice, unfortunately, you can’t see all the repercussions it may cause. God sees those. He could help you make your life smell a little more lemony.
But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve…. But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24
KILL YOUR TV!!! That was one of the suggestions listed in a blog entry I read called “Incredibly Simple Steps to Living a Truly Great Life.” The author said, even though he occasionally watches tv, you should get rid of the tv in your home. He said it’s easy “to get stuck there like you’ve accidentally sat in a pool of superglue.” Then, you become mindless and passive. In a different blog about ways to find more hours in your day, the author suggested limiting tv watching. She said it’s easy to spend hours “slumped on the sofa” just watching anything that comes on. I watch lots and lots of tv. And I know it can be a mindless activity (and what’s wrong with that sometimes!!!).
God believes in using discretion. That means paying attention to what you do, keeping your mind focused on sound judgment, giving decisions serious attention. Discretion is being aware, carefully choosing words, actions, attitudes that are right for any given situation. This protects us from consequences we don’t want. Does that mean you never watch tv? Not for me. Some days mindless activity is all I’m capable of.
Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. 1 Timothy 4
Decisions,decisions. You can’t avoid them, can you. That’s life. There’ll be lots of them today. Little ones and big ones. In each one you have a chance to use your discretion, making the chances for good consequences better.