Posts tagged ‘happiness’

Your Time Is Limited….

Usually on Friday, I try to give you a laugh or something amazing. Not today. I’m giving you something to think about.

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Enjoy your day!!!

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I once knew a guy who, in school, made A’s on everything. He was a rare combination of brilliant and industrious. Usually, I’ve found people to be one or the other. But, this guy was both.

The day came when he got a B. It was in physical education. When he saw the grade on his report card, I thought he was having a heart attack. I tried to help him see that, first, a B wasn’t so bad and, second, that it was in PE, for goodness sakes! I wasn’t any help.

He seemed to have forgotten he was a human being. Not being perfect is one of the requirements for membership. No one is perfect. Can you try for perfection? Sure. Will you ever achieve a perfect life? No.

God is perfect. Admitting that you are not perfect connects you to God. He provides all you need to deal with your shortcomings. He paves the way for you, and when you can’t walk, he carries you.

Have you been looking at your life and realizing it is so far from perfect it’s not even funny? That’s okay. Admitting you aren’t perfect is the first step to linking up with a God who wants to take care of you. He already loves you so much. Step out, reach out, and allow God to do his thing in your life.

God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. Psalm 18

Is Traditional Dating Dead?

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I read an online article recently about how dating has changed. “Traditional dating is dead,” it said, “in our world the art of offline dating has been lost.” Instead of going out on explicit dates, people test the romantic waters, move in and out of “gray areas,” and use technology to explore the various aspects of their connection “before putting labels or expectations on their relationship.” Perhaps, you’ve done some of these things yourself. Maybe you met someone. Maybe you even married the person.

Is the move away from traditional dating bad? No. It’s just different. It allows communication in a myriad of ways.

There’re a multitude of ways to build a relationship with God. Have you tried prayer? That’s the one everyone mentions first. Just good old conversation with God. And, prayer is also listening. God’s voice may not be audible, but you might sense an answer nonetheless.

God communicates with you through the Bible. If you’re reading it, he might direct you to a certain verse or a passage that connects you more closely with him.

You might have a Christian friend whom God moves your way. That friend might help in your building a relationship with God.

If you’re over 50, when you were younger, you probably built relationships with the opposite sex face-to-face or on the phone (that’s as in a “land-line, dialing, wired to the wall unit.”) There’s more than one way to build a relationship with God. It’s a relationship you’re going to love…keep working on it.

I tell you, you can pray for anything…. Mark 11

Going Turbo

Good grief. Don’t you sometimes think the pace of our society is turbo? It can get insane! It’s enough that you have to work five days a week, but some weeks you have to work more. Yes, you’re thankful for your job, but there is so much else to do. Getting the kids to school and school events. The grocery. Pick up medicine at CVS. Can you work in a little special time for the family? And, there’s the everyday stuff like…eating, sleeping, yeah! Those emergencies…like the air conditioning breaking down. STOP…LET ME GET OFF THIS RUNAWAY TRAIN!!!

What you need is a day off! Then you, too, could be relaxed (and bored) with Supergirl and Batgirl, sitting on that park bench. Boring can be relaxing!

(Jesus speaking) My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10

Jesus doesn’t want you to run around “like a chicken with its head cut off.” A rich and satisfying life is a life you can enjoy. Sure, you work and have goals and accomplish them, but you also have time for your family, your friends…and yourself. Connect with Jesus and see the path your life could take.

You know, maybe today is the day to start planning a day off. At least, a time to do something you find relaxing. Even if it’s hanging out with Supergirl and Batgirl. (On second thought, if you’re a guy with a significant female other, maybe you should think of something else.)

Chill Out, Hang Loose

What’s your happiness based on? Getting a little more than you have? That’s sort of the way our society is built, isn’t it? Happiness is a better job, a slightly higher paycheck, a little more education, a nicer car. But it seems like you’re on a treadmill and every time you think you might rest a little, there’s an increase in speed or up goes the incline a bit. Just when you think you’re happy, you’re seduced into thinking you need a touch more. Yet, you never quite make it.

Be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13

A different way to think of happiness might be to see it as simply being content with what you have and where you are. And…that is exactly what God promotes: Being content with what you have. Now, that doesn’t mean you don’t try to get a better job, or make more money, or get a better car. But, what it does mean is your happiness is not based on whether or not you achieve those goals. It’s a different way of looking at life. Less stressful. More relaxed. More pleasant. In addition, God says he’s going to stick with you, stand beside you.

Ease up today. De-stress. Take it easy. Choose to see happiness as being satisfied with what you have. Ahhh, there…put your feet up and breathe a little easier.

How To Make Your Woman Happy

LOL.

The Bible has a very different view, one built on mutual respect.

So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5

Wow. A husband is to love his wife as he loves himself. That. Is. Commitment. That’s devotion and loyalty. And, in return, a wife is to respect her husband. But, why not, he is totally faithful to her. Isn’t that the kind of marriage you want?

Men, doesn’t this seem easier than that list of 54 things?

And, women, wouldn’t you rather have a marriage like this than one based on only sex and alcohol?

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