To be a better person.
What does it mean to be a better person? I pray about this daily, however I’m starting to think what is it that I need to change or do, in myself, in order to be a better person.
Life is the changer of persons.
Experiences. Mold us and have molded me. Some experiences for the good and some for the worse. I would often despise those things and wonder, why did I do that? Why did I let that person in? Why did I say that? There are always going to be lot of whys. However, these ‘whys’ did not just impact me but also changed my perception of life.
Without the bad how can we truly value and know what is good.
I always used to question life trials. I would sometimes even cast blame on someone or even God himself. I soon came to realise that life is never going to be perfect. 1 Corinthians 10:13 states:
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
When I now undergo trials I think, this must be a bearable situation, if not, then Jesus would not allow this to happen.
I once heard a sermon from TD Jakes, he stated that a thief only steals something of value. Stealing your joy and peace, your life is seen as a valuable asset to the devil. Fight for your valuables, in the spiritual and in the natural. Don’t give up easily and wallow in self-pity. Pain, is a cruel judge waiting to sentence you to death. Death, in your spiritual life. Death in your career. Death in your relationships. Death in your life. I was once at a point of self-pity, however, me wallowing was not going to change anything neither did it help with the situation. I had to pick myself up and encourage myself.
I am of value and trust the path that God has for me. Trials may come and go but Gods love remains the same. He is always there. Always waiting with a listening ear. I can truly say he listens and definitely, answers.`
Don’t let life trials affect you negativity, embrace, learn and move on.