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Monday, October 7, 2013

GOOD BAD AND UGLY (2010 repost)


This is an extra post to be entered at Hazel's "Tell Me a Story."  My continued story will follow.


Good Bad and the Ugly
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There are other words that could describe the life of an individual such as lucky, unlucky, and unfortunate.

No matter how you describe your life, it is a complex existence.

Most lives are a composite of the good, the bad, and the ugly. It affects some to a greater degree than others.

These factors are easy to personify and view them as forces with a mind and will of their own, things that act either to do us good or evil. 

We read and try to believe biblical scriptures like; Romans 8: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

When things are going good, it’s yea, right on, but when things are terrible we are bound to try to find an explanation for “What’s happening?” 

We think; my faith is being tested, or I just can’t see the whole picture, either of these may be true.  It is not time to rush to judgment but it’s difficult to sustain faith when these “all things” come crashing down around you and smothering you.

Then there is Mr. Ugly!  He shows up at the most inopportune time, and his portfolio is to demean you in every way possible. 

At work he will try to destroy your testimony and define you as an incompetent, and unable to do your job properly. 

At church they expect more of you than you can do. and the results are a loss of confidence and respect for you. 

Mr. Ugly wants to cause you to lose your mind set of, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and give you a defeatist attitude. 

Much of the bad is a result of what he has done to you, for he wants to control every area of your life……if you will let him.

What to do? I wish I knew all the answers, but what I do know is there is a lot more good in my life than bad or ugly.  And if I stay in control and do not let outside forces control my life and decisions, then most of those negative things will not come into fruition.

As Christians we think we deserve to have a perfect life, but if you read the Epistles you will find the Christians of that age had to be so rooted in their faith they were unshakeable. 
 
It didn’t matter if it was good, bad or ugly they had a “Bring it on,” attitude and their mind set was; Roman’s 8:37  Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

 
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