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Good Bad and the Ugly
There are other words that
could describe the life of an individual such as lucky, unlucky, and
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
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
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
At church they expect more of
you than you can do. and the results are a loss of confidence and respect for
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
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 8:37Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ,
who loved us.