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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Think About It

Drama Princess
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

Are you one who fights with life? You might be if you hate it when things do not go as planned. You get annoyed when you find yourself behind a Sunday driver on the way to work on Monday morning. Does life come too fast or too slow? Are you prone to extremes? Either you are up or down, the middle of the road just does not work for you.

It has been said that if you do not learn something the first time, you will just come back to it repeatedly until you get it right. I do not know if this is truly accurate but it does seem to work that way.

We burn a lot of energy going in circles. Much of that energy seems to be spent in what I call mental gymnastics. For those that might be wondering, mental gymnastics is that time we spend in thought, going over and over the same thing, trying to do in our minds what we really need to be doing in physical action. If only this didn’t happen I wouldn’t be in this place or going through what I’m having to go through. If this sounds familiar then you have been playing mental gymnastics. The simple solution might be to just accept the reality of the situation and focus on some sound direction to move in. Unfortunately, some resort to a life of drama with their woes of misery and doom. This behavior is not limited to one gender for it is common to both the males and the females.

Life is too short focusing on what cannot be changed. Instead, we need to learn to focus on what can be changed. Perhaps it is our attitude as we learn to live and walk out our faith. After all, if God truly has a purpose for our life then wouldn’t it make sense to try to see our life through His eyes instead of our own? Who we are today is the sum total of who we have been. That is what has happened, and how we have reacted and responded to what has happened. We can choose to be a drama princess, or we can learn and grow through these experiences. This choice confronts each of us. Which direction are you taking? Think about it.

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