There are only two Kingdoms. The kingdom of God and and the kingdom of Satan. The devil is responsible for all the bad things that happen in life and God is responsible for all the good things that happen in life. Let it be made clear that all the good things come from God, that is what the bible says. If that is the case I would like to believe that all the bad things come from the devil. God lets some of the bad things happen in our lives because he knows that He can turn them around for our own good. Let me reiterate for the sake of understanding. I said all good things come from God and all bad things come from the devil. Let me break this down, there are people in our lives who do good things for us. We see them doing good things for us but the truth is that it is not them but God working through them. There are people in our lives who do bad things against us but the truth is that it is not them but the devil working through them. So in life you are either an instrument in the hand of God or the devil but the CHOICE as to WHO should use YOU is YOURS that is why each one of us will one day be held accountable for every single thing we ever did. This reminds me of Peter. There was a day when, after being asked he confessed that Jesus Christ was the son of God and Jesus confirmed that it was the Holy Spirit who had revealed this to him but a after a few minutes later the devil entered and spoke through Peter that is why he said “Get thee behind me Satan “…..think for a moment who is using you right now. Is God using you to touch people’s lives?…..or is the devil using you to plot evil against others?
My enemies think I am weak because I remain silent and do not fight back regardless of how bad they treat me. They make their own assumptions as to the kind of a person I am but I remain silent. I smile a lot. I treat everyone with love and respect. The reason I do all this is that I have discovered that smiling is good for my health and bitterness makes me sick. I don’t like what my enemies do but I cannot allow myself to be bitter because bitterness is not good for my health.
There’s no way that you can claim to love and respect a person when you disregard their values and principles.
The more you grow old the less you become critical. Age humbles you as you find yourself in exactly the same situations as the people you criticised and making exactly the same decisions they made.
Desperate people are very dangerous people. They do not think things through and they are characterised by the desire for instant gratification. One thing is for sure. When a desperate person tells you what they want you will be a fool if you ever believed them. A time will come when they will not feel desperate anymore and that is when they will reverse every decision they made when they were desperate. I know that this may not sound right but if a desperate person ask for something you must not be quick to respond favourably to their request or enter into an agreement with them because desperation is short lived.
The reason I live each day as if it was my last is that I do not know when I am going to leave this earth. So whatever I have to do today I will do it wholeheartedly. I strive to empty myself today because I do not like to take anything to my grave that the Lord meant for me to leave here.
You must not believe everything you hear or see because things are not always what they sound or seem. The bible encourages telling the truth and being honest but since it is difficult to trust one’s neighbor people tend to withhold the truth. I am not trying to justify anything here but what I am trying to say is that you cannot always trust your own judgement or perception of other people. Even if your neighbor is a devout Christian people still find it difficult to open up and tell the whole truth. It is not everyone who seems to be happy who is really happy. It is not everyone who seem to be hurting who is really hurting. It is not every couple that seem to be in love and is really in love. However, there may be a few individuals that one can confide in because careful study of their personality and character has proven them to be worth sharing some things with.