Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and ask God to help you love, endure, or tolerate the ones who don't. Believe in the sovereignty of God ... everything happens for a reason (even when the reason isn't evident now or in the future.)
When you get a second chance, grab it with all your might. It is a gesture of the graciousness of God. You never know when that second or third effort will be the one that brings great success to you.
In general, life is hard and unfair, but don't let that get you down. There is always a situation that is worse than the one you're currently facing. Living a life that showcases God's glory makes life worth living, in spite of the difficulties.
Always treat your family and friends as treasures and blessings from the Lord because they are. God strategically placed you in your family of origin and He had divine reasons for doing so. God provided a support system for you; your family and friends make up that system. Love each person in your life well; treat them with dignity; own your wrong-doings and work toward reconciliation. This will pay off in the long run. Mature people can say, "I'm sorry. Will you forgive me." If you have a hard time doing this, it's time to grow up some more.
God is good, always good and can never be anything but good. Let that be the immovable framework within which you put the puzzle pieces of your life.
Murphy Geer Toerner
- Murphy's Devotions
- Austin TX and Baton Rouge, LA, United States
- I enjoy helping people. I am an encourager and I can see the good in others. I want people to understand what it means to be an authentic Christian and not just a religious "nut." I believe if Christians lived and loved others as Jesus lived and loved others, we would experience more of heaven on earth than hell on earth. These thoughts and writings are intended to encourage you to be who God originally designed you to be. They are also intended to challenge you and make you think. Also, I want you to know that I'm praying for you every day. Blessings, Murphy Blessings to you, Murphy