10-17-2017

Scriptural Truth – Way’s To Fail at Life

 

How many of us want to be a failure? I don’t believe for a second that anyone really wants to fail at anything. However, how many of us allow our actions to make a more profound statement indicating we want to fail? Sure life is tough and trying for all of us but how we cope with the adversities makes a huge impact on self and others. For just a moment allow yourself to reflect back upon the past week or so and contemplate your actions in regards to the following ways to be a failure. First, to be a failure you need to complain. Are you one of those who wait for someone to ask how you are doing so you can give them a brain overload of complaints? Complaints can vary from physical aches and pains to family issues. If you want to fail at everything in life continue complaining. The scriptures reveal to us we should not be complainers but rather be content. (Phil.4:11  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 1Tim.6:8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Heb.13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.) Secondly, if you want to be a failure blame everyone else for you grief, hardships and shortcomings. You are responsible for you and I am responsible for me. As much as we may want a trophy for everything in life it doesn’t happen. We can blame others for everything that doesn’t go our way but in reality it’s all on us. (Psa.144:3  LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! Rom.14:12  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 1Cor.4:1  Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.) Third and last, if you want to be a failure never be grateful for what you have. Being grateful is very similar to being content. However, we can have “things” given us but never say “Thank You.” If you want to be a failure never offer thanks to the giver but especially don’t offer thanks to God the giver and sustainer of your life. (Phil. 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice, Psa.100:4  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Phil.4:6  Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.) I don’t think any of us want to be a failure but if we allow ourselves to succumb to these attitudes then a failure at life is what we will be. Until next week this is the Scriptural Truth, Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook.

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