Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Three Big Mistakes

I came across a great thought in a devotional this AM.
It was titled, Three Big Mistakes.

Three of the biggest mistakes you can make are:
1. Longing for yesterday. A lady wrote to a newspaper editor, "Your paper is not as good as it used to be." He replied, "It never has been!"

Learn from the past, but don't put a halo on it.

The Bible says:
"Do not say, 'Why were the old days better than these?' For it is not wise." (Ecc 7:10 NIV)
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" (Isa 43:18-19 NIV)

2. Longing for the right somebody. It is better to want what you don't have than to have what you don't want.

The "somebody blues" can cause you to finish up like the lady who said, "I never knew what real happiness was until I married my husband; now it's too late!"

Two dysfunctional people usually don't make one happy couple.

When you're by yourself, at least you know who you're dealing with.

God knows you better than you do, and "No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." (Psalm 84:11)

Instead of finding the right person, strive to become the right person!

3. Longing for some future destination. It's a mistake to believe that when you arrive at a certain point you'll be happy; when you retire, take that trip or reach that goal. No, your happiest moments are along the way, not at the end of the trip.

When it comes to living you can't improve on God's Word "This is the day (today, right now!) that the Lord has made; I WILL rejoice and be glad in it."

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