One of humanity’s biggest problems.

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One of our biggest problems is we miss what we don’t have, and are not grateful for what we do.

A person living on the street may be wishing for a simple roof, a person who gets a roof will be happy for a day or two, but then he is too busy wishing he had four walls to be grateful for the roof.  Then he will want a real house, then a better house, then even a better house. That seems fair to a point, but at some point, we need to be grateful for what we have. If our goal post for happiness keeps moving, it will never be attained.

Look at those folks in Hollywood for example, those who didn’t already have famous parents often started off as waitresses or other professions that often don’t make much money. They said back then that they would be grateful for a chance to act in a commercial.  Well, they got that commercial, but instead of being grateful for more than a day, they got hungry for more and bigger parts. Years down the road they have more than most people ever wished for. Yet they are not happy and not grateful, they frequently ditch their spouses and trade them for a new and “better” model, abuse substances,  end up in rehab, or even commit suicide.
Some of these people who should be deliriously happy, are just plain miserable.

I believe that  part of their problem is that somewhere along the line they quit being grateful and started being entitled.  America in general seems to suffer from a lack of gratitude as well.

 

You may never know the impact that you have had on the world.

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It has been a couple of days since Ravi Zacharias moved on to live with the Lord.  Someone I listen to a lot just replayed an interview they did with him while he was still with us.  Ravi recounted how when he was a kid of 17 he tried to commit suicide, and while he was in that hospital bed a man came in to give a Bible to Ravi. He wasn’t allowed to stay long, but his mother then read to him the book of John out loud .  It was that reading that saved his life and his soul.

Since that glorious day Ravi became a preacher, and led many other preachers to be, to the lord. He has changed the lives of people all over the world with his books and sermons, and he equipt others to do the same. We don’t know who that man was who gave Ravi that Bible, but it dawns on me that the man may think that he is a failure in life when actually he is a WORLD MOVER! Even if he never witnessed to anyone again, his life brought possible millions to Christ, and through the people, Ravi taught is still bringing people to Christ today. Even if you never see the fruit of the things that you do, don’t give up. You never know what God will do with the seeds that you plant.

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