This morning as I read from a devotional book; one other than what I usually study, the first sentence got my attention!  It began “Give up the illusion that you deserve a problem-free life.”  As I reread it, I thought that I definitely didn’t agree with that.  It is just that attitude that keeps one down spiritually.  One that says we are not deserving and a woeful outlook.  I turned immediately to God  and knew the Truth for me.  I am deserving as we all are since we express God.  We may have problems which are actually only opportunities for spiritual growth, but to look at life as one problem after another is depressing to me and I refuse to look at my life like that.  I choose grateful expectancy of Good!

John 16:33 reads, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  That does not say to me that I don’t deserve a problem-free life.

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Pleasing Others

This morning, the devotional was a warning of being too concerned of pleasing others rather than God.  It is impossible to please everyone and very frustrating as well.  We actually never truly knows what others think of us in the first place.  Our focus should be on learning more of God, putting Him first and realizing we are never separated from Him.

Hebrews 11:6 states, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”  This cannot be done while attempting to please everyone else!