Wednesday, September 1, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  I’m currently reading the book 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness by Joe Paprocki.  Within Key 2 Actively Seeking the Good of Others, Joe shares The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. M. Keith.  I found them to be worth pondering and therefore wanted to share them with you.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered;
forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies;
succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
it was never between you and them anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and your God.  Doesn’t that put a lot into perspective.  Ever since I read those commandments, I have been consciencely seeing my actions and thoughts in a different light.  It has allowed me to recognize and stop my unrighteous thoughts and actions before I allowed them to escape my lips and create some degree of harm.  It can be rather humbling, but I would rather be humbled with God than create some degree of harm in someone else’s life.  I pray that you too may find peace in these commandments.  Every step you can avoid in a harmful direction is a step toward a greater relationship with your Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Bless others and be blessed. 

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that you and He may also bless others.  Click subscript to receive your message every Wednesday.

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