Saturday, April 19, 2008

Three Big Mistakes

Here's what Bob taught me today!

Three of the biggest mistakes you can make are:

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. o_O

"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).

Longing for the right somebody.

It's better to want what you don't have than 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 what you need better than you do, and "No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly" (Ps 84:11). Instead of finding the right person, strive to become the right person!

Longing for some future destinations.

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 the Scripture "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it".

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