Better You

Romans 12:2 KJV
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind

‘Be yourself’ sounds like good advice, but like everything moderation is key. You cannot be better than you are now by holding on tightly to the you that have been formed in the past by your younger self. It is good to be true to who you are, but also leave room for self-improvement to become a better you you may have never imagined you could be. “On the last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become” (Unknown).

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Do not be Yourself

Romans 12:2 KJV
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind

‘Be yourself’ sounds like good advice, but like everything moderation is key. You cannot be better than you are now by holding on tightly to the you that have been formed in the past by your younger self. It is good to be true to who you are, but also leave room for self-improvement to become a better you you may have never imagined you could be. “On the last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become” (Unknown).

Sacrifice of Praise

Hebrews 13:15 KJV
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Continual praise is a sacrifice because it is not always that we feel like praising God. It is not easy to have a positive attitude when things are not going the way you would wish. “Right living isn’t about keeping a list of rules, but about knowing God. And the sacrifice of praise is what puts us on the path to knowing Him” (Terry Law).

Validation

John 2:23-24 KJV
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day , many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. [24] But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men ,

When you depend too much on people for your validation, your happiness becomes dependent on them. Thus your state of mind becomes like the waves of the sea. Yourself, and the few family and friends who have proven to accept you the way you are so far are the ones whose acceptance are worthwhile. “The crowds will hail you whilst you are on top and the crowds will fail you when you are down but “Your Crowd” will always hold you no matter what” (Dzigbordi)

The Perfect Will

John 1:13 KJV
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

At the first birth, we are just people who are born according to human circumstances, which whether positive or negative, are out of our control. What we are not made to understand at the time we “give our lives to Christ” is that, it is not just about saying the Sinner’s Prayer and escaping hell in the afterlife, but finding out the divine purpose of our present life and fulfilling it. At this juncture, giving control of our lives over to the will of God is paramount and no earthly circumstance is expected to be a permanent stumbling block to this purpose in a Christian’s life. It is up to you the individual to find and fulfill it.

Unfair

Judges 8:35 KJV
Neither shewed they kindness to the house of Jerubbaal, namely , Gideon, according to all the goodness which he had shewed unto Israel.

Expecting people to be nice to you because you are nice to them, or expecting life to be fair because you ‘cannot’ hurt a fly, is like expecting rain in dry season. Life is as life does, and the best a person can do is to live according to the principles you know to be right, and leave the rest to chance. “If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you, because you didn’t eat him“ (Unknown).

Bear your yoke in youth

Lamentations 3:27 KJV
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

All old people of today are bearing the results of the life they led when they were younger. Those who went against the odds and denied themselves immediate gratification to ensure a successful tomorrow are the ones leading exemplary lives today, and vice versa. There is no better time to take on the difficulties of life than when you are young, energetic, and unencumbered by too many regrets, in order to be a person your posterity will be able to look up to.
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