God-Faith-Wellness-Civic duties: these are all things we don't talk about enough, as human beings. What we usually talk about is school, work, family, food, and celebrity news. Don't get me wrong, the majority of these things are important to me; especially family, but there are other concerns I secretly dwell upon that I keep private. For instance I often wonder about my own death; with the increase in my age as the decades seem to roll by faster- I ponder the inevitable climax to my life. I wonder if my wife and children will be loved and looked after. I have no real family to help in the event of my death, and her family is older and sickly. I wonder about my children, what will become of them. I worry about these things because I realize life is fragile, and with poor health, our time on earth can seem 'borrowed'. I've made peace with a lot of my demons, but there are still other areas of my life I wish to improve upon. I want change where change can be made. I want happiness when happiness is obtainable.
I hear a lot of 'self help' and 'positive thinking' advice, and I usually can take it with a grain of salt: take in what can help me; then spit out what is merely gristle and filler. I'm looking for the core of the problem so as to find a solution not a quick fix. That's where I want to focus my efforts: the root of the problem. Sometimes the root of the problem/or foundation is our family, a close acquaintance, a work mate, or a loved one. Often it is someone close to us that has a direct impact on our life and our outcome, and is often the direct cause of our dilemma. What do you do then?
-Roll with the punches.
-Swallow your pride.
That's the world's advice.
Here's my advice:
"Persevere in Prayer".
Start every day in prayer.
Focus on spiritual pursuits and concerns helps to lift my spirits.
Give to others.
When I'm feeling down, I bow my head and pray. Prayer before bedtime with my family really adds a sense of closure to my day....endure and persevere through prayer.
"Thank You Lord for Your strength. For allowing me to make it through another day of life in this tiresome system we live in. Thank You for allowing my family,my immediate and distant relatives and all of mankind to survive another day of life. Watch over us always, bless us and keep us safe in Your loving arms. In Jesus' name, Amen."
God Bless you all
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