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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Something To Ponder

The below three sentences were sent to me by my cousin. They certainly gave me something to ponder and think about for awhile.

1. To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did. Do you agree with this sentence?
I found that sometimes when your actions are not accomplishing what you want, you need to do something you have not done before or change your actions. If you have a goal in mind, you also have to do something you never did to accomplish that goal.

2. When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.
What came to mind after reading this sentence were two other sayings I hold close. One is: when one door closes, another opens. I find this to be very true. The other one is: In the Journey of life, what may appear to be the end is actually a new beginning.
If you ever blamed 'God' for something that didn't go as you planned, think about this sentence and keep the faith. Have you ever felt punished?

3. Think about this sentence...The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.I have found this to be true. I have experienced many, many speed bumps of life and somehow, things always work out.
I always look for the lesson and keep positive, even in bad times. This truly enables me to deal with a negative situation, plus I realize someone is watching over me.

So....after reading these three sentences, what came to mind? Share your thoughts


Anonymous said...

Life is strange and its action and reaction is beyond understanding.....

Susan Blake said...

I'm all over the 1st one - mainly because I think so many people dream (or whine) about what they want but do nothing (action) to get it. The other two statements remind me of my favorite quote from Eckhart Tolle "Worry PRETENDS to be important". Give that up (worrying) is liberating and sets you free. I've had many bumps in my road too, each one ended up being an opportunity to grow and learn. I don't fear them or avoid them anymore.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE and fully agree with the first one!
A lot of people fear change, but if we don't take chances, how can we ever grow to our fullest potential?

Unknown said...

I have a broken heart after 27 years of loss one son one father and marriage and chronic sickness of a another son and loss of mother now faced with loss of my chronically ill son I feel so sad sad and sad even though I have my best friend Jesus with me. I have to grieve and do as best I can I cannot bottle it up anymore sylvia

AC Associates said...

Hi Ajay!
Yes, I agree. Life can be strange sometimes, but it is so full of lessons. Everyone has a different view and that benefits the learning and growth.Thanks for visiting.

AC Associates said...

That first one is very true and I agree with your statement.
On a daily basis I hear people and even myself sometimes make a statement, but without action nothing can change. I try to keep that thought in my head before I complain or whine about anything. A person must take responibility for their actions or lack of...

AC Associates said...

Hello Jill,
Thanks for visiting. It seems alot of us agree with that first statement. Taking changes...I'm a BIG believer in that. I couldn't live with the thought of 'what if'

AC Associates said...

Hello Sylvia,
I'm so glad you stopped by and shared. I am sorry you are going through such an emotional time. You mentioned you have God within you and I believe that will help you get through your situations. Keep the faith.
Take one day at a time and all you can do is the best you can. One foot in front of the other...Keep strong, you can do it.
If you need to write again, please feel comfortable enough to share with us. I believe my readers here are kind, big hearted, warm souls and we are all here to help you.

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