Friday, April 11, 2014
Good Things - Better Things - Best Things!
It has been said that "Attitude" is everything!! Do you believe that? It affects our total being - physically, mentally, and spiritually. Attitude gives us hope in the positive, gives us faith when we are doubting, gives us strength when we are feeble, gives us truth when false is prevailing all around us, and attitude gives us a way of life that looks beyond the here and now. Beyond the obstacles and hard times to "Better Days" ahead!
These are all "Good Things" but what about "Better Things"? Is that even possible? I know we are all waiting for "better days". But the key to better days is in the "waiting". Maybe you are going through a tough time - job, finances, relationship, sickness, car trouble, family troubles, a death - the list of situations could go on and on. Truth is, hard times come to all of us. But if we can stand firm and exercise our "patience", our waiting, better days WILL come. Just remember "Good Things" come when we believe and "Better Things" come when we are patient and trust in the hope of each new day, each hour, each minute, and each second.
But wait just a minute, "Good" - "Better" - "Best" . . . who doesn't want the "best" of everything? We all do! This is the hard part. The "Best Things" come to those who don't give up! It's so easy to get discouraged, defeated, when things aren't going well or when we are down and out. The test is on during these times. It was once said, "when you get to the end of your rope - tie a knot in the end and hold on tight!!" That is just exactly what we have to do sometimes. Tie a knot - hold on - believe - be patient - don't give up and last but not least - TRUST GOD! He wants to give you not just the "Good Things" or the "Better Things". He wants to give you the "Best Things".
Growing up in my church, I can still recall the words of a dear elderly lady that echoed throughout all of my growing-up years . . . "keep on keeping on!" I can still hear the sound of her voice, filled with excitement and encouragement, as she testified to the many "Good Things", the "Better Things", and the "Best Things" yet to come . . . if I would just "keep on keeping on!"
So in the days ahead, just "keep on keeping on" believing, being patient and remember . . . never-ever give up.