Monday, March 23, 2009

Whatsoever Things...

I talked to an old friend yesterday. Not an old friend but someone I've known for quite a while but I haven't talked to for about a month, maybe longer. Actually, I have a lot friends with whom I haven't talked for a while. It seemed that every time I spoke with someone, words just came spilling out that I had repeated 1000 times before. It is cathartic to tell someone about your pain, about how you've been wronged. But after a while, it becomes a way to reinforce the pain and anger and hurt. As Christians we are instructed to think about the good things.
Phillipians 4:8 ~ "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy ~ meditate on these things."
That's difficult sometimes. I start thinking about how things didn't go my way or about why someone else got something I wanted. Or something they didn't deserve. And before I know it, I'm mad at the world and nothing anybody does or says is right. So my goal today is to think only on the good things in my life and find the silver lining in all the other stuff. And I have PLENTY to think about!

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