I’m reading the news today, something I rarely do these days, and I read about all the crazy scary disappointing things going on in the world! Yikes! Did I remember to lock my front door? Maybe I should consider getting an alarm system and a watch dog? Maybe I should move into a gated community?
Yeah…I started to remember why I don’t pay much attention to the news. What about all the good news. What about people that do great things everyday. What about the father that doesn’t rape his children, or the mother that doesn’t kill her children because she is depressed? What about the neighborhood where there is virtually no crime that people literally leave their doors wide open for the neigbors to visit? What about people who did not get bankrupted by the “economy” but who actually made more money during that time…Yeah I rarely ever hear about those people on the news, but they do exist, I have heard personal testimonies.
Why don’t you do something this week that you have never done before…consider taking the time that you would usually spend reading or watching bad news and choose to focus on good things instead. Find good stories that can make you laugh, or get out a good book and read it.
Remember that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…and if you think that there are evil-purse-snatching-rapist at every corner in your neighborhood, then you are right. But if you think that although there is evil in the world, you will choose to focus on the good, use wisdom, and trust God, then you are right.
Have a great week my dear!