About 10 percent of life is composed of the things that happen to us . . . 90 percent is our reaction to what has happened to us. If we look hard enough, we can always blame somebody else for our difficulties . . . maturity is taking responsibility for ourselves and our reactions in life. When we fall, Jesus Christ stands ready to help us re-attach what has been lost. All heaven is ready for our standing ovation.
If we are to think how far we have come as people . . . with all the modern launching in the world of technology, from the smallest to the biggest useful invention including those exploring into space, we can just stand in awe to all these marvelous things in our modern world.
We are really talking about time and how it’s been measured. It’s so easy to get that sense in our present-day world. Times are changing, events are moving rapidly to some kind of a climax, folks are worried about issues that have not been problems before, and there’s a sense of the urgent upon us.
As a person, we are older than we have ever been! This world is older than it’s been. We are all aging, and we are all moving to a conclusion. Have we given any thought to our own conclusion? Have we taken care of our eternal destiny? In Psalm 90:10 (American Standard Version), “The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away.”
Apostle Paul emphasized on redeeming the time. In Ephesians 5:16, “making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” As has been emphasized in my previous blogs, whatever comes our way is just a matter of choice. We choose to do good or bad, we choose to respond negatively or positively, we choose to react excessively or slightly, we may choose everything we do based from how we feel, thought or see. Nevertheless, the bottom line here is that only 10 percent of life is composed of the things that happen to us and 90 percent is our reaction to what has happened to us.
In the conflicts of life we are facing there is only one road to victory! That’s found in Jesus Christ! Victory is won when we strive to be, say, and do what God wants us to be, say, and do. Then, we, too, will live in victory over conflict . . . not in our strength, but in His strength! The bottom line will be determined in how well we handle this conflict in resolution. In Philippians 4:13, it says, “I can do everything through HIM who gives me strength.”
There are opportunities for all of us to explore new frontiers in personal relationship, expanded knowledge of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The cry of Apostle Paul was that “I might know Him.” He didn’t stop there. He challenged all of us to follow his example in continuing, in searching, in living in greater dimensions of exploration.
The Lord God is our Alpha and our Omega . . . He is the author and the finisher of our Faith!
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth,
to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him . . . “ 2 Chronicles 16:9