I was speaking to a man who scanning my items at the store and he said this, "in my day, things weren't like they are today, lack of respect". He continue on with, "young people aren't like they were in my day". Then he said, "I do my best to live by example but things have sure changed". It made me start thinking and I totally agreed with him. Things have changed greatly since I as a kid.
As a kid, I would never tell my parents to wait a minute, no or even think of talking back to them. I knew the rules in our home and I knew that I was to respect others. I remember my mom talking about a little lie was okay to say, but not a big one. I tried to figure out what was a little lie and a big lie. It seemed as if ever time I tried to lie or strength the truth, I was corrected and had to stay in my bedroom. I was told to think about it. Think about your actions and why that was wrong. Just confusing to a little kid and life moves on.
SPEAK IT ~
Proverbs 22:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Not all of us were trained up in a Christian home. Growing up shaped us and formed us into different people. Learning and growing in school changed us too. Each step of the way, our journey began and it continue as time went by. It's not over or you would not be reading this now. God's plan continues each day of life and even after we are gone. Building and leaving a legacy of something. Hopefully that something is the love of God and kindness beyond measure.
TIME TO GROW UP ~
1 Corinthians 13:11 New International Version (NIV)
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
Do not speak lies over yourself, but speak the truth. Take time to listen to what you are saying. Maybe things like this, "nothing good ever happens to me". Maybe things like this, "just my luck and I knew it would happen bad". Turn those words around and say positive ones. I choose to say this, "I can do all things and I am a confident person". It becomes time to believer bigger and get stronger. Just like many people exercise each day, but we must exercise our mental life as well. Do things are good for your soul and take time for you!
There is hope in a new day and plans unfolds are we continue on. There is something about the name of Jesus that brings me back to right thinking. God had a plan for people throughout the Bible, but there were people who didn't want to listen and their path changed. It wasn't suppose to be like that but God God knew the hearts of people. Just like he knows your heart or my heart. We are human and walk this journey on a daily bases.
Over the years, we grow and continue to grow daily. My prayers continue for you who read my blog, your family and friends. I value your support and your prayers.