We Live In A World Engulfed In Facts
Facts about our world change constantly. The world is constantly being monitored by statistics and data. Data is constantly being collected and updated to give us facts and information. We have information about virtually everything that happens in the world around us. We have statistics involving the population and demographics of places throughout the world. There are statistical numbers regarding the employment picture and economy. Statistics about health and disease are readily available online.
The World Around Us Is Always Changing
All of the statistics about our world are continually changing. The facts are constantly changing as well. As individuals, we experience many changes in the course of a lifetime. We have all experienced changes involving our circle of friends and relationships,. Often our places of employment and the places in which we live change. Our health conditions and our levels of contentment and satisfaction in life changes. This is just scratching the surface.
Perhaps I’ve failed to mention some of the changes you have experienced in life. There are countless ways in which life can present change to us. Sometimes the changes are welcome changes. Unfortunately, sometimes the changes are not quite so welcome. All changes alter our circumstances and change the facts about our life. The facts about you and your situation may change many times throughout life. Sometimes it feels like as soon as we figure out the game and how to succeed, the game changes.
In Search of Consistency in Life
I am the type of person who likes to live by a routine. I appreciate having a plan that is well thought out. I’m not a big fan of surprises in life. Unfortunately, life often presents unexpected surprises that can be devastating. Inevitably, life always has a way of throwing that occasional curve ball you didn’t see coming. Some of the changes I’ve experienced in life have indeed changed the facts about my life.
What facts about your life have changed over the years? Are you happy with some of the recently updated statistics and facts about your life? Are you asking God why the changes you are experiencing had to come about? Unfortunately, life has a way of presenting challenges that often change the facts about our life. Facts are subject to change. You cannot be assured that the facts about your life today will be the same tomorrow. . Change can be difficult at times.
Someone told me once that nobody likes change but a baby. Fortunately there are a few facts and principles in life that will never change. There are truths that we can rest assure will always stay the same. There are five facts of life that we can depend on to remain stable. These five facts will provide some level of consistency to our lives. They will serve as guidelines for us to make wise choices as we navigate the road of life.
Unchangeable Set Of Facts Number One
Whatever you sow in life you will reap. The old saying what goes around comes around is more than just a commonly used expression. The message that those words express is also found in the Bible. In the Bible we are told whatever a man sows he will also reap. (Galatians 6:37) Whatever you send forth into the world will always come back to you. If you sow kindness, you will eventually reap a harvest of kindness. If you sow love, you will reap love.
No matter what it is that you sow to others, you will eventually reap the same thing yourself. If you are not pleased with some of the facts of your life, you can change some of them. You can change the facts by changing what you are sowing. If you plant a pear tree and expect it to bare apples, you are in for a big disappointment. The FACT is that pear trees will only produce pears. If you want something other than pears, you have to plant something else. Sometimes for us to change the facts about our life, we have to plant something different.
Unchangeable Set Of Facts Number Two
Money and possessions will never give you lasting happiness. Do you remember your excitement the last time you bought a brand new car? It is a thrill to drive a new car home for the first time. There is nothing quite like the smell of a new car! Unfortunately, after a few months, the new car smell fades away. Soon the reoccurring payments erode the joy of owning the car.
In life, people always have dreams of success. We dream of winning the lottery, getting a better paying job, a nicer car, or a bigger house. The truth is all of those things will only give you temporary satisfaction. Soon you’re left wanting more or something even better. There is an emptiness within us that only a relationship with God can fill. In the Bible in Mark 8:36 it says, “For what shall it profit a man if shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Money and possessions can never replace the peace that God provides.
Unchangeable Set Of Facts Number Three
Any changes in your life will always begin with changes in your thoughts. Your degree of happiness and success in life will never exceed the limitations of your thoughts. Look at James Allen’s words in his book entitled As a Man Thinketh. In his Book, James Allen said, “A Man is literally what he thinks, his character being the sum of all his thoughts. As the plant springs from, and could not be without the seed, so every act of man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them.”
In a nutshell, James Allen is saying is that everything we become starts with the seeds of our thoughts. If we want to change some of the facts pertaining to our life, we must first begin by changing our thoughts. I heard it said once that you can never live a positive life with a negative mind.
In the Bible in Philippians 4:8 the Apostle Paul said, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” If you want a positive life, you have to fill your mind with positive thoughts.
Unchangeable Set Of Facts Number Four
Time is priceless. Pastor Rick Warren, authored the book The Purpose Driven Life,. In his book he wrote some profound thoughts about time. Rick wrote, “Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.
It is not enough to just say relationships are important; we must prove it by investing time in them. Words alone are worthless. “My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.” Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is “T-I-M-E.” (Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?) Don’t take time for granted. You are never guaranteed a tomorrow. Make every day count.
Unchangeable Set Of Facts Number Five
There is a God in Heaven that loves you. The Bible tells us that God is love. (1st John 4:8) God is the epitome of love! God loves you so much that He sent his only son Jesus to earth to die for you. Jesus lived among men and died a cruel death on a Roman cross. His death paid the price needed to make atonement for our sins. The Bible says in John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life.
God loves you regardless of what mistakes you have made. Regardless of how out of balance your life may have become, God loves you. Nothing will ever change that. The Bible says that God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting (Psalms 103:17).
Nothing Can Separate Us From God’s Love
In the eighth chapter of the Book of Romans in the Bible, the Apostle Paul said, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” This is good news for all of us! In order to live a life of peace and happiness, we need the love, forgiveness, and peace that we can only get from God. .
Even in the midst of a world full of turmoil, trials, and constant changes, these facts should encourage you. If you embrace the concepts of these five unchangeable facts of life, you will be empowered. Use these facts to make positive changes in your life. These five facts will never change. These facts will help you change your life and become everything God intended for you to be.
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