Rx For My Problems!

I was re-reading some old posts and came across this one. I'm posting it again to remind myself to keep it all in perspective.
Oh, and the picture is another fabulous view at Lakeside!

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Side Effects of Life

I was grumbling a bit as I vaccumed today. As I used the hose and crevice tool, I inwardly complained about how messy three children could leave a house. I was wondering what dried up piece of food I'd find next, when I felt a gentle nudging in my spirit. "Shelly!" the Holy Spirit rebuked me, "these are just the side effects of the rich life I've given you."

How selfish we sometimes are, whining about the side effects of life, instead of rejoicing in the cure for our "disease", Jesus Christ! Let's thank Him that we have a house to clean, and kids to clean up after. Thank Him that we can see the sun, instead of griping about how hot it is (or soon will be!) outside. Thank Him that we have a car to drive where we need to, instead of complaining about the high price of gas.

I know this sounds like one of those corny forwards that circulate in our email boxes, but please take this to heart. Our lives are a blink of an eye; let's not waste them complaining about the side effects!
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4 readers took time to leave a thought:

MerrandaVK August 26, 2008 at 10:44 PM  

Sweet encouragement.

Charity August 27, 2008 at 10:32 AM  

Agreed and very well said!

An anything but quiet life... August 27, 2008 at 12:46 PM  

I know-we all complain-but it is true-without the love of Jesus, we would not have the love for each other. And without God's love, endless abundant love and guidance, how much of our live would be possible. And that our Children-no matter how much we complain about there actions/iinactions, they are a gift from God, and as such, they are-each in there own way beautiful They enrich us like nothing. Sometime, I know that we all need to be reminded of that. Thanks

McSarah August 28, 2008 at 9:10 AM  

I must be easily moved to tears today. I love it! That was just beautiful. "These are just the side effects of the rich life I've given you" I'm gonna print that and frame it and put it all over the doors that lead to the messies : )my family leaves.

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