2019年01月18日

Making the best of this year

             Making the best of this year


Happy new year.  Many of us hope that this year would be filled with happiness.  Yet within a few weeks, we find that the reality does not change so much, your hope would be diminished, and say “this year is just as same as any other year.”  Why is that?


Isn’t it because unconsciously we are being selfish when it comes to evaluate a situation we are in?  Because we assume “I am right,” and any situation deviating from our standard, we become frustrated and stressed.


In the Bible, Paul says “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (or rather, let God transform you).  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.  For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. (Romans 12:2-3, NIV)”


In many cases, because we believe “I am right,” we blame on others or environment for things not going well.  However, unfortunately as long as we blame on others, situations would never change.  You might have experienced this before.


For this, it is important for us to have “a humble attitude.”  In other words, we should think “Although I think I am right, yet what is my righteousness based upon?  What if it was my misapprehension?”


In many cases, the reason for the situation not improving exists in yourself.  When you change your attitude, your view would be changed, so it would lead your behavior to be changed.  Thus, the situation may move forward.  The situation you had already given up may start to improve.


Lastly, there is one thing I want you to remember.  It is impossible for us to change ourselves.  Paul said so.  Only God can change you.  Start with giving up the belief of you being right, and that is the shortcut to the God’s blessings.


Youth Pastor

Kenshiro Goto

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