The solution is to stay simple, or rather… Choosing to stay simple.
Simple =/= Easy
Being simple does not mean that it is easy. It is a decision to make everyday.
Being grateful helps us to stay simple. We stop thinking of what we don’t have… and see more good than bad in others.
The truth is that… everyone has a bad in them. No one is perfect. But we choose what we want to focus on. Focusing on people’s flaws unobjectively makes you disillusioned.
It is a decision to be grateful. It is not a feeling. If gratefulness is a feeling, Everything to you will feel more like an ‘entitlement”.
Gratefulness is not an emotion… it should be a CHARACTER. You wake up and you decide to be grateful even though you don’t ‘feel’ like it.
If gratefulness is a character… everything that happens to you will not be an “entitlement”, but a “privilege”… things may not be ok now. But as long as you are grateful, and wants to be rectified in your thoughts and feelings… you will start to be joyful again.
Keep being simple and pure! “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
It is a privilege to even know God in HOGC. To have first stepped in here as a youth. To be taught skills I never had. To have encountered God in this place when I was a lost JC student. It is a privilege to be able to serve God like this. To have gone for Mission trips, ovs with pastors. To have my leaders speaking into my life countless times. Thank you God…