Here is something to think about. There are many in the world who are more than willing to offer their opinion on how you should deal with certain situations. It is possible to consider their proposals but you are not forced to accept them. You must make up your own mind. Here are some for you to consider:

A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.

A subjective person came along and said, “I feel for you down there.”

An objective person walked by and said, “It’s logical that someone would fall down there.”

A Pharisee said, “Only bad people fall into pits.”

A mathematician calculated how deep the pit was.

A news reporter wanted the exclusive story on the pit.

A proud person would say, “Try to be more like me and you won’t end up in such a pit.”

A self-pitying person said, “You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen my pit.”

A fire-and-brimstone preacher said, “You deserve your pit.”

A Christian Scientist observed, “The pit is just in your mind.”

A psychologist noted, “Your mother and father are to blame for your being in that pit.”

A self-esteem therapist said, “Believe in yourself and you can get out of that pit.”

A hateful person would say, “It’s the survival of the fittest, buddy. So you know what that makes you!”

An optimist said, “Things could be worse.”

An egotistical person would say, “I’ve got enough problems of my own to handle, I don’t need yours.”

A pessimist claimed, “Things will get worse.”

Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit

Now ask yourself the question, if someone were to ask your opinion on how to get out of a tight or difficult situation with the least amount of loss or hurt, which on of these categories would they place you in?

About drbob76

Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.
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