Daily Post: Pink
Is the grass really “greener” on the other side? I know what you’re thinking. This daily post is supposed to be about PINK, Dr. Wilkins, not green! Well, it’s an expression right? Sometimes we’re concerned with things we don’t have, or items we think we need, but mostly just want, and it or they are over there somewhere, on the other side of some obstacle we can’t conquer. Some synonyms of pink are: prime, perfection, best, finest, greatest. These are all things on the “other side” of something we must climb, cross, or dig through to reach. But what if we were to quit obsessing about the rosy beyond, and focused on the here and the now of our lives, reaching out for different goals that might keep our life in the pink?
Each of the fourteen thoughts in the image above, work in synergy with the others to put the pink back into your life. Imagine how your brain would react differently if every day you would just choose to “Think Positively,” or “Volunteer Freely.” Fewer and fewer people today volunteer for anything, without asking first “What’s in it for me?” If you get something out of it, it’s not free. Wasn’t there a “Friends” episode about this? What if we would see Bobby McFerrin’s song released in 1988 as more than just a Grammy Award Song of the Year, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”?
How many people reading this article would benefit from just once a day, putting aside everything you’re doing at some point, and just go outside and walk around the block? I mean really guys, you’re not going to get a two-pack, much less a six-pack from just walking around the block. But exercise something, even if it’s just your legs. And speaking of exercising something, what about your mind? “Read More” is an excellent one, because God gave you a brain for something other than watching soaps or sports. You really don’t want me to even get started on “Eat Healthy,” right?
Ok, then, I’ll focus on just three of these topics which will help your life pink-up a bit. First, “Build Faith.” This can’t mean the secular kind of faith we already have, because that hasn’t really worked yet has it? Think about it. You already have faith that your car will start when you go get in it to travel to the grocery store. You have faith in all those other drivers out there, that they know what they’re doing and won’t end your life in a head-on collision. You have faith that the food you’re about to buy in the store, won’t kill you from some exotic bacteria. We live by secular faith all our lives. But I’m talking about building faith in something that is far more secure and faith-worthy. Come to know the Creator of the universe personally, by stepping over the line of true faith, and give your heart, soul, mind and body to Jesus as your Savior.
Second, “Love Always.” The apostle Paul said that “Love” will never fail. He said that there are three things which will last forever, Faith, Hope, and Love, but the greatest of these is LOVE. One way to change the way we think is to practice saying the words, “I like THINGS, but I love People.” This one small change in our vocabulary and thinking will revolutionize our lives, turning it rosy pink!
Third, “Live Forever.” Some people don’t want to do this. In spite of current media advertising promotions, some of the aged in our country who are suffering the ill effects of aging are just ready to give it all up already. So, I’m pretty sure from a secular viewpoint when you and I reach this point, we may not want to stay here either. So this “Live Forever” idea must mean something else as well. Of course it does! We are already created eternal beings. We were designed to know the Creator, live out a life-long process of getting to KNOW Him, then when it is “our-time” go to live with Him forever. The Rosy Beyond is not climbing Everest here, it is not maxing out our portfolios, it is not owning things, toys, or lots of money. The Rosy Beyond is what awaits us when we live our lives in the Pink, while we can.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
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