posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 11:40 AM
All right, it seems that some of you are letting the world really get you down. That was not the intent of my posts anywhere on this forum. I don't
believe other peoples dire prediction posts were meant in that way either.
Today's world is really no different than past times. History is full of various evils, wars, and plights. Are you in good health? Then pray to God
in thanks. Can you make ends meet? Then pray to God in thanks. Be glad for your blessing, and count them instead of counting your trials and
sufferings. Besides, will the possible future world be really “worse” than it is now? How can it be if you truly do not like the world as it is?
Let me tell you a story that a missionary preacher told one time.
This missionary preacher went to the poorest, must suffering places in South America to preach. Times were very tough and he saw many terrible things
and sufferings. Then, after a few years he was sent by his church back to America to run a Parrish. After a short time of being back in America
running a parish he seemed sad I guess because one of his fellow preachers asked him about how American religious persons compare to those in the
poorest and most suffering places of South America. The Missionary preacher said, “For every 100 persons that pass the tests of adversity in the
worst places of the world, I can only find 10 that seem to be able to pass the tests of prosperity in the richest places of the world.”
Revealing sentiments aren't they. The message is clear. Being fat, lazy, and wealthy sitting here watching tv as a past time and just going to work
and shopping in many places of the modern world is actually a very difficult and saddening affair. We are separated from the greatest moments in life
that either destroy us or make us stronger. We become afraid of real trials and suffering. We become covetous of our little pleasantries in life, our
comforts. But this actually makes us weaker and less able to rise above true trials.
Do not fear (as the Lord says). Work harder to make your life worthy of God. Do not dwell on the negative, but be positive. Many of us here post what
we feel are dire predictions as warnings to others so that they may not be caught off guard and suffer even worse if these things should come true.
But instead of letting these possible futures depress you into despair, let them harden you and make you stronger. Rise above the desire to bunker
your life away in fear. That is not the point of being prepared for troubling times. Work hard to better you life every single day. Be positive and
enjoy the relative peace and tranquility of our times. Get out, and see the museums and the parks. Get involved in your church and make the most of
the holidays. Go get that girlfriend or boyfriend you want in your life. In short make every moment count, and count for God especially. This is
incredibly important when dire times are near, for these are the skills that enable you to rise above them.
If you cannot be positive now, then how will you be positive when real trials come? If you will not go out into the world to explore it now, in
peaceful times, how will you be able to go out in it for basic supplies when war or troubled times arrives. Be not afraid my friends. Instead, work
every day to make the most of life, for being positive and working hard are what makes men truly happy. This is why many of people even long for hard
times in the hope of rising above and breaking away from the constraints of modern society. But do not be this way, saving yourself for some future
time. Instead, live your life the fullest now, because the skills needed to do so are the same in good times and bad and if you do not practice them
when times are good, then when times are bad it will be even more difficult and not easier for you.
I wish you well and I hope to see you around town making the most of your life, because it will only be then that you get to meet other wonderful
people like you who are doing the most to make their way in the world. Be selective, yes. Be on guard yes, but no more or less than necessary.
[edit on 28-12-2009 by Hot_Wings]