How To See A Different World

By: D. A. Slinkard

I recently came across something that I believe is important to meditate on, and it dealt with the topic of choices we have to make each day of our lives. We make thousands of choices every day we are alive. We make choices every hour; we make choices every minute; and at times, we make choices every second. Think about how many lives have been changed for the better and how many have been changed for the worse all because of a decision that was made from one second to the next. Lives are changed every day because of the choices we must make.

What I came across that I believe is worth sharing is as follows:

· HATE has four letters, but so does LOVE.

· ENEMIES has seven letters, but so does FRIENDS.

· SAD has three letters, but so does JOY.

· NEGATIVITY has ten letters, but so does POSITIVITY.

The concept went on to state that life is two-sided, and we should choose the better side of it. I think the list above is great, but I think one thing should be added and that would be that SATAN has five letters, but so does JESUS. Our lives are just like a coin in which there are two sides to each coin, just like each day we must make choices that will either impact our lives for the positive or impact our lives for the negative.

I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ, and the biggest difference in my life that helps guide my choices is that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. It is not hard to figure out that we have a lot of hate in the world, and the love concept is to allow for people to continue living in their sinful ways. I believe if we could just choose JESUS and make the choice to live our life for Him – we would see a different world.

When it comes to our enemies, in our society, we are taught to hate. I believe the thought process now is if we have opposing views, we are instant enemies but that should not be the case. We need to treat others the way we want to be treated – the Golden Rule – taught in the Bible, but instead of using biblical principles – we revert to worldly principles of, “I am going to treat others, how they treat me.” If only we could make a different decision each day in how we will treat others – we would see a different world.

Before I came to know Jesus as my Savior, I was sad. I was hurting, I was lost, and on my way to hell. Truthfully, as I write this article, I fully understand that I am a sinner and I deserve to die and go to hell. However, because of a decision I made on March 14, 2010, I have received eternal life and because of this I have the joy of Jesus in my heart. If we would just choose JESUS, we would see a different world.

Many people comment to me about my positivity, and I can tell you my life changed because of that decision I made concerning Jesus Christ as my Savior. Some people may not like reading this article, but might I remind you that those people who reject JESUS are choosing the side of SATAN. This might not be popular, but it is truth. The closer you are to God, the farther you are away from the devil, and the closer you are to the devil, the farther away from God you are.

One thing I have come to know is that God does not change. Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8 in the Bible, let us know these fundamental truths. If God is far from anyone reading this article – it is not because God has moved, but it’s because we have moved away from Him.

I have found that life is two-sided, and we should choose the better side of it. We always have a decision to make, and the question becomes which choice will you make?

Will it be HATE or will it be LOVE? Will it be ENEMIES or will it be FRIENDS? Will it be SAD or will it be JOY? Will it be NEGATIVITY or will it be POSITIVITY? Finally, will it be SATAN or will it be JESUS?

We all have free will to choose how our lives will go. What will you choose? The choice is yours.

By: D. A. Slinkard

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