I Never Knew You
I Never Knew You
Most people live their lives without making a life path plan, resourcing that plan, implementing it, and they have no plan to adjust their path in life when their wandering leads to unhappiness. Without an understanding of where you want to go in life, you cannot adjust, but only react. The main character of the film “Forrest Gump,” said “OK” to everything that happened to him as his life floated on insignificant breezes like a feather. To his credit, his character did much, and he impacted many supporting characters in a positive way, but he did not set about to accomplish anything that he did, as he famously discussed near the end of the film. “I don’t know if we have a destiny or if we are floating about accidental.”
Those who live one day at a time, do react to unpleasant circumstances. “Why did this happen to me?” “I did not see that coming!” “I don’t deserve this.” Such reactions might make one want to look at one of many other ways to conduct your life. A practicing Christian studies the scriptures in the Bible, both the words of the prophets and the words of Jesus, the Christ, about whom they prophesized. Web search Joshua 1:9.
One cannot escape personal responsibility, be that to yourself, your family, your friends, coworkers, the citizens of your country, or even as a steward of all life on Earth. You can be guilty of omission (not doing what you could and should) as well as guilty of commission (your choice to act) on any subject. In other words, you can screw up any way that you live your life. Depressing, isn’t it?
Mrs. Gump taught Forrest principles of behavior, choosing practical phrases that he could understand and retain for his personal journey through life. She decided what those were, telling him, “You are no different than anyone else. I love you (meaning that family always supports and forgives family).” These principles align somewhat with Biblical teaching. Web search the Christian Bible for these phrases: God loves you; God gives you his grace; The Ten Commandments. Then, read John 3: 16-17, to see how great is God’s love for you, and the purpose God had for fulfilling prophesy as he permitted his own son to be sacrificed.
Our lives are our time to get back to God. Believing in Jesus is the way for us to live beyond mortal death. But, mortal death is the end of our time to achieve salvation through Jesus. He will return to end the great story of humanity, and he will accept and save the souls of those people who accepted him and his sacrifice during their mortal life. Web search Matthew 7: 21-24 to learn the meaning of the title of this article.
Resource Box: In the name of Jesus Christ, pray to Father God. Ask him for his grace. Web search what you want to know about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and other subjects in the Christian Bible at the online Bible Gateway, [https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=The+bible+gateway]https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=The+bible+gateway Through his grace, you will find hope.
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