Rearranging our lives.
January 19, 2009 10:21am CST
There is no doubt that a change is coming in our world today. Many are afraid of what is going to happen and often with good reason. There are however, those among us who believe that all things happen for the best and things may not be as bad as they appear. We may all have to rearrange our lives, maybe we won't be able to eat out as often, watch as many movies or have the big houses and cars that many have gotten use to. Will it really matter if we have to do with less clothes and jewelery? Perhaps families will be spending more time together, maybe get back to the old boardgames and laugh together again. Maybe we will discover that life is not about all the "stuff" but about each other. It will be difficult times for many and we can't minimise that, but in the end may it not be a blessing in disguise?
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23 Jan 09
I think if we opt out of the rat race we will be living a much simpler life. I think we would be living a more happy life. My wife and I have quite a good salary, not big enough to say we are rich but not small to say that ware are poor. However we have a hefty mortgage loan which we have to pay monthly. Sometimes I do wonder if we lived in a smaller house, with a lesser mortgage loan, if we have a better standard of living not materially perhaps but less worries about financial matters and more time for each other.
23 Jan 09
Hi ronaldinu, Thank you for responding and for the very good thoughts that you present. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to be able to choose as in your case and that is good. At other times the choice may be forced up us through lost of employment etc. Blessings.
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20 Jan 09
It could be a blessing in disguise if it weren't for the fact that the government is taking the unearned money from us and our children.. Also it would be great to go back to a simpler time and enjoy family first, but it would also be good to keep some of the money that the banks are getting from us while enjoying more time at home, we would feel a bit more secure if we were able to keep our money and save it for ourselves.. I don't think we need a lot of "stuff" but I think we deserve the money we have worked for and the government needs to quit stealing from the poor and giving to the rich.. If not for that, a bit more family time might do all of us some good..
20 Jan 09
Hi DonnaLawson, Thank you for commenting and I'm sure a lot of people feel as you do. No one will deny that there are problems but many disagree on how to solve them or to turn things around. Personally I will leave that to our leaders, but that doesn't mean I'm going to agree with them all the time. Regardless of all that, it is sad to see so many people suffering and I hope that it won't last as long as many people think. Blessings.
20 Jan 09
You are making me long for the past. I miss the way things use to be. I have always wanted to live a quiet simply life. You know, husband, two to three children, dog, white picket fence. But I am also amazed that by the fact that the Lord has me here for such a time as this. It is exciting in the sense that we can sit back and literally watch Bible prophecy coming to pass. I don't know about you, but I will trust the same God I have always trusted. Like you said, if we are indeed children of God, then everything is working together for our good. We may not always like everything that is happening, but it is for our good. It is very nice to be able to trust in that. God bless you.
26 Jan 09
Hi Pose123! I do love what you have just said! I do agree with you that this can be a blessing in disguise. We cam look this change in a positive way or outlook or be depressed over it. But one thing can be sure, it is likely to happen and looking at it in a very positive way will make us better, wiser and stronger individuals. Simplicity in life can be so meaningful if we just open our hearts and eyes. just a thought! take care and have a nice day! lovelots..faith