When Things Don't Go Our Way



When things do go our way, we are happy and optimistic. Everything is incredibly beautiful and enriching.

When things do go our way, we are convinced of our potential for control. And we wish to believe in our ability to guide our lives.

When things do go our way, we tend to praise God for His grace and favor.

When things do go our way, we are really satisfied, though deep inside we still want more of the same things or any other needs.

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When things don't go our way, we think we are the only person in the world with problems.

When things don't go our way, we tend to blame God, our environment, the recession, the bad forces, etc.

When things don't go our way, we whine and scream and cry at the world.

When things don't go our way, we get angry and frustrated. We get mad and sad. And we waste valuable energy on emotional outbursts that hurt us and the people around us.

When things don't go our way, we want things to get back to "normal" and are very discontent until they do.

When things don't go our way, we always insist on instant answers and immediate responses to our questions.

When things don't go our way, we sometimes want someone to take the blame.

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The next time when things don't go our way,
  • let us remain focused on being the best we can be.
  • let us continue to trust in God and thank Him.
  • let us pray.
  • Let us not harm others.

2 comments:

Kathryn said...

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Tetcha Gregorio-Figuerres said...

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