Monday, July 16, 2007

Good Things from Bad Situations?

Good Things from Bad Situations?

by Paul Faulkner

 

Have you ever thought about any benefits from being sick -- I mean really bad sick,

like suffering a heart attack or breast cancer? How on earth can anyone find

something good coming out of such a bad circumstance?

 

Don't wait for a crisis!

 

Yet research found that of a number of people who had these serious illnesses,

51 percent reported healthy lifestyle changes. 58 percent said they had a greater appreciation

of life and health. And 24 percent reported improved close relationships. Dealing with

heavy problems brought about good reevaluation and positive change.

 

Answer this question: if you found out today that you only had three months to live,

what would be the most important thing to you? What would cease to be important?

Don't wait for a crisis to look at your problems.

 

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness,

knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance;

and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection,

love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure; they will keep you

from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”

(2 Peter 1:6-8 TNIV).

 

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  (c) 2007 Paul Faulkner.

 

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