SELF HELP


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God wants us to be the best we can be.  He has given us His word on it. In fact, it is through His word and the Holy Spirit that we can be what He wants us to be. And what He wants us to be is the best example to others that we possibly can, so that through our example, others will want to know more about Him.
There is a lot of pop-culture psychology out there.  We have had Montel, Oprah and Jerry, not to mention Dr. Phil.  We can fix just about anything about ourselves- from a bad relationship with a dysfunctional family, to bad health, upgrade in lifestyle, to making amends with a dead loved one– just by watching TV in the afternoon.  If that isn’t enough, we can stay up late and learn how, for a fee, to change our hair amount, muscle tone, attitude, income level and lifestyle.  We can take it off or put it on.  Make it better or shrink it. Add income or decrease our interest rates.  We can learn how to sleep better and find out why we feel like sleeping all the time.  In other words, if we turn on the TV day or night, we can solve all our problems for 4, no wait, only 3 easy payments of 39.95.
All of these things are out there promising a better life or to make you feel better about yourself.  There is nothing wrong with building your body or trying to increase your income.  But after it is all said and done, are you really any happier?
Our society has been training people for years to believe that they must think and believe what everyone else believes, or thinks, or does, in order to be accepted.  Self esteem has over ridden moral values.  Self service has replaced self sacrifice. We must do what feels good and be proud to be whom, or what we have become.  After all, we are the greatest people who ever walked upright and connected words into sentences.  We are amazing.  If we don’t believe that about ourselves, we can buy some program and learn how to believe it.
One thing missing in all of the pop-psychology hoop-lah is God. There is nothing wrong with taking pride in what we do as long as the pride we display does not give way to arrogance.
James 4:1-3:  “What causes quarrels among you?  Don’t you know they come from desires that battle within you?  You want something but don’t get it.  You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want.  You Quarrel and fight.  You do not have because you do not ask God.  When you do ask, you do not receive because you ask with the wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”
Throughout history this has been the case.  Man is always trying to be better, faster, stronger, mightier than the gods, and all they had to do was look to the Word to find what this will lead to.  “Let’s build a tower and be as great as God.”  That only led to confusion and chaos.
I’m not saying that no one should try to improve themselves.  We can all be better in some way or another. But let us remember our source and our strength lies in our creator.  If we try to do it all on our own then we are our own creator–along with whatever self-help source we use.  If we rely on God, Yehovah, Adonai, Elohim, to help us, then recognize and appreciate all he has given us and done for us, it will make the “problems” of hair loss and belly fat seem a little less important.  He already paid the price in one anguishing payment and we don’t even have to pay shipping and handling.

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