Tuesday, July 1, 2014

When Life is in Black&White

Dress: Forever 21 | Necklace: Forever 21

Life is not always as colorful as we want it to be.
Nevertheless, we should always be reminded to look at things in the way God sees it.

When it is not as happy as we think it should be, when everything around us seems to give us problems, we tend to focus more on ourselves and less on others.
When life is in black and white, it's easy to fail to see the bursting of colors around us.
We easily overlook the opportunities to serve God, the chances to help out people in need.
We think that when we have problems, we earn the right to be selfish.

But the real deal is that, when you give others what you can give them, like encouragement, time, effort or even material support, despite the stinging reality that you too are hurting, you witness how God works.
Witnessing how God works in other people's lives reminds us how God can also work in the things that give us distress.

So when life is in black and white, all the more be a blessing to people around you in gratitude to the Creator of everything beautiful.
'Cause you never how simply sharing an umbrella with someone could paint rainbows in both of your lives!
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Philippians 2:1-4


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