Have you spent a lot of your life experiencing a low but constant level of negativity; personally and professionally? Even if you are a Christian; can you not understand why it is that there’s always this steady flow of minor irritations that never seems to subside in your life? Or, do you just assume that it’s all part of living and only pay attention to things, asking what you did to deserve what you got, when it all really hits the fan?
I once talked about this at length with a Local Pastor in my neighborhood and both of us seemed to agree that the level of negative events in our lives can be discerned as one of two things. Some negativity is a correction of sorts; the severity of negativity in situations gradually increasing until we finally wake up and realize that it is our actions that are out of step with Universal Law, otherwise known as God’s law.
The second classification of negative events in our lives would be considered tests. Unlike those situations where the negativity is being used by God to force us to wake up and see where we are going wrong; tests usually are unpleasant experiences that, when appropriately handled, culminate in a positive reward of some sort at the end.
But how do we know when we are out of step with Universal Law, otherwise known as, “God’s Wishes?” Checking our daily habits against the Ten Commandments would be a good start. These commandments can be found in Exodus, Chapter 20, Verses 3 through 17 and in Deuteronomy, Chapter 5, Verses 7 through 21.
“If you are experiencing a negative event you can more than likely trace it back to an action that was initiated by you, which was against Universal Law.” Of course, being able to tell when a negative event of any magnitude is a test or a signal of a needed correction in your life requires a “brutally honest” self-evaluation. This calls for a high level of courage because it really isn’t always easy to admit to ourselves we are flawed, let alone anyone else.
However, if you are seriously interested in enjoying more of what life has to offer; taking note of your actions and events on a day to day bases is a good start. Of course, this will require a note book and a pen at the very least. However, I’m pretty sure, via my own experiences, that you will find it most enlightening.
It’s been said many times in the past that, “We are usually the source of our own problems.” Having walked this earth for at least a few years now; I can honestly say, “This is true!”